Assistant Director, Math & Science

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Assistant Director, Math & Science

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.

The Assistant Director, Math/Science Center will run the Math and Science Center and coordinate math and science academic support across the Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland campuses, and remotely as needed. This person will hire, supervise, and train full- and part-time staff within the department, as well as manage budgets, coordinate center schedules, engage in active outreach to faculty and staff, develop and deliver workshops, deliver direct support to students across the math curriculum, perform administrative tasks associated with department needs, and assist the Director with day-to-day operations. The Assistant Director will also foster deep content knowledge, implements a pedagogy of teaching students how to learn, and encourage students’ active engagement with learning specialists, faculty, peer tutors, and classmates.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Hire, train, and supervise full-time and part-time professional staff within the Math and Science Center;
  • Manage the Math and Science Center budget across grants and local funding lines;
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the Math and Science Center, including all weekly scheduling for the full-time and part-time staff;
  • Provide direct one-on-one and small-group support to students across all math courses;
  • Work closely with the Academic Achievement Center Director to integrate Math and Science Center services with peer tutoring, testing, workshops, marketing, outreach, and other Academic Achievement areas;
  • Work closely with Deans, chairs of the math and science departments, and faculty across the divisions;
  • Perform administrative tasks, including but not limited to: assisting with grants, collecting statistics, developing materials for and maintaining the Web, providing budgetary input, maintaining electronic and print records, and organizing office files;
  • Serve as principal investigator (PI) for area grants, as required;
  • Contribute to grant writing, reporting, collecting data, and presenting information related to student outcomes;
  • Run Math and Science Center department meetings and actively participate in Academic Achievement Center meetings;
  • Support all aspects of placement testing alongside testing staff;
  • Develop and deliver workshops to support students with Accuplacer, math skills, study skills, and “just in time” support;
  • Develop, coordinate, and deliver a summer bridge program for math;
  • Develop handouts and other materials for student use;
  • Serve as an academic advisor for assigned students;
  • Attend and participate in department meetings and professional development;
  • Serve on college-wide committees and participate in college-wide initiatives such as recruitment, orientation, open houses, and graduation;
  • Collaborate with local high schools and other organizations on math/science academic support;
  • Maintain professional knowledge of research related to developmental education, math education, and best practices in individualized student support;
  • Refer students to appropriate college services (e.g. Accessibility Resources Center, Peer Tutoring, Reading and Writing Center, Counseling, Academic Advising);
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and with academic and student support services, including coordinating group study sessions with faculty and staff;
  • Continually seek to improve the overall professionalism and performance of the center;
  • Assist the Director in the daily operation of the Academic Achievement Center and act as point of contact as needed;
  • Perform 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 a related field (math, education, science);
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial role that included direct staff supervision;
  • Minimum of three years’ experience teaching and/or tutoring students at the post-secondary level;
  • Ability to provide direct academic assistance in all levels of MassBay math courses;
  • Ability to establish productive working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
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;
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills;
  • Ability to work independently and with a multi-campus team;
  • Ability to establish rapport and build harmonious working relationships with people of various ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and use discretion in handling confidential information, such as that protected by FERPA;
  • Current knowledge of best practices in math education at the post-secondary level, particularly developmental education in math;
  • Basic familiarity with student information systems such as Blackboard and PeopleSoft.
Additional Information:

Salary Range: $72,000.00 - 80,000.00 Annual Salary

As a Massachusetts State Employee, you are offered an outstanding suite of benefits adding value to your salary.
  • Array of choices for health insurance plans to meet individual/ family needs
  • Affordable Dental Insurance and vision discount program
  • 12 paid State/ Federal holidays
  • Generous sick, vacation, and personal time
  • Telework option depending on the role/department
  • Flexible Spending Plans to reduce your taxable income
  • Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan, providing a fixed, pre-established benefit for employees at retirement
  • Thinking to save more money towards retirement: consider Deferred Compensation plans i.e., 457(b) or 403(b).
  • Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Free gym and parking on campus
Need more info:

Position Type: Non Unit Professional

Application Deadline: November 4, 2023, or thereafter until filled.

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


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,, (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.


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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