Sep 20, 2021

College Guidance and Transition Program Manager

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Girls Inc. of New York City
  • Remote (120 Wall Street, New York, NY, USA)
Full-Time Client/Customer Service Programs Strategic Planning

Job Description

Job Description:

Girls Inc. of New York City (GINYC) delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equips girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. GINYC is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women.

Girls Inc. of New York City seeks a Program Manager for an exciting position: to lead the development, and implementation of Project REACH, a cutting-edge program designed to increase college retention and provide support to our alumnae during their college careers. We have a national problem: over the past forty years, there has been little progress in the graduation rate of students from low income communities. Project REACH, (Real Educational Advancement in College Happens), seeks to develop a program that begins to remedy the problem by helping GINYC alumnae stay in college and graduate.

The Program Manager will work with a high level Advisory Committee of experts and lead the development of the project components: curriculum development as well as data collection and evaluation, developing an active alumnae network. 

The successful candidate possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to work with persons from a variety of backgrounds. Candidate must also be a strong advocate for women and girls, have a keen awareness of and celebrate the vast cultural experiences of New York City girls. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Report to the VP of Programs regarding successful design, planning, execution, evaluation and monitoring of the components of Project REACH program and outcomes
  • Engage in ongoing, regular interactions with GINYC’s staff, senior management, the Advisory Committee and key stakeholders to develop and implement the Project REACH curriculum and program.
  • Provide day-to-day management of and contribution to the Project Reach program, including budget management, project team management and presentations to the Advisory Committee.
  • Identify and lead/support new initiatives and proposal-related efforts in college access and retention.
  • Engage with other external experts to ensure that work is informed by the most effective and current thought leadership in the area of college access and retention.

Hiring Organization

Girls Inc. of New York City



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years of experience managing projects, budgets, and providing staff oversight
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with high school aged youth from under-resourced communities
  • A self-starter with the ability to lead teams and foster cooperation
  • Broad and deep knowledge of college access and retention strategies for first-generation and low income students
  • Academic advising experience required
  • Familiarity with the college admissions process strongly preferred
  • Classroom management experience and/or experience facilitating student groups strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge in key areas of education (standards and assessments implementation, teacher and leader effectiveness, school turnaround, college and career readiness)
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of research design and methods, field experience in collecting data from schools, and strong data analytical skills
  • Skilled in communicating and collaborating with school administration & staff, families and partners
  • Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills with girls and adults
  • Ability to “pivot” and respond appropriately and with a sense of urgency in critical situations
  • Demonstrated ability to identify needs and develop relevant programs
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to maintain an inclusive work environment, respectful and supportive of all communities
  • Experience working in single-sex, gender equity programs is preferred

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work across a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to operate at a fast pace with a high level of responsiveness and flexibly that best serves the needs of all clients and stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask under strict deadlines in a fast-paced, client-oriented environment
  • Ability to think analytically, define and thoroughly document tasks, conceptualize, plan, and complete major elements of project work
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Google Suite, Participant Management, Virtual Training and Networking platforms, Surveying tools.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:

  • Case management: utilize interpersonal skills to manage student caseloads and drive the development of strategies to address individual student needs
  • Managing and Motivating (Student, Staff and Volunteers) Performance: take responsibility for  student performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.
  • Cross Cultural Sensitivity: Maintain an awareness of and openness to learn about varied cultures and populations, with an instinct to empathize and learn rather than judge.
  • Group Team Facilitation: Help a group define and achieve goals and objectives using engaging and inclusive processes. Use a variety of techniques to effectively deliver information to students and adults.
  • Project Management: Identifies all the necessary steps of a project [thoroughly thinks through and plans for every component of the project], sets appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly between prioritized tasks, identifies required participants and holds self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and/or anticipates a problem, analyzes the situation, offers an appropriate range of recommended solutions and, when appropriate, decides on and implements course of action in a timely manner.

Industry/Service Area

Education, Human Services, Youth Development


Mid-Senior level


Girls Inc. of New York City offers an excellent benefits package, a strong talent development orientation, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Generous medical and dental benefits

Starting at 21 days PTO, plus Winter Recess off with pay


Supplemental insurance

Application Instructions


Please submit resume and cover letter, as well samples of grant proposals and curriculum to  


Girls Inc. of New York City is an equal opportunity employer. Women of color and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


Girls Inc. of New York City’s Statement on Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging

At Girls Inc. of New York City, we are united by our commitment to creating safe and supportive girl-positive spaces. Our programming cultivates environments where all girl-identified young people are seen and heard. Our organization strives to be a model for sustainable change within our society. We recognize that for true diversity to be realized, equity, inclusion and belonging must also be present. To embody these principles, we commit to ongoing work in allyship, inclusivity, transparency, and accountability with staff, funders, and supporters.

Diversity: We embrace diversity within our organization and in the communities we live and serve in, inclusive of culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, class, religion, and people with disabilities. We aim to lead by example with a workforce that reflects the rich diversity and unique characteristics of our constituents and of New York City.

Equity: Each employee and every role at GINYC is essential in fulfilling our mission. Through ongoing and intentional professional talent development resources, we aim to provide equitable access to opportunities for advancement within our organization and empower our staff to show up and strive to be stronger, smarter, and bolder each and every day.

Inclusion & Belonging: The culture at GINYC focuses on building empathetic relationships and supportive structures that encourage the free and open expression of ideas, innovation, and creativity. We are advocates for each other and for the youth we serve. We encourage a sense of belonging and authenticity, value collaboration, and intentionally seek to compensate for, and ultimately eliminate, the barriers that prevent equal access to resources, opportunities, and advancement.


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