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.

Broome Street Academy (BSA) is our on-site tuition-free public charter high school devoted to providing students the necessary skills and support to graduate prepared for a successful future beyond high school. 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.

The SYEP Program Coordinator is a Door employee 100% dedicated to BSA students serving as part of an inter-disciplinary team of staff from both organizations.


  • Collaborate with the Work Based Learning Coordinator and other Door and BSA staff to recruit new businesses and organizations for quality work-based learning opportunities for students
  • Maintain lists of businesses/industries willing to participate in work-based learning; collaborate and liaise with The Door’s Career Services team for opportunities
  • Disseminate information on summer Work-Based Learning programs to employers, parents, teachers, students, and staff
  • Partner with Work-Based Learning Coordinator and other Door and BSA staff to assess, screen, interview, select, and place qualified students into work-based learning experiences based on their career interests and program of study
  • Oversee administrative implementation of SYEP program
  • Monitor SYEP activities including recruitment, registration, and collection of documentation, orientation, payroll, and program implementation
  • Conduct pre-assessments and weekly assessments of work sites during the summer program, travel as needed
  • Plan, coordinate, and assist with facilitation of work readiness training workshops and participant orientation
  • Monitor and review incident reports and inform DYCD of all incidents
  • Prepare, review, and edit written materials as needed for correspondence, brochures, and agendas
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies and materials to support the Summer Youth Employment Program
  • Participate in professional development and external meetings and conferences, including DYCD meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Urban Policy, Education or related field
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • At least 3 years of related experience, including experience supervising or managing summer youth employment programs
  • Experience in establishing industry and community partnerships
  • Knowledge of work-based learning initiatives to include career counseling
  • Prior experience in working with vulnerable youth populations (foster care, court involved, runaway and homeless or teen parent, etc.)
  • Prior experience creating and facilitating work-based learning workshops and trainings
  • Demonstrated understanding and practice of the principles of positive youth development
  • Ability to model work readiness skills and appropriate work place behavior at all times along with demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Demonstrated team player who is comfortable with ambiguity, flexible, collaborative, easy going and has a sense of humor
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other experienced professionals, teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders
  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French or Mandarin strongly preferred

Salary: 45k-50K, plus generous benefits

Hours: 35 hours per week