Job Title: Post Accelerator Fellow Job Counselor
Location: New York City (NYC)/Virtual
Employment Type: Contractor
Start Date: Nov 2021
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In America, we’ve promised that hard work and ambition will be met with equality of opportunity. The reality is that we have a quiet crisis on our hands. Before COVID-19, a bachelor’s degree holder from a low-income background started their career earning two-thirds as much as those from higher-income backgrounds. An African American with a BA was almost twice as likely to be unemployed as their white counterpart. While education has the potential to be the great equalizer, only 30% of our country’s 1.3 million first-generation or low-income college enrollees are predicted to land a strong job after graduation. And with the COVID-19 crisis still upon us, now more than ever, college students from humble beginnings need to be prepared to compete for strong jobs.
Braven is helping to address these inequities. Braven supports students from college to career by partnering with universities, employers, and college success organizations to offer a two-part experience that begins with a credit-bearing college course followed by a post-course experience that lasts through graduation. Braven Fellows emerge with the skills, experiences and networks they need to land a strong first job and get on a path to economic freedom. Braven is a growing organization, and has worked with more than 3,300 students across four campuses (Rutgers University-Newark, San José State, Lehman College, and National Louis University) and is piloting its innovative program to serve alumni of college success organizations locally in Chicago and virtually nationwide.
Learn more about Braven’s impact:
Braven is seeking a Jobs Counselor to support our Post Accelerator Fellows (PAFs) in NYC. PAFs are Lehman college students who took the Braven Accelerator course. The Jobs Counselor will focus on PAFs seeking full-time employment who graduated in Spring 2021 and/or who will graduate in this academic year, along with Sophomore and Junior students searching for internships.
PAF OUTREACH (~25% of time)
Connect with PAFs via text, email, phone calls and scheduled meetings. Coordinate communications with assigned case managers from Braven.
PAF COACHING (~50% of time)
Meet with PAFs 1-1 to provide targeted job application support including resume editing, cover letter writing, job search practice, networking guidance and interview prep.
JOB SOURCING (~25% of time)
Identify and share best-fit entry level jobs in tri-state area for grads.
Experiences, Skills, and Traits:
Braven is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor. We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
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