We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions. Massasoit Community College is solidly committed to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures, and practices. Our mission, vision, and values emanate from the principles of diversity and opportunity for all.
In accordance with the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, it is our goal as educational leaders to demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainable practices through highly visible efforts. All staff must demonstrate a commitment to energy conservation and environmental stewardship and promote those values to co-workers and the wider campus community.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer who is committed to increasing diversity across all levels of the college. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Center for Basic Needs Support is designed to provide comprehensive support, individual triage/case management and advocacy services to Massasoit students who may be experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, emancipation from foster care, parental neglect, chronic or persistent poverty, domestic violence, legal issues, financial emergencies, or other unanticipated events in their lives. The program will employ a multi-disciplinary approach to assist students who are dealing with a multitude of issues that serve as barriers to academic success.
The Senior Special Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of systemic interventions and sustainable programs that ameliorate basic needs in a manner that promotes dignity and minimizes marginalization.
The incumbent advances and maintains relationships with campus and community partners in an effort provide comprehensive cohesive services, information, and programs to Massasoit students. The Coordinator meets with students, assess needs, make appropriate referrals, follow up with students and track success. The incumbent also serves as the Single Point of Contact for Homelessness and Hunger, oversees the Homeless Student Emergency Fund, manages the campus food pantry, expand basic needs services/programs, create and implement educational workshops for students, respond to students in distress, maintains confidential records, and coordinates the on-campus community resources for students initiative.
Essential Job Functions:
Implement a comprehensive program that assists students in addressing basic needs, including but not limited to food insecurity, homelessness, chronic or persistent poverty, domestic violence, legal issues, and other unanticipated events in their lives
Serve as Single Point of Contact for Homelessness and Hunger within the college and in the greater community; manage Homeless Student Emergency Fund; provide fast referrals to college and community support service
Manage campus food pantry; coordinate on-campus Community Resources for Students initiative; implement and maintain a clothing closet program
Conduct individual triage/case management; meet with individual students experiencing a wide range of basic needs security and access issues; implements policies and procedures in collaboration with various departments to best meet the basic needs of individual students and the broader student population
Respond to students in distress and referring out to mental health agencies and other appropriate services; serve on the Dean of Students day time on-call rotation and as a member of the Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation Team (CARE)
Serve as campus leader for implementing wrap around services for students, including but not limited to connecting eligible low income students to SNAP, WIC, and other safety net programs through a coalition of community based organizations, government agencies, foundations and non-profit organizations
Work with internal and external partners to coordinate workshops pertaining to financial literacy, federal and state financial aid, accessing safety net programs, understanding health insurance, free/low cost legal clinic, tax prep services, and other similar programs and services
Plan, implement, evaluate, and market trainings, programs, and informational sessions in collaboration with campus and external community partners
Utilize Maxient to maintain accurate records and streamline processes
Create and implement a student peer leader program for the Food Pantry; recruit, select, and train peer leaders
Work with the grant office and the College Advancement to identify opportunities for grants; provide assistance as needed in the management of awarded grants
Provide monthly and annual reports as needed related to grants, research, unit activities, and other unit programs and initiatives
Represent the College in external committees on issues associated with student basic needs
Attend training/professional development opportunities related to responsibilities
Attend internal and external meetings when appropriate
Serve on committees as appropriate
Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
Regularly collect, monitor, analyze, and report on operational and outcome data from services
Schedule and coordinate special benefits program enrollment events in coordination with community based enrollment partners
Communicate large amounts of information clearly and concisely to faculty, staff, students, and external partners, orally and in writing
Create and submit proposals to senior leadership team
Champion new initiatives through approval processes
Conduct confidential meetings, assessments, and referrals with students
Maintain confidentiality and proper record keeping
Collaborate with internal and external partners to create and implement student advocacy and support initiatives based on best practices in the field
Work with grant management team to ensure compliance
Research and coordinate professional development for faculty and staff
Recruit, lead, and participate on committees and task forces
Supervise staff, students, and volunteers
Work cooperatively as part of a team
Utilize computers in daily work with proficiency
Master’s degree in education or related field
Three years of related experience, preferably in a community college setting
Background working with students experiencing basic needs insecurity in a college setting
High level of organizational skills
Proficiency in computer skills
Budget, reporting, and assessment experience
Ability to manage people and solve problems effectively
Commitment to the College’s sustainable practices and institutional diversity
Excellent communication skills
Reliable mode of transportation
Position Status: Full-time benefited Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) position
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, (Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm), occasional nights and weekends
Salary: $58,082 - $69,979 annually, Grade 5 Salary is commensurate and based on the MCCC Classification Study
Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites
Deadline to Apply: February 5, 2020
A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online.
Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans 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 statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator, Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Associate Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Joseph DiMaria, 508-588-9100, x1417, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208A, email@example.com, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
About Massasoit Community College
We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions.Recognizing that our diversity is an important source of our strength, we respond to the needs of our community and expect that everyone at Massasoit respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people. We strive to construct a safe and trustful environment where together we can engage in open dialogue.