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College & Career Coordinator K-8

College & Career Coordinator K-8

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# of Openings 
Job Locations 
US-CA-Los Angeles
Job Type 
Regular Full-Time

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The K-8 C&C Coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation and alignment of YPI's College and Career programming at 4 Promise Neighborhood schools (2 serving elementary and 2 serving middle school students). The Coordinator will determine necessary outreach efforts; promote and provide services to students and parents focusing on college knowledge and fostering a college going culture including workshops, career/college panels and/or weekend events. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:


Coordination and Administration

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the LAPN College and Career K-8 program; provide oversight and direction of program functions and events.
  • Act as main point of contact between staff, teachers, counselors, principal, and College and Career Manager.
  • Ensure student participants and parents are served at all K-8 schools.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, school, community, and partner personnel.
  • Attend community events, forums, and other events that relate to the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Participate in community meetings, staff meetings, and training workshops that relate to the goals and objectives of the program.

Program Delivery

  • Develop and/or conduct workshops for staff, students, parents, and teachers regarding College and Career knowledge, including Family Engagement Pathway curriculum.
  • Facilitate programming in areas such as post-secondary education options, financial aid, and career exploration by establishing partnerships with local organization.
  • Support with coordination of college fairs, career days, field trips to college and workshops, spirit weeks, career panels, mock-interviews, and other events to build students' knowledge and motiv Save ation about college and career.

Ensure and Monitor Program Quality

  • Lead, coordinate, streamline, and monitor programs and activities in order to instill program effectiveness.
  • Ensure that all program objectives are met in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Resolve issues pertaining to delivery of services.
  • Support with all required programs documents.
  • Complete required reports and update to supervisor in a weekly, bi-weekly, and/or monthly basis.
  • Coordinate the collection and input of evaluation data used to measure ongoing program effectiveness of services and program outcome measures.
  • Guide services and curriculum development to ensure that objectives are met.
  • Responsible for managing program outcomes.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent plus 5 years minimum experience in community, social/human service, public school system and/or volunteer work.
  • At least 2 years experience in a supervisory/management-level position; operating one or more programs in a non-profit, education or school environment  
  • Experience working with youth development, youth academic enrichment and family support programs strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with community partnerships and collaboratives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter, organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Ability to multi-task under, meet strict deadlines and work under time pressure.
  • Broad understanding of current research, trends, and highlights from the field related to Common Core State Standards, targeted intervention, Linked Learning Pathways and blended learning implementation in schools;
  • Broad understanding of the Promise Neighborhood model; best practices to create cradle- to-college academic support programs at school and community sites preferred
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with the San Fernando Valley area resources.
  • Bilingual Spanish, preferred.
  • Strong computer skills and a complete knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Access to reliable transportation to travel between work sites. If applicable, will be required to present proof of acceptable driving record (current H6 printout), current driver’s license, and proof of liability insurance.
  • Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must pass a criminal background check (LiveScan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment with children (no reimbursement).
  • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days (no reimbursement).