Special Program Coordinator/Educational Advisor, TRIO Talent Search (TS) Program
MCCC Unit Professional position, Grade 4
Grant funded, benefited, 44 weeks/year, 37.5 hours per week.
Schedule: M-F, 7:30-3:30pm
Location: Lynn English High School and NSCC Lynn Campus
This position assists with the implementation of the ETS grant program designed to guide low income, first generation high school and middle school students in planning for success in post-secondary education. The ETS advisor does outreach and recruitment of students in the target population; develops individual plans for participating students; provides ongoing academic and financial aid advising, career awareness seminars, and personal advising in one of Lynn's public high schools and its feeder middle school; designs and implements activities for students and formulates support services to foster student success and persistence in high school.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide outreach and coordinate the recruitment, identification and selection of required number of verified TS program participants; meet the overall requirement of students served and grant goals and objectives.
Work to assess students' interests, strengths, needs, and goals and assist them in developing an individualized roadmap to support their plans for postsecondary education; develop meaningful curriculum and services to meet the needs of program participants.
Serve as college coach and through direct service provide or refer students to community-linked services. Provide educational support, informational counseling, and multifaceted interventions that assist students in planning and decision-making and completing secondary school or a Hi SET thus enhancing their potential for persistence and academic achievement.
Document assistance given and services provided; maintain records and run reports using Blumen database; track students' progress and program outcomes;
Coordinate, oversee the provision of, and evaluate the efficacy of tutoring services that support students' academic programs and preparedness;
Collaborate with the TS team to create, coordinate, and evaluate the efficacy of the TS mentoring program, including recruitment and training of TS mentors and referrals to mentoring services offered by TS Program partner agencies;
Plan, recruit for, and supervise college campus tours/visits;
Provide informational counseling for and assistance with the college application and financial aid process and access to financial planning resources;
Advocate on behalf of students with agencies and schools regarding financial aid and admissions.
Present workshops at the high school and at the middle schools on topics that promote college and career awareness and preparation as well as life and job skills;
Deliver career planning, college readiness, and financial aid presentations to students and their parents at the schools and at local agencies serving youth;
Participate in the development of goals and objectives for the TS program;
Participate in program-related professional development and trainings;
Attend weekly NSCC/TRIO team meetings (Talent Search/Educational Opportunity Center/Upward Bound) and high school staff meetings as warranted;
Perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Educational Advisor reports to the Director of Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), Talent Search (TS), and Upward Bound (UB)
SALARY RANGE: Anticipated starting salary range $42,063.15-$45,000.00 for 37.5 hours/44 weeks per year. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.
STARTING DATE: ASAP
Submit cover letter and resume no later than October 9, 2017. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place.
Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Guidance or Education with 3 years' experience working with teens involving academic advising, college admissions, or career development or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; Master's preferred;
Solid knowledge of higher education enrollment processes, including familiarity with and knowledge of college admissions, financial aid, and career information and planning processes;
Familiarity with K-12 settings/ability to work across secondary and post-secondary institutional levels;
Strong communication skills, dynamic presentation skills, and a demonstrated ability to design and facilitate presentations/workshops for small and large groups;
Strong computing skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office; database and student records management experience and experience using social and mobile applications to promote services/reach constituents is preferred;
Representative of or demonstrated sensitivity to low-income minority youth;
Ability to work occasional early mornings, evenings and/or weekends;
Bilingual (Spanish or Arabic) preferred;
Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI background check as a condition of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Anticipated starting salary range $42,063.15-$45,000.00 for 37.5 hours/44 weeks 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 Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.