North Short Community College Assistant Coordinator of Student Engagement in Danvers, Massachusetts

Assistant Coordinator of Student Engagement


Department:Student Engagement

Locations:Danvers, MA; Lynn, MA

Posted:Aug 31, '18


Ref. No.:FY19-FT 11


About North Shore Community College:

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.

Job Description:

Assistant Coordinator of Student Engagement

Office of Student Engagement, Student Affairs

MCCC Unit Position, Grade 3

Individual must be able to travel between campuses as needed. Evening and/or weekend hours as necessary.

The Assistant Coordinator of Student Engagement will be responsible for enhancing and coordinating the student learning and development experience at NSCC. The Assistant Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Student Engagement on the identification, development, and enhancement of student clubs and organizations. This individual will assist in the implementation of a full range of holistic student activities and educationally purposeful programming that will effectively engage, support, and develop the entire student population. This individual will work to create a wide range of programming opportunities to meet a diverse student population who have various cultural and academic backgrounds, identities, abilities, and interests. The Assistant Coordinator will assist the Director in working collaboratively with Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and other areas to cultivate partnerships that will produce assessable educationally purposeful programming, focusing on student engagement, learning and development, and success.

The Assistant Coordinator must possess a passion for the development of college students exhibited in the day-to-day operations of the office and the varied work schedule, including nights and weekends. In addition, the incumbent must be high energy, creative, forward-thinking, solutions oriented, and committed to an integrated team approach. This individual will take an assets based approach to services and programming that will cultivate a strong sense of community, encourage civic learning and democratic engagement, and promote student involvement and learning within the College and local community.


Student Governance

  • Provide leadership and guidance to student government and recognized clubs and organizations on policy review and formulation related to the delivery of student engagement programs and services.

  • Serve as advisor to Student Government Association with the goal of enhancing student leadership and involvement at NSCC.

  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships with student leaders and student club and organization advisors to ensure that the appropriate support services, programs, and trainings are in place for student clubs and organizations and advisors.

Event Coordination

  • With direction from the Director of Student Engagement, ensure a student learning and development approach to student activities and programming that effectively meets the social, cultural, recreational, and educational needs of a diverse student body.

  • Assist in assessing and evaluating current programming and activities and identify and recommend new opportunities that will enhance student learning and engagement.

  • Serve as advisor to Events Council with the goal of enhancing student leadership and involvement at NSCC.

  • Assist in creating and enhancing collaborations with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, other internal departments, and external constituents to provide a student experience that is truly holistic, co-curricular, and engaging.

  • In collaboration with the Office of Student Engagement Clerk and Fiscal Affairs Department, assure compliance of assigned fiscal operations and performance contracts consistent with departmental and College policies and procedures.

  • Assist in the coordination of, or coordinate, and actively participate in major campus programming and signature events such as: Club/Activity Fairs, Spring Flings, Earth Day, Multicultural & Service Fairs, Commencement, and Orientations, etc. Work collaboratively with the Director of Student Engagement and colleagues to support other activities.

  • Assists with ensuring NSCC meets engagement mandates (e.g., Constitution Day and Citizenship Day) and regularly occurring state specific expectations (e.g., Community College Student Leadership Association and Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts).

Office of Student Engagement

  • Assist in the development of SPARK, NSCC's student literary and artistic publication.

  • Coordinate, facilitate, and promote all Campus Squad social media platforms as well as update/maintain assigned web pages and ensure a strong social media presence.

  • Assist with recruitment, enrollment, advisement, and retention activities, as needed, especially during non-peak student activities periods (e.g., commencement).

  • Represent Student Engagement at fairs, alumni activities, open houses, community outreach programs, etc.

  • Assist the Director of Student Engagement, and serve as co-advisor, with the responsibilities for the College's selected student leadership program(s), currently the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi).

  • Liaise with other areas to support College programs or initiatives (e.g., orientation, mobile market, and governance).

  • Monitors and/or contributes to effective implementation of additional programs and services (e.g.,Danvers Student Lounge, NSCC-Uber Ride, MBTA Youth Pass).

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology or closely related field plus two years of experience and/or training that includes student activity planning/coordination, leadership development, and interpersonal relations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master's in College Student Personnel Administration or a similar field is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in program development, including contract negotiations with outside vendors, speakers, and programming groups.

  • Familiarity with and competence in leadership training, group dynamics and team building with a diverse student population.

  • A commitment and sensitivity to the importance of diversity and creating a safe, affirming, and inclusive environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work, understand, and effectively support students: of all abilities; from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and who identify as part of the LBGTQIA+ community.

  • Experience with student organization advising, training, and financial management.

  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in high-paced work environments; proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities.

  • Available to work evenings and weekends. Must have the ability to travel between campuses and to off-campus sites for events.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must possess very strong presentation/facilitation skills.

  • Technical excellence with standard office applications (e.g., Microsoft products, particularly Excel and Access); Banner experience a plus. Ability to learn new technological skills required.

  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI background check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information:

Supervision Received: Reports to the Director of Student Engagement

Supervision Exercised: Supervises student staff and work study students as assigned.

SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range $44,852-$47,000. Actual starting salary will be determined in accordance with classification determination of MCCC/MTA salary schedule commensurate with education and experience.


North Shore 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 College's Affirmative Action and/or 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.

Application Instructions:

Submit cover letter and resume no later than Sunday, September 23, 2018. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place.

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