Academic Coordinator – College Access Expanded …

Website Bristol Community College

Academic Coordinator – College Access Expanded …



Department: SSEM-College Access

Locations: Fall River, MA

Posted: Sep 28, 2021

Closes: Open Until Filled

Type: Full Time

Position ID: 137393

About Bristol Community College:

Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol has core values rooted in collaboration, communication, inclusion, innovation, respect and student success. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Bristol’s Business Solutions & Partnerships area provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.

With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts. Each location has something unique to offer – from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and history in downtown New Bedford, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus and the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island.

Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.


Bristol Community College provides an accessible, innovative and inclusive education that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world.


Advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner.

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Academic Coordinator – College Access Expanded Pathways Advisor

DEPARTMENT: College Access

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of College Access

POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, full time, grant funded, unit position with benefits. This position is subject to grant appropriations through July 31, 2023.


The Academic Coordinator – College Access Expanded Pathways Advisor will work with area high school guidance staff, students, families and community partners to ensure a seamless transition from high school to degree and/or certificate programs at Bristol Community College. This position will collaborate with Bristol’s Advising office, as well as faculty and staff on the college campus to provide a series of encompassing support for students. The incumbent will be responsible for creating the College Access Academy Peer Mentor Program for our high school-aged student population. The Academic Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for all matters related to peer mentorship, as well as a key contributor to Early College scaffolded supports.



• Serve as the College Access department’s primary Academic Coordinator supporting Bristol’s Early College designated programs and pathways.
• Perform pro-active academic advisement to caseload of students from partner schools, including but not limited to group and individual advising sessions, referrals to campus services, classroom visits, and phone and email correspondence.
• Collaborate with a network of guidance counselors at area comprehensive public, private, charter high schools to recruit students for participation in dual enrollment opportunities.
• Provide onsite support for courses, career days, parent nights and various community engagement events.
• Interview, evaluate and process incoming students for appropriate college course placement and register into appropriate academic curricula.
• Monitor academic progress of students and alert high school and Bristol faculty of students experiencing academic difficulties.

Peer Mentor Program Development

• Collaborate with internal partners within the Student Success Center and Academic Advising for shared best practices around Peer Mentor programs and proactive advising models. The Academic Coordinator will have the authority to make recommendations for adjustments as needed.
• Participate in development of implementation meetings with members of comprehensive, charter and homeschool high school networks to serve as a soundboard for new ideas, program developments that will create actionable items and plans around Peer Mentorship and leadership development.

College Access

• Maintain a working knowledge of best practices in dual and concurrent enrollment; research new trends and advances in the profession; read professional literature; and attend workshops and training sessions.
• Collect and maintain accurate and timely data for program effectiveness.
• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
• Focus on customer service best practices when working with Bristol community members, including faculty, staff, and students.
• Collaborate with Student Services & Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs leadership to compile end-of-year data related to student service and support initiatives funded by applicable state and federal grants in compliance with reporting requirements.
• Use Bristol’s digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; Bristol email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other Bristol social media tools, to advance the college’s social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents.

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 Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Sociology, or closely related field.*
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience and/or training that includes academic advisement, academic placement, counseling, career development, math/electronics teaching, or program/project management.*
• *An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience shall be considered.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work nights and weekends as required.
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the goals and values of a community college.
• Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
• Bristol Community College is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 2022.


• Understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access, equity and student success practices.
• Demonstrated knowledge and application of dual enrollment best practices.
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting educational opportunity for diverse ethnic, social, and economic populations and in an urban campus environment.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Banner and Argos.
• Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

Additional Information:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.

SALARY: Minimum hiring salary $64,615; Labor Grade 6 – actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the 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 to applicants until filled. Applications submitted within 10 calendar days of the posting date will receive priority consideration.


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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