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Project Coordinator - (Upward Bound, Los Angeles)

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

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the daily operational management of Upward Bound Los Angeles. Implementation of services as outlined in the approved Grant for one-hundred-thirty-four (134) enrolled participants in grades 9th – 12th who attend Crenshaw High School and Washington Prep High School. Manage and train thirteen staff employed by the programs as Project Advisors, Administrative Assistant, Instructors, Tutors and Volunteers.


Under general supervision of the Director the Program Coordinator will:

  • Assist with the daily and direct management and implementation of all project activities.
  • Assist with the management of the Project Database and submit reports on services provided to participants.
  • Supervise and train all staff employed with the project.
  • Ensure that recruitment goals for enrollment of 134 participants are met annually.
  • Ensure that the six objectives for the program are met annually.


  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited university required
  • Master’s Degree in education, counseling, social work, or psychology preferred
  • Minimum of Three (3) – Four (4) years of professional experience working in a TRIO Federal Program or similar program for disadvantaged students
  • Two (2) –Three (3) years of experience in the areas of staff supervision, budget management, program development and evaluation, reporting and compliance with federal regulations
  • Experience providing case management services and advising students with the college admissions and financial aid application process
  • Employment with youth in High School with a focus of preparing students academically for post-secondary admission
  • Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the program

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of academic advising services, development of individualized services plans; and college, career, financial aid, and economic literacy services
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, rules and regulations
  • Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditure
  • Valid California driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation
  • Effective written and oral communication skills (English)

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer