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Adult Education -Senior Special Programs Coordinator (English Instructor)-extended

Job Details

Category:: Professional Staff
Department:: Adult Education & Transition Program
Locations:: Boston, MA
Posted:: Nov 28, 2023
Closes:: Jan 2, 2024 - 11:59 PM EST
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: UNP-Grant Funded
Position ID:: 170324

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 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.

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Job Description:

The Senior Special Programs Coordinator reports to the Director of Workforce and Economic Development and is part of a leadership team that is responsible for the implementation of the Adult Education (DESE) Grant. The Coordinator will instruct and model BHCC's student centered learning philosophy in core Adult Education classes as one of three lead adult education instructors and will work with this team to oversees institutional efforts to meet grant outcomes of the college's student success and completion agenda.

The Coordinator will also work with advisors and the Associate director to coordinate curriculum, technology and tutoring for students while working to support the development and implementation of a new curriculum that addresses the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (ME LPS).

Specific Duties:
Provide leadership and coordination for the Adult Education Grant.
This will include:

  • Working with program advisors to coordinate joint advising and coaching teams as they develop and integrate new advising and career development systems that integrate culturally inclusive program support services.
  • Providing support for the part time faculty as they develop and implement guided pathways and other related initiatives.
  • Assisting with the development, delivery and assessment of effective training and professional development for faculty.
  • Collaborating with the Assistant Director and other stakeholders to develop a plan for recruiting and enrolling students in college and career pathways at BHCC.
  • Coordinating and facilitating grant activities and events including regular team meetings pursuant to the grant work plan.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of initiatives designed to engage students who have left the program to increase completion and inform program development.
  • Aligning curriculum (scope and sequence, units, and lesson plans) and instruction with the new Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education.
  • Reviewing and updating materials each semester to maintain relevance and selecting and developing appropriate materials for program use.
  • Keep up to date on current education research and best practices.


  • Master's degree English, Education, or MFA, possession of a teaching licensure a plus.
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Ability to adapt teaching styles and materials to meet individual needs of students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a student-centered advising environment.
  • Proficiency in student information systems and technology as well as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience working at a community college.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to relate and understand the needs of a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual
  • Experience working in a diverse adult education program (ACLS).
  • Demonstrated project management experience.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $58,320 - $64,000. Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education and Experience in Accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State Benefits.

Grade 5: Unit - Professional position.

Review Date: 1/2/24

This position is grant funded until June 30, 2024.

Application Instructions:

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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