High School Program Coordinator (HSPC)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective

A House on Beekman’s aim is to create a seamless series of programs from birth to career that

empowers the next generation of the South Bronx to reach their full potential. We are seeking a

dynamic, hard-working and creative leader who shares our passion for providing exceptional

programming to students and families in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx.

A House on Beekman (AHOB) will launch our high school pilot program this year (2019-20). The

primary purpose of this program is to meet our students where they are by coming alongside them on

a weekly basis in order to support and empower them on their high school journey. The High School

Program Coordinator (HSPC) is proactive and will help students develop the skills they will need to be

successful in high school, college, and beyond. We are searching for proactive professionals who are

passionate about assisting students as they progress through their academic journey, from new

student orientation to graduation.

To be a successful HSPC, candidates should be invested in the success of their students and have a

thorough understanding of developmental processes, post-secondary education admissions, financial

aid practices, and student resources. The HSPC will assist students with developing a four year plan,

choosing classes, determining their strengths, selecting extracurricular activities, and help them work

towards careers that fit their talents. To ensure that students are progressing towards their goals, the

HSPC will communicate regularly with students and school staff, maintain records of their

performance, and intervene if declines in grades or attendance occur.

Successful HSPC will have extensive knowledge about NYC DOE institutions and a strong desire to

assist in student development. The HSPC will also need to be analytical, collaborative, and possess

the desire to motivate students. Strong computer and communication skills are a must. Ideal

candidates will be caring, organized, communicative, and accessible.

Essential Functions

Duties and Responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:

● Plan, implement and document successful educational, recreational/extracurricular, youth

leadership, biblical/spiritual growth, and community service with high school age students.

● Share the gospel with the students and show God’s love to them.

● Build a positive relationship with each high school participant in your care, and foster positive

connections between participants and their families.

● Actively engage with teens at all times with the goal of fostering the positive development of

each teen and the group.

● Conduct yourself as a professional and representative of A House on Beekman with school

staff, parents/families, children and anyone else with whom you come into contact in your role.

● Work as a part of a collaborative team, providing support to any specialist implementing

activities. The team plays an important role in the development of the program.

● Actively participate in all aspects of staff or member development, including bi-weekly

supervision, team meetings, pre-service training, and any additional trainings during the

school year.

High School Program Coordinator Responsibilities:

● Building rapport with students.

● Helping students identify strengths and weaknesses.

● Assisting and supporting students with setting and meeting their academic and career goals.

● Displaying an interest in student development.

● Developing student habits and other skills to ensure their success.

● Analyzing data, maintaining updated reports, and tracking student progress towards goals.

● Connecting students with other resources, such as counselors or tutors, as needed.

● Discussing career and educational goals with students.

● Aiding in the course selection process to ensure progress towards student goals.

● Intervening if behavioral or academic abnormalities occur.

● Demonstrate a strong understanding of NYC DOE institutional policies.

● A desire to help students in their academic journey, from enrollment to graduation.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of

activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,

responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Skills/Experience

● Bachelor’s Degree or at least 2 years collegiate study completed, working toward Bachelor’s.

● More education or experience in education or counselling may be preferred.

● Must have experience working with youth and young adults in a structured program,

preferably in a racially, ethnically, and social-emotionally diverse urban community.

● Living in (or open to living in) the South Bronx is a big plus, though not absolutely necessary.

● Familiarity with college admissions processes, financial aid, and student resources.

● Ability to motivate students as they transition from high school to college to career.

● Ability to maintain accurate and updated records concerning student performance.

● Understanding of institutional policies, procedures, and resources.

● Strong communication skills, strong organizational skills, excellent judgment, self motivated,

ability to work in a team in a variety of environments.

● Candidates possessing skills in financial literacy, time management, and strong study habits

are strongly encouraged to apply.

● Bilingual is a plus.

Competencies

1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

2. Strong interpersonal skills

3. Computer/Social/Mobile Technology Skills

4. Team Building

5. Problem Solving/Analysis

6. Time Management

7. Ethical Conduct

Expected Work Schedule

This is a seasonal part-time position, working up to 20?hours a week. The High School Program

operates on a flex schedule due to working in the field. Exact schedule will vary based on student

needs. We will follow the NYC public school calendar and will also have occasional staff

development/planning days on school holidays. Work days/hours subject to change based on AHOB’s

needs.

Required Clearances

• State Central Registry (SCR) General Background Check

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment

such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Travel

This position requires you to travel throughout New York City meeting with students and staff at their

respective schools.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the

employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This role will also require the ability to lift files, open filing

cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

Send Resume and Cover Letter via email to

To be considered for a position, email resume to info@ahouseonbeekman.org. Please be sure to

reference Job Title in the subject line of your email. Please submit cover letter and resume as an

attachment in a Word document or PDF format only. Due to the volume of resumes received, no calls

or faxes regarding submission will be returned. Your resume will only be routed correctly and

considered, if all instructions above are met.