America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development. ANY operates in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California. Visit www.americaneedsyou.org to learn more information.
The New York site runs 20 Saturday workshops per year, along with providing case management support for Fellows and Mentor Coaches and recruiting a new class of 100 pairs each year. The Program Coordinator is responsible for providing holistic support to Fellows, including counseling Fellows through personal, academic, and professional challenges. The Program Coordinator is expected to stay in close contact with Fellows by phone and in-person meetings and to plan, facilitate and provide logistical support during workshops. The ideal candidate will have experience providing case management or academic/career advisement to college-aged students, will be highly-organized and enjoy public speaking, managing multiple projects and team collaboration.
- Providing case management to Fellows on a variety of topics, including:
- Professional development, including successfully building and maintaining professional relationships and obtaining internships
- Academic advisement, including study skills, time management and leveraging on-campus resources
- Transfer advisement, including helping students prepare to transfer from community colleges to bachelor-degree-granting schools
- Financial planning, including directing Fellows to resources to help them obtain financial aid, plan for the future and make critical financial decisions
- Personal issues, including crisis prevention and intervention, confidence-building and interpersonal coaching
- Working with the Volunteer Manager to support Mentor Coach performance and successful mentoring relationships
- Planning and delivering workshops, including curriculum tailoring and workshop preparation, assisting with registration and set-up, delivering content, and facilitating group discussions
- Supporting Fellows’ program performance, including tracking program standing and attendance, and creating and tracking program improvement plans when necessary
- Recruiting and selecting new Fellows, as part of the New York team, including creating and managing the online application system and evaluating and selecting applicants
- Holding dismissal or rematch hearings as necessary
- Supporting curriculum development, optimization, and finalization
- Additional projects and duties as determined by the New York team
Skills and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree is required
- Experience providing case management to adolescents and/or academic/career/financial aid advisement to college students
- Superb public speaking and facilitation skills
- Experience teaching or training youth and adults (experience working with college-aged youth preferred; knowledge of first-generation population a plus)
- Detailed-oriented and able to manage multiple projects
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong listening and mediation skills, with a high level of empathy and ability to create a culture of accountability
- Seeks continuous improvement and feedback
- Ability to work in a fast paced, data-driven environment with a start-up feel
- Strong interest in and willingness to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
- Microsoft Office proficiency
- High level of energy and commitment
- As ANY workshops are held on Saturdays, this position will require flexibility and willingness to work nontraditional work hours. Employees earn a day off during the week to compensate for a Saturday workday.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com(subject line: NY Program Coordinator – Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be considered without a cover letter. No phone calls please.