Coordinator, High School U Summer Program

Neighborhood Learning Alliance

Website Neighborhood Learning Alliance

Reports to: Director of Programs
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Seasonal (Mid/End- May Start to August 12th)
Hourly Rate: $20.00 – $23.00
Work Location: In-person – NLA Office and Assigned College Campus
Resume Submission:

Offer Conditions:

  • Vaccination: Must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Hiring: Dependent on FBI, Child Abuse, Criminal Background, and mandated reporter training (This is provided by the organization)
  • Work Schedule: Open to flexible work schedule which may include evenings and weekends to fit programmatic needs in May and June, but not to exceed the 40 per hour week work expectation

Neighborhood Learning Alliance High School U Program:

The purpose of the Summer High School U Program is to provide high school Black students, students of color, and low-income students the opportunity to engage in a college course led by a university professor FREE of charge. Participants are grouped with high school students from the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas of Allegheny County. Students are provided wrap-around services such as tutoring and a mentor while enrolled. Rising 10th-12th grade students and graduating high school seniors are eligible for the Summer High School U Program. Classes will take place on the campuses of Carlow University, Chatham University, CCAC Allegheny Campus, and CCAC Homewood-Brushton.

Job Responsibilities at a Glance:

May – June

  • Coordinate with HSU recruiters for student enrollment
  • Support student completion of their Learn and Earn application.
  • Support student completion of their college registration and course selection
  • Manage student documentation and files
  • Establish contact with high school students and parents
  • Establish a rapport with prospective students and families (calls, emails, text, video conferences, in-person meetings)
  • Participate in the onboarding process for HSU tutors
  • Solidify college course rosters
  • Establish rapport with professors, staff, students, and contact person at assigned college campus
  • Make site visits to college campus
  • Assist youth participants to gain access to support services (laptop, transportation, books, etc.)
  • Supervise, coordinate, and conduct the work readiness training for participants
  • Place participants in appropriate worksites and manage the worksites throughout the summer
  • Participate in all staff and student development sessions
  • Lead student development sessions and experiential learning opportunities

June – August

  • Serve as the lead contact person for the college campus and student worksites
  • Conduct daily/weekly class check-ins at assigned college campus
  • Conduct weekly parent/guardian updates
  • Manage weekly student success plans and student check-ins (attendance, review of grades, tutoring, etc.)
  • Establish rapport and positive culture and climate with tutors
  • Manage tutor expectations and responsibilities
  • Oversee student and staff timesheet submission process for assigned college campus
  • Manage college campus and worksite expectations. Ensure students and staff adhere to policy and procedures
  • Plan and implement end-of-summer campus celebration
  • Support additional college campus as needed


  • Some college experience or college degree preferred
  • Experience in (or currently studying): education, social work, public service, health careers, nonprofits
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Passion to serving the community and ensuring student success
  • Basic knowledge of database, excel spreadsheet, and word processing applications (Google platforms)
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Comfortable communicating with high school students and families (email, calls, text, video conferencing, in-person)
  • Have reliable transportation or able to access college campus
  • Experience working with diverse populations

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