New Jersey Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




Jersey City
New Jersey
United States


Company Description

America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development. ANY operates in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California. Visit to learn more information.

Position Description

America Needs You – New Jersey was launched in 2012. The New Jersey Program includes 20 Saturday workshops and several additional transfer support sessions and program events per year. This local site delivers professional development workshops to two classes of 50-60 Fellows (ambitious, first-generation college students) and their Mentor Coaches (accomplished young professionals). The New Jersey team works with national staff on curriculum design and development, provides holistic support to Fellows and recruits a new class of Fellows and Mentor Coaches each year.

As Program Coordinator, you will serve as a main point of contact for Fellows and Mentor Coaches. You will provide holistic support to Fellows, including counseling Fellows through personal, academic, and professional challenges and helping them source and secure internships. The ideal candidate will have experience providing case management or academic/career advisement to college-aged students, will be highly-organized and will enjoy public speaking, multi-tasking and team collaboration.


  • Contribute to the execution of workshops through content delivery, large and small group facilitation, registration and set up
  • Provide holistic support to Fellows and Mentor Coaches on a variety of topics:
  • Professional development, including successfully building and maintaining professional relationships and obtaining internships
  • Academic advisement, including study skills, time management and leveraging on-campus resources
  • Transfer advisement, including helping students prepare to transfer from community colleges to bachelor-degree-granting schools
  • Financial planning, including directing Fellows to resources to help them obtain financial aid, plan for the future and make critical financial decisions
  • Personal issues, including crisis prevention and intervention, confidence-building and interpersonal coaching
  • Internship sourcing and support

  • Lead social media updates and strategy for the site
  • Assist with program surveys and data and outcomes updating and tracking
  • Support Fellows’ and Mentor Coaches’ program performance through data entry and analysis, tracking program standing, attendance, retention and supporting relationship development
  • Conduct Fellow recruitment, application review and selection including recruitment presentations, evaluating and selecting applicants and running successful interview days
  • Manage Fellow Leadership Council
  • Additional projects and duties as determined by the New Jersey team


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Experience providing case management to adolescents and/or academic/career/financial aid advisement to college students
  • Superb public speaking and facilitation skills
  • Experience teaching or training youth and adults (experience working with college-aged youth preferred; knowledge of first-generation population a plus)
  • Detailed-oriented and able to multi-task
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong listening and mediation skills, with a high level of empathy and ability to create a culture of accountability
  • Seeks continuous improvement and feedback
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, data-driven environment with a start-up feel
  • Ability to work effectively through remote communication with a national team
  • Strong interest in and willingness to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • High level of energy and commitment
  • As ANY workshops are held on Saturdays, this position will require flexibility and willingness to work nontraditional work hours

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to (subject line: NJ Program Coordinator – Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be considered without a cover letter. No phone calls please.