Student Success and Wellbeing Administrator

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Massachusetts, United States
06 Jan 2021
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06 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

STUDENT SUCCESS AND WELLBEING ADMINISTRATOROffice of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP), to collaborate on helping high-achieving 7th-12th grade students thrive (personally, socially, and academically) and transition through rigorous STEM-focused programs and into college. Will meet individually with students on personal and academic issues; create, implement, and advise on protocols/programs/procedures to address student support needs/concerns; provide general academic and career planning advice; provide resources and referrals for services, including mental health/wellbeing; train and guide instructional and residential staff on fostering an inclusive, healthy, safe, and supportive environment; implement program activities that bring awareness to and improve executive functioning skills, social-emotional learning, mental health and wellbeing, and academic success of participants and recent alumni; assist in assessing student wellbeing in crisis situations and determining appropriate referral/resource; and help foster an inclusive community.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  master’s degree in social work/counseling/psychology/related field; at least three years’ professional clinical/counseling experience providing support to young-to-middle-aged adolescents and their families; experience with student support program planning/development; excellent listening, writing, oral communication, interpersonal, collaboration, and facilitation skills; comfort speaking to groups; ability to deal with intense and sensitive situations; understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including supporting students with intersecting marginalized identities and working with families and students as partners in education; good judgment with confidential information and in unexpected situations; ability to multitask, manage time, remain organized, and work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel) and cloud-based collaboration tools (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox); and experience working directly with people from diverse racial/ethnic/socioeconomic backgrounds.  

PREFERRED: experience supporting students in an academic and residential environment, experience with distance learning/support, and ability to speak Spanish.  Job #19188-8 

Must be able to work varying schedules, including some weekend and evening hours, during program operation.

This is a one-year appointment that may be eligible for renewal contingent upon available funding. A cover letter is required as part of a complete application.

Will uphold Institute policies on working with minors.  Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

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