Fields: education, youth, job training, Latinos, African American
Location: NYC, New York
About the Organization: Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college and career success. We believe that the power of student ideas in action drives youth to reach their fullest potential in school and beyond. BUILDNYC currently serves over 300 high school students spanning The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our four-year high school program offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, academics, and personal support that attracts and motivates many students to pursue post-secondary opportunities and explore various career pathways. Our students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses. This real-world business experience makes school relevant and motivates them to succeed. To help them become college ready, students learn about various options of post-secondary education and creating a plan to enroll and attend college that best fit their needs. To help students become career ready, students develop and polish career skills such as resume writing, interviewing skills and techniques, networking, job shadowing, all in preparation to land a summer internship.
About the Position: Reporting to the Senior Student Experience Program Manager, the Program Coordinator (PC) is responsible for supporting and collaborating with the Senior Student Experience Program Manager in managing all aspects of the Entrepreneurship Program. The Program Coordinator will also support the program team with special events. S/he will ensure a positive student experience and that freshman, sophomore and junior students acquire the requisite academic, life, and entrepreneurial skills for post-secondary success through their participation in the BUILD program. Additionally, s/he will cultivate relationships with schools, mentors, and community stakeholders to further student success. Our site serves a student population that is under-represented in higher education – primarily African American and Latino students. Typical site operation hours are Monday – Friday approximately 8:30am – 5:30pm. Frequent travel between local sites is required.
Special Requirements/Qualifications: Successful candidates will demonstrate key competencies such as project management, organization and problem solving through a combination of previous education and work experience.
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Experience working with under-resourced youth and managing programs/projects with proven track record of successful relationships and program impact
• Experience training and/or coaching teenagers or adults
• Spanish fluency a plus
Estimated Salary: $40,000 – $45,000 estimate + Benefits
Deadline: Open until filled / Not given