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Academic Enrichment Coach

Supervisor: Assistant Director of College and Academic Services

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 32 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

As part of the University Settlement Society Talent Search program at The Door, this person will provide services to in- and out-of-school youth from local high schools and the wider Door community. We are looking for a dynamic individual who has experience with direct classroom instruction and/or tutoring in high school math, group facilitation and curriculum design, and a commitment to positive youth development practices. Applicants should be independent, creative, energetic and flexible.


  • Coordinate and execute evening and weekend College Paths volunteer-delivered programs including SAT prep, tutoring, ESOL, service learning and leadership development
  • Manage administrative operations of evening and weekend programs including tracking attendance, metro cards, food and supplies
  • Support volunteers in delivering programs, liaise with New York Cares volunteer team leaders, and assist with recruitment, screening and training of new volunteers
  • Tutor students in math individually or in small groups
  • Contribute to program and curriculum development for new academic and enrichment offerings driven by student interest and need
  • Support recruitment efforts for all programming
  • Act as a member of an interdisciplinary team working with each young person to support the achievement of their goals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and practice the principles of positive youth development
  • Provide intensive coordination and integration of necessary services, including monitoring of Talent Search space, and documenting participants progress toward goals
  • Participate in case conferencing
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary staff in the development and facilitation of agency-wide programming and events
  • Handle any appropriate responsibilities and functions as assigned by supervisor and/or director


  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Math, or related field required
  • Two years of experience in youth development/education, preferably in a high school setting
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Previous work as a classroom teacher, teaching assistant, or tutor strongly preferred
  • Willingness to travel between the offices of The Door/University Settlement and our local high school partners
  • Ability to facilitate groups and other learning activities and to foster team cohesion
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, or French preferred

Hours: 35 hours per week. Schedule will vary somewhat according to program needs, but applicants must be available to work the following Tuesdays 11:00 am-7:00 pm, Wednesdays 12:00 pm-8:00 pm, Thursdays and Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Fridays 10 am- 6 pm

Salary: Low 40s, plus generous benefits package

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

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