Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 1,000 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Bedford. MCC is a dynamic institution, priding itself on the quality as well as the diversity of its programs. MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are an affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty and staff over the last five years, and are one of Massachusetts colleges participating in the Commonwealth Compact whose mission is to establish Massachusetts as a uniquely inclusive, honest and supportive community of -- and for -- diverse people, to acknowledge our mixed history in this effort, and to face squarely the challenges that still need to be overcome, understanding that the rich promise of the region's growing diversity must be tapped fully if Boston and Massachusetts are to achieve their economic, civic and social potential.
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Title: Part-Time Multicultural Specialist
Unit: MCCC/MTA Unit Professional
Department: Office of International, Multicultural and Veterans Affairs
Reports To: Assistant Dean of International, Multicultural and Veterans Affairs
Supervision Exercised: May supervise student workers
Middlesex Community College seeks a creative and knowledgeable part-time Multicultural Specialist to work as a member of the Office of International, Multicultural and Veterans Affairs team. The successful candidate will provide support and retention services, develop and assess campus programming that supports student success for multicultural, international and other historically underrepresented student groups. The Multicultural Specialist will also coordinate, lead, facilitate and assess programs that enhance Latino student engagement and success.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides support services and campus programming for multicultural, international, and other historically underrepresented student groups.
Coordinates and assesses effectiveness of student engagement and retention programs for diverse student groups.
Coordinates, leads and facilitates programs that enhance Latino student engagement and success:
- Develops, plans and implements recruitment activities to increase Latino student participation in the Multicultural Center and college-wide programs and opportunities.
- Coordinates assessment of Latino student focused programs.
- Mentors Latino students to support their personal growth, college involvement and academic success by exchanging ideas and sharing experiences and knowledge.
- Develops, plans and implements special orientation programs for incoming Latino students in August and January.
- Serves as support to the Latinos Unidos Club members to assist with the development and implementation of appropriate programs.
- Promotes Latino student advocacy to foster a campus environment where Latino student identity and issues are affirmed and supported.
Coordinates and implements the Multicultural Institute to develop personal and professional skills of students who have placed into at least one developmental English class during the spring semester.
- Develop marketing materials and recruit students who are eligible for the program.
- Contact guest speakers to facilitate workshops including mock interviews, dress for success, designing a professional resume and student panels.
- Assess student success through retention and completion data.
Assists the International and Multicultural Staff with the planning and coordination of the English Learner Institute (ELI) including the PAC program, the Bridge to College class and Holistic English classes.
- Provides outreach to recruit students from the surrounding community for the English Learner Institute.
- Supports the ELI faculty to promote and ensure student success and retention of participants.
- Advises students on enrolling in MCC programs and registering for courses.
Assists in the planning and implementation of co-curricular multicultural programs that support our diverse students and promotes greater understanding and appreciation for diversity on both the Bedford and Lowell campuses.
Collaborates with faculty and staff in other MCC departments including the Admissions, Advising, Registration, Financial Aid and the Center for Leadership and Engagement.
Attends professional workshops and conferences and participates in appropriate continuing education programs in order to maintain professional knowledge in applicable areas.
Serve on college committees.
Assumes other appropriate responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Dean of International, Multicultural and Veterans Affairs.
Bachelor's degree in student affairs/development, counseling, or related field.
Experience or higher education experience in an area such as student activities or multicultural programs.
Strong commitment to student development.
Excellent collaboration and organizational skills, and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of constituents.
Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
Master's degree in student personnel, counseling, or related field.
Community college professional experience with programs serving underrepresented groups and students, such as but not limited to African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender.
Bilingual skills, Spanish preferred.
This is a Part-time, non-benefitted, MCCC Unit Professional Position. To view the MCCC/MTA bargaining unit agreement -http://www.mccc-union.org/CONTRACTS/Day_2015-2018/MCCC_BHE_Day_Contract_2015-2018_09716.pdf
PRIMARY LOCATION: Lowell Campus with occasional travel to the Bedford campus
HOURS: 18.5 hours per week not to exceed 962 hour per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). Coverage will generally be required between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., plus activities that will include some evenings and weekends.
SALARY: $27.60 per hour.
STARTING DATE: June, 2017
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
The College will not sponsor work visas.
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via the online application:
1. Cover Letter
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