The Director of College and Academic Services will oversee all College Paths programming at The Door including the University Settlement Society of New York Talent Search program at The Door, all college and academic support initiatives at The Door, related collaborative projects within The Door and between The Door and University Settlement, and manage collaborative projects between The Door and Broome Street Academy including the BSA Community School initiative and the post-secondary career pathway programs. College Paths programs, and specifically Talent Search, seek to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school or equivalent and enroll in post-secondary education institutions of their choice. In this role, the Director will manage contractual requirements, develop and maintain relationships with administrators at local high schools, school districts, post-secondary institutions, TRiO partners, and college access consortiums. S/he will monitor service delivery and oversee program development so that young people in College Paths and Talent Search receive appropriate services based on their individual needs and achieve successful educational outcomes.


  • Coordinate and integrate all Door activities focusing on college access and academic support services; act as a liaison across departments providing targeted services and programs for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education
  • Provide supervision, training, and support to the Supervisor of College Services, the Community Schools Supervisor, Bridge To College staff, and other related staff at University Settlement, The Door and partner schools
  • Monitor program’s progress toward the attainment of performance measures in compliance with funder and program requirements
  • Maintain participant records in accordance with contractual requirements
  • Develop and manage budgets and expenditures in compliance with all funder requirements
  • Supervise program and curriculum development related to secondary education completion, college access, and affordability, exam preparation, drop-out prevention, secondary school or equivalent entry and re-entry on-site and at local high schools
  • Develop and oversee programming to facilitate a young person’s completion of secondary education and successful transition to and through college including but not limited to academic achievement, life skill development, and career readiness
  • Develop and overseeing career and technical education programming relate to Broome Street Academy’s culinary arts and technology sector focuses to support students’ transition to college and other post-secondary education and training
  • Create and maintain a network of partners across higher education institutions, local schools, and organizations as related to academic support and college access and success related initiatives.
  • Work with new and existing partner organizations to design and continually expand on postsecondary educational opportunities for young people
  • Support and work with the Managing Director of Career and Education Services to assess department-wide staff development and training needs and identify and help implement appropriate training.
  • Work with Managing Director and department leadership team to develop and implement department-wide meeting and information-sharing mechanisms
  • Support and work with Managing Director and Development team on grant proposals, reports, site visits, prospecting, and other fundraising activities
  • Work with Data team to analyze quantitative and qualitative program data to inform decisions
  • Collaborate with Door staff on service delivery and integration
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and practice the principles of positive youth development, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary staff in cross-departmental efforts to increase services to specific youth populations and provide appropriate support for young people
  • Act as part of the program management team and senior leadership team to ensure the coordination of services to young people requiring comprehensive services in order to meet their life skill, educational and employment needs
  • Serve as part of The Door’s Leadership team in setting the tone and the direction of the organization in alignment with the vision of the Executive Director
  • Handle any appropriate responsibilities and functions as assigned by the supervisor


  • Master’s degree in education, counseling or related field
  • 3-5 years of proven excellence in program management, development, and presentation skills
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Previous work managing guidance, college, or financial aid programs preferred
  • Experience working with teenagers in a youth development setting
  • Experience in high school career and technical education
  • Highly organized and creative
  • Requires evening and weekend hours
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin preferred
  • Ability to participate as part of an interdisciplinary team

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits