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Bridges Academic Advisor 

Job Details

Hiring Organization Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Post Name Bridges Academic Advisor 
Remote No
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time    
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 18 To USD 22 Per Hour
Location Los Angeles, California, United States 90057

Job Description

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts, and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. 

Position Summary

HOLA is looking for a Bridges Academic Advisor who will be responsible for supporting the Bridges Program Director and Coordinator in overseeing, planning for, and reporting on all Bridges programming.

This includes curriculum planning and oversight, creation and coordination of tutoring & academic programming, and providing additional educational support to all students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect, review and report on programmatic spreadsheets student grades throughout the academic year (progress and final report cards).
  • Communicate academic student progress with parents and help with communication between families and youth.
  • Assist students in developing an academic plan based on the completion of A-G requirements as well as maintaining passing grades.
  • Oversee extended tutoring for students with low academic performance.
  • Attend and support parents in IEP meetings.
  • Work directly with the Program Director to accomplish the goals of the Bridges program.
  • Create and foster a positive academic/career-enriching environment for all youth (grades 6th-10th).
  • Support HOLA in all areas of after-school programming and outside volunteer work.
  • Guide students in determining their interests and abilities using a wide range of methods, such as aptitude assessments, mock interviews, and planning materials.
  • Drive and /or chaperone on various field trips (Driving will include, but is not limited to, a 10-passenger van).
  • Communicate academic student progress with parents and help with communication between families and youth.
  • Facilitate one-on-one meetings with parents as needed.
  • Develop and implement academic assignments for students with low academic performance in order to enhance their learning and interest in the subject.
  • Assist with the coordination of volunteers and supervision.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with academic tutors and volunteers regarding specific concerns and needs of students.
  • Gain and maintain knowledge of current educational issues/trends.
  • Flexibility and availability to work some late evenings and /or weekends.
  • Help with photocopies, collecting and sorting material, phone calls, and preparing for class meetings.
  • Implement various age-appropriate activities for youth, grades 6th – 10th.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Experience working with middle and high school youth.
  • Strong and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable with taking accountability for job duties and being solutions-oriented.
  • Experienced in prioritizing and multitasking in a busy work environment.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in high-paced moments. 
  • A strong desire to interface with youth.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • A collaborative team-working style with the ability to relate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Acts ethically, responsibly, and with the utmost integrity.
  • The highest standards of conduct and comportment; the ability to be a strong role model for youth during all working hours; treat employees, donors, staff, and youth with respect
  • Proficient with Google Workspace, office equipment, and conducting internet research.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to drive students in HOLA vans: Minimum driving experience of 5 years, including 3 years in California.
  • Successfully pass a LiveScan background check after receiving an offer of employment.

Vaccination Policy

Heart of Los Angeles requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. New hires working at Heart of Los Angeles must be fully vaccinated no later than 60 days after hire and submit to additional masking and social distancing requirements. 

Employees must also receive the COVID-booster shot within 10 days of becoming eligible for it. Please contact HOLA’s Human Resources Department for a copy of the vaccination policy.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The building environment does not provide air conditioning and heat in all areas. Outdoor work is expected in some cases. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.

Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.

Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

As an equal-opportunity employer, HOLA values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

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