HGB Education Fellow, BridgeUp

Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Full-Time Regular
CPREP College Prep


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.


BridgeUp, is a College Prep Program, which builds a supportive network of students from under-served communities through developing cohorts of high school graduates who are prepared to thrive in college and career. 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.

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to the Program Director, the HGB Education Fellow will:


  • Embrace BridgeUP’s vision for program implementation 
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that develop academic skills as well as skills for effective problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication
  • Recruit participants from local high schools
  • Present workshops that cover a range of topics including study habits, social skills, time management, healthy living, etc.
  • 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)  
  • Maintain weekly progress notes on students’ academic and social engagement and progress throughout the course of each semester
  • Help students develop and produce individual and group Passion Projects each year
  • Serve as a liaison between student, parent(s), and school to monitor progress across settings
  • Maintain clean and safe work spaces for students in the Branches
  • Conduct program evaluation
  • Work collaboratively with the other HGB Education Fellows on a regular basis
  • Participate in ongoing supervision and professional development workshops
  • Coordinate with branch staff and external organizations, as needed
  • Unflappable self-starter who has the ability to effectively manage a wide range of tasks and projects.
  • Strong learning orienation; accepts and incorporate direct feedback
  • Goal-oriented and strong commitment to meeting goals; dedication to helping students achieve their goal of college completion
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence
  • Perform other related duties as required

Key Competencies

  • Accountability and Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Collaboration and Teamwork 
  • Leadership and Management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Human Services, or a related field

  • Previous experience working with adolescents on an individual and group basis

  • Demonstrated experience in program and curriculum design

  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively across many different Library departments

  • Ability to coordinate work with many different 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 Bridge Up Program and New York Public Library

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • Interest in addressing issues of urban education and character development through direct intervention and practice.

  • Commitment to working with adolescents from low-income communities within New York City.

  • 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

Physical Duties

Travel between schools and branches


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

Union / Non Union

Non Union


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