Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Aug 28 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Academic Coordinator role is a key member of the Advising department, directly serving students and their families in their successful educational pursuits at Bristol Community College. The Academic Coordinator, in collaboration with members of the Advising team, provides academic and non-academic proactive advising to a prescribed caseload between 100 and 250 students through a case management model, focused on clear career and transfer pathways. Additionally, the Academic Coordinator supports at-risk students by coordinating developmental support programs and services in collaboration with staff from Student Services and Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs. Finally, the Academic Coordinator leads the scalability of student academic support by providing on-going training for faculty and any part-time advisors, as well as chairing Advising department teams and committees that review data and evolve advising practices for continuous improvement.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Director of Advising.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide academic and non-academic proactive advising for an assigned caseload of up to 250 students through individual, group, and online sessions. Advising caseload is subject to fewer advisees given assignment of special projects.
Support at-risk students by coordinating developmental support programs and services in collaboration with staff from Student Services and Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs.
Guide students through connections between academic programs and career and/or transfer goals, in collaboration with key members of the Student Services and Enrollment Management staff, utilizing important data from current labor market and academic program transferability.
Maintain regular communications with advisees via email, phone, face-to-face appointments in-person or via video, or various social media platforms.
Utilize Bristol's Early Alert system to assess progress of students, and follow-up with students and faculty on Early Alert warnings.
Utilize additional software applications for engagement and efficiency, including electronic degree audits within Degree Works, online forms within Dynamic Forms, and management of the student record through Banner.
Assist the Director and Associate Director with the design and implementation of new advising initiatives.
Maintain professional knowledge and standards by participating in ongoing professional development activities on and off campus.
Work collaboratively across the college to ensure shared governance, transparency, and assessment practices while helping to move the college towards comprehensive and innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.
Attend and participate at Advising,
Performs assigned responsibilities at all Bristol locations, including some nights and weekends, during peak periods, to reflect student and family needs.
Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum of a Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, Sociology, or a closely related field, such as student personnel or higher education.
Minimum of five years of experience and/or training that includes academic advisement, academic placement, counseling, career development, or program/project management.
Demonstrated ability to implement technological solutions in the delivery of proactive academic advising services.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office business software (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Strong written and verbal communication, including interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated understanding of higher education principles, practices, and procedures.
Ability to work occasional evening hours and weekends during established peak periods.
Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or work-sites as required.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Related experience piloting or implementing innovative strategies related to academic advising, tutoring, or student support.
Professional experience working with student information systems, including Banner and Degree Works.
Demonstrated experience supporting underserved and educationally disadvantaged populations, as well as students in need of developmental education.
Demonstrated experience coordinating and/or participating in new student orientation and/or first-year experience initiatives.
Willingness to engage in continuous improvement and ongoing learning.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, full time, unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required during peak registration periods. This position will be located at the Fall River location.
SALARY: $60,888 - 80,025 Labor Grade - 6 - actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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