North Short Community College PT Success Coach (Gateway to College Program) in Danvers, Massachusetts

PT Success Coach (Gateway to College Program)


Department:Gateway to College Program

Locations:Danvers, MA

Posted:Jul 03, '18

Type:PT No Benefits

Ref. No.:FY19-PT


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:

PT Success Coach (Gateway to College Program)

20 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours as required.

MCCC Unit Professional position

Danvers campus

Working closely with the Gateway to College (GtC) Director and the entire GtC team, the Success Coach is responsible for providing a broad range of services in support of students enrolled in the GtC alternative education program serving at-risk high school students and high school drop-outs ages 16-21. The Coach serves as student mentor: initiates student contact to ensure student success within the program; provides career and vocational advising, admissions advising, and counsel on attendance and other issues; researches and evaluates available community services in assisting students to remove barriers; develops and implements recruitment and retention strategies; designs and delivers workshops and small training sessions


  • Supports the work of the Gateway to College Program including outreach, advisement, planning and implementing student-and-family engagement events and college awareness activities, information sessions, and orientations.

  • Collaborates with Director of the Gateway to College program to monitor student progress toward goals and ensure/provide appropriate academic advising/support/resources.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with College offices, community-based organizations, and partner districts to support student needs.

  • Advises students in developing realistic academic goals based on program requirements and connects students to resources available through the College and greater community.

  • Provides referrals and support for students experiencing family, personal, or economic crises which may impact school performance.

  • Consults with college staff to understand program requirements or address individual student progress and/or needs.

  • Provides classroom instruction and/or co-curricular activities with focus on topics such as time management, study strategies, goal setting, learning styles, career planning, and communication skills congruent with Gateway to College pedagogy.

  • Provides information and support to Gateway to College students regarding college admissions standards, processes, requirements and financial aid.

  • Prepares reports identifying academic outcomes for program participants.

  • Maintains confidential database of active case files. Compiles and updates statistics for reporting.

  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Director of Gateway to College


  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology, Social Science, Counseling or related field with 3 years' related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Experience providing direct support to diverse student populations is required, preferably in a social service or higher education setting.

  • Experience advising, counseling and/or teaching in an educational or social service environment.

  • Demonstrated experience working with at-risk, culturally diverse, and/or low-income populations.

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty, and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to students with a diversity of learning styles.

  • Proficiency in the use of technology (information management systems, Banner, Internet, Microsoft Office, social media).

  • Valid driver's license and vehicle for transportation.

  • Bilingual skills preferred.

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

Additional Information:

SALARY RANGE: $28.29 per hour, 20 hours per week, non benefited, MCCC Unit Professional position


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:

Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide copies of all academic transcripts and names, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references.

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