The Social Justice Learning Institute is hiring an
Academic & Career Services Coordinator - Houston
Reports to: Educational Equity Programs Director Status: Full-Time, Hourly
The Social Justice Learning Institute is dedicated to improving the education, health, and well-being of youth of color by empowering them to take hold of their educational future using research as a tool for community and social change. SJLI trains students to conduct research on problems in their community using a rigorous yearlong curriculum while providing basic academic support (i.e., tutoring, homework assistance, academic counseling, etc.) and college preparatory education. SJLI youth learn what it takes to achieve academically in order to go to college and become civically engaged, solution oriented and critical participants in the democratic experience. SJLI envisions an educational system where youth become engaged citizens who discover their best talents and apply them to help improve the world they live within.
At SJLI, the Academic and Career Services Coordinator provides students with mentorship and guidance in their academic, personal, and professional development.
This includes, but is not limited to, case management, developing individual academic plans, academic intervention counseling, developing partnerships with job/career organizations, and working alongside school administrators, parents and community organizations to achieve these goals. These goals culminate in fully preparing students to be eligible to apply to a 4 year/2 year institution and/or in a pipeline to be gainfully employed after graduation. It is essential to build networks with community organizations to be able to connect students with opportunities that can propel them in their personal pursuits.
1-on-1 Student Support
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 2-4 year student counseling or tutoring experience. Although this is an entry level position, understanding of the field is essential