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Program Assistant: Preparing Students for College Success Program—DENVER

The Preparing Student for College Success (PSCS) program is a three-week summer residential program designed to build the skills of high school students with learning differences or ADHD through coursework, activities, experiential learning and the development of self-understanding and self-advocacy skills.

The Program Assistant (PA) is responsible for assisting instructor with supporting and serving students in the program. There is also required training prior to the program. The primary work hours for this position are between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Attend required training for staff
  • Review and demonstrate an understanding of program policies and procedures during training
  • Assist in planning and preparing for students’ arrival (and residency); participate in all check-in activities for students in the program
  • Assist faculty by locating students who are late for class
  • Engage with students during breaks and lunch
  • Maintain appropriate communication and information channels with directors; keeping them informed of all concerns both through formal and informal communication
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with students enrolled in the program
  • Serve as a role model
  • Participate in post-program evaluation sessions with program staff
  • Provide other duties as appropriate and assigned by supervisors

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Evidence of understanding of Learning Disabilities and ADHD
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Adaptability to a changing environment that includes working independently as well as a member of a team
  • Ability to make sound, reasonable decisions and exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations
  • Experience working with high school or college aged students in an academic or residential setting
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check

Physical Demand: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work, however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts. Some repetitive motions performed in typing and word processing. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Working Conditions: General office and campus conditions. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and classroom and libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.

Compensation: The Program Assistant will receive a total stipend of $2,000.00. On campus housing and meals provided through program period. 

Application: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resumé to

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognizes the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College's mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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