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.
Internal Number: 110868
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.