Senior Special Programs Coordinator, Returning Citizens Program
Massasoit Community College
Location: Brockton, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 3474284
Senior Special Programs Coordinator, Returning Citizens Program
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. Massasoit currently offers 41 associate degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences and 24 certificates. The College also offers non-credit workforce development certificates; corporate training courses; adult basic education; personal enrichment classes; and Early College programs for high school students.
Students of color make up roughly half of all students enrolled and more than half of all Massasoit students are first generation to attend college. More than 900 students graduate from Massasoit with an associate degree or certificate each year.
Brockton, Massachusetts, home of Massasoit's largest campus, prides itself on its diversity of cultures and is home to approximately 95,000 residents. In addition, the college has a campus in Canton, a satellite location in Middleborough, and annually serves students from more than 35 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. Massasoit is one of the largest community colleges in the state.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer who is committed to increasing diversity across all levels of the college. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Senior Special Programs Coordinator, Returning Citizens Program position focuses on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions. This position will be responsible for the operation of College initiatives that offer college-credit and non-credit classes and degree programs for returning citizens and correctional facilities. The Coordinator will be based at the Canton campus of Massasoit Community College and will work specifically with correctional facilities, community-based organizations, trial courts, probation and parole departments for the recruitment and academic engagement of returning citizens.
This position will require travel and on-site visits to correctional facilities as well as evening and weekend work hours.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Seeks partnerships with agencies that support citizens returning to society from incarceration to include: correctional facilities, trial courts, community agencies, parole and probation departments.
Recruits students for programming in high demand workforce industries (i.e., diesel, HVAC and culinary).
Works with the correctional facilities personnel to schedule classes, coordinate room use, and recruit participants;
Coordinates the hiring and training of adjunct faculty to teach in the program;
Teach credit and noncredit courses related to workforce demand;
Provides academic advising and other appropriate support services and/or referrals to meet student needs;
Maintains confidentiality in working with students and works in compliance with FERPA;
Develops and implements policies and procedures that are consistent with the College and correctional facilities;
Ensures quality control and academic integrity of all program offerings consistent with the College's goals and objectives;
Assesses and analyzes programs and service outcomes to enhance services provided;
Generates quarterly and annual reports for the College, federal and state agencies as required.
Works with the Financial Aid Department to assist in financial aid processing;
Works with the Marketing Department and subject matter experts to ensure accuracy of promotional and marketing publications;
Assists in seeking additional funding sources to support reentry education programming;
Represents the College on statewide and national committees as assigned;
Focuses on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Business Management or other related field.
Three (3) years of experience and/or training involving area of assignment, which may include business management, program/project management, grant administration, budget development, community relations, curriculum development, teaching, counseling, non-traditional student service; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Familiarity with federal financial aid requirements to include, applications and processes for incarcerated and court involved individuals.
Ability to plan, organize, set priorities and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with high attention to detail.
Strong teamwork abilities and demonstrated capacity to work across departments and/or disciplines.
Willing to work evenings and weekends.
Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills.
Excellent written communications skills
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students; emphasis on racial, cultural, and socio-economic diversity.
Ability to build relationships with faculty/staff, students, and community members.
Knowledge of local, state, and national laws, regulations, and directives related to criminal justice reform in higher education.
Experience in the delivery of workforce and vocational training.
Proficiency in the context of the following skillsets/competencies:
Record management and confidentiality
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
This position is subject to grant-funding and is currently funded through August 31, 2023.
Hours: 37.5 hours a week, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday; requires some early mornings, nights and weekends.
Salary: $58,319 - $65,434 annually, Grade 5. Salary is commensurate with education, experience and based on the MCCC Classification Study.
Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites, and travel to correctional facilities, trial courts and other facilities related to the recruitment of participants. This position will be located on the Canton Campus.
Deadline to Apply: October 2, 2022
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online. Resumes will NOT be considered without an accompanying cover letter.
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 Title IX and Compliance Officer, Amee Synnott, 508-588-9100, x1304, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, [email protected], the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
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.