Academic & Career Services Coordinator

Programs · Los Angeles, California
Department Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Academic & Career Services Coordinator


Reports to: Educational Equity Regional Manager Status: Full-Time, Hourly


The Social Justice Learning Institute is dedicated to improving the education, health, and well-being of youth of color by empowering them to take hold of their educational future using research as a tool for community and social change. SJLI trains students to conduct research on problems in their community using a rigorous yearlong curriculum while providing basic academic support (i.e., tutoring, homework assistance, academic counseling, etc.) and college preparatory education.  SJLI youth learn what it takes to achieve academically in order to go to college and become civically engaged, solution oriented and critical participants in the democratic experience. SJLI envisions an educational system where youth become engaged citizens who discover their best talents and apply them to help improve the world they live within.


Job Summary

At SJLI, the Academic and Career Services Coordinator provides students with mentorship and guidance in their academic, personal, and professional development. 

This includes, but is not limited to, case management, developing individual academic plans, academic intervention counseling, developing partnerships with job/career organizations, and working alongside school administrators, parents and community organizations to achieve these goals. These goals culminate in fully preparing students to be eligible to apply to a 4 year/2 year institution and/or in a pipeline to be gainfully employed after graduation. It is essential to build networks with community organizations to be able to connect students with opportunities that can propel them in their personal pursuits. 


Responsibilities:


1-on-1 Student Support

  • Establishes and maintain relationships with students
  • Facilitates meetings with students, counselors, teachers and parents
  • Develops individual academic plans with students
  • Supports academic intervention work
  • Connects students to on-campus resources
  • In partnership with the Program & Curriculum Coach, establishes relationships with on-campus site staff and administrators


Postsecondary Planning

  • Plans and coordinates college field trips
  • Connects students to SAT/ACT prep courses
  • Familiar with UC, CSU, HBCU/Private Universities and community college applications
  • Creates and facilitates financial aid workshops
  • Assists with navigating financial aid
  • Assists with college application process for youth
  • Creates and facilitates college application workshops
  • Works with college recruiters to do presentations in class


Data Management

  • Ability to use SJLI’s online databases
  • Responsible for collecting and inputting student data from various sources
  • Able to collect, track and input data effectively
  • Ability to create site data reports
  • Create monthly reports


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Experience in working with young people from a youth development perspective
  • Has a social justice framework and is knowledgeable of the tenets of equity.
  • 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
  • Able to form strong relationships with a wide range of constituents, including, but not limited to parents, students, staff and leadership
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment


 Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 1-2  year counseling or tutoring experience. Although this is an entry level position, understanding of the field is essential

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  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Department
    Programs
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level