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College Success Coordinator
Henry Street Settlement
Job Title: College Success Coordinator
Division/Department: Education & Employment
Work Schedule: 35 hours per week, Full-time, Regular
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity to enrich lives and expand human progress for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs. Building on its 125-year legacy of innovation and effective programming, Henry Street offers more than 50 programs and is one of New York City’s largest social service agencies.
Education and Employment Services is an 8.2 million dollar division serving about 9000 people each year through a continuum of services from Early Childhood Education through Adult Workforce programs designed to assist individuals in obtaining the skills necessary for lifetime self-sufficiency. Education Services include an Early Learn Program, After School Programs (6 sites), 4 Day Camps, Youth Recreation, High School Initiatives including 2 Community Schools, and our Expanded Horizons College Success Program. Programming takes place within 3 community center sites and multiple school-based programs. Employment Services include walk-in employment services, employment services for a public housing population, ESL job readiness training, and employment services for youth including SYEP and Young Adult Internship and Adult Literacy Programs.
Expanded Horizons College Success Program is a comprehensive eight-year program which is designed to ensure that high school students are college-ready and admitted to a college that fits their interests and abilities, and graduate from that institution on time. Our eight-year cohort-based model allows high school students to benefit from college readiness programming that includes SAT preparation, college readiness workshop, overnight college tours and career/college counseling. Designed as a program to help meet student financial need, Expanded Horizons students accrue scholarship dollars for every year they participate fully in the program to be used while in college. Our College Success team begins working with Expanded Horizons alumni in the spring of their senior year in high school until they graduate college. They conduct transition workshops, career focused events and maintain regular one-on-one contact to ensure that our scholars are thriving in their new environment.
As College Success Coordinator, you will provide essential support to the Expanded Horizons team by planning and coordinating events, developing workshop curricula, and advise Expanded Horizons alumni. You will also build meaningful relationships with academic advisors, opportunity programs, financial aid officers, and others to advocate for students and assist them in reaching their goals.
• Supervise at least one (1) intern, student ambassador, or CUNY Service Corps member.
• Develop and implement curricula for workshops focused on topics relevant to first-generation college students transitioning into college.
• Coordinate and implement alumni career events.
• Participate in the planning and execution of the annual Expanded Horizons Scholarship Ceremony.
• Assist with the coordination, management and dissemination of the student scholarship.
• Support the college success and career programming strategy.
• Build strong and authentic relationships with students attending various post-secondary institutions to provide them with personalized guidance and coaching on academic and non-academic issues that may prevent them from persisting through college.
• Conduct phone calls or in-person meetings with alumni at least once per semester.
• Advise Expanded Horizons alumni through all aspects of the financial aid process.
• Research and share information on scholarships, internships and networking opportunities.
• Travel monthly to CUNY colleges and quarterly to various northeast cities/regions to meet with Expanded Horizons alumni.
• Complete monthly and quarterly reports.
• Collect and track transcripts, course selections, social media, and contact information to ensure student matriculation and progress towards college graduation.
• Track and report on all meetings with Expanded Horizons alumni.
• Proactively build partnerships and relationships with college administrators, career services, opportunity programs, financial aid officers, and others to advocate for students and assist them in reaching their goals.
• Stay current on the latest trends in college success and persistence in higher education.
• Other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.
• Bachelor’s degree required, with preference given to Education and Human Services fields; Masters degree preferred.
• Minimum of three (3) years experience in academic, college success, or career counseling with college-aged individuals.
• Experience navigating CUNY and SUNY systems and northeast private colleges.
• Familiarity with the college application process and financial aid forms (FAFSA, TAP and CSS profile).
• Strong commitment to supporting the academic achievement and access to higher education of young adults who are low income, immigrants and/or will be the first in their families to attend college.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
• Knowledge of and/or active participation in local, state, and national college success associations.
• Understanding of intersectionality as it pertains to race, gender, class, and other identities.
• Practical experience and understanding of the principles of positive youth development.
• Willingness to work both independently and as a member of a team.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and presentation skills.
• Exceptional organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
• Extensive knowledge of the financial, academic, and social skills necessary to be successful in college.
• Strong networking, influencing, and negotiating skills.
• Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite, and Microsoft Outlook.
• Bilingual Spanish or Mandarin a plus.
Essential Physical Job Functions:
• Able and willing to travel to various colleges throughout the five boroughs and the Northeast
Commensurate with experience
How to Apply
Visit www.henrystreet.org/employment and follow the applicable job posting link. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Posted on 04/25/19; CVMHA ID #12767