Website Bristol Community College
NECHE Student Committee Member (part-time; up to 5 positions available)
Department: Academic Affairs
Locations: Fall River, MA
Posted: Aug 17, 2022
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Part Time Non Benefited
Position ID: 151990
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.
POSITION TITLE: NECHE Student Committee Member (part-time; up to 5 positions available)
DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs
REPORTS TO: NECHE Steering Committee Co-Chair
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is the accrediting body for Bristol Community College, and, every ten years, the college examines its practices and policies in a Self-Study report to demonstrate that reaccreditation is warranted. This college-wide effort involves all constituents: faculty, staff, administration, and students.
The Self-Study report is broken down into nine standards, with titles such as “Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship” and “Planning and Governance.” A committee is tasked with working on each standard–on each portion of the Self-Study–and the make-up of that group aligns with what is being examined. NECHE Student Committee Members will engage with faculty and staff in this work for the report that is due in 2024. The student perspective is vital to assess Bristol’s efforts at achieving each standard.
NECHE Student Committee Members will attend biweekly meetings for their assigned committee, beginning September 2022 through the Spring of 2023. The Student Committee Member would have similar duties as staff and faculty committee members, which include but are not limited to: attending meetings, engaging in discussion during and between meetings, reviewing and gathering materials in preparation for meetings, and developing/sharing ideas. Meetings are an hour in length and will be conducted online.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Attend, and participate in, bi-weekly meetings of the assigned Standard Committee.
• Review and analyze materials, and generate feedback/ideas for sharing at bi-weekly meetings.
• Submit electronic timesheet in Self Service Time & Attendance (SSTA) weekly, or paper timesheet, if required for payroll purposes.
• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.
• Must be a currently enrolled Bristol Community College student in good academic and conduct standing.
• Ability to communicate effectively in a professional setting.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications.
• Must have reliable access to a computer with online access for attending virtual meetings and reviewing materials.
• 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.
• Completion of at least one semester at Bristol.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Teams.
• Familiarity with Bristol’s student resources.
• Ability to communicate in a language in addition to English.
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 a part-time, non-unit, non-benefited position. NECHE Student Committee Members may work up to a maximum of four (4) hours per week during the academic year. The expected commitment would be 2 to 4 hours per week.
SALARY: $15.50 per hour.
ANTICIPATED START DATE/DURATION: Work to begin in September 2022 and continue through the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Bristol 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 or military 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, TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Title IX & Equity Compliance Officer, Gia Sanchez at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 774.357.2264; the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
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.
REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE APPLICATION PROCESS:
1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.
2) A current resume.
3) A cover letter which explains why you are interested in this position.
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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