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College & Career Coach at BTNY

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Breakthrough New York
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New York, NY
New
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Published 1 month ago

ABOUT THE POSITION

Breakthrough NY’s College and Career Program (CCP) works with students to navigate complex systems and barriers to successful college graduation and meaningful employment. As a Breakthrough NY's College & Career Coach, you will be at the front lines of providing this guidance through monthly Coach Talks and ongoing relationship building. Our vision is to empower student leaders who excel academically and chart their careers successfully.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE…

  • Conducting monthly Coach Talks by phone/video chat or in person to support 1-2 college students in the 4 areas of BTNY support: Academics, Career, Financials, and Wellness
  • Reviewing monthly curriculum & priorities before each Coach Talk
  • Sharing the information and data gathered from Coach Talks to the BTNY college team via an online portal on a monthly basis
  • Providing persistent outreach to students who may not be immediately responsive (2-4 times a month), and/or reaching out to BTNY staff for support
  • Attending mandatory orientation and bi-monthly trainings/events
  • Attending a 15 minute evaluation check-in once a year
  • Providing ongoing feedback on student(s) and the program
  • Reporting any critical student challenges to BTNY staff immediately


BTNY WILL SUPPORT YOU BY…

  • Providing monthly curriculum to guide the Coach Talks
  • Providing remote tips, updates, and highlights throughout the year
  • Conducting periodic check-ins to address concerns or highlight successes
  • Leading outreach to less engaged students
  • Taking over critical student crises

TIME COMMITMENT

  • 30-60 minutes of student interaction per month (July 2022-June 2023)
  • 30 minutes of curriculum review and data reporting per month (July 2022-June 2023)
  • 6 mandatory meetings per year (2 date options and virtual call-in options available)
  • June 2022: Orientation ( 3 hours)
  • August, October 2022: 2 Trainings (1.5 hours each)
  • December 2022: Winter Social (1.5 hours)
  • February, April 2023: 2 Trainings (1.5 hours each)

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO…

  • Is passionate about student mentorship and supporting students from low-income backgrounds
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree
  • Will respond to emails, phone calls, and/or texts from students and staff within 48 hours
  • Is comfortable using or learning virtual platforms (i.e. email, Zoom, Slack , Salesforce)
  • Has access to Google Drive Suite
  • Can commit to at least 1 full year of support, with a preference of 2 or more years

BENEFITS

  • Have a transformative impact on the life of a talented student
  • Receive ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • Join a vibrant and diverse volunteer community
  • Gain access to meaningful leadership and networking opportunities


ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH NEW YORK

Breakthrough NY transforms the lives of talented students from low-income backgrounds by providing educational support from middle school through college and into careers. We also inspire talented young people to enter careers in education through our students-teaching-students model. The goal is to create leaders who break the cycle of poverty in their families and effect positive change in their communities.

Of the 150+ students served by the College & Career Program, 100% of students matriculated into 2- or 4-year colleges, 98% of students are on track to graduate within 4-6 years, and 82% obtained career development experience through internships, part-time jobs, study abroad, and/or summer classes in 2019.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Breakthrough NY’s College and Career Program (CCP) works with students to navigate complex systems and barriers to successful college graduation and meaningful employment. As a Breakthrough NY's College & Career…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location

Breakthrough New York

New York, NY, United States

How to Apply

If you are interested in being a volunteer BTNY College & Career Success Coach, please apply by completing our online application (https://btny.pinpointhq.com/en/jobs/35047). Eligible applicants will be invited to in-person interviews with the BTNY team.

If you are interested in being a volunteer BTNY College & Career Success Coach, please apply by completing our online application (https://btny.pinpointhq.com/en/jobs/35047…

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