Senior Special Programs Coordinator, Participatory Action Research (PAR)
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. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions. Massasoit Community College is solidly committed to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures, and practices. Our mission, vision, and values emanate from the principles of diversity and opportunity for all.
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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.
The Senior Special Programs Coordinator - Participatory Action Research (PAR) Coordinator will be instrumental in envisioning, creating, and executing the College's PAR Institute. The Coordinator is also an integral part of the Student Success Scholars Program, a SUCCESS Grant-funded student support program open to all part-time students at the College. The program's goal is to improve the retention, transfer, and graduation rates of part-time students through holistic, wraparound student support services.
Under the supervision of the Director of Student Advocacy, Outreach & Equity in the division of Student Affairs, the Participatory Action Research (PAR) Coordinator oversees and directs the College's Participatory Action Research Institute, which will be utilized for the assessment of student experience under the State's Supporting Urgent Community College Equity through Student Services (SUCCESS) fund and Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants. The Coordinator manages student researchers and coordinates the development and management of the PAR Institute: directing program operations, developing program goals and objectives, coordinating budget preparation, and building relationships internally within the College and externally within the community to ensure that the Institute's activities reflect the needs and values of Massasoit and its community.
This position is grant-funded (50% by SUCCESS Grant and 50% by HEERF grant).
Responsibilities and Duties:
Create, develop, and maintain the Participatory Action Research Institute at the College to understand the student experience, especially the experiences of students participating in the Success Scholars Program and those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recruit paid student researchers through flyer campaigns, email, presentations in classrooms and other distribution methods. Train, supervise and assess the paid student researchers of the PAR Institute, including coordinating trainings and certifications for all paid student researchers. Coordinate the scheduling of the paid student researchers and process time and attendance.
Empower student researchers through training and development in PAR by helping the students come up with research projects, introducing them to a variety of research methods, and guiding them through the research and action process, including statistical and data analysis and interpretation.
Develop pathways both within the College and outside the College for the student researchers to engage in PAR by building relationships on behalf of the students, both with College faculty and staff as well as with local businesses, other educational institutions, social service agencies, and other organizations or individuals who can support the PAR Institute, its students, and PAR work.
Ensure program goals and objectives are met. Develop and complete data-informed program evaluation consistent with College needs and grant parameters. Manage program's budget, in accordance with grant requirements and in collaboration with the college's Accounting and Grants offices.
Provide program bulletins or updates to others including but not limited to their supervisor, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Grants department, the Provost, and the Board of Trustees.
Collaborate with College Marketing and Communications to promote the Institute internally and externally.
Assist with complex or problem situations and provide direction and respond to employee issues and concerns using the collective research contract that the Coordinator and the team of researchers develop at the outset of any given project.
Coordinate conference and presentation opportunities on behalf of the students and accompany Institute members to internal and external events.
Maintain a working knowledge of PAR and related fields, including applicable state, federal, and local laws and regulations; technologies, products, trends, and advances; and other professional designations.
Serve on College-wide teams and committees as assigned.
Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Business Administration, Marketing, Education Administration, or other field related to area of assignment; with three (3) years' experience and/or training involving area of assignment, which may include business management, program/project management, grant administration, budget development, community relations, curriculum development, education, counseling, substance abuse, non-traditional student services, or public assistance programs; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse college student populations, with an emphasis on racial, cultural, and socio-economic diversity.
Demonstrated experience analyzing, interpreting, and utilizing data.
Demonstrated experience supervising staff.
Demonstrated experience preparing and managing a budget.
Demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, diversity & inclusion.
Strong communication skills and the ability to present complex academic information to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability and experience in building collaborative relationships.
Familiarity with Banner Student Information Systems and EAB Navigate.
Experience working in community college.
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.
This position is subject to grant-funding (50% by SUCCESS Grant and 50% by HEERF grant) and is currently funded through June 30, 2022.
Hours: 37.5 hours a week
Salary: $59,244 - $67,081 annually, Grade 5. Salary is commensurate with education, experience and based on the MCCC Classification Study.
Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites.
Deadline to Apply: June 22, 2021
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 Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator, Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, email@example.com, or the Associate Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Joseph DiMaria, 508-588-9100, x1417, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208A, 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.
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions.Recognizing that our diversity is an important source of our strength, we respond to the needs of our community and expect that everyone at Massasoit respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people. We strive to construct a safe and trustful environment where together we can engage in open dialogue.