Detailed Job Description
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Development, the Academic Coordinator will coordinate educational support and advising for students in the Educational Transitions Program (ETP) from Turners Falls and Greenfield High Schools. The Academic Coordinator also will manage the record-keeping, compilation of data and reporting for the program and perform related work as directed by the Director of Student Development.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Coordinates the Educational Transitions Programs for Greenfield and Turners Falls High Schools;
- Serves as a contact point for community agencies and local high schools;
- Works with high school staff to advise and recruit potential ETP students;
- Provides individual and/or group advising to meet the personal, social, emotional and academic needs of ETP students;
- Serves as the primary academic advisor to ETP students;
- Coordinates services such as, but not limited to, Admission, Testing, Advising, Financial Aid, Transfer, Bursar, Disability Services, Counseling and Peer Tutoring for ETP students;
- Coordinates application materials with Admissions and high school guidance, correspondence and program procedures for ETP students, to include writing a year-end report with program statistics;
- Builds and maintains program budgets in conjunction with the Director of Student Development and the GCC Foundation;
- Teach a section of College Success dedicated to new ETP students;
- Compiles and monitors data pertaining to ETP students;
- Coordinates financial aid and scholarship decisions for students, as appropriate;
- Supervise a work study student who acts as a peer mentor to current ETP students;
- Coordinates annual orientation and end of year events for ETP students;
- Coordinates mandatory orientation program for all new and returning students;
- Tracks data related to attendance in orientation program and applies and removes holds;
- Participates in hiring and training of orientation leaders;
- Administers orientation budget and works with student senate to finalize;
- Collaborates with other dual enrollment advisor in student development grouping;
- Works with staff to update and deliver content of GCC 101 (orientation overview);
- Co-coordinates Student Success Series;
- Participates in regular staff meetings;
- Participates in professional development related to the duties of the position;
- Provides input and participates in college-wide committees and meetings as a representative for the ETP students; and
- Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director of Student Development.
- Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or related field;
- Three (3) years' experience or training in academic counseling/advisement, program development and grants administration or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience; and
- Demonstrated experience working with a non-traditional, diverse student population and the coordination of internal/external resources to effect successful transition to the college environment.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND APTITUDES:
- Ability to effectively analyze data;
- Ability to exercise discretion and interpret privacy regulations governed by FERPA;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to provide motivation, incentive and leadership; and
- Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity.
- Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Development or related field;
- Five (5) years' experience or training working with high school age individuals in a high school, community or college setting in an academic counseling/advisement role; including program development and grants administration, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
- Experience advising high school aged students; and
- Experience with new student orientation programs.
Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college of approximately 2,100 credit students. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.