Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Thu Sep 5 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Staff Associate will provide leadership, coordination, support, and fiscal oversight of the Early Education and Care (EEC) Career Pathways grant. The Staff Associate will work closely with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) faculty and other local stakeholders to enrich training and career pathways for early childhood education providers.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage and monitor EEC Career Pathways grant project activities to ensure proper implementation and service delivery as described by the grant program, including staffing, programmatic, and fiscal obligations.
Collaborate with Bristol Community College's Education program coordinators, faculty, and community partners to develop Child Development Associate (CDA) programming.
Assist with a grant-mandated industry assessment and apply relevant results to the outreach, recruitment, and program development of the Bristol Career Pathway Program.
Enhance and strengthen collaborations with early childhood/Out of School Time (OST) providers within in the local community.
Serve as liaison between employers, primary and secondary schools, local & regional business partners, MassHire, and Bristol in order to comply with the requirements of the grant.
Assist the ECE faculty and Workforce Development to create and implement a new CDA program.
Work closely with the ECE program to create supports for both traditional and nontraditional learners through grant initiatives, such as enhanced advising, professional tutoring, and career coaching.
Establish and maintain coordination of grant services between offices at Bristol including, but not limited to, Enrollment Management, Advising, Marketing & Communications, Business Services, Financial Aid, Early Childhood Education program, and the Workforce Development office.
Coordinate with faculty from other college departments to support contextualized learning and cohort classes in flexible ways in order to support workforce professionals and traditional students.
Support the teaching and learning process by assisting faculty who are providing dedicated cohort classes of grant funded students.
Interface with EEC and the Department of Higher Education representatives to ensure grant goals are being met.
Participate in all EEC sponsored and partner meetings on- and off-campus
Regulate and track project expenditures and data to ensure consistency with grant and college budget process and fiscal policies.
Supervise and coordinate work of Career Pathways staff.
Write and submit reports in collaboration with the Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator.
Recruit participants for CDA and developmental coursework.
Supervise and lead assigned staff; recruit, interview, and hire staff as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
Minimum of three years of professional experience in Early Childhood/OST.
Grant management experience.
Demonstrated familiarity with community college academic programs, services, students, and culture.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office business software (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or work-sites as required.
Willingness to work occasional evening and weekends.
Demonstrated ability to:
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders.
Write clearly and compose concise, coherent reports.
Flexibly adapt to changes, new ideas, and initiatives as part of an evolving program and grant process.
Work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body
Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
Demonstrated successful experience working in a community college in a teaching, advising, program coordination, or related role.
Demonstrated knowledge of the national and statewide early childhood and OST child care and education systems including Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care's (EEC's) Quality Rating and Improvement System (MA-QRIS), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and competency-based learning.
Demonstrated ability to analyze information to develop and support innovative programming related to early childhood education.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with diverse early childhood education and out-of-school time educators, administrators, and students.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, grant-funded, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required. This position is subject to grant budget appropriations.
SALARY: Hiring range $49,000 - $58,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu