Location: Wellesley Hills, MA Category: Part-Time Staff Posted On: Fri Oct 4 2019 Job Description:
The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.
MassBay Community College is looking for an energetic, creative, and detail-oriented individual for the position of Higher Education Innovation Fund Advisor/Coach (Part-Time). Appreciation of Computer Science and Business/IT education and careers are necessary, and a strong interest in higher education. This position is grant-funded through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. The grant focuses on addressing the growing workforce gap in Computer Science occupations faced by the Commonwealth. The project builds on the existing relationships between MassBay, Framingham State University, Framingham High Schools and Keefe Technical Regional High School.
The program introduces Black, Latinx, and female students and families in the area of Computer Science and Business IT with the intent that the students will major in technology or Business/IT discipline. The project will include workshops for students and family members, professional development for faculty and staff, CS and Business IT courses for the students. In addition, the students will receive a computer, a hotspot, academic advising/coaching, and various field trips.
This position reports to the Project Leader and works closely with the program team and a number of departments and offices at MassBay including advising and enrollment. The incumbent will be responsible for
Serving as Advisor/Coach for program participants; meet one-on-one with students (50 to 60 students) twice a month;
Creating and disseminating promotional materials to students and families at MassBay, Framingham State University, Framingham High School, and Keefe Technical Regional High School promoting CS and Business/IT careers;
Assist the Project Leader with arranging workshops and field trips for students and families;
Inventorying and ordering program supplies;
Participating in grants -related reporting and evaluation activities including designing surveys and interpreting survey results;
Ensure that the students are prepared for classes (textbooks, syllabus, etc.);
Encourage students to meet with their Professors and Academic Advisor before registration;
Encourage students to form study groups with peers;
Assist students with locating campus support resource;
Assist students exploring and participating in various clubs on campus;
Performing other duties as assigned.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of Computer Science and Business/IT fields and careers and a strong interest in higher education. The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business/IT education, or a related field (Master's degree a plus). Prefer at least two years' experience working in an educational setting, preferably in programs related to student success or high school-to-college transitions; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
Must be flexible, with the ability to multi-task and frequently adjust to changing priorities and timelines in a fast-paced working environment;
Ability to work individually and as a member of a team;
Some weekend or evening travel/duties should be anticipated.
Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
Experience working in a diverse environment;
Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students
Salary Range: $32.00 per hour, part-time position (not to exceed 18 hours weekly).
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.