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 new Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban Lawrence campus is growing rapidly, including a new 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.
Full-Time Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Member - NECC Food Insecurity Program - Student Success; 12 month, grant funded position, Subject to approval from Campus Compact.
Anticipated start date: July 22, 2019
POSITION SUMMARY: Northern Essex Community College (NECC) seeks a VISTA member to provide capacity-building support for food insecurity programming. The VISTA will maintain and establish new food security programming to support student success, retention, and completion of their academic goals at NECC. This includes, but is not limited to supporting NECC's current food insecurity initiatives, marketing of programming, data collection and tracking, donation tracking and relationship building. The VISTA will also research and propose a plan to pilot campus food and clothing closets, recruit, train and track volunteers, assess the effectiveness of initiatives, raise awareness and donations for the closets, and collaborate with the local community and other colleges on issues/initiatives around college food insecurity.
The AmeriCorps VISTA serving at NECC will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps. Serving as a part of the Campus Compact VISTA corps provides VISTAs the chance to connect with corps members throughout multiple states, to create a network of support, and to share resources. Campus Compact supports the professional and personal growth of VISTA members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings throughout their service year.
Manage NECC's current food insecurity initiatives, including the monthly mobile mart, Smart Meals program and peanut butter and jelly program.
Establish pilot food and clothing closets at each NECC campus for the 2019-2020 year.
Recruit and train volunteers to assist with running food insecurity initiatives.
Assess the effectiveness of NECC's food security initiatives.
Assist with resource development to maintain and expand food insecurity programming.
Assist with food insecurity programming on campus in order to raise awareness, solicit donors, and recruit volunteers.
Communicate and collaborate with the local community and other colleges on issues and initiatives around college food insecurity. Maintain updated community resource lists.
All CC VISTA members receive the following benefits:
A passion for AmeriCorps VISTA's mission of fighting poverty and strengthening communities.
U.S. citizenship or U.S. work authorization covering the year of service. 2- or 4-year college degree strongly preferred.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with college-level community service, service-learning, civic engagement, student leadership, STEM, and/or campus-community partnership work.
Ability to adapt to different work environments.
Desire for professional development through cohort-based program model.
High degree of integrity and professionalism.
Strong relationship-building skills.
Positive attitude and dedication to collaboration with diverse groups.
Strong organizational skills.
In addition, NECC's preferred qualifications include: attention to detail, flexibility, marketing and outreach skills. Ability to communicate in Spanish is highly desired.
Submission of the following is required:
DEADLINE:Open until filled POST#: 182671
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: Liz Trelegan, B-219, 978-556-3928/ firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: 110800
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.