College Success Coach, Philadelphia Youth Network

Posted by Philadelphia Education Fund on November 7, 2016

General Description:
The College Success Coach will support youth throughout the Postsecondary Bridging program, with a particular emphasis on developing key college-going competencies outlined in the Back on Track Through College framework from Jobs for the Future (JFF) and providing individualized advisement to participants completing a dual enrollment experience at the Community College of Philadelphia.

About Post-Secondary Bridging at E3 Power Centers:

The E3 Center model is a neighborhood-based, holistic approach to preparing out-of-school youth and youth returning from juvenile placement to achieve long-term educational, career and personal goals, including self-sufficiency. Philadelphia’s E3 Centers are designed to provide supports along three interrelated pathways: Education, Employment, and Empowerment, the three E’s. PYN has been awarded a three-year grant to implement a postsecondary bridging pilot program at Philadelphia’s four E3 Power Centers, powered by the Social Innovation Fund and made possible by the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions.

About PYN: PYN is an intermediary organization dedicated to connecting systems and leveraging resources. PYN works to equip young people for academic achievement, economic opportunity and personal success. To achieve this mission, we coordinate and support largescale, cross-sector initiatives while developing targeted programs to expand access to services for underserved youth.

Essential Functions:
• Support E3 members aged 17-21 who possess a secondary credential or who are on track to pass the GED through their first college experience at the Community College of Philadelphia (“The College”).
• Travel between at least one E3 neighborhood center and the Community College of Philadelphia to provide on-site coaching supports to members enrolled in the program.
• Assist College Success Instructors and E3 Center staff to screen, interview and enroll members interested in the postsecondary bridging program
• Develop curriculum and provide instruction to members in relevant areas to assist with college enrollment and persistence, including preparation for entrance examinations to the College.
• Assist College Success Instructors to teach non-cognitive skills workshop at E3 Centers to members intending to transition to college, as needed.
• Support logistics of the college enrollment process (e.g. college applications, financial aid, etc.).
• Provide on-going advising and case management services to members while enrolled in college; broker resources for members in order to support successful enrollment and persistence in post-secondary education.
• Assist in evaluating program effectiveness and tracking progress toward program goals, including regular data entry and reporting.
• Other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

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