Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Job Title

COLLEGE ACCESS COUNSELOR

Job Description

With community residents leading the way, the mission of Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills/East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing, and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community.  

 

CHLDC has openings for one (1) full time College Access Counselor at the Student Success Center and the Franklin K. Lane High School campus.  The Student Success Center (SSC) is a youth-led college access program that works to sustain and grow a college-going culture on the Lane Campus.   The SSC provides the resources and tools necessary for each student to reach his/her post-secondary education goals.   Each College Access Counselor partners with a school on the Lane campus and is responsible for primarily supporting juniors and seniors from that high school on the college application and matriculation processes.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

    Provide individual counseling and group workshops around college access, career exploration, and educational success.

    Implement comprehensive outreach and recruitment strategy to promote the programming of the SSC.

    Help coordinate activities including parent information sessions, college visits, leadership activities and program celebrations.

    Communicate with key stakeholders at the Lane Campus and related agencies to support student progress toward educational success.

    Act as a liaison between students and school personnel.

    Implement comprehensive outreach and recruitment strategy to promote the programming of the SSC.

    Ensure the maintenance and growth of the SSC through supporting fundraising activities and tracking SSC student utilization and outcomes.

    Enter student file data into data tracking system weekly.

    Maintain daily student attendance forms, student record and portfolios.

    Collaborate with CHLDC and school staff to meet needs of participants and provide crisis intervention and referrals as needed.

    Conduct individual and family outreach to program participants including home visits and phone calls as needed.

    Participate in meetings and staff development sessions with CHLDC.

    Perform other duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    BA in education, counseling or related field.

    1-2 years experience strongly preferred.

    Must have flexible schedule, some evening/weekend hours may be required.

    Strong interpersonal skills, highly organized and motivated.

    Knowledge of college admissions and financial aid process required.

    Commitment to youth development perspective.

    Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

    Must clear DOE and DOH fingerprinting and background authorizations before they can work.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position works in a school setting during the workday. This role routinely uses standard equipment such as computers, walkie-talkies, phones, photocopiers, and standard equipment such as staplers, scissors and tape dispensers.

 

TRAVEL:  No travel is expected for this position.

 

Supervision:  Reports directly to Director of the Student Success Center.

Salary Information

$40,000-43,000 annually, dependent upon experience. We also offer a very competitive benefits package.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please forward your cover letter and resume (including three professional references) to Lisa LoFaso, Director of the Student Success Center at: LisaL@cypresshills.org. Priority deadline for applications is May 31st. Qualified applicants will receive notice of interviews beginning June 1st. Position start date is August 7th.

CYPRESS HILLS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND IS COMMITTED TO WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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