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Student of Color Coach

MassBay Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 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
Employment Type
Full Time
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Student of Color Coach
Department: Chief Diversity Office
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 demonstrate a passion for teaching and promoting success among a diverse student population. The Student of Color Coach will play a significant role in the administration of the SOC program by assessing the educational goals, academic skills, personal development, and socio-cultural needs of students. The Student of Color coach will help to advise students on academic program requirements, promote student success and retention, and coordinate services to under-represented groups through advocacy and programs.

Key Responsibilities and Duties
The SOC Coach will manage and provide support services to the program participants, and duties will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Assist students in navigating the college community and how to access campus support resources;
  • Develop and manage programs for the Students of Color participants where their experiences enhance their personal, academic, and professor lives;
  • Coordinate the activities of the 4 to 5 part-time SOC Ambassadors student workers;
  • Encourage students to connect with their assigned academic advisor before registration (to assist them in preparing their class schedule);
  • Develop and promote activities which may include securing guest speakers throughout the academic year;
  • Provide workshops for students to assist them in time management, and let students know the value in networking with peers and meeting with their professors;
  • Provide students with the available scholarships and grants, also understand the financial aid process to assist students;
  • Provide SOC content on MassBay webpage and maintain a social media presence of SOC programs and a SOC distribution list;
  • Promote students forming study groups with peers; promote students to explore, participate in the various clubs on campus;
  • Provide a monthly status of students served and suggestions for areas requiring improvement;
  • Serve as Coach for program participants; meet one-on-one with students (25 to 30 students) twice a month;
  • 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: (per the union specification)
  • Educational Requirement: Master’s degree in Management of Human Services, Social Services, or closely related field; with three (3) years experience and/or training that includes multicultural program coordination and community relations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status*;
    *Absent reasonable accommodation. Please email to request a reasonable accommodation.

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 under-served students.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $59,244.00 - 70,498.00 Annual Salary

Position Type: MCCC-Professional

Application Deadline: November 18, 2021 or thereafter until filled.

To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.
Candidates for employment should be aware that all MassBay Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. 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.
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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