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Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

Reports To: Director of System Involved Youth

Overview:  The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

The goal of The Door’s Career and Education Services Department is to support young people in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment.  Programs within the Career and Education Services Department (CareerED) are designed to help both in-school and out-of-school youth to set and attain their educational and career goals.  CareerED services allow a young person to craft a personalized life plan defining the steps they will take to achieve those goals while developing the necessary skills for future life success and independence.  The Door’s Bronx Youth Center aims to prepare out-of-school and out-of-work young people for meaningful placements in college and/or employment through the provision of comprehensive education and career services, which develop potential for economic self-sufficiency.

The Internship Coordinator will be responsible for developing and managing internship sites as well as placing young people into appropriate internships that meet their career interests, skills, and abilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a wide range of internship sites across various career sectors that can provide young people with opportunities for career exploration, work experience, and professional skill development
  • Work with young people to prepare them to interview for and to be placed in internship sites
  • Provide orientation, training, and ongoing support to internship site supervisors and staff to ensure that they understand the expectations of being an internship site and can effectively support and mentor young people interning in their company
  • Conduct visits to internship sites to monitoring the work site and check in with young people on how the internship is progressing
  • Work with The Door’s HR and payroll team to get young people onboarded to the Door HR and payroll systems so that they can be paid; collect and submit intern timesheets to payroll in according with The Door’s payroll schedule.
  • Work with placement specialists at the Bronx Youth Center and The Door’s main offices to successfully transition young people from internships into unsubsidized employment
  • Collect and maintain all participant documentation including internship placements and completions, attendance, progress notes, and outcomes data as related to Bronx Youth Center program goals and contractual obligations; ensure all data is entered and up to date in the Bronx Youth Center’s data management system
  • Perform administrative duties including tracking all internship referrals, placements, and other internship development activities daily and weekly
  • Contribute new ideas for achieving and exceeding program and contractual targets
  • Handle any appropriate responsibilities and functions as assigned by supervisor and/or director

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Business, Sales and/or marketing or related field
  • At least 2 years of job development or directly related experience required, preferably with individuals with barriers to employment
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in a team-based work environment
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate sound judgment, multitask, and take initiative
  • Must be self-motivated individual with ability to meet placement targets
  • Existing employer contacts and experience presenting to business/industry strongly required
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin preferred

Salary:  Low 50s, plus generous benefits

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to: Apply