JOB SUMMARY: The New York City Public Schools aims to ensure every student is prepared for and on a path to a rewarding career aligned with their passion and purpose and offering long-term economic security. Today, too few students have the information and advising support required to explore and understand their career entry options and develop a robust, high-quality, personalized plan to pursue their desired path after high school. Academic research suggests regular, individualized postsecondary advising improves key student outcomes, including career readiness metrics, FAFSA submission, and college enrollment rates. Quality advising enables students to make more informed decisions on their postsecondary paths, including which colleges they apply to, where they enroll, what major they select, what skills and experiences they consider building, and how likely they are to persist. These factors are tied to postsecondary graduation rates, employment rates, and wage outcomes.
The Strong Plan/Head Start pilot will offer personalized college and career pathways advisement as an additional, critical layer of support to students in temporary housing through their high school experience. Advising will be designed to build on the system-wide expansion of career-connected learning and to link students to high quality work-based learning opportunities in market-aligned career pathways. The pilot will be implemented in partnership with existing Student Success Center at the Taft Educational Campus. Programming will be designed to support students starting in freshman year through the summer after graduation, and will be grounded in multiple individualized advising sessions each year to support students in developing and refining a personalized college and career plan.
- Engage 500 students in temporary housing with regular 1:1 advisement toward graduation with a robust, personalized college and career plan
- Connect 200 students to paid work-based learning opportunities
Advisors will be expected to provide all participants with clear and scaffolded work-preparation content, which will increase student’s employability. Students will be better prepared for application milestones and challenges they may encounter before employment. Advisors will provide assistance with creating accounts, applying for opportunities, resume development, informational interviewing, interview preparation and etiquette. Students can also expect support with completion of job and opportunity applications.
Job Duties include but not limited to:
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct one-on-one advising with students in temporary housing that are served at the Taft Student Success Center participants regarding career interests and strategies, job search methods, career exploration, experiential learning, internship searches, mentoring opportunities, and resume/application critiques, networking tips and interview preparation.
- Supporting and developing students’ career skills to ensure they are prepared for post-graduation opportunities
- Coordinate and assist in student job search readiness, search execution, including scheduling employment interviews and job placement for students, and conduct follow-up activities
- Create curriculum on job skills, work readiness and career exploration
- Assist in planning and executing year-round calendar of career services programming, including develop and/or facilitate workshops on skill development/career readiness or exploration of relevant career opportunities; organize job fairs and other employer events
- Organize and implement special activities/events (job shadowing, resume clinics, career panels, etc.) which assist students to identify and define career interests for exploration
- Solicit, develop and cultivate internship and or job opportunities with private and public sector employers, including existing NYC programs like SYEP, WLG, etc.
- Regularly engage students and graduates via social media, phone, email, in-person, and professional platforms.
- Work collaboratively with the Student Success Center team to enhance the student experience (academic, personal, and professional development).
- Prepare students for job fairs, meetings, company visits and other recruiting events, including resume reviews and mock interviews.
- Work closely with Early Awareness Advisor to make sure you all are meeting the Strong Plan/Head Start goals
- Record onto Salesforce database in real-time: students’ progress including but not limited to student interests and activities, SMART goals, attendance outreach, individual counseling, career and college advisement and exploration, service and volunteer activities, and other information as required by program
- Administrative: managing student payroll
- Attend and participate in-school / community-based meetings, administrative meetings, professional development trainings relevant to student needs/ issues and other meetings as needed
- Meet established goals and objectives and other tasks as provided by the Director.
- Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
- Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years of work experience with young adults, and career coaching
- Master’s in Social Work (or related field), preferred
- Bilingual, preferred
- Experience working with diverse populations, including students in temporary housing, English Language Learners, students with disabilities, etc.
- Commitment to further strengthening the Student Success Center pipeline with other programs within New Settlement
- Strong organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail
- A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team; demonstrated willingness to take initiative and aptitude to work independently.
- Proven ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
- Significant experience working with adolescents and young adults.
- Familiarity with the college admission process, career services, application procedures, or related.
- Experience in facilitating groups and providing individual counseling.
- Exceptional verbal, written, and oral communication skills.
- Computer literacy: experience using Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, experience with Google Drive platforms, electronic communications and databases.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain professional relationships with students, alumni, employers and colleagues.
- Commitment to youth development and strengths-based perspectives.
- Commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change
- Must clear DOE fingerprinting and background authorizations.
- Candidates must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to be considered for employment. Proof of vaccination is required upon hiring. Applicants may seek medical or religious exemption from this requirement in accordance with applicable law.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
- The ability to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.
- The ability to frequently sit and reach with hands and arms.
- The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
- Must be able to utilize office equipment such as desktop/notebook computers, copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and calculators.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Employment is at will and employees will undergo 45- and 90-day check-ins during their 90-day probationary period.
NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.
New Settlement is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions expected of an employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of you as an employee. You may be asked to perform other duties as required.
$48,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year
Career Readiness Advisor
Allison Palmer, Magdelinne Pimentel
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.