Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue May 21 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Aligned with the goals of a Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) grant and in partnership with the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth (UMD), the Special Programs Coordinator - Diversity Nursing Scholars (DNS) serves as a liaison between the Greater New Bedford area and Bristol Community College to recruit, support, and engage students from under-represented communities into the College's pathways into nursing. This position is located at the College's New Bedford Campus.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Dean for Health Sciences.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Generate new contacts through networking, social media, calls, on-site visits, and active participation in relevant external events and community and professional groups.
Collaborate with Marketing & Communications to develop student-centered marketing materials, social media, website content, spotlight testimonials, and other innovative ways to increase visibility.
Coach and support students; connect them to appropriate resources.
Provide career support to students via referrals, individual meetings, classroom visits, mock interviews, and group workshops.
Collect and maintain accurate and timely data for program effectiveness, as well as required reports to funding agency/Program Manager.
Contribute to program effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues; communicate issues appropriately.
Develop and support relationships with all grant and community partners and employers by facilitating open channels of communication with partners, students, faculty, staff, and other departments; resolve problems/complaints and/or channel them to appropriate department for solution.
Maintain knowledge of trends and high impact practices in diversity, inclusion, and experiential learning through peer associations, attendance at seminars, conferences, and review of literature.
Maintain an understanding of the rules and regulations of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974).
Diversity Nursing Scholars:
Facilitate and support an inclusive process to explore and develop a holistic admissions strategy, and to provide financial support via scholarships and stipends to Diversity Nursing Scholars students.
Collaborate with advisors, faculty, and staff to provide outreach to recruit students from the community, as well as from non-credit CNA programs and undeclared students at Bristol to matriculate into pathways leading to nursing.
Provide case management and proactive advising, including guidance and support through the application and financial aid process, the use of academic support resources, referrals to support resources in the city, etc. to remove barriers and ensure academic progress.
Establish effective communication and collaboration with DNS Program Manager at UMD and Dean for Health Sciences at Bristol.
Assist in community engagement activities to educate about nursing careers and recruit adults and youth, in collaboration with Program Manager at UMD.
Perform other related duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Business Administration, Mathematics, Computer Science, Nursing or other field related to area of assignment.
Three years of experience and/or training involving area of assignment, which may include college registration, academic advisement, career development, career experience, training, curriculum development, audio/visual or graphic production, grant administration, budget development, program/project management, event planning, administrative work in an academic environment, or personal computer operations.
Related experience in a college setting.
Reliable transportation to travel between campus/work locations.
Willingness to work flexible hours.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Master's degree in related field.
Experience working with under-represented populations, or in holistic admissions or student support.
Familiarity with academic support retention models as well as admissions processes.
Professional experience with diversity and inclusion work.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, part-time, grant-funded, 50 weeks per year, 24 hour per week unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required. This position is subject to grant budget appropriations.
SALARY: $30,591.38 - $35,508.92 Labor Grade - 4 - actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu