Youth Policy Institute

  • College and Career Advisor - LAPN

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    2018-3332
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Education
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The College & Career Advisor will be responsible for the development and implementation of YPI's college-and-career readiness projects. The College & Career Advisor will develop a College Ambassador Youth Program; outreach, recruit and provide services to students and parents with college awareness advising session, workshops, and/or weekend events.

    Responsibilities

    • Design, coordinate, and implement student and parent services at target school sites.
    • programming in areas such as post-secondary education options, financial aid, career exploration through workshops, events, individual and small group counseling and classroom presentation.
    • Ensure student participants and parents are served from the surrounding targeted schools.
    • Provide training for school personnel, department personnel in areas such as, but not limited to the following: postsecondary preparation, financial aid and college selection, academic preparation.
    • Support with coordination of college field trips and college and career fairs.
    • Ensure that all objectives are met in a timely and cost-effective manner.
    • Assist supervisor with planning and program development.
    • Resolve issues pertaining to delivery of services of the college awareness project.
    • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with students, parents, school, community, and partner personnel.
    • Provide walk-in counseling around college and career preparation for community residents.
    • 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.
    • Responsible for a region of schools.
    • Support with all required programs documents.
    • Complete required reports and update to supervisor in a weekly, bi-weekly, and/or monthly basis .
    • Coordinating 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.
    • Assist with coordination of AB540 workshops, coordination of Cash for College events.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in education, liberal studies or related area; PPS Credential preferred.
    • Minimum 2-3 years experience providing direct services to students and parents, multicultural populations or under-prepared students.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school personnel, after school personnel, program officers, evaluators, parents, students and community professionals.
    • Coordinate programming in areas such as post-secondary education options, financial aid, career exploration through workshops, events, individual and small group counseling and classroom presentation.
    • Experience working in collaboration with mentoring,  after-school , and other activities (such as events, workshops, fieldtrips) that relate to the goals and objectives of the program.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated competency with technology, internet, software, etc.
    • Demonstrated competency with record-keeping, documentation and data management.
    • Ability to teach service delivery skills to volunteers, interns, peer mentors, and others as needed.
    • Expertise in program design and availability to decision making regarding participant service delivery and liability.
    • Ability to provide leadership and coordination of day-to-day programming.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
    • Must have independent judgment and problem solving ability.
    • Must be available to work flexible schedule (some mornings, some evenings).
    • Ability to work under only general supervision, self-starter, ability to multi-task.
    • Punctual, deadline-driven.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation for frequent travel between sites.
    • Bilingual/Spanish.
    • If applicable, will be required to present current California driver license, proof of acceptable driving record (DMV H-6 printout), and liability auto insurance.
    • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment with children.
    • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days prior to start date.

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