St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Department: Upward Bound Program
Location: Long Island City HS, SJU campus for meetings etc
Job Purpose: To provide academic, social and college preparedness support to underserved students that will increase their academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education.
Provide social/emotional support & academic advisement to high school students
Serve as mentors for HS participants and assist with college preparedness tasks (i.e.- completion of FAFSA, scholarship searches, college applications and research etc.)
Provide workshops to include: enhancing soft-skills (i.e.- time management, organization, advocacy skills), social emotional support, career planning, college readiness, budgeting/finances, and financial aid assistance etc.
Assist with recruitment and outreach and the collection of project services data (i.e.- attendance, event sign-in sheets, registration forms etc.)
Assist with the coordination of educational trips and college visits
Attend program activities including educational/cultural field trips, family events, and college tours
Participate in supervision meetings & trainings
Candidates pursuing a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of3.0
Minimum of two years of experience in a mentoring setting and working with high school or college underserved student populations
Experience in academic advising, counseling, or mentoring
Knowledge of college application processes and financial aid policies and regulations.
Strong work ethic
Attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent communication (verbal/written) and problem-solving skills
Excellent computer skills (i.e.- Microsoft Office, Excel)
Commitment to supporting positive youth development
Bilingual (Spanish) strongly encouraged
This is a school-based program
Monday-Friday within the hours of 10:00am- 4:00pm
Some evening may be required for events
Schedules will vary based on program needs
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the hourly salary for this position is $16.00/hr. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
The NYC Department of Education requires all persons hired to be fully vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law
This position may be relocated to any of St. John's University's physical locations at any time
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.