Bilingual College Access Program Coordinator

Conexion Americas

2195 Nolensville Pike Nashville TN 37211

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Position Description / Responsibilities

Conexión Américas

Position: Bilingual College Access Program Coordinator

Conexión Américas seeks qualified candidates for the position of College Access Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong mentoring skills and significant experience in the public education system and working with immigrant and refugee populations. Experience with high school students and leadership development preferred. The successful candidate must be highly organized, possess a high level of professional initiative and creativity, believe in the potential of every student, and be adaptable to working with people of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Advanced/native level fluency in Spanish is required and experience working with immigrant populations is preferred. Please note that part of the interview will be conducted in Spanish.

Only candidates who can demonstrate total commitment to the mission and values of Conexión Américas should apply. Please read about our mission and values on our website at


This is a permanent, full-time staff position that reports to the Director of Programs. The College Access Program Coordinator will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the Escalera program at a high school site in Nashville. In 2001 the “Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success” was created by UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino advocacy and civil rights organization, to promote economic mobility for Latino youth by increasing educational attainment, career planning, and access to information about professional careers.

Conexión Américas has been implementing the Escalera program since 2014 for 11thand 12th graders in the form of weekly grade-level 2hr after-school meetings at each high school site. Our goals are to maintain a cohort of 20 juniors and 20 seniors per school site that persists from their junior to senior year and enroll/are prepared to enroll in a post-secondary institution. The program serves primarily Latino students, but targets any first-generation college student. In addition to after-school programming, coordinators also provide one-on-one case management and organize other enrichment opportunities (college trips, volunteering, FAFSA support, summer learning experiences, etc.). The role is required to be in-person at their school site or the Conexión Américas office a minimum of 3-4 days a week, depending on school site and program needs. Applicants must have reliable transportation. The expected start date for this role is between May 15 - June 15th.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

General Organization Support Duties:

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above. As with every other job at Conexión Américas, every person in the organization will assist in any way necessary to respond to new demands and to assure a collaborative environment.

Position Requirements

Qualifications (Education and Experience):

Application Instructions

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to Maria Paula Zapata, Director of Programs, via email to

No phone calls or in-person inquiries, please

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