Location: Gardner, MA Category: Part Time (Non-Benefit) Posted On: Wed May 25 2016 Job Description:
General Statement of Duties: The Outreach Specialist will be responsible for outreach to youth at partnering schools and organizations through the United Way Youth Venture program, housed under the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement at Mount Wachusett Community College.
Responsibilities: Provide outreach for the United Way Youth Venture program in North Central Massachusetts, ensuring delivery of high quality programming Support new and existing groups of participating youth (Venture Teams) Support the growth and expansion of the UWYV program in North Central Massachusetts through support to youth at partnering organizations and outreach to youth across the region Support and maintain established relationships with partnering organizations through communications and outreach (Venture Teams) Implement UWYV programming with on-site partners as well as independently lead and facilitate direct support to youth and adult mentors Travel to several partner sites to conduct site visits and outreach Assist the Communications & Outreach Liaison and Associate Director in determining and scheduling program training sessions and dates, as well as generating content for activities and facilitating workshops Utilize database to record and track outreach to youth, program partners and adult volunteers Support evaluation of students and adults engaged in UWYV through targeted outreach and follow-up Support new and existing groups of participating youth through targeted outreach and follow-up Support new and existing groups of participating youth (Venture Teams) Provide assistance in event planning Other duties as assigned.
High School graduate or equivalent (GED) Excellent written and oral communication skills Spanish-English Bi-Lingual preferred Experience working with students, faculty members, businesses, and nonprofit agencies desirable Belief in the power of youth to create positive change Must have access to reliable transportation.
We are an innovative institution for teaching and learning excellence. Students and faculty are at the center of everything we do. If you are looking for the opportunity to come to work every day and help students achieve their dreams, Mount Wachusett Community College is the place for you.
Our faculty, staff, and administration forge the direction of the college together - from governance to de...fining our mission. We understand that for our institution to remain relevant we must continually examine and refine the ways we serve our students. We strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel comfortable and where new ideas and perspectives are encouraged and rewarded. We respect and honor our differences and make them work toward the advantage of all. The college is committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.
About the College
Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts. The picturesque269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. The college offers over 45 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit professional and personal enrichment programs. MWCC is on the forefront of state and national civic engagement and service learning initiatives and is nationally recognized as a veteran- friendly school. MWCC is in the process of constructing a $42 million science and technology building to support growing STEM programs.
The college community enjoys many resources including the East Wing Art Gallery; the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount which hosts a variety of productions annually; the Fitness and Wellness Center, which offers a wide assortment of fitness classes, exercise equipment and an Olympic-size swimming pool; a complete library with access to thousands of on-line publications and data bases, as well as electronic classrooms. In addition, through its membership in the CWMARS regional library system, access is available to all other public and academic libraries in the region.
Our Green Commitment
In addition, if sustainability is important to you, Mount Wachusett Community College offers the chance to work at one of the greenest colleges in the nation. We are the largest greenhouse gas reducer of any Massachusetts state college, university, or agency, as recognized by the 2011 Leading By Example Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have also been nationally recognized with a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and several other organizations. Our Gardner campus features two 1.65 MW Vestas V82 wind turbines that are propelling us to near-carbon neutrality for campus operations. With the college's biomass and solar technologies
incorporated into the mix, coupled with significant efficiency improvements, MWCC generates nearly all of its energy on-site to operate as a near-zero net energy campus.
About our benefits
Our full-time faculty and staff enjoy a liberal benefits package, including generous retirement plans, eleven health insurance options, dental care, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at Massachusetts state colleges, community colleges, and University of Massachusetts Colleges for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children. Education and lifelong learning are valued here. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible.
About the region
Mount Wachusett Community College is located a few hours from the stunning beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an hour's drive from the cultural attractions and big city lights of Boston, and forty-minutes from the county seat of Worcester, with museums, a thriving restaurant scene, and excellent amenities. A wide variety of state and national parks, including the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountains, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains are all a day-trip away. The best that New England has to offer is here: quaint villages, bustling cities, and beautiful vistas. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum and the Fitchburg Art Museum offer incredible collections. There are opportunities for great shopping in area cities, towns, and nearby outlet malls. North Central Massachusetts is home to excellent public, charter and private schools as well as an affordable lifestyle. Hiking, biking, and walking trails are spread throughout the region as well, for those seeking to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle.
We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.