Announcement of Anticipated Opening

Smart Start Specialist, Mathematics Focus (Grant-Funded)

Student Affairs Division
Grant-Funded Position
Job Posting No. EA17-0003

Part-time Educational Assistant Position

Application must be postmarked by this date.

On-going recruitment until filled

Anticipated Starting Date

On-going recruitment until filled

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, mathematics or a closely related field from an accredited college/university required. Knowledge of student development theory, college study skills, and experience working with first-generation and low-income students. Experience with a developmental education and/or summer bridge program preferred. Understanding and sensitivity to multicultural differences and needs and experience working programs that serve disadvantaged and/or underrepresented populations are required. Must have excellent oral, written, listening and communication skills, and have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Time management and computer literacy skills are required. Four to six years of experience coordinating program services, creating and conducting presentations and facilitating workshops is required. Work experience in a higher education setting required. Additionally two to four years of teaching experience is required. An understanding of the mission of the community college is essential.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated must put in writing precisely how their experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


The Smart Start Specialist is responsible for the instruction of math courses in the Smart Start Program. The Smart Start Specialist will coordinate program services, create and conduct presentations and facilitate workshops and classes in mathematics. The job may require some evening and weekend work.

Minimum Salary/Compensation

$28.88/hour; 15 hours per week

Application Procedure

Please reference job posting # EA17-0003 on application material.

Email letter of intent, resume, employment application, all transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and the names of three professional references to:

Employment application must be completed in its entirety; references to resume or CV are not acceptable. Application materials with the incorrect application will not be accepted.

Application Deadline

August 24, 2017

Background Checks

Manchester Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. MCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Manchester Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Debra Freund, Chief Diversity Officer, Manchester Community College, Great Path, P.O. Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06045-1046, SSC L277.

Manchester Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.