About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
Historical Overview Mills College is home to the Mills Educational Talent Search TRIO Program (METS) and serves approximately 600 students in Oakland each year. TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and educationally support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The METS program provides academic, college prep, career exploration, and financial literacy services to its participants. Our goal is to support students through high school graduation and help them gain access to a postsecondary education. The Summer Enrichment Program will provide academic instruction in core subjects: English, Sciences, and Mathematics. The METS Summer Enrichment Program will also provide courses and workshops exploring various topics: Life Skills, Study Skills, College Preparation, Career Exploration, and Cultural Awareness.
Summer Enrichment Program Description The METS Program offers a five-week summer academic enrichment program for students entering grades 6th-12th. The METS summer program will be conducted at Life Academy, a local high school in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). Staff orientations will take place June 4th-5th. Instruction for the METS Summer Program is scheduled to begin Monday, June 10th and continues through Friday, July 12th. The daily instructional schedule is 8:30am-2:30pm, Monday -Friday. The student/parent orientation on Wednesday, June 5th, and the METS staff closing session on Monday, July 15th are mandatory events for all summer staff. Exact times to be announced prior to hiring.
Under the general supervision of the METS Project Director, the Program Assistant/Tutor is responsible for assisting with all operational aspects of the METS Summer Enrichment Program. This position requires someone who has passion, innovation, and competencies working with the complexities associated with first generation, low income, historically disadvantaged youth, families, and communities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in providing comprehensive academic advising, cultural awareness, and diversity workshops to summer participants.
Assist in providing a transcript evaluation and develop an individual academic plan (IAP) with summer participants.
In collaboration with Program Director and METS team, assist with coordination and implementation of all facets of the METS Summer Enrichment Program.
In collaboration with Program Director and METS team plan and supervise all METS related activities, events, field trips and college tours.
Support the Summer Program Instructors by implementing classroom management policies and procedures necessary to maintain a productive, effective classroom environment.
Provide individual and group tutorial sessions for student participants.
Plan and facilitate team-building activities during breaks and scheduled sessions.
Participate in METS staff meetings.
Attend staff orientation, program activities, and final program evaluation closing session.
Perform other related duties as needed.
Education & Experience
Good academic standing at college or university currently attending.
Experience working for a TRIO Program or similar program a plus.
Ability to exhibit strong customer service orientation for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public.
Ability to take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
Ability to work safely in compliance with College Injury and Illness Prevention Plan
Skills & Knowledge
Familiarity with TRIO Programs and the Oakland Unified School District as well as Oakland community programs and services dedicated to working with youth and their families.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Ability to understand and enforce all METS Program policies.
Be punctual, positive, motivated, engaging.
Able to multi-task, model behavior that is expected of students, take initiative to address unexpected program or participant needs
Salary is $14.00 per hour, plus state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, and Unemployment Insurance.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.