We are growing.... Under the direction of the Guardian Scholars Supervisor, the Coordinator I will be responsible for a caseload of approximately 30-40 high need former foster youth participating in the Guardian Scholars program, providing whole-person and comprehensive case management services including: monitoring program participation/requirements, providing referrals to community partners, creating budgets, educating on study habits, ensuring basic needs are met, and maintaining regular contact. Additionally, this position will support the Guardian Scholars team in program specific administrative tasks such as check requests, database maintenance, and event planning.
Guardian Scholars aims to equip former foster youth with essential resources, help them graduate high school and enroll in college, training programs, or directly into a career, support them on their journey through school or into a career, and provide tools to successfully embark on a career path. Guardian Scholars provides current and former foster youth with a partial college scholarship, mentoring, and individual support with the goal to increase their chance of academic success, graduation, employment, and ability to become a contributing member of society.
Under the supervision of the Guardian Scholar Supervisor, support a caseload of approximately 30-40 high need students.
Implement evaluation and assessment tools to ensure programmatic data and outcomes can be collected and analyzed for outcome management.
Support student trainings and workshops, as needed.
Ensure student database is up to date with accurate files, notes, and documentation.
Contact students in person monthly (or by phone if out of town) on a minimum monthly basis to discuss any challenges, successes and any support needs.
Under the direction of the supervisor, address any student issues as they arise including support needed, mentor relationships, basic needs.
As part of the team, support youth development program components including but not limited to Women’s and Men’s Leadership Network, Speaker’s Bureau, care packages, mentorship, internships, Education Summit, and student training and events.
Assist in grant writing and fundraising activities as it pertains to Guardian Scholars.
Maintain knowledge of current laws, regulations, and resources pertaining to educating foster youth and make referrals.
Assist with student recruitment to ensure agency participation goals are met.
Provide support to volunteer mentors to ensure their effectiveness with youth and satisfaction with the program.
Attend evening and weekend Promises2Kids and Guardian Scholars events/meetings.
Complete regular research and assessment to regularly improve the program.
Represent Promises2Kids in a professional and friendly manner at all times and develop a full understanding of Promises2Kids’ mission and role in the community.
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field.
1 year experience in case management and experience working with at-risk populations.
Proficient in public speaking and giving presentations.
Proficiency in computer skills, including entire MS Office Suite.
Demonstrate professional writing skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a variety of people and represent Promises2Kids in a positive and professional manner to all staff, visitors, donors, and the community.
Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, and to complete and report on assignments.
Ability to work under pressure, set priorities and meet deadlines.
Able to work as part of a close-knit team.
Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality, diplomacy and tact.
Ability to pay attention to detail and also remain oriented to the “big picture” and established goals.
Excellent organizational, management, and problem-solving skills.
Must be able to successfully pass the child abuse clearance, fingerprinting, and background check.
Must possess reliable personal transportation and meet insurance requirements.