A Place Called Home

Educational Services Coordinator

Employment type
Part Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles, CA

A Place Called Home is seeking an Educational Services Coordinator
Job Title: Educational Services Coordinator
Department: Educational Services
Reports to: Educational Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours: Up to 30 hours per week
Hourly Rate: 16.00-17.50

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.


Under the direction of the Educational Services Manager, the Educational Services Coordinator will provide key support in the development of academic programming, coordination of academic assessments and the fulfillment of administrative duties including the preparation of monthly reports and oversight of the department library and incentive program. The ESC will work closely with the ESM to support the oversight, facilitation and administration of all areas of the department including department staff, program efficiency, and internal and external communications.


  • Assists with oversight of department classes and activities
  • Provides lead support in the coordination, implementation and reporting of computerized academic assessment
  • Assists with enrollment changes as needed to address members’ academic needs or success
  • Communicates with parents and teachers regarding member’s academic progress
  • Oversees organization and maintenance of the APCH Library utilizing computerized organization system
  • Provides administrative assistance for the implementation of professional development, fieldtrips, etc.
  • Substitutes for instructors as needed
  • Oversees attendance tracking by all department staff using the KidTrax database
  • Prepares monthly attendance reports
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the department strategic plan
  • Coordinates volunteer and intern support within the department
  • Coordinates and oversees the implementation of the Center Buck/APCH Store incentive program
  • Secures supplies for the APCH Store incentive program and for the department overall as approved by ESM
  • Coordinates and oversees the distribution of free books to members
  • Supervises groups of students as assigned
  • Attends all required professional development
  • Mentors through actions and behavior in observing dress code, language and team support
  • Assists in maintaining a visually inspiring, fun, clean, and orderly environment that is conducive to learning
  • Adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Other duties may be assigned


To perform this important job successfully, the Ed Services Coordinator must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard, and be able to work well with colleagues in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. The ideal candidate will embrace the APCH culture of a learning organization and strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for the benefit of employees and our constituents; and will be demonstrably committed to his/her own ongoing personal and professional development. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better. Together, we can continue to take APCH to even higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

Technical and Performance Skills

  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Professional, Creative, Flexible
  • Organizational & Time Management Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Intermediate to Advanced Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to Multi-task
  • Experience working with Children & Classroom Management
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) Preferred
  • Collaborative (ability to work with all personnel: staff, volunteers, interns, etc)


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Education or Humanities preferred or equivalent experience
  • 2 years minimum experience in educational setting
  • Minimum of 2 years working with at-risk youth

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Able to work in dynamic and high noise level environment typical of a youth center
  • Walking, standing, required on daily basis
  • Lift up to 20 pounds regularly
  • Able to communicate and convey accurate information
  • Use of hands for clerical functions (data entry, phones, filing)


Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during initial screening

To apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, to Human Resources at [email protected]. (E-mail submission only/No phone inquiries)

Responses will be sent only individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position