Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in: Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth. CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.
CAMBA College Bound Program will provide college access and information-sharing, and will synthesize and distribute pertinent college access information across CAMBA’s programs, including a monthly send-out of resources. The College Bound program will be the key point of contact for alumni from CAMBA’s Leading to College program, making personal outreach to individual participants to support them in addressing any social, financial, academic, or emotional challenges they might have during their Freshman year of college. The College Bound program will provide alumni with the intensive, tailored, and one-to-one support our participants need to persist and ultimately thrive. Employees within the program will provide guidance through major program benchmarks, including admissions, FAFSA applications, enrollment, registration, matriculation, and financial aid filing. Additionally, the College Bound employees will work with participants’ families to provide necessary services, alleviating participants’ obligation to leave college in order to help their family.
Position: Young Adult Career Advisor
Reports To: College Bound Coordinator
Location: 1137 Herkimer St. Brooklyn NY 11233
What The Young Adult Career Advisor Does:
- Provide one-on-one and group support to grade-specific young people that are first generation, from low income communities, and attending high school in New York City to establish goals related to college readiness, persistence, and career exploration as well as action plans to support goal attainment; and routinely review progress towards goals with students to refine plans as appropriate.
- Work in partnership with CCB Coordinator to develop grade appropriate and timely college access and readiness workshops and timelines.
- Collaborate with CCB Coordinator to cultivate and maintain relationships with principals, teachers, and counselors from NYC schools, as well as Beacon and Cornerstone staff, partners from outside organizations, and other college access professionals.
- Chaperone college trips (both day and overnight).
- Assist with the development and planning of workshops for parents and guardians on key topics (financial aid planning, different types of institutions, scholarships, etc.) related to the college admissions process.
- Work closely with parents and guardians on navigating the complex process of applying for financial aid assistance, including identifying grants, scholarships, and applicable funding sources.
- Assist participants in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for participants and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
- Represent CAMBA / CCB at CAMBA and non-CAMBA events, providing information and resources to other attendees and distributing pamphlets and flyers.
- Prepare marketing materials for the program, including social media content, flyers, emails and website content.
- Maintain program data and support CCB Coordinator in determining next steps based on student progress.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) or currently attending college, ideally majoring in education, social work or a related field and/or equivalent experience.
- Extensive knowledge of the college application, admissions and financial aid processes – including relevant NY state information – as well as the skills necessary to help students be successful in college.
- Demonstrated understanding of the public school system and youth development, especially in the area of after-school and expanded learning opportunities for college access and persistence.
- Experience working with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Experience with developing, teaching, facilitating, and leading workshops.
- Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays as needed.
- Must be able to travel between CAMBA sites (primarily in Central and East Brooklyn).
- Must obtain Dept. of Health, Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance; doctor’s note certifying good health; proof of negative results from TB test; and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance.
- Ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
- Computer literacy with Microsoft Office Suite products
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.
Status: – Part-time (20 hours per week)
CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.