Details: $15/hour up to 24 hours/week
2265 E. 103rd St
Position Success Coach (multiple positions; part-time)
Hours Up to 24 hours/week
Pay Rate $15/hour
Location Los Angeles, CA (Watts)
What is College Track?
College Track is a national education nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dreams of a college degree. Our mission is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for students who are historically and currently underrepresented in higher education.
We actively engage students over the course of 8 to 10 years, from the summer before high school through college graduation. Our students join College Track with limitless aspirations and we provide them with a comprehensive program and an encouraging learning environment that empowers them to succeed. 100% of our seniors graduate from high school, more than 90% are admitted to a four-year university, and 75% of our college students are currently enrolled, or have graduated from, college. Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree.
For more information about College Track, visit our website: http://www.collegetrack.org.
Why join the College Track team?
- Impact Students – Everyday you will have the opportunity and the responsibility to push highly motivated students to build their set of academic and non-cognitive skills so they can not only attend college but graduate from college.
- Change Communities – You will be part of the movement to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in historically underserved communities, and you will witness successes, both small and large, each day.
- Experience the Education System – As a CT Success Coach, you will immerse yourself in work with our local school system, and you may participate in discussions about ways to improve local, state, and national education systems.
- Develop Your Career – CT Success Coach will have opportunities to participate in professional development and network with others dedicated to improving our nation’s education system.
Who are we looking for?
College Track is searching for motivated, committed, and creative leaders who steadfastly believe that all students are born with the potential to graduate from college. These leaders must be devoted to working relentlessly to ensure that all CT students develop the academic and non-cognitive skills needed to succeed in high school and college. CT Success Coaches will be individuals who thrive on challenge and opportunity.
The team of College Track Success Coaches is responsible for ensuring that all College Track students maximize their potential. To do this CT students must receive support aligned to their individual needs, and CT Success Coaches will be the primary advocates of these needs in the CT’s core program areas: Academic Affairs, Student Life, and College Completion. College Track is currently hiring for Success Coaches in each of the program areas described below.
Position: Academic Affairs Success Coach
The goal of the Academic Affairs program is to give students the academic support necessary to graduate from high school college-eligible and college-ready. For most students, this means earning an A-G GPA of a 3.0 or higher, achieving a composite ACT score of 21 or higher, and developing the academic habits and growth mindsets needed to persist to and through college. Academic Affairs Success Coaches will tutor students in 9th - 12th grade subjects; lead ACT and/or math or literacy intervention project-based workshops, provide one on one academic advising, make outreach to teachers, counselors, and families, input and monitor student data, administer practice ACT practice tests, manage a caseload of students to meet or exceed academic outcomes, and other duties as assigned.
CT Academic Affairs Success Coaches will collaborate with the Academic Affairs Director to develop and adapt programs to meet the needs of each student. Academic Affairs Success Coaches will also gain experience developing and facilitating culturally relevant and design-based thinking curriculum, using motivational interviewing techniques for academic coaching, data analysis, event planning and management, as well as partnership management.
Position: Student Life Success Coach
The goal of the Student Life program is to develop purpose-driven leaders of change by providing students the opportunity to create their narratives, engage in their communities, and turn their passions into actions. We strive to ensure all students feel connected to their community by engaging in service projects and experiential learning opportunities throughout the year and during the summer.
CT Student Life Coaches will collaborate with the Student Life Director to develop and adapt workshops and programming to support the dreams and passions of each student. Student Life Success Coaches will also gain experience in event planning and management, as well as partnership management.
Position: College Completion Success Coach
The goal of the College Completion team is to provide students with the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully complete a bachelor’s degree and a career they are passionate about. We focus on building a deep comprehension and student ownership of the college admissions and financial aid processes through seminars, college exposure events and one-on-one advising throughout the academic year.
CT College Completion Coaches will collaborate with the College Completion Director to help develop and adapt workshops and programming to support the needs and passions of each student. College Completion Success Coaches will also gain experience in facilitation, event planning and management, as well as holistic advising.
Minimum Qualifications (All positions)
- Bachelor’s degree, or currently working toward degree
- Passion for and commitment to closing the achievement gap and equal educational access
- Previous experience working directly with a diverse population of underserved high school students in a relevant area (e.g. tutoring or teaching high school subject areas- science and math preferred, youth development, and/or college counseling)
- History of using data to drive decisions and improve outcomes
- Outstanding problem-solving skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative mindset
- Ability to build rapport and leverage relationships with students and their families keep students engaged and productive
- High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence
- Ability to respond well to feedback
- Ability and willingness to pass driver’s test and drive 10-person passenger van to student events, as needed
- Cleared background check and TB test before start date
Responsibilities (All positions)
- Oversee the success of a cohort of students via advising, tutoring, outreach, and data analysis
- Work approximately 20-24 hours per week during the academic year, primarily from 1:30-6:30PM Mondays-Thursdays, with the potential for some Friday and Saturday work. College Track’s school year programming hours for students are Mondays-Thursdays from 3:30-6:30PM. We ask for a minimum of a two-year commitment
- Academic Affairs Coaches will develop curriculum and facilitate an academic workshop (e.g. ACT test prep and/or math support); provide academic advising on A-G requirements and college eligibility
- Student Life Coaches will develop and lead a workshop related to helping students explore their dreams and passions; they will also provide information and guidance to students on summer, volunteer, and internship opportunities
- College Completion Coaches will develop curriculum and facilitate a workshop related to college and career exploration, college admissions and financial aid; provide guidance on college and financial aid applications; and enrollment decisions.
- Instruct and model academic habits - organization, time management, self-advocacy, study habits
- Participate in weekly professional development, student-talk, and/or team meetings to discuss best practices to meet students’ needs
- Collect, analyze, and use data to suggest and create program improvements
- Administrative tasks including, but not limited to, maintaining the center, monitoring technology, taking attendance, chaperoning field trips, contacting parents, and collaborating with teachers at Jordan High School
- Attend CT Success Coaches orientation prior to the start of the Fall and Spring semester as well as professional development and networking opportunities provided by College Track
- Meet regularly with Program Directors (Academic Affairs, Student Life, College Completion) outside of programming time
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
For the position(s) you choose to apply to, be sure to put the position title in the subject line of the email and address it to appropriate Program Director listed below.
For Academic Affairs Success Coach: Send a thoughtful cover letter and résumé to Shari Long, Academic Affairs Director – firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Student Life Success Coach: Send a thoughtful cover letter and résumé to Chris Lim, Student Life Director - email@example.com
For College Completion Success Coach: Send a thoughtful cover letter and résumé to Jacqueline Amparo , College Completion Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Only applicants who meet the specified qualifications will be contacted.