Help Yourself/Kids2College Academic Lead


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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church Street


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.

Help Yourself/Kids2College Academic Lead
North Adams
Temporary – Part Time
Bachelor's Degree

In partnership with the North Adams Public Schools (NAPS), MCLA will hire one or two Academic Lead Teachers to host a group of fourth to sixth graders (with a possible extension program for seventh and eighth graders) in the Help Yourself Foundation/Kids2College Academy. The goal of the program is to infuse passion for learning while promoting thoughts of future college attendance.

The ideal candidate for the Academic Lead position 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.

The Academic Lead position will begin work on Monday, October 18, 2021, and the program will end on February 4, 2022. Instructional sessions will be scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 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 should 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 afterschool or camp settings are preferred. Individuals with interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, the Arts and Education are preferred. Candidates who do not meet all requirements should be able to explain why they are qualified for the position of Academic Lead and describe their relevant experiences.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a background check.

Additional Information:

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

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