NOTICE OF POSTING
POSTING DATE: December 13, 2022
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY 01/03/23 VIA EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.
||Human Service Programs|
||Success Coach, College Success Initiative|
|Civil Service Position:
||Non Civil Service position
|Hours Per Week:
OVERVIEW AND ROLE DESCRIPTION
About The City of Cambridge:
The City of Cambridge is a diverse and vibrant community that people of different ethnic, racial, religious, national, and other backgrounds call home. We take pride in our city's diversity and strive to create a workplace that is reflective of the community we serve. The city is also deeply committed to creating an environment in which all our employees are treated equitably and feel included. We seek to hire, develop, and advance individuals who value antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI), and are committed to embedding ADEI best practices and tenets in all aspects of our work.
About The Department of Human Service Programs:
The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) creates and coordinates services that enhance the quality of life for Cambridge residents. Driven by the needs of residents, DHSP's extensive services and programs touch almost every sector in the city: from newborns to senior citizens, from school-aged children to homeless families, from non-profit organizations to local employers.
About The Role: The College Success Initiative (CSI) is an effort of the City of Cambridge and its school and community-based partners to support the college persistence of students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Campus-based coaching is one of CSI's critical strategies to help students make a successful transition to college and to stay on track to graduate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The coach is one of a team of coaches who support graduates of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) and graduates of the Community Learning Center's Bridge to College program who attend UMass Boston (UMB) or Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). Services begin prior to graduation and support students from matriculation to graduation.
Reporting to the CSI Director, the coach's specific duties include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Collaborate with CRLS Guidance staff to arrange meetings with UMB/BHCC -bound students.
- Support students to finalize their matriculation, orientation, enrollment, and registration processes, and complete financial aid and verification requirements.
- Triage level of coaching support based on needs and engagement of students and implement appropriate services.
- Coordinate with college staff to ensure that students make a successful transition to college and connect students with campus-based resources and supports.
- Provide 1:1 and small group coaching support to current and prior cohorts of CSI students to resolve academic, financial, and non-academic challenges.
- Refer students to internship and work opportunities, partnering with the Office of Workforce Development.
- Monitor students' academic progress and keep detailed records.
- Refer students who decide to stop out to appropriate resources and re-engage if they decide to return.
- Engage parents/family members to support students' successful transition to higher education.
- Collaborate with colleagues to plan and implement events and workshops for students.
- Attend monthly institution-based meetings for success coaches to stay abreast of campus policies and procedures.
- Assist City and community-based program staff to help them better support the students they work with in the college planning process.
- Actively engage in and support the Department's Race and Equity Initiative
- Participate in a monthly Community of Practice for coaches
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Education and Experience
- Minimum 3 to 5 years' experience providing college access/persistence coaching
- Experience with the financial aid application and verification process
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated skills in communicating with and effectively engaging first generation to college students, low income, immigrant, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students
- Ability to work collaboratively with higher education, city, public school, and community partners
- Strong time-management and organizational skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Calendly
- The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, WORKING CONDITIONS, WORK FLEXIBILITY AND ACCOMODATIONS
- Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer
- Ability to answer phones and maintain multiple files
- Ability to lift a minimum of at least 10 lbs.
- Ability to travel to meetings within the city
- The position may be eligible for hybrid work under the City's new Telework Policy, depending on operational needs
- Be comfortable to work primarily in a standard office environment with moderate noise level, telephones, personal computers, printers, and other office equipment.
- Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
SUMMARY OF BENEFITS: Health, dental and vision insurance; vacation, personal and sick days; sick incentive pay eligibility, management bonus of $2700/year, City employee commuter benefits (T-Pass reimbursement, Bluebikes membership, EZRide Shuttle membership)
RATE: $58,483-$68,555 annually + competitive benefits (rate is effective 1/1/23)
Internal applicants submit job bidding form and 2 copies of your resume and cover letter; external applicants, submit your resume and cover letter via email to: email@example.com or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested 01/03/2023. Position will remain open until filled.
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.