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The Door empowers young people 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.

The Door’s Career and Education Services Department in Soho and the South Bronx support young people in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment.

Bridge to College (BTC) is a college access and success program for high school equivalency (HSE) and system-involved students designed to minimize the need for remediation in college and prepare participants for success in their first year of college. As the BTC Coordinator, you will coordinate program services, recruit program participants and provide intensive support through mentoring, coaching, and academic support services to assist EPOCH participants obtain their HSE diploma, enroll in college, and successfully complete their first year of college.  From point of enrollment through the first year of college enrollment, you will track participant’s progress and achievements, provide support and case management services to young people and celebrate their successes.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Recruit and work with young people interested in in college to participate in the BTC program
  • Support and empower young people to develop and achieve educational and career goal plans
  • Develop curriculum, evaluate data, input data and implement classroom instruction for participants
  • Work with teachers to enable young people entering CUNY schools to bypass college remediation courses
  • Prepare and support students’ transition into college academically and socially
  • Provide case management services including information, referrals, assistance in accessing support services
  • Develop relationships with college staff to provide wraparound coordinated services for students
  • Maintain all case management records as related to funders’ goals and contractual obligations
  • Oversee the administration of incentives and stipends associated with achieving program milestones
  • Serve as a member of the CACNY delegation from The Door and participate in all required meetings
  • Be the point of contact for the CUNY-CBO Collaborative LINCT for Success program and CUNY campuses; supervise student interns in the program
  • Participate in meetings, trainings, case conferences, workshops and events
  • You have a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.
  • You have 2+ years of working with vulnerable youth populations
  • You have a knack for engaging youth and the ability to apply positive youth development practices
  • Experience in curriculum design and providing education/employment-related case management
  • You are organized and passionate about accuracy
  • You thrive in a busy environment and able to juggle multiple assignments on time, all the time
  • You are a relationship builder with colleagues to promote successful outcomes for youth
  • A plus if you have experience with CUNY system

Why you should join our team:

  • You’re part of a mission-driven organization that empowers NYC youth
  • Health and Dental Insurance through 1199 at no cost to the employee
  • 15 vacation days in your first year (20 after the first year)
  • Flexible Spending Account and Pre- Tax Commuter Program
  • 403b retirement plan with up to a 6% employer match

Hours: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week with some evenings and weekends as needed programmatically.

Salary: Low 50s plus generous benefits package

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We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community.  We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization.   We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.