Academic Coordinator, Pathways to the Future – …

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Academic Coordinator, Pathways to the Future – …








Department: Academic Affairs-Academic Innovation & Professional Development


Locations: Fall River, MA


Posted: Jun 11, 2021


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: Full Time Temporary


Position ID: 132172


About Bristol Community College:


Join the Bristol community for work and life!


Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers in the South Coast region and 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 to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you!


As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our


Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Academic Coordinator, Pathways to the Future -(TEMPORARY, up to one year)


DEPARTMENT: Academic Innovation and Professional Development and Academic Advising


REPORTS TO: Associate Dean of Academic Innovation and Professional Development


STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Academic Coordinator, Pathways to the Future is responsible for providing leadership in a collaborative effort to redesign and implement first year experience at Bristol which includes, but is not limited to, providing pro-active advising training to faculty advisors, supporting and scaling of High Impact Practices at Bristol (current HIPs at Bristol include, but are not limited to, Learning Communities, First Year Experience, Open Educational Resources, Pro-Active Advising, Common Intellectual Experience, and Service-Learning), and providing support to the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning’s professional development programming pertaining to HIPs. This is a temporary position, up to one year in duration.




• Provide academic and non-academic proactive advising for an assigned caseload of up to 50

• first-time-first-year students through individual, group, and/or online sessions.

• Assist in developing the scalability of Bristol’s proactive advising efforts by providing on-going training and coaching for staff and faculty who provide advising services to students.

• Lead and coordinate campus-wide efforts to re-design the first-year experience at Bristol. This includes a special focus on developing student learning outcomes, integrating High-Impact Practices (HIPs) into Bristol’s first year experience, exploring ways to infuse equity into the classroom, and implementing a webpage, staff/faculty resources, and an assessment plan.

• Collaborate with the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning staff to analyze specific learning and teaching goals of first year HIPs at Bristol and advise on approaches to meeting those goals.

• Support the creation and enhancement of a suite of HIPs best-practice resources for instructor training purposes and serve as a developer and facilitator for those training efforts.

• Develop and implement a communication plan which identifies ways of engaging and communicating with students, faculty, and staff about the importance of becoming involved in HIPs, especially in the first year.

• Promote infusing of HIPs across new and revised curriculum proposals.

• Collaborate with campus partners to ensure first year HIPs incorporate a holistic network of support for students.

• Develop and implement policy needed to further institutionalize HIPs.

• Serve on the college’s Learning Council and Leading for Change working group, to ensure HIPs are in line with the Massachusetts equity agenda and are designed to support the continued success of students who are most at risk for non-persistence.

• Attend and participate in Pathways to the Future, Academic Innovation and Professional Development, all academic, and all-college meetings, as well as related meetings as assigned.

• Work in collaboration with the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning and provide support for professional development activities and events.

• Maintain professional knowledge and standards by participating in ongoing professional development activities on and off campus.

• Keep supervisor apprised of ongoing plans, developments, and outcomes related to the duties of this position.

• Work collaboratively across the college to ensure shared governance, transparency, and

• assessment practices while helping to move the college towards comprehensive and innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.

• Perform assigned responsibilities at all Bristol locations, including some nights and weekends, during peak periods, to reflect student and staff needs.

• 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.

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








• 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.

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

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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

• Ability to work nights and weekends as needed to assist students and staff.




• Demonstrated experience with Banner, Blackboard, DegreeWorks, and/or Slate.

• 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.


POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, full time, grant funded, unit position with benefits. This position is subject to grant budget appropriations. This position may be evaluated after a period of time, not to exceed one year, for future considerations..


SALARY: $64,615 – $74,077 Labor Grade – 6 – actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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.


Bristol Community College is an 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.




Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Bristol has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. 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 Economic & Business Development area provides business solutions for organizations of all sizes and offers customized courses for individuals seeking educational and career pathways, including high school equivalency and English language proficiency programs. 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.


Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts with locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. Each location has something unique to offer from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and arts in downtown New Bedford, the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus. From city life to seaside, our 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.


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