Advocacy Coordinator, Salem Community Center

Location
New York, NY, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 18, 2019
Ref
ADVOC01251
Modeled after HCZ's Beacon Centers, the Salem Community Center provides comprehensive educational and recreational programming, enrichment activities, and social services, both after school and on weekends, to high-school students within the St. Nicholas Housing Development.

We are currently seeking an Advocacy Coordinator to provide full and complete oversight of the academic enrichment and support components of the program. The Advocacy Coordinator will ensure that program participants are receiving the needed academic support, college prep, and multi-cultural exposure to prepare them for college and careers. The Advocacy Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work one-on-one with students to understand the diversity of needs for academic resources
  • Oversee work with school partners and parents while collaborating with other site staff
  • Supervises Student Advocates and tutors to assess students' needs, and develop and implement plans to meet those needs
  • Maintain statistical data for all education-related activities, such as student participation and tutor hours dedicated to education activities
  • Review educational history of students to evaluate academic performance and learning characteristics
  • Coordinate, develop, monitor, and evaluate effectiveness of the IEP for students
  • Prepare reports and updates as required and continuously evaluate program impact
  • Review and use of data to make informed decisions around education component program improvements
  • Develop long-term and short-term plans/programs for the purpose of meeting instructional objectives
  • Attend and contribute to case management meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years in an educational setting with at least 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Experience working with youth
  • Strong organizational, planning, leadership, writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to lead and motivate a high-performing, mission-driven staff
  • Energetic, motivated self-starter and a team player
  • Ability to offer motivate and encourage self-esteem in youth



We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

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