Full-time Faculty (Program Coordinator), Funeral Services Program
Career & Technical Education and Business Division
MCCC/MTA Unit position
Search Extended on 4/2/2019
The Funeral Services 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 Funeral Services faculty and college administrators and staff to secure and maintain ABFSE (American Board of Funeral Services Education) accreditation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate the Funeral Services Program, assisting in program planning and budgeting.
Work closely with admission and advising to ensure accurate processes are in place for admissions and completion.
Teach in the classroom and clinical areas.
Coordinate clinical placements while maintaining a positive relationship with all potential clinical sites and funding sources.
Secure and maintain national accreditation of the program, through ABFSE, completing reports are required.
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.
Present information sessions and advise prospective students. Develop online information session.
Regularly meet and advise matriculated students.
Coordinate communication and meetings with administration, faculty, the advisory committee, the educators at other Massachusetts community colleges.
Develop a written report on Program's outcomes at the end of each 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 $47,000 - $57,000 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 subject to budget availability for FY 2020 and the Board of Higher Education approval of the program.
Submit resume and cover letter, and a copy of your current MA Board of Funeral Directors license no later than Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Applications selected for an interview will need to provide:
copies of 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.
Graduate of an ABFSE accredited funeral service or mortuary science program.
Master's degree required.
Maintenance of current and active licenses with Massachusetts Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers as a Funeral Director and Embalmer OR current and active licenses from another jurisdiction and the ability to successfully acquire Massachusetts licensees within the first year of employment.
Prior experience in the participation of funeral service education program self-study and ABFSE accreditation process.
Five years of current practices experience in the field of funeral services/embalming.
Evidence of current teaching methodologies, including innovative use of evolving instructional technologies in the classroom, and use of learning management systems.
Skill in implementing active and collaborative learning strategies.
Skill in measuring student learning outcomes and assessments, evaluating course efficacy, and improving student learning.
Prior teaching or training experience required; 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.
A commitment to and experience working with a diverse student body is also required.
Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or National background check as a condition of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Anticipated salary range is $47,000 - $57,000 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 Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).