College and Career Pathways Coordinator

The New York Public Library

Posted: 7/1/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Other

City: New York

Postal code: 10016

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


Not Available


Mission statement:

For over a hundred years, The New York Public Library has been an icon of New York City and the world of public libraries: a unique combination of research and circulating services that provides books, rare materials, advice, and inspiration for anyone who walks through our doors. Our programmatic direction for the future builds on these strengths and further adapts them to our rapidly changing times. What we do best, and strive to do better every day, is connect people with collections, expertise, services, and programs that inspire and empower. 

 NYPL is looking for people that embody our core values - helpful, resourceful, curious - to join our team. For a full list of available opportunities, please visit our website and discover a world of opportunity at:

Position Details:

Job Description:


Through the NYPL’s Education Department, the library provides centrally-planned and funded enrichment programming for children, young adults and adults that is deployed to its neighborhood branches, and each branch organizes its own additional programming through the use of branch staff and local volunteers. The NYPL is hiring a Coordinator of College and Career Pathways who will assist the program Manager in implementing a new program that will be offered from 10 branch libraries serving as hubs to neighboring branches. The program will be one of the largest library programs in the country to engage in intensive training of branch staff to become workshop providers, event planners and one-to-one college and career advisors to help address the severe shortage of post-secondary advice for teens.

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager of College and Career Pathways (CCP), the Coordinator will:

  • Collaborate with the Manager in designing a College and Career Pathways Program that represents state-of-the-art college and career support to the thousands of teens who visit neighborhood libraries every day
  • Create and modify existing Library college access and career exploration workshops and events to serve high school students and their caregivers
  • Coordinate several system-wide college and career exploration events per year
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with external workforce development groups and other coalitions working in the career planning, development, and access space
  • Provide training and ongoing coaching and support of branch staff at 10 hubs to provide workshops, coordinate events and provide one-to-one counseling services
  • Allocates program budget to branches
  • Assist with maintenance and analysis of program data
  • Work collaboratively with other education staff to update and maintain the Department’s College Access Site, which hosts an abundance of post-secondary planning resources
  • Participate in conferences, trainings and other professional development opportunities that focus on college and career access
  • Perform other duties as required.


Required Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Library Sciences, or a related field
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with youth in a non-profit setting in which career planning was a central focus
  • Experience in creating and designing programs and curricula around post-secondary options for students at different levels of education
  • Experience working with young adults/teenagers, including offering group and one-on-one instruction in a variety of career-related topics. 
  • Experience coordinating work with many different constituencies, including internal stakeholders, external partners, and diverse patron/program participant populations
  • Experience as a creative youth development professional who is innovative, organized/pragmatic, and highly knowledgeable about the college admissions process and early career exploration

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and perform detailed work accurately
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial department with rapidly shifting responsibilities
  • Familiarity with NYC DOE HS graduation requirements, career development programs, and trade schools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience running training for fellow educators.
  • Experience with program and project management.
  • Experience with the creation of website and social media content

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

  • Office setting
  • Public library setting

Physical Duties

  • Limited physical effort is required
  • May require travel within NYC


Evenings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


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