2830 S. Central Ave.
SEEKING THOSE WITH A PASSION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Job Title: PREP Program Coordinator
Department: Bridge to the Future (Teen & Young Adult Services)
Reports to: PREP Program Lead
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/40 Hours
Founded in 1993, A Place Called Home (APCH) is a dynamic, nonprofit youth and community center providing a safe, nurturing environment with programs in arts, education and wellness for young people to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.
APCH has an exciting opportunity for an individual with high energy and a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people in Los Angeles.
Under the direction of and in collaboration with the PREP Program Lead, the PREP Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the Professional Readiness and Employment Program (P.R.E.P.). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to assisting members with identifying career interests, administering career assessments, developing career plans and case management, coordinating and facilitating job readiness workshops, assisting with career-related events both on-site and off-site, and providing general support for programmatic initiatives. The PREP Program Coordinator implements program and agency goals, REACH objectives, agency best practices, and program efficiencies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for the implementation and facilitation of a job readiness training curricula for after-school members and student-members attending our partnership school, to enhance work/college readiness and independent living skills
- Prepare members for both internship and externship programs through assessments, mock interviews, assistance with resume and cover letter preparation, application completion, etc.
- Oversee APCH’s internship program to provide members with work experience within an APCH department; includes coordinating with department heads, recruiting participants, developing job descriptions, training, evaluations, processing timesheets, and other tasks related to the internship program
- Responsible for the administration of career assessments for all members in high school and provide resources to help all high school members realize and focus their strengths, skills and passions
- Help maintain a database of vocational opportunities and assist members with applying
- Provide case management for teen and young adult members seeking vocational and career opportunities to ensure wraparound services are being provided
- Provide resources and assistance for members seeking part-time and full-time employment
- Assist teen members and APCH college scholars with resumes, cover letters, and applications for employment and other special opportunities
- Assist APCH college scholars with identifying and applying to fellowships, internships, and externships
- Assist with the supervision of members during program hours, special events and field trips
- Assist with developing the annual career fair and other events to engage members in thinking about career possibilities
- Responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and facilitating mock interviews with members, for potential employment opportunities
- Take lead in coordinating field trips and employer site visits
- Responsible for tracking and providing data to be included in monthly/annual department reports, grant reports, board reports and others as requested
- Conduct ongoing research of career opportunities and fellowships, internships, and externships and assist teen and young adult members with applications
- Maintain tracking system for member participation in vocational programs, including education/training opportunities and employment
- Assist with the implement of evaluation tools for facilitated class in alignment with department and agency goals
- Participate in outreach and recruitment efforts for the department
- Assist with planning and coordination of special departmental and agency events
- Assist with assigned administrative duties and execute in a timely manner
- Stay abreast of vocational/job readiness best industry practices
- Assist in the administrative duties for the internship and externship programs which includes, but not limited to submitting check requests, keeping track of payments, case management notes, and necessary paperwork
- Supervise facilities when necessary
- Serve as a mentor and role model for members
- Attend all required program meetings
- Perform other tasks as assigned
- Two years experience working with teen and young adult population providing career/vocational guidance
- Two years working in an office environment
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Must work well with diverse populations of colleagues and clients
Able to work some evenings and/or weekends for Agency and/or department events
Please let us know if you are an APCH Alumnus!
- Health, Dental and Vision with APCH covering 70% of the costs for most plans
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- AD&D and Life insurance of $25,000
- 401K plan with up to a 4% Employer match after one year of service
- 10+ days of Vacation, 11 Sick Days, 13 paid Holidays, and paid Winter Break
- Tickets to Events: NBA/WNBA basketball, MLB baseball, NHL hockey, and NFL football games, concerts, plays, snowboarding, bowling, fund raisers, and etc.
- Job Exchange Program
- Professional development training and financial assistance
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program eligibility
- Fun community events
- Free staff lunch most work days
- Free CPR/First Aid certification
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
Background screening required.
HOW TO APPLY
All applicants must apply by submitting a pdf cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and use “PREP Coordinator” in the subject line. E-mail submissions only/No phone inquiries. Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.