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Assistant Program Coordinator

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Futures and Options
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New York, NY
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Published 19 days ago

Organization Overview: 

Since 1995, Futures and Options has empowered New York City's underserved youth to explore careers through career development and paid, mentored internships. We reach out to teens at a formative time of their lives, guiding them to further their education and become contributing citizens. Our model program enables New York's underserved youth to gain much-needed access to the economic mainstream, work-readiness training and support from caring adults. At the same time, businesses are connected to a pipeline of promising, motivated and diverse young interns. Our flagship programs include:

·       The Internship Program provides paid, mentored internships and career development workshops to high school juniors and seniors. Students acquire hands-on professional experience, gaining entry to small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and multinational corporations.

·       Career Essentials provides basic preparation for the work world as well as the opportunity for students to practice and improve their interpersonal and communication skills and learn workplace etiquette. The program also includes career exploration activities and field trips.


Ancillary programs include:

·       College Guidance offers group workshops to prepare high school students for the college application and selection process.

·       High School Success Program is open to high school alumni and continues to build their networks while maintaining their work-readiness skills through career development workshops and events.

·       College Success Program pairs Futures and Options’ alumni in their freshman year of college with young professional mentors and offers college alumni opportunities to attend events focused on networking, career exploration and work-readiness skills.


Job Description:

Futures and Options is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Assistant Program Coordinator to work closely with our team to provide opportunities for underserved high school youth. Our program team works to expose students to meaningful professional careers and provide the business community with an experienced, educated and diverse young workforce. The Assistant Program Coordinator will bring an understanding of the principles and practices of positive youth development and education, and will help students gain critical work-readiness skills that will prepare them for future professional and academic opportunities.

 

Key Responsibilities:

The Assistant Program Coordinator will provide support to the Futures and Options’ program team in the following areas:

  • Maintaining a network of partner schools and community-based organizations.
  • Recruiting middle and high school students for the various Futures and Options career development programs, which serve students of different skill levels and career interests.
  • Reviewing student applications and conducting interviews to select candidates for the career development programs.
  • Matching students to jobs that align with their abilities and career interests; preparing students for their internship interviews through resume feedback and interview coaching; working with supervisors to arrange interns' work schedules; and monitoring interns' progress through communication with on-site supervisors and interns.
  • Preparing and facilitating career development and work-readiness workshops for Futures and Options' programs.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with each program participant.
  • Implementing career development and exploration activities, e.g., panels, mentoring programs, and other enrichment activities.
  • Collecting program data according to program deadlines.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; at least 1 year of work experience in education, human services, social services, youth development, workforce development, or a related field preferred.
  • Background in education and specific experience with educational principles strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with students in a group setting; experience with high school students preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely until the organization transitions back to our on-site location in the Financial District
  • Strong commitment to the mission of Futures and Options.
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity: a strong role model for youth.
  • Experience developing relationships with youth of different backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to both work independently and collaborate with a dynamic team.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Comfortable in a fast‐paced, constantly changing, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint skills.


How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to wmayo@futuresandoptions.org with “Assistant Program Coordinator” as the subject line. 

No phone calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Final candidates are subject to a background check. Futures and Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Organization Overview: 

Since 1995, Futures and Options has empowered New York City's underserved youth to explore careers through career development and paid, mentored internships. We reach out to teens at a formative time of their lives…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
120 Broadway, Suite 1019, New York, NY 10271

How to Apply

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to wmayo@futuresandoptions.org with “Assistant Program Coordinator” as the subject line. 

No phone calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Final candidates are subject to a background check. Futures and Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to wmayo@futuresandoptions.org with “Assistant Program Coordinator” as the subject line. 

No phone calls. Only those candidates…

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