Provide individual and group interventions for youth through the College Success Program. This program provides a range of youth development services to promote access to and persistence in college.
Design and refine a revolutionary College Counseling model with an eye toward long-term college persistence.
Guide high school seniors through the college search, application, and selection process.
Work with families to bolster college knowledge and engagement in the college search and financial aid processes.
Monitor and support students’ academic and non-academic persistence goals (e.g. organizational skills, self-advocacy, grit) from 9th grade through the sophomore year of college.
Provide individual counseling to a cohort of youth enrolled in college to maximize their opportunities for success in college. Subjects include class registration, financial aid procedures, social service needs, academic support and personal concerns.
Provide targeted workshops at partner high schools and facilitate key matriculation steps, including but not limited to:
Directly supervise and train college coaches (current college students who serve as peer mentors to program participants).
Review and monitor students’ financial arrangements and financial aid to ensure maximum aid is attained and student can budget appropriately.
Develop academic monitoring and early warning system to address risks to retention.
College access work with high school seniors.
Ensure youth apply to college and walk them through the process.
Oversee financial aid process for college applicants and enrollees.
Support Social Justice Learning Institute Alumni Persistence to complete college.
Manages a caseload of seniors in addition to alumni.
Coordinate activities including tutoring, social activities, transition programs or other special events.
Collaborate with college personnel to provide the necessary supports needed for degree completion including academic advising, mentoring, financial aid assistance, educational workshops, textbook funds, and public transportation assistance. Maintain weekly contact with caseload on-site and at the colleges.
Act as a liaison between students, colleges and other related agencies Maintain student records and portfolios Generate monthly reports updating status of client caseload Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling or related field
Able to demonstrate a commitment to the Social Justice Learning Institute goals, guidelines, and principles
Able to maintain confidentiality
Possesses a valid California Driver’s License
Able obtain a live scan clearance
Available to work on weeknights and weekends upon the request of management and attend team and staff meetings/trainings
Passionate about college access and completion for low-income scholars, first-generation scholars, and scholars from ethnically underrepresented groups in higher education
Deep understanding of the evolving college admissions landscape
Excited to work relentlessly and creatively to tackle college persistence challenges with scholars in the K-12 years
Possesses fantastic written and verbal communication skills, including strong public speaking skills
Able to form strong relationships with a wide range of constituents, including, but not limited to, parents, scholars, staff, leadership, and college admissions officers
Ability to initiate, plan, and execute concurrent, deadline-driven projects from beginning to end with flawless attention to detail
Ability to collaborate in a team environment
Knowledge of college admissions and financial aid process
Experience in working with young people from the youth development perspective
Highly computer literate
Demonstrated ability to engage students on a regular basis with consistent follow up, as necessary
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