Post Accelerator Fellow Job Counselor

· New York City, New York
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Job Title: Post Accelerator Fellow Job Counselor

Location: New York City (NYC)/Virtual

Employment Type: Contractor

Start Date: Nov 2021

To Apply: Submit your application here. Send any questions to (applications submitted via email will not be accepted).

About Braven

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: 

The Role:

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. 

  • Execute communications plan and follow up with PAFs until contact has been made
  • Schedule 1-1 meetings with PAFs ranging from 45-60 minutes to identify hurdles and provide targeted support
  • Track and report on outreach to Braven team

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.

  • Learn the Braven way to write resumes and use this method to coach PAFs; assist students in identifying and promoting transferable skills
  • Complement work of Braven team to provide targeted support for high needs PAFs
  • Leverage career assessments to help PAFs identify strengths and skills as needed
  • Develop individual strategy for each PAF (as appropriate) including:
  • Provide edits on cover letters
  • Assist PAFs in identifying what roles and industries they should consider in their search
  • Guide PAFs through job search websites and assist them in setting up an application tracker
  • Meet with PAFs to prepare for interviews and debrief after interviews

JOB SOURCING (~25% of time)

Identify and share best-fit entry level jobs in tri-state area for grads.

  • Conduct job search based on interests and experiences of PAFs
  • Identify organizations hiring for strong first jobs that PAFs are qualified for

Experiences, Skills, and Traits:

  • Ability to manage communications plan and report out on progress/outcomes
  • Strong project management skills and comfort managing large volume of requests
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, results-oriented, data-driven, and curious
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to meet team goals and achieve impact
  • Aptitude for sourcing entry level roles and internships for college students, including non-traditional students
  • Experience providing career counseling for young professionals interested in various industries; Strong resume and cover letter coaching experience
  • Experience working with communities of color, low income families, immigrants, college students, and non-traditional students
  • BA or equivalent degree required

Additional Requirements

  • Authorized to work in the US

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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    New York City, New York
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