Reporting to the Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement, the Program Coordinator plans, organizes, coordinates, implements, and evaluates all aspects of the Jones-Zimmermann
Academic Mentoring Program (J-Z AMP). J-Z AMP is now entering its 13th year and provides academic mentoring services to a select group of academically low-performing middle
school students from the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA). The overall mission of the program is to engage Trinity College students in providing needed academic help to mentees’ course work, particularly reading, math and writing skills, while addressing their
social and personal growth as well. The ultimate goals are to reduce the proportion of students who drop out of school; increase the number who pursue post-secondary education; and further develop a higher education/public school partnership that can be a template for other challenged school systems.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, supervising, managing, and providing on-going support, guidance and resources to Trinity College academic mentors and administrative staff.
• Collecting and documenting all program data, including attendance, grades, Connecticut Mastery Test (C.M.T.) scores, mentor and mentee participation evaluations, and surveys of parents,
families, the program’s teacher-liaison and relevant teachers.
• Serving as on-site supervisor during sessions twice a week, monthly field trips and program events.
• Maintaining consistent and regular communication with HMTCA school staff, teachers and
administrators, the Compass Youth Collaborative After-School program, the program’s teacher-liaison, Trinity College academic mentors, and HMTCA students and families in order to assess student and program progress, identify areas for improvement, and address concerns as they
• Working closely with HMTCA school staff, teachers and administrators to further maintain
and enhance the program’s visibility and presence within the HMTCA school culture and context.
• Creating and implementing opportunities that connect parents, teachers, mentors and mentees, including program orientation events, field trips, meetings, recreational activities and
semi-annual program dinners.
• Designing and implementing training and other staff development opportunities for the Trinity College academic mentors.
• Coordinating all logistical aspects of the program including but not limited to, bus transportation, after-school snacks, scheduling and organizing daily academic and enrichment sessions,
planning semi-annual dinners and events, overseeing the inventory and purchase of office and program supplies, and distribution and collection of program forms to and from all program participants.
• Communicating, reporting and meeting throughout the year with the Marie & John Zimmermann Foundation (funder of J-Z AMP), the two sister J-Z AMP programs at Yale University and Sacred Heart University, and the Foundation’s research director.
• Managing accounts payable for program costs (supplies, special events, trainings, transportation, teacher liaison, other vendors, etc.); maintaining and tracking program budget; and overseeing mentors’ biweekly payroll.
• Any other duties deemed to be necessary for program success.
The successful candidate will possess demonstrated commitment to youth development work; good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; prior experience with project management and/or involvement focused on academic enrichment of children. Also must be well-organized
and detail-oriented; experienced in event planning; flexible and able to work on nights and weekends; able to work independently with accuracy and efficiency, able to cooperate and collaborate in a team environment. Must have experience working with community service projects and college students; ability to balance multiple tasks and responsibilities; proficient knowledge of Microsoft software, including Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word; openness to constructive criticism; ability to continuously evaluate programs and explore ideas to improve them. A B.A./B.S. is preferred, but not required if the candidate possesses sufficient relevant experience. Bilingual in Spanish also is a plus.
Salary is commensurate with experience, education, and training. Funding is contingent upon continuation of donor gifts. The application review process will begin immediately; application deadline is June 28, 2013. To apply, please go to the following link: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/.
Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.