Youth Advocate (Bronx Legacy)
TITLE: Youth Advocate
REPORTS TO: Program Manager DEPARTMENT: Education
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.
The Youth Advocate will support the programmatic needs of the Project Ready program at Bronx Legacy High School which will serve 11th grade students in a classroom program setting. The program will focus on college and career readiness, lifelong exploration, civic engagement, and social and emotional learning. The Youth Advocate will work up to 20 hours per week between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday-Friday (schedule will be determined based on program hours).
REQUIRED EDUCATION, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 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
Experience engaging, interacting and maintaining collaborative trusting relationships and
with diverse individuals, youth and community partners.
Strong oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills are
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.
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.
Accurately document attendance and participation for all program activities as required
by program and agency procedures.
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.
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 Barbara DeLaleu, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hourly range: $18.00 - $20.00/hr for 20 hrs/week, rate commensurate with experience. This is a school year position (September 2022-June 2023) with the option for summer employment based on funding and overall performance.
Tentative start date: February 28, 2023
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