337 Alexander Avenue
YABC is a small, academically rigorous, full-time New York City Department of Education program designed to re-engage high school students who are over-age and under-credited or have dropped out of high school. East Side House, Inc. is directly responsible for the administration of the program’s Learning-to-Work Program, which enhances the academic component by offering additional academic support, career and education exploration, work preparation, skills development, and internships.
Under the direct supervision of the School Director and School Principal, the College and Career Coordinator will work with the Guidance Counselors, Advisors, and other staff to support students in supplemental programs and services.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following key activities:
- Develop a system for helping advisors support student progress (i.e. offering information about a students’ financial aid status throughout the process.)
- Educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising students and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely (Facilitate College Workshops two times per week for students.)
- Meeting with students, individually and in groups, to talk about the college process and individual college choices.
- Meeting with college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitating meetings between college representatives and our students. The College and Career Coordinator also serves as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
- Administering the College Counseling Office budget and purchasing, maintaining, and sharing information on colleges, college guides, scholarships, financial aid, and paying for college.
- Keeping track of admission decisions, statistics, and making a report to the Program Director.
- Being aware of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations: the College Board, the National Association of College Admission Counselors, etc.
- Coordinate College field trips relevant to our student population
- Host two College Fairs, two financial aid seminars, and two overnight College tours per school year
- Solicit, develop and cultivate internship and/or job opportunities within the community including use of cold calls and visits to employers.
- Establish liaisons with corporate and nonprofit organizations for identification of employment and internship opportunities, and to provide workshops and mentoring opportunities for students including coordination with other community youth employment assistance programs.
- Provide direct support for the Director in areas of staff management and development
- Maintain ongoing contact with employers to learn of new internship and/or employment needs as well as problems arising from existing placements.
- Maintain records of position vacancies and successful employment applications.
- Assist students in developing and achieving life/career goals that are assessed throughout training and during career exploration.
- Assist students in job search, including resume and cover letter development, search strategies and interviewing skills.
- Maintain database tracking and reporting of each student’s progress and measurable outcomes including timely entry of case notes of weekly meetings and incidents, and employment.
- Prepare and present curriculum to students on job readiness and related topics; facilitate interactive Seminars.
- Actively participate in initiatives, affiliations, coalitions, etc. that pertain to East Side House’s mission.
- Participate in assigned staff development trainings.
- Actively participate in team and program meetings. Provide suggestions for program improvement and implementation.
- Assist Director in overseeing the creation of innovative and contextualized student learning experiences.
- Provide other program support functions as required.
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate:
- Excellent analytical skills, i.e.; be able to analyze problems presented by work and find practical solutions that produce good results.
- Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, including effective platform delivery.
- Extreme attention to detail in completion of paperwork.
- The ability to develop goals and objectives.
- Strong communications and leadership skills are essential.
- Coordinator should be computer literate and capable of hands on work in Microsoft Word / Word Perfect or similar word processing programs.
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
- Bachelor's degree in education, human services, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience with youth at risk and/or school setting
- Prior experience with counseling and/or groups
- Ability to work with a culturally diverse population
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, presentation and leadership skills. Demonstrated initiative, creativity, flexibility and follow-through
- Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
- Department of Education (DOE) Fingerprinting
1. Teamwork Orientation
2. Communication Proficiency
3. Customer/Client Focus
4. Time Management/Ability to meet deadlines/Arrive to work on time
5. Organization of records, emails and documents
6. Some Autonomy and follow through on all tasks
Position Type and Expected Hours of work:
- This is a full-time position. Work Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 1:00-9:00 PM, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM on Fridays, during summer and any weekday classes are not in session. Maintain flexible hours and work days, some overnight trips required. Work days/hours subject to change based on ESH’s needs.
Must manage all program operations as an interim supervisor when the Program Director is out of the office.
Business casual. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
Minimal travel is expected for this position.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is generally a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.
Send Resume and Cover Letter via email to:
To be considered for a position, email resume to Jobshrg@eastsidehouse.org . Please be sure to reference Job Title in the subject line of your email. Please submit cover letter and resume as an attachment in a Word document or PDF format only. Due to the volume of resumes received, no calls or faxes regarding submission will be returned. Your resume will only be routed correctly and considered, if all instructions above are met.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
ESH encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Send Resume and Cover Letter via email to:
To be considered for a position, email resume to Jobshrg@eastsidehouse.org. Please be sure to reference Job Title in the subject line of your email. Please submit cover letter and resume as an attachment in a Word document or PDF format only. Due to the volume of resumes received, no calls or faxes regarding submission will be returned. Your resume will only be routed correctly and considered, if all instructions above are met.