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Greenfield Community College Sr. Special Program Coordinator, Early Education and Care Career Pathways Grant Coordinator in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Sr. Special Program Coordinator, Early Education and Care Career Pathways Grant Coordinator


Department:Early Education and Career Pathways

Locations:Greenfield, MA

Posted:Apr 7, 2021

Closes:Apr 23, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT


Position ID:129655


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:


Under the general supervision of the Dean of Business and Information Technology, the Coordinator will provide leadership, management coordination, support, and fiscal oversight of the Early Education and Care Career Pathways Grant at Greenfield Community College. Will also work closely with the Education Programs Coordinator, Early Childhood Education faculty, and other local stakeholders to enrich education and career pathways for early childhood education providers.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages and monitors EEC Career Pathways grant project activities to ensure implementation and service delivery as described by the grant program, including staffing, programmatic, and fiscal obligations

  • Facilitate system building and regional initiatives among the partner community colleges and other grant partners

  • Work closely with Program Coordinator to coordinate grant funded programming and goals with regular Education Department programming

  • Maintain and implement programming for the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) in collaboration with Program Coordinator

  • Work closely with CDA Specialist to ensure accurate and timely communication regarding CDA programming.

  • Maintain and enhance relationships with ECE, FCC and OST providers and other feeder programs (such as the Literacy Center, Strong Start and CFCEs, etc.) for recruitment, needs assessment, and collaboration

  • Maintain and enhance relationships with ECE, FCC and OST providers and other feeder programs (such as the Literacy Center, Strong Start and CFCEs, etc.) for recruitment, needs assessment, and collaboration

  • Act as liaison between employers, primary and secondary schools, local & regional business partners, MassHire, and; as related to grant programming

  • Work closely with the ECE Program Coordinator to create supports for both traditional and nontraditional learners through grant initiatives such as enhanced advising, workshop tutoring, and career coaching

  • Establish and maintain coordination of grant services between offices at GCC including enrollment services, advising, business office, financial aid, bookstore, human resources, career services

  • Coordinate with faculty from other college departments to support development of contextualized courses and flexible scheduling to support workforce professionals and traditional students.

  • Interface with EEC and the Department of Higher Education representatives to ensure grant goals are being met

  • Participate in all EEC sponsored and partner meetings on and off and share relevant information with Program Coordinator and CDA Specialist

  • Regulate and track project expenditures to ensure consistency with grant and college budget process

  • Manage data collection as required by the grant and assist with enhanced data collection to support on-going programming

  • Write and submit reports as required by the grant

  • Coordinates and supervises Career Pathways staff

  • Recruitment of participants for all Career Pathways supported programs, including CECE, CECE/CDA, AS ECE and

  • Serves as the advisor of record for CDA cohort students and supports their learning by diligently following their progress and documenting any changes to their course trajectory or outcomes

  • Manages new student applications and ensures all requisite college application components are complete and submitted by stated deadlines

  • Engages with college marketing staff to develop regular, high-quality advertising for the CDA cohort opportunity.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

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  • Masters' degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Business Administration, Marketing, Education Administration, or other field related to area of assignment; with three (3) years' experience and/or training involving area of assignment, which may include business management, program/project management, grant administration, budget development, community relations, curriculum development, education, counseling, substance abuse, non-traditional student services, or public assistance programs; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Familiarity with community college academic programs, services, students and culture; and

  • Willingness to travel and to work occasional evening and weekends.


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders;

  • Ability to write clearly and compose concise, coherent reports; and

  • Ability to flexibly adapt to changes, new ideas, and initiatives as part of an evolving program and grant process.


  • Five (5) years' experience in Early Childhood/OST

  • Five (5) years' grant management experience

  • Previous college level instruction and/or professional development leadership experience

  • Demonstrated successful experience working in a community college teaching, advising, program coordination, or a related role

  • Knowledge of the national and statewide early childhood and OST child care and education systems including EEC's QRIS, NAEYC, and competency-based learning

  • Ability to analyze information to develop and support innovative programming related to early childhood education; and

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse early childhood education and out-of-school time educators, administrators and students.


This position is located in an office setting, not subject to extreme variations of temperatures, odors etc. Low to moderate noise. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. Operates equipment i.e. Computer, calculator, copier/fax machines etc. The person in this position needs to move about inside the office. Will also move about throughout the campus as needed. The person frequently communicates with colleagues, staff and the community. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations. Occasionally works evenings and weekends. Occasional travel to and from meetings etc.

Additional Information:


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.


Grade 4. $59,244 to $84,938. Candidates are advised that salary is determined by education and experience using the classification compensation system established in the collective bargaining agreement and therefore it is very unlikely that the starting salary will be at or near the top of the range.

GRANT FUNDED - Yes. Position funded by EEC Grant. Continued employment is dependent on grant funding.

CLOSE DATE: April 21, 2021


Application Instructions:

Create a Greenfield Community College account and upload the following required documents for consideration:


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.

Review of applications will begin with those received up to and including April 16, 2021


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.


Greenfield Community College's Annual Security Report is available online at . 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

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

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