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Industry: College Access

Company: Japanese Community Youth Council

Job Title: College Success Advisor (part-time position; 20 to 29 hours per week)

Program: San Francisco Cal-SOAP, a Cal-SOAP program

Office Location: 1710 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94109

San Francisco High School(s) To Serve: Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, Philip and Sala Burton High School, Mission High School

Pay Rate: $20-$22/hour

Tentative Start Date: Open Until Filled


The San Francisco Cal-SOAP mission is to provide culturally relevant, comprehensive college preparation information and assistance. SF Cal-SOAP targets low-income students and/or the first of their families to attend postsecondary education programs. For more information, visit

SF Cal-SOAP is a college access program of the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC). JCYC’s mission is to cultivate and enrich the lives of children and youth from diverse, multicultural communities throughout San Francisco and beyond. For more information, visit


SF Cal-SOAP is a project administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). The College Success Advisor will be responsible for recruiting, identifying, selecting, and advising participants at Burton or Galileo High School in the San Francisco Unified School District. These participants will fulfill the eligibility criteria as set by CSAC for all Cal-SOAP Projects.


Direct Service/Outreach:

  • To identify and select eligible participants: Students who are low-income according to the CSAC Cal-Grant income levels; Students who have the potential to be the first in their family to attend college;
  • Assess and determine participants’ educational needs and academic potential;
  • Provide college, financial aid, and/or career information and advising to individuals and groups to encourage participants to graduate from high school, enroll in college and apply for financial aid;
  • Conduct financial aid and college information presentations at the assigned high school and/or within the local community;
  • Assist and support participants in completing college and financial aid (federal, state) applications;
  • Coordinate and implement local and long-distance field trips (i.e., college campus field trips);
  • Refer participants to appropriate social service and government agencies;


  • Manage a caseload of 100 – 125 students; complete required program documents and organize forms and data for each student into a complete file;
  • Provide support to assigned high school counseling staff and collaborate on events that complement the SF Cal-SOAP program timeline.
  • Assist with the implementation and evaluation of project activities;

Other Program Participation:

  • Provide assistance and support for other JCYC College Access Programs
  • Participate in SF Cal-SOAPand/or JCYC meetings, training, committees, conferences, retreats, etc., as appropriate;
  • Perform related duties as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Enrolled in college, AND recipient of financial aid (i.e., Pell Grant, Cal Grant, or Loans)
  • Prefer individuals (but not required) with a similar background to the target population; first in their families to attend college
  • Some experience working with youth
  • Experience with conducting presentations and activity planning
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer Literate; Working proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other presentation tools

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with diverse student populations
  • Bilingual preferred (Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog)
  • Knowledge of community activities, resources, and programs for youth in San Francisco
  • Ability to work cooperatively with secondary school faculty and community agency personnel


Applicants MUST submit ALL of the following: 1) Cover Letter and 2) Resume.

Contact Email:

Attn: College Success Advisor Position

Please no phone calls.

PLEASE NOTE: San Francisco College Access Center, a college access program of JCYC, actively seek to hire and promote individuals, recruit volunteers and provide services to individuals without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or presence of non-job-related conditions or disabilities. All employees of the JCYC participate in a criminal background investigation. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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