Director-Learning Communities

Job description

Category: Administrators

Department: Humanities & Learning Communities

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Jan 11, 2019

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: NUP

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's Director of Learning Communities provides leadership and administrative support for the design, implementation and assessment of Learning Communities that foster student access, equity and achievement. Reporting to the Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities, the Director collaborates with faculty, academic departments, advisors, enrollment and student services staff, and institutional research to sustain, strengthen and scale the institution's nationally recognized Learning Communities Program.

Serving 4,500 plus students each academic year, BHCC's Learning Communities are the cornerstone of a comprehensive student success campaign. Students enrolled in Learning Communities benefit from active and interdisciplinary learning experiences, mentoring, and integrated support services that make it more likely they will stay in college, do well in their courses, and achieve their academic goals.

  • Play a leadership role in the design and delivery of Learning Community Seminars and Clusters
  • Coordinate a comprehensive professional development program for faculty and staff participating in Learning Communities
  • Collaborate with the College's Learning Community Think Tank to determine 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 Coach Advising and LifeMap Initiatives into Learning Communities
  • Supervise the Learning Communities Special Programs Coordinator and provide leadership for the ACE Mentor Program
  • Coordinate with Student Services to integrate support services into Learning Communities
  • Collaborate with faculty to integrate culturally responsive and relevant practices into Learning Communities
  • Provide leadership in the assessment of core student learning outcomes in Learning Communities
  • Coordinate with Academic Innovation and Distance Education to integrate instructional and assessment technology into Learning Communities
  • Coordinate with Institutional Research to collect, analyze and disseminate qualitative and quantitative Learning Community data
  • Coordinate with the Integrated Communications Department to develop internal and external promotional materials
  • Foster the migration of proven Learning Community core pedagogical practices across the curriculum and co curriculum
  • Collaborate with the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth and other programs and grant funded initiatives
  • Collect and analyze data for grant reports and assist with the writing of grant reports and proposals


  • Master's degree required; doctorate preferred
  • Three years prior experience in post-secondary education
  • Teaching experience required; community college teaching experience preferred
  • Successful project management experience
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, computer database, writing and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Experience in learning communities preferred; experience in other high impact practices (e.g. collaborative learning, community-based learning, diversity and global learning, experiential learning, first year experience) a plus
  • Background in student development theory and practice a plus

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $80,000.00-$85,000.00

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By March 7, 2019.

Application Instructions:

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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A Copy of your Unofficial Transcripts

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Posted: 1/12/2019
Application Due: 3/8/2019
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