College Access Counselor

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Intro/Program Description: Goddard Riverside (GR) is a well-established social service agency serving more than 20,000 people a year on the Upper West Side and throughout New York City with a variety of programs for all ages. 

The Options Center at GR supports New Yorkers to enroll in and complete college by counseling teens and adults, training school and community professionals, and convening the larger community on critical issues around equity in post-secondary education. Options has supported young people to enroll in college since 1985, professionals to support others since 2005, and college students to persist in college since 2012. Options currently serves over 2,000 people a year. 

College Access Counselors provide support to young people and adults to apply and enroll in postsecondary education through 1:1 counseling, workshops, advocacy, and resource sharing.  


Purpose of Position: Reporting to the Access Team Manager as part of a team of college access counselors, the primary responsibility of the College Access Counselor is to provide one-on-one comprehensive college advising to a caseload of approximately 75 high school young people and adults. The Access Counselor helps students identify college options, complete their college essays, submit applications, complete financial aid requirements, analyze acceptances and award packages, and make a good-fit college choice. The access counselor tracks and records student progress in our database. The College Access Counselor will also work with young people in groups and workshop settings to help motivate and connect them to each other and to Options.


Schedule: Monday through Friday - 10:00am to 6:00pm - Occasional weekend/evening hours

Goddard Riverside and Isaacs Center follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption. 

Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties


  • Provide intensive one-on-one college and educational counseling with high school students, young adults, and adults 
  • Develop and implement curricula and resources for workshops and events on topics of relevance to first-generation college students and their families 
  • Work with families of college applicants 
  • Build partnerships and effective relationships with admissions counselors and other referral partners to advocate for students and assist them in reaching their goals 
  • Track, evaluate, and report on student and program performance for on-going program improvement and growth 
  • Stay current on the latest trends in college access and success 
  • Demonstrate commitment to learning and professional development, community building, and advocacy as strategies for social change 
  • Coordinate and chaperone college tours 
  • Other duties as required 



  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with postsecondary education or advising work with young people of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience counseling in an urban, multi-cultural setting a plus. 
  • Knowledge of U.S. higher education system, especially New York City and State, including CUNY, SUNY, and support programs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with college admissions and support staff 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • High attention to details and meeting deadlines, especially regarding paperwork and data tracking. 
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment. 
  • Valid NYS driver’s license. 
  • Experience in Microsoft Office and comfortable using technology. 



  • Packing, lifting and moving of supplies is required; ability to lift up to 30 lbs. 



  • Office work, including heavy phone and computer use combined with frequent off-site campus visits, workshops, trainings, etc. 
  • Candidate must be available to work remotely and must have full WIFI capabilities when working

Intro/Program Description: Goddard Riverside (GR) is a well-established social service agency serving more than 20,000 people a year on the Upper West Side and throughout New York City with a variety of programs for all ages. 

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    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido


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W 110th St, New York, NY, USA

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