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Academic Coordinator, Early College Access (New Heights Charter School)
About Massasoit Community College:
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. Massasoit currently offers 41 associate degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences and 24 certificates. The College also offers non-credit workforce development certificates; corporate training courses; adult basic education; personal enrichment classes; and Early College programs for high school students.
Students of color make up roughly half of all students enrolled and more than half of all Massasoit students are first generation to attend college. More than 900 students graduate from Massasoit with an associate degree or certificate each year.
Brockton, Massachusetts, home of Massasoit's largest campus, prides itself on its diversity of cultures and is home to approximately 95,000 residents. With a total of 118 acres across all locations, the College also has a campus in Canton, a satellite location in Middleborough, and a new downtown Brockton location, and annually serves students from more than 35 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. Massasoit is one of the largest community colleges in the state.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer who is committed to increasing diversity across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.
Through partnerships with area high schools, the Office of Early College Access at Massasoit Community College provides access to and preparation for higher education. With oversight from the Associate Dean of Early College, the Academic Coordinator is responsible for providing strategic assistance and individualized support for early college students enrolled in college classes. The Academic Coordinator will serve as an intermediary between the College, faculty and high school liaisons, and is instrumental in facilitating students' progress and success by ensuring that appropriate collaborative support mechanisms are in place. This position works with the Early College Access team to develop and deliver non-credit bearing programs and events to strengthen the collegiate experience for early college students.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Collect copies and confirm proof of COVID-19 vaccination status for participating early college students planning on taking courses on a Massasoit campus; update student records in Banner and forward copies to Health & Wellness.
- Collect proof of general immunizations for students enrolling full-time or in a health science program.
- Organize registration and orientation events for students and families, to include Summer Bridge programming.
- Provide support with the registration and enrollment process for early college students; conduct registration, orientation and information sessions on and off campus.
- Work directly with high school liaisons to provide targeted support to students demonstrating academic, social, and/or behavioral risk factors; track grades at end of semester and provide follow up support for students who earn an incomplete.
- Provide support with assessment testing for college placements (proctoring Accuplacer) for prospective students.
- Conduct degree audits and provide academic advising for early college students; serve as primary point of contact for New Heights Charter School of Brockton students; coordinate communications regarding college processes (i.e. graduation application deadlines, commencement ceremony details, etc.).
- Coordinate events for high school students and their families (i.e. college tours, financial aid nights, etc.).
- Facilitate college success seminars on campus and at partner high schools.
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with students, families, faculty, staff, school district personnel and community-based organizations; represent the Office of Early College Access at meetings with college partners, district personnel, high school administration, and community partners.
- Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
- Perform other duties as required to enhance the success of the Early College Access department.
- Master's degree in Education, Psychology, Communications, Counseling, Human Services, Business Administration, Marketing or closely related field.
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience and/or training involving college enrollment, career center counseling, college advising, program management within higher education; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Three (3) years teaching experience with young adults, preferably in high school or community college setting.
- Minimum three years demonstrated experience working with diverse populations (e.g., cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, gender, sexual orientation, religious, etc.).
- Demonstrated effective communication skills (oral/listening/written) with competency in organizing data, maintaining files, and preparing reports.
- Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
- Aptitude for variety and changing expectations with an ability to independently take initiative and work efficiently, exercising reasonable judgment in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment.
- Experience with critical evaluation of complex educational systems through the lens of equity and inclusion.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and demonstrate problem-solving skills, while maintaining diplomacy, courtesy, professionalism, and a customer service attitude.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule which include days/evenings/weekends, as needed.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
Position Status: Full-time benefitted Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) union position of Academic Coordinator. For classification specification details please follow this link: https://www.mass.edu/forfacstaff/classificationspecs/home.asp
This position is subject to grant-funding and is currently funded through June 30, 2023.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., including occasional nights and weekends
Salary: $63,607 - $69,615 annually, Grade 6. Salary is commensurate with education, experience and based on the MCCC Classification Study.
Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites and partner high schools.
Deadline to Apply: October 2, 2022
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online. Resumes will NOT be considered without an accompanying cover letter.
Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Title IX and Compliance Officer, Amee Synnott, 508-588-9100, x1304, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
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