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JOB DESCRIPTION: Youth Coach - BridgeUP -- (FULL TIME/ EXEMPT)

About BridgeUP

BridgeUP is a network of programs that provide comprehensive and long-term support to youth from low-income and underrepresented communities with the intention of making a transformative impact on their lives. Programs within the BridgeUP Network are designed to support NYC teens reach their academic and developmental potential. In addition to the academic support, mentorship, and networking opportunities offered through these programs, BridgeUP encourages all of its youth to explore and pursue activities that spark their interests.

Two of the network’s more comprehensive programs, BridgeUP: CORE and BridgeOUT (herein, “The Programs”) are located at a parochial high school in the South Bronx, NY, and work in tandem to support their Scholars as they develop the skills, confidence, and mindset necessary to become innovative agents of change in their own lives and communities.

BridgeUP: CORE is a comprehensive college/post-secondary readiness program that uses a holistic and highly customized approach to support NYC teens reach their academic and developmental potential. From the 9th grade through high school graduation, BridgeUP provides its Scholars with long-term mentorship, academic support, and access to engaging learning opportunities that develop one’s social-emotional competencies and fosters academic independence, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity.

BridgeOUT is BridgeUP’s newest program, designed to guide CORE’s rising Seniors, Parents, and Alumni as they navigate the vast landscape of post-secondary pathways and pursuits. In conjunction with school-based College Counselors, BridgeOUT will amplify the support geared towards creating a realistic and concrete post-secondary plan, and the “follow-through” necessary for our scholars to realize their academic and/or vocational goals.

Our Values

BridgeUP is grounded by a set of values and expectations that influence our beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. In turn, these beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors serve as a positive force that uplifts our community and maintains a culture of excellence. We are looking for individuals who share our values and are motivated to work with NYC Teens, delivering high-quality programming that aligns with the mission, vision, and culture of BridgeUP.

  • ACCOUNTABILITYWe take responsibility for our actions and we finish what we start.
  • CURIOSITYWe are open to new ideas, views, and experiences, and are willing to explore them.
  • MINDFULNESSWe focus on the now, without passing judgment on ourselves or others.
  • CAREWe empathize and act in service of our needs and those of others.
  • PERSISTENCEEquipped with a growth-mindset, we continue in pursuit of our goals by putting in the work, embracing challenges, learning from failure + Feedback, and pivoting along our path when necessary.

Primary Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Program Directors of BridgeUP: CORE and BridgeOUT, BridgeUP Youth Coaches play a pivotal role in cultivating an invaluable out-of-school time experience for our Scholars. Critical to the overall success of program implementation and outcomes, the Youth Coach position has two essential categories of responsibility: 1) Program preparation & delivery; and, 2) Individual Scholar planning & monitoring.

PROGRAM PREPARATION & DELIVERY:

  • Collaborate with BridgeUP Team members to oversee program space and ensure that it is welcoming and inspiring to youth, and serves as a functional learning environment with established daily operations & routines.
  • Recruit, hire, supervise, and manage tutors and/or volunteers/interns assigned to BridgeUP space by providing leadership, supervision, and strategic directives related to program responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with BridgeUP Team members to plan, prepare, and implement engaging learning activities/lessons that encourage inquiry, reinforce important academic concepts, and foster skill development in social-emotional learning, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
  • Plan, prepare, and offer workshops to Scholars and Parents (as needed) that cover a range of topics related to academic behaviors, post-secondary planning, Social Emotional Learning, etc.
  • Guide Scholars in long-term, group-based service projects informed by the Project-Based Learning framework.
  • Skillfully navigate Program’s values and practices as well as those of our parochial high school partners.
  • Coordinate program-related field trips and special events.

INDIVIDUAL SCHOLAR PLANNING & MONITORING:

  • Lead a cohort of 25 Scholars and maintain weekly notes regarding progress
  • Develop strong relationships to effectively serve as a liaison between Scholar, Parent(s), School staff, etc.
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences when scheduled, and/or needed.
  • Maintain weekly progress notes, assess student data (attendance, report cards, activities, etc.) continuously and, in consultation with Team, Scholar, Parent(s), and Teachers, provide meaningful interventions to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school on-time and to pursue an appropriate post-secondary plan (education, vocation, otherwise).
  • Participate in ongoing supervision, professional development and other staff trainings.
  • Coordinate with internal and external organizations and stakeholders, as needed.
  • Facilitate program evaluation and assessment.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Skills & Experience

  • Masters Degree preferred, minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field; Advanced knowledge in youth development, specific to teens from underrepresented communities;
  • 3-5 years experience working with adolescents in a formal/informal setting;
  • Self-starter with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and effectively manage a wide range of tasks/ projects;
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum/lesson writing and development;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Program;
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, optimism, integrity, and emotional intelligence;
  • Strong learning orientation; value, accept and incorporate direct feedback;
  • Commitment to working with adolescents from low-income communities within New York City;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Hours

  • 40 hours to be scheduled between Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-7:00pm; Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Evenings and weekends as required
  • Schedule subject to change

Work Environment

  • Parochial high school in South Bronx, NY
  • Shared working space with colleagues

Travel

  • Minimal travel throughout NYC (via public transportation for purposes of attending program-related events, meetings, etc.)
  • Potential opportunities for travel out of state and/or overnight(e.g., program retreats, college visits)

Compensation & Benefits:

BridgeUP offers a highly competitive salary along with comprehensive health benefits.

Start Date:

Applicants for the BridgeUP Youth Coach positions must be available to start immediately.

Disclaimer:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

*** All candidates are required to submit to a pre-employment background check. ***

For more information on BridgeUP, visit www.bridgeup.org.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $63,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

BridgeUP follows the COVID-19 guidance and precautions of New York State, our host institution, and partners. Staff and Students are all required to follow these safety measures, including wearing a mask and social distancing. Subject to change.

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location, on site.

Work Remotely:

  • No

JOB DESCRIPTION: Youth Coach - BridgeUP -- (FULL TIME/ EXEMPT)

About BridgeUP

BridgeUP is a network of programs that provide comprehensive and long-term support to youth from low-income and underrepresented communities with the intention of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    November 16, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
Salary
USD $60,000 - USD $63,000
/ year

Benefits

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Location

On-site
650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451, USA

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