Senior Community/Outreach Counselor

Job description

Provide advising and support to primarily Spanish speaking students in the early childhood education department. The EEC Career Pathways grant is designed to provide access to a credit-bearing CDA Plus program to educators in the EEC mixed-delivery system. The Senior Community Outreach Counselor will assist with recruitment, enrollment, advising for both bilingual and single language Spanish speakers. Also responsible for gathering data to track student progress on CDA attainment and EEC credentialing advancement, and assist the Director of Early Childhood Grant Initiative to evaluate and improve the program. Working occasional nights, weekends will be necessary for compliance with grant activities.

  • Assists with implementation of EEC Career Pathways grant program.
  • Recruit students to participate in the Spanish CDA Plus program.
  • Assists students with enrollment process including: applying to the college, facilitating placement testing, and completing necessary EEC documents.
  • Responsible for supporting and advising Education Department students participating in EEC Career Pathways grant activities.
  • Support the EEC Career Pathways grant team to plan and facilitate orientation activities for EEC Career Pathways CDA Plus students including but not limited to: kick-off event, familiarize them to on-campus student supports, college resources, and end of program celebration.
  • Assists students with matriculation, applying for EEC Scholarship, connecting them with the financial aid department, and other departments as necessary.
  • Assists students to complete and update Individual Professional Development Plans as necessary.
  • Maintain student advisee caseload to oversee all advising services to ensure academic success.
  • Coordinates support services such as tutoring, student skills assessment, career exploration and referral services.
  • Compiles appropriate student data for reporting purposes.
  • Participates in college-wide, division and department meetings and events as appropriate.
  • Participates in local and statewide meetings as needed.
  • Work environment will be both on-site and remote as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree required from an accredited institution of higher education in early childhood education or a related field;
  • Experience with Massachusetts higher education system;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish;
  • Ability to interact with early childhood education, family child care, and out of school time educators, and the college;
  • Ability to write clearly and compose concise, coherent reports in English and Spanish;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders;
  • Willingness to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse abilities and academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural composition of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Experience with Child Development Associate Credential;
  • Experience working with the state EEC system;
  • Knowledge of EEC teacher credentialing system.
  • EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

    Full-time, MCCC/MTA position

    Hours: 37.5 hrs./week; 12 month position; Full State benefits
    Funding Source: EEC Career Pathways Grant, three-year renewable grant

    - All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
    - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

    Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/27/2021
    Application Due: 4/9/2021
    Work Type: Full Time