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(Archived) Director of Male Initiative for Leadership and Education (MILE)

Last Updated: 5/08/21

Job Description

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Biotechnology, IT Security, Laser Electro-Optics, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Telecommunications and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. The College's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

STCC is seeking a Director of Male Initiative for Leadership and Education (MILE), responsible for the planning, implementation, operation, and support of programs and initiatives that improve the access, retention and completion rates for Black and Latino male students at STCC. Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of MILE will lead the development and implementation of the MILE program at STCC. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership, student development, and project management skills and the capacity to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching and/or research, can contribute to our diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the Male Initiative for Leadership and Education (MILE) program focusing on the areas of academics, leadership engagement, career planning, etc. to improve access, retention and completion rates for Black and Latino males at STCC.
  • Develop a robust support structure to evaluate and address the developmental, academic, cultural and social needs of Black and Latino male students. Assess needs and ensure that program objectives and goals are met.
  • Establish relationships with campus departments and faculty to coordinate support and resources for program participants.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive processes and practices for MILE including the coordination efforts to identify and select student participants.
  • Establish and maintain direct contact with community and corporate partners as well as K-12 partners including counselors, teachers and administrators.
  • Coordinate outreach to high schools, applicants, and current program participants.
  • Develop and provide opportunities for professional development, civic engagement, networking, mentoring, leadership development, social engagement, etc. for program participants.
  • Hire, supervise and manage academic success coaches, clerical support, peer advisors and peer tutors. Additional hiring, supervising and managing professional mentors and academic coaches is expected.
  • Identify and prioritize the department's funding requirements and administer annual operating budget.
  • Oversee the recruitment, selection, hiring and training of peer advisors and peer tutors.
  • Recruit and collaborate with professional mentors and academic coaches to support program participants.
  • Oversee and help develop the promotional and educational materials, training manuals, and/or marketing materials for the program.
  • Collect and analyze data; prepare scheduled and special reports; oversee the maintenance of program records and statistical information. Utilize information to make necessary adjustments to the program to meet desired goals and outcomes.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those listed above which do not alter the basic level of the position.


Requirements:

  • Master's degree in education, higher education, counseling, social work or closely related field; with three (3) years experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development, retention initiatives and/or program/project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience working with Black and Latino male students in a mentoring, advising and/or educational capacity.
  • Experience with programming, recruitment and retention initiatives.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the community college mission.
  • In-depth knowledge of standards and best practices related to student success initiatives.

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 with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Works in an office setting. Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. The individual needs to move about inside the office to access office machinery. Constantly operates a computer and other equipment i.e. copier. This person frequently communicates with students, faculty and staff. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.


Additional Information:

Salary: $70,000 - 80,000 per annum plus fringe benefits, state-funded position. Starting salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. Twelve month position.

Position Classification: Non-Unit Professional

Work Schedule: 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday). Requires flexibility to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as demand dictates.

Closing Date: April 23, 2021 or until position is filled


Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume to https://www.stcc.edu/about-stcc/employment/

STCC is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.

STCC Is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply.

Our commitment to diversity in our workplace seeks applications from women and minorities. It is the policy of Springfield Technical Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status or national origin in its education programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies. Employment will depend on meeting requirements set by the Immigration Reform Act.

Company Details

Springfield, Missouri, United States