Lead Summer Program Assistant


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WORKING TITLE: Lead Summer Program Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Extended Learning – Summer Programs

POSITION LOCATION: Durham, NC or Morganton, NC

POSTING DATE: December 19, 2022

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled (priority consideration to applications prior to March 20, 2023)

POSITION TYPE: Temporary, 2-Month contract (June/July)


NCSSM and the Division of Extended Learning foster an environment of collaboration across departments and divisions and support community-engaged service and research. NCSSM is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty and staff diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at hr@ncssm.edu. 

Description of Duties:

The Lead Summer Program Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the daily classroom needs of the Summer Accelerator Program as well as the overall safety and supervision of the students enrolled in NCSSM Early Accelerator program. They will be the liaison between the Early Accelerator program, leadership staff, and instructors. This position is also responsible for internal and external communication. This includes documenting academics and student life across all summer programs and communicating daily events to families of current participants, as well as weekly summaries to the campus at large and to visitors to our social networks through the management of Accelerator’s social media. Must be able to work independently while communicating the needs of the program. This position will have the option to live on campus or commute. 

Duties also include creating, managing, and printing name tags and door decs for each session. Prior to each session, this position communicates with instructors to come up with a schedule of when to visit their classes to document hands-on activities or join field trips. The Lead Summer Programs Assistant photographs students in classes and enrichment activities, uploads photos to CampMinder, and makes posts on Accelerator social media. This position will maintain photos and videos in a shared Google Drive.

 Reports to Associate Manager of Summer and Extended Programs.

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About NCSSM:

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a world-class public high school with statewide reach empowering academically talented students from diverse backgrounds from every corner of the state to design their own future. We offer residential high school programs in Durham and Morganton for juniors and seniors or virtual high school courses and programs that students can take alongside their local curriculum, all tuition free. Our wide array of summer offerings for rising 5th- through 12th-graders includes free opportunities for in-state students alongside paid options for students from anywhere in the world. NCSSM Extended Learning partners with communities and regions to advance student learning and outcomes.

Specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math, and embracing the fine arts and humanities, NCSSM has become the model for 18 such specialized schools around the globe since its founding in 1980 and is a full constituent of the University of North Carolina System. NCSSM’s Ignite + Transform comprehensive campaign seeks to raise $50 million in private support for our mission.

The new NCSSM-Morganton campus opened in 2022 for summer programs and its first fall academic term. NCSSM-Morganton focuses on the booming fields of data science and artificial intelligence, preparing the leaders of tomorrow to navigate a future driven by data and machine learning, with emphasis on the humanistic implications and ethical use of these tools.

Nearly two-thirds of NCSSM graduates earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field — over three times the national average, including 58 percent of our underrepresented minority graduates, which is nearly four times the national average. Nearly three-quarters have earned or are seeking a graduate degree. A 2020 economic impact study found that 54 percent of our alumni continue to live and work in North Carolina, catalyzing nearly $1.3 billion in annual economic activity. NCSSM embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion, and seeks to recruit employees who share these values.

For more information, please read the NCSSM strategic plan and visit ncssm.edu.