Seeking Youth Engagement Technicians

Boston Harbor Now seeks two skilled Youth Engagement Technician(s). positions for this summer 2022! Join our team where you will be engaging Boston youth through employment, curriculum- and recreation-based experiences associated with Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park and National Parks of Boston sites.The incumbents will coordinate, develop, and facilitate summer programming, and support a variety of youth employment and development programs.

This is a full-time temporary position (13 weeks, with possibility of extension up to 26 weeks) with an hourly rate of $19.38.
For full position description and information how to apply, Careers – Boston Harbor Now or Microsoft Word – Youth Engagement Technician_position description.docx (bostonharbornow.org) Responsibilities Youth Engagement Technicians should be able to work effectively in collaboration with youth and partners. Specific responsibilities associated with this job include:

  • Supports development, design and documentation of youth-centered programs dedicated to increasing youth access to Harbor Islands and National Parks of Boston
  • Facilitates and refines place-based and virtual learning experiences with Boston Public and Schools students centered around Boston’s natural, cultural and historical resources
  • Collaborates with YMCA, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, and Boys & Girls Club program leaders to facilitate summer Harbor Discovery Camps
  • Works independently and in a team setting to create promotional and educational materials designed for youth and families, including self-guided and asynchronous materials
  • Supports Hill to Harbor Youth Conservation Corps, a summer youth employment and development program focused on engaging young people (aged 15-18) in a public engagement through facilitated island camp experiences and pop-up activities at a variety of sites in and around the harbor
  • Plans, organizes and prepares supplies and materials to effectively engage youth in their Harbor Islands and public lands
  • Integrates 21st century education practices and competencies into teaching and facilitation strategy to effectively engage youth and community partners

Michelle Pizzillo | she/her

Youth Employment & Development Program Manager

National Parks of Boston
National Park Service
C: 617-913-5350

Learn more at: npbyouth.com

I am a proud graduate of the GOAL Leadership Academy. Ask me about the program!

Postdoctoral Teaching Associates Positions

The Writing Program at Northeastern University is excited to be hiring a number of Postdoctoral Teaching Associates for 2022-23. 

Postdoctoral Teaching Associates teach a mix of first-year writing courses and disciplinary writing to advanced undergraduates. We are looking especially for candidates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences who desire further training and specialization in the following areas of composition instruction: multilingual writing, social justice activism, antiracist pedagogies, community engagement, alternative assessment practices, online teaching, the digital humanities, and business, technical, and professional writing. 

Postdocs enjoy full-time faculty benefits and will enter the program as part of a collaborative cohort, with opportunities for pedagogical training and professional development. 
Applicants should review the full job posting here and contact our director, Laurie Nardone, at l.nardone@northeastern.edu to apply. Review of applications will begin April 25th; prospective applicants are encouraged to submit soon.

Director, Session Based Programs for Girls Rock Campaign Boston (temporarily remote)

The mission of Girls Rock Campaign Boston (GRCB) is to empower girls, women, and youth and adults with marginalized gender identities to believe in themselves by building a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence and collaboration through music education and performance.

GRCB is seeking an energetic, dynamic, and collaborative Director of Session Based Programs to join our team. In this role, you will lead the evolution of our music based week-long Summer Sessions for Youth and Weekend Sessions for Adults, as well as GRCB’s ongoing Sing Out, Speak Up, Make Noise, workshop series. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop and implement special projects which have the potential to become new, ongoing programs. 

In this newly-created role, you will be responsible for all aspects of our session-based programs, including the development of curriculum and programming, training and ongoing supervision of volunteers, recruitment and coordination of youth and adult participants, and managing the program budget. The ability to foster and enhance community relationships and partnerships is a crucial component of this role.

You will join GRCB’s Program Team, working in partnership with GRCB’s Director, Community Programs, to implement GRCB’s organizational vision and strategic plan to ensure that programming provides maximum impact for girls, women, and youth and adults with marginalized gender identities. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Significant experience in the development and implementation of youth programming.
  • Ability to evolve, develop, and direct music curriculum including the ability to support Instructors with musical lesson plan design and understanding of best practices for music education across age ranges, instruments, and skill levels
  • Highly developed skills in planning, organizing, and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize, self-direct work, attend to multiple projects with overlapping deadlines, and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Understanding of best practices in volunteer management, including training, recognition, motivation and appreciation.
  • Outstanding communication skills along with demonstrated ability to develop and grow community partnerships. 

When GRCB started in 2010, we set out to create opportunities for girls and women to find their unique voices and build community through music. In the years since, we have expanded our understanding of gender, and now recognize that the liberation of women and girls is part of the broader fight for gender justice. 

Additionally, there is no gender justice without centering the intersecting identities of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and Queer, Trans, People of Color (QTPOC). Historically and currently, these individuals have experienced oppression within white, cisgender female “feminist” spaces, as well as appropriation within the music industry. As a feminist music organization, GRCB works to remove any barriers within our community and uplift the voices of all marginalized genders, BIPOC, and QTPOC.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programs

  • Lead the development, coordination, oversight, and evaluation of GRCB’s existing Summer Sessions for Youth, Weekend Sessions for Adults, and our ongoing Sing Out, Speak Up, Make Noise Workshop Series.
  • Collaborate with the Program Team and volunteers to develop program evaluation tools to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all programs; review and update as needed.
  • Develop and implement additional program offerings based on capacity, community input, and constituent needs.
  • Adapt programs into virtual formats if necessary

Volunteer Coordination 

  • Lead efforts to recruit, place, train, supervise, and retain the 150-200 volunteers who participate on relevant Volunteer Teams and support Summer Sessions, Weekend Sessions, and Workshops.
  • Collaborate with the program team to design, implement, and facilitate strong volunteer orientation and ongoing training and skill development programs.
  • Coordinate Youth Volunteer program within summer sessions.

Participant Coordination 

  • Lead the recruitment and coordination of at least 150-200 Youth and 100 Adult participants each year.
  • Foster strong and consistent communication and relationship building with youth and families.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to evaluate and implement fair, equitable and sustainable admission policies and tuition.

Enhance and implement GRCB’s organizational vision and strategic plan

  • Enhance community outreach, foster current partnerships, and develop new community partnerships

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating youth programming or other relevant experience
  • Highly motivated with ability to prioritize, self-direct work, attend to multiple projects with overlapping deadlines, and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and highly developed ability to effectively communicate with groups of stakeholders for recruitment, coordination, and training purposes. Demonstrated experience with relationship building.
  • Understanding of best practices in volunteer management, including training, recognition, motivation and appreciation.
  • Ability to evolve, develop, and direct music curriculum including the ability to support Instructors with musical lesson plan design and understanding of best practices for music education across age ranges, instruments, and skill levels
  • Highly developed skills in planning, organizing, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and execute tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a team setting and value a supportive and collaborative work environment
  • 3-5 years of experience in education, youth programming, music education or equivalent related experience.

Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Working with Adult Learners
  • Experience developing, planning, and implementing budgets
  • Familiarity with database systems and program data collection.
  • Familiarity with Google Drive Suite

Reports to: Executive Director

Time Commitment, Schedule, Working Conditions: Full Time Employee, Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 preferred, schedule may be negotiated. Ability to work nights, weekends and full week/weekend sessions when requested or required. Staff is currently working remotely. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Girls Rock Campaign Boston reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment

Full Time Schedule

Start Date

January 17, 2022

Application Deadline
  • January 7, 2022
Salary

USD $50,000 – USD $53,000/ year

Benefits

Generous PTO and Sick Time, 403b with Partial Employer Match, Professional Development Opportunities

Location

TEMPORARILY REMOTEWork must be performed in or near Boston, MA

Associated Location

Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

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To apply, please send your resume and cover letter or sample of work to apply@girlsrockboston.org. Please format the subject heading, “Director, Session Based Programs – First Name Last Name.”

Girls Rock Campaign Boston| Boston, MAApply

Volunteer Mentors Needed Across Tufts Campus


Nutrition Equity Scholars Program 

 As part of Tuft’s Commitment to addressing racial inequity, we are launching a pipeline program in December to help connect diverse communities in Boston to the Friedman School through the Nutrition Equity Scholar Program (NESP). We are currently recruiting mentors for this virtual mentorship program for Boston Public School Students. The program provides:

  • Students mentorship.
  • Nutrition workshops.
  • College application support.
  • Connections with the Friedman School.

Mentor responsibilities include checking in with students virtually for 15-60 minutes a week during the school year to help connect students with educational resources, provide guidance and support them in making progress towards their academic and nutrition goals. 

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a mentor, check out the NESP website and click on the Become a Mentor tab! https://sites.tufts.edu/nesp/become-a-mentor/

Additionally, If you would like to support in a different role, such as helping with curriculum development for workshops, tutoring, or building partnerships in the community, send an email to ricardo.moreno@tufts.edu.

Part Time ELA MCAS Teacher

BAA Job Posting For Spring 2021

Reports to:  Academic Dean

The Boston Arts Academy is looking for an ELA MCAS teacher for Feb 22 – May 21, 2021. 

The Boston Arts Academy is Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts, providing a competitive artistic and academic program for just under 500 students. It is a joint project of the Professional Arts Consortium, Inc., ( Berklee College of Music, Boston Architectural Center, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Emerson College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and New England Conservatory) and the Boston Public Schools. Boston Arts Academy serves as a laboratory and a beacon for artistic and academic innovation, preparing a diverse community of aspiring artist scholars to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of a democratic society.

BAA is also a Pilot School and a member of the Boston Pilot Schools Network, a group of Boston Public Schools that, by union contract, have been granted increased autonomy and flexibility to be laboratories of educational innovation.  This includes the right to extend the school day and year for both faculty and students.

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare ELA MCAS skills lessons, under the guidance of the Academic Dean and BAA English teachers
  2. Hours:  12:15 – 3:30 Monday – Friday. 
  3. Provide small or large group instruction Monday – Friday: 
    • 12:15 – 12:45
    • 12:45 – 1:15
    • 2:40 – 3:30
    • Possibly 3:30 – 4pm
    • Instruction is currently virtual/through zoom
  4. Assess students’ skills and assignments. 
  5. Communicate assessment results with  English teachers and BAA administration. 
  6. Take attendance
  7. Meet weekly with the Academic Dean. 

Qualifications:  

Required: 

  • Some college coursework. 
  • Knowledge in or experience with the MCAS exam and skills required for proficiency. 
  • Available to work in the U.S.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Teacher Licensure in English.. 
  • Familiarity with or proficiency in tech tools used to support remote learning. 
  • Ability to work with students with disabilities and language needs.
  • Demonstration of competency in spoken and written English. 
  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Commitment to the arts as an important element in a complete education.
  • Commitment to cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity as an important element in a complete education.
  • Fluency in another language other than English, particularly Spanish or Haitian Creole.
  • Familiarity and experience with urban settings.

Applicants: Please email resume and cover letter with “ELA MCAS Intervention Position” in the subject line: jbautista@bostonartsacademy.org.