Full-time Faculty (Program Coordinator), Paralegal Program
Career & Technical Education and Business Division
MCCC/MTA Unit position
The Paralegal Program Coordinator will oversee the growth and development of the program, balancing the duties of a coordinator with teaching responsibilities. The Coordinator will work with other Paralegal faculty and college administrators and staff to maintain ABA (American Bar Association) approval.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach up to four courses or twelve credits each semester in the Paralegal Program, including law courses in related Programs, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
Serve as the Program Coordinator of the Paralegal Program with responsibilities that include program planning, curriculum development, student recruitment and retention, as well as budgeting.
Provide academic and career advising for Paralegal Program students.
Oversee compliance with ABA Guidelines for approved Paralegal Program.
Work closely with admissions and advising to ensure accurate processes are in place for special admissions process.
Coordinate practicum placements.
Work across departments and divisions to ensure accreditation compliance.
Identify competencies for faculty in program courses and assist in recruiting and orienting faculty.
Review program curricula, syllabi, course content, and schedules, implementing curriculum changes as necessary.
Convene advisory committee each semester using published guidelines.
Develop marketing materials (e.g., flyers, brochures, mailings) and coordinate promotion in cooperation with the Marketing Office.
Coordinate communication and meetings with administration, faculty, the advisory committee, and educators at other Massachusetts community colleges.
Develop a written report on Program's outcomes at the end of semester for reassigned time and review report with Academic Dean.
Participate in appropriate college service activities (e.g. governance committee membership, recruitment activities, development/enhancement of courses/program and/or resources).
Must be willing to travel between campuses as needed to fulfill instructional and non-instructional workload.
Perform other duties as assigned consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $46,000 - $56,000 per year plus fringe benefits. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.
STARTING DATE: September 1, 2019
Filling of position is subject to budget availability for FY2020.
Submit resume and cover letter, and a copy of your current MA Bar card if applicable, no later than Sunday, April 7, 2019
Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide:
copies of all academic transcripts,
the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references,
a portfolio which highlights samples of their work, and
a demonstration of their teaching approach and style.
A JD degree with experience supervising paralegals, preferably in the past five years, or a Bachelor's degree in Paralegal plus a related Master's degree and a minimum of three years paralegal experience.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and interpersonal connection with culturally diverse populations
Teaching experience in higher education and/or at the community college level is strongly preferred.
Experience teaching online/hybrid and/or embedding the use of technology into the curriculum preferred.
Familiarity with ABA Approval Guidelines for paralegal programs preferred.
Experience with academic program review and assessment preferred.
Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Anticipated salary range is $46,000 - $56,000 per year plus fringe benefits. 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.