College and Career Advisor

Comprehensive Development, Inc.

About the organization

Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) seeks an experienced college advisor to serve the unique student community at Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School (MCNDHS).

With a mission to remove barriers to graduation, we provide intensive college and career readiness, engaging students through dynamic programming and experiential learning opportunities in order to prepare them for post-graduate success.

Our services include:

- College and career services that provide information and resources to students
- Support services that provide legal assistance and case management
- Tutoring services that help students overcome academic obstacles to graduation
- Post-graduation college and career services
- Internship program

Duties

Provide comprehensive College and Career advisement services for youth ages 16-22 in a NYC public transfer high school with a large immigrant population.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

- Extensive knowledge of the college admissions process and financial aid system (FAFSA).
- Familiarity with the CUNY system including CUNY Start and ASAP is essential, as well as other relevant college admissions initiatives like HEOP.
- Knowledge of career paths and the ability to advise students on post-graduation options available to them.
- Ability to assess student barriers to post-secondary success and make referrals to additional resources (i.e., training programs) as needed.
- Collaborate successfully in a multilingual and multicultural environment with immigrant and native-born student populations alike.
- Communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders including organization staff, school administration and teachers, students and their families, and staff at colleges and universities.
- Second language skills are crucial. (The most common languages spoken by our students include Spanish, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Wolof, Fulani, Bengali and Arabic.)
- Experience working with high school students in an urban setting and/or community based organizations required.
- Minimum education level: Bachelor's degree.
- Drive, empathy and a sense of humor are indispensable.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] by August 1st, 2019.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Resume and Cover letter

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