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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

BLU Educational Foundation, the premier college access organization in the Inland Empire, is building its team for the future! We are elevating our mission to provide educational and human services programming to youth, adults and organizations in order to build healthy, productive communities.

 

We are recruiting a team of professionals dedicated to this mission, who aspire to be leaders, are entrepreneurial, confident communicators, emotionally mature, and committed to the long-term success of the Inland Empire.

We are recruiting for the following positions: 

Community Partnerships Coordinator

The Community Partnerships Coordinator will be responsible for developing relationships with nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, businesses and other community service groups to provide a system of support and enrichment opportunities for youth and their families. The Coordinator will work with BLU staff and partners to coordinate opportunities to increase college access and program participation. This position requires someone that has experience in community partnerships, project management and/or sales and marketing.

College Success Coordinator

The College Success Coordinator will coordinate and implement a college success program

targeting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, other underrepresented youth, and first-generation college students in the Inland Empire. This implementation will include the training and oversight of the college and career advisors that support students and parents in the College Exodus Project based at K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and community organizations.

Leadership Development Coordinator

The Leadership Development Coordinator (LDC) will engage, recruit, and train students, parents and adults to increase the power, voice and leadership of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other underrepresented communities to advance educational and social justice. The LDC will develop, implement and supervise, field organizing and leadership development activities that will work in partnership with BLU Educational Foundation’s civic engagement activities throughout the Inland Empire and in local schools, colleges and universities.

Male Involvement College Advisor

The Male Involvement College (MIC) Advisor will engage students to increase the power, voice and leadership in their communities to advance educational and social justice. The MIC Advisor will be responsible for the implementation and case management of a college prep program targeting Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other underrepresented male students. They will provide individual and group leadership, guidance, and support to students in all aspects of student life, including academic and personal issues. The Male Involvement College Advisor will provide college and career planning support to students, parents, and organizations throughout Inland Empire communities, schools, and colleges.

Community Organizer

The Community Organizer (CO) will engage, recruit, and train Black women of all ages and community members to increase the power, voice, and leadership to advance key issues for Black women and girls. The CO will develop, implement, and supervise policy/issue campaigns, field organizing, and civic engagement activities (virtually and in-person) throughout Inland Empire communities. The CO will also serve as a key liaison to partner organizations regarding local, regional, and statewide advocacy initiatives.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant’s (EA) primary role is to support/organize the CEO, ensuring they are focused on leadership and strategic priorities.  The EA reports directly to the CEO and serves as the right-hand; keeps them abreast of their management priorities on a daily basis and makes sure they are prepared for all key responsibilities and interactions.

College Success Advisor (student position)    

The College Success Advisor (CSA) will assist with implementation and case management of a college access program for Inland Empire students. The CSA will provide college and career planning support to students and parents virtually (via phone, email, text and online) as part of a regional College Success Initiative.

INTERNSHIPS

BLU Print External Internship Program

The BLU Print Summer Internship Program is open to students from the Inland Empire who are currently enrolled in college or are a high school junior or senior.

BLU will train students and place them in external internships in industries related to our 7 Purposeful Pathways. (Arts, Education, Environmentalism, Business, Health, STEM, or Social Justice)

Students will be paid a $1700 stipend upon completion of the internship. 

For more details click the application to the right.

BLU Internal Summer Internship Program

BLU's summer Internship is open to college students from the Inland Empire who are currently enrolled in college anywhere in the United States.
**High School students may apply if they will be in enrolled in college for Fall 2024 and at least 17 years old.

Interns in this program will develop and run programming in one of the following ways:

Black History Camp
Develop and conduct an educational cultural day-camp for 4th through 8th grade students, held over 4 days.

College & Career Access
Outreach to high school students regarding educational planning and enrollment in college. Assist with the planning of our annual College Connection Cookout and other summer activities.
Film, Media, and Marketing
Create and curate social impact narrative content, including photography and short films. Projects may involve marketing, social media, development and management of BLU program communications.
Public Policy & Advocacy

Create an asset map of Black Student Unions across the Inland Empire to connect, organize and build student leaders. Survey of high school and college students regarding college access, success and affordability issues.

Students will be paid a $1700 stipend upon completion of the internship. (An additional $500-$1000 scholarship for exemplary performance) 

For more details click the application to the right.

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