College and Career Specialist

Global Kids

About the organization

Global Kids, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, hard-working, and creative individual who can help youth become college and career ready and brings experience in youth development, global education, and social action. The CCR Specialist will focus on supporting college and career readiness curriculum and program implementation across the organization for middle and high school youth while directly planning and implementing programs directly for high school juniors and seniors. The CCR Specialist reports to the Director of Curriculum and Special Projects. This position requires in-person work and full vaccination against COVID-19.

Duties

Program Responsibilities:

• Take a lead role in writing/adapting curriculum/lesson plans focusing on college and career readiness for middle school and high school ages.
• Provide on-site coaching for other GK staff on CCR curriculum, best practices around student support and college/career advising
• Gather and share resources for students and staff regarding college and career readiness
• Manage the development and implementation of family engagement workshops and staff-wide trainings on college admissions, scholarships, and financial aid advising based on staff and program needs
• Work with other staff and students to implement the annual Global Kids Youth Conference and other special projects.
• Lead/co-lead free and fee-based training sessions for other youth, educators, and Global Kids staff focused on college and career readiness.
• Develop and implement strategies for student outreach, recruitment, and retention throughout the year for citywide CCR programs.
• Plan and lead citywide CCR activities/organization-wide events (e.g. College Application and FAFSA parties, college and career panels, senior extravaganza) and working with GK senior leadership to secure volunteers as needed.
• Build and maintain positive relationships with students, families, school personnel, and other program partners.
• Build partnerships and effective relationships with college administrative, career services, financial aid, and other offices to advocate for students and assist them in reaching their goals and support CCR activities.
• Plan and lead GKU - a week-long summer college transition program for GK recent graduates to provide support, guidance and strategies to help them feel prepared for their first year of college
• Collaborate with GK’s Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships to ensure GK maintains a strong alumni network, for example by keeping an up-to-date list of GK’s HS graduates. • Serve as the GK representative on the College Access Consortium of NY (CACNY)
• Occasional evenings, weekends and overnights with long-distance travel required (annual overnight or multi-night youth retreat, college trips, GK events).

Administrative Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with other GK staff and citywide school partners on logistics for program implementation (e.g. space, security needs, permits, trip forms/permission slips).
• Collect, input and review attendance, evaluation and other data related to student progress.
• Manage and maintain annual Seniors Doc/Spreadsheet to track progress of all GK seniors; collaborate with GK site teams to ensure updated and accurate information is submitted.
• Provide quarterly reports to GK senior staff on organization-wide student progress towards college and career goals.
• Contribute anecdotal and quantitative data for funding proposals and reports
• Stay current on the latest trends in college success and persistence in higher education.
• Complete administrative tasks related to maintaining assigned GK equipment, fiscal procedures (fund requests and expense reports) and other tasks.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of relevant professional experience or master’s degree in a related field and two years of relevant professional experience.
• Strong understanding of a wide array of NYC social service resources for youth and families.
• Experience using interactive experiential learning strategies, counseling and conflict resolution skills, and youth development/leadership strategies with middle school and/or high school age youth.
• Experience and enthusiasm for designing and leading educational workshops that build on each other.
• Commitment to and understanding of working in culturally diverse settings and using antiracist pedagogical practices
• Experience working in or closely with NYC public schools a plus.
• Knowledge of and passion for global issues, , history, education, social justice and human rights.
• Excellent facilitation, consensus-building and interpersonal skills.
• Strong work ethic, initiative, creativity, willingness to learn, and ability to manage multiple tasks independently.
• Strong communication, writing, administrative, organizational, and technology skills (Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Zoom).
• International experience a plus
• Fluency in other languages is a plus (particularly Spanish, Haitian Creole and South Asian languages and dialects)

Salary/Benefits: This full-time exempt position has an annual salary of $50,000. GK offers affordable medical benefits (with plans as low as $1/month), dental, and life insurance as well as paid holidays, 12 vacation days (year 1), increasing thereafter based on years of employment, 3 personal days, and 8 sick days. Additionally, the GK offices are closed between Christmas and New
Year’s Day. GK staff also have access to retail discounts and other benefits through our Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

GK is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI+) and to using antiracist practices. Our staff provides and find support with their peers through our Black Affinity Group and our White Anti-Racist Affinity Group and can launch others based on their interests and needs.

Salary

$50,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please indicate “College and Career Specialist” in the subject line of the email. All resumes submitted will be reviewed by GK senior staff. We are unable to accept any phone, mail, or fax inquiries; please refer to the Global Kids website for further information, www.globalkids.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. We are actively seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds.

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