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Job Posting: Passport to College Coach/ Boston HERC
August 22, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Boston Higher Education Resource Center (HERC)
Open Position: Passport to College Coach
Shift: Part-Time & Full Time
Where: Boston Public High Schools Boston HERC Offices
Purpose of position: To support College Access Programs
- To counsel and coach a group of 60+ high school juniors and seniors through college and financial aid application processes. The Passport Program utilizes a comprehensive curriculum with multiple lessons (hands-on workshops) and activities in themes such as: college research, career exploration, 21st century skills, financial literacy, cultural awareness and personal health. Help students identify college options, write application essays, manage the application process, complete financial aid requirements, analyze acceptances and award letters, assist students in choosing a college, and ensure the transition to campus in the fall goes smoothly.
- The Passport Coach will also mentor their students beyond the regular college process support. The majority of students we serve are first generation college students who come from low-income families, difficult life circumstances and with very limited resources. It is crucial that the Passport Coach motivates, encourages and inspires their students in an impactful way. As a coach, your role is to be that positive role model in the student’s life, who will give them hope and instill in them the right mindset in order for them to see themselves as accomplished and successful students. You will be the change they want to see within their own lives through your passionate dedication to their success. Support and serve Passport to College Alumni Success Director. Support includes monthly cards, care-packages in October and March, regular check-ins, assist on-campus events, and Passport Alumni events.
- o Recruitment of 11th & 12th graders
- o Event Planning and execution, including Passport Closing Ceremony
- o Resource Development and curriculum planning
- o Community service
- Be involved in team-based programming connected to some of the following activities:
Screening and routing telephone calls and mail.
Maintaining a common recruitment roster(s) and program calendar (s) in collaboration with HERC Office Manager and Passport Director.
Scheduling interviews and meetings for college preparation, including volunteers.
Communicating with program director, parents, students, community partners, and other volunteers, both orally and in writing, concern the dates of events, meetings, classes and deadlines.
Composing and preparing correspondence.
Performing basic data collection and management, including but not limited to data entry.
Providing administrative support to ad hoc projects related to college access programs.
Professional experience and skills:
Commitment to Christian principles.
Minimum of 1 year teaching experience, preferably high school students
Reliability and dependability
Exceptional work ethic and not looking to work a typical work week.
Proficiency with preparation of correspondence, reports using word-processing and other software. Experience with Excel a plus.
Experience with data management and database, including data entry.
Experience with Salesforce a plus.
Experience with and knowledge of the basic structure of transitioning from high school to college.
Strong written and oral communication, organizational and independent problem-solving skills.
Ability to interact with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
Zealous attitude towards youth, supporting other staff, and making our organization better.
Bilingual a plus, English/Spanish; English/Chinese; English/Haitian-Creole
Bachelors Degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with 2-3 years related experience.
Position’s salary, benefits, location and hours:
This is for a part-time (15-20 hours) or full-time (35 hours) 12-month renewable contracted position. Salary commensurate with experience. Health, vacation, sick and holiday leave. Training dates TBA. T-accessible. Affordable Pay for parking on-site.
During the interview process, applicants will be required to sign a disclosure statement concerning any arrests and/or convictions of immediate family members. “Immediate family” is defined to include spouse or domestic partner; children, stepchildren; other children who are living in the applicant’s home; grandparents; siblings; and anyone else with a close or intimate relationship with the applicant, such as a roommate. Information provided will not necessarily be grounds for disqualification.
Because of the sensitive nature of the HERCs work, final applicants will be subject to a Computerized Criminal History background check. Adverse information may be grounds for disqualification.
Interested persons should e-mail attachments, a cover letter and resume to:
Director of Passport to College, Boston Higher Education Resource Center, 62 Northampton Street,
4th Floor, Boston, MA 02118, email@example.com
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. You will be contacted by email if we are interested in talking to you more about this opportunity.