College Access Coordinator
- 1 month ago
- Employment type
- Part Time
- Los Angeles
- Closing date
About this organization
About College Track
College Track (CT) is a college completion program that equips students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor’s degree in pursuit of a life of opportunity, choice, and power. Our vision is for all students in our nation to have the opportunity to earn a college degree. College Track Crenshaw District is the newest of twelve sites from across the country serving students from schools within the local community.
From the summer before ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach them the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We cultivate a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged.
• COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students
• PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story
• JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter
• AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter
• EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best
About this job
Reporting to the College Access Director, the College Access Coordinator is responsible for supporting the vision and implementation of the College Access Program. The selected candidate will support and lead weekly Junior Advisory classes and provide targeted support to 11th and 12th grade students to ensure they are completing the necessary steps to ultimately matriculate to a four-year college.
Roles & responsibilities
- Work approximately 20 hours per week, primarily between 12:00 PM-7:00 PM Mondays-Friday, with the potential for some Saturday work.
- Implement learning experiences and individualized support in all grades that achieve expected outcomes for students.
- Ensure financial aid and college application completion, and scholarship attainment for 12th grade students.
- Plan and lead high school student college exposure activities that are aligned to College Completion strategy, including college tours, college representative visits, and summer programs.
- Collaborate with other program staff to deliver a coordinated, impactful high school programming experience.
- Manage caseloads of students in meeting their programmatic goals, applying for colleges, and developing their college essays.
- Support the College Access Director with recurring departmental and site-wide events, and affordability/financial applications.
- Complete administrative and operational tasks including, but not limited to, workshop facilitation, maintaining the space, taking attendance, student application support and documentation, contacting parents and families, and data entry.
- Meet regularly with the College Access Director to discuss student progress.
- Participate in weekly meetings to build site culture, discuss student needs, and celebrate student successes.
- Attend onboarding and orientation prior to the start of the fall and spring sessions.
- Participate in regular professional development opportunities.
- A willingness to learn from mistakes and participate in regular feedback, including formal and informal observations.
- Strong understanding of and experience with higher education, financial aid and college admissions.
- Holds the highest expectations for students. Demonstrated success in motivating, influencing, and managing students.
- Strong interpersonal skills and effective at relationship building with students, families, and partners (e.g. college reps, school counselors, etc.)
- Strong classroom or group facilitation skills within the areas of higher education, financial aid, and college admissions.
- Reliably prioritizes the highest impact work amongst competing demands, holds self accountable, and produces quality work consistently.
- Seeks out challenges as opportunities to grow, takes unexpected setbacks in stride.
- Ability to travel for college exposure events, including overnight college tours.
- An understanding, and commitment to low-income and first-generation students.
- Ability to quickly build rapport with students and keep them motivated and productive.
- Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
- Spanish fluency is strongly preferred
- Obtained or working towards a 4-year degree
- Cleared background check and TB test before start date--required
- College Track requires that the holder of this position be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. College Track will review and consider requests for reasonable accommodation to this requirement. College Track will review all requests for reasonable accommodation and determine whether an accommodation can be provided based on the essential functions of the job. College Track may require information or documentation from an employee and reserves the right to request additional information or documentation in consideration of the request for accommodation.
Send a cover letter and resume to Drew Warmsley (she/her) at DWarmsley@collegetrack.org. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.