Unit: MCCC Professional Staff, Grade 5, Coordinator of Student Activities
Department: Student Affairs
Reports To: Director of Student Engagement & Retention
Date: November 16, 2022
General Summary: Middlesex Community College (MCC) is seeking a highly motivated, knowledgeable, creative, and detail-oriented individual to coordinate student engagement and provide multicultural programming for the general student population. In addition, this position will coordinate activities of the SUCCESS Scholars program with the goal of to improving outcomes for Asian American, Black, African American, LatinX, and LGBTQ+ students. The Coordinator is responsible for working closely with students, student organizations, and faculty to develop and facilitate curricular and co-curricular programs linking issues of diversity, equity and inclusion to student development. Progress will be measured by persistence, retention, and graduation rates of the target student populations. Example support programs include: mentoring, academic skills workshops, financial wellness awareness, and targeted academic, career, transfer and scholarship advising. The Coordinator works closely with the Director of the SUCCESS Scholars Program, SUCCESS Scholar Coaches, Academic Divisions, Career Development, Academic Centers for Enrichment, Student Engagement, and Institutional Research.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead efforts for creating and implementing intersectional identity-based programming for the general student population and SUCCESS Scholars Students focused on social justice and developing multicultural competencies leading to increased academic success and retention.
Oversee and coordinate the daily operations of the Multicultural Centers in Bedford and Lowell Campuses.
Work with the Director of SUCCESS Scholars Program to staff the Multicultural Centers using SUCCESS Peer mentors.
Oversee assessment projects for the Multicultural Centers and prepare reports as required.
Assist with recruitment of and support for students for the Multicultural Centers.
Coach and provide academic advising to an assigned cohort of student SUCCESS Scholars.
Research and identify best practices in the field of student support, academic advising, mentoring & engagement, retention & persistence initiatives. Coordinate with Director of Student Engagement and Success Scholars Director on the implementation of best practices with focus on continuous program improvement and student success.
Design, plan and oversee the implementation of programs for all student populations as well as programming for historically marginalized students including Asian American, Black, African American, Latinx, Indigenous Native American, LGBTQ+ and multiracial/ethnic students.
Lead programs and activities designed to cultivate academic self-confidence, community engagement, 21st-century life skills, and self-advocacy among SUCCESS Scholars.
Design and facilitate annual Diversity Summit bringing together students across different races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, nationalities, socio-economic statuses, abilities, sexual orientations, and other cultural identities.
Design and implement annual Social Justice in Action Conference.
Faculty-Student Engagement Projects:
Under the supervision of the Director of Student Engagement, collaborate with faculty to identify and design multiple engagement opportunities diverse student populations.
Develop faculty partnerships leading to reflective engagement initiatives. Assist with assessment of these activities.
Coordinate Office of Student Engagement Club and Organization Program:
Support all recognized clubs and organizations.
Provide structure and onboarding including training for clubs and faculty advisors.
Maintain club management system, forms, and event calendars.
Revise and update Beacon Student Organization Manual processes as necessary to reflect best practices
Under supervision of the Director, monitor, and track all purchases and budgets related to clubs and organizations
Assist in all Office of Student Engagement initiatives including student orientation, recognition ceremonies, college-wide programs, trainings, retreats, and classroom presentations.
Assist in assessment activities, programs, and initiatives using quantitative and qualitative data for continuous improvement.
Serve on collegewide committees as required
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Higher Education or related field;
At least five (5) years of experience in an educational setting proving programming related to student success, with an emphasis on supporting Asian American, Black, African American and/or LatinX students or other underrepresented students
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be substituted for the requirements listed above.
Previous experience working with students and clients of underrepresented backgrounds in higher education.
Evidence of the ability to learn quickly, and to demonstrate excellent administrative and organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills including listening skills
Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the use of databases and other computer-based technologies
Ability to establish and nurture strong relationships among faculty, students and colleagues
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and goals
Exceptional collaborative leadership skills for working with multiple departments throughout the college and external providers to ensure the success of students
Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and identities such as socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, veterans, culture, race and ethnicity, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities
Bilingual, Spanish or Khmer language fluency preferred.
Demonstrated passion for working with multicultural populations.
Experience with TRiO or other Student Support Services programs
Experience working at a comprehensive community college.
Experience with project management or coordination of programs.
Salary Range: The starting salary with a Master's degree for a Grade 5 MCCC Professional Staff position is $59,244. Employees of Middlesex Community College are considered employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and receive benefits which include:
High quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b).
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Benefit for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers
Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program
Free employee parking on Bedford and Lowell campuses
Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Location: Lowell and Bedford Campuses
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, schedule to be determined upon hire; This position will be eligible for a maximum of two days of telework in accordance with the College's telework policy.
Expected start date: January 9, 2023
Application Deadline: December 7, 2022
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Middlesex Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. 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.
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.