Director of Student Engagement - Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Community College
Location: Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 137313
Location: Roxbury Crossing, MA Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Sep 24 2021 Job Description:
The Director of New Student Programs is responsible for providing leadership in creating programs and enrichment activities to foster engagement and student success. The individual will participate as an active team member with other college staff and faculty to develop new initiatives and lead new efforts such as learning communities, early alert systems, mentor programs, new student orientation, academic success initiatives, and other support services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership in developing programs and services to create a positive experience for new students to enhance their academic and personal development.
Oversee all aspects of orientation programs for new students in coordination with Enrollment, Advising, and other college offices.
Development of New Student Orientation curriculum and manage all orientation sessions.
Supervise the Coordinator of Student Engagement.
Develop and implement programs for special populations to address the holistic needs of our students and create a foundation for success.
Serve as a liaison between academic departments, Academic Advising, Academic Support and other key offices to create programming that best meet the needs of students while supporting their academic, social, and personal development.
Program development and assessment.
Work closely with the Assistant Dean of Enrollment, Director of Academic Advising, and Director of Academic Support on developing and maintaining an early alert system.
Coordinate and support the ongoing efforts of The Brotherhood program to include recruiting, training, and supervision.
Work collaboratively across the college to develop first year learning communities and related initiatives.
Develop and expand signature mentorship opportunities for RCC students.
Work with Institutional Research to design mechanisms for gathering essential information about new students entering the college.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of Student Services.
Master's degree from an institutionally accredited college or university required. Master's degree in student personnel/higher education administration, counseling or a related field preferred.
Ability to lead campus-wide new student programs and initiatives.
Knowledge of trends and best practices related to the promotion of retention and graduation.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and an ability to work with a highly diverse population.
Competence in utilizing student information systems.
Ability to foster good working relationships with students, staff, and members of the college community.
Three to five years' successful professional experience in a community college setting in work involving first year experience programs.
Management experience in a union environment.
Bilingual in English/Spanish (verbal and written).
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation. Including but not limited to:
Reasonable Health, Dental and Vision Plans
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
All offers of employment at Roxbury Community College are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.
Roxbury 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 College's Affirmative Action or Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
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Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community including people of color, recent immigrants and nontraditional populations. The College mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL and community education.