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America Needs You (ANY) fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development. We are in search of an ambitious and organized Program Coordinator to assist with the implementation of our program in Los Angeles, California.
Laser-focused on results for students
A community that celebrates diversity and fosters belonging and inclusion
Committed to mutually beneficial partnerships
Entrepreneurial and creative
ANY operates in California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. ANY – California launched in 2016 as ANY’s first Partner Program site and works with two partners, the Ric and Suzanne Kayne Foundation and ScholarMatch, to provide ambitious, first-generation college students with holistic career exploration development and support. Visit www.americaneedsyou.org to learn more information.
Committed to student success
A dynamic presenter and an active listener
An active listener
One of the most organized people you know
This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to make a real difference in the lives of first- generation college student while developing their skills in facilitation, case management, and project management, as well as gaining access to a large and high-powered professional network.
This Role Is
Supporting students and volunteers
Planning and facilitating workshops
Tracking and analyzing data
As the Program Coordinator, you will help deliver 18 professional development workshops over the course of three years to a cohort of 50 Scholars (ambitious, first-generation college students) and their Mentor Coaches (accomplished young professionals). In addition to facilitating workshops, you will be the primary point of contact for Scholars, including counseling them through personal, academic, and professional challenges, and helping them to secure internships. You will also support Mentor Coaches through the mentoring relationship and leverage their strengths to maximize program effectiveness. As ANY-California is our newest site, you as the Program Coordinator are energized by the ambiguity and opportunity of joining a small, collaborative team and working in a startup environment.
Ability to work in a fast paced, results-driven environment
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
Strong listening and mediation skills, with a high level of empathy
Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
Experience working with adolescents or college students
Discretion in handling sensitive personal information
Desire for continuous improvement and openness to feedback
Microsoft Office proficiency
Strong commitment to America Needs You’s mission and vision
Experience providing case management or academic/career/financial aid advisement to college students
Experience planning and executing events
Experience facilitating, teaching or presenting before large groups
Knowledge of issues facing first-generation college students
As our workshops are held on Saturdays, this position will require the ability to work approximately 10 Saturdays per year, as well as other occasional evenings and weekends. Employees may take time off to compensate for time worked outside regular business hours.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] (subject line: California Program Coordinator - Last_Name, First_Name).