High School Mentoring Program (HSMP) Coordinator | Apex for Youth

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High School Mentoring Program (HSMP) Coordinator

Start Date: February 19, 2024

ABOUT US

Apex for Youth empowers underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in NYC to unlock their potential and a world of possibility. Through programming focusing on health and well-being, education, and community engagement, Apex for Youth creates transformative social connections and celebrates cultural identity to build the confidence and self-efficacy of future generations.

Apex serves approximately 2,000 students annually from Kindergarten through their post-secondary years. We provide children and young adults with opportunities to develop strong relationships with adults who volunteer as consistent and caring mentors and role models.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

Apex’s High School Mentoring Program (HSMP) addresses the needs of high school students through one-on-one caring relationships with adult volunteers through a unique blend of mentorship and group programming. The HSMP curriculum focuses on a mentee’s education, health and well-being, engagement with their community, and support in their education journey. HSMP takes place on Saturdays from September to June and offers some summer programs and events to participants during July and August. This position will report to the High School Mentoring Program Manager and collaborate on projects with other mentoring and high school programming team members.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own all program communication for mentors and mentees including planning communication schedules, sending program announcements, and managing RSVPs
  • Facilitate and assist with the development of Saturday workshop curriculum and community events that ensure an impactful experience for youth and volunteers
  • Develop rapport with program pairs, work to build positive, supportive, and meaningful relationships with youth/teens and volunteers 
  • Support recruitment, intake, and enrollment of youth from partner schools and organizations into programming
  • Provide match support to a caseload of 35-40 pairs at least twice a year; escalate high-needs youth, volunteers, and relationship challenges to Manager as needed 
  • Assist in volunteer and youth screening, matching, and positive closure processes
  • Document all communication in Salesforce and update attendance data after events
  • Manage collection of evaluation data from youth to measure youth impact, and volunteers to ensure a positive volunteer experience
  • Support strong, collaborative relationships with partner schools and organizations
  • Proactively share programmatic feedback and contribute to ideas for program roadmap 
  • Complete other duties as needed 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BS preferred (in lieu of a 4-year degree, GED and 3 years of experience in a social service or community organization required)
  • Experience working with youth required; experience with high school youth preferred
  • 1+ years of experience in a social service or community organization setting preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to create genuine relationships
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of assigned responsibilities
  • Positive and bright disposition with “can do” attitude
  • Proactive nature and self-starter, ability to problem-solve autonomously
  • Candidates are expected to be able to commute to the Apex office in Manhattan at least 2 days a week
  • Ability to work Saturdays in Manhattan as needed, and take Sunday and Monday as the weekend
  • Ability to travel for occasional overnight trips with youth, as well as for occasional out of town overnight organizational retreats

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to travel to multiple work sites via public transportation
  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers (typing and/or writing)
  • Ability to stand or walk long distances
  • Visual acuity to view documents on a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Typical office environment
  • Work in extreme heat or cold conditions
  • Flexibility to work evenings/nights/and-or weekend
  • Able to lift or carry 30 lbs
  • Communication using various methods to various groups
  • Traverse through multiple flights of stairs

 

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $52,000 – $57,000, depending on experience.

 

Overview of Benefits

Paid time off: In the first year of employment, employees are eligible for approximately a combined 40 days of vacation, holiday, personal, and sick leave (10 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, org-wide closures for one week over the winter holidays and one week during the Fourth of July, 5 sick days per year, 3 personal days a year). Additional vacation days accrue according to years worked in the organization.

Medical and other benefits: Employees are eligible to participate in a range of medical, dental and vision insurance plans with Apex covering the majority of the cost for employees; 401K plan with employer matching; flexible spending account; commuter benefits; paid parental leave; and professional development stipend. 

Hybrid workplace: Apex provides for a flexible remote work schedule on specific days of the week and requires employees to be on-site for other days of the week, and for special events and programs. 

Organizational Culture: Apex is a highly collaborative, flexible, and employee-centered workplace. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity both within our organization and in how we collaborate with others. If you love to work with a team and have exciting ideas you would like to explore and grow, we encourage you to join Apex for Youth!

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to Ellie Yeo at ellie.yeo@apexforyouth.org and include “HSMP Manhattan Coordinator” in the subject line.