High School Postsecondary Readiness Teacher

Position Reports to: Deputy Director,  Postsecondary Readiness

Core Relationships: Postsecondary Access Counselor, College Advising Fellows, Workforce Dean, Inclusive Learning Team

Start Date: Immediate Hire for 2022-2023 School Year

Hours: 7:40 am – 4:15 pm + some out of school time responsibilities

Compensation: (Please note that this is a general range - salaries are determined based on credentials & years of experience. East Harlem Scholars Academies also offers a comprehensive benefits package): The salary range for this role is $60,000-70,000 annually.

FLSA Status: Exempt 

 

Who We Are:

East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by  East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.

At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.

We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care. 

For more information about Scholars Academies, please visit us at www.eastharlemscholars.org.

About the Opportunity:

We are looking for a Postsecondary Readiness Teacher who will work with our Network Postsecondary Team and larger school community to create and sustain the school's college and career advising program for our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade scholars at East Harlem Scholars High School. The teacher will execute the vision for the postsecondary program, which is designed to ensure that students matriculate into and graduate from college or Career Technical Education/Vocational programs. The teacher will support our students in auditing credits, developing college readiness skills, and guide students and families in the application to college lifecycle. This role requires strong communication and collaboration with the College Access, Culture, and Inclusive Learning Teams at the High School to support students with IEPs in their transition to post-secondary education and careers; and with the Out-of-School (OST) Time Postsecondary Access and Success programs. This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic individual to play an integral role in growing and shaping a premier charter school committed to helping students not just to matriculate into college, but to graduate from college and beyond.  

What Qualifies You:

  • You have 2-3 years of professional experience in college counseling, college access and success programs, or related fields, or 2-3 years of professional experience teaching high school students.
  • You have experience developing and facilitating workshops and classes for students, staff, and caregivers.
  • You hold yourself to high professional and ethical standards
  • You enjoy and/or have experience working with diverse populations of students and communities
  • You have a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities of working with First Generation, Black, Brown, and/or economically-vulnerable college-bound students 
  • You understand NYS High School Requirements and Credits.
  • You have strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • You experience working in a fast-moving, and entrepreneurial environment
  • You have experience working with PowerSchool, Naviance, or similar Student Information System to track and report on key metrics
  • You have experience facilitating workshops with high school students and adults
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree 

Areas of Leadership:

Direct Work with Scholars

  • Teach 9th and 10th, or 11th grade-level postsecondary readiness seminar courses through a developmental approach to college success, which focuses on the college application process and transition to college; and collaborate to infuse college readiness lessons within the advisory program
  • Manage the summer application process for scholars, working in conjunction with the Dean, Workforce, to place 60% of scholars per cohort into a meaningful summer program each year.
  • Help build organizational knowledge on multiple postsecondary pathways including Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs
  • Provide Scholars Academies students with individualized college counseling and resources in the areas of academic achievement, school success, and life-skills that impact school performance and college access, readiness, enrollment, and success

Tracking Postsecondary Readiness & Progress

  • Collect and analyze academic data, including proactively analyzing data for trends in academic performance, and progress toward high school graduation
  • Maintain an accurate system of complete records for students' application materials, college applications, financial aid applications, opportunity program applications, acceptances, matriculation, scholarships and aid awarded

Facilitating a Schoolwide Postsecondary Culture

  • Coordinate a comprehensive college and career counseling plan for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors that takes into consideration students skills, interests, and post-secondary goals
  • Help build organizational knowledge on multiple postsecondary pathways including Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs
  • Develop partnerships with colleges, businesses, and non-profit organizations that will provide high school and college students with college and career-related summer opportunities
  • Support coordinating school-site testing (e.g. PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.)

Family Engagement, Partnerships, and Professional Development

  • Foster continuous family partnerships and secure family support of student participation in college readiness by delivering a wide range of direct-family activities

 

For the safety of our students and staff, East Harlem Tutorial Program requires all staff members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We do allow for medical and religious exemptions that adhere to our policy and CDC guidelines. If you have any questions and would like further information, please reach out to HR@ehtp.org.

 

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