College Directions Program Counselor (CDP Counselor)


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/03/2018

Address

3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Bronx
NY
10463
United States

Description

Reports to: College Directions Assistant Director


Hours: 35 hours per week


Classification: Non-Exempt


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individualized retention services, including outreach, case management, and counseling for CDP alumni to help troubleshoot issues that may prevent students from continuing successfully in their post-secondary environments. 


  • Maintain collaborative relationships with community agencies, colleges, and support programs/functions on college campuses in order to effectively advocate for CDP alum as they navigate their transition into college.  


  • Forge relationships with current year seniors in order to set goals for successful transition to, and completion of, their first year in college.


  • Support specialty partnerships with staff at ELLIS High School, Bronx Theatre High School, and College Access Research and Action (CARA) as needed/assigned by Coordinator. 


  • Provide task supervision for the KHCC-CARA Youth Leaders as needed. 


  • Research, plan and implement CDP bridge activities such as workshops and events (primarily during the summer months and school breaks) for program alum, both in-house and outside the center at linked agencies/schools. 


  • Stay informed about changes and developments in the college access and retention community, including the statewide CUNY/SUNY system, financial aid/ scholarships, and special programs for low-income students (e.g. EOP, HEOP, etc.); attend CACNY meetings and sub-committees.


  • Coordinate the creation of mentoring relationships between current year seniors and CDP alumni who attend the schools that seniors will be attending. 


  • Oversee consistent and detailed tracking of CDP alumni using the College Student Clearinghouse, and other in-house data collection tools as needed. 


  • Attend agency wide and outside meetings and trainings as needed.


Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of the College Board SAT exam and experience providing SAT tutoring.


  • Experience with Google Docs, Microsoft Excel and basic knowledge of data analysis and creating charts.



Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required


  • Bilingual Spanish encouraged to apply


  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with teens in a group setting


  • Strong specialty knowledge of the college advisement and retention process


  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Ability to work independently and as a team player


  • 1-9 daily work schedule; Flexibility with earlier or later hours for outside meetings/training


  • Current NYS Driver’s license and ability/willingness to drive 15 passenger van


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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

mdelgado@khcc-nyc.org

Please send your resumes to Marlene Delgado: mdelgado@khcc-nyc.org or Derwin Greene: dgreene@khcc-nyc.org


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