Teen Advisor (West Side YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York


West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street
New York, NY, 10023



Job Type:



Part Time



Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help, Leadership/Mentoring

Job Description:

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 West Side YMCA is seeking a qualified individual who will be responsible for the organization and delivery of quality programs, catering to teens. The Advisor will monitor and supervise all teen services and programs, including service learning, community development, leadership, college readiness and outreach.  In addition, s/he will be responsible for advertising and recruiting participants, ensuring proper documentation, teen reports, and meeting program goals.
  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program, by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Work with the College Access & Career Development Program Director to organize, prepare and submit teen quarterly reports in a timely manner.
  • 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, coordinate, and implement program registration, program workshops, and special events.
  • Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information and help compile program statistics.
  • Establish and maintain links with service providers in a range of settings including other CBOs, schools, and partnerships.
  • Develop positive relationships with the participants, their friends and family members.
  • Instruct and mentor teen participants.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, Department of Youth and Community Development and YMCA of Greater New York standards.
  • 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.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of branch emergency procedures and take appropriate actions for emergency situations on-site and during field trips.
  • Assist in fund development endeavors for the Branch.
  • 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 coursework in Education or a related field desired.
  • Current CPR / First Aid / AED certification preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with youth and teens.
  • Experience teaching and facilitating trainings on issues related to teens.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to manage adolescent behavior with respect, maturity, compassion and encouragement.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
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 gmateo@ymcanyc.org or to:
West Side YMCA
Attn.:    Greg Mateo
5 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023

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: gmateo@ymcanyc.org
5 West 63rd Street
New York, NY, 10023
United States

To the Attention of:

Greg Mateo