North Short Community College Summer Learning Leader, TRiO Upward Bound Program in Danvers, Massachusetts

Summer Learning Leader, TRiO Upward Bound Program

Category:Clerical/Office Support

Department:TRIO Upward Bound Program

Locations:Lynn, MA

Posted:Feb 28, '18

Type:Full-time Temporary

Ref. No.:FY18-PT


About North Shore Community College:

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Job Description:

Summer Learning Leader, TRIO Upward Bound Program

6 week day and residential program, June 21-Aug 4, 2018

Non-benefited, grant funded position


The North Shore Community College (NSCC) TRIO Upward Bound (UB) Program is a federally funded program for low-income, first-generation, and/or academically at-risk high school students. The primary mission is to increase the rate at which participants complete their secondary school education, and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. The UB program is a year-round program that provides academic and extracurricular services including academic year and summer instruction, tutoring, college tours, cultural events, health and fitness activities, educational workshops, and service activities.


The annual UB Summer Academy is a six-week program that simulates commuter and residential college experiences for high school students. The Academy serves approximately 46 students from the Lynn Public Schools. The Academy is staffed by four Instructors, four Learning Leaders, two Community Team Leaders, and two Program Assistants who work with the full-time program staff to provide an intensive six-week academic experience. The Summer Academy includes a four-week day program at North Shore Community College's Lynn Campus (M-F) and a two-week residential component at UMass Amherst (M-F and weekends).


The UB Summer Academy Learning Leader supports the curricular, co- and extra- curricular, and residential components of the program.


  • Facilitates workshops and daily meetings related to students' personal and academic development, and contributes to student plans of action with Community Team Leaders;

  • Assists and monitors students in academic and extracurricular activities and field trips;

  • Collaborates with the Instructors, and Community Team Leaders to facilitate group and project-based learning activities;

  • Monitors student behavior for compliance with Upward Bound and college regulations;

  • Completes activity and student evaluations, documents incidents, and maintains files;

  • Monitors the individual residence hall floor(s);

  • Facilitates daily student recreational and curricular activities to the program theme "Technology";

  • Tutors students individually and in small groups;

  • Monitors daily study hall and plans and facilitates afternoon and evening workshops and activities;

  • Assists the Community Team Leaders and Instructors with all aspects of the daily study hall;

  • Reviews students' assignments on a daily basis;

  • Advises students individually and conducts weekly student group meetings;

  • Assists with residence hall set up and clean-up during and beginning and the end of the program;

  • Attends mandatory staff training and orientation at NSCC and at the residential site;

  • Participate in one-on-one and group staff, student, and all-program meetings;

  • Shared responsibility for dormitory supervision of project participants during the residential summer component at UMass Amherst.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervision: Reports to Programming Coordinator


  • Completion of at least one year of college and current enrollment in an undergraduate program, or an undergraduate degree;

  • At least 18 years of age at the start of the program;

  • Knowledge of/experience with the Upward Bound program;

  • Demonstrated high degree of creativity, energy and enthusiasm;

  • Demonstrated sensitivity towards and passion and commitment to working with students and staff of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, different levels of academic preparation, or/and varying physical and learning abilities; prior experience preferred;

  • Demonstrated ability to be punctual and dependable;

  • Demonstrated ability to act as a team player;

  • Availability to complete mandatory staff training prior to the start of summer component;

  • Ability to provide own transportation to and from residential site Amherst;

  • Documented CPR and/or First Aid certification preferred;

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish, French, Khmer) preferred;

  • Lifeguarding Certification strongly preferred;

  • Previous residence life, advising, and/or tutoring experience preferred.

  • Tutoring experience, particularly with low income and/or minority youth preferred.

  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI background check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information:

SALARY: Total earnings for this position is $2,314.50 at $15.43/hour. Benefits also include lunch during the non-residential component (M-F), room and board (3 meals/day) during the residential portion of the program at UMass Amherst, admission and transportation to all activities and events, and access to free wifi.


  • Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22: 2-day mandatory staff training and prep at NSCC's Lynn Campus

  • Monday, June 25-July 19 (off July 4): 4-week day program in session at NSCC's Lynn Campus

  • Friday, July 20, Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22: 3-day staff training at UMass Amherst

  • Sunday, July 22- Saturday, August 4: 2-week residential program in session at UMass Amherst including a debriefing meeting on August 4 to evaluate and assess summer outcomes.

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Submit a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Qualified candidates will need to bring the following to an interview:

  • A valid driver's license and/or state ID;

  • Name and contact information of 3 references;

  • An organized plan detailing at least three co-curricular activities and an organized plan detailing at least two recreational activities for high school students. The summer theme of "Technology" must be incorporated into at least two of the five activities.

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