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Research & Global Initiatives Coordinator at S.C. Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville, South Carolina

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

The Research & Global Initiatives Coordinator provides support for GSSM’s research & inquiry and global learning programming. Student participation in mentored research & inquiry experiences and global learning distinguish GSSM’s advanced educational program. This is a dynamic position with the opportunity to support growth and innovation in multiple areas of strategic leadership in high school education at GSSM. 

The Research & Global Initiatives Coordinator will support approximately 140 student mentored research experiences at leading research institutions across South Carolina each summer and the expansion of on-campus research experiences during the school year.

This position will also support the continuation and expansion of global learning opportunities for students, including the Research Experience Scholars Program through which GSSM students have participated in international research in China, Germany, and South Korea. Additional student international experiences have included travel in the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, Japan, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Peru, and more. 

Duties will include some travel and participation in weekend activities. This position reports to the Director of Research & Inquiry.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field or an advanced degree (STEM or related field preferred). 
  • Research experience at the undergraduate level or above.
  • Teaching experience at advanced high school/undergraduate level or above.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills when engaging with a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple projects.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.


  • Communication with students, families, and other stakeholders.
  • Coordination of research and global learning events.
  • Delivering educational programming focused on research and global learning.
  • Program administration including evaluation, requisitions, documentation, and logistics.
  • Collaboration in development and assessment of programs with the Director of Research & Inquiry, Senior Vice-President for Virtual & Outreach, and the Dean of Curriculum & Assessment. 
  • Management of GSSM research facilities.

This is a 12-month, full-time position with South Carolina state employee benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

About GSSM
GSSM is an advanced, STEM-focused, public high school serving juniors and seniors in its residential program, 10-12th grade students in its virtual program, and elementary to high school students in its statewide outreach programs. The GSSM residential & uptown campuses are located in Hartsville, SC, which was named an All-America City in 2016. For more information about GSSM, visit

How to Apply
Apply electronically by submitting your cover letter, resume, and GSSM/South Carolina state application with the subject line “Research and Global Initiatives Coordinator”.

Nondiscrimination Statement
The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in admission, participation, or employment in its programs and activities.

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