General Summary: The Coordinator for Black/African American Male Student Success supports the college's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in conjunction with the Success Scholars program, multicultural center, and other services that facilitate the personal, social, academic and cultural well-being of underserved students, with a focus on Black /African American male students. The position will work with Black /African American male students to develop individualized success plans, identify barriers to retention and degree completion, coordinate wrap-around support, foster academic achievement and provide guidance and support as students pursue their academic goals. This is a grant funded position that will continue until the end of August.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruit Black/African American males to participate in the Brotherhood affinity group.
Develop equity-centered partnerships and interventions with departments and organizations campus-wide to support retention efforts for Black/African-American male students
Develop and implement a system to assess program effectiveness and the impact to student success by leveraging technology to aid in mentoring, retention and success efforts
Review, analyze and interpret institutional data to inform current and future program initiatives
Research and develop programs and training for relevant opportunities and initiatives which promote positive role-modeling, self-efficacy and personal/professional development
Work with Faculty, and the Multicultural and Success Scholars staff to assist with the coordination of the "MCC Brotherhood" to provide support, respect, guidance and strategies for success while creating a sense of community within Black/African American male students
Coordinate outreach efforts and establish meaningful connections with the Brotherhood members on a weekly basis
Coordinate with the Success Scholars mentoring program to provide mentoring that supports and connects targeted students with student peer mentors in an intentional and purposeful way
Work with a wide variety of constituents to assess and address barriers to access, retention and success
Serve as support resource for historically underserved students
Bachelor's degree in Education, Africana Studies, Student Personnel Services, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology or other related fields
Experience in post-secondary education in an area such as student activities, student support or multicultural programs
Experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion to effect meaningful change and promote student success.
Possesses communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with and increasing diverse array of students and colleagues.
Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, veterans, and individuals with different academic preparation levels and varying physical and learning abilities.
Master's degree in Higher Education, Africana Studies, Personnel Services, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology or other related fields.
Community college professional experience with programs serving underrepresented groups and students, such as but not limited to African-American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Knowledge and experience with Black and African-Americans and deep understanding of unique experiences and needs of these students
Bilingual skills a plus.
Salary Range: $30.03 per hour
Location: Lowell Campus, with travel to Bedford on an as needed basis
Hours: 18.5 per week, schedule to be determined upon hire, This position will be eligible for a maximum of two days of telework in accordance with the College's telework policy.
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.