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Reading & Writing Learning Specialist

Employer
MassBay Community College
Location
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 10, 2022

Job Details



Reading & Writing Learning Specialist


Department: VP Academic Affairs


Location: Wellesley Hills

MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.


Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.

Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population. This is a part-time position with a maximum 18 hours per week at the Wellesley Hills campus and/or remote. The learning specialist will facilitate the development and implementation of academic services in reading and writing across the curriculum, working individually or with groups of students to promote academic success and retention. May train tutors in working with students on reading and writing.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Meet with students individually to assess learning needs in the areas of reading and writing across the curriculum.Deliver direct services or refer to appropriate resources;
  • Recommend and implement innovative approaches to students’ academic success, life-long learning, and independent learning;
  • Work with peer tutors to support student learning, including possible training and mentoring of peer tutors;
  • Assist with community and college outreach in support of the Academic Achievement Center’s mission, functions, and role in the college community;
  • Determine suitable referrals to other college resources based on student need;
  • May assist in the development of non-traditional approaches for programming in reading/writing;
  • May assist with creating and delivering curriculum and/or workshops to address student success;
  • May collaborate with other reading/writing specialists and faculty across the disciplines to determine student needs and develop response strategies;
  • May assist in grant writing and reporting and in the implementation of grant-funded initiatives; and
  • Perform related duties, as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Commitment to Equity:
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to the Equity Agenda; collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on the College’s strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
  • Contribute to discussion and review of applicable College policies with a critical lens toward diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Engage with the Office of Diversity on issues related to underserved student success;
  • Further the examination of pertinent practices that are culturally responsive and reflective of inclusive perspectives; and
  • Engage in conversations with colleagues and students regarding best practices within the discipline or programmatic related to equity and inclusion.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.

All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Rhetoric/Composition, English, ESL, Education, or closely related field; with one (1) year experience and/or training that includes teaching, instructional technology or program development; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in the instruction of reading and writing;
  • Experience working with ESL students and with adult learners;
  • Experience in the use of competency-based, individualized instruction, preferably in a comprehensive learning center or writing center;
  • Basic working knowledge of writing center theory and pedagogy;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member;
  • Experience in the use of technology in the teaching of reading and writing, and for purposes of scheduling and data tracking;Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of a community college; and,
  • Experience in higher education, preferably at a community college.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
  • Experience working in a diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students.
Additional Information:


Salary Range: $30.03 per hour


Position Type: MCCC Professional Grade 5

Application Deadline: August 8, 2022, or thereafter until filled.


To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.

Staff

Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.

Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

Massachusetts Bay 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, Title VII 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 Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, lmacdonald@massbay.edu, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Company

MassBay CC

MassBay serves approximately 6,000 full-time and part-time students each year from the greater Boston and MetroWest region on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland. The College offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a robust portfolio of non-credit courses. These program offerings provide students with a practical, affordable education to prepare them for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs or for direct entry into high-demand careers.

At Massachusetts Bay Community College, we seek exceptionally talented faculty and staff to join our team.

MassBay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from minority and bilingual candidates in support of its culturally diverse student community.

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