Job Opportunity: Student Advocate (Posted 12/21/16)

Phipps Neighborhoods helps children, youth, and families in low-income communities rise above poverty. We work in South Bronx neighborhoods where we can address the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs, and access to community resources.

We are dedicated to our neighborhoods for the long term, supporting individuals and families as they establish self-sufficiency. Our services create opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of their lives.

Phipps Neighborhoods
1122 East 180th street
Bronx, NY, US 10460

Reports to: Program Director

Location: Bronx, NY

Position Summary:

Student Advocate will work closely with middle and high school students, helping them to achieve their best in both academic and non-academic settings. He/she develops, implements, and participates in a range of activities all geared towards assisting students with positive enrichment that transcends their school career. Student Advocates will help students develop intrinsic and individualized strategies for meeting their goals and improving their academic and social skills. The primary goal of an Student Advocate is to provide support and structures to students to help them graduate. The Student Advocate will meet this goal by helping students improve their attendance, facilitating small group interventions, and helping identify specific student needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate enrichment activities designed to improve attendance and academic performance of students
  • Provide supervision and ensure the safety of students at all times including scheduled events either in or out of the school building.
  • Engage students in a wide range of project based learning activities
  • Accurately monitor student attendance during day school and after school activities
  • Monitor students closely to identify when and how students are entering and leaving the building during school day. (Specific to Leadership Institute)
  • Develop lesson plans and curriculum in accordance with program schedule, programmatic themes, objectives and outcomes
  • Conduct attendance interventions with students and parents.
  • Document student progress as it relates to student achievement, successes, and attendance.
  • Plan and facilitate group workshops that promote student success and identify areas of concern.
  • Establish a comfortable environment for students while adhering to and continuing the implementation of clear, consistent age-appropriate expectations and rules.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with students, parents and school personnel.
  • Model appropriate practices and behaviors at all times.
  • Uphold Phipps Neighborhoods policies and procedures
  • Ensure proper use of supplies and materials
  • Maintain ongoing open communication with parents, students and school personnel.
  • Communicate with all staff, parents, students and community members respectfully and politely thus ensuring the reputation and integrity of Phipps Neighborhoods Inc.
  • Attend staff meetings, professional development workshops and program events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.


  • The candidate must have at least a High School Diploma or HSE, minimum of 12 college credits preferred
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer literacy
  • Bilingual (Spanish speaking) preferred
  • Enthusiasm, creativity and initiative
  • A sense of humor and a sense of urgency
  • Candidate should be able to Multitask and take direction well
  • Able to deal with crisis in an appropriate manner


To Apply:

Please forward your resume and cover letter to . Place Student Advocate in the subject line.

Your cover letter should include the following:

Why you are interested in this position,

How your experience and skill set match the qualifications listed above

What distinguishes you from other candidates?

Phipps Neighborhoods is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered regardless of race, creed, color, religion, citizenship or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other protected