School and College Counselor Assistant at PUC Schools

Posted in Education 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:

Organization Overview

Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) Schools is comprised of a non-profit network of public charter schools designed to significantly increase high school graduation rates, college entrance, and college graduation rates for underserved students in North-East Los Angeles, and the North-East San Fernando Valley.

Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high-quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low-achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that promote college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the success of our students and through inspiring them to uplift our communities now and forever and through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.

The Team Member we are searching for

The ideal School & College Counselor Assistant believes in and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their leadership, reflection, execution of school culture, and collaboration to ensure student success. The School & College Counselor Assistant will be involved in supporting the day-to-day college counseling functions that lead to accurate and successful college admission. The School & College Counselor Assistant will work closely with the school sites’ administration team.

What you will need to accomplish:

  • Help support our early college model and student knowledge about options post high school

  • Co-facilitate workshops for students interested in taking community college classes

  • Check students grades who sign up for college courses and work with the students in college classes to insure they are attending tutoring if needed

  • Assist the School & College Counselor with SAT/ACT sign-ups along with assisting college readiness teachers with accurate information about college for ninth graders

  • Meet with students about college and current grade performance

  • Coordinate the PSAT

  • Hold a community college course enrollment orientation once a semester for all interested students

  • Meet with 9th and 10th-grade students to review graduation, university requirements, and next semester’s schedule

  • Coordinate with 9th and 10th-grade Advisory teachers to deliver lessons

  • Coordinate a Parent Institute

  • Co-coordinate to schedule all grades

  • Co-proctor AP exams

  • Co-coordinate parent workshops

  • Collect unofficial community college transcripts from students on a semester basis and file a copy of the transcripts in the student’s individual file

Team Member/Professional Development:

  • Attend UC and CSU counselor conferences annually to receive recent information on university admission requirements

  • Attend WACAC Conference and NACAC Conference

  • Attend all department meetings and functions

Culture & Values:

  • Communicates effectively and appropriately with all stakeholders (parents, students, staff, community)

  • Builds strong relationships with students, parents, and school staff.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

What do we require from you?

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field, or in progress preferred


  • 1+ years of experience working with students in a learning environment preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Alignment with core characteristics required of every PUC employee: the pursuit of excellence, innovation, community, tenacity, and authenticity

  • Must be flexible and team-oriented

  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

  • Strong work ethic, accountability, and ownership of work

  • Regular attendance, dependability, and punctuality in conformance with the standards are essential to the successful performance of this position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • This is a full-time, hourly position

  • Our benefits include:

    • Comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision and additional voluntary benefits

    • 403b Retirement Plan with an annual contribution match

    • Paid Time Off

    • Ongoing Professional Development

DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.

PUC Schools is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Salary: $19.00

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