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Laboratory Coordinator for Pre-College and Summer Programs

Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #551
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
About Albright College Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.

At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity.  In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position.  Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.

Albright College is seeking applications for a Laboratory Coordinator for Pre-College and Summer Programs. Reporting to the Director, Pre-College and Summer Programs, the Laboratory Coordinator serves to provide laboratory and organizational support for Pre-College and Summer Programs. This individual will manage the laboratories and supplies for Pre-College and Summer Programs, use effective mentorship skills in working with students and teachers in the lab, and solves day-to-day problems based on College policy and procedures.

The candidate will be responsible for duties that support Pre-College and Summer Program laboratory initiatives including (but not limited to): strategy and overall coordination of the laboratory schedule, supply coordination/ordering, laboratory processes and equipment procedures, creative problem solving, project management and operational support for laboratories, and completing meeting minutes as requested.

In addition, the Laboratory Coordinator for Pre-College and Summer Programs performs a variety of assistant teaching duties for K to 12th grade students, works independently, and should be committed to maintaining confidentiality of student projects. Must demonstrate commitment to a collegial, professional, diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

Albright College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse community and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace equity and inclusion. Albright College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

Essential Job Functions:

1.Provides laboratory management support for the Director of Pre-College and Summer Programs.

2.Provides laboratory administrative support including lab process strategy and supply management, organization, and ordering.

3.Facilitate research development and equipment training in student programming, graduate courses and professional development of Pre-College and Summer Programs.

4.Assist in Strategically support Pre-College and Summer Programs and Albright College by integrating best practice research models, and structures for peer network engagement and retention.

5.Provides laboratory information to enrolled or prospective students and parents.

6.Directs and completes special laboratory projects as assigned by the Director in support of the college mission, which may include creative problem solving, project management, and working with multiple departments.

7.Maintains a high level of confidentiality related to all materials received, reviewed, and discussed in relation to student projects.

8.Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Pre-College and Summer Programs to support the needs of the Pre-College and Summer Programs.



a.A demonstrated commitment to excellence in pre-college and undergraduate education; ability to develop, articulate, and champion a clear academic vision for SRI and Albright College.

b.A demonstrated commitment to the continued excellence of the educational and scholarly pre-college programs and strong support for the small, liberal arts education, and commitment to global engagement and to diversity as an integral part of excellence.


a.Strong, clear, and persuasive communication skills, both written and oral.

b.Intellectual depth necessary to understand and translate information for a variety of audiences, crisply and concisely.

c.Demonstrated ability to work effectively with, and communicate effectively with, a variety of constituents, internal and external, including external members of the community.


a.Good listening and decision-making skills

b.Strong organizational and project management skills.

c.Demonstrated understanding of equity and inclusion and evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

d.Creative and innovative strategic thinker, with strong data-driven decision making and analytical skills, and ability to consider likely outcomes of such strategies.

e.Strong interpersonal skills and capacity for extensive networking.

f.Strong organizational skills and the ability to lead and manage complex projects.


a.Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and perspective; a strong work ethic, supported by meaningful response, commitment and follow-through.

b.Demonstrated experience and ability of serving as an effective, collaborative, and contributing team member.

c.Desire to play a meaningful role in the life and development of Albright College and its extended community and to share in Albright’s commitment to educating students of academic promise for life and career in the 21st century.

d.Creativity, humility, a good listener and a fair, warm, and open-minded leader with a sense of humor and desire to help others succeed.

e.Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable Albright community, as described in Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement.


a.Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Science Research Institute and/or Total Experience Learning educational environments.

b.Experience in educational settings preferred.

c.Ability to lead with a demonstrated commitment to the mission, values, and institutional priorities of an organization and the personal growth of colleagues.

d.The ability to work both collaboratively and independently, solve problems, handle confidential information, and navigate sensitive situations.

e.Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable Albright community, as described in Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement.


a.A bachelor’s degree in a science or related field highly recommended.

b.Laboratory or related research experience highly recommended.



Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.

About Reading, Pa. Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.

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