College Prep Advocate

Police Athletic League


Police Athletic League, Inc
116-25 Guy Brewer Blvd or 2255 Webster Avenue
Queens or Bronx, NY, 11434 or 10457

Job Type:



Part Time



Job Description:

The College Prep Advocate (CPA) will be responsible for providing daily structure to PAL’s Instep Program. The InStep program is an academic/workforce development program that supports teenagers on their path to high school graduation and college enrollment. In addition, an employment component gives students an introduction to the workforce arena through paid internships. Knowledge of project based learning, community service and volunteer work necessary. The CPA must be well organized and proficient in reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Weekly group workshop facilitation as well as individual case management required. Positions are 20-22 hours per week with openings in The Bronx or Queens.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Plan and implement overall InStep activities as per program and contractual requirements. Deliver educational, leadership, job readiness activities and special events for teens. 
2. Ongoing recruitment, orientation and registration of participants, as needed;
3. Provide direct service including outreach, instruction, support and guidance and counseling;
4. On a quarterly basis, evaluate InStep participant’s performance and achievement using tools provided by the department; 
5. Maintain clear and organized records, including weekly schedules, daily attendance, student folders and case management reports;
6. Collect all necessary data for compliance with funding sources and internal systems (i.e. program and school attendance, quarterly school report cards, outcomes and measurements, weekly programmatic reports and Quality Assurance procedures);
7. Must be available to attend local and out of state (same day) trips with students (college tours, cultural & recreational events)
8. Make recommendations about opportunities to expand and improve PAL's InStep program, including expanding the type of activities offered;
9. Attend professional development and program improvement training sessions;
10. Maintain communication with Program Manager and worksite supervisors, participants and their families, and contract managers to ensure effective programming;
11. Remain current regarding the best practices in the fields of education and workforce development to enhance program effectiveness;
12. Participate in weekly staff meetings;
13. Perform follow up of recently exited participants
14. Expected to maintain a clean, comfortable and welcoming environment for participants and visitors at all times
15. Additional duties as assigned by the Program Manager and senior administrative staff.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:

Madonna Donaldson

Required Skills/Experience:


Education & Experience:


·     Associates Degree and/or minimum of 60 college credits required

·     Academic background in Child Development, Education, Physical Education, Recreation or related field; or two years of college experience with 18 credits in Child Development, Education, Physical           Education, Recreation or related field;


Skills & Knowledge/General Comments:


·         Demonstrated ability to run adolescent programs in compliance with funding sources and contracts;

·         Previous Workshop Facilitation experience (Lesson planning a plus)

·         Research, data entry and basic computer skills required. (Social Media and Marketing skills a plus)

·         Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and roll out programs and initiatives;

·         Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task with excellent follow through;

·         Self-motivated and able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure;

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

·         Interest in providing quality educational and enrichment experiences to adolescents