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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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 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 5 days 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: 2 months 1 day ago

Jobs

Silent Spring Institute - Newton, MA

Silent Spring Institute seeks a versatile bioinformatician, data scientist, machine learning expert, or statistician to tackle big data problems in environmental health and cancer prevention. The position can be structured as a permanent position or a postdoctoral fellowship. Work in a multi-disciplinary mission-driven team with experts in epidemiology, toxicology, chemistry, computer science, and community-based research, all focused on impartial research to identify and reduce environmental hazards to human health. Collaborate with investigators at Harvard, Northeastern, UC Berkeley, US EPA, US CDC, and other top-tier research institutions, as well as with diverse environmental and health advocacy groups.

Projects may include:

  • Develop and implement new methods for analyzing gene expression data from high-throughput screening platforms to gain insights about the mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis
  • Developing predictive models to identify hazardous chemicals from in vitro data
  • Mapping the “exposome” and “metabolome” by developing computational methods for new, more comprehensive analyses of chemicals and effect markers in human tissues
  • Analyses in Veterans Administration Health Care database relating pharmaceutical or environmental chemical exposures and adverse health effects
  • Text mining to uncover trends in published research on suspected carcinogens
  • Identifying the unique exposures of workers in high-risk occupations

More information on the position can be found here.

To Apply: Send a cover letter describing your interests and experience related to this job, resume, writing sample, and copies of academic transcripts to Laura Borth with “data scientist position” in the subject line.

Deadline: June 1, 2019
Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Brown University - Providence, RI

The Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies (CAAS), is seeking a full-time research assistant for a laboratory focused on alcohol use among emerging adults in Providence, RI.

This is a full-time research position in the laboratory of Dr. Hector Lopez-Vergara (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/hlopezve). Research assistants will be involved in data collection and management, as well as in coordinating logistical efforts to support two research projects. Data collection will involve using structured methods to interview recent high school graduates, using survey questionnaires and performance-based tasks (akin to really simply video games).

Scope of research projects:

  1. Project “Dual-Process Models of Alcohol Use in Late Adolescence” seeks to investigate the cognitive control, reinforcement sensitivity, and associative memory correlates of drug use and psychopathology in a sample of youth aged 18-20.
  2. Project “Towards Testing the Cross-Cultural Validity of Dual-Process Models of Alcohol Use” seeks to test the psychometric properties of performance-based tasks across non-Latino White and Latino youth aged 18-20.

View full job description here.

To Apply: The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Hector Lopez-Vergara, Ph.D.

Deadline: June 14, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago

Brown Medical School & The Miriam Hospital - Providence, RI

The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital, a Brown University teaching hospital, is seeking a full-time research assistant for a laboratory focused on studying psychopathology and substance use during adolescence and emerging adulthood.

The research assistant will work in a research context performing face-to-face interviews, administering laboratory based executive functioning batteries, conducting in-vivo stress paradigms, handling biological specimens (e.g., saliva, blood), managing a smart-phone based study application, assisting with study logistics (e.g., participant recruitment procedures), and data management/analyses.

This is a full-time research position. The study involves the systematic pairing of experimentally-controlled human laboratory paradigms with intensive longitudinal methods to study pathways leading to co-occurring psychopathology (e.g., depression) and substance use (e.g., nicotine, cannabis, alcohol) in the laboratory of Dr. Chrystal Vergara-Lopez (https://vivo.brown.edu/display/cvergara).

View full job description here.

To Apply: The position is offered contingent upon the availability of funding. To be considered for this position, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Chrystal Vergara-Lopez, Ph.D

Deadline: June 14, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago

The Justice Resource Institute - Needham, MA

The Justice Resource Institute is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that has been involved in training, treatment outcome research and service delivery with underserved individual, families and communities across the New England region. We are looking to hire a Master's level Biostatistician to start in late May or early June of 2019. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) involving the management of a large and continually expanding longitudinal data set as well as conducting statistical analyses utilizing these data. The data set includes clinical outcome information for over 6,000 individuals receiving mental health services for trauma exposure and other related psychological symptoms. The position will involve generating syntax for cleaning and computing basic clinical outcome analyses for regular quarterly agency reports, as well as complex analyses for various projects for grant submissions and publications.

For more information and requirements of the position, please refer here.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send resumes to: Lia Martin, Ph.D., Senior Associate Director of Quality Management at lmartin@jri.org

Deadline: June 3, 2019
Posted: 1 month 3 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 5 days ago

Fellowships

Washington University - St. Louis, MO

Obesity is an area of critical public health concern, as it is associated with significant cardiovascular health risks and the onset of cardiovascular disease. This training program at Washington University School of Medicine proposes to recruit highly-qualified pre- and postdoctoral trainees from diverse backgrounds across disciplines and place them within transdisciplinary mentoring teams with faculty members who are leading researchers in the fields of obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. This training program is strategically poised to launch the next generation of scientists to design, implement, and evaluate multilevel, cutting-edge solutions to the prevention and treatment of weight and eating disorders and CVD.

These training experiences will produce a diverse cohort of young scientists with the transdisciplinary research skills necessary to address the complex problems of weight and eating disorders and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment across the lifespan. The study, prevention, and treatment of obesity require the transdisciplinary integration of medical, behavioral, genetic, metabolic, and public health research approaches and findings. The study of obesity and the relation of its prevention and treatment to CVD risk must therefore be approached from a multi-level, transdisciplinary perspective requiring specialized training in translational research methods.

Mentors will work with trainees to develop a training plan including:

  1. collaborative mentoring
  2. didactic and professional development training
  3. development and completion of translational research projects, grant applications, and more.

Interested applicants may refer here for more information and to apply.

Deadline: June 17, 2019
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago