Greenfield Community College

Position: Farm and Food Systems Senior Special Programs Coordinator
(MCCC/MTA Unit- Professional position) Three-Fifths Time(.60 FTE); Non-tenure track.
Grade and Salary: Grade 5. Salary range for this pay grade is $30,471.60 to $33,000. Actual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with the MCCC collective bargaining agreement provisions.
Start Date: August 1, 2013

The College:
Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college of approximately 2,400 students. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women’s Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College’s largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description / Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing Farm and Food System initiatives as part of the SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture and Green Energy) team.
  • Leading a Farm and Food Systems advisory group and participating in the SAGE advisory group.
  • Collaborating with community organizations and businesses in the Farm and Food arena.
  • Working with campus and community entities to find internship placements for students and mentoring those interns;
  • Working with the development office on grant creation and management;
  • Working with the SAGE team and web-site managers to maintain the Farm and Food website and to collaborate on the SAGE website.
  • Supporting the SAGE team and GCC marketing personnel to promote SAGE initiatives to potential students, to interested community members, to other faculty looking for professional development; etc.;
  • Supporting fund raising activities for SAGE initiatives under the leadership of the development office;
  • Supporting the Dean in finding and mentoring adjunct faculty who teach 1-credit Farm and Food re-skilling classes;
  • Working with high schools and colleges on creating pathways for Farm and Food students through GCC to jobs or through GCC to articulated transfer institutions.
  • Coordinating with GCC’s Community Education Dean on running blended courses and supporting, where appropriate, workforce development initiatives;
  • Working with the SAGE team in organizing conferences and professional development opportunities in SAGE related content.
  • Participating in curriculum development, assessment strategies in support of academic program  review;
  • Providing academic advisement;
  • Maintaining regular office hours;
  • Serving on college committees as elected or appointed;
  • Participate in regularly scheduled departmental, divisional, and college meetings;
  • Performing other duties as assigned within the MCCC collective bargaining agreement.

For more information, contact:

Greenfield, Massachusetts
PH: (413) 775-1313
FAX: (413) 775-1338

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