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Senior Special Programs Coordinator-Learning Communities

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Category:: Professional Staff
Department:: Learning Communities
Locations:: Boston, MA
Posted:: Jun 17, 2022
Closes:: Jul 31, 2022 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: UNP
Position ID:: 149196

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Bunker Hill is also a Hispanic Service Institution, defined as an institution that has an enrollment of undergrad full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. Approximately 600 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.

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Job Description:

Serving 4,500 students each academic year, Bunker Hill Community College's Learning Communities are the cornerstone of the College's comprehensive student success and equity agenda. Students enrolled in Learning Communities benefit from active and interdisciplinary learning experiences, peer 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.

The ACE Peer Mentor Program is committed to helping students enrolled in Learning Communities make a successful transition to the College by focusing on academic achievement, cultural competency and engagement. ACE Mentors are integrated into Learning Community classrooms where they serve as resources to help new students adjust to the academic, social and personal environment at BHCC. ACE Mentors collaborate with faculty in designing Learning Community curriculum and assignments and co-facilitate class activities, discussions and study groups.

The Senior Special Programs Coordinator for Learning Communities is responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate the ACE Mentor Program, including the following responsibilities:
    • Recruit, hire and train 30-60 peer mentors per year
    • Design and implement comprehensive year-long training curriculum on academic achievement, cultural competency and student engagement
    • Collaborate with faculty to assign mentors and provide training on best practices for integrating peer mentoring into teaching and learning
  • Recruit students to enroll in Learning Communities; work with faculty/staff leaders to design and implement recruitment strategies
  • Collaborate with Advising and LifeMap and Student Affairs to integrate ACE mentors into advising, pathway and student development activities
  • Serve as liaison with academic support services, including Academic Innovation and Distance Education (AIDE); the Language Lab; Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC); Math Space; Writing Place; Community Engagement Office; and Library and Learning Commons
  • Serve as liaison with holistic support services, including Advising and LifeMap; Counseling, Prevention and Wellness; HOPE Initiative; Veterans Center; Basic Needs Assistance; and Dish Food Pantry
  • Provide logistical support for the Learning Communities Program
  • Handle day-to-day operations, such as scheduling and management of events, for Learning Communities
  • Organize and collaborate with the Learning Community Think Tank and co-curricular partners to design and deliver professional development for faculty and staff on embedded support systems
  • Organize and collaborate on special projects related to the mission of the ACE Mentor program
  • Develop and maintain learning community web presence and produce a regular e-newsletter for mentors and learning community faculty
  • Participate in assessment activities and collect and prepare data for internal, state and grant reports


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Three years of experience on the post-secondary level in student development or teaching
  • Demonstrated experience implementing learner-centered practice in higher education
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Demonstrated experience supporting student success and equity initiatives
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively across departments and work areas
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically, and creatively
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, writing and communication, and computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with peer mentor programs
  • Community college teaching experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of learning community pedagogy and practice
  • Experience implementing training grounded in a foundation of equity and cultural wealth
  • Background in student development theory and practice

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $59,244.00-$63,000.00 Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education & Experience in Accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full state Benefits

Grade: 5, Unit Professional position

Review Date: To ensure consideration application materials must be received by July 31, 2022

Application Instructions:

Effective January 3, 2022, all Bunker Hill Community College employees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless granted an accommodation.

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus urban institution, its main campus situated in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts; five satellites are located in the local communities of Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and Boston’s South End.

Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 8,100 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The College offers more than 68 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance-learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

One of the largest colleges in the state’s community college system, BHCC incorporates multi cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student’s population, BHCC is one of the more diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services supports the varied needs of the BHCC students.

A leader in workforce education, the College’s academic and technical programs offered at two campuses, five satellites and through distance learning models, reflect the workforce of the local and regional economy. The additional resources of the Workforce Development Center and ACT Center further support the Greater Boston communities’ employment training needs. 

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