College Readiness Assistant Manager
- 1 month ago
- Employment type
- Full Time
- Los Angeles
- Closing date
About this organization
A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness, and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.
About this job
Under the direction of the Higher Education Manager, the College Readiness Assistant Manager implements program and agency goals, REACH objectives, agency best practices, and program efficiencies. This role coordinates post-secondary plans for all members, with a special focus on high school seniors. They manage a caseload of high school seniors, high school juniors, and provide support to members attending RISE Da Vinci High School. This role serves as a liaison for all departments that work with HS seniors, most notably Ed Services, Higher Education, and PREP, to ensure member plans are confirmed, and that members are connected to the relevant departments/resources needed to complete their plans. This staff also coordinates the APCH Shaheen Scholarship Program application process, oversees college preparation and exposure classes, and plans college tour field trips.
Roles & responsibilities
Case Manage College Bound Members
Oversee a caseload of high school seniors and juniors and 1st and 2nd year students attending 4 year colleges/universities to support their academic and personal development as they prepare to attend college, Manage members files that document post-secondary plans and goals
Assist students with completion of their Financial Aid applications (e.g. FAFSA, Dream Act, and GPA verification form)
Assist students with applying to Community College, CSU, UC, and Private Colleges
Collaborate with other programs, notably Ed Services, to ensure every graduating member of APCH has a post-secondary track identified
Refer members to the appropriate program/department (e.g. Counseling, Ed Services, IMPACT, PREP, etc.) to ensure they receive the needed resources and support
Responsible for collecting relevant data and reporting to AD TYAS for monthly/quarterly/annual reports when needed
Serve as the primary lead for key milestones and events such as Interview Day, New Year Kick Off, Announcement Day, etc.
Collaborate with Education Partner
Develop rapport with members attending Education Partner in order to create post-secondary plans and goals
Coordinate college access workshops and college application support during the day for these members
Collaborate with IMPACT team to support members that have a desire to attend college
College Access Education
Plan and implement the college preparation program, including teaching classes/workshops, recruiting and collaborating with independent contractors and strategic partner, and planning special events
Research, develop and implement curriculum for college access and achievement for teen members, and families
Responsible for maintaining accurate records of class attendance and member participation
Implement College Exploration Opportunities
Develop partnerships with colleges and universities to bring in guest speakers
Create opportunities for younger members (Littles and Middles) to explore collegiate possibilities
Manage APCH Shaheen Application Cycles
Collaborate with Higher Education Manager on any disbursement related need
Maintain accurate rosters for Scholarship applicants and audit all applications for completion and eligibility
Collaborate with Professional Readiness & Employment Program to provide interview preparation and resume support for Interview Day
Review all application scores and document submissions to identify members that are conditionally accepted into the APCH Shaheen Scholarship Program. Responsible for drafting and sending acceptance notices to members. For those not accepted, responsible for meeting with members to explain the reason for the decision.
Works closely with the College Success Assistant Manager to ensure a smooth transition into the APCH Shaheen Scholarship Program or other post-secondary program.
Assist with all administrative duties that are assigned and execute in a timely manner
Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events and field trips
Serve as a mentor and role model for members
Attend all required program meetings
Assist with all agency events as required
Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
Perform other tasks as assigned
The ideal candidate for the College Readiness Assistant Manager position will be an individual who carries high personal and professional standards, is high energy by nature, and enjoys partnering with others to achieve successful outcomes. To be successful in this role the College Readiness Assistant Manager will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in the five core competencies identified by the agency: integrity & trust, adaptability, accountability, learning and development and compassion. The candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of our employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive suggestions. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.
Technical and Performance Skills
Excellent Oral and Written
Ability to multi-task
Dedicated to excellence
Innovative and Creative
Microsoft Office Skills
Two years experience working with teen and young adult population
Two years working in an office environment
Classroom/workshop facilitation experience, both virtual and in-person.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel
Proficient in basic information design skills (flyers, presentations, web editing)
Physical and Mental Demands
Able to work in a dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
Walking, standing required on daily basis
Sitting and use of hands/vision for computer work for extended periods of time
Lift up to 25 pounds occasionally
Must work well with diverse populations of employees and clients
Must be available to work weekends and/or evening hours
Must be a solution-oriented team player who both promotes and practices a growth mindset
Must provide exemplary customer service and welcoming hospitality to members and families
APCH COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
All new hires must provide proof of their first dose of the vaccine on the first day of employment, if not fully vaccinated, and will have 30 days from their date of hire to complete their COVID-19 vaccination and submit proof of completion to the organizations HR department. All fully vaccinated staff must also provide proof of their booster vaccine once eligible.
A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
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