Program Coordinator/Recruiter

Posted by: UMass Boston Urban Scholars Program

Boston, MA, US


With college enrollment and completion at the heart of its mission, the Urban Scholars Program serves academically striving high school students (ages 13-19) from predominantly low-income and underrepresented backgrounds. The year-round program provides students with the attitudes necessary to achieve their full potential through a structured sequence of after-school and summer academic courses and activities designed to build a strong repertoire of basic and higher-level skills, task commitment, and self-motivation. Program activities include academic classes, tutorials, college advising, career awareness, and cultural enrichment. The intensive seven-week summer institute offers rising seniors and recent graduates the opportunity to do paid career internships.


  • Oversee the student recruitment process for the Urban Scholars program; work closely with teachers, guidance counselors and other school personnel and parents to recruit students for the program; assist the administrative staff with the selection of program participants; provide information sessions to new recruits and collect program applications and health forms;
  • Assist administrative staff in making student admission decisions based upon the applicants’ need for the program, academic performance, commitment to post-secondary education enrollment, and other decision-making factors;
  • Assist in the development of enrichment and recreational programing;
  • Assist in the implementation of the program’s summer component;
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of college visits and college fairs; plan and chaperone cultural, career, and enrichment fieldtrips, some of which are overnight and/or weekend trips;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a closely related field, and a minimum of one-three years of experience within a primary, secondary school or post-secondary institution, preferably in an urban primary or secondary school or higher education institution setting, is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with academic and/or college counseling skills preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with low-income, first generation urban students and their families strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with multi-ethic, multi-racial population strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in Vietnamese, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, or Haitian Creole is preferred. Motor vehicle driver’s license preferred.


20 hours per week; schedule to be determined.


Email resume and cover letter with contact information to Please write “PT Program Coordinator/Recruiter Position” in the subject line of the email.

More Information

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