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P/T Mentor - TRiO Talent Search Program (non-benefited position) - Bunker Hill Community College

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Location: Boston, MA Category: Part Time Non-Benefited Positions Posted On: Tue Jun 22 2021 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 TRiO Student Mentor provides support to students who seek assistance in making informal decisions in the areas that include academic, social, and career services, and acts as an advocate for program participants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and manage a caseload of Chelsea High School students, as assigned
  • Handle confidential information with tact, discretion and in compliance with FERPA regulations
  • Monitor mentees academic, behavioral, and mental standing through Aspen/X2 to provide support
  • Create activities for students throughout the academic year that support program objectives
  • Collaborate with Chelsea High School administration, teachers, and counselors for wrap-around service
  • Contact mentees regularly or as needed for scholarship, workshops or program referrals
  • Attend biweekly and/or monthly mentor meetings, or as needed
  • Attend program events, programs, internal professional development opportunities
  • Take the lead in planning one or more activity or workshop (develop time-line, PowerPoint presentations etc.)
  • Provide support to senior staff during field trips
  • Maintain logs and record of contacts with mentee on Blumen and other relevant computer applications
  • Ensure mentee progress is tracked using forms designated by the program
  • Remain knowledgeable of TRiO Chelsea/Talent Search Program services
  • Support in tasks related to Dual Enrollment and Early College students
  • General office tasks to include email communications, and over the phone customer service etiquette
  • Perform tasks as assigned by Supervisor or TRiO Director

Job Requirements:
  • High School Diploma
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing either Certificate, Associate's or Bachelor's Degree
  • Computer skills and ability to learn job-related software, including Blumen, Aspen/X2, Excel and Google applications
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CHS Alumni/Current member of TRiO preferred but not required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with minority and disadvantaged students.
  • Knowledge of TRiO programs helpful.
  • Some tutoring experience helpful but not required.

Additional Information:

Pay rate: $15.00 per hour. This is a grant-funded non-benefited position that is scheduled to end on 08/31/2021.

Review Date: Opened until filled



Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus urban institution, its main campus situated in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts; five satellites are located in the local communities of Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and Boston’s South End.

Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 8,100 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The College offers more than 68 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance-learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

One of the largest colleges in the state’s community college system, BHCC incorporates multi cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student’s population, BHCC is one of the more diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services supports the varied needs of the BHCC students.

A leader in workforce education, the College’s academic and technical programs offered at two campuses, five satellites and through distance learning models, reflect the workforce of the local and regional economy. The additional resources of the Workforce Development Center and ACT Center further support the Greater Boston communities’ employment training needs. 

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