The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is committed to providing all of our students with the preparation that they need to matriculate to the 4-year college of their choice and be successful upon arrival.  In order to meet that vision, there must be a K-12 commitment to building a strong college-going culture.  In order to support that vision, we are seeking College Success Advisors to serve at an assigned Partnership High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. College Success Advisors support the Partnership’s efforts to empower schools and students by collaborating and strategizing to improve their school’s college-going culture. Advisors execute meaningful opportunities for students to equitably explore college and career options by collaborating with the school’s college counseling team, college-access and college prep partners, and the Partnership, while elevating students’ voices and experiences. Each advisor will support their assigned school with college and career event planning, executing the College Compass school-wide, college readiness presentations, organizing college field trips, parent engagement, college advising, and other related activities. Advisors will be placed in schools where the majority of students are Latino/x and Black and would be the first in their families to attend college. Advisors will contribute to creating systems that will support students as they plan for transitions from middle to high school and from high school to college.

College Success Advisors will spend approximately 80% of their time working at school sites in collaboration with site college counselors, teachers, administrators, community partners, students, and families.  They will spend the remaining 20% of their time collaborating with their colleagues across the network as part of the Partnership’s College Success Team.

The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity,

equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office and at our school sites. College Success Advisors will be individuals who are excited to keep these values in mind when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.


1) Shared Beliefs

  • Belief that education transforms lives and that every student deserves the opportunity to go to college

  • Belief in the power of our communities, and respect for our families in Boyle Heights, South LA and Watts.

  • Belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values and a commitment to improving college access and preparation for students

  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all team members

  • Humility and respect for the hard work of school leaders, teachers, parents, and students

  • Reflective and a life-long learner

  • Strong work ethic

  • High level of integrity

  • Unwavering commitment to the advancement of opportunities for Black and Brown youth

  • A positive outlook, flexibility, and a sense of possibility in stressful situations

  • An excitement about collaborating with colleagues, students, teachers, counselors, administrators, and families in service of our college success mission and vision.

2) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Understanding of different college applications (including CSU, UC, community college, and Common App) and how to help families and students navigate them

  • Understanding of both FAFSA and CA Dream Act applications, including the verification process, and how to help families and students navigate them

  • Ability to advise students individually and in groups

  • Ability to present in front of groups of students, teachers, and family members confidently and effectively

  • Ability to create and manage a project plan for a school-wide initiative, College Compass, a student and family goal setting and progress monitoring initiative

  • Ability to create lesson plans, powerpoints, and other learning resources for teachers

  • Planning and implementing college-going culture experiences such as college and career weeks, field trips, and presentations.

  • Ability to collect and analyze college readiness data to gauge program success and share that data with stakeholders

3) Minimum educational level:

  • Bachelors degree required.

4) Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year successful full-time experience in college access or success field required

  • Experience working in a public school setting and/or with first generation students helping them to navigate the college application and transition process preferred



Employee will be paid according to the AmeriCorps subsistence rate for Los Angeles County: $925.12 biweekly. Education award upon successful completion of service, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage, Living Allowance.


Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here .

For technical assistance or questions, please email Alex Karas (alex.karas@partnershipla.org).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Partnership for LA Schools is a contractor with Los Angeles Unified School District and has implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated a week before their start date unless they are approved for an accommodation due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief. 

For more information about this policy, please email the Manager of Home Office Talent & Organizational Culture at Melanie.Liu@PartnershipLA.org.

Department: Academic
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