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. As the Career Advancement Coach for High School Equivalency (HSE), you will be responsible for managing a caseload of students, facilitating work readiness, career exploration, and life skills workshops. You will coordinate and supervise student group projects, working with the program staff, and participants, to define group project deliverables so that students are obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary for HSE attainment, employment, post-secondary education and ultimately self-sufficiency.

About You:

  • You have a knack for engaging youth and the ability to apply positive youth development practices.
  • You are familiar with social service setting working with a multi-cultural vulnerable young adult population.
  • You have experience providing education/employment-related case management, career readiness, and employment retention services.
  • You have experience with performance-based contracts.
  • You thrive in a busy environment and can meet deadlines.
  • You know communication is key and you are tech-savvy.
  • You work as a team to promote successful outcomes for youth.
  • You can create and facilitate workshops.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Oversee outreach, recruitment, and enrollment of new participants into the program
  • Conduct initial and outgoing assessments and individual and group sessions with participants to develop and achieve benchmarked individualized educational and career goal plans and ensure that they are the right fit for the program
  • Provide case management services and other support services that will assist participants to achieve career and education goals. This may include site visits to courts, hospitals, schools, or work sites for mandatory and celebratory events.
  • Contribute to the design of and facilitate career readiness, professional development, and life skills workshops
  • Design and facilitate student group projects including developing group project deliverables and tracking student progress
  • Monitor and track participants’ attendance, progress, and achievement of career and education goal plans
  • Collect and maintain all participant documentation, and outcomes data as related to program goals and contractual obligations
  • Partner with team to ensure participants’ goals are being met
  • Develop a transitional or exit service plan for participants who have successfully completed or no longer able to participate in career and education services
  • Provide coverage and support during program activities; develop and facilitate community meetings, award ceremonies, alumni gatherings, and other special events
  • Provide feedback to team regarding young people’s education and placement experiences, challenges, and successes, to help inform the content and structure of program services
  • Support college level and/or high school interns that will work with each respective team
  • Participate in relevant meetings, trainings, case conferences, workshops and events.

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.
  • You have 2+ years experience in youth development, preferably employment, career-oriented programs.

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, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
Salary: Low 40s, plus generous benefits
Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY


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.