College and Career Advisor - CAS
Comprehensive Youth Development
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Post Date: Sep 09, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 9-30-2021
Salary: $45,000 - $55,000
Location: US - New York - New York
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This is a dynamic position that includes individual advising, group work facilitation, classroom teaching, project management, and developing strategies to continue improving our delivery of college and career services.

-- Manage a caseload of seniors to provide one-on-one and group advisement on CUNY, SUNY, and Private/Out-of-State school lists and applications, financial aid applications, vocational options and college/career matriculation.

-- Maintain knowledge and relationships with and of CUNY, SUNY, and Private School admissions, SAT/ACT testing requirements, Opportunity programs, and FAFSA and TAP processes to assist students and families in making educated decisions about college.

-- Plan and implement college and career related events including but not limited to college fairs, college trips, representative visits, CUNY workshops, college info sessions, career options, etc.

-- Collaborate with Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, and Teachers regarding student information and service delivery.

-- Meet with Site Director biweekly and team biweekly and provide updates, challenges, and goals.

-- Track all student interactions and outcomes by complying with all data management protocols on a daily and weekly basis.


CYD is looking for a candidate who will thrive in a structured, deadline driven, and highly motivated (and fun) college office. We are seeking an individual who also has the following:

-- Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution in relevant field required, Master’s Degree preferred

-- Demonstrated experience in providing college and career services (at least one year) with a desire and commitment to a career in the college and career access field

-- Knowledge of CUNY/SUNY, the college admissions process and components, and financial aid systems (FAFSA, TAP, CSS, Dream Act, etc.)

-- Knowledge of career and vocational opportunities in the NYC area

-- Experience in urban schools and/or community based educational organizations required.

-- Strong facilitation skills in small and large group settings a must

-- The ability and desire to work with a diverse student population, including immigrant and undocumented students, ideally with a social justice lens

-- Enthusiasm, initiative, sense of humor, patience, and creativity

-- Flexible and resourceful team player – must enjoy working on a team!

-- Attention to detail and proven organizational skills required

-- Must have computer proficiency in Google Suites (Drive, Slides, Forms, Sheets), and Zoom (or similar virtual platforms) – knowledge on Google Classroom a plus!

TO APPLY: Email a one page resume and a separate cover letter to with subject line “CAS College and Career Advisor - [LAST NAME]” as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please note that New York City will require all Department of Education employees to have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September 27, 2021.

Benefits: Health and Dental, Eye, and 403b plan, Transitcheck

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