The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. Since its founding in 1969, BCNC has remained committed to being responsive to community needs while striving for excellence in the delivery of holistic, family-centered, culturally and linguistically competent programs. Today, BCNC is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers for Asian American and Asian immigrant families in the Greater Boston region, serving over 2,000 children, youth, and adults each year at 3 locations in Boston and Quincy. BCNC serves families through Child Care & Enrichment Programs, Education & Workforce Initiatives, and Family & Community Engagement.
Supervised by the Director of Youth Education, the Education Associate coordinates the College Access Program (CAP) at the Youth Center. The Associate will work primarily with high school juniors, seniors, and college first-years to ensure supported transitions throughout the college access process. The Associate will lead in building an alumni engagement pipeline. The Associate is responsible for program development and design, evaluation, outreach and recruitment, the supervision and training of volunteer tutors and mentors, and youth advising. There may also be opportunities for collaborative work with the Quincy site college program. The Associate is BCNC’s Youth Center’s primary liaison with parents and support staff and faculty from area schools regarding college access. This is a full-time position.
- Bachelor’s degree in education and/or related field
- Experience and knowledge of Asian American and/or immigrant youth issues
- Experience in volunteer management
- Experience in curriculum development
- Experience working in a multicultural, multilingual setting
- Knowledge of higher education landscape in the U.S.
- Knowledge of college application process, financial aid, and college admissions testing.
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively
- Ability to prioritize tasks and maintain progress on short and long-term goals
- Excellent organization, facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Can travel to Quincy and Boston sites (accessible by public transportation)
- Flexibility to work some nights and weekends
- Bilingual English/Chinese speaking skills
- Experience teaching and/or developing programs for high school immigrant and low-income youth to increase educational access and achievement.
Salary range: upper mid-thirties, commensurate with experience, full time benefits
Ideal Start Date: July 2018
BCNC is an equal opportunity employer. Resumes accepted until position is filled.