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Youth Advocate

New York Urban League

Summary

The New York Urban League (NYUL) was founded in 1919 by an inter-racial group of concerned New Yorkers in response to the difficulties faced by African Americans migrating from the agricultural and rural south to the industrial, urban centers of the north. Today, the mission of the New York League (NYUL) is to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first-class education, economic self- reliance, and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Youth Advocate will report to the Program Manager supporting the Education Program at Career in Sports High School and Walkabout High School. Primary duties will include data entry, workshop facilitation, and supporting student recruitment and retention efforts. Interested candidates MUST have availability on Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.

Qualifications

  • Associate degree with 1 - 2 years of professional work experience particularly in social services, youth development administration, or community engagement
  • Strong commitment to youth socio-emotional development needs of our targeted community.
  • Experience building trusting relationships and collaborative efforts with diverse individuals, youth and community partners.
  • Strong oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and varying cultural groups.
  • Must have proven capacity to work independently, take initiative, and thrive in high-paced environment.
  • Respect for the value, potential and dignity for all program participants.•Ensure confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Ability to work outdoors and travel throughout NYC.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology is required.
  • Must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and pass background and clearance check.

Duties

Program Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement service-learning projects, presentations and workshops including but not limited to college and career readiness, life skills, and social development
  • Act as a liaison with participants, administrative/program staff, and parents
  • Monitor/document participant’s progression towards completion of service plan goals entering progress notes into Program Data Management systems on a weekly basis
  • Accurately document attendance for all program activities as required by program and agency procedures.
  • Collect and maintains student data for tracking participant progress, program objectives and outcomes, and contractual requirements.
  • Participate in professional development through individual and group supervision, attendance at conferences, workshops, seminars, or webinars.
  • Attend and participate in organization-wide initiatives as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to speak clearly in English
  • Ability to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard or phone
  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to travel for a minimum of 1 mile within a reasonable amount of time in all types of weather, including inclement weather
  • Ability to bend and retrieve objects and/or documents
  • Ability to climb five flights of stairs

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Raycine Taylor Director of Operations at rtaylor@nyul.org No phone calls.

Hourly range: $18.00 - $20.00/hr for 20 hrs/week, rate commensurate with experience. This is a school year position with the option for summer employment based on funding and overall performance.

Equal Opportunity Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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  • Date Posted

    December 8, 2023

  • Salary

    $18.00 - $20.00/hr

  • Type

  • Location

PASE Impact, FY 2023

PASE Setters Mary Chen 4511

5,200

Afterschool Professionals Supported

Resourcetable

151

Professional Development Events Offered

Group of young children dressed in jackets, holding hands.

100,000

NYC Youth Impacted

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