Project Coordinator - (Talent Search North Hollywood)

Volunteers of America - Greater Los Angeles N Hollywood, CA
About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans' services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at

Serving students at Roosevelt High, Dorsey High, Crenshaw High, Washington Preparatory, North Hollywood High, San Fernando High, Polytechnic High and Westminster High. Upward Bound provides fundamental support and preparation for college. Serving more than 500 students annually from low-income families and/or high school students from families in which neither parent holds a college degree.

The goal of Talent Search is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from post-secondary education. We provide after-school academic instruction in core subjects and foreign languages, as well as PSAT, SAT, and ACT test preparation. Career exploration and mentoring are also an integral component to assist participants in deciding on potential college majors and career options.

We also provide college and career planning workshops, a summer program, individualized academic planning and counseling, financial aid advising, scholarship and application assistance, supplemental Saturday instruction and weekly tutoring as well as college and cultural field trips and an alumni program.


Under general supervision of the Director the Program Coordinator will:

* Under the supervision of the Project Director, develops and implements participant recruitment strategies to meet annual recruitment goals

* Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with administrative staff of target schools

* Plan and conduct academic, recreational, and cultural activities for project participants

* Designs and implements improvement plans to address participant needs

* Evaluates and measures program outcome



* Bachelor's Degree in education, social work, counseling, or education or related field from an accredited college or university


* Three years of full-time work experience in an educational setting developing and implementing academic services and activities to assist low-income, first generation, and disabled students who are in need of

* academic assistance

* Two years of student advising experience

* Effective written and oral communication skills

Additional Preferred:

* Master's Degree

* TRiO Experience Preferred

* Bilingual (English/Spanish)

* Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting project participants

* Formal training and/or work experience in programming that improves secondary school retention/graduation rates

* Knowledge of academic advising services, development of individualized services plans; and college, career, financial aid, and economic literacy services

* Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, rules and regulations

* Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditure

* Valid California driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer