Academic & Career Counselor

Job Type

Full Time




45 Wadsworth Avenue
New York
United States



Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 that has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 120 staff members serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs, and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs through comprehensive crisis intervention services. With their crises resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families to self-sufficiency.


  • Our Legal Services, Social Services, and Weatherization programs meet community members’ basic needs including housing, income, nutrition and health.
  • Our Community Organizing program empowers groups of residents to collectively secure longer term and larger scale improvements to their own basic needs.
  • Our Education & Career Services program imparts individual community members with the practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures.



Job Title:  Academic & Career Counselor

Department: Education & Career Services

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: Main Office: 45 Wadsworth Avenue, NY, NY 10033

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt





This is a direct service position working with young adult candidates (participants) between the ages of 17 and 24 engaged in programs within NMIC’s Youth Career Services Portfolio.




  • Actively participate in candidate screening, eligibility determination, intake, assessment and enrollment.
  • Manage a caseload of young adults (17-24) during the orientation, work experience/training and follow-up phases of a work readiness training program.
  • Assist in marketing material distribution.
  • Meet with enrolled candidates one-on-one to develop individual service plans, set goals and plan engagement in educational, internship, employment and occupational skills training programs.
  • Conduct bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with candidates to review progress towards stated goals and to address their needs and challenges.
  • Conduct follow-up, including home visits, to ensure regular candidate engagement and attendance during the orientation and work experience/training phases of programming.
  • Connect candidates with referral resources to meet their needs, including professional attire, housing, medical services or other social services.
  • Identify advanced skills training, secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities that meet candidates’ needs for post-program placements.
  • Conduct regular worksite monitoring site visits to internship sites.
  • Assist candidates’ transition to follow-up services.
  • Update and maintain candidate records including participation/attendance and case notes in various databases.
  • Facilitate assigned workshops across youth programming and intake testing across all education and career services programming as assigned.
  • Participate in unit, departmental and agency meetings as required.
  • Attend all assigned trainings and external meetings.

Additional related responsibilities may be assigned.




  • BA in human services, social work or a related field.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in workforce development, education and/or youth development strongly preferred.
  • Superb organizational, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to motivate young adults and forge strong relationships is essential.




NMIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in terms of qualifications. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.




NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; paid time off including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



Please submit the following to Sara Chapman, Director, at with the job title in the subject line:


  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Salary requirements


All attachments should be in Word or PDF form. No phone calls, please.