Boston, MA

RISE Program Coordinator (9th Grade)

Camp Harbor View’s work is focused on providing opportunity to some of Boston’s most historically marginalized communities. We believe that by working with the families in our program, we will make progress in overcoming many of the barriers of systemic inequity and advancing educational and economic parity. We strive to build a staff and board reflective of the communities we serve.


Title/Position: RISE Program Coordinator (9th Grade)
Reports to:
Leadership Academy Director
Location: 46 Plympton Street, Boston, MA 02118
Position: Full-time, Salary

Summary of Position:

The 9th-Grade RISE (Realizing Interests through Support and Exploration) program was created for young people finishing their camp experience, leading them through an 8-month program that focuses on discovering their identity while building a foundation of social and emotional skills. RISE is a prerequisite program for the 10th-12th Leader in Training (LIT) program. The major responsibility of the RISE Program Coordinator is to recruit rising 9th graders into the RISE program and to plan and implement quality and developmentally appropriate curriculum, programs, activities, services, and dedicated events.

The RISE Program Coordinator will work with the RISE Program team, the Clinical team and the Leadership Academy Director to develop curriculum and lead a group of 75-100 young people in the 9th grade through a program focused on Social Emotional Learning and the introduction of trades, career paths, college preparedness, and business leadership skills.

During the school year, the RISE coordinator will lead two weekly community nights and one monthly Saturday workshop. During the summer months of July and August, the RISE program runs congruent with the Camp Harbor View summer camp on Long Island in the Boston Harbor. The RISE coordinator(s) will engage with and actively recruit rising 9th graders into the RISE program through special events aimed at piquing interest and encouraging students to join the program in the coming school year. They will also support the LIT program and camp program as needed.


  • Recruit rising 9th graders into the program;
  • Play a leadership role in creating curriculum, and lead on implementing rich that curriculum with a focus on SEL and self-discovery that fits monthly program theme;
  • Lead leadership workshops, team building activities, and group discussions;
  • Maintain program attendance in Salesforce system;
  • Administer program surveys and evaluation tools, working with supervisor to analyze data and drive program improvement;
  • Assist in enforcing expectations for the RISE Program;
  • Conduct formal evaluations of the RISE participants’ job goals and future aspirations;
  • Work with each program participant individually to set goals and monitor progress toward achieving them. Work with each program participant individually to set goals and monitor progress toward achieving them. Work with each program participant individually to set goals and monitor progress toward them.  Participate in individual and group supervision sessions;
  • Committed to building a culture of college and career prep, vocational education, and expanding opportunities;
  • Coordinate and run activities and field trips; 
  • Maintain cleanliness of program areas;
  • Other related duties as specified by the Leadership Academy Director. 


Basic Qualifications:              

  • Creative, adaptable, detail-oriented, organized, and passionate about young people’s growth and development;
  • At least two years’ experience working with youth in an out of school setting;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; 
  • Experience working with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds; 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant experience; 
  • Ability to motivate others and produce results.


Preferred Qualifications:              

  • General understanding and knowledge of the Boston educational landscape; 
  • Experience leading administrative systems and processes as it relates to the coordination of youth services
  • Experience using data as it relates to continuous improvement in program outcomes; 
  • Desire to work in a fun, fast-paced, team-oriented environment that puts mission first;
  • Knowledge of African American Vernacular English (AAVE).

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Kara Bassett.