Company Description: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools in 2018.
Kids 2 College Academic Lead
Temporary- Full Time
The ideal candidate for the position of Academic Lead will have experience planning and implementing project-based learning activities in an academic setting. The Academic Lead will plan and implement STEM activities to help elementary school students develop problem-solving skills relevant to future learning in high school, college, and career. In addition, the Academic Lead will implement activities that address the social and emotional needs and interests of students. Afternoons will consist of the planning of PE activities, hiking, power walking and access to water activities. The successful candidate must be available during all weeks the of the program with consistent attendance.
The Academic Lead position will begin work on June 21 to focus on planning for the program. The program will run from June 28 to August 6, Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 4:00 pm. The program will not meet on July 5 to observe the federal holiday.
The program is planned to take place in a 100-percent in-person format. The location of the program will be Brayton Elementary School in North Adams, Massachusetts.
This is a grant-funded position and may be renewed annually.
The successful candidates must possess a bachelor's degree with at least three years of professional experience in an educational setting. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is highly organized, a strong communicator, creative, able to multi-task with attention to detail, think critically, work well in a team and independently, and be eager to lead the project. Candidates who enjoy working with elementary school children and those with experience working in after-temporaryschool or camp settings are preferred. Individuals with interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, the Arts and Education are preferred.
The successful applicant will be required to complete a CORI background check.