Youth Advocate

Reports to:           Program Manager
Department:          Education
Job Type:             Part-time
Status:                 Non-exempt

The mission of the New York Urban 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. Providing direct services for more than 100 years to New Yorkers across the City, the NYUL is a respected trainer, advisor and advocate. Additionally, the NYUL partners with government, business and civic leaders to call out injustice, create new opportunities and celebrate advancements that make the City work better for all of its residents.


POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Youth Advocate will report to the Program Manager supporting the Education Program at Careers in Sports High School. Primary duties will include data entry, workshop facilitation, and supporting student recruitment & retention efforts. This is a fully in-person position working directly with High School Freshman and Sophomore Students. Interested candidates MUST have availability on Monday – Thursday from 1:30p – 6:30p during the DOE Academic School Year.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • 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.


REQUIRED EDUCATION, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES INCLUDE:

  • 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


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Joery Francois, Director of Programs at jfrancois@nyul.org. No phone calls please.


Salary range: $18.00 - $20.00/hr for 16 hrs/week, rate commensurate with experience. This is a grant funded position (January 2022 – December 2022) with the option for renewal based on funding and overall employee performance.


Preferred Start Date: June 13, 2022

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