Jul 12, 2019

Scholarship Compliance Coordinator

  • A Place Called Home
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Education (K-12) Youth services

Job Description

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Teen and Young Adult Services,the Scholarship Compliance Coordinator implements program and agency goals, REACH objectives, agency best practices, and program efficiencies. The Coordinator provides key support in programming application and policy.

 

The Scholarship Compliance Coordinator is responsible for ensuring all Shaheen Scholarship Program Scholars meet program and academic requirements to remain in compliance with the program and graduate from college on time. They will establish regular communication with all Scholars and refer, as needed, to APCH internal services such as counseling, case management and vocational services, and external services available at the partner institutions. The Coordinator will be an expert in resources available at scholars’ partner institutions and will build and foster relationships with key staff there. They will track scholar compliance and provide regular reporting on all Scholars’ standings, develop and recommend correction plans for students on probation or suspension and coordinate with APCH staff on wraparound support needed. This position combines program support with the coordination of internal and external referrals/resources. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

All applicants must apply by submitting a pdf cover letter and resume to apchemployment@apch.org and use “Compliance Coordinator” in the subject line.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule regular check-ins via telephone, skype and/or in-person meetings with APCH Shaheen Scholars to review status of scholarship requirements, and assess referral needs
  • Collaborate closely with High School Performance Coordinator to monitor and assess incoming Freshman class and determine appropriate resources needed for success
  • Develop and facilitate communications with parents to ensure buy-in and familial support for student success
  • Work closely with tutors, volunteers/interns to monitor and assist member progress
  • Research academic and student support services at all institutions hosting scholars; develop relationships with college staff to facilitate referrals for scholars
  • Oversee the planning of Summer Intensive Program, in collaboration with the Educational Services Department, for scholarship recipients including scheduling classes, guest instructors, speakers, curriculum development, and teaching courses if necessary
  • Assist in the coordination of financial aid workshops for members and parents; assist in coordinating group workshops for scholars geared towards successful college planning, skill development and exposure to career training opportunities
  • Assist in the coordination and execution of the APCH Shaheen Scholarship application process, including, but not limited to, application review, Interview Day preparation and execution, communicating with scholarship recipients regarding their status, etc.
  • Participate in trainings and professional development provided by APCH and collaborating with partners to better assist members and parents
  • Collaborate with RISE staff to identify and assist members in applying for college and/or a vocation certificate
  • Support with all Scholarship related programmatic and administrative tasks
  • Provide and facilitate referrals to internal and external resources for members, including, but not limited to academic advising, 1:1 life coaching sessions, group coaching sessions, counseling, academic tutoring, college preparation and selection including campus tours, aptitude testing, learning ability testing, physical health support, substance abuse counseling, gang intervention, internships, vocational training, internship and employment placement, etc.
  • Serve as liaison with Counseling department on a weekly basis by attending weekly Case Management meetings
  • Work with APCH PREP Program Coordinator to assist scholars with part-time jobs and/or work-study opportunities while in school
  • Utilize family wraparound model and ensure services are consistent in delivery with overall services
  • Submit monthly reports, and as needed, on all students’ status, progress and participation of those who have received individualized services, referrals, and counseling
  • Record status notes in member profiles in KidTrax
  • Serve as a mentor for members through group and one-on-one interaction
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Education/Training/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in youth program development
  • Experience working with youth in a college access and/or program capacity is strongly preferred

Additional Information

  • Must work well with diverse populations of employees and clients
  • Able to work some evenings and/or weekends for Agency and/or department events
  • Must be a solution-oriented team player who both promotes and practices a growth mindset
  • Must provide exemplary customer service and welcoming hospitality to members and families

 

(E-mail submissions only/No phone inquiries)

Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position. 

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.

 

Please let us know if you are an APCH Alumnus

Background screening required

Benefits

  • Health, Dental and Vision with APCH covering 70% of the costs for most plans, an 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 starting on December 24th and ending on the first weekday following January 1st.
  • Tickets to Events: NBA/WNBA basketball, MLB baseball, NHL hockey, and NFL football games, concerts, plays, snowboarding, bowling, fund raisers, and etc.
  • JEP-Job Exchange Program.
  • Professional Development training and Financial assistance.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
  • Fun Community/Holiday Events.
  • Free staff lunch about 95% of the time.
  • Free CPR/First Aid certification.

 

How To Apply

All applicants must apply by submitting a pdf cover letter and resume to apchemployment@apch.org and use “Compliance Coordinator” in the subject line.

Title / Level of Responsibility

Coordinator

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