InnerCity Struggle Seeks Academic Services Advisor

To support the work of our campus based club, United Students (US)

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: November 7, 2011

InnerCity Struggle Seeks Academic Services Advisor

InnerCity Struggle (ICS), a social justice and community building organization based in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights is seeking an Academic Services Advisor to support the work of our campus based club, United Students (US). ICS develops the leadership of youth and families on the Eastside to organize for educational justice by creating campaigns to challenge the existing social and economic inequities as well as ensuring the academic success of our student leaders.

Job Description: The Academic Services Advisor will work with core youth members and their families to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school and are eligible for college. In addition, the Advisor will also be responsible for developing relationships with students' parents, college representatives, school faculty and school administration. United Students is based in the following Eastside high schools: Roosevelt, Garfield, Lincoln, Wilson and Torres.

The Academic Services Advisor is responsible for contributing to the following outcomes:

Ensure that 100% of ICS youth members graduate from high school

Ensure that 95% of youth members go on to college

Support a base of 70 youth leaders

Build a college going culture among youth members through organizing college fairs, leading study sessions, and providing core leaders and their families information on academic opportunities and resources

Other responsibilites include:

Implement tracking tools and systems for case management of students

Work with volunteers/interns to support college going programming

Support and participate in all organizing efforts of ICS

Other duties assigned by the Director of Youth Organizing

InnerCity Struggle is seeking a person who meets the following qualifications:
College graduate who holds, at minimum, a Bachelor of Arts degree - or related experience

Experience working with youth from under-resourced communities (experience in academic advising preferred)

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced, time sensitive environment
Effective and concise writing and communication skills

Patience and strong desire to support youth achieve academic goals
Ability to be open-minded and interact effectively with people from different life circumstances

Understanding of urban, educational and school issues

Ability to work in a team setting and provide/receive constructive feedback

Ability to work effectively with school and district officials

Microsoft Office and Adobe Illustrator experience - emphasis on program material development, fliers and brochures

CA Drivers License and access to a reliable automobile (with at minimum, liability insurance)

Bilingual in Spanish is preferred

This is a full-time position. Salary to be negotiated based on qualifications and experience. Full medical benefits included. The position is open until filled.

Email Cover letter and Resume to: Raquel Armenta,
Director of Youth Organizing and Movement Building

Deadline for accepting applications is November 30th, 2011
Cover Letter must address why you are interested in the position and what you would bring to the organization

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