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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 adults in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment.  Bridge to College 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. The initiative is a collaboration between the Department’s EPOCH program (high school equivalency classes with embedded case management and career development supports) and College Paths program (college access services for in-school and out of school youth).

The Bridge to College Coordinator 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.    

Responsibilities: 

  • Recruit and work with a cohort of HSE students and HSE degree attainers, who have an interest and potential for college to participate in the EPOCH Bridge to College program.
  • Conduct initial assessments and work with a caseload of young people to develop and achieve benchmarked individualized educational and career goal plans.
  • Monitor and track participants’ attendance, progress and achievement of career and education goal plans from point of enrollment in EPOCH through the first year of college enrollment. 
  • Collaborate with HSE teachers and career advancement coaches to support students in their college goals.
  • Provide first year supports and retention services for up to three years for system-involved youth in the Bridge to College program.
  • Collaborate with staff across The Door’s EPOCH and College Paths programs.
  • Develop curriculum, evaluate data, input data and implement classroom instruction for any and all Pre HSE and HSE participants. 
  • Work with The Door’s Bridge to College Advisor to provide individual college advisement, assistance with college and financial aid applications, college tours, college representative visits, and freshman survival skill workshops. 
  • Work with teachers to provide targeted academic instruction to enable young people entering CUNY schools to bypass college remediation courses. 
  • Collaborate with Bridge to College Advisor to develop and facilitate a summer college boot camp to help prepare and support students’ transition into college.
  • Provide case management services including information, referrals, assistance in accessing child-care, health, mental health, and other support services that will assist participants to achieve career and education goals. 
  • Provide college retention services to help young people adjust academically and socially to college life by addressing personal barriers to staying in school including individual support services, cohort-based support groups, and connecting young people with specific campus resources.
  • Develop relationships with college staff to provide wraparound, coordinated services for students. 
  • Collect and maintain all participant documentation, case management records, progress notes, and program milestones/outcomes data as related to EPOCH program 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 actively participate in any and all required CACNY and CACNY Success meetings. 
  • Serve as the day to day point of contact for the CUNY-CBO Collaborative LINCT for Success program, a partnership with Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and other CUNY campuses. Supervise student interns in this program.
  • Participate in relevant departmental, agency, and external meetings, trainings, case conferences, workshops and events.
  • Handle any appropriate additional responsibilities and functions as assigned by Supervisor and/or Director. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required, Master’s preferred  
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with vulnerable youth populations (foster care, court involved, runaway and homeless or teen parent, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people 
  • Experience in curriculum design, implementation, and instruction in a high school equivalency or alternative high school setting  
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and challenge students to achieve a high level of performance   
  • Prior experience providing education/employment-related case management, career readiness, and employment retention services  
  • Ability to closely collaborate with colleagues and function as part of a team to promote successful outcomes for youth
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and multitask while adhering to deadlines  
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed  
  • “Whatever It Takes” attitude to get young people to succeed in college 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong computer skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French or Mandarin strongly preferred
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Experience with CUNY system strongly preferred 


Work Schedule:

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

 

Salary: Low 50s plus generous benefits package 

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to: APPLY

COVID -19 POLICY

The Door and Broome Street Academy follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Door and Broome Street Academy are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.

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.