• HGB Education Fellow, BridgeUp

    Location US-NY-Bronx
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    CPREP College Prep
  • Overview


    The OST, "Out of School Time" after school programming directly addresses the Library’s mission: to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. Through these programs, NYPL brings together students of all ages to help them work together closely, with the Library’s expert guidance, to achieve their academic goals.To meet the growing needs of this population, we seek to build a team of talented, committed and enthusiastic educators who recognize the role that NYPL plays in enriching the lives of the young people we serve.


    BridgeUP, is a College Prep Program, which builds a supportive network of students from underserved communities by developing cohorts of high school graduates who are prepared to thrive in a college and career setting. The College Prep Program has created a network of safe spaces that allow students to come together to develop their individual passions and creativity, while helping them succeed both academically and socially. With the success of each student, the program aims to bridge the opportunity divide, close the achievement gap, and transform lives.


    We are excited to add another Helen Gurley Brown (HGB) Education Fellow to join our team. The HGB Education Fellow acts as a mentor, educator, and skill builder to his/her cohort of scholars and is vital to the success of the program.

    Principal Responsibilities

    • Embrace BridgeUP’s vision for program implementation
    • Successfully oversee a BridgeUP site in a local library branch that is a functional learning environment, welcoming, and inspiring to youth, with established daily operations and routines  
    • Recruit participants from local high schools as needed
    • Manage day-to-day program record maintenance, including weekly progress notes on students’ academic and social engagement and progress throughout the course of each semester
    • Work collaboratively with the other HGB Education Fellows on a regular basis
    • Assess student data continuously and provide meaningful interventions to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school on-time and to pursue an appropriate post-secondary plan (education, vocation, otherwise)  
    • Plan, prepare, and deliver engaging learning activities/lessons that encourage inquiry, reinforce important academic concepts, and foster skill development in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity  
    • Plan, prepare, and offer workshops that cover a range of topics, including: study habits, time management, social skills, healthy living, etc.
    • Guide Scholars as they engage in a long-term, group-based “Passion Project”, using a Project-Based Learning framework
    • Manage day-to-day activities of tutors, volunteers, and interns assigned to BridgeUP site
    • Serve as a liaison between Scholar, parent(s), and school to monitor progress across settings
    • Coordinate with branch staff, other NYPL departments, and external organizations, as needed
    • Maintain clean and safe work spaces for Scholars and staff at branch site
    • Participate in ongoing supervision, professional development and trainings
    • Conduct program evaluation and assessment
    • Perform other related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Human Services, or a related field
    • Prior experience working with adolescents in a formal/ informal setting
    • Unflappable self-starter with an ability to effectively manage a wide range of tasks and projects
    • Demonstrated experience with curriculum/lesson writing and development
    • Strong learning orientation; value, accept and incorporate direct feedback
    • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to coordinate work independently and collaboratively across Library departments, and with external constituencies
    • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and wear many different hats.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Library
    • High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence
    • Commitment to working with adolescents from low-income communities within New York City
    • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • HGB Education Fellows are expected to commit to at least two years, with an option to remain on board, provided they meet program expectations

    Work Environment

    Branch libraries


    35 hours to be scheduled between
    Evenings and weekends as required
    Schedule subject to change

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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