Education Program Specialist – Job Description

ILI MISSION
ILI’s mission is to improve health and advance education for the Indiana Latino community through statewide advocacy, research, and culturally responsive programs.
 
ILI VISION
Our vision is to be the source of authority and catalyst for change in all aspects of Health and Education that affect the Indiana Latino Community.
 
EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Through the College Access component of the ILI Education Program, the Education Specialist works directly with Latino high school students to increase the college and career readiness and access to higher education opportunities. The Education Specialist assists in other areas of the overall components of the Education Program – College Success, Workforce Development and Systems Change.
 
CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for the Education Program Specialist will possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in education, higher education, social work or related field such as youth services
  • Experience with case management, higher education with student support services, working collaboratively with community-based organizations and diverse communities, and managing and conducting community education and outreach
  • Two years or more of experience working with adolescents and young adults
  • Knowledgeable on financial aid and professional development opportunities for college students
  • Strong skills in planning, delegation, critical thinking and organization
  • Non-profit work experience preferred
  • Experience in using Salesforce, the CRM customer service platform ILI uses to manage and collect client data
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license and meet state required automobile insurance minimums
  • Available to work evenings, early mornings, and weekends when events are scheduled
  • Travel to schools and other sites throughout Indiana for presentations, meetings and events
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Able to carry boxes and equipment, not more than 40 lbs

 
Requisite Candidate Traits

  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work with a disparate set of individuals, both internally and externally while representing the organization
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Works well independently and/or in a group
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task; prioritize competing projects and assignments
  • Interested in eliminating education disparities in the Indiana Latino Community
  • High-energy individual who takes initiative with a positive outlook and can manage change
  • Demonstrates the ability to take the initiative on developing creative and innovative methods for
    outreach.

 
PRIMARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific duties and essential skills for this position include:
 
College Access (high school students)

  • Implement all aspects of College Coaching high school students through the College Access aspect of the Education Program
  • Meet with students and parents to conduct initial assessments and create action plans; conduct ongoing follow up meetings and home visits as needed
  • Provide students with information to assist with access to educational and career resources
  • Organize and execute workshops/presentations for students and parents

 
College Success

  • Recruit participants for ILI Scholarship(s)
  • Recruit or transition participants from high school to the College Success, college coaching program

 
Workforce Development (internships)

  • Recruit students to participate in the First Year Employment Exploration Internship Program

 
Education Summit

  • Assist with planning of annual Education Summit
  • Promote the Education Summit through high schools

 
Reporting

  • Maintain adequate safeguards for privacy and confidentiality of participants’ information
  • Assist Program Director with the completion of grant reports
  • Assist Program Director by providing creative approaches to promoting and facilitation of program initiatives and events

 
Marketing/Promotion/Communication

  • Partner with high schools and community partners to promote the ILI Education Programs
  • Engage all program participants to effectively build a connection with the organization
  • Prepare Newsletter for high school students
  • Promote all aspects of the programs through social media

 
Other

  • Perform other duties as assigned

 
ILI BENEFITS

  • ILI offers a competitive salary
  • Health care, Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan match
  • PTO (20 days)
  • 10 paid Holidays

 
INTEREST IN THIS OPPORTUNITY

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Marlene Dotson at: mdotson@indianalatinoinstitute.org

Position will remain open until filled.