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VISTA, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Simmons College

2017-18 CCSNE AmeriCorps VISTA

 

Summary

The 2017-18 VISTA will work closely with the Simmons Community Engagement Assistant Director for Service-Learning to develop a plan for a multi-dimensional collaboration for integrative evidence-based college readiness programming in low-income areas of Boston. The collaborations are: among Colleges of the Fenway; between the Colleges and their existing community partners; with existing city-wide readiness programs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Complete and summarize literature and best‐practice research, with a focus on application.
  • Identify and codify existing college readiness programs across the partner dimensions through site visits, report reviews, interviews, etc.
  • Develop a collaborative planning process, engaging the assets of all of the participants, to create sustainable college readiness programs for the long--‐term.
  • Draft a plan for year 2 implementation.

 

Qualifications

The qualified applicant will have a passion for improving educational outcomes, an ability to perform library research and conduct interviews and surveys. Experience in pre‐K through 12 schools or with students (and their families) in that age range and/or knowledge of college readiness policy practice and issues. Two or four year college degree required.

 

Program Benefits

Living Stipend ($791.00 bi-weekly); Health Coverage; Training and Professional Development; Post-Service Education Award; Public Transportation Support

 

To apply email resume and cover letter to Meghan.doran2@simmons.edu 

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