About the Alray Scholars Program:
The Alray Scholars Program envisions a day when all Boston students will have access to the financial, academic, and emotional support they need to enroll in college, graduate, and be economically self-sufficient. To that end, we give students a second chance at college through scholarships, mentoring, and career services. We help students who suffered setbacks on their first try at college with building a support system and overcoming hurdles to earn their degrees. To date, Alray has supported 68 students with crossing the finish line to earn their college degrees, and ultimately, attain rewarding careers.
The Program Development Fellow / Contractor will be a critical part of developing and launching Alray’s career services program component. The Fellow will help to build an approach to career advising for scholars, enabling Alray to support students in setting and achieving their career goals. Because the career services program component is new, the Fellow will be part of the discussion around what qualities makes a good career advisor; what is part of the role description of a volunteer career advisor; how best to recruit, select, train, and support volunteer career advisors; and more. The Fellow’s contributions to launching the career services pilot will inform the way Alray executes its program for many years to come.
The Fellow will work closely with Alray’s Executive Director to launch a pilot Career Services program component. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with Alray’s Program Manager and Administrative Coordinator. Some areas that the Fellow will work on include:
Create and maintain an inventory of scholars’ career interests, as well as the career backgrounds of alumni, mentors, and other volunteers
Research Boston area company hiring initiatives (e.g. internships, diversity hiring initiatives, etc.)
Write volunteer career advisor role description
Develop and implement a volunteer career advisor recruitment plan, which may include the creation of recruitment materials, application and selection processes, social media campaigns, and more
Plan and execute orientation and ongoing training for volunteer career advisors
Plan and execute career development workshop(s) for scholars and alumni
Some college preferred
Excellent relationship building skills, with a demonstrated ability to work well with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
Detail-oriented, highly organized, and flexible in a dynamic environment
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Proficiency with Google suite of applications, including Calendar, Drive, Docs, Gmail, Sheets, and Slides
Note that this is a Fellowship with a monthly stipend of $1,600 per month for roughly 20 hours of work per week. The successful candidate will be hired as a contractor during the Fellowship period.
This position is a hybrid position located in Boston, MA.
Submit resume and a cover letter to Debbie Nguyen, Executive Director, email@example.com.