1460 E. Holt Ave Suite 74
Bright Prospect is a year-round college access and success non-profit program in Pomona, California, that empowers high potential, low-income students gain admission, succeed and graduate from four-year colleges and universities by providing comprehensive guidance and counseling, life skills workshops and support throughout their high school and college years. Student programming begins in the summer after 9th grade year and concludes upon their graduation from college with a Bachelor’s.
Bright Prospect college students attend a range of college and universities, including community colleges, four-year public California universities, and selective not-for-profit colleges and universities across the country.
Bright Prospect program staff is organized into four year-specific teams: high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as a college team. The current opening is on the high school team.
The High School Program Coordinator (HSPC) reports to the High School Program Manager (HSPM) and is expected to provide support to high school students who aspire to go to and graduate from college. More specifically, the HSPC is expected to:
- Foster a warm, welcoming, and positive environment for all stakeholders, including staff, students, parents, and partners
- Report potential program issues to the High School Program Manager
- Ensure that students consistently receive the highest quality of services, that student needs are met individually and severally, and that each student makes satisfactory progress towards personal and program goals
- Build and maintain positive, professional relationships with school personnel, exhibiting courtesy in all transactions
- Ensure that students successfully transition through Bright Prospect’s programming
- Coordinate, gather, maintain, analyze, and submit frequent statistical data and reports related to high school program activities
- Maintain knowledge of current trends in college access, college success, and student development
- Ensure that all program objectives are met in a timely manner
- Contribute ideas to help advance the mission and the goals of the organization
- Represent the organization to school personnel, professional organizations, educators, funders, volunteers, the public and students
- Provide assistance to other team members as needed
- Hold each other accountable based on agreed upon program outcomes
- Be familiar with high school processes, university and college systems, including their academic programs, admission policies, standardized testing, and financial aid policies and procedures
- Stay informed about ongoing changes in the field of college access and success
- Adhere to mentor/student boundaries as outlined in Employee Handbook.
PLAN, ORGANIZE, AND EXECUTE
- Plan, orchestrate, and attend programmatic special events, including but not limited to student workshops, college visits, conferences and community service days
- Prepare and deliver workshops to ensure students, families and staff are educated and current about processes, trends and opportunities available as it relates to student college access and success
- Assist with the revision of high school program curriculum annually as needed
- Contribute to the ongoing development and refinement of Bright Prospect’s program through collaborating with team members, as well as participating in trainings in the field of college access/success, particularly for first-generation, low-income students
- Plan, organize, and execute program activities, including Lunchtime Meetings, Leadership Academy, Crew Leader Trainings, Crew Connects, college application and financial aid process, parent meetings, cultural excursions, Old-New Reunion, high school visits for college students, recruitment of new students, Pre-College Retreat and the Summer Academy
- Facilitate parent meetings and workshops on socioemotional development and other intervention based adolescent topics to increase parent knowledge, resources and skills
- Secure facilities and request transcripts at assigned high school
- Flexible and an eager team player who is excited to collaborate with colleagues, and participates in an authentic, feedback-driven office culture
- Document and manage a student caseload, which includes tracking participation, evaluating academic performance, and meeting one-on-one with struggling students to provide counseling and guidance, as needed
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution
- Bilingual (Spanish/English), strongly preferred
- Strong passion for issues of educational equity for students from underserved communities
- Deep understanding of the challenges faced by first generation students and underrepresented communities. Experience working with directly with these student groups is strongly desired.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative, capacity to work independently as part of an intra- and inter-organizational team and multi-tasking proficiency
- Excellent demonstrated skills in writing, communication, presentation and time management
- Ability to give thorough written feedback on students’ college admission essays
- Ability to identify and serve the needs of diverse social/cultural populations
- Ability to work on teams and in a collaborative environment
- Proficiency with word processing, database and presentation software and social media
- Must possess a valid CA driver’s license and access to reliable transportation; periodic regional travel required
- Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) and drug screen
- Must present proof of being free of active Tuberculosis (TB) prior to beginning employment. All TB clearances must be conducted no more than 60 days prior to start of employment.
- Minimum 1 year of experience working with students and some classroom experience preferred
Annual salary range: ($41,600-43,000) based on experience.
Health benefits: Yes.
Pension plan: Yes.
The position is full-time non-exempt with some evenings and weekends required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Please email or fax cover letter and resume to Martha Rivera at Martha@brightprospect.org
Bright Prospect offers comprehensive benefits with generous time off.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest to the email provided.