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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 11,000 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. The Broome Street Academy Charter High School prepares young people for post-secondary success that leads to positive life outcomes. Broome Street Academy provides multiple pathways to success through a curriculum of rigorous academic, career and social instruction grounded in the principles of positive youth development. Broome Street Academy values development of individual student strengths; caregiver involvement; a safe, support learning environment that fosters mutual respect; student learning that is relevant, meaningful and goal oriented; strong community partnerships; and healthy social and emotional relationships. Together, The Door and Broome Street Academy are implementing a Community Schools initiative to develop and implement sustainable best practices for improved student attendance and academic success, student and caregiver engagement, and academic achievement.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a community assets and needs assessment, seeking input and guidance from teachers, school staff, caregivers, and students to determine the ongoing needs of the students and families
  • Work with School Leadership Team (SLT) to develop and host a monthly community school forum with members of the community including caregiver leaders, students, teachers, school staff, and other community partners to foster information sharing and collaboration
  • Develop and manage partnerships with agencies and programs partnering with the schools, and create new partnerships that are aligned with the goals and objectives of Broome Street Academy’s community school model.
  • Develop strong relationships with teachers, caregivers and students and create mechanisms for ongoing information sharing
  • Conduct outreach to students and families and facilitate referral process to needed academic, social, and other community resources needed by the student and family
  • Work with School Leadership Team to determine appropriate career and college readiness benchmarks for each grade and implement programming including workshops, field trips, presentations from training providers, employers and colleges, internship opportunities, etc. so that students are leaving BSA students are graduating with a clear post-secondary career and education plan
  • Work with School Leadership Team to identify students with chronic absenteeism, develop appropriate interventions based on student needs, track impact and outcomes of interventions on a weekly basis as part of the Student Success Summit
  • Work with School Leadership Team to design and implement Extended Day and Saturday programming to meet to academic, social and emotional needs of students and their families
  • Collect and track data and outcomes related to student academic achievement, attendance and community school benchmarks to measure progress of the community school initiative
  • Supervise other Door Community School staff supporting Broome Street Academy, including the AIDP Social Worker and Attendance Associate. Liaise closely with Broome Street Academy Director of Support Services and Director of Operations to ensure clinical supervision of AIDP Social Worker and project/task oversight of Attendance Associate is seamlessly coordinated
  • Supervise volunteers, interns, fellows and Americorps staff for Door programs that target BSA students including, but not limited to, ServiceWorks, SAT prep, and Sophomore Skills
  • Collaborate with other Door managers and direct service staff from all program areas to ensure coordination of Door services and program planning to meet the needs of the Broome Street Academy community
  • Oversee purchasing of supplies for Community Schools events
  • Monitor subcontracts with partner organizations supported by Community Schools AIDP or Mental Health funds for compliance and quality
  • Participate in relevant 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 social work, education, or related field required, Master’s preferred
  • Prior experience in youth development, preferably education, college access, career oriented and/or youth development programs required
  • Prior experience in a social service or school setting working with a multi-cultural vulnerable young adult population (foster care, court involved, runaway and homeless or teen parent, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding and practice of the principles of positive youth development
  • Ability to create and facilitate workshops and trainings
  • Ability to work with school-aged youth, educators, families, and communities from a wide range of cultural, social, and economic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of and experience of community-based services and connecting individuals and families to support 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong computer skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and challenge students to achieve a high level of performance through rigorous academic performance

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

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY