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The Academic Coordinator serves as the single point of contact for Trade Adjustment Assistance, Individual Training Accounts (ITA), and Training Opportunities Program (T.O.P. aka Section 30) eligible students and for all related agencies and college departments. Serve as the single point of contact for the Credit for Prior Learning program. Advises students regarding their academic, career, transfer and personal issues. Participates in academic advising year-round, including all new student orientation and programming. Makes referrals to outside practitioners/agencies for specific counseling or social service needs; serves as an advocate for students. Present workshops and/or classroom presentations appropriate to the mission of the Advisement and Counseling Center.
Specific job duties may include but not be limited to the following:
Coordinates provision of academic advising services to assist caseload of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Individual Training Accounts (ITA), and Training Opportunities Program (T.O.P. aka Section 30) eligible students in developing academic plans of study (i.e. – assists in developing, coordinating, and managing daily operations of Advisement Center; implements year-round academic advising program; recommends reinstatement or suspension of students)
Performs academic advisement of students (i.e. – conducts career advising, career assessments, and transfer advising; screens, interviews, evaluates and processes incoming students for general studies competency and registers into appropriate academic curricula; evaluates admission applications, registration documents, transfer transcripts, placement test scores, and transfer credits; provides college transcripts and schedules for students; re-evaluates transcripts for change of major or further credit; assists students in selecting appropriate major or field of study; links student career interests to choice of major; advises students regarding their academic plan.
Interacts with various agencies/individuals/ (i.e. – attends meetings/events, serves on committees, and makes presentations; conducts academic informational sessions or workshops; refers students to other services as appropriate; communicates with other departments, faculty members, students, school officials, career/vocational counselors, community groups, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals to coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems; responds to complaints, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution).
Incorporates career exploration and consideration as a basis for academic advising.
Serve as liaison to one of the academic divisions and develop deeper knowledge of the division’s programs and their career and/or transfer needs.
Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas (i.e. – maintains a working knowledge of assigned area; maintains current knowledge of applicable state, federal, and local laws/regulations; researches new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; participates in professional organizations; attends workshops and training sessions).
Serves as the single point of contact to provide academic advising, college transition, and referral services to Trade Adjustment Assistance eligible and other un- and underemployed workers. Assist students with unemployment assistance training contracts/forms and create academic plans for students as required by funding sources.
Assists students with the college enrollment process
Assist students with college application and make referrals to financial aid, placement testing, counseling, disability, ESL, and other college services as necessary.
Collaborate with appropriate college services when planning enrollment events to ensure students receive most accurate information ad begin to build relationships with appropriate student services offices.
Participates in advising and registration during extended registration periods.
Supports regional and synchronized outreach to TAA eligible and other un- and underemployed workers.
Coordinates with MassHire of Greater Brockton and other agencies/community partners as needed to support this population.
Oversees Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) policy, procedures and paperwork; facilitates the daily implementation of credit for prior learning program options; and manages prior learning assessment policy, programs and activities.
Meets with students interested in CPL; provides advisement and counseling to students in relation to CAS credit options and services.
Works closely with deans, department chairs and faculty throughout the CPL process.
Develops quarterly and annual reports on CPL activities.
Facilitates the development of additional credit for prior learning programs and policies.
Facilitates the continuous review and update of credit for prior learning programs and policies.
Reports back the best practices in CPL.
Represents the institution at meetings (statewide and other) on CPL.
Effectively communicate with staff from the Institutional Research department, Admissions department, Registrar’s department, Community Education and all Academic Deans regarding course and program requests for curricular support and updates; Provide training to staff regarding CPL and training to assist Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), Individual Training Accounts (ITA), and Training Opportunities Program (T.O.P. aka Section 30) eligible students with their academic requirements.
Assignments will include designated days on both the Brockton and Canton campuses and could include assignments to work in the Middleboro instructional site as needed to meet student need.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Sociology, or closely related field; with five (5) years’ experience and/or training that includes academic advisement, academic placement, counseling, career development, math/electronics teaching, or program/project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Prior experience in working with diverse or non-traditional students.
Computer experience/knowledge of online data base systems; Banner, Degree works.
Strong interpersonal, organizational skills.
Excellent judgement and decision-making ability.
Must exhibit training, sensitivity and commitment to the needs of youth and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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.
Full-time benefited Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) position.
Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit Sites.
Hours: 37.5 hours a week, some evenings are required.
Salary- $60,888.00 - $70,676.00 yearly, Grade 6. Salary is commensurate and based on the MCCC Classification Study.
Deadline to Apply: June 28, 2019
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online.
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, Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Director of Human Resources & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Donna R. Boissel, 508-588-9100, x1505, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 233, email@example.com, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity can found at www.massasoit.edu/EEO.
Women, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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.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.