Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Fri May 31 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Special Programs Coordinator - Education & Career Advisor works as part of the Step Up to College Transition Program to assist adult learners in their transition from adult education to certificate and degree programs at Bristol Community College. The Special Programs Coordinator guides students through the college admissions process, assists students in the development of educational and career goals, and ensures that students receive the academic and support services needed to succeed in postsecondary education.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Director of Step Up to College Transition Program.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with area Adult Education programs to conduct outreach activities that identify and recruit high school equivalency graduates (HiSET, GED and Adult Diploma) interested in pursuing postsecondary education.
Provide students with academic and career advisement; monitor students' course selection, academic progress, and performance.
Guide students through the college admissions and enrollment process.
Assist students with setting priorities and balancing the competing demands of family, work, childcare, and school.
Collaborate with program and College staff to track students' academic progress; connect students to College and community resources and provide referrals to appropriate academic and student support services.
Assist Program Director with program orientations, recruitment presentations, program workshops, and other activities, as necessary.
Assist with data collection, analysis, and maintenance of accurate and timely data for program effectiveness.
Input grant required data into MA Department of Education data system, in accordance with state regulations.
Participate in state meetings and professional development activities provided by MA Department of Education, as required.
Perform other related duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Business Administration, Mathematics, Computer Science, or closely related field.
Three (3) 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.
Demonstrated experience in supporting students in meeting their education, training and employment goals.
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or work-sites as required. These work-sites may include any of Bristol's locations in Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, and New Bedford.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, with varying educational skill levels and language abilities.
Professional experience in student advising.
Demonstrated knowledge of the adult basic education learner.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, part time, grant funded, non-benefitted, 18.5 hours per week unit position. This position is subject to grant budget appropriations.
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