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Greenfield Community College Special Program Coordinator, OASIS Program, Part-time -non-benefited in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Special Program Coordinator, OASIS Program, Part-time -non-benefited

Category:Academic/Faculty

Department:OASIS Program

Locations:Greenfield, MA

Posted:Apr 7, 2021

Closes:Apr 21, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT

Type:Part-time

Position ID:129795

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About Greenfield Community College:

Greenfield Community College (GCC) is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Supports the newly developed OASIS (Older Adults Seeking, Inspiring and Serving) program under the direction of the Associate Dean of Community Engagement.

We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic about working with older adults who are seeking engagement with the college in the form of service and life-long learning opportunities and has the capacity to think and plan innovatively. The OASIS program was developed in the Fall of 2019 and attracted a large number of participants in the form of volunteering and participating in workshops and classes targeting older adults. Inter-generational mentoring relationships are at the heart of this program, and the candidate must have some familiarity/experience with college student development and mentoring programs.

We are looking for someone who can work comfortably and professionally with a diverse set of colleagues, partners, clients and program participants. The Project Coordinator will assist with tracking of volunteer hours and projects, work with older adults to enhance the rapidly growing program, coordinate with the Associate Dean of Work Force Development to offer workshops and classes that meet the needs of the target audience and provide over sight for the OASIS advisory board. This program will be housed in the evolving Rural Innovation Center and support the mission and goals of that project through an equity lens.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Coordinate Mentoring Program

  • Responsible for recruitment, background checks and training of diverse group of volunteers

  • Work with faculty and staff to recruit students interested in participating in the mentoring program

  • Work with special programs coordinator in work force development to track activities and projects for volunteers

  • Create assessment program to measure impact of mentor program on student learning and success

  • Provide recognition and feedback for volunteers

Coordinate Life Long Learning Opportunities

  • Assess needs and interest of older adults related to abbreviated classes, workshops, cyber-senior program and presentations utilizing written surveys and senior summit gatherings

  • Coordinate curriculum with community partners and long standing Senior Symposia program

  • Work with presenters to ensure paperwork for payment is submitted and processed

  • Develop opportunities for older adults who are looking to expand their skills set or seeking a second career

  • Oversee budget and implement strategies to build revenue

  • Seek grant opportunities that support program development

Community Engagement

  • Collaborate with partners such as RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) in attracting older adult participants

  • Work with community partners who serve older adults to coordinate services and program delivery

  • Boost visibility of the program

  • Create new opportunities for engagement and enhance existing program through community partnerships

Other duties

  • Serve in central staff role supporting development of the Rural Innovation Center

  • Engage in professional development opportunities related to program oversite

  • Collaborate with marketing team to boost visibility of the OASIS program

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Demonstrated experience in program coordination

  • Demonstrated experience with advising/career counseling or academic life coaching

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including outreach, recruiting or marketing

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team

  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word/Publisher)

  • Interest and experience in social media engagement (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook)

  • Organized and self-directed

  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and access

  • Passionate about the community college mission

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in project management or marketing

  • Experience public presentations

  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, Word Press, Constant Contact Survey Monkey

  • Grant/project management experience (e.g. working with spreadsheets, budgets, grant or project reporting)

  • Experience working in community college or other educational setting

  • Experience working with older adults and/or volunteer coordination

Additional Information:

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

SALARY: $30.03 per hour, 18.5 hours per week, non-benefited

CLOSE DATE: April 21, 2021

ANTICIPATED START DATE: July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online.

Create a Greenfield Community College account at You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:

Resume

Cover letter

Contact information for 5 professional references

When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.

Successful completion of a CORI check WILL be required as a condition of employment. Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Applications accepted up to and including April 21, 2021

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:

Greenfield 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.

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT NOTICE:

Greenfield Community College's Annual Security Report is available online at https://www.gcc.mass.edu/safety/files/2020/12/2020-Annual-Security-Report.pdf . The report contains crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years for certain locations associated with the College as well as other campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention; campus safety authority; crime reporting polices; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications), programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; and other matters of importance related to security on campus.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report, you can stop by the Public Safety Office or Human Resources at One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 413-775-1212 (Public Safety) or 413-775-1314 (Human Resources) or by emailing PublicSafety@gcc.mass.edu.

*Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty,

staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. *

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND COMMISSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

URL:www.gcc.mass.edu

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