College Directions Program Counselor

  • Bronx, NY, US

Please email your resume and cover letter to Marlene Delgado at mdelgado@khcc-nyc.org.

Employment is subject to positive clerances set forth by DOE or OCFS fingerprint clearance, statewide center register and staff exclusion list.

Application deadline March 27, 2017

Position: College Directions Program Counselor

Reports to: College Directions Program Coordinator

Hours: 20 hours per week

Classification: Non-Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individualized retention services, including outreach, case management, and counseling for CDP alumni to help troubleshoot issues that may prevent students from continuing successfully in their post-secondary environments.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with community agencies, colleges, and support programs/functions on college campuses in order to effectively advocate for CDP alum as they navigate their transition into college.
  • Forge relationships with current year seniors in order to set goals for successful transition to, and completion of, their first year in college.
  • Support specialty partnerships with staff at ELLIS High School, Bronx Theatre High School, and College Access Research and Action (CARA) as needed/assigned by Coordinator.
  • Provide task supervision for the KHCC-CARA Youth Leaders as needed.
  • Research, plan and implement CDP bridge activities such as workshops and events (primarily during the summer months and school breaks) for program alum, both in-house and outside the center at linked agencies/schools.
  • Stay informed about changes and developments in the college access and retention community, including the statewide CUNY/SUNY system, financial aid/ scholarships, and special programs for low-income students (e.g. EOP, HEOP, etc.); attend CACNY meetings and sub-committees.
  • Coordinate the creation of mentoring relationships between current year seniors and CDP alumni who attend the schools that seniors will be attending.
  • Oversee consistent and detailed tracking of CDP alumni using the College Student Clearinghouse, and other in-house data collection tools as needed.

Attend agency wide and outside meetings and trainings as needed.

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of the College Board SAT exam and experience providing SAT tutoring.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and basic knowledge of data analysis and creating charts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Bilingual Spanish encouraged to apply
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with teens in a group setting
  • Strong specialty knowledge of the college advisement and retention process
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 1-9 daily work schedule; Flexibility with earlier or later hours for outside meetings/training
  • Current NYS Driver's license and ability/willingness to drive 15 passenger van

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  • 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
    Bronx, NY, US 10463
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  • Application deadline:

    March 27, 2017

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