ALTERNATIVE TO COLLEGE COUNSELOR

Post date: 

January 10, 2019

We are seeking a qualified Alternative to College Counselor with a strong commitment to youth development to work in our College Access and Success Program (CASP).  The Alternative to College Counselor will provide follow-up assistance to graduates of QCH's Alternative Education high school programs to help them complete their plans for college/training programs or career-focused employment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Outreach to 180 alumni via phone, email, text and social media in addition to on-site school events and presentations. 
  • Provide program informational workshops at our Learning-to-Work (LTW) sites.
  • Support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of bi-annual Career Fairs at our LTW sites. 
  • Revisit post-secondary plans with 80 alumni who have identified that trade school/certification and/or employment as their desired career path.
  • Help graduates develop and implement realistic career goals. 
  • Identify and visit local trade and technical schools, internships, employers, and apprenticeship programs.
  • Provide students with information on trade and technique schools, internships, apprenticeship programs in addition to the admissions process requirements and financial aid opportunities of each program.
  • Research potential scholarships and loan opportunities as part of the financial aid process.
  • Evaluate and advise graduates using interviews, counseling sessions, interest and aptitude assessment tests.
  • Provide employment related services and workshops such as job applications assistance, mock interviews, and resume/cover letter creation.
  • Cultivate and build relationships with organizations: Dress for Success and Workforce One.
  • Ensure that 80 alumni are placed in a career-focused jobs and/or enroll in a degree/certificate program.
  • Review progress towards stated goals and to address participants’ needs.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work or a related field.
  • Minimum of two years youth development experience.
  • Knowledge of NYC certificate and vocational programs a plus. 
  • Ability to travel between sites located throughout the borough of Queens.
  • Knowledge of barriers faced by low income, first generation, college bound students and experience working with and motivating diverse high school and/or college-aged populations from underrepresented communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, problem-solving and communication skills.

 

Additional Details:

STATUS: Full-Time, Non-Exempt    

SALARY: $40,000 w/ Excellent Benefits

SCHEDULE:  Flexible schedule between sites, Monday through Friday (with occasional evening hours for school events, staff trainings, and meetings.

This position is available immediately.  Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package varies by position and may include medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such staff can earn annual leave days, sick days and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities, including trainings and learning bits.

 

Application Method:

We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that looks to continually enrich the lives of our diverse member community.  If you would like to join our team, please forward your cover letter and resume, with subject line “ATC Counselor” to Ivonne Torres at itorres@qchnyc.org.

 

 

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