Diversity is a core value at Hope CommUnity Center. We are passionate about building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment for all staff, Board, community members, and volunteers.
We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver creative solutions. Our goal is not only to improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion at Hope CommUnity Center but to advance equity and justice on a global scale.
Assist in the implementation of strategies to support access to education programs with an emphasis on college and career access to youth and adults. Provide information and assistance to the local community in planning of careers and post high education. Increase awareness of the issues of racial justice, immigration, and socio-economic disparities by working closely with programs and community members to document and spread awareness of their stories. This will include working closely with Access to Education Program Director to assess strategies and innovative approaches to increase the visibility of the scholarship fund, adult education, and youth leadership development.
Primary Job Functions
- Provide information to students, adults and parents regarding college admissions process including applications, standardized testing, financial aid and high school preparation. This includes technical school education when applicable.
- Teach adult literacy classes to improve immigrant integration.
- Meet with students individually and in groups regarding the college admission process, and individual college options dependent on background and goals.
- Provide assistance in locating and using college/career information as needed for post-high school planning.
- Plan and implement career events (career days, career month, job fairs, or college fairs). Arrange guest speakers from the local business community to present information regarding specific occupations.
- Schedule visits to local colleges and career-related events and opportunities for students to learn about higher education and vocational training and preparation.
- Provide career/college informational presentations to community groups as needed. (Middle schools, high schools, parents, adults seeking to continue their education, community organizations, and migrant education programs.)
- Maintain lists of scholarships and other financial aids available; provide information concerning specialized scholarships and assistance in completing application forms.
- Monthly meetings with scholarship students and leadership groups. These meetings seek to create a leadership pipeline for youth to become more civically engaged.
- Work with volunteer coordinator to engage the students in civic engagement requirements.
- Provide assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Attend meetings, conferences and seminars to stay current on issues and trends in career and college admissions, higher education, testing and financial assistance.
- Develop and maintain relationships with local schools and community groups.
- Arrange waivers for undocumented students.
- Provide leadership on an array of tasks related to the overall mission of the Access to Education Program as it relates to youth and adult education.
- Oversee the interviews, selection, and deliberation process for scholarships administered by the Hope CommUnity Center.
- Research and create an annual report by engaging scholarship recipients on universities and colleges in Florida as it relates to access to education for immigrant youth.
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills required
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish desirable but not required.
- Committed to education as a path to the learners’ integration as full participants in their local communities, with a special emphasis on empowering youth and adults in their educational journeys and raising critical consciousness about the circumstances that affect their realities.
- Familiar with career and post-secondary options, including admission requirements, financial aid and requirements for high school graduation.
- A passion for adult and youth education
- Organized, self-directed, creative and motivated.
- Ability to support the creation of an annual report on programs for immigrant youth in Colleges and Universities in Florida
- Deep passion and commitment to HCC’s mission.
- Patience, resourcefulness, compassion.
- Good communication skills.
Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Lynn Devanie, at 407-880-4673, ext 222