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Website Bristol Community College

Special Programs Coordinator – Education and Ca…






Department: EBD – Adult Education


Locations: Taunton, MA


Posted: Dec 22, 2022


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: Full Time


Position ID: 157292


About Bristol Community College:


Bristol Community College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision of advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner. If you share a passion for helping students succeed and enjoy working in a community of innovative, inclusive, and collaborative colleagues, Bristol is the place for you!


As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). We also offer tuition waiver discounts at the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions. More information can be found on our http://www.bristolcc.edu/bristolcommunity/facultystaff/humanresources/benefits/.


Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Special Programs Coordinator – Education and Career Advisor


DEPARTMENT: Adult Education/Economic & Business Development




REPORTS TO: Associate Director, Adult Education




The Special Programs Coordinator – Education and Career Advisor assists students to develop, monitor, fulfill an individual education and career plan that aligns a student’s interests, goals, and abilities with a career, and outlines the steps needed to prepare for that career. The Advisor oversees intake, assessment and support services for adults entering the Adult Education program; monitors student progress, attendance, retention, and follow-up outcomes; and provides referral services as needed. The Education and Career Advisor provides leadership to the Adult Education part-time staff. The Education and Career Advisor tracks student progress, maintains and inputs program data in accordance with MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidelines, and collaborates with key college departments and area adult education programs. Because this position serves Adult Education students who participate in both day and evening classes, the Education and Career Advisor will be required to work a minimum of two evenings per week.




• Develop outreach and recruitment strategies to ensure community access to the program.

• Conduct information and intake sessions with prospective students.

• Administer and evaluate placement tests and assist in appropriate academic placement.

• Orient new students to the program’s policies and activities.

• Assist students in understanding labor market information and developing individualized education and career plans.

• Assist students to identify, clarify, monitor, and achieve educational and career goals through individual and group advising sessions.

• Work collaboratively with instructors to ensure student goals inform instruction.

• Assist students with transition to concurrent and/or next steps in their education and career training experience.

• Maintain confidential student files, including but not limited to a record of advising notes and activities.

• Provide follow-up, at least quarterly, to current and former students to monitor progress towards education and career goals.

• Refer students to community resources as needed in order to enhance academic supports and address barriers to attendance.

• Build and maintain effective community collaborations to support student retention and progress.

• Oversee entry of intake, assessment, goals, and attendance data into the LACES system.

• Attend staff and community planning meetings.

• Work closely with part-time Adult Education staff to accomplish responsibilities related to college and career readiness.

• Participate on designated Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) work groups as convened by the Bristol Workforce Board.

• Comply with DESE and college submission deadlines.

• Serve on the adult education program development team and participate in program assessment and improvement.

• Attend Adult Education staff meetings, college meetings, college committees and professional development provided by the college, participate in state meetings and professional development activities provided by MA Department of Education, as required.

• Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values while interacting with members of the Bristol community.

• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.

• Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.








NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.


• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Business Administration, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other field related to area of assignment.*

• Minimum of three (3) years of experience and/or training involving area of assignment, which may include college registration, academic advisement, career development, career experience, training, curriculum development, audio/visual or graphic production, grant administration, budget development, program/project management, event planning, administrative work in an academic environment, or personal computer operations*

• *An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience shall be considered.

• Demonstrated experience in supporting students in meeting their education, training, and employment goals.

• Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and organization skills that reflect inclusiveness, adaptiveness, and flexibility.

• Flexibility to rearrange priorities as needed.

• Excellent organizational and time management skills.

• Demonstrated commitment to achieving equitable outcomes for all students through upholding the community college mission and serving the needs of first-generation and historically excluded populations.

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications.

• Ability to work evening hours as assigned.

• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

• Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.

• COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: As of January 2022, candidates for employment should be aware that Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.




• Minimum of a Master’s degree in Education or Counseling.

• Demonstrated experience working with students who have disabilities.

• Demonstrated experience in student advising in an adult education or community college setting.

• Demonstrated experience working with adult education students.

• Demonstrated success in supporting students from underrepresented groups including historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first generation college students, adult students, and low-income students.

• Ability to communicate in a language in addition to English, with a preference for Portuguese and/or Spanish.




The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Additional Information:


POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, full time, grant funded, unit position with benefits. This position is subject to grant budget appropriations.




SALARY: Minimum hiring salary $52,754 – $62,000 – Labor Grade 4 – actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which may result in a higher salary than the stated range. Please refer to the New Hire Tables in the CBA for more information.


Application Instructions:


TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin 10 calendar days from the posting date.




1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.


2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.


3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).


All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.


A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.


The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.


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