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FUTURO PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Job Summary
LALDEF is seeking a FUTURO Program Coordinator. The individual will lead our college preparatory youth mentoring program that works with first and second generation immigrant youths. Our students are juniors and seniors in high school that live in the City of Trenton/Municipality of Princeton. The program coordinator will coordinate tutoring, workshops, and special events, and will serve as the main point of contact for each of the students. This position will also require direct and frequent interaction with the parents/guardians of the students to relay information and stimulate progress across academic and programmatic areas. This position is part-time (10-15 hours per week) and based in an office environment. Evening work will be required. This position requires the individual to work effectively with emotionally difficult situations. The program coordinator must demonstrate the ability to think independently and critically, and apply good judgment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting with the students one evening per week for two hours.
  • Coordinate individual student check-ins, as needed. 
  • Help set goals and prepare for college success.
  • Coordinate subject specific tutoring, SAT/ACT preparation, and college and scholarship applications.
  • Collaborate with partner agencies to provide workshops for the students. 
  • Serve as a liaison with the student’s school counselors and the parents. 
  • Communicate with the students via phone, text, and email on a regular basis.
  • Remain adept to youth issues; introduce sensitive materials and topics for education and awareness. 
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Mercer County and occasionally out of state for college campus tours.
  • Work closely with agency staff through phone contact, personal conferences, and group meetings.
  • Prepare and upkeep quarterly written reports outlining program outcomes.
  • Promote and foster a positive environment and provide tools for upward mobility. 
  • Work with the FUTURO staff to maintain consistency across cohorts. 

Supervision
Position reports to the Executive Director 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in youth education or related field preferred.
  • Experience working at nonprofit organizations is desirable.
  • Experience working in a youth mentoring program is desirable.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is strongly preferred.

Ideal candidates should be flexible, with the ability to multitask, have excellent communication, computer, interpersonal, organizational, and research skills. Candidates should be able to think independently, but also utilize teamwork strategies when faced with difficult tasks.

We will run a background check and motor vehicle driving record for all serious candidates as part of the hiring process.

Application Requirements
Please submit a resume and a cover letter to cjweeast@laldef.org