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Academic Success Coordinator (Operation Jump Start)

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Reports to: College Access and College Success Program Managers

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Academic Intervention Support
• Assist in the creation and monitoring of academic case plans for all OJS scholars; monitor case plan progress through GPA, academic credits, university and high school transcripts, school attendance, etc.
• Meet with College Success and Access students as needed to address academic progress.
• Utilize and lead a team of volunteers and/or interns to assist with periodic academic case planning sessions.
• Inform scholars of educational and event attendance requirements and work with students, schools, families, and mentors (where relevant) to ensure requirements are met.
• Work with scholars and scholars’ program manager to identify and address school-related needs including tutoring, school supplies, advocacy, and extra-curriculum needs.
• Advocate for scholars in school enrollment, retrieving of educational documents, transcripts, credits; establish relationships with LBUSD administrators and teachers.
• Occasionally assist program managers in student or mentor recruitment: screening, interviewing and mentor-mentee matching.
• Work to develop graduation plans, transfer plans or college acceptance plans; assist scholars with college applications and financial aid, as needed.
• Research and implement SAT (optional: ACT preparatory) curriculum in collaboration with College Success Program Manager.
• Assist in staffing of ‘supper club’ support groups or general workshops and events in collaboration with the agency’s program managers.
• Lead college campus tours and facilitate other visits to institutions in order to provide enriching learning opportunities to scholars.
• Assist scholars in identifying and applying to post- secondary institutions and vocational programs that are aligned to their goals.
• Conduct quarterly academic case planning with parents as needed to address ongoing and future educational goals.
• Maintain current database records in order to facilitate up-to-date reporting and aid all staff to conduct informative database searches.
• Create and/or maintain updated scholarship database. Learning and Resource Center Coordinator (Onsite Tutoring)
• Perform and oversee recruiting, screening, training, matching and support of all volunteer tutors.
• Work with tutors to set tutoring objectives and meet with tutors on a quarterly basis to reevaluate objectives and approaches.
• Schedule and coordinate effective tutoring schedule with program managers and tutors and ensure all required scholars receive regular tutoring services.
• Ensure all tutors are informed of and abide by OJS policies and procedures.
• Offer ongoing support and training to tutors.
• Arrange additional off-site tutoring for any scholars who are performing below grade level.
• Update weekly tutoring records to monitor attendance, academic progress or regression, and anything else as determined by program managers, ED, or Board of Directors.

Other
• Compile statistical data monthly.
• Communicate with program managers, students, families, school administrators, and teachers on an ongoing basis.
• Complete appropriate documentation of files.
• Staff OJS events, as needed.
• Other duties as assigned by Executive Director and/or Program Managers.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelors in a related field required
• Passion for higher education and our mission
• Minimum of two-years of experience working in youth-serving, academic case planning setting and experience serving first-generation scholars preferred
• Superb writing, assessment, planning and analytical skills
• Must possess professionalism and leadership
• Experience in non-profit sector
• Exemplary attention to details and problem-solving ability
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a timely manner
• Experience working as part of a team, while also demonstrating initiative and ability to work independently
• Satisfactorily fulfill the requirements for employment at the Operation Jump Start, i.e. references, criminal records clearance, etc.
Certificates/Licenses/Other: Valid CA Driver’s License; Bilingual (Spanish) Preferred.

OJS Mission: Operation Jump Start helps low-resourced, high-potential first generation students get in, stay in and graduate from a four-year college. We do this by providing academic support, mentoring, and exposure to a broader world.

Schedule:
• 40 hours per week; full-time
• May work evenings and weekends
• Exempt, Salaried-Employee

How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Irene Quevedo: irene@operationjumpstart.org.

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