NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
WORKING TITLE: Summer Student Support Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Extended Learning – Summer Programs
POSITION LOCATION: Durham, NC or Morganton, NC
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled (priority consideration to applications prior to March 20, 2023)
POSITION TYPE: Temporary, up to 4-month contract
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $19.85 per hour
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description of Duties:
The Summer Student Support Specialist is responsible for supporting student success and social-emotional wellbeing in NCSSM Summer Programs. Reports to Assistant Manager for Summer and Extended Programs
- Read parent and student comment forms (approximately 700 families) for Accelerator, Step up to STEM, and other programs if needed.
- These forms include self-reported medical information and preferences that we use to support the students in having a successful experience with us.
- Ensure that families and students have completed their forms and that we have the necessary information at least two weeks prior to the beginning of each program.
- Identify specific concerns and follow up with families and students as needed before, during and after the program.
- Develop individualized Accommodation Plans when needed and communicate that to the program coordinators, counselors and teachers.
- Send alerts to teachers and summer student life staff as needed to know.
- Keep meticulous records of communication with families and any incidents.
- Meet with students and staff members as needed, possibly keeping office hours and being available at regular times each week. Develop positive relationships with students.
- Be available to assist with concerns as they occur in the summer, or connect students to NCSSM counseling department during the summer programs.
- Possibly lead weekly evening or afternoon enrichment programs for students.
- Work can begin as early as April 1 and ends July 28, 2023.
- Reviewing forms and contacting families before the summer can be completed remotely.
- Flexible schedule, approximately 10-20 hours per week , with some evening and weekend work as well as being available on call. Must have the ability to work on campus 2-3 days a week.
Minimum Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree and MSW or MA in counseling
- Experience and enthusiasm for working with youth
- Excellent communication skills
- Detail-oriented and organized
- Familiarity with CampMinder or similar software
- Experience working as a school counselor or social worker
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.