Chinese-American Planning Council

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Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) aims to promote the social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities. Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services agency and strives to be the premier social service and leadership development organization. CPC serves over 60,000 community members each year through more than 50 programs at over 30 sites throughout New York City, including early childhood education, school-age care, youth services, workforce development, community services, and senior services. In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve leadership skills among staff and community members.


CPC’s Education and Career Services Division (ECS) provides dynamic programs and activities that bridge youth and adults with their highest educational, economic and leadership potential. ECS believes it is never too early nor too late to start learning, which is why we use an asset-based approach to maximize clients’ current strengths. Whether in our schools, community centers, or internship sites, ECS creates equitable learning environments that promote leadership development, self-advocacy, and community building. Our programs equip clients with essential skills and experiences today so that they are empowered to take the next step tomorrow.

Position Title: EDUCATION AND CAREER SPECIALIST, Learn and Earn Program
Location: 165 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours per week



The Manhattan Learn and Earn Program provides work readiness skills training, college access support, leadership development and summer employment opportunities for youth and young adults. Participants are equipped with the experience and skills necessary to make a successful transition into adulthood, and are empowered to become stronger advocates for themselves and their communities.



The Education and Career Specialist will report directly to the Learn and Earn Program Director.


       Support participant outreach, enrollment, engagement, and retention efforts; conduct pre/post-testing and assessment interviews; complete individual service strategies

       Develop and facilitate interactive workshops related to career exploration, work readiness, higher education, financial literacy, leadership development, and other life skills

       Provide individualized guidance and counseling, and case management services; enter participant case notes and track progress, including services received

       Maintain participant file folders, including various programmatic documents

       Coordinate guest speaking panels, community service events, service learning projects, mentoring activities and field trips (e.g., college visits, worksite visits) within program guidelines

       Build a network of employers for internship/summer job opportunities; manage internship/job placement and retention efforts

       Administer follow-up services to exited participants; cultivate an alumni database and organize alumni events

       Engage parents and families by providing updates of participants’ progress, invitations to special events, relevant workshops (e.g., college admissions and financial aid), and referrals to support services

       Collaborate with partner organizations to enhance programming

       Attend meetings and professional development trainings as required

       Assist with other related duties as assigned by the Program Director



       Bachelor’s Degree

       Experience with facilitating workshops and providing case management support

       Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills

       Multitasker who thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

       Culturally competent professional with a strong work ethic and demonstrated passion for empowering diverse populations

       Bilingual candidates are a plus


To Apply

Please submit applications through CPC’s Jobs Portal – Education and Career Specialist


CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary Information

Excellent benefits package including paid holiday, sick and personal time off. Medical insurance coverage including Dental and Vision; Basic Life Insurance coverage; 403(b) Retirement

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