Program Assistant/Advisor, College Success Academy

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $37,000
Maximum: $37,000

Published

08/10/2018

Start Date

09/11/2018

Application Deadline

08/24/2018

Address

Boston
MA
United States

Description

Program Overview:

The College Success Academy, launched in 2011, is an academic program of The Steppingstone Foundation designed to help increase the number of Boston Public School students who graduate from college. Through additional classroom time in critical subjects like math, science and English language arts, the program prepares underserved students in grades 5-8, to be successful in high school and graduate from college.


Position Overview:

The Program Assistant for the College Success Academy will work on a small team to support the successful execution of this program. This multi-faceted role blends supporting the academic and social-emotional needs of middle school students, with recruiting and admitting prospective students to the program. Successful candidates will possess an educational program skill set that includes classroom teaching, problem solving, administrative and technological skills, as well as attention to detail. There are currently 80 Scholars enrolled in grades five through eight, who attend three BPS schools in Brighton/Allston and one in East Boston. Saturday and evening work required.


Responsibilities

  • Serve as the day-to-day point of contact and Advisor for enrolled students and their families
  • Serve as an on-site coordinator managing logistics and building relationships and communication between program and partner school representatives
  • Provide support to the admission team by coordinating student recruitment activities, preparing admission materials and processing applications
  • Support the development and execution of program climate/culture, reflected in preventative structures and socio-emotional curriculum, community and family events, and behavior management systems
  • Teach in the summer and after-school sessions as needed
  • Collaborate with the program team to support and implement all program components
  • With the assistance of program leadership, use effective systems to track and analyze program progress and results, including a database and data-tracking tools
  • Build program knowledge and understanding through internal trainings, collaborative projects, connecting with different departments and external constituents
  • Collaborate on cross-departmental events.


Qualifications 

Strong candidates for this position will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Experience working with elementary or middle school students, with an ability to support and challenge them appropriately, while incorporating cross-cultural competency and maintaining high expectations
  • Teaching experience in a classroom or out-of-school time setting
  • Experience as an effective team member in a collegial environment
  • Strong relationship-building and group facilitation skills across differing stakeholders, including Boston Public Schools and Steppingstone
  • Effective project management skills with demonstrated flexibility and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of a growing program
  • Strong attention to detail and process management
  • Demonstrated commitment to educational equity and college access
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaker strongly preferred


Reports to: Senior Director of the College Success Academy

Benefits

  • HEALTH AND DENTAL COVERAGE
  • LIFE, SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
  • RETIREMENT PLAN 
  • FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS- HEALTH AND DEPENDENT CARE 
  • PRE-TAX TRANSPORTATION PLAN
  • GENEROUS PAID TIME OFF (15 DAYS PERSONAL TIME OFF (PTO), 5 SICK DAYS, PLUS TWO WEEKS OF PAID OFFICE CLOSURE)

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual Spanish speaker strongly preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@tsf.org
https://www.tsf.org/

To Apply:

Please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and how you learned about this position, to Human Resources at jobs @ tsf.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please include “CSA Program Assistant” in the subject line of your email.


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