Program Assistant

Bethel Institute for Community Development   Boston, MA   Temporary
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Program Assistant

Bethel Math and Science Scholars Program


Summer STEAM Academy

8:00am - 5:20pm Monday - Friday

(work hours are negotiable)

June 27 - August 6, 2022


Bethel Institute for Community Development’s (BICD) mission is to provide educational and social services to high-risk youth and families in Greater Boston in ways that measurably transform their lives and the communities in which they live.  Programming includes a wellness program, a re-entry mentoring to adulthood program and a STEAM program.  BICD has served youth in the community for over two decades. 


The Bethel Math and Science Scholars Program, (BMSSP) is an intensive, hands-on, experiential summer program targeting youth in grades 4-7 to foster interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related fields. Enrollment for the summer academy is limited to 40 Scholars. 


All Bethel Scholars Program staff are required to attend an orientation prior to their start date, meet periodically with the Program Director, and participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions.  We are seeking persons interested in building on his/her employment experience and gaining transferable skills.



The ideal applicant is a college student or adult with an interest/experience in encouraging, engaging, and supporting youth development and education. Confidentiality on matters of care to children must be maintained at all times for the protection of the children and families being served.



  • Provide instruction for students entering grades 4-7.
  • Assist the Program Director in the operation and the overall management of the Program.
  • Provide assistance in classes with setup and facilitate activities
  • Coordinate and distribute meals.
  • Supervise children.
  • Respond responsibly in cases of emergency. 
  • Assist with managing the safety of the children on-site and on field trips.
  • Work with all staff in the building to provide a quality childcare setting.



  • Experience working with grade school student populations.
  • Ability to communicate with youth ages 8-12 and provide necessary instruction. 
  • Work effectively with learners who need encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Model and exhibit those behaviors expected of future science, technology, engineering, math, or other professionals.
  • Leadership and supervision skills. 
  • Concern for safety and wellbeing of others. 
  • Positive attitude and outlook. 


Pre- Employment Screening:

CORI, SORI, identity and background checks required before official hire.



Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.



Interested persons are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and letter of support.  Please have "PROGRAM ASSISTANT- SUMMER STEAM ACADEMY" written as the subject of your email.

Accepting applications until positions are filled. 

Please forward your resume and cover letter and/or contact:

Kalya Murray

Bethel Math and Science Scholars Program

40 Walk Hill Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone: (617) 524- 4510   


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Bethel Institute for Community Development

Boston, MA