Post-Secondary Advisory

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/24/2018

Address

231 Palmetto Street
Brooklyn
New York
11221
United States

Description

St. Nicks Alliance is a nonprofit, nonsectarian community-based organization founded in 1975 with the mission to serve as a catalyst to improve the quality of life of residents in North Brooklyn communities through its work in five main areas: housing, healthcare, workforce development, economic development, and youth and education. Established in 1994, the Youth and Education Division serves 3,000 youth and family member annually with a mission to enable young people to become lifelong learners and thrive as adults; youth engagement and input; and a sense of belonging and community.


The Post-Secondary Advisor for St. Nicks Alliance Division of Youth and Education Services works at our "Learning to Work" program in partnership with the Department of Education at Bushwick Community High School (BCHS). St. Nicks Alliance has joined the creative, supportive, and challenging environment of BCHS to assist the school in directing youth towards positive behaviors, re-engaging students as learners, and connecting young people with a positive academic and post-secondary plan for their future. The Learning to Work program provides internships, work readiness workshops, college preparation, social work services, and attendance support to over 200 students annually at this Transfer High School


Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:


College and Post-secondary Planning

●       Design and implement college and career readiness programming for students including college tours and

workshops

●       Collaborate with colleagues to infuse post-secondary readiness and self-efficacy across multiple facets of

school experience

●       Conduct financial aid/financial literacy/money management workshops related to the college process

●       Work collaboratively with school staff to arrange and participate in college tours and college fairs.

●       Provide 1:1 assistance with college exploration, application, financial aid, entrance exams, enrollment, and any

college-related needs; including post-secondary planning for students not interested in college

●       Track all college students through use of ETO and other databases, including application status and case

notes

●       Share relevant information with LTW team through case conferencing and individual communication


Attendance Outreach, Support, and Advocacy

●       Brainstorm and implement strategies to support the needs of the students

●       Lead and Promote Student Engagement and School Attachment

●       Refer students for social work or other services as needed


Other Duties

●       Attend necessary work-related events, trainings and meetings

●       Some nights and weekends if necessary

●       Meet regularly with Supervisor, LTW team, School administration & Staff

●       Collaborate with other teen programs around college-related programs and services


Position Requirements:

●       Bachelors degree, preferably in Education, Psychology, Social Work or related field

●       Minimum two years experience working with 17-21 year olds

●       Knowledge of youth development principles

●       Experience with lesson planning and group facilitation

●       Experience or familiarity with New York City Public School settings.

●       Strong youth engagement and assessment skills

●       Strong communication, decision-making and writing skills

●       Background knowledge on college application process, especially in NY area

●       Ability to work collaboratively with our DOE partner school and as part of a high functioning team of five staff members

●       Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and be proactive

●       A genuine enthusiasm for developing professional skills through training opportunities, observation, coaching

and feedback


To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to youthresumes@stnicksalliance.org with "Youth Resource Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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