High School Program Coordinator

Schedule: Part-time, 20-30 hours/week, some evenings & weekends required

Salary Range: $13-15/hour, commensurate with education and experience

NLA Mission

Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the education and opportunities of African American and lower income families through strategic partnerships with community organizations, with active presence in the Pittsburgh Public Schools in after school programs.

Poor academic performance and failed credits are often times the biggest barrier to graduation for high school students.  NLA offers a comprehensive tutoring program, along with an online program where students can recover failed credits.  Most of the job is focused on coordinating the program and tutors while helping students in their academics, making sure the program runs smoothly, and building relationships with youth!


  • Experience in staff and volunteer management
  • Experience in working with primarily low-performing African-American high school students
  • Experience in working with service-learning and education systems
  • Experience in recruiting youths
  • Strong leadership & people skills
  • Steadiness under pressure or in stressful situations
  • Strong desire to impact the lives of youth in Pittsburgh Public Schools

Overview of Responsibilities

  • Commitment to full school year (through June 2017)
  • Daily on-site direction of Program Model and staff
  • Check in regularly with school principal
  • Establish and maintain open communication with teachers about student needs (assignments, projects, social concerns)
  • Communicate and work closely/harmoniously with students, staff (NLA), parents, school personnel (principal, counselors, custodians, kitchen staff, teachers) and community partners
  • Ensure that every student has an education plan
  • Be available to recruit students during school hours (to include homeroom and lunches)
  • Knowledgeable about college and career requirements and opportunities
  • Create an engaging, dynamic, welcoming space where students want to come
  • Serve as positive role model by displaying appropriate dress, speech, work ethic & attitude
  • Provide homework assistance, academic enrichment & engage in physical activity with students
  • Develop and implement strategies for tardy/absent students
  • Attend and actively participate in all staff development trainings, workshops & meetings
  • Physical ability (able to lift up to 20 pounds) and dexterity to perform the duties required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Parent Engagement

  • Initiate and maintain regular communication with parents
  • Willingness to visit students’ homes when needed
  • Organize with team monthly parent engagement activities
  • Facilitate partnerships with appropriate public and private agencies that provide services to the students and families


  • Maintain records needed for program administration
  • Ensure paperwork is routinely collected and recorded in database
  • Record and maintain daily attendance documents
  • Ensure all data for assigned group of students is tracked, collected, and reported to program manager or director weekly
  • Attend weekly meetings with site team to discuss concerns, updates, attendance


  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 2 years of after school management experience
  • Criminal, Child Abuse, FBI fingerprint clearances required
  • Valid PA driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Proficient with computers, internet, spreadsheet (Excel), and word processing programs

How to Apply