Learning Disability Specialist/Transition - Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481

United States


Detailed Job Description

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Consult with parents, students, high school teachers, state agencies, and other inclusion specialists to develop and assess goals for students in the Transitional Scholars Program;
  • Educate students and parents of available college services including accommodations, transportation, recreation and extracurricular activities;
  • Coordinate college learning and disability services including matching students with faculty, peer mentors, and tutors;
  • Meet weekly with students to track individual progress to ensure their academic and co-curricular needs are being met;
  • Coordinate all college textbooks and materials for students to be successful with their coursework;
  • Communicate regularly with Dean of Students on program progress and all issues relating to student progress;
  • Run weekly staff meetings to discuss progress and for professional development;
  • Works closely with Disability Resources’ full- and part-time staff in determining and providing accommodations for students with disabilities;
  • Maintain contacts and constant communication with school districts and state agencies towards student success and IEP goals;
  • Arrange consulting services (e.g. job development, sexuality education, adaptive technology) for students on an as needed basis;
  • Conduct ongoing team meetings for individual students to discuss progress and plan for future semesters, etc;
  • Maintain database/record of students and their related course selections, services, and project activities;
  • Track expenditures for program budget;
  • Facilitate contracts between participants and the College;
  • Problem solve any issues as they arise;
  • Perform administrative tasks associated with departmental activities;
  • Determine suitable referrals to other college resources based on student need;
  • Advise students as assigned;
  • Serve on College committees;
  • Perform related duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in education, related counseling, special education, or related field;

  • Prior experience working with high school and college age student population with disabilities;

  • Five years of recent field experience with proven ability in the classroom, preferably at a community college;

  • Proven oral and written communication and extensive experience with electronic communication;

  • Experience working with a diverse student population, including under-prepared students and adult learners;

  • Evidence of commitment in seeking ways to improve student success, leadership;

  • Understanding of and commitment to the community college mission and proven commitment to higher academic standards;

  • Demonstrated history of integrity;

  • Ability to work effectively as a team player.

Education:                 Master’s degree required

Funding:                    State Appropriated    

Salary Range:            $57,330 - $88,208.25  Pay Grade 6, In accordance with the qualifications and experience and subject to classification and the collective bargaining agreement.

To Apply:                   Please complete our online application by clicking the “Apply” button. Include letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 professional references with contact information. Finalist candidates must provide official transcripts and/or certifications. 

Deadline:                    April 23, 2016 or thereafter until filled

Massachusetts Bay Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or handicap in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any inquiries or complaints concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title IV, Title VII, Title IX, Age Discrimination Act 1975 or Section 504, may contact Robin Nelson-Baily at 781-239-3000, who is the College coordinator for those statutes. Inquiries may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, 20202, or the Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA 02109.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

Keyword Phrases

  • Learning Disabilities Specialist
  • Transitional Scholars
  • Learning Disability Specialist/Transition
  • Student Development
  • Disabled Student Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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