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College and Career Advisor - CAS

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 Organization Overview

For more than two decades, Comprehensive Youth Development has helped to transform the lives of New York City’s young people by empowering them to create rewarding futures for themselves and their families. Comprehensive Youth Development is a nonprofit that provides a range of services to youth ages 14-24 to help them complete high school and succeed in college, advanced training and the workplace. We serve more than 4,000 young people annually at our three partner schools, Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School, The High School for Health Professions and Human Services, and City-As-School, as well as the Career Academy at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, our post-secondary program.


About City-As-School

City-as-School High School is a 600-student transfer high school that offers a nontraditional pathway to graduation for older, under-credited students ages 17-21. Students spend half the week in the classroom and the other half in internships related to their schoolwork.


Job Description

This is a dynamic position that includes individual advising, group work facilitation, classroom teaching, project management, and developing strategies to continue improving our delivery of college and career services. 

  • Manage a caseload of seniors to provide one-on-one and group advisement on CUNY, SUNY, and Private/Out-of-State school lists and applications, financial aid applications, vocational options and college/career matriculation.
  • Maintain knowledge and relationships with and of CUNY, SUNY, and Private School admissions, SAT/ACT testing requirements, Opportunity programs, and FAFSA and TAP processes to assist students and families in making educated decisions about college.
  • Plan and implement college and career related events including but not limited to college fairs, college trips, representative visits, CUNY workshops, college info sessions, career options, etc.
  • Collaborate with Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, and Teachers regarding student information and service delivery.
  • Meet with Site Director biweekly and team biweekly and provide updates, challenges, and goals.
  • Track all student interactions and outcomes by complying with all data management protocols on a daily and weekly basis.


Position Requirements

CYD is looking for a candidate who will thrive in a structured, deadline driven, and highly motivated (and fun) college office. We are seeking an individual who also has the following:

  • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution in relevant field required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in providing college and career services (at least one year) with a desire and commitment to a career in the college and career access field
  • Knowledge of CUNY/SUNY, the college admissions process and components, and financial aid systems (FAFSA, TAP, CSS, Dream Act, etc.)
  • Knowledge of career and vocational opportunities in the NYC area
  • Experience in urban schools and/or community based educational organizations required.
  • Strong facilitation skills in small and large group settings a must
  • The ability and desire to work with a diverse student population, including immigrant and undocumented students, ideally with a social justice lens
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, sense of humor, patience, and creativity
  • Flexible and resourceful team player – must enjoy working on a team!
  • Attention to detail and proven organizational skills required 
  • Must have computer proficiency in Google Suites (Drive, Slides, Forms, Sheets), and Zoom (or similar virtual platforms) – knowledge on Google Classroom a plus!

Please note that New York City will require all Department of Education employees to have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September 27, 2021.

 Organization Overview

For more than two decades, Comprehensive Youth Development has helped to transform the lives of New York City’s young people by empowering them to create rewarding futures for themselves and their families…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 45,000 - USD 55,000Based on experience

Benefits

Health and Dental, Eye, and 403b plan, Transitcheck

Health and Dental, Eye, and 403b plan, Transitcheck

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Email a one page resume and a separate cover letter to hratcyd@gmail.com with subject line “CAS College and Career Advisor - [LAST NAME]” as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Email a one page resume and a separate cover letter to hratcyd@gmail.com with subject line “CAS College and Career Advisor - [LAST NAME]” as soon as possible. Applications will be…

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