Bristol Community College

Fall River, MA, USA

Full time

Apr 17

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About Bristol Community College:

Join the Bristol community for work and life! 

Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers in the South Coast region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you!

As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth's public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our Benefits website

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Senior Special Programs Coordinator - Institutional Assessment

DEPARTMENT: Academic Innovation and Professional Development

REPORTS TO: Associate Dean of Academic Innovation and Professional Development

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Senior Special Programs Coordinator - Institutional Assessment leads and develops a comprehensive institutional assessment program to support Bristol's mission and strategic initiatives to ensure continuous improvement. The Sr. Special Programs Coordinator will provide ongoing support for assessment activities, assist with the analysis of assessment methods and results, and report such results to key stakeholders, among other duties. In accordance with accreditation requirements, the Sr. Special Programs Coordinator effectively works with faculty and staff to conduct and coordinate programmatic and accreditation-level assessment as efforts to improve Bristol's educational and programmatic outcomes. The Sr. Special Programs Coordinator will lead and organize related professional development opportunities, including but not limited to Bristol's annual Assessment Day, and work year-long with key stakeholders to promote an ongoing culture of assessment.


  • Promote an overall culture of assessment, effectively engaging all areas of the college in ongoing assessment initiatives and professional development activities.
  • Coordinate Bristol's Assessment Day by working effectively with the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning (LCTL) team and the Learning Council to design, plan, and execute the annual event, and all related professional development activities.
  • Implement, track, and evaluate student learning for assessment and accreditation purposes.
  • Ensure authentic assessment of two general education competencies annually to remain in compliance with New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Bristol's accrediting body.
  • Assure all program accreditations are proceeding on schedule and addressing their discipline standards in mid-term and annual reports.
  • Collaborate with college constituents and counterparts to integrate assessment activities and results into Bristol's strategic planning.
  • Use data to guide and suggest student success and advising initiatives that promote engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ensure continuous improvement for all areas of the college by developing assessment processes, systems, and education to inform decision-making and by supporting faculty and staff in the program/area review process.
  • Represent Bristol at statewide Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment (AMCOA) meetings as well as regional gatherings and initiatives related to assessment work.
  • Provide leadership in Bristol's external accreditation processes.
  • Collaborate on assignments with Information Technology, Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research and the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Serve on college councils.
  • Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.




NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Business Administration, Marketing, Education Administration, or other related field.*
  • Minimum of three years of experience and/or training involving area of assignment, which may include but is not limited to higher education assessment, business management, program/project management, grant administration, budget development, community relations, curriculum development, education, counseling, substance abuse, non-traditional student services, or public assistance programs.*
  • *An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience shall be considered. 
  • Working knowledge of the research on higher education assessment, including trends and emerging practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective teaching and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office 365 business software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
  • Successfully manage projects.
  • Design and implement programs.
  • Work with a variety of disciplines and teaching styles.
  • Collaborate across multiple levels of an institution.
  • Work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.


  • Doctoral degree.
  • Degree in Education, Psychology, Education Administration, or other related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in higher education assessment activities, such as but not limited to the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) or the Council for the Academic of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education, or program reviews.
  • Ability to speak a language in addition to English.

Additional Information:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, full time, unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required.

SALARY:  $59,244 - $69,628 Labor Grade - 5 - actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY:  Please complete our online application by clicking on the "Apply" button. The position will be open to applicants for 30 calendar days from the posting date. 


1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).  

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.

A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.

The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.

Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action EmployerWe value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values. 


Bristol Community College provides an accessible, innovative and inclusive education that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world.


Advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner.


Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Bristol has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Bristol's Economic & Business Development area provides business solutions for organizations of all sizes and offers customized courses for individuals seeking educational and career pathways, including high school equivalency and English language proficiency programs. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.

Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts with locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. Each location has something unique to offer from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and arts in downtown New Bedford, the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus. From city life to seaside, our locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island.

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