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Student of Color Coach

MassBay Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Student of Color Coach
Department: Chief Diversity Office
Location: Wellesley Hills/Framingham
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 Student of Color Coach will play a significant role in the administration of the SOC program. The Coach reports directly to the Chief Diversity Officer and will work 12 up to 18 hours a week at the Wellesley campus and may be assigned to the Framingham and Ashland campus for a day.
The Coach will track and provide support services to program participants, and duties will include but are not limited to the following:

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Serve as Coach for program participants; meet one-on-one with students (25 to 30 students) twice a month;
  • Assist students with locating campus support resources; and scheduling monthly activities that are of interest to the students;
  • Ensure that the students are prepared for classes (textbooks, syllabus, etc.);
  • Encourage students to meet with their professors and assigned academic coach before registration (prepare their class schedule);
  • Be aware of scholarships, grants, and the financial aid process to encourage students to apply.
  • Promote students forming study groups with peers;
  • Promote students exploring and participating in various clubs on campus;
  • Help coordinate monthly SOC meetings;
  • Recommend and assist in activities and securing speakers series throughout the academic year;
  • Maintain a SOC distribution list;
  • Keep the SOC participate in planned activities informed with a bi-monthly update
  • Provide a bi-monthly status of students served and suggestions for areas requiring improvement;

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;
  • 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:
  • Previous experience working with this student population;
  • Associate degree or higher;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire others;
  • Proven ability to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Information:
Salary Range: $18.00 - 20.00 Hourly Wage
Classification Type: Temporary Employee
Application Deadline: August 26, 2021, or thereafter until filled.
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 for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance,, (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.

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