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School-Based College Advisor


Based in the Taft Educational Campus, this full-time college advisor will:

  • Operate a full service college advising office for students and families (including one-to-one college advising, college fairs, college-awareness workshops, college trips, Family Nights, etc.)
  • Lead the development and implementation of a coordinated, multi-year program of individual counseling, group workshops and leadership training that is designed to support college awareness, access and success of high-school students
  • Collaborate with school administrators and staff on an ongoing basis to ensure program participation and success, including attendance at all relevant school meetings.
  • Build partnerships with diverse educational institutions and organizations
  • Maintain records on students’ involvement in the program and their progress toward educational goals
  • Maintain and disseminate information about standardized tests such as SAT/Subject Tests, ACT, and PSAT.
  • Stay current on the latest trends in college access and success.
  • Demonstrate commitment to leadership development, community building, and community organizing as strategies for social change
  • Other duties as requested


  • B.A., B.S. Required
  • Bilingual Preferred
  • Previous experience in community-based youth work, education and/or social work with a commitment to youth development and college access
  • Strong commitment to strengthening a program and an environment that supports the academic achievement and access to higher education of youth who will be the first in their families to attend college.
  • Familiarity with NYC public schools

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Annual salary range is negotiable, depending on experience. New Settlement offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k).

TO APPLY:  Mail cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to, email subject line: “School Based College Advisor – Taft,”. No faxes, please. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; this position is available immediately. EEO/AA.

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