Employment Opportunities

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State University offers a dynamic, collegial, and challenging work environment due to the fast pace of innovation, a complex array of research and programs, and high profile initiatives. All applicants should be ready to create an interdisciplinary, racially-ethnically diverse community of scholars, students, policymakers, and practitioners who explore, identify, and ultimately create innovative scholarship about and best practices for under-represented girls (p-20) in STEM. Below are our current employment opportunities at the center for your consideration.

Current Openings


Job Description

The Director will report to the Dean of Social Sciences through the Founding Executive Director of the Center and supervise/direct all research activities for CGEST, oversee research dissemination and publications, serve as a delegate to spend/approve expenses for general operations, community outreach, research expenditures, and oversee daily operations of the Center. They will supervise the application process for new grants and work with Project Coordinators and project team members to keep grant documentation organized and projects on schedule. The responsibility of the Director is to collaboratively work with the Assistant Director of Administration, Business Operation Specialist, Project Coordinators, and their direct reports to ensure business operations run smoothly, project budgets, justifications, schedules, reports, and stakeholder communication are accurately aligned.


Scope of Search

Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range
$75,000 - $83,000 per year; DOE

Close Date
July 30th, 2021

Essential Duties

  • Support the Mission, Vision, and Values of CGEST.
  • Reinforce the Founding Executive Director’s expectations, guidelines, and goals.
  • Assist the Founding Executive Director and Assistant Director of Administration in strategic oversight and operational plans of grant programs, grant applications, and sponsored projects' qualifying goals.
  • Complete tasks and responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Establishing community partnerships at local and national levels.
  • Meeting with local education administration and leaders and partners to ensure the K-12 partnerships are successful.
  • Work with the CGEST Founding Executive Director and other applicable team members to advance research publications.
  • Actively engaged in pursuing grants and partnerships.
  • Work within ASU (New College, Engineering) to expand CGEST.
  • Promote an environment of creativity and innovation, aligning grant scope of work and initiatives of the department with those of the stakeholders, funders, and other applicable participants.
  • Create and take advantage of opportunities that foster professional growth of girls/women of color in STEM.
  • Provide support, management, and appropriate evaluation for direct reports.
  • Provide regular reporting to the Founding Executive Director and Assistant Director of Administration regarding ongoing performance of staff, grant projects, and upcoming issues and concerns.
  • Proposal and implementation of department process improvement and develop initiatives with the Founding Executive Director and Assistant Director of Administration.
  • Active participation in quality assurance processes.
  • Assist with the monitoring of grant applications, database organization, and tracking to completion as warranted.
  • Works with Founding Executive Director, Assistant Director of Administration, and staff to resolve issues that cannot be resolved at more local levels.
  • Maintain the administrative processes related to staff/faculty hires, contracts, and related communications.
  • Work with Project Coordinators to ensure grants are on schedule, within budget, justifications are clear, database is updated, and projects remain within Scope of Work (SOW).
  • Supervise, evaluate direct reports delegating responsibility as appropriate and necessary.
  • Conduct regular one-one-one, department and team meetings with applicable staff.
  • Collaborate with Founding Executive Director and Assistant Director of Administration on CGEST operations to support HR needs and research project completion.
  • Serve as Cost Center Manager for Travel (Concur).

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND eight (8) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Twelve (12) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and serving underrepresented communities.
  • Experience with  PC skills in a Windows OS environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, proficiency with google suite, and dropbox.
  • Experience in work that requires organizational skills; detail oriented and multitasking;
  • Evidence of effective communication and customer service skills, and thinking strategically.
  • Evidence of  a Masters in a discipline within STEM, Education, and/or Equity.
  • Experience in performing well under pressure.
  • Experience working in higher education environments with sponsored and non-sponsored budgets and projects.
  • Experience working with traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM engagement.
  • Experience in working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Experience in using Concur.


Mentor Teachers - CompuGirls Cyber Warrior Program

Job Description

Under general guidance, oversees the implementation of the CompuGirls Cybersecurity camp and academic development of students. CompuGirls Cybersecurity is a culturally relevant technology program for adolescent (grades 8-12) girls from under-resourced schools in multiple states. Supported by grants from the Department of Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC), CompuGirls Cybersecurity provides fun summer, afterschool and yearlong programs where participants learn the latest technologies in digital media, cybersecurity, and coding. The peer mentoring approach of CompuGirls creates connections that support lifelong skill development in an empowering, creative, and fun environment.

These are temporary positions and applicants must be able to work on Saturdays from 10 AM to 12 PM MST on October 9 to November 16, 2021 (six sessions), and to attend weekly professional development sessions on Thursdays at 12pm - 1:30pm MST from September 2 to November 18, 2021 (10 sessions total).

Essential Duties

  • Mentor and provide instruction in research as well as guidance on how to use technology.
  • Assist, guide, and coordinate the conceptualization, design, and implementation of the participants’ digital research projects.
  • Act as a liaison between the assigned cohort and other instructors, the program coordinator, and the principle investigator.
  • Assist program staff with participant recruitment and retention.
  • Use multimedia activities as a means of encouraging computational thinking.
  • Enhance participants technosocial analytical skills using culturally relevant practices.
  • Provide participants with a dynamic, fun learning environment that nurtures the development of a positive self-concept. 

Desired Qualifications

Experience working with underrepresented populations.
Experience teaching middle and/or high school students. 
Experience with technology and social media. 
Experience working with students in an afterschool program or summer camp.