Special Program Coordinator/Educational Advisor for the Upward Bound Program
MCCC Unit Professional, Grade 4
Schedule: 37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday as follows:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and occasional weekend and evenings during the academic year and
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM plus a residential component (Sunday-Friday) during the summer program
Grant funded, benefited position
The Upward Bound (UB) Program is a federally funded program for low-income, first-generation, and/or academically at-risk high school student. The mission is to increase the rate at which participants complete their secondary school education, and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. NSCC's program serves 84 students from the Lynn Public Schools. The UB team includes the director (who also supervises two other TRIO programs), a program coordinator, an academic coordinator, and clerical support.
The Special Program Coordinator is a dynamic and engaging team player. This position coordinates, plans, and implements the program activities and tracks and promotes students' progress towards post-secondary goals.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate and chaperone social and cultural, health and fitness, and community service activities/events/workshops and annual events such as TRIO day and graduation celebrations.
Coordinate and chaperone college presentations and tours.
Co-coordinate and facilitate all aspects of the summer program, including but not limited to recommending staff to be hired, providing assistance with orientation, integrating the summer theme, and activity planning.
Track, monitor, support, and promote students' academic progress, program participation, and individual efforts towards post-secondary goals; meet with students quarterly or more frequently as needed.
Assist with student academic and career assessment and senior recommendations.
Document activities and services; maintain confidential records, run reports, and track students' progress and program outcomes using Blumen? database.
Support the after-school tutoring program.
Assist with supervision of student workers and temporary staff.
Engage in outreach efforts to inform students, families and partner agencies of program services.
Identify, recruit, interview, and select program participants to meet grant goals and objectives.
Create family and alumni newsletters and update the program's bulletin boards and other social media accounts.
Establish and maintain relationships with secondary institutions, postsecondary institutions, and community agencies as relevant for specific program needs.
Attend and participate in state and regional conferences, department meetings/trainings, and relevant professional development.
Collaborate with NSCC staff around dual enrollment, matters related to financial aid, and campus facilities.
Promote consistent application of program, institutional, and federal policies and procedures;
Perform other duties as assigned.
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $49,711.00 - $53,000.00 per year. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement. Full time benefited employees at North Shore Community College are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click HERE for a highlight of these benefits.
STARTING DATE: ASAP
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Report to the Director of Educational Opportunity (EOC), Talent Search (TS), and Upward Bound (UB).
Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, or a related field plus a minimum of three years related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Secondary level counseling, advising, tutoring, and/or related experience with the target population.
Demonstrated skills working successfully with low income, first generation college-bound youth, or in fields related to the objectives of the program; experience with TRIO programs preferred.
Experience developing, organizing, running, and evaluating events; ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Demonstrated capacity to develop constructive, professional relationships with colleagues and students and to serve as mentor to Upward Bound participants.
Experience presenting workshops and/or similar academic and interpersonal activities.
Strong computing skills, i.e. working knowledge of Microsoft Office, database / student records, social and mobile applications;
Bilingual ability (Spanish) preferred.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Anticipated starting salary range is $49,711.00-$53,000.00 per year. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.
NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).