North Short Community College Special Programs Coordinator, Adult Learning Center and Workplace Education program in Danvers, Massachusetts

Special Programs Coordinator, Adult Learning Center and Workplace Education program


Department:Corporate and Community Education

Locations:Danvers, MA

Posted:Dec 17, 2018

Closes:Dec 27, 2018 - 11:59 PM EST


Ref. No.:FY19-FT25


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:

Special Programs Coordinator, Adult Learning Center and Workplace Education program

32 hours per week (12 hours from DESE ALC grant and 20 hours from DESE Workplace Education)

Grant funded, MCCC Unit Professional position, Grade 4, benefited

Danvers campus

The Special Program Coordinator plays a dual role in the ALC and Workplace Education program with a focus on recruitment and retention of adult students from admission to completion of the program. As Coordinator, this individual will manage all aspects of program planning, delivery and reporting; provide broad outreach to the community and uphold DESE standards and policies. S/he will provide leadership in the delivery of holistic, "appreciative" academic, career and personal advising; outreach to students; in-person sessions; and communication with students in a variety of ways, including email, phone, onsite, and other electronic means. Contact with students will occur in regular daytime hours, including limited Digital Literacy instruction at North Shore Medical Center. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the ALC Coordinator, the Dean of Corporate & Professional Education, all program staff, other college personnel and area agencies.


  • Work with the ALC Coordinator on recruitment, retention, and goal-setting activities

  • Provide pre-admission advising, screening and assessment for students considering the Ability to Benefit and ESOL Workplace Education programs

  • Serve as a liaison for Healthcare employer partners; facilitate the Planning and Evaluation Team (PET) meetings at North Shore Medical Center

  • Work collaboratively with other College and Career advisors to facilitate initial orientations and conduct pre and post assessments for students as needed

  • Act as the main academic and career support for a cohort of students in the ALC's Level 1 and Level 2 classes

  • Facilitate regular student workshops related to career development, including a lesson plan and evaluation

  • Work individually with students in their assigned cohorts to formulate long range integrated academic and career plans

  • Refer students to college and community- based and state/federal agencies for assistance.

  • Provide Digital Literacy lessons to employees at North Shore Medical Center in collaboration with ESOL instructors

  • Use established procedures to monitor student progress and provide academic, career and personal advising and follow up to students.

  • Prepare and generate reports identifying academic and career outcomes

  • Participate in meetings and facilitate career related activities relevant to the program

  • Participate in professional development opportunities as they arise

  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Dean of Corporate and Community Education


  • Bachelor's Degree with 3 years' related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Experience working in an Adult Learning Center is preferred.

  • Familiarity with Health Care careers preferred.

  • Knowledge of Community College academic programs, services and culture preferred.

  • Knowledge of career exploration assessment tests and tools preferred.

  • Understanding of curriculum development; teaching experience preferred.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to think critically and creatively.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the barriers that challenge adult learners.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, writing and public speaking skills.

  • Ability to work flexible day hours and to travel to community sites in response to program needs.

  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

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

Additional Information:

SALARY RANGE:Anticipated starting salary range $42,420.05-$45,500.00 for 32 hours per week for 12 months. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement. This is a grant funded position (12 hours from DESE ALC grant and 20 hours from DESE Workplace Education).


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 December 27, 2018. 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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