Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.
Reporting to the Career Development Manager, the Post Secondary Success Coordinator should have demonstrated experience forming deep relationships with young adults and working with young adults that are pursuing a variety of post-secondary pathways including community college, trade school and workforce development programs. Additionally, the ideal candidate should be a collaborative individual with strong initiative and follow-up that seeks to support a diverse range of student profiles including academic, socio-emotional, and financial, etc. The candidate will play a key role in supporting the long-term planning and growth of DREAM's support of non-college post-secondary pathways for its alumni, and ensure program excellence as the program scales to serve nearly 1000 students over the next 10 years.
- Manage caseload of 75-100 Legends that are pursuing community college and non-college pathways by providing mentoring, academic support, career development, and social-emotional development support;
- Ensure milestones and regular one-on-one check-ins are accurately and efficiently tracked;
- Collaborate with team members to support Legends events (promotion to ensure high attendance, coordinating partnerships) including reunion events, workshops and mentoring/leadership events;
- Communicate Legends' needs with Career Development Manager to inform relationships with (non-college) post-secondary programs (including trade schools, certification courses, and workforce development programs) and share opportunities and resources with Legends to ensure successful matriculation and program completion;
- Collaborate with Dream Charter High School and non-college pathway programming to share opportunities and resources with students;
- Provide input on programming for Legends pursuing non-college pathways with Director of Post-Secondary Success to drive strategic initiatives;
- Maintain close relationships with key CUNY stakeholders by attending CUNY funded support programs, information sessions, grant-based opportunities etc.;
- Provide additional support, as needed to all DREAM after school and summer programs.
- Bachelor's degree required;
- At least two years of experience working in post-secondary success or case management;
- Experience within the CUNY/SUNY system and knowledge of associated support programs (ASAP, CD, etc), preferred;
- Demonstrated ability to form relationships with young adults;
- Strong case management skills;
- Knowledge and understanding of post-secondary success including academic, financial, and social/emotional considerations;
- Familiarity with college application and financial aid process, preferred;
- Experience in coordination, facilitation and program planning both in remote and in-person settings;
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and across departments;
- Experience with digital platforms including but not limited to Salesforce (or other CRM), Google Suite (Drive, Slides, Forms, Voice, etc) and Zoom (or similar video conferencing system);
- Ability to juggle multiple priorities;
- Bilingual (Spanish speaker) preferred.
- A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the belief that all students can succeed, and a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.
DREAM's VACCINATION POLICY
DREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.
From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.
Come dream with us.
All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.
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