Academic Guide

FamilySource Center, SW Los Angeles

Position Summary: Facilitates and provides direct service to middle school and high school students targeting tutoring, post-secondary mentorship workshops, fieldtrips, and presentations.

NOTE: This position will have some telecommuting options as appropriate and necessary.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Outreach with youth and parents
  • Provide group and individual academic tutoring
  • Facilitate secondary and post-secondary workshops
  • Researches and identifies financial aid resources including: scholarships, loans, federal work study, and AB540 financial support
  • Update and incorporate resources for the College Corner
  • Coordinate and execute college fieldtrips and special events
  • Maintain client academic files and document follow-up efforts
  • Collaborate with key staff including case managers, onsite partners, and local schools
  • Oversees and coordinates peer support groups

Position Requirements: 

  • Concurrent enrollment in a post-secondary institution
  • Passing all classes and excelling in those where the Academic guide will provide tutoring
  • Knowledge of transfer requirements and supportive services
  • A working knowledge of high school A-G requirements, SAT/ACT, FAFSA, college applications, EOP and community college transfer requirements highly preferred
  • Prior academic tutoring experience preferred
  • Knowledge of undocumented student resources including AB40, The California Dream Act and DACA
  • Experience working with youth required
  • Access to consistent and reliable transportation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse ethnic backgrounds and at-risk populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Must be available to work M-TH from 2:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. and one Saturday a month


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