Make a difference in the lives of low income, first generation young people by helping to inspire them to consider college and career pursuits. Work with 9th - 12th grade students in Boston Public Schools in Brighton, Dorchester or West Roxbury. Tutor, mentor, support, teach, organize activities, lead college visits, and be part of a dynamic team of professionals who are working to increase educational opportunity. Gain a wide range of experiences relevant to careers in education, counseling and social justice. This role requires a commitment of 8-12 hours per week, during the school year, and can be re-negotiated to accommodate your coursework each semester.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (e.g., in order to be considered to perform this position, the person must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities listed below):
- Committed to increasing access to higher education for underrepresented young people
- Interested in engaging, inspiring high school students
- Provide academic tutoring to students referred by teachers
- Learn to utilize web-based tutoring platforms and tools
- Track students‚ progress and provide outcome data to Education Advisor
- Support program activities, events and initiatives
- Advise students one-on-one and in small groups
- Participate in program delivery including classroom workshops
- Visit classrooms and work with teachers to encourage college-going culture
- Assist with recruitment efforts and collection of documentation and data entry for services provided
- Work collaboratively under direction of Talent Search Education Advisor
It is the responsibility of each associate at ASA to keep current with and apply all relevant company policies, regulations and laws impacting his/her area. This includes following standard operating procedures and complying with data privacy. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function listed above satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made in certain circumstances to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- College student currently in Junior, Senior or Graduate year
- Experience working with young people, preferably as a tutor, teacher or counselor
- Strength in several academic areas
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Computer skills or willingness to learn Microsoft Office Suite and database systems
While the above is a description of the essential functions of the position, other duties, both related and unrelated to the above, may be assigned and therefore required. Unless otherwise specified in writing by ASA management, each associate is expected to perform his/her job at ASA headquarters at 100 Cambridge Street. All job descriptions are subject to change.