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Lead Counselor, Center for Higher Education and Career Support

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Harlem Children's Zone
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New York, NY
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Publicado hace 14 días

HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

The Center for Higher Education and Career Support (CHECS) provides year-round academic, administrative, and emotional support as well as financial and career preparation to participants of HCZ’s Promise Academy high schools and afterschool programs. Our mission is to ensure that our participants are provided the resources and guidance needed to be successful in college and beyond. The main components of the CHECS include: student outreach, academic support and

guidance, financial aid advisement, college transfer assistance, summer and winter internship opportunities, and community building efforts within our program.

We are seeking a Lead Counselor to coordinate programs and services for college students as well as participants who are not in school and those in vocational programs. The Lead Counselor works closely with colleagues and external partners to ensure enhanced services. The Lead Counselor will provide management and support to a team of twelve College Counselors. The ideal candidate will have the ability to create a supportive environment and can easily build rapport and professional relationships with students, staff, parents, and the college community, while maintaining systems to improve retention and graduation outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Manage and track all college students in the Center for Higher Education and Career Support using the appreciative advising model focusing on college transition/persistence/completion, vocational programs and career readiness

• Maintain frequent and regular contact with students and Counselors to monitor progress and to troubleshoot academic, financial, and socio-emotional issues

• Provide bi-weekly supervision with College Counselors

• Create and maintain professional development plans for each College Counselor to provide quality services to college students

• Monitor and track overall retention, persistence, on-track and graduation goals to ensure College Counselors are working towards and meeting goals

• Conduct data quality control and assurance check-ins every month to ensure data required is complete and accurate

• Partner with the fellow Lead Counselor, Specialists, Assistant Director and Program Director to execute academic and social programs

• Lead teams in the collecting and recording of college data for 100% of caseload; including but not limited to transcripts, bills & schedules, financial aid: FAFSA, TAP, Pell, graduate confirmation, etc.

• Provide support to counselors around frequent and regular contact with students to monitor progress and to troubleshoot academic, financial, and socio-emotional issues

• Utilize stakeholders within the community, organization and families to ensure participants know that they are supported (may require home visits if deemed necessary)

• Attend 3-5 school visits per semester for high-risk students and schools that have a high number of participants to meet with Administration (will require travel)

• Ensure that all students are placed on caseloads

• Collaborate to transition and onboard team members as needed

• Partner with counselors to ensure that college graduation is happening within 6 years or less of initial matriculation to college

• Partner with Assistant Director to create student seminars and events for participants

• Partner with Assistant Director to identify professional development trainings for College Counselors to ensure best practices in student engagement, career exposure, retention, persistence, graduation and overall higher education

• Collect and monitor student information and enrollment

• Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned

• Master’s degree preferred in higher education, counseling, student administration, guidance, social work or related area

• At least two-three years of experience in providing direct services in an educational, social service or non-profit environment providing mentoring, coaching, academic advising, personal, and/or career guidance and advice

• Knowledge of higher education, financial aid, student development theories, engagement and high impact best practices in higher education

• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to complete tasks accurately and in a timely manner

• Demonstrated experience working with low-income, first generation students, and adults

• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook

• Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the program including evening, and some weekends

HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of…

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    A Tiempo Completo
  • Educación
    Licenciatura

Compensación

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. 

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. 

Ubicación

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1916 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10037, United States
Suite 212

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