Academic Advisor (Full Time Position)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $19.25 per hour



Application Deadline



530 South Boyle Avenue
Los Angeles
United States


ABOUT US: InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a social justice, community-building and membership driven organization based in the Eastside of Los Angeles. ICS works with youth and families to promote safe, healthy, and non-violent communities. We organize youth and families in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno, and Lincoln Heights to work together to advance social and educational justice.


ICS is seeking an Academic Advisor to support the work of our campus-based club, United Students (US).The Academic Advisor will work with core youth members to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school and are eligible for college. In addition, the Advisor will be responsible for developing relationships with college representatives, school faculty and school administration. US is based in the following eastside high schools: Garfield, Lincoln, Mendez, Roosevelt, Torres, and Wilson.


The Advisor is responsible for contributing to the following:

  • Ensure that 100% of youth members graduate from high school
  • Ensure 95% of youth members go on to college
  • Support a base of about 60 student leaders
  • Build a college-going culture among core youth members


Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide academic support and advising for core youth members by managing a caseload of students
  • Develop relationships and maintain communication with students’ parents, school faculty, and administrators
  • Create a college-going culture among youth members and families through college preparatory programs, one-on-one academic advisement, and by connecting youth to academic & wellness resources
  • Develop youth friendly curriculum and workshops on holistic academic success
  • Work with other Academic Services staff to coordinate college tours and component events
  • Work with other US staff to effectively retain and support core youth members holistically
  • Maintain accurate tracking tools and systems for case management and grant reporting
  • Participate in ICS’s organizing campaigns and special events
  • Engage in civic engagement activities including, but not limited to, canvassing in the Eastside of Los Angeles
  • Other duties and tasks as identified by the Academic Services Coordinator

InnerCity Struggle is seeking a person who meets the following qualifications:

  • College graduate who holds, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years experience providing youth development and academic support for diverse youth populations across identities and learning abilities
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills (with attention to detail)
  • Ability to work in a team setting and provide/receive constructive feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with various stakeholders
  • Ability to work weekends as needed or required by the Academic Services Coordinator
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • CA driver’s license and access to a reliable automobile (with at minimum, liability insurance)
  • Interested in someone committed to remaining in position for at least 2 years


Medical, dental, vision and retirement plan benefits available as described in Organization's benefit plan

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in Spanish and English

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to:

Daniela Hernandez, Academic Services Coordinator


  • Please include “Academic Advisor position-- first name & last name in the subject line of your email. Cover letter must address why you are interested in the position and what strengths you would bring to the organization.
  • No phone calls or site visits please.
  • Deadline for accepting applications: October 5, 2018