Job Title – College Counselor, Scholars Program
Reports to – Manager, Scholars Program
Status – Full-time, Exempt
Salary Range Info – $54,908 - $68,635 / year.
United Friends of the Children empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care.
UFC has been an integral part of the Los Angeles foster care community since our founding by Nancy M. Daly in 1979. Our early advocacy efforts helped establish the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and pass the Foster Care Independence Act. Innovations in direct services span from co-founding the first transitional housing program in the nation for former foster youth to the creation of an 11-year education support continuum that follows foster youth from the seventh grade through the completion of a bachelor’s degree.
Starting as early as the 7th grade and following students through college graduation, The Scholars Program forges trusting relationships with youth as they navigate some of life's most pivotal moments. Reporting to the Manager, the College Counselor provides leadership and support in planning and executing workshops, events, and special projects for our Scholars Program expansion to the Antelope Valley. The College Counselor carries a caseload of up to 50 7th grade through 10th grade scholars, beginning with only 7th-8th graders in year one and adding a class year at the beginning of each academic year until all grades are served. Utilizing a Tuesday to Saturday work schedule, the College Counselor builds meaningful relationships with his/her students and families in order to ensure they receive the best possible guidance and support in their journey to college.
From Tuesday-Friday, the College Counselor will work from either our downtown Los Angeles United Friends office (at least one day/week), a location based in the Antelope Valley (at least two days/week), or will travel to various locations throughout the Antelope Valley and San Fernando Valley to provide on-site visits to foster youth. Saturdays, the College Counselor will work from workshop/event locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Some evening, weekend, and overnight work is required.
Duties and responsibilities
Outreach and Resource Development
Program Implementation and Development
General UFC Responsibilities
To apply, submit resume and cover letter, including desired salary, to [email protected]