Assistant Director of College and Academic Services

Job Type

Full Time




121 6th Avenue
New York
New York
United States


The goal of The University Settlement and Door’s Career and Education Services Department is to support young in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment. Programs within the Career and Education Services Department (CareerED) are designed to help young people, who are in school and out-of-school and out-of work, to assess, set, and obtain their educational and career goals. CareerED services specifically allow a young person to craft a personalized life plan defining the steps he/she will take to achieve those goals while developing the necessary skills for future life success and independence.  

In this capacity, the Assistant Director of College and Academic Services will be responsible for managing the University of New York Talent Search program at The Door, which includes supervising all college advisors and oversight of day to day operations for our college access and success services at our partnership Talent Search high schools, The Door, and related collaborative projects between The Door and University Settlement and within The Door, including Bridge To College. Talent Search seeks to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school or equivalent and enroll in post-secondary education institutions of their choice. In this role, the Assistant Director of College and Academic Services will develop and maintain relationships with administrators at local high schools, school districts, post-secondary institutions, TRIO partners, and college access consortiums. They will monitor college access and retention service delivery, oversee the development of tutoring and mentoring programming in the Resource Center, and ensure that young people in Talent Search receive appropriate services based on their individual needs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Human Services or related field required. Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in college access or success required.
  • Prior supervisory experience required
  • Deep knowledge of college application and financial aid procedures and best practices in college readiness, including familiarity with the CUNY and SUNY systems
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new partnerships and/or enhance existing partnerships 
  • “Whatever It Takes” attitude to get young people to succeed in high school and college
  • Knowledgeable of and able to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Commitment to social, economic and racial justice and sensitivity to the needs of diverse low-income adolescents of color, many from vulnerable populations (foster-care, homeless, undocumented, court-involved)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong computer skills required
  • Superior organizational and project management skills
  • Creativity and initiative
  • Personal accountability for results and ability to inspire same in a team
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French or Mandarin strongly preferred

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree