Director of Learning Communities (SUCCESS) - Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Community College
Location: Roxbury, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 145593
Location: Roxbury, MA Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Apr 20 2022 Job Description:
The Director of Learning Communities is a new position in support of the SUCCESS Initiative at RCC. The Director will lead the development, implementation, and assessment of Learning Communities that foster student equity and success. Reporting to the Dean, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, the Director will collaborate with Faculty, Academic Departments, Advisors, Success Coaches, Enrollment, and Student Services to develop learning communities to increase student persistence, connect students learning to careers, and improve learning outcomes of RCC students. The Director will provide leadership and support in the curriculum redesign of the college's ACS 102 (College Success) course. S/he will develop metrics of assessment to measure student success and learning outcomes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Play a leadership role in the design and delivery of Learning Communities
Coordinate a comprehensive professional development program for faculty and staff participating in Learning Communities
Collaborate with faculty to integrate culturally sustaining practices into Learning Communities
Provide leadership in the design and assessment of core student learning outcomes in Learning Communities
Collaborate with the College Deans and Department Chairs to recommend course offerings, develop programming, and implement ongoing assessment of Learning Communities
Coordinate with Department Chairs and Academic Records to schedule Learning Community offerings
Collaborate with Enrollment Services to promote Learning Communities for incoming students and to integrate Success Coaching and Advising into Learning Communities
Coordinate with Student Services to integrate support services into Learning Communities
Coordinate with Academic Technology to integrate instructional and assessment technology into Learning Communities.
Coordinate with the Marketing and Communication Department to develop internal and external promotional materials
Coordinate with Institutional Research to collect, analyze and disseminate qualitative and quantitative Learning Community data
Foster the migration of proven Learning Community high impact practices across the curriculum and coï¿½ curriculum
Lead curriculum revisions and additions to the ACS 102 (College Success) course.
Work with ACS 102 faculty, non-credit instructors, and members of industry to help focus classes into learning community cohorts designed to support students with career exploration.
Hold regular curriculum review and assessment meetings with ACS 102 faculty and related staff.
Collaborate with Learning Center Director, tutors, and faculty to engage a student learning profile involving tutors, peer mentors, and other cohort-specific team members.
Collaborate with non-credit departments on ways to bridge community ESOL with credit-bearing courses for students interested in matriculating to RCC.
Work interdepartmentally with Academic and Student Affairs to collaborate on a summer bridge seminar designed to increase retention and academic performance
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
A minimum of three years prior experience working in higher education
Post-secondary teaching experience
Experience implementing learning communities or high impact practices associated with learning communities (e.g. cohort learning, collaborative learning, community-based learning, contextualized learning, culturally sustaining learning, experiential learning, integrative learning, interdisciplinary learning, embedded supports and integrated peer mentoring programs)
Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
Proven ability to collaborate effectively across departments and work areas
Experience in student learning outcomes development and assessment
Experience using assessment and data analysis for decision-making
Successful project management experience
Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically, and creatively
Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, writing and communication, and computer database skills
Community college teaching experience
This is a full-time, non-union position, with full benefits.
All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the U.S
This is a grant funded position. Renewal will be contingent upon funding
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation. Including but not limited to:
Reasonable Health, Dental and Vision Plans
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
All offers of employment at Roxbury Community College are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check review. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates and/or all persons who have an employment relationship with RCC, as deemed necessary.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 3, 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.
Roxbury 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 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 Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
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Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community including people of color, recent immigrants and nontraditional populations. The College mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL and community education.