All interested candidates should submit their application materials via our website.

Travis Hill NOLA.  Mission, Background

At Travis Hill NOLA we equip system-involved young people with the academic, workforce readiness, and social and emotional skills they need to be free, successful, contributing members of the New Orleans community. Our work at Travis Hill NOLA includes the Travis Hill Schools and the Welcoming Project. 


At the Travis Hill Schools, located inside of the City’s juvenile detention center and adult jail, we provide teens and young adults with a top notch education that is relevant, meaningful and designed to help students re-engage with school, both while detained and upon release.  


Upon release, we embrace Travis Hill students through the Welcoming Project, our transition support and community engagement initiative.  At the Welcoming Project we surround students with a team of caring adults, help them develop and pursue a passion, and offer unrelenting support and care for up to five years. 


At Travis Hill NOLA, we see our students as fully worthy of our collective embrace; young people who, with love and support, will make the great city of New Orleans even better, now and in the future.  


The Travis Hill NOLA is run by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS). CEEAS is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving schools in juvenile and criminal justice facilities across the nation.  The first Travis Hill School opened in August 2016 at the Youth Study Center (YSC). In late August 2017, we opened the Travis Hill School at the Orleans Justice Center (OJC). We started the Welcoming Project in the fall of 2018. Additional information about CEEAS and Travis Hill NOLA is available at our websites, and


Position Description

The Volunteer and Community Resource Coordinator plays a critical role supporting our students.  The primary function of this position is to recruit, train and support volunteers who will serve as mentors (‘Champions’) with the Welcoming Project, both individually and by establishing relationships with likely volunteer pools, such alumni networks and affinity organizations. This position will also coordinate volunteer opportunities at the Travis Hill School campuses. In addition, the Coordinator will recruit and support volunteers for former Travis Hill School students who are held in adult correctional or juvenile facilities across the state.  And lastly, this position will help to develop partnerships with local organizations that can extend the range of opportunities we can offer our Fellows (including university partners, governmental agencies, and community-based organizations).

The Coordinator will communicate regularly with individuals and community organizations in order to manage volunteer recruitment and develop relationships with relevant community organizations for partnerships. The overall goal of this position is to coordinate outreach to and support of volunteers and nonprofit organizations interested in supporting our students--while they are detained, when they return home, or if they are sentenced to the state adult or youth correctional facilities.  


Primary Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Conducting outreach to volunteers and community organizations 

  • Planning and spreading the word about volunteer opportunities by attending events, leveraging social media and hosting information sessions

  • Nurturing relationships with potential partners to help them develop and become sustaining

  • Maintaining a working database of potential and active volunteers and partner organizations

  • Developing and facilitating training and onboarding for volunteers and community groups

  • Developing and maintaining a high level of communication and positive relationships with stakeholders

  • Responding promptly and professionally to all inquiries

  • Managing administrative assignments effectively and with a high level of professionalism and integrity

  • Modeling and contributing to a culture built on hope and high expectations for achievement

  • Building positive, lasting relationships with Fellows, families, and volunteers

  • Understanding and committing to what it means to be part of a start-up program, and to what it means to work with students who are being released from confinement, including taking on roles and functions that extend beyond those of your listed job responsibilities 


Desirable Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Ability to maintain goals and priorities in dealing with varying challenges

  • Ability to be flexible in working with people and organizations of different viewpoints

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to build rapport with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Comfort with public speaking and facilitating group conversations and discussions

  • Highly organized and self-motivated

  • Highly proficient with Google Docs, Sheets and Forms and comfortable working with and learning other software and social media communication tools

  • Ability to self-reflect and ask for help

  • Firm belief that all students have strengths and talents and that it is our responsibility to help students find these and use them to address weaknesses or overcome fears

  • Embrace and nurture a culture that requires all staff to create an environment filled with hope and high expectations, where Fellows will radically improve their academic, employment and socio-emotional skills

  • Possess an unrelenting belief that all students can achieve and succeed

Salary and Benefits

CEEAS offers Travis Hill NOLA staff a competitive salary and benefits package on par with local nonprofits based in the New Orleans metropolitan area.   Our salaries are on par with local schools and nonprofit organizations.  CEEAS offers a Simple IRA plan for all staff, and provides a 3% employer contribution once staff has worked for six months. CEEAS provides health care coverage for all staff and covers approximately 80% of the monthly premiums and 50% for dependents of employees. 


This position is a 12 month, full-time position, that runs through the summer. 





​CEEAS is an equal opportunity employer.  We believe that a diverse staff is a better staff.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply to work with us at Travis Hill NOLA.


For additional information about CEEAS and Travis Hill NOLA,
please visit our website at


Effective: October 7, 2019

Volunteer and Community Resource Coordinator

 Travis Hill NOLA: The Travis Hill Schools and the Welcoming Project