About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
Serve as Upward Bound Summer Institute Residential Supervisor during the six week program (June 21st– August 1st), supervising Institute staff and students, overseeing implementation and evaluation of programming, and coordinating with Upward Bound Program staff.
Supervised by the Upward Bound Program Director. This is a grant funded position.
- Participate in a one-week mandatory staff orientation and training during the week prior to the program.
- Administer and operate the summer residential program for 40-60 Upward Bound Scholars (high school students).
- Supervise two (2) Americorp Volunteer and 8-10 Tutor/Mentors; includes preparing and managing work schedules.
- Coordinate all Upward Bound Scholar activities with Director and Assistant Directors.
- Live on campus and provide 24- hour LIVE–IN supervision to Upward Bound Scholars Sunday through Friday.
- Create and maintain a positive, productive, safe and harmonious living environment for students and staff throughout an intensive six-week summer institute.
- Plan and supervise day and night duty as assigned by the Program Director and Assistant Directors.
- Plan and coordinate cross-curricular and recreational programming , including activities to support the program's positive climate program.
- Attend, monitor and participate in daily meals.
- Assist in chaperoning all field trips, and cultural and recreational activities, as needed
- Attend staff development activities, weekly staff meetings, and student assemblies.
- Prepare and submit written evaluations of staff, students, and summer program.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Operate motor vehicle to travel to work sites.
Qualifications Acquired on the Job
- Experience supervising staff.
- Program implementation skills.
- Additional knowledge of factors that affect educational access and success.
- Ability to practice Upward Bound education philosophy.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
- Experience in or with Upward Bound/TRiO or similar residential program as participant or staff
- Leadership skills
- Experience living in a residential dormitory or on own
- Ability to work with high school-aged youth
- Attention to detail
- Organizational skills
- Effective communication skills
- Professional attitude
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Awareness of factors affecting student access and success in higher education, including those affecting marginalized students, students from diverse backgrounds, and students with disabilities
- Ability to work in a diverse, team oriented environment
- Possess a positive, student centered perspective
- Class D Driver's License
Must undergo a background review (CORI).
Graduate students welcome to apply.
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
- Knowledge of theories of positive behavioral support, student development and cultural competency preferred.
- Knowledge of and experience in using positive approaches to behavioral management with high school age students preferred.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
- lifting and/or carrying of 30 lbs. or more
- standing for extended periods of time
- work in a crisis response environment
M-F, including a 4 pm-1 am shift (40 hours per week)
$15.00 per hour
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply by the priority deadline of March 1, 2020 to ensure priority consideration.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.