SUMMARY:

The Post -Secondary Success program (PSSP) is a program within the LAYC Education Department that provides services and support to youth currently in college to ensure students stay enrolled and graduate from a post-secondary institution. The Coordinator provides intensive, long-term support and case management to students, while also planning and facilitating program activities, researching new scholarships and resources for participants, and recruiting new program participants. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the program
  • Manage recruitment, enrollment, and retention of up to 75 participants
  • Provide one-on-one academic advising and guidance on academic-related issues which includes course planning and selection, navigating financial aid opportunities, major exploration, etc.
  • Plan and implement collective career exploration activities such as career panels, networking events, job shadowing days, etc.
  • Plan and facilitate psychoeducational workshops that foster socio-emotional development
  • Refer students to appropriate resources and services either at LAYC or at their respective institutions and conduct follow-up as needed
  • Conduct research and create a database of scholarships and internships opportunities for participants
  • Assist with the hiring and supervision of academic advisors and program staff as needed
  • Develop any needed processes and systems that support programming such as budgeting tools, data collection tools, and reporting mechanisms
  • Assist the Director of Education with grant reporting requirements
  • Build and maintain college and university partnerships, establishing effective relationships and developing Memorandum Of Understandings (MOU’s) with those institutions
  • Manage data collection and enter data into Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database
  • Update the Director of Education and Workforce on program progress and challenges
  • Manage files for each participant with all required documentation based on LAYC and funder requirements
  • Revise and update program outreach materials
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 3 years of youth development experience
  • At least 1 year of program coordination experience
  • Experience in providing college access services such as college readiness training or college advising
  • Experience with lesson planning and facilitation
  • Commitment to confidentiality
  • Excellent problem solving, organizational and communication skills
  • Strong professional collaborative skills
  • Excellent time management, ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • The willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take on additional responsibilities
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Complete criminal and child abuse/ neglect clearances

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

TO APPLY:

 Please send cover letter and resume to Kynai Johnson at  Kynai@layc-dc.org and Jacobo@layc-dc.org  (In the email subject line, please identify the position you are applying for).