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1 Apr 2024

Teacher College and Career Advisor

Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE)
 Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, United States

Job Description

YPIE partners with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college.

At Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE), we believe:

  • All young people, regardless of zip code, are entitled to a quality education, and a chance to discover their passions and share their talents with the world.
  • Post-secondary education is essential to upward economic mobility.
  • Readiness for, access to, and persistence in college are integral to degree attainment.

With support from the YPIE team, students become lifelong learners equipped to thrive in the future economy and empowered to contribute to their communities and humanity. If you have the experience and determination to change the course of a student’s life, review this position description for info and next steps. 

 

JOB MISSION

YPIE is embarking on an exciting new opportunity to offer college readiness and access services at a new location, on the campus of Dayspring Community Center in Yonkers. The College and Career Advisor will provide the services listed in “Responsibilities and Results” in the following locations:

  • Dayspring Community Center (evenings)
  • A Yonkers public high school (school-day)
  • Yonkers Public School District-wide events (as needed)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & RESULTS  

  • Academic Prep
    • Coordinate the YPIE Tutor Corp to prep 9th and 10th graders in core academic subjects, including:
      • Recruiting, training, and managing a group of YPIE seniors and college students to tutor younger Dayspring students,
      • Matching tutors with students based on subject area,
      • Coordinating tutor schedules with student schedules,
      • Managing tutors’ effectiveness with students.
  • College Advising
    • College Guidance
        • 11th grade: Provide individualized grade level college guidance to each 11th grade student including, but not limited to: assessing each student’s college aspirations and goals, reviewing transcripts, confirming Naviance access, drafting best fit college lists, supporting students in drafting their college essay, helping students request letters of recommendation and start the Common Application, and identifying students who are appropriate for Opportunity Programs.
        • 12th grade: Provide grade level college guidance to 12th grade students including, but not limited to: assistance completing and submitting college applications to an appropriate list of schools; analysis of final school acceptances and financial aid packages to guide students to make college commitments. 
        • Financial Aid: Assist students in completing FAFSA/TAP/CSS documents. Assist students in identifying and completing scholarship applications. Help students analyze financial aid packages to guide students to make college commitments.
    • College Transition/Enrollment Support
      • College Transition: After seniors commit to colleges, support all seniors through the enrollment process to remove all barriers to matriculating.
    • Family Engagement
      • Meet with and include parents/guardians one-on-one or in groups on all aspects of the postsecondary process.
      • Maintain active, collaborative relationships with key family figures in students’ lives, coordinating to address students’ challenges and reinforce goals.
      • Facilitate info sessions and other events that deepen student & family understanding of the college process.
  • District-Wide Support
    • Support students at Yonkers high schools with various College Guidance, College Transition/Enrollment supports
    • Support at various district-wide College Guidance, College Transition/Enrollment events.
  • Program Administration & Recruitment
    • Manage student records and program logistics, communicating with key stakeholders to ensure seamless events and effective program implementation.
    • Leverage data to recruit students each year, proactively collaborating with district and non-profit partners to identify target students and deliver info sessions and presentations.

 

VALUES

YPIE team members: 

  • are always learning, embracing feedback and pursuing growth alongside our students.
  • do whatever it takes, consistently going the extra mile to get the job done with the highest degree of quality.
  • sweat the details, approaching tasks with meticulous attention to every element and pride in high-quality work.
  • collaborate, regularly coordinating with key internal and external partners to advance strategic goals.
  • track and use data, maintaining strong records and regularly consulting data to inspire effective decision-making.

 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible for consideration, applicants should have:

  • 2+ years experience providing college guidance to low income, first generation, and/or students of color
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Ability to navigate partnerships with diverse stakeholders
  • Deep knowledge of public and private colleges/universities, opportunity programs, and financial aid requirements
  • Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours as dictated by programming needs
  • A car and willingness to travel to program site(s) 

The most competitive applicants will possess:

  • Masters in counseling or related field 
  • Prior experience with Naviance and/or other databases
  • NY State certification in school counseling
  • Spanish fluency 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public and private colleges/universities, opportunity programs, and financial aid requirements
  • A desire to learn and stay current in the ever changing world of postsecondary admissions

You are likely to be successful in this role if:

  • You enjoy solving challenging problems with students, helping them reach measurable outcomes.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, where you will manage your own time to support each student. 
  • You are hungry for collaboration.

 

JOB DETAILS

This position is based in-person across multiple program sites in Yonkers, NY. You will be designing and implementing a new program, so your schedule may vary.

Hours: Part-Time (32 hours/week, approx. 4 days/week)

Schedule: Will vary depending on student needs (you will have flexibility to build the program schedule) but most weeks:

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00am – 7:00pm 
  • Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Calendar:

  • Year One: 12 months (summer schedule July – August, regular schedule September – June)
  • Year Two: 10 months (September – June, with opportunity to work in July & August)

Location(s): Dayspring Community Center (evening) and Yonkers Public Schools (school-day)

Salary Range: $48,000 – $54,400

YPIE offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Benefits include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter benefit
  • Life insurance
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement
  • On-site gym 
  • Personalized staff learning opportunities

How to Apply

To apply to the YPIE College and Career Advisor position, click here! To learn more, visit ypie.org/jobs.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Part-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 16 days.