Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Aug 2 2017 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the goals and objectives of a Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) grant in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD), the Diversity Nursing Scholars (DNS) Coordinator serves as a system liaison between the New Bedford area and Bristol Community College to recruit, support and engage students from under-represented communities into the College's pathways into Nursing; and works with other areas in the College to develop and facilitate inclusive processes to engage Holistic Admissions and scholarship support for these students. In addition, with College faculty and staff as well as grant staff from UMD, the Coordinator engages in on and off-campus recruiting, intensive student support as well as academic and professional readiness programming. This position is located at the College's New Bedford Campus.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Director of Pathways.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Facilitate and support an inclusive process to explore and develop Holistic Admissions.
Facilitate and support an inclusive process to provide scholarship support to Diversity Nursing Scholars students.
Provide outreach to recruit students from the community as well as from non-credit CNA programs and undeclared students at BCC to matriculate into pathways leading to Nursing.
Provide case management and proactive advising include guidance and support through the application and financial aid process, the use of academic support resources and study skill development, referrals to support resources in the city, etc. to remove barriers and ensure academic progress
Provide career development and educational programming such as workshops, panel presentations
Promote Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) with students and collaborate with the college's PLA team as appropriate.
Establish effective communication and collaboration with DNS Program Manager at UMass Dartmouth as well as supervisor at Bristol Community College
Support relationships with University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and community grant partners by facilitating open channels of communication with partners, students, faculty, staff, other departments; resolving problems/complaints and/or channeling them to appropriate department for solution.
Assist in community engagement activities to educate and recruit adults and youth about Nursing careers in collaboration with Program Manager (UMD)
Collect and maintain accurate and timely data for program effectiveness and required reports to funding agency to the Program Manager.
Maintain and understand the rules and regulations of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974).
Contribute to program effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed and communicated to Program Manager
Maintain professional and technical knowledge through scholarly presentations and publications; attending educational workshops; establishing personal networks; maintaining relationships with community groups, utilizing state-of-the-art practices; acting as role model for students
Demonstrate cultural competencies and behaviors in all interactions
Perform other duties and special assignments related to grant activities and outcomes
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in related field, three years' experience and/or training involving area of assignment, which may include college registration, academic advising, career development, health care, grant administration, program/project management, administrative work in an academic environment, or diversity and inclusion work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle; ability to work effectively with employers, faculty, staff, and student body from diverse backgrounds and areas; evidence of relationship building or project management skills; and strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with under-represented populations, holistic admissions or college scholarships; familiarity with academic support retention models as well as admissions processes and the ability to speak a language in addition to English.
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers... a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity within Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.