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Educational Talent Search Project Coordinator (Crenshaw)

Youth Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is one of seven federally-funded TRiO programs.  The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education. The program identifies and assists these youth to succeed in higher education by encouraging them to graduate from high school and complete their post-secondary education. The Talent Search program provides participants with academic, career and financial counseling in addition to assistance with the post-secondary application process.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the ETS objectives are met annually
  • Supervise, evaluate and recommend staff for hire
  • Collect and submit data for the annual preparation and submission of the APR report
  • Ensure annual enrollment goal of 500 participants is met by January of each year
  • Monitor and document participant academic progress and ensure a plan of action for improvement
  • Visit target school and maintain contact with school personnel to develop awareness of program services and report participant’s progress
  • Develop and implement a summer enrichment program
  • Develop and implement tutoring math program for RSSP participants
  • Responsible for meeting recruitment deadline, the assessment of participant needs, and that each student meets the requirements for enrollment in our ETS Program
  • Ensure the completion of all program forms, and the appropriate documentation of all services
  • Monitor and document participant academic progress and ensure a plan of action for improvement
  • Visit target school and maintain contact with school personnel to develop awareness of program services and report participant progress
  • Ensure the collaboration with other youth programs in the community
  • Maintain accurate program files for participants in the database and file cabinets
  • Develop resource educational materials for project use with seminars and workshops
  • Administer and interpret project assessment inventories for participants
  • Ensure the appropriate number of contacts with participants are made for college preparation, and social/personal development
  • Develop and implement a summer enrichment program
  • Plan and conduct parent workshops
  • Plan and implement college or career tours                                         
  • Ensure that the management of participant case load is continuously being documented to reflect the provision of services
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Requirements:

Education

  • Masters degree required in Education, Counseling, or Social Work or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in budget management, supervision
  • Program supervision, development, and evaluation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with federal TRiO programs, academic support programs

Special Skills Required to Perform this Position:

  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft office, as well as internet proficiency required
  • Recruitment and enrollment low income, first generation to college students
  • Strong communication skills verbal and written
  • Ability to manage student data electronically

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to develop a network with staff at other pre-college programs
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law