The mission of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) is to collaborate with underserved communities to improve health. CCHI carries out this mission by working to reduce substance abuse and violence in Chelsea, Revere and Charlestown, increase access to care for vulnerable populations, eliminate racial and ethnic disparities for all MGH patients and provide opportunities for Boston, Revere and Chelsea students.
The MGH Youth Program provides academic and experiential opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to youth in grades 3 -12, and beyond. The MGH Youth Scholars Program provides foundational learning for Scholars in grades 9 through high school graduation and beyond. The goal is to spark college aspirations and ensure that MGH Scholars understand the connection between obtaining a health or science career and the academic preparation it takes to succeed in these careers. The program’s ultimate goal is to prepare scholars for successful matriculation and graduation from college.
The College Readiness Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the MGH college preparation and college persistence program. The position will create and direct programming that will support scholars and their families throughout the junior and senior years of high school and continue to support scholars and their families until college graduation. He/She will work in collaboration with key community partners in the areas of higher education and financial aid and scholarship services, as well as internal hospital management to achieve the Program’s annual goals.
Specifically, this full-time position will direct and implement the College Readiness Program and work with Youth Scholars colleagues to ensure that MGH Scholars (9 -12) are academically prepared for the transition to college and receive the support they need to complete college and to thrive in the 21st century workforce.
The College Readiness Manager will demonstrate bold innovation, superior program management, networking, and relationship building skills all while maintaining the highest standard of excellence for MGH’s Youth Programs. The manager will also have a passion and demonstrated experience and success in youth development, college access and persistent work.
Reporting to the Director of Boston Youth Programs, the College Readiness Manager will develop strategies that will assure the achievement of MGH’s Youth Program’s short and long term comprehensive goals.