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High School Program Coordinator

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This role is hybrid and requires some in-person youth development work, including occasional weekends; proof of vaccine is required.

HPAC is seeking a motivated High School Coordinator to provide support to HPAC Scholars as they achieve milestones in their education by engaging individually and as a group with Scholars in grades 9 through 11. HPAC’s High School programming is focused on three pillars:

·      College and Career Mentoring: Students meet one Saturday each month for either a fun activity exploring New York City (bowling, museums, etc.) or for a grade-specific workshop as part of our progressive college and career readiness curriculum. Adult mentors from various sectors join both activities, supporting the students’ exploratory work, sharing their own experiences, and enjoying activities.

·      Individualized Monthly Support: Students check in monthly with Coordinator to ensure benchmarks are met and identify additional supports.

·      Summer Experiences: HPAC believes strongly that summer engagement through work or extracurricular activities supports students’ growth, particularly when they are out of their comfort zone. HPAC Scholars participate in a variety of programs, such as Summer Search, Kenyon Young Writers, and Syracuse Early College. 

Responsibilities

The High School Coordinator’s role tracks the three main pillars of our program, with additional responsibilities as noted:

·      8th Grade Transition to High School (5%)

·      Coordinator will support approximately 8-12 8th graders complete their high school applications in November-December, ensuring that their ranked public school choices are competitive and aligned with their interests. Coordinator will support applications to private and catholic schools as necessary.

·      Individualized Monthly Support (25%)

o  Coordinator will maintain communication with all enrolled high school scholars (50-60) through bi-weekly group emails detailing opportunities.

o  Connect via meeting, call, or text with each student monthly.

o  Maintain notes in database of each connection with students.

o  Refer students to additional supports as necessary, such tutoring, after school enrichment programs, or the Family Project.

·      Mentoring Program (40%)

o  Recruit and train adult mentors with team support in partnership with NYS Mentorship Initiative.

o  Coordinate all activities and workshops, continually adapting and improving our curriculum and finding engaging group activities (see attached workshop topics).

o  Plan monthly workshop or outing, including all student and mentor communication.

o  Complete all administrative tasks necessary.

·      Summer Engagement Experiences (15%)

o  Maintain relationship with key program partners to ensure HPAC students are accepted into programs.

o  Provide students with all necessary information, application support, and program preparation for successful application and program participation. 

o  Work with students to find appropriate summer experiences that match their interests and skills.

o  Provide ongoing check-ins throughout the summer to ensure student positive experiences.

·      Administrative Support (10%)

o  Support the recruitment process for high school students, including returning students, scholars, and Mighty Quills. Ensuring that all enrollment forms are completed.

o  Provide administrative support for the Director of Programs in renewing student high school tuition scholarships during June and July.

o  Make sure that database notes are up to date for use in scholarship decision making.

We are looking for someone who is:

·      Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, education or related degree required

·      Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred

·      At least two years’ experience working with families and children; experience in urban communities preferred

·      Compassionate towards the children and families we serve, as well as his or her colleagues

·      Great at building meaningful relationships with various stakeholders such as parents, school administrators, and community members

·      Strong networking abilities

·      Extremely organized and detail-oriented

·      Creative and a problem solver that shows good judgment

·      A strong and effective communicator who is comfortable conveying information verbally, in written form, and electronically

·      Capable of creating and documenting systems and processes

·      Is well-versed in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.) and Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.)

This role is hybrid and requires some in-person youth development work, including occasional weekends; proof of vaccine is required.

HPAC is seeking a motivated High School Coordinator to provide support to HPAC Scholars as they achieve…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 5, 2021

Salary

$19-$21/hour pending educational background and experience.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Location

On-site
1231 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474, United States

How to Apply

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Jill Roche Gomez, Executive Director gomez@hpac10474.org. Please note High School Coordinator in the subject line.

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Jill Roche Gomez, Executive Director gomez@hpac10474.org. Please note High School Coordinator in the subject line.

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