Northern Essex Community College serves approximately 6,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban Lawrence campus is growing rapidly, including a Health Technologies Center and additional leased space at Riverwalk Properties. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
NECC has been building an organizational culture that prizes initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Our Lawrence campus was the first college in New England designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty over the last ten years, and are one of four Massachusetts colleges participating in the national Achieving the Dream initiative, which aims to improve success for low-income students and students of color at community colleges.
PART-TIME SPECIAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR (MASSACHUSETTS INCLUSIVE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT INITIATIVE COORDINATOR, LEARNING ACCOMMODATIONS CENTER): Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Grant; 30 hours per week; Grant Funded Position; MCCC/MTA Unit Position
Anticipated Start Date: April 2019
RESPONSIBILITIES: The MA-ICE Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of coordinating and implementing the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative, Partnership Program. He/she is the primary contact between the student and family, college faculty and staff, the partnering school systems and the educational coaches supporting the students on campus. The MA-ICE Coordinator reports to the Director of the Learning Accommodations Center.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinate all MA-ICE Program (Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) Program) activities and develop comprehensive academic and co-curricular supports for high school students in transition (ages18-21 with severe disabilities) to promote access to campus life and college coursework in an inclusive setting.
Assess the learning strengths and areas of development for individual students.
Participate, as the College's representative, on all person-centered planning activities for incoming MA-ICE students in collaboration with the sending high schools/special education departments.
Consult with educational coaches and high school liaison regarding instructional needs of students.
Consult with students, faculty, administrators and other campus personnel regarding students' instructional needs, academic accommodations and assistive technology needs.
Coordinate and participate, as lead staff, in the recruitment, admissions and orientation of incoming MA-ICE. This includes developing and updating program materials, coordinating orientation programs and campus visits.
Meeting with students and parents to select courses and activities that best match the students' interest.
Provide professional development and training to college faculty and staff to promote the inclusion and success of MA-ICE students in the college community and promote universal design in the college curriculum.
Assist students with course selection and registration.
Collaborate with the high school transition/employment specialist and community workforce/employment options to obtain and maintain quality work consistent with the student's vocational goals.
Interact with college departments and resources, community adult services agencies and high school liaisons and special education departments.
Perform administrative tasks associated with the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Program. This would include collecting and reporting of statistical data and analysis, coordinating partnership and leadership team meetings, maintaining student files, assisting in monitoring budget expenditures and collaboration with the sending districts and NECC college personnel from necessary departments on the creation of an annual Memorandum of Agreement.
Develop and/or update program materials and website.
Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Educational Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field required.
At least three (3) years' experience working with young adults with severe disabilities such as Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Teaching and curriculum development and/or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Strong interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills.
Must have listening and responding skills and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
Computer skills required, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Master's degree preferred.
SALARY: $44,132.40 - $45,177.60 (30 hours per week) annually with prorated fringe benefit package. Position contingent on grant funding.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2019 POST#: 177902
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American 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 statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Human Resources Director Justine Caron, B-219, 978-556-3956/ email@example.com. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery
Internal Number: 107385
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.