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College Corner Ambassador

Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $17 Hourly
  • Part-Time
  • Benefits: vision,
Job Description


 POSITION TITLE: College Corner Ambassador


El Centro de Ayuda is a 501© (3) non-profit organization that was established as El Centro Substance Abuse Treatment Center in 1981, and incorporated as El Centro de Ayuda (ECDA) in 1996. Located in the community of Boyle Heights, El Centro de Ayuda has over thirty years of experience in providing a comprehensive array of human services aimed at assisting low income youth & families in becoming economically, academically and emotionally self-sufficient. Services include: Individual Counseling, Comprehensive Case Management, Drug / Alcohol Psycho Educational Services, Domestic Violence Batterers Program, DCFS Parenting Program, Financial Education & Asset Building Services, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Academic Assistance/ Tutorial services, Youth Leadership, Multi Benefit Screening, Recreational & Cultural Art Activities and Information & Referral Assistance.


College Corner Ambassadors will work with students in grades 6-12, who have been identified as needing support.  Services include workshops for a baseline understanding of postsecondary options and individual advising sessions with students and develop a plan that will lead to postsecondary options.

Post-Secondary Planning & Support

  • Ambassadors will provide engaging small group workshops and 1:1 sessions to improve students’ knowledge of post-secondary options and requirements
  • Ambassadors will work with up to 20 students to ensure each has an Individual Service Plan 
  • Programming in areas such as post-secondary education options, Four Systems of Higher Education, A-G requirements, financial aid, and career exploration
  • Maintain student information and records by tracking, logging and entering workshop/1:1 hours / time spent with students
  • Ambassadors will participate in field trips and events that include college field trips, providing financial aid application assistance in FAFSA Super Saturday workshops, and a graduation ceremony

Academic Support

  • Ambassadors will provide tutoring and homework help
  • Tutoring will be provided individually and in small groups
  • Ambassadors will coach students around short and long-term academic goals by reviewing alongside students transcripts and report cards

Relationship Building

  • Facilitate communication and maintain positive relationships among other teachers, students’ families, and community partners
  • Participate in celebrations, group supervision and staff meetings


●        Must be enrolled in full-time or part-time post-secondary education (4 year university or community college)

●        Must be age 24 or under

●        Clear a National Criminal History Check


●        Have experience volunteering with other community based or education programs

●        Interest in working with youth

●        Strong written and verbal communication skills

●        Proven ability to manage tasks and schedule independently

●        Demonstrated success with constituent relations skills (volunteers, teachers, parents)

●        Access to reliable transportation (public transportation or personal transport) to travel within a defined geographic region

●        Experience in tutoring

●        Experience working with diverse communities

●        Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus


·         Availability 2pm-7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  

·         20 hours part-time at $17.30 an hour


El Centro de Ayuda

Boyle Heights City Hall 2130 East 1st St. Suite 110

Los Angeles, CA 90033


Submit Cover Letter/Resume:

Lori Calvillo, FSC Program Director

Company Description
El Centro de Ayuda was established in 1981 as El Centro Substance Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) under the corporate umbrella of El Centro Human Services and incorporated in 1996 as El Centro de Ayuda (ECDA). El Centro de Ayuda has over thirty-five years of experience in providing a wide array of human services to low income families residing in the Northeast Los Angeles.



2130 E 1st Street Suite 110

Los Angeles, CA
90033 USA



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