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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

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 23 days ago
Job Role
Youth Activities Coordinator
Employer's Industry
Education, Nonprofit

Job Description

Job Title: High School Educational Advisor, JCYC Educational Talent Search (JCYC ETS)
Position: Full-time 40hrs/week, Non-Exempt position; some evenings & weekends (virtual and/or in-person.)
Salary: $40,000 + excellent benefits upon completion of 3 month introductory period
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education (ED); Continuation of position based on renewal of annual funding
Tentative Start Date: Open Until Filled

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The JCYC ETS Program a TRiO project administered by the Department of Education (ED). The goal of the program is to serve low-income school youth, ages 11 and older who have the potential to be the first generation in their family to attend college. JCYC ETS supports middle and high school students to continue their education and graduate as well as encourages high school students and adults to enroll in 4 year institutions. ETS is a college access program of Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC). For more information about ETS and JCYC please visit or

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Educational Advisor will be responsible for recruitment,identification, selection and counseling of participants virtually and/or in-person at a high school in San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) or Jefferson Unified High School District (JUHSD) in Daly City.

Direct Service/Outreach (virtual and/or in-person):
1. Recruit, identify and select participants according to the following eligibility guidelines:
a. Students who are low-income according to the U.S. DOE income levels;
b. Students who have the potential to be first in their family to attend college;
c. Students who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education.
2. Assess and determine participants’ educational needs and academic potential;
3. Provide college and career counseling to individuals and groups to encourage participants
to complete secondary school and enroll in post-secondary schools;
4. Coordinate and implement virtual and/or local and long-distance field trips (i.e. college
campus and cultural field trips);
5. Assist in organizing and attend overnight trips as needed (contingent upon travel
6. Assist participants in applying for re-admission to secondary schools;
7. Refer participants to appropriate social service and government agencies;
8. Advocate for the participant with secondary schools for re-enrollment and retention of the
participants in the school system;
9. Advocate for admission to post-secondary schools;

  1. Advocate with financial aid resource agencies to obtain assistance for the participants;
  2. Present financial aid and college information presentations upon request;
  3. Actively recruit students for and assist in the implementation of community events.

Administrative (virtual and/or in-person):
1. Manage a caseload of 200-275 students; organize required program documents and data for each student into a complete file;
2. Assist with implementation and evaluation of project activities;
3. Provide support to high school counseling staff and collaborate on events that complement ETS program timeline. Staff participation in target school activities is subject to approval by the Associate Director. Activities must not interfere with job responsibilities.

Other Program Participation (virtual and/or in-person):
1. Provide assistance, support and resources for other JCYC College Access Programs andthe Middle School ETS program;
2. Participate in ETS and/or JCYC meetings, activities, committees, conferences, retreats, etc., as appropriate;
3. Participate in advocacy initiative prioritized by JCYC;
4. Perform related duties as needed.

Job Qualifications
ە Bachelor’s Degree and one or more years working with youth
ە Prefer individuals with similar to target population – low-income and first in their families to attend college
ە Strong organizational and follow-through skills. Attention to detail
ە Experience with conducting presentations and activity planning
ە Effective verbal and written communication skills
ە Computer Literate; Working proficiency of MS Word and Excel; Knowledgeable of using PowerPoint, Zoom and Google Applications.

Desired Qualifications
ە Experience with diverse student populations
ە Bilingual preferred
ە Knowledge of community activities, resources and programs for youth in San Francisco
ە Ability to work cooperatively with secondary school faculty and community agency

How to Apply
Applicants MUST submit ALL of the following: 1) Cover Letter and 2) Resume
Contact Email: Attn: High School Educational Advisor Position. Please no phone calls.

PLEASE NOTE: Educational Talent Search, a college access program of  JCYC, actively seeks 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.


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Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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