Middle School Outreach Specialist-TRIO Talent Search Program-Chelsea

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Category: Part Time Non-Benefited Positions

Department: TRIO Talent Search Program-Chelsea

Locations: Chelsea, MA

Posted: Feb 23, '18

Type: PT No Benefits

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.


BHCC is a progressive institution guided by seven goals: to create pathways and partnerships to promote student success; to demonstrate strength through diversity; to develop and cultivate college-wide sustainability initiatives; to expand technology throughout the College; to foster wellness, growth and life-long learning; to identify and close workforce gaps; and to institute a culture of evidence and accountability. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post-secondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the post-secondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or post-secondary level to enter or reenter and complete post-secondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education.

Under the leadership of the TRiO Director, the Middle School Counselor provides academic, career and educational counseling. The counselor also provides motivational support, academic counseling and acts as an advocate for program participants.
The Middle School Counselor is responsible for the effective implementation and achievement of all goals, objectives and standards associated with the Talent Search Program as outlined by the US Department of Education.
The Middle School Talent Search Program provides academic instruction, mentoring, tutorial, and counseling services to students in grades seven and eight enrolled at the Wright Science & Technology Academy and the Browne Middle School (both housed in the Williams Middle School in Chelsea).
The Middle School Counselor will report to the TRiO Director; however, they will work very closely with middle school teachers and counselors, and with the appropriate campus and community agency personnel.


  • Screen middle school students in grades 7 & 8 attending the Wright and Brown Middle School, in order to determine eligibility.
  • Collect analyze and maintain student data, including report cards, test scores, and Personal Educational Plans to improve service delivery to students and increase students outcomes
  • Develop and maintain a file on each eligible participant for use in education and career planning.
  • Recruit and manage a caseload of 50 Wright Academy students and 50 Browne Middle School students.
  • Facilitate and conduct group activities (i.e. college visits, workshops).
  • Organize and conduct college/career workshops, seminars and other educational activities.
  • Conduct Comprehensive Service Plans (CSP) of program participants.
  • Assist the Program Director in program planning and evaluation, assessing educational needs and developing goals of project participants.
  • Assist in developing program proposals and preparing reports.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of curriculum.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Student Personnel Services, Social Work, Clinical Psychology or related field.
  • Experience working with minority and disadvantaged students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Two or more years of professional counseling experience, academic advising or teaching experience at the middle school level.

Additional Information:

Salary: $28.29/hr. 18hrs./wk. (Non-Benefited Flexible Schedule)

Effective Date: Open until filled

Application Instructions:

Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: https://bhcc.interviewexchange.com select the Apply Now and follow the instructions. Fax large transcript files to (617)-228-3328.





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Posted: 2/24/2018
Application Due: 4/10/2018
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