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New York Edge Bilingual College Advisor (Spanish) in Queens, New York

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New York Edge is the largest provider of after school and summer camp programs in New York City public schools. Each year, programs in academics--including STEM, the arts, sports & wellness, and college access help 40,000 students develop leadership skills and succeed in school. Working parents count on our programs to provide safe and enriching environments for their children

Summary:

New York Edge is seeking a knowledgeable, highly-organized, and passionate individual to fill the role of a Bilingual College Advisor. In this full-time role, you will be responsible for fostering a college-bound environment, support students’ successful transition to college, and ensure that all students are meeting all requirements to enter college upon graduating high school. This position will provide direct supportive service and follow-up to program participants while also delivering contractual services such as academic support, job readiness training, career exploration, site information and counseling.

Job Type:

Full-Time, Year Round

Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm

Remote:

No. This position requires you to be in-person.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist participants define and develop educational/career plans

  • Assist students in navigating the college search and application process

  • Track students’ academic progress using report cards, progress reports, and periodic assessments

  • Facilitate college admission and financial aid workshops to educate students and parents about college admissions process

  • Assist students with completing college and financial aid application

  • Plan, organize, develop and implement career events, and publications

  • Refer students to appropriate resources when needed

  • Plan and conduct Career Days, Job Fairs, and College Fairs

  • Support student recruitment efforts for New York Edge

  • Other duties as assigned

Required skills:

  • Fluency in Spanish is required

  • Passion for New York Edge mission and youth development

  • Reliable, organized, flexible and punctual

  • Full understanding of the college admissions process.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program staff and school partners

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person and over the phone, applying tact and discretion as situations demand

  • Must have excellent organizational, time management and follow-up skills

  • Responsible and professional conduct that serves as role model to staff and youth

  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

  • Must demonstrate ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with preference in Education, Psychology, or Social Work.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of work experience in urban education, including experience presenting workshops to students and teachers.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of prior experience working with high schools in the college admission, financial aid and scholarship process.

  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required

The Bilingual College Advisor will be required to report to their assigned school building and interact with students, staff, parents and school administration while following all local, state, and federal Covid-19 guidelines, policies and mandates.

At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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