Middle School Mentoring Program Brooklyn Manager | Apex for Youth

Middle School Mentoring Program Brooklyn Manager

Start Date: August 1, 2023


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.


Apex’s Middle School Mentoring Program Brooklyn (MSMP Brooklyn) is a new program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn that is an expansion of our existing Manhattan Middle School Mentoring Program. This program will address the needs of middle school students through one-on-one caring relationships with adult volunteers through a unique blend of mentorship and group programming. The MSMP curriculum focuses on a mentee’s education, health and well-being, and engagement with their community. MSMP takes place on Saturdays from September – June. There is also less frequent summer programming for youth. 

The MSMP Brooklyn Manager will be in charge of designing and piloting this new program site by using the program model from our Manhattan Middle School Mentoring Program. Reporting to the Associate Director of Mentoring Programs, the ideal MSMP Brooklyn Manager candidate will possess a strong background in working with middle school aged youth, excellent program management skills, and strong curriculum and program design skills.


  • Oversee all aspects of the program, including program design, curriculum development, and workshop facilitation; in collaboration with the MSMP Manhattan team
  • Oversee the recruitment, intake, and matching process for all mentoring pairs
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with partners such as schools and community based organizations
  • Collaborate with the mentoring team to implement volunteer trainings, teamwide events, and to streamline programming across grade levels and sites
  • Maintain 25-30 caseload of mentoring pairs in first year of program; up to 40 in second year
  • Provide supervision and ongoing support to MSMP intern
  • Lead event-planning for major Brooklyn events and outings
  • Support collection and analysis of program data by the Program Data Analysis Manager
  • Collaborate with Mental Health team for MSMP mentees on mental health caseload
  • Attend all program and leadership meetings, as necessary


  • BA or BS required
  • 3-4 years experience working with youth preferred
  • Program management experience preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong ability and interest in building community and genuine relationships
  • Positive and bright disposition with “can do” attitude
  • Proactive nature and self starter, ability to problem-solve autonomously
  • Enjoys working independently, as well as collaboratively with a team
  • Candidates are expected to be able to commute to the Apex office in Manhattan at least 1-2 days a week
  • Ability to work Saturdays as needed, and take Sunday and Monday as the weekend.


Salary range: The salary range for this position is $59,500 – $66,000, 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!



Please send your resume and cover letter to Amy Zhao at amy.zhao@apexforyouth.org and include “MSMP Brooklyn Manager” in the subject line.