Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s (DFCI) mission is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an employer and patient-centered facility, DFCI places high importance on addressing workforce diversity, particularly among underserved and underrepresented populations. Serving as a point of entry into the workforce, DFCI Student Training Program (STP) based out of the Human Resources Office of Workforce Development represents one of several integrated efforts to meet this imperative. The DFCI Fellow will work closely with Workforce Development staff to plan, implement, and evaluate the College Achievement Program (CAP) for 15 Boston Public high school student trainees on-site and ultimately impact their decision to apply, gain entrance, and succeed in college. He/she will also manage the delivery of our bi-monthly afterschool science enrichment program activities for 15 high school freshmen that will expose them to medical and science career pathways.
Develop and implement a 35-40 week college readiness curriculum that includes coordinating guest speakers, college tours, collaboration of community partners and high school guidance departments, and serving as a resource to students and families
Conduct at least three structured, goal orientated counseling sessions in response to identified needs of each student and their families
Manage and implement the school-based science enrichment program including recruit professional DFCI volunteers to serve as speakers to educate students on careers in medicine and sciences, coordinate tours and field trips
Measure and record program outcomes
Some evening and week-end hours may be required
Travel at least once/month for Fellowship meetings, retreats, and training throughout the Commonwealth
Make a full-time, 12 month commitment
Excellent organizational and communication skills
The ability to work independently and as part of a team
At least 2 years of curriculum/program development
At least 2 years experience working with youth
An interest in and commitment to national and community service
The ability to work with racially, culturally and socio-economic diverse youth and adults
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to see the big picture without losing sight of the details
Ability to take initiative
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
Professional and mature
Bi-lingual a plus
Bachelors Degree, Masters preferred
Must be a US Citizen, US National or Permanent Resident Alien
Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry both in Massachusetts and your state of residence upon application to our program (if not Massachusetts), and a fingerprint based FBI check. *Eligibility to participate in MPF is contingent on the results of this screening.
More information about Dana-Farber Cancer Institute can be found at www.dana-farber.org and on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/DFCIWorkforceDevelopment
Visit www.masspromisefellows.org for detailed program information
How to apply
Apply ASAP! Applicants are hired on a rolling basis.
Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mpfapplication2016 to complete a general application and send a letter of interest, resume and contact info for two references ASAP and before May 20th, 2016 to Rachada Hiranyaket at Workforce_Development@dfci.harvard.edu.