Student Advisor- Lehman YABC





Lehman YABC

Lehman High School

300 East Tremont, Bronx NY 10461


Summary/ Objective

East Side House Settlement is a community resource in the South Bronx. We believe education is the key that enables all people to create an economic and civic opportunities for themselves, their families and the communities. We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working and creative leader who shares our passion for providing exceptional programming to children and families in the South Bronx.

YABC is a small, academically rigorous, full-time New York City Department of Education program designed to re-engage high school students who are over-age and under-credited or have dropped out of high school. East Side House, Inc. is directly responsible for the administration of the program’s Learning-to-Work Program, which enhances the academic component by offering additional academic support, career and education exploration, work preparation, skills development, and internships.

Under the supervision of the Program Director with latitude for independent judgment, the Student Advisor at Lehman will be responsible to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required, but not limited to:

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as primary contact and support person for caseload of 50-70 students, ages 17 ½- 21.
  • Conduct intake interviews with students and family members as necessary.
  • Meet with students in a group setting and individually to assist them in their academic, career and personal goals.
  • Conduct daily attendance outreach and home visits as necessary.
  • Facilitate group advisory sessions once per week providing an opportunity for students to build on their social -emotional competencies, in a group-setting.
  • Consult with teachers, Guidance Counselors, attendance staff and Assistant Principal; provide feedback to students on academic performance and progress towards graduation.
  • Maintain student charts and records to ensure milestones are being met.
  • Refer students to academic and support services as needed.
  • Arrange field trips, special events and extracurricular club activities to keep students physically and mentally engaged.
  • Attend administrative meetings, program trainings and staff development to enhance knowledge.
  • Participate in civic and community building efforts and activities as assigned via East Side House Community Development.

Additional Eligibility Qualification

  • Department of Education (DOE) fingerprinting.

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  1. Bachelor’s degree in education, human services, or related field.
  2. Minimum of two years’ experience with youth at risk and/or school setting.
  3. Prior experience with counseling and/or groups.
  4. Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills, presentation and leadership skills. Demonstrated initiative, creativity, flexibility and follow-through.
  6. Excellent analytical skills
  7. Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, including effective platform delivery.
  8. Must be computer literate and capable of hands on work in Microsoft Word / Word Perfect or similar word processing programs.
  9. Bilingual English/Spanish required.


  1. Teamwork Orientation
  2. Communication Proficiency
  3. Customer/Client Focus
  4. Time Management/Ability to meet deadlines/Arrive to work on time
  5. Organization of records, emails and documents
  6. Some Autonomy and follow through on all tasks

Supervisory Responsibility

The role has no supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment

Business casual. This job operates in a professional school environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines

Position Type and Expected Hours of work:

  • This is a full-time position. Monday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Work days/hours subject to change based on ESH’s needs.
  •  Some weekends required.


Minimal travel is expected for this position.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.


Send Resume and Cover Letter via email to
Heidi Sheffer, Program Director

East Side House Settlement
337 Alexander Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

AAP/EEO Statement

ESH encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.