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The Wily Network Scholar Coach

The Wily Network aims to improve college outcomes for promising young people who are navigating their post-secondary careers independently.

The Wily Network program has three main elements: coaching, supplemental financial assistance, and community building and networking. For more information, please visit:

Brief Job Description Full time

(Desired Start Date: 5/15/2019)

Position Posted 3/6/2019

The Wily Network Scholar Coach (Clinician) will:

Serve as the primary support for Wily Scholars (young people who, having persevered through such life challenges as aging out of foster care, homelessness, parental struggles with substance use and mental health issues or a persistent lack of family support are navigating college independently)

Provide one-on-one coaching to students on campus, working toward Scholar well- being, community engagement, retention and graduation

Develop strong working relationships with campus and community programs

Serve as a liaison for Scholars and connect them to appropriate people and available campus resources

Collaborate with Wily Network staff to provide psychoeducation and outreach to campus staff and community resources

Be "on call." A detailed on-call description will be provided during the interview process.

Minimum Qualifications:

Passion for working collaboratively with college-age youth

Ability to work sensitively with racially, culturally and economically diverse populations

Clinical Social Worker (LCSW, LICSW, or equivalent)

Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with Wily Scholars, campus staff, Wily Network team members, and community members

Advanced training in and professional experience with crisis management, trauma- informed care, and strengths-based approaches

Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle

Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills, fluent in English

Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects, develop creative solutions to problems

Desired Qualifications:

Experience working on college campus and/or with college-aged youth

Working knowledge of higher education policies and procedures

Experience with program development and evaluation

Excellent technology skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive

Greater Boston residents and applicants of color strongly encouraged to apply.

A complete job description will be provided prior to the first interview.

Compensation: $47,000-$60,000

How to Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to and put the job title for which you are applying in the subject line.

All applications require a resume as well as a cover letter.

Anyone considered for the position will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check which is a record of all criminal court appearances for a particular individual, including arrests, convictions, dismissals, and serious violations.

This description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees in the above job. It is not intended to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.