College to Career Navigator

About the Organization


Canal Alliance exists to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success. 

Every day, we work to educate, empower and support motivated immigrants to better meet their needs—from feeding their families and advancing their education, to learning English and becoming American citizens. Canal Alliance strives for a trauma-informed approach and inclusive culture. We invest in high quality services, professional development and work-life balance. 

Position Summary

The College to Career Education Navigator is responsible for monitoring progress and aligning support for students on their path toward college completion. A successful candidate is a passionate believer in the power of education to improve the lives of immigrant youth and their families. The College to Career Navigator reports to the College to Career Supervisor. Candidates should have the ability to work Monday-Thursday from 10am-6pm PST and Friday from 9am-5pm PST, including occasional evenings and weekends. This is an in-person role, with occasional hybrid opportunity, requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination, and candidates must live in the State of California. 

Essential Functions

• Provide college and career case management and progress monitoring for approximately 50 college students 

• Identify needs of students and their families and arrange for access to support services 

• Support college transfer process for student caseload 

• Align and connect internship opportunities to college students 

• Provide career case management to college graduate students and track progress two years post college graduation 

• Input, maintain and monitor student information, data, progress, interventions, and retention 

• Coordinate and schedule one on one college advising sessions and workshops which include but are not limited to social emotional learning, academic performance and career readiness 

• Support supervisor in creation of workshop presentations, facilitation and attendance tracking 

• Support supervisor in engaging both students and families of college students in financial literacy 

• Work in partnership with all Canal Alliance departments and outside organizational partners when needed 

• Attend program and other required meetings 

• Provide support to supervisor and manager as needed 

 Other Responsibilities

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor 


Education and Experience Requirements 

• Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university OR relevant case management experience 

• Minimum 1-year experience working with first generation college students and/or students from underserved backgrounds 

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook 

• Bilingual in Spanish and English (Preferred) 

• Experience working with Salesforce and/or other CRM (Preferred) 

Knowledge, skills and abilities 

• Knowledge of minimum college entry requirements and college application process 

• Ability to establish positive and cooperative relationships with students, families, staff, and partners 

• Ability to approach student, families, and staff with a culture responsive lens 

• Ability to collect student data and work with the support of your team to analyze effectiveness of program 

• Ability to effectively communicate information both verbally and in writing 

• Ability to take initiative, follow directions, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously 

• Strong time management and organization skills 

• Valid CA Driver’s License and reliable transportation required 


Compensation & Benefits 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. We offer a competitive pay with a benefits package that includes: 

  • Pay starting at $25/hr
  • 3 weeks paid vacation per year 
  • 12 days of sick leave per year 
  • 4 Wellness Days per year (one per quarter) 
  • Paid Birthday each year 
  • 16 paid holidays per year 
  • 100% paid employee medical & dental insurance, life insurance, LTD, and EAP.? 
  • 403(b)-retirement plan with employer match of up to 4% after 3 months of employment.  
  • Voluntary benefits include FSA, vision, life, and pet insurance, as well as coverage for dependents.  
  • Telehealth for physical and mental health 



This position is a hybrid, requiring 2-3  days per week in office, and attendance at quarterly in-person staff retreats. 

Canal Alliance Equity and Inclusion Statement 

Canal Alliance actively promotes and recognizes principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, disability, ancestry and all other identities. 

Key Competencies

Client Focus

Cultural Competence