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High School Support Program: Assistant

Internship Opportunity


Position:         High School Support Program: Assistant  

Reports to:     High School Support Program Coordinator

FLSA:             16 Hours Weekly


Role Summary:


The High School Program Assistant (HSSPA) will assist the High School Support Program Coordinator (HSSPC) to provide high quality programs to ensure African American male high school students are on track to apply and enroll in four-year universities. The HSSPA works closely with students, counselors, and teachers as they help navigate the high school years, and holds students to high academic and social standards. This outcome is achieved through group lunch sessions that involve discussions about the challenges AA males encounter in school, the importance of coping with stress, and much more. In addition, the HSSPA must assess the needs of each student and create the best plan of action for his/her individual success. The HSSPA is a member of a dynamic, flexible, and self-analytical staff that is always seeking ways to improve the organization to better serve its students. Job performance is directly measured by students’ outcomes (which includes, increased GPA’s, program and school attendance, decreased number of office referrals, and number of students attending a 4 year college). The HSSPA will report to HSSPC.



Will assist the HSSPC with the following:

  • Manage and evaluate student progress to ensure that all students maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Develop and lead engaging lunch discussions for twice per week per high school.
  • Manage high school partner relationships.
  • Coordinate weekly check-in meetings with teachers and counselors
  • Attend monthly check-in meeting with the school principal and SFA Executive Director
  • Develop and monitor student success tracking system
  • Collect assessment/evaluation data to ensure success of program and services.
  • Assist the Executive Director with fundraising and marketing activities


Skills and Abilities:


  • Dynamic, entrepreneurial leader able to focus on program mission and details of program
  • Excellent communicator, able to write and speak persuasively
  • Has a strong work ethic, takes initiative, and requires minimal instruction
  • Effective communicator – both written and oral.
  • Open-minded with integrity and a sense of humor
  • Ability to work in environments and communities with people from diverse backgrounds (ethnic, socioeconomic,
  • Competency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with public school districts preferred



  • A. Degree or enrolled in college
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching and youth development
  • Experience working with older youth, inner city youth, minorities, and/or boys strongly preferred



  • Internship/Volunteer position is unpaid, but may be eligible for college credits
  • Build your portfolio of work.
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Help meet an important social need



To apply, email your resume to:  Gregory Collins, Executive Director at: [email protected]. Please put “High School Support Program Assistant” in the subject line. The position is open until filled.


The preceding volunteer description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by volunteers within this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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