AAPI Success Coach (Academic Counselor)-Advising & LifeMap

Job description

Category: Professional Staff

Department: Advising & LifeMap

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Jun 14, '18

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: UNP-Grant

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.


BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

Bunker Hill Community College was designated in 2016 as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander serving institution (AANAPISI) and awarded a five-year Title III AANAPISI grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The AANAPISI grant which runs under the title "Building the Framework for Success" seeks to support and advance the academic success of the College's Asian American and Pacific Islander and low income students through a comprehensive reform of the ESL curriculum, targeted success coaching and culturally responsive student support services, and a substantive infusion of Asian American Studies issues across key courses in the general education curriculum.

Our College seeks a dynamic, full-time Success Coach who will design and coordinate effective culturally responsive services that engage and support the success of Asian American and Pacific Islander students at BHCC. Supervised by the Director of Advising and under the guidance and programmatic direction of the AANAPISI Project Director, the successful candidate is expected to: demonstrate excellent intercultural, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills in a fast-paced environment; collaborate effectively with a highly diverse group of constituents and stakeholders at the College; demonstrate knowledge of issues affecting the diverse range of Asian American and Pacific Islander students; apply culturally responsive practices in developing services that are appropriate to strengthening Asian American and Pacific Islander students' ethnic identities, engaging them in their chosen communities, and enhancing their academic success and personal growth.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The AAPI Success Coach is responsible for developing and delivering culturally responsive services and programming with a focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students that may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Creating and delivering culturally responsive student services and programming aimed at improving student engagement, retention, and graduation
  • Providing advising and success coaching to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and low income students, with a focus on educational and career planning
  • Developing cohort/community-building activities that promote a safe, supportive atmosphere for exploring one's ethnic identity, aspirations, challenges, and other topics of interest
  • Developing faculty, staff, and peer mentors who can serve as resources and provide effective curricular and co-curricular support
  • Developing outreach activities to provide culturally responsive academic and career pathways for prospective students from local high schools and community-based organizations
  • Building collaborative relationships with different resource centers on campus to provide appropriate support services, such as: academic and career advising; tutoring, forming study groups, supplemental instruction, or accommodations for disabilities; financial literacy skills development; and emergency assistance
  • Working with relevant areas of the College to provide meaningful opportunities for community engagement and other co-curricular activities, as well as training in student leadership development
  • Assisting students in exploring scholarships, internships, and transfer opportunities
  • Increasing awareness of the diversity of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) experiences across the College
  • Developing a resource inventory of internal and external student support services
  • Please note that this is a grant-funded position which runs through 9/30/2021. The College cannot guarantee that the position will be funded every year or institutionalized after the grant period.

    • Master's degree in Asian American Studies, Transnational, Cultural and Community Studies, Education, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology or a closely related field, with three (3) years experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development, or program/project development and/or management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
    • Experience working with diverse students in a fast-paced student services/client services or equivalent setting
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a range of different academic and non-academic units, and community-based organizations
    • Excellent intercultural, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work 2 evenings per week (11a.m.-7p.m.)
    • Proficiency in student information systems as well as MS Word and Excel

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities preferred
    • Prior work experience at a community college preferred
    • Experience working with Asian American and Pacific Islander and English Language Learner populations preferred
    • Second language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, or Bengali preferred

    Additional Information:

    Salary Range: $54,956.00-$60,000.00 Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.

    Grade: 5, Unit-Professional position, Grant-funded

    Review Date: To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By July 19, 2018.

    Application Instructions:

    Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: https://bhcc.interviewexchange.com. Fax transcript files over 2 MB to (617)-228-3328.





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    Posted: 6/15/2018
    Application Due: 7/20/2018
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