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Student Services Manager

Posted by
Year Up
Austin, TX
Published 21 days ago

Please note this role is hybrid and based out of Austin, TX.


The Student Services Manager will report directly to the Program Director and will provide professional support services to prospective and current Year Up students. The Student Services Manager is responsible for monitoring and supporting students' success throughout the program by assessing external readiness factors and intervening as appropriate to assist with barrier mitigation and reduction. This role includes direct case management support of students, building internal program capacity for student services, and expanding access to external resources for delivering counseling and related social services.

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced social work professional who thrives in fast-paced, dynamic environments. You will be skilled at working in a multidisciplinary setting while also being comfortable testing new infrastructure, providing feedback, and participating in conversations about program growth and how to best support our students and interns. In addition, you will maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and ethics, and possess an ability to communicate with and relate to diverse audiences.

In keeping with Year Up values, the Student Services Manager will also have the opportunity to interact with students as a coach, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment, with trust among students, staff and site leaders.


Program Enrollment and On-boarding

  • Participate in prospective student engagement activities to identify students who will be successful in the Year Up program
  • Conduct one-on-one interviews and assessments of prospective students to assess readiness and Year Up's ability to support them through the program
  • Conduct Onboarding Student Support Plan interviews and written plans for conditionally accepted students
  • Collaborate with site-based staff to address student needs and barriers by sourcing community supports and referring students to resources (e.g. healthcare, childcare, legal representation)
  • Other duties as assigned

Direct Services

  • Build relationships with students through individual meetings, group sessions, and by being a visible presence on site and/or virtually
  • Provide one-on-one crisis intervention to assess student and intern needs, stabilize, and provide a Barrier Reduction Support Plan connecting students to appropriate available resources
  • Document student/intern interactions, case management work and referrals in the organization's database tracking system
  • Develop and facilitate supportive or psycho-educational and community resource groups (e.g. benefits enrollment, wellness, life skills, prevention groups) as needed
  • Program Development and Functional Team Support
  • Participate actively as a member of the Students Services team, contributing ideas and recommendations for improving programming and processes based on student needs and staff experiences
  • Manage Student Services interns (BSW, MSW) supporting the site, and direct their work as needed. Provide supervision for licensure as needed
  • Represent Student Services in weekly site level meetings to discuss the progress of students and interns, and to develop interventions and provide direction, as appropriate
  • Serve as a consult for staff as they support students and interns through Program
  • Make recommendations to the Year Up STS team to strengthen partnerships for student support services offered on-site and off-site

Partnership Development & Capacity Building

  • Initiate and manage the building of new relationships with community-based organizations and social service agencies to address student needs. Develop, steward, and enhance existing relationships
  • Make recommendations to Year Up Student Services team, site leadership, and college partners to improve collaborative experiences for the student support services offered on-site and off-site

Site Team/Learning Community Member

  • Serve as a member of a learning community (LC), supporting student programming and program facilitation on a weekly basis
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings and complete LC required tasks
  • Develop supportive and trusting relationships with students and act as a tertiary level of support for all students by consistently interacting with the learning community programmatic activities


  • 2-4 years of experience preferred, specifically as an advocate or case manager for historically underserved and disenfranchised individuals, particularly young adults
  • Master of Social Work degree from an accredited school of social work is strongly preferred (the ability to secure the SIFI certification is required in order to manage Student Services MSW interns)
  • Knowledge and understanding of crisis intervention protocols and modalities
  • An existing network of contacts within, and extensive knowledge of the social services resources available in the local region
  • History of cultivating relationships and building alliances with agencies and schools
  • Proficient in professional case management documentation with skills in creating support plans and capturing clear written case notes
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to connect with people from a variety of lived experiences
  • Experience with facilitation and instruction in group environments
  • Uphold company core values in all interactions
  • A proven passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults-no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country-a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults; and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up's intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 35,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.


Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity:

As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.

Please note this role is hybrid and based out of Austin, TX.


The Student Services Manager will report directly to the Program Director and will provide professional support services to prospective and current Year Up students. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
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    August 19, 2022
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Austin, TX, United States

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