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 Assistant
Temporary- Full Time
High School or Equivalent
In partnership with the North Adams Public Schools (NAPS), MCLA will host a group of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders during summer 2021 in the Help Yourself Foundation / Kids2College Academy. The goal of the summer program is to infuse passion for learning while promoting thoughts of future college attendance.
The Assistant will support the work of the Academic Lead to implement a hands-on, STEM-focused curriculum with groups of up to 20 elementary students, and assist students engaging in a project-based, learning environment.
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 using 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.
Candidates who enjoy working with elementary school children and those with experience working in afterschool 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.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.