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High School Educational Advisor
Japanese Community Youth Council

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High School Educational Advisor

Japanese Community Youth Council

Job Summary

$18 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 24 days ago
Job Role
Youth Activities Coordinator
Employer's Industry
Education, Nonprofit

Job Description

Job Title: High School Educational Advisor, Part-time
Program: San Francisco College Access Center, a Cal-SOAP program
Location:  1596 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Galileo HS/ Burton HS/Marshall HS)
Position: Non-Exempt position; some evenings & weekends (virtual and/or in-person.)
Salary: $18.00/hr / Tentative Start Date: ASAP

The San Francisco College Access Center’s (SFCAC) mission is to provide  culturally relevant, comprehensive college preparation information and  assistance. Although open to the community, SFCAC targets students who  are low income and/or first of their family to attend postsecondary  education programs. SFCAC is a Cal-SOAP project funded by the California  Student Aid Commission (CSAC), and administered by the Japanese  Community Youth Council (JCYC), a non-profit youth organization. For  more information, please visit or

SFCAC is a Cal-SOAP project administered by the California Student Aid  Commission (CSAC). The Educational Advisor will be responsible for  recruitment, identification, selection and counseling of participants  virtually and/or in-person at a school in San Francisco Unified School  District (SFUSD) or Jefferson Unified High School District (JUHSD) in  Daly City.  These participants will fulfill the eligibility criteria as  set by CSAC for all Cal-SOAP Projects.


Direct Service/Outreach (virtual and/or in-person):
To identify, recruit & select eligible participants who are: 1)  low-income as defined by Cal-Grant income levels; and/or 2) who have the  potential to be first in their family to attend college;
Assess and determine participants’ educational needs and academic potential;
Conduct college (e.g. College 101) and financial aid presentations (e.g. FAFSA, Cal-Grants);
Provide college and financial aid advising to encourage participants to  complete high school, and enroll in post-secondary colleges;
Assist participants to complete college and financial aid applications;
Coordinate and implement virtual and/or local and long-distance field trips (i.e. college campus and cultural field trips);
Provide SAT/ACT test prep workshops in coordination with consultants;
Assist participants in applying for re-admission to secondary schools, when applicable
Advocate for admission to post-secondary schools; and
Refer participants to appropriate social service and government agencies.

Administrative(virtual and/or in-person):
Manage a caseload of 75 - 100 SFCAC participants (providing at least 3 services for each participant);
Collect required program documents (e.g. intake, sign-in sheets) and/or  school forms to organize complete individual participant files;
Compile student demographic and related data to track completion of  program activities to ensure that SFCAC annual grant objectives will be  met for each program year;
Assist with implementation and evaluation of project activities;
Provide support to target high school counseling staff and/or assist  with events that complement SFCAC program timeline. Staff participation  in target school activities is subject to approval by Associate Director  to minimize interference with SFCAC job responsibilities.

Other Program Participation (virtual and/or in-person):
Assist and support other JCYC College Access Programs' (e.g. TRIO) staff at shared target high schools;
Participate in JCYC College Access Programs' school wide events (e.g.  Cash for College, Middle School Career Days, Summer Programs) to promote  intra-collaboration and teamwork;
Participate in agency and department meetings, activities, committees, events, etc., as appropriate;
Perform related duties as needed.

Job Qualifications
Enrolled in college, AND a current recipient of financial aid (i.e., Pell Grant, Cal Grant, or Loans).
Minimum 1 year experience working with youth.
Effective communication (verbal & written) and strong organizational skills; Detail-oriented.
Experience with conducting presentations and event planning.
Computer Literate; Working proficiency of MS Word, Excel, and other presentation tools.

Desired Qualifications
Experience with diverse student populations.
Individuals with similar background to target population, low-income and first in their families to attend college.
Bilingual preferred (Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog).
Ability to work cooperatively with secondary school faculty and community agency personnel.
Knowledge of community resources and programs for youth in San Francisco and/or Daly City.

Applicants MUST submit ALL of the following: 1) Cover Letter and 2)  Resume to applycollegeaccess AT Attn: SFCAC HS Educational  Advisor Position (PTE). Please no phone calls.

PLEASE NOTE: San Francisco College Access Center, a college access  program of JCYC, actively seek to hire and promote individuals, recruit  volunteers and provide services to individuals without regard to race,  color, sex, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, age,  marital or veteran status, or presence of non-job related conditions or  disabilities. All employees of the JCYC participate in a criminal  background investigation. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance  Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with  arrest and conviction records 

Business Overview

Our Story

JCYC’s mission is to cultivate and enrich the lives of children and youth from diverse, multi-cultural communities throughout San Francisco and beyond. Through a continuum of services, JCYC programs can support children and youth from the time they start pre-school until they are ready to move onto college. In addition to providing direct services, JCYC has also organized and continues to lead some of the largest and most successful youth collaborations in San Francisco.


Culture & Perks

Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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