College and Career Pathway Liaison

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $70,000
Maximum: $72,140

Published

08/09/2018

Start Date

08/27/2018

Application Deadline

08/22/2018

Address

Augustus Hawkins High School
825 W. 60th St.
Los Angeles
CA
90044
United States

Description

Overview: Community Health Advocates School (CHAS) has contracted with Center for Powerful Public Schools (CPPS) to support the improvement of students’ academic, career, college and socio-emotional skills and knowledge so that upon matriculation students can progress to postsecondary studies that lead to meaningful careers in the behavioral health professions. This position is based at CHAS and reports to the CHAS principal with oversight by CPPS.


CHAS supports, nurtures, empowers and inspires the future social workers and community health advocates of South Central Los Angeles. The school currently serves 450 9-12 grade students and is housed at Augustus F. Hawkins High School located in South Central Los Angeles. Since its inception CHAS has been an autonomous Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Pilot school, and in its second year was approved to be a LAUSD Linked Learning pathway to strengthen the school’s vision of preparing all students for career and college.


Scope of Work: The College and Career Pathway Liaison will serve as a career and college advisor for CHAS students to monitor their progress toward high school diplomas and college matriculation, develop and maintain key contacts at community-based organizations, high school and colleges/universities, and track and analyze data to monitor progress toward goals.


Responsibilities:


1. Provide College and Career Support and Advising

  • Serve as a career and college advisor for CHAS students and monitor their progress toward high school diploma and college matriculation
  • Create curriculum for career exploration and access to postsecondary options aligned with students interests
  • Coordinate, plan and execute activities which may include: Career Fair, College Fair, and Financial Aid Sessions
  • Develop meaningful relationships with students, parents, teachers, and high school counselors
  • Provide regular check-ins with students (and/or parents) using phone calls, emails, in-person meetings, and social media
  • Provide individual support for students in areas such as: social-emotional support, study skills, referrals to tutoring/counseling, on-campus support, goal-setting, problem solving and encouragement
  • Support students to register for college prep, summer programs and enrichment opportunities


College Development and Support

  • Keep students and families informed of deadlines and resources related to the college, financial aid and scholarship application processes involved in their chosen career path
  • Assist students to register and prepare for college entrance exams
  • Keep students and families apprised of career and college admission requirements and monitor eligibility


Career Development and Support

  • Develop, coordinate and execute activities to expose students to the range of career knowledge and skills related to behavioral health with the Work-Based Learning (WBL) Coordinator;
  • Maintain a current inventory of Career Center equipment and materials; assist in determining purchase priorities.


Family Engagement

  • Design and implement family engagement program that supports students’ college and career development;
  • Refine outreach program for prospective students and their families.
  • Outreach to prospective parents


2. Manage Partnership Relations: Outreach and Coordination

  • Develop and maintain key contacts at high school, colleges/universities and community-based organizations
  • Maintain liaisons with post-secondary institutions, employers, community leaders and organizations for the purpose of building resources and expanding internship program opportunities for students
  • Attend meetings, conferences professional development and seminars regarding career trends, college entrance and financial aid


Career/Industry Outreach and Coordination

  • Secure key partners in behavioral health to provide students with robust career-based opportunities
  • Work with CHAS team including counseling staff and academic and work-based learning coordinators to identify partnerships that provide additional support and services to students such as tutoring and internships
  • Coordinate communication of students and teachers experiences on school, community and industry partners websites, newsletters, etc. highlighting the benefits of health care careers to students, teachers and the professional field


3. Collect and Analyze Data

  • Track and analyze student data using MISIS to monitor student progress toward goals
  • Research and stay current on higher education programs, trends and issues with student impact and make recommendations based on best practices and research
  • Prepare reports as needed


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree in education, counseling or a related field preferred
  • At least 2-5 years of experience as a high school college and career counselor; or similar
  • Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities for first-generation college students
  • Experience working with diverse partners/groups
  • Familiarity with Excel and Google Apps


Key Competencies, Skills and Attributes

  • Commitment to equity, access and choice for all individuals
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrates teamwork and collaboration
  • Strong communicator, listens actively and responds clearly and appropriately, orally and in writing
  • Professional and growth-oriented, seeks to improve and develop professional expertise
  • Flexible problem solver, able to prioritize multiple scenarios and needs
  • Self-starter, detail oriented, sets goals, generates plans and takes action based on intended outcomes
  • Effective work and time management skills
  • Honest, ethical and trustworthy
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity, able to work with diverse teams and individuals with confidence, respect and empathy

Benefits

Benefits include 100% employee health coverage that includes medical, dental and vision, annual FLEX plan of $500 per year to cover uninsured medical expenses and a 403(b) retirement plan


Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish preferred.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

tshultz@powerfuled.org
http://www.powerfuled.org

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to tshultz@powerfuled.org


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