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The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. The program begins June 24th – and ends August 10th. Training will be provided. Compensation is $2,500 stipend plus a $1,612 educational award upon successful completion of summer program service.

AmeriCorps Logistics/Communications Team Leader (PM) Position Description:

  • Provide the Upward Bound administrative team with logistical and communications support in implementing the Upward Bound program.
  • Support staff in supervising Upward Bound participants (high school aged). Special responsibility for evening transitions to and from production to dorm and at lights out.
  • Manage weekly, daily and summer calendars. Communicate these calendars and all upcoming events electronically, on paper and visually throughout program spaces.
  • Create weekly program communications for students, families and staff.
  • Take nightly attendance and report changes in student attendance program wide.
  • Assure all students are in designated spaces accounted for during the evening.
  • Monitor individual student concerns and communicate them with the full administrative team (RS, ARS, UB Director, and Assistant Directors, Team Leads).
  • Help align program and student knowledge between academic and residential spaces.
  • Conduct a daily logistics debrief to RS and AM Logistics Team Lead.
  • Communicate daily with administrators about afternoon and evening activities and events including production, recreation activities/ excursions, study hall and lights out.
  • Plan, with the administrative team, communications, program visuals, and activities that help implement the positive behavioral program.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in lunch each day. Assist in post-lunch transitions.
  • Assist in the logistics of planning program-wide activities, as needed.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 7, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 hours ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. The program begins June 24th – and ends August 10th. Training will be provided. Compensation is $2,500 stipend plus a $1,612 educational award upon successful completion of summer program service.

AmeriCorps Logistics/Communications Team Leader (AM) Description:

  • Provide the Upward Bound administrative team with logistical and communications support in implementing the Upward Bound program.
  • Support staff in supervising Upward Bound participants (high school aged). Special responsibility for mid-day transitions to and from lunch and afternoon classes.
  • Manage weekly, daily and summer calendars. Communicate these calendars and all upcoming events electronically, on paper and visually throughout program spaces.
  • Create weekly program communications for students, families and staff.
  • Take daily attendance and report student attendance program wide twice a day.
  • Monitor individual student concerns and communicate them with the full administrative team (RS, ARS, UB Director, and Assistant Directors, Team Leads).
  • Help align program and student knowledge between academic and residential spaces.
  • Conduct a daily logistics debrief at morning or afternoon meetings, as assigned.
  • Communicate daily with administrators about upcoming programming and events, residential, academic and otherwise.
  • Plan, with the administrative team, communications, program visuals, and activities that help implement the positive behavioral program.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in lunch each day. Assist in post-lunch transitions.
  • Assist in the logistics of planning program-wide activities, as needed.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 7, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 hours ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. The program begins June 24th – and ends August 10th. Training will be provided. Compensation is $2,500 stipend plus a $1,612 educational award upon successful completion of summer program service.

AmeriCorps Academic Team Leader Description:

  • Provide leadership for the academic support/ tutoring team as they assist classroom teachers and students.
  • Provide supervision for Upward Bound participants (high school aged) Monday through Thursday 7:00am-2:00pm and 8-9pm and Fridays 7-1:00 pm during the program. Staff will be off-duty evening Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
  • Attend class and assist Instructors in the classroom, as needed.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, and safe academic environment. Build encouraging and supportive relationships with students.
  • Communicate daily with each instructor about classwork, homework, and Integrated Friday projects, for follow-through during out of class time especially study hall.
  • Plan, with the academic instructors and academic tutor-mentors, classroom activities, with the development of teen-aged students’ academic skills in mind.
  • Conduct nightly tutoring sessions, utilizing the positive behavioral program.
  • Respond positively and proactively to student issues as they arise in the including enforcing and responding to disciplinary situations in accord with program policies.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in breakfast each day.
  • Assist in implementing Integrated Project Fridays and academic activities as needed.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 7, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 2 hours ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members, June 24th – August 10th. Staff will be expected to move in Sunday, June 23rd. Training will be provided. Compensation is $3,660 plus meals and housing for the period of employment.

Residential Supervisor Job Description:

  • Administer and manage daily operations of the summer residential program for 40-60 Upward Bound Scholars.
  • Supervise 4 AmeriCorp Team Leaders and 6 Tutor/Mentors. This includes managing staffing and 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 for six weeks at UMass Amherst.
  • 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 the activities for the positive climate and behavioral supports program.
  • Attend, monitor, and participate in daily meals.
  • Assist in chaperoning all field trips, 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 duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 hours ago

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program

The UMass Amherst Upward Bound Program is a year-long college preparatory program for first generation and/or low income high school students from Springfield, MA. The Summer Institute is a 6-week residential experience hosted at UMass Amherst for 40 – 60 high school students. The Summer Institute is designed to expose students to a college-like experience that supports the positive academic, emotional, and personal development of our students in preparation for success in college and life afterwards. The Summer Institute provides participants with the experience of living on a college campus; taking academic courses, engaging in artistic, musical and other fun and educational activities as well as preparing for college and career success. Upward Bound students will participate in programming that will include: academic classes, mentoring and tutoring, academic advising, social justice based themes, life skills workshops, and the development of time management and critical thinking skills.

Upward Bound is looking for energetic, team-orientated people from many academic disciplines that enjoy working with young people. The summer program is intensive, and challenging; potential candidates should expect a fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Housing and meals will be provided for all staff members, June 24th – August 10th. Staff will be expected to move in Sunday, June 23rd. Training will be provided. Compensation is $3,360 plus meals and housing for the period of employment.

Tutor/Mentor Job Description:

  • Live on campus and provide 24- hour supervision for Upward Bound participants (high school-aged) Sunday through Friday during the program. Staff will have off-duty time each day. Staff will be off-duty Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
  • Create and maintain a positive, productive, and safe living environment for both students and staff utilizing program policies and positive behavioral supports.
  • Build and maintain positive and supportive relationships with students.
  • Participate in the positive intellectual and emotional development of teen-aged students in a mentoring role.
  • Respond positively and proactively to student issues as they arise, including enforcing and responding to disciplinary situations.
  • Attend, monitor and participate in daily meals.
  • Perform day and/or night duty as assigned by the Residential Supervisor or designee.
  • Assist in chaperoning all field trips, cultural and recreational activities.
  • Attend class and assist Instructors in managing the classroom.
  • Conduct tutoring sessions.
  • Attend and participate in staff development activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

View full job description and application here.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 hours ago

UMassSafe

UMassSafe, a traffic safety research program in the UMass Transportation Center in Civil Engineering, is hiring six students for a four week, 40 hr/wk position in June (May 30-June 30). Pay for this position is $13.00/hr with generous travel reimbursement. 

The Research Assistants will be traveling statewide to collect observation data on seat belt & cell phone usage for the Annual Statewide Seat Belt Observation Study sponsored by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate student (no May graduating seniors)
  • Comfortable standing outside up to 8 hours/day in varying weather
  • Ability to travel from Amherst each day
  • Friendly and outgoing – always working/traveling in a team environment
  • Flexible schedule and willing to work long days; hours will vary including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends
  • Strongly preferred - Have a reliable vehicle, valid license, and be willing to drive up to 500+ miles per week ($.53/mile reimbursement)

View more information here.

To Apply: Please send an email with resume to Benjamin Yeager.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

Scholarships

Women for UMass Amherst

The Women for UMass Fund is in place to promote the advancement of campus programs that provide access, support, and opportunity for UMass Amherst students, with preference to those projects that will positively impact UMass Amherst women.

Each year, Women for UMass Amherst awards grant funding to worthy campus programs or projects. In the past, individual awards have ranged between $1,000-10,000. The application process to receive funds from the WFUM fund consists of three steps:

  1. Applicants submit the WFUM award application online. Applications will be reviewed by WFUM Steering Committee members who will narrow down the pool of applicants to a group of Round 1 Finalists. You must download the budget summary document and upload the completed document as part of your application.
  2. Round 1 Finalists present their projects more fully to the Steering Committee in an on-campus meeting. Based on the presentations, the Steering Committee will select a small group of Round 2 Finalists.
  3. Based on recommendations from the Steering Committee, all contributors to the WFUM Fund will have the opportunity to vote on how the funding will be awarded

Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding of any project that forwards the mission and goals of UMass Amherst. Preference will be given to projects that speak to the mission of Women for UMass Amherst and the purpose of the WFUM Fund.

Rules and guidelines must be followed; applications are being accepted online through the AcademicWorks scholarship system.

Detailed information can be found here.

Deadline: July 12, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 3 hours ago

Achieve TMS

Amount: $1,000
Who Can Apply: All Students
Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

How to Apply: Fill out the application here along with a minimum 1000-word essay that explains your passion in the mental health field, your academic ambitions, your future plans post-graduation, and why you feel you should be awarded this scholarship.

Deadline: August 1, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago

National Bio-CARE

Description: Awarded to a student interested in entering the medical field at any level
Who is eligible: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Award: $500
Deadline: June 1, 2019
How to Apply: Write an original 500-750 word essay on the topic of the importance of proper disposal of medical waste and send it to nbcscholarship@gmail.com                                                      
See details at: https://www.umass.edu/umfa/scholarship-detail/23981

Deadline: June 1, 2019
Posted: 6 months 2 weeks ago

Volunteers

Mentor

Girls Inc. of the Valley

Seeking committed & positive volunteers with strong written communication skills to help high school senior girls from Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, and surrounding areas navigate the Common Application, edit essays, apply to scholarships, and stay ahead of deadlines.

The program is every Tuesday 5 - 7pm and will run for four months from October 15th - January 14th. Must make full commitment (leeway over schools breaks) & have transportation to 6 Open Square Way Holyoke, MA 01040.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, 2 references, and writing sample to Meghan Bone. Undergrad & Graduate Students of all majors & identities welcome to apply!

Deadline: August 16, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 7 hours ago

Jobs

The Amherst-Pelham Regional School District

The Amherst-Pelham Regional School District is seeking a part or full time Paraeducator to work 1:1 with students in our intensive needs Pathways to Independence Program (PIP) in the Amherst Regional High School.

This position includes providing direct support and assistance to students under the direction of the professional staff including special education teachers and related service personnel (Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Nurses, etc). There will be opportunities for community outings with significant time programmed on the UMass Amherst Campus. If applicants are interested in part-time positions, it would be helpful for them to define what days and times they are available and if they are able to fit a full position with one or more other applicants.

For qualifications and more information, please refer here.

To Apply: Please direct inquiries and interest in this position to Chris Kusek, ARPS Intensive Special Needs Program Coordinator.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 7 hours ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc.

CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. We design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. We employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, researchers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use.

Job Description: This is a full-time, salaried position located in either our Northampton, MA or Rockville, MD office. As a Social Media and Outreach Associate, you’ll work closely with the Social Media Manager and project teams to implement strategic and creative health communication efforts. You’re a motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills and a strong interest in health communication. You believe in the power of social media — and want to use that power for good. You apply your perfectionist’s eye for detail to all tasks, whether you’re crafting a tweet, combing through social media analytics, or capturing key takeways from a client meeting.

View full job description here.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@communicatehealth.com.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Posted: 1 month 5 days ago