Post Secondary Access Coordinator – Centro Hispano

Location of Service: Centro Hispano de East Tennessee – 2455 Sutherland Ave, Centro Hispano Building D

About Centro Hispano de East Tennessee:

Centro Hispano is a small non-profit serving the Latino community of Knox County and the surrounding region. The vision of this organization is for all Latinos and Latinas to thrive culturally, educationally and economically. Centro pursues this vision by offering tools and information to connect, integrate and empower the Latino community through education and engagement. Centro Hispano’s Youth and Family Engagement Department includes afterschool programs, parent education, youth development and college access programs, and educational advocacy.

Position Summary:
  • Gather information and continue to build a database about post-secondary options and scholarships
  • Coordinate bilingual meetings with youth and families to counsel them on their post-secondary options
  • Develop an annual calendar of college access events and activities to provide local Latinx youth with leadership development activities, post-secondary access options, and mentorship opportunities (i.e. college tours, career workshops, ACT prep, etc.)
  • Recruit and train mentors for our Latinx students
  • Develop trainings for parents, school counselors and other youth serving organizations around college access for Latino students.
  • Support efforts to increase post-secondary access for Latinx youth, working with local and statewide educational equity organizations
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating the annual Latino College & Resource Fair
Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree; or equivalent experience in youth development or college access programs
  • Team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required
  • Knowledge of child development and/or experience working with adolescents
  • Experience with or passion for working with culturally diverse populations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of google suite (gmail, sheets, docs)
  • Knowledge of college access or financial aid process (preferred)
Member Benefits Include:
  • A modest living allowance of $15,001.50 or, $575.40 bi-weekly (pre-tax), paid over 52 weeks.
  • Education Award of $6,345 that can be applied to student loans and/or future education expenses or a $1,800 end-of-service stipend.
  • A Health insurance subsidy is available for members covered through healthcare.gov
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Child Care Reimbursement
  • May be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In-house SNAP benefits specialist available to provide assistance in determining eligibility.
  • May be eligible for utility bill assistance. In-house specialists available to provide assistance with determining eligibility.
  • Relocation & Close-of-Service travel allowance if moving more than 50 miles from your home to serve.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Settling-In Allowance of up to $750 (must be requested).
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility status for federal hiring after completion of service.
  • Optional opportunity to enroll concurrently in Carson Newman MBA in Nonprofit Leadership

Equity and Inclusion: The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will take action to ensure that members and employees are treated equally without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, romantic/sexual orientation, age, handicap, cultural or religious convictions.  CAC AmeriCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees.  Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the recruitment / employment process.

Recruitment Status: Currently Recruiting
Programs: VISTA
Organizations: Centro Hispano
Organization Types: Nonprofit
Term Lengths: FT - 52 Weeks
Populations Served: Children/Youth K-12 Youth Latino
Core Activities: Community Outreach Research
Service Environment: Mostly Outdoor Team Based