Founded in 2013, the Student Success Program at Burr and Burton Academy is designed to help first-generation college-bound students living in poverty grow into successful young adults by embodying the program motto of “Goals, Habits, Growth.” Scholars attain success by developing healthy and positive relationships, learning the importance of advocacy and independence, creating a future vision, researching and visiting colleges and post-secondary programs of interest, and much more.
The program includes a three-week summer orientation camp prior to freshman year, a grade 9 Prep for Success class, and a grade 10/11 Introduction to College and Careers course, co-taught by a professor from the Community College of Vermont. Students are eligible to receive grant funding for paid summer internships and enrichment programs, and ongoing support is offered throughout their four years at Burr and Burton. The program culminates in a celebratory student-directed end-of-year senior trip.
The Associate Director of the Student Success Program is responsible for collaborating closely with the Director to mentor students in a highly successful program that provides engaging, vigorous learning experiences for approximately 200 student scholars. The role involves:
- Co-teaching courses in the Success Program;
- Co-leading the Summer Success Camp;
- Co-leading student travel opportunities;
- Supporting students and families in crisis;
- Participating in fundraising efforts;
- Collaborating with School and College Counselors and Mental
- Health Counselors;
- Partnering with sending school administrators to identify and recruit scholars;
- Helping to identify summer internships/enrichment programs and manage the grant writing process for students;
- Building and maintaining strong community partnerships.
Candidates should have a background in counseling or social work, as well as experience teaching and/or counseling high school students. Candidates must display strong organizational skills, a desire to work with at-risk students and their families, and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively. Candidates must be also willing to work beyond the standard academic schedule to support students and to develop partnerships with key community members. Start date is mid-July, 2019.
Applicants should submit a single pdf document containing a personal statement, resume and references to Robin Urbanski, Assistant to the Headmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. The posting will be removed from the school's website once the position is filled.