Teen Advisor (Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York


Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA
1121 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11216



Job Type:



Part Time

Last Day to Apply:




Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help, Leadership/Mentoring

Job Description:

SALARY:  $15.00-$20.00 P/H

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA is seeking a qualified individual who will assist in the management, supervision and facilitation of all core programming for the teen population at the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA. The Teen Advisor will monitor and supervise all teen services and programs, including Y core programs, service learning, community development, leadership, college readiness and outreach. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for advertising and recruiting participants, ensuring proper documentation, teen reports, and meeting program goals. Positions are available at the Branch and Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School.
·         Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program, by providing close supervision of all activities.
·         Create an environment that is diverse, culturally sensitive and relevant to the needs of teens. 
·         Acts as the liaison to YMCA of Greater New York in regards to teen issues.
·         Plan, create and facilitate lesson plans for all programs.
·         Plan, coordinate, and implement program registration, program workshops, and special events.
·         Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information and help compile program statistics.
·         Develop positive relationships with the participants, their friends and family members.
·         Instruct and mentor teen participants.
·         Ability to work cooperatively with professional staff and other departments.
·         Manage administrative data entry, Youth Service.NET, coordination of participant paperwork and management of teen participant portfolios.
·         Assist in fund development endeavors for the Youth & Family Department.
·         Adhere to all Department of Health, Department of Youth and Community Development and YMCA of Greater New York standards.
·         Actively participate in designated meetings, training sessions and special events.
·         Must be 21 years of age or older.
·         High school diploma or equivalent required; College credits preferred.
·         Minimum of two years of experience working with youth and teens.
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·         Must be able to manage adolescent behavior with respect, maturity, compassion and encouragement.
·         General knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
·         Knowledge of Access, Adobe PageMaker and Photoshop preferred. 
We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line Teen Advisor” to jjoseph@ymcanyc.org or to:

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA
Attn.:   Jessica Joseph
1121 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email: jjoseph@ymcanyc.org
1121 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11216
United States

To the Attention of:

Jessica Joseph