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Position: After-School Counselor of Elementary School COMPASS Program

Location: P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School

YWCA of the City of New York is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA of the City of New York is seeking caring, creative, responsible, and reliable after-school counselors. We are looking for individuals with experience working with elementary school students and who are committed to positive youth development. Counselors must be passionate about engaging youth and serving as a positive role model. Key attributes of a successful Counselor are the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, effectively integrate program philosophy and management policies consistent with the organization’s mission and goals, utilize analytical skills and creativity to implement program initiatives, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage classroom and maintain a positive learning environment
  • Ensure the safety of students during program transitions and while class is in session
  • Provide homework assistance and tutoring
  • Maintain responsibility for program supplies and proper use of all facilities
  • Ensure the engagement of students during program activities
  • Submit required program documentation daily
  • Communicate effectively with Program Director and colleagues
  • Communicate effectively with school-day staff and with parents
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings
  • Perform other duties as needed


  • Commitment to promoting YWCA’s social justice mission, and educational and youth development philosophy
  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • At least 2 years of experience working with elementary school youth
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong capabilities in math, reading, and other general academic studies
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Availability Monday-Friday after elementary school dismissal, and some holidays

Salary range: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Please send your resume and cover letter to: resume3@ywcanyc.org