America Needs You

California Program Coordinator

Employment type
Full Time
29 days ago
Los Angeles

Company Description

America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development. ANY operates in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California. Visit to learn more information.

Position Description

America Needs You - California launched in 2016 as ANY’s first Partner Fellows Program site. The California program works with two partners, the Ric and Suzanne Kayne Foundation and ScholarMatch, to provide college students with holistic support through graduation and to careers. America Needs You focuses of the career development and mentorship aspects of the Kayne Scholar experience.

The California team delivers approximately 10 Saturday career development workshops and several additional program events annually to two cohorts of Kayne Scholars (ambitious, first-generation college students) and their Mentor Coaches (accomplished young professionals). The team also builds corporate partner/internship host relationships, works with national staff on curriculum design and development, provides support to Kayne Scholars and recruits a new class of Kayne Scholars and Mentor Coaches each year.

As Program Coordinator, you will serve as a main point of contact for Kayne Scholars and Mentor Coaches. You will help Kayne Scholars explore careers, navigate professional and personal challenges, and source and secure internships by counseling Kayne Scholars both directly and in collaboration with their Mentor Coaches and ScholarMatch College Advisors. You will also provide an inspiring learning experience and environment at Saturday workshops and other events. The ideal candidate will have experience providing career advisement (in person and virtual) to college-aged students, will be highly-organized and will have skills in public speaking, project management and team/multi partner collaboration. The ideal candidate will also have had experience in a startup environment/virtual/remote office, be a self-starter and energized by the ambiguity and opportunity of joining a new (as of 2016), 2-person team. This role reports directly to the California Program Director and is based in Beverly Hills.


  • Assisting the Program Director to plan and deliver workshops, including curriculum tailoring and workshop preparation, registration and set-up, delivering content and facilitating group discussions
  • Providing holistic support, with a career development and career exploration focus, to Kayne Scholars and Mentor Coaches on a variety of topics:
    • Exploring careers and sourcing, securing and succeeding in STEM and business (90% annual internship goal)
    • Successfully building and maintaining professional relationships and a mentoring relationship
    • College success (in partnership with Scholar Match College Advisors), including time management and leveraging on-campus resources
    • Personal issues, including crisis prevention and intervention, confidence-building and interpersonal coaching
  • Supporting Kayne Scholars’ and Mentor Coaches’ program performance through data tracking, analysis, and follow up, including monitoring program standing, surveys, attendance, retention and relationship development
  • Creating and tracking program improvement plans when necessary
  • Recruiting and selecting new Mentor Coaches and (in collaboration with ScholarMatch) evaluating and selecting Kayne Scholars
  • Leading social media updates and strategy for the site
  • Collaborating with staff from partner organizations (such as ScholarMatch College Advisors) to provide seamless student support
  • Additional projects and duties as determined by the Partner Fellows Program team


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Superb public speaking and facilitation skills
  • Experience providing career and/or college advisement to adolescents, college students or young professionals
  • Strong listening and mediation skills, with a high level of empathy and ability to create a culture of accountability
  • Experience teaching or training youth and adults (experience working with college-aged youth preferred; knowledge of first-generation population a plus)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Seeks continuous improvement and feedback
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, data-driven environment with a start-up feel
  • Ability to work effectively through remote communication with a national team
  • Strong interest in and willingness to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • High level of energy and commitment
  • As ANY workshops are held on Saturdays, this position will require flexibility and willingness to work nontraditional work hours
To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] (subject line: CA Program Coordinator - Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be considered without a cover letter. No phone calls please.