Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Associate, GEAR UP College Success

Employment type
2 months ago
Los Angeles

Associate, GEAR UP College Success Program
Alliance - College Ready Public Schools
601 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
$22.59 - $33.65/hour

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded based on the belief that all young people, regardless of zip code, are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and more successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 25 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles’ more educationally underserved communities. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university in 2018. We strive to truly change
the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is seeking an Associate to support the GEAR UP federal grant program on the College Success Team in the Alliance Home Office and—by extension— our work to cultivate and empower counselors at our school sites who work with our scholars to be successful in college and in life. This position reports directly to the Manager, GEAR UP Family Engagement and supports the GEAR UP team through data management, administrative support, and communications. 

Data management and grant administration
Collect, track and organize grant activity documentation from school sites and partners (i.e. sign-in sheets, agendas, photos, surveys).
Enter data and pull reports from data management system to track progress towards goals and for annual federal grant report. 
Ensure data policies and procedures are met for effective and accurate data inputs and outputs.
Track grant partner cost share, including cost share form completion, monitoring, and data entry.

Operations and administrative support
Coordinate logistics for GEAR UP programming, including setting up rooms, ordering food, tracking attendance, printing and assembling materials, scheduling webinars, student/family/staff outreach.
Create and execute contracts with a variety of partners.
Ensure timely and accurate processing of vendor invoices.

Implement operational practices to support effective collaboration with school sites and partners
(i.e. calendaring, room set-up, taking notes and tracking next steps).
Create college/career/internship resource lists for students and families.
Support logistics of internal team meetings.

Effective and engaging communications
Create monthly GEAR UP e-newsletter and printed family newsletter, including interviewing/researching for content, writing, designing, and managing listservs.
Create branded materials including flyers, posters, swag, team apparel. 
Manage social media content and audience engagement.
Maintain organized internal drive of documents and resources to facilitate knowledge sharing. 
Ensure accurate and timely communications to counselors, parent engagement specialists, principals, and other parties.
Collect and synthesize feedback from users and systems to help inform systems enhancements and support.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to juggle competing priorities
Data-driven mindset and experience
A belief that strong organization and processes will support the GEAR UP team and school staff to do their best work with scholars
Fluency or ability to quickly get up to speed in technical systems such as Google Suite, CoBro Compass, MyEmma, etc. 
Customer service approach
Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education

At least one (1) year of  professional work experience required

In alignment with our commitment to equity for our scholars, Alliance is committed to equity and transparency for our team so we offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience and education, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan with an employer annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and a comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage. This position is non-exempt. The compensation range for this position is $22.59/hour - $33.65/hour.

This position is federal grant-funded through August 2023 and is contingent upon annual funding approval through the United States Congress and Department of Education.

To apply

To apply, please contact Will DeSmit at [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.