P/T Middle School Outreach Specialist-TRIO Talent Search Program (grant-funded, non-benefited)

Job description

Category:: Part Time Non-Benefited Positions
Department:: TRIO Talent Search Program
Locations:: Chelsea, MA
Posted:: Feb 4, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: PT No Benefits

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.


Five institutional goals guide BHCC and its work: Foster Student Success; Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness; Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Build Partnerships and Pathways; and Develop the College's Infrastructure. BHCC is recognized nationally for its culturally inclusive learning environments that value the strengths of diverse students and local communities, and, as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, BHCC is focused on data-driven student success.


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 2018 was higher than the national average. Twenty-nine colleges and universities in Boston serve more than 150,000 college students each year. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

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).

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 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated skills in individual and group counseling techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of TRiO programs helpful but not required.
  • Previous experience, academic advising or teaching experience at the middle school level.

Additional Information:

Salary: 18hrs/week @ $29.44/hr (grant-funded, non-benefited)

Review Date: open until filled

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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Posted: 2/5/2020
Application Due: 12/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time