Juma Ventures strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education, and financial capability for youth across America. Founded in 1993 with a single Ben & Jerry’s Shop in San Francisco, Juma’s initial business venture, a social enterprise, was designed to give homeless youth the training and job experience they needed to transition from living on the streets to enjoying a stable adulthood. Since then, Juma has become a nationally recognized youth development organization focused on employment, financial capability, and career-supportive services.
Today, Juma operates over 16 concession businesses and employs 500+ youth every year at major sports and entertainment venues across the United States (Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle). As one of the country’s largest youth-run social enterprises, Juma has employed more than 10,000 low-income youth who have earned $13 million in wages, saved $6.4 million for post-secondary education, and generated $40 million in enterprise revenue to continue advancing our mission.
Juma is looking for great people who share our passion for working with youth and using business as a tool for sustainable social impact. Our workplace is supportive, open, inclusive, relevant, and focused on youth, empowerment, dedication, and respect. Our four core values of Youth First, Stronger Together, Respect & Appreciation, and Integrity & Transparency are embedded in our work.
Juma seeks a talented Education Coordinator with a track record of success in program implementation supporting youth in academic planning and retention. The Education Coordinator will steward the YouthConnect Post-secondary education program, connecting career-aspiring young adults to educational retention and career supporting services, and building their financial capability through targeted financial aid advocacy and support. The YouthConnect Education Coordinator will be responsible for successful program implementation in four phases:
- Connect and support with participants with Diploma/GED acquisition through light academic advising,
- Work with participants to connect to Postsecondary Education or Career Technical opportunities
- Develop and cultivate relationships with strategic community college partners
- Create and facilitate educational resource workshops for students based on resources needed for individual youth career/college plans/goals.
Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Impact, the Education Coordinator will be responsible for connecting and retaining Juma Program participants to post secondary educational opportunities (Community Colleges, CTE Programs, Vocational Schools, 4-Year Universities). The Education Coordinator works closely with the program team to meet connection and retention outcomes.
- Provide structured support to youth without their diplomas who are not currently enrolled
- Support students with enrollment in post-secondary education
- Research and connect student to local, state, and city post secondary education opportunities (4 year, community college, trade/vocational programs)
- Promote financial aid opportunities, FAFSA enrollment, etc.
- Build develop and maintain relationships with GED/HS programs and post secondary education relationships for connection to youth,
- Develop and sustain professional relationships with key stakeholders across sites including community-based organizations, education providers, public sector agencies, and the private sector.
- Develop relationships with college financial aid and bursar’s offices, as well as the community based clubs on campus
- Establish community partnerships with the colleges and organizations that youth attend to encourage support, retention and success post-Juma
- Connect alumni to support services that promote retention in postsecondary education
- Experience with supporting students in navigating academic plans and academic goal setting
- Knowledgeable of the local Post Secondary Education landscape
- Experience or knowledge of funding types (Loans, Scholarships, State, Federal and Local Aid – Regional)
- Experience with establishing and maintaining community partnerships
- Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
- Team player with exceptional interpersonal skills
- Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative in all situations; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and inclusive environment.
- LGBTQ, bicultural, and/or minority applicants as well as applicants experienced within foster care systems are especially encouraged to apply
- All prospective staff will be fingerprinted and submit a criminal background check
|Reports to:||Director of Impact|
|Job Location:||San Jose/Sacramento|
|Education:||Bachelor’s degree required|
|Years of Experience:||Minimum 2+ years of experience|
|Benefits Include:||Employee benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 403B plan, and a significant paid time off package|
Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with the above requirements and Juma’s focus and mission
- Current resume
- Salary requirements
Due to the volume of responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.