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New York Program Director

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America Needs You
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New York, NY
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Published 27 days ago

Are you ready to directly impact the lives of first-generation college students and champion economic mobility for all?


About Us

Did you know that only 21% of low income, first-generation students in the U.S. graduate from college within six years? Those who do graduate have a median household income 27% lower than their peers. While there are a multitude of college access programs for high school seniors and job assistance programs for low-wage earners, there are few programs that ensure first-generation students stay in school and build the skills necessary to prepare for long-term careers. This is where America Needs You (ANY) comes in.


America Needs You (ANY) provides first-generation college students with transformative mentorship and intensive career development. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City with operations in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California, ANY delivers an impactful, standardized national Fellows program and curriculum that touches hundreds of students each year. ANY has ambitious growth goals to impact more students by growing our Fellows Program to serve 1,000 students annually and launching an entirely virtual program, FirstGenU, to serve thousands of additional students. Visit www.americaneedsyou.org to learn more information.


Position Description

The NY Program Director will be a key leader on the management team and an integral player as ANY continues to strengthen its growth strategy in New York. The NY Program Director will be responsible for maintaining program quality, its proven effectiveness, and short-term impact outcomes.


The NY Program Director will supervise a program team of 4 full-time Career Success Coordinators and manage a cohort of 300 Fellows – low-income first-generation students and their respective Mentor Coaches. The Director will lead the program team to ensure achievement of all programmatic goals; oversee tracking and analysis of program data; drive programmatic strategy and development; support foundation grant reporting; and collaborate on business engagement and strategic partnership initiatives.


The NY Program Director reports directly to the NY Executive Director. The position is based in New York and is currently hybrid, requiring in-person attendance for monthly Saturday workshops.


The NY Program Director will drive all programmatic outcomes, increase the number of Fellows served and ensure program goals below are met:


  1. Workshop Attendance (80%)
  2. Annual Student Internship Placement (90%)
  3. Transfer Rate (95%)
  4. Match Retention (75%)
  5. Fellow Program Persistence (90%)
  6. Fellow College Persistence (90%)


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Is committed to ANY’s mission of supporting ambitious, first-generation college students
  • Is excited about building their skills in facilitation, advising, career counseling and event planning
  • Is passionate about data and analytics to improve outcomes for first-generation college students


We Offer:

  • A warm, collaborative work environment with a rich culture of support and feedback
  • A generous benefits package (health/dental insurance, 403(b), FSA, three weeks vacation, etc.)
  • Ongoing internal and external opportunities for professional development
  • Connections to a large, high-powered professional network


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct supervision to 4 full-time Career Success Coordinators and oversee a cohort of over 300 Fellows
  • Ensure quality and consistency of the program’s services and deliverables
  • Oversee the Fellow recruitment and internship processes while developing and maintaining formal partnerships with colleges, universities, and corporations in partnership with the NY Executive Director
  • Ensure workshops and other events run smoothly and create a positive and challenging learning environment for Fellows and Mentor Coaches
  • Facilitate at Saturday workshops
  • Oversee all aspects of Fellow experience including application and selection, onboarding, matching, program tracking, case management and dismissals/re-matching
  • Identify high-impact engagement opportunities for external stakeholders and coordinate guest speakers and panelists, liaising with the External Affairs and Operations teams as needed
  • Collaborate with the NY Executive Director to grow formal partnerships with colleges and universities with the aim of securing recruitment and in-kind support (such as use of facilities for workshops)
  • Work with the Operations team, National Director of Program Operations, and COO to ensure compliance to quality standards as it relates to curriculum, program operations and data
  • Research internships and communicate opportunities to current Fellows
  • Ensure that all partner recruitment events and internship opportunities are marketed to NY Fellows
  • Enable and support Career Success Coordinators and Mentor Coaches to prepare Fellows for internship interviews and placements including providing internship case management support for individual Fellows
  • Support the Operations teams in the creation and updating the annual ANY Resume Book for NY Fellows
  • Work closely with the External Affairs team to provide internship data and updates to corporate partners
  • Ensure effective use of the New York program team budget and identify in-kind support opportunities
  • Additional projects and duties as determined


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of management experience required
  • Excellent project management skills and comfort balancing multiple priorities and deliverables effectively
  • Leadership presence and the ability to mobilize small and large groups to action
  • Results-oriented with a commitment to outcomes driven performance
  • Outstanding relationship management skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders, including college students, volunteers, university partners, and corporate supporters/internship providers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (strong proficiency with Excel required) and knowledge of web-based and social media technologies
  • Excellent public speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Strong background in career development and/or mentoring, and experience teaching or training youth and adults, experience working with college-aged youth preferred


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americaneedsyou.org (subject line: NY Program Director – Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be considered without a cover letter. No phone calls please.


Salary for this position is in the mid-$70k range, commensurate with experience.

Are you ready to directly impact the lives of first-generation college students and champion economic mobility for all?


About Us

Did you know that only 21% of low income, first-generation students in the U.S. graduate from college within six…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
At least USD $70,000
/ year

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americaneedsyou.org (subject line: NY Program Director – Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be considered without a cover letter. No phone calls please.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americaneedsyou.org (subject line: NY Program Director – Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be…

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