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Middle School Guidance Counselor/Instructor


Under the direct supervision of the Director of Project STEP (Students Toward Educational Promise), WHEDco's middle school enrichment program, the guidance counselor will develop and facilitate a high school prep curriculum for all current 6th and 7th grade students in our After School program. He/She will also support the 8th grade students in their high school selection process as needed.


•Provide information, guidance, and general test preparation for NYC High School entrance exams
•Teach small groups and design appropriate lesson plans/workshops/exercises to suit the size and learning needs of the group
•Meet with teachers about IEP’s and special needs of students in 6-8th grade
•Administer test and evaluate results
•Support students in their high school admissions process
•Attend weekly staff/planning meetings


•Strong academic skills in English and Math
•Knowledge of trends in education, career exploration and educational planning
•Demonstrated interest in the field of education and child development
•Bachelor’s degree completed; Master’s Degree in progress or completed a plus
•Minimum of two years professional experience working with children in a classroom, after school, or community based environment; substantial volunteer work will be considered
•Familiarity with NYC high school admissions procedures and course materials
•Proficient in understanding IEP’s and special needs and services for students
•Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus, but not required
•Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively
•Able to work afternoons
•Previous work experience in low-income communities

Starting salary: $32/hr

Hours: Three to four afternoons per week from 2:30-4:30pm until November 2014; then two to three afternoons per week from 2:30-4pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, or Thurs); plus one hour prep per day.

Starting Date: September, 2014

To respond, send a cover letter and resume to one of the following: Email: WHEDco, Project STEP Director Attn.: Nicole Jennings

About Organization:
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Middle school Guidance Counselor/Instructor to join its Youth Department. WHEDco has worked for over twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach over 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; family support services; and free arts programming. See for more information.

WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.



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