ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

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iba_boston IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

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JOB TYPEFull Time
LOCATIONBoston, MA

POSITION: ACADEMIC COORDINATOR (Full-time/Non Exempt)

RESUME AND COVER LETTER WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: IBAInquilinos Boricuas en Acción empowers and engages individuals and families to improve their lives through high-quality affordable housing, education, and arts programs.

JOB SUMMARY: The Academic Coordinator is responsible for engaging students in appropriate educational pathway.  S/he will provide supportive and skills development to bridge students into college and career exploration by: coaching students in developing educational/financial goals, and plans to achieve them through one-on-one sessions. S/he is responsible for the daily operations of the Technology Center tracking and reporting usage, maintaining equipment, teaching, and providing support on a variety of computer applications and technologies. S/he assists and support implementation of workshops and classes to address programs-specific needs and/or educational in alignment with IBA’s Mission.  S/he supports IBA’s partnership with Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and Timothy Smith Network (TSN). Reports to the Director of College and Financial Empowerment Program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSABILITIES:

ACADEMIC

  • Prepares students to apply to college and helping with the application process.
  • Provides college and financial persistence coaching through at least the first semester of students’ college career; regularly meets with students to develop action plans, track progress, and provide individualized assistance.
  • Develops academic, financial and life plans with students to assist them in attaining their goals.
  • Helps students navigate BHCC campus and the support services offered there.
  • Hosts college orientations and tours for new students.
  • Leads the design, development, and execution of workshops, seminars, and events.
  • Coordinates and supports students including, but not limited to, advising, registration, financial aid and admissions, HiSet programming, college courses, tutoring, coaching and other activities designed to enhance academic performance.
  • Meets regularly with students about progress, attendance and other challenges that may interfere with academic achievement and develops action plans to overcome obstacles.
  • Maintains confidentiality of organization matters, students, volunteers and others.
  • Exhibits genuine concern for students and always conducts oneself appropriately and professionally.
  • Develops and maintains comprehensive knowledge of community resources; provides information, referrals and follow-up as needed.
  • Works with program director to recruit, train, and supervise mentors/tutors who aid students in IBA’s College and Financial Empowerment Program.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Operates and manages the technology center, opening/closing, schedule, providing/arranging coverage, maintenance, user information, security, privacy, data integrity, use of licenses and compliance.
  • Supports students and community members including, but not limited to, computer tutoring, and other technology related activities designed to enhance academic performance; and engage them in meaningful skills development activities.
  • Assesses and monitors the needs of the users in the community to provide relevant and appropriate programming.
  • Assures that the equipment is well kept and timely arranges for the systems to be upgraded.
  • Works actively as a strong referral contact person to all IBA’s educational programs in accordance to IBA’s mission and student needs.

DATA AND MONITORING

  • Identifies trends, action plan, referrals and follow up.
  • Implements program logic model. Ensuring outputs/outcomes and client’s goals are met.
  • Support with data management that enable high quality, accurate data collection, entry and integration.
  • Tracks the technology center utilization, including computer-usage, attendance to classes, etc. Prepares the necessary management reports as required by the director.

OUTREACH/EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION

  • Provides outreach, recruitment, information and intake to potential students.
  • Establishes linkages with other local community organizations, agencies and social service providers as well as create and maintain referral processes with service providers.
  • Represents the organization at meetings as needed.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Supports Director with grant, reporting, clerical task, staff supervision and events for all IBA programs and administration.
  • Participates fully in the organization’s annual events, Three Kings Day, Membership Drive, Board Election, Festival Betances, and other events related to the community.
  • Carries out ad hoc duties as needed.

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s in Education, Social Science, Humanities, or related field preferred
  • Two or more years of direct experience providing instruction and youth development to urban youth in community-based organizations, particularly in the area of college bridging and coaching.
  • Knowledge and experience working with low-income, ethnically diverse communities required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred.
  • Excellent computer/technology, verbal and written communication skill, required
  • Experience working with educationally underserved learners, preferred.
  • Significant program leadership and management experience in community development, urban education, technology and/or arts, and high-performing non-profit is a plus.
  • Ability to translate executive-level organizational goals into specific program initiatives.
  • Must be extremely organized and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Must demonstrate a positive and productive attitude.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team setting.
  • Good moral character, mature judgment and a strong sense of responsibility and dedication.
  • Highly positive and enthusiastic style; capable of motivating others.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Customer Services oriented.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send your cover letter and resume to:

IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
405 Shawmut Avenue
Boston MA, 02118
jobs@ibaboston.org

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