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Director of Counseling

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The TEAK Fellowship is a ten-year enrichment program that offers New York City students from under-resourced communities intensive after-school and summer academic classes, transformational cultural experiences, secondary school, and college guidance, a vibrant internship program, and robust support system. TEAK students earn admission/financial aid at our Nation’s most prestigious academic institutions and graduate from them determined to make an impact on communities in need of their contributions and leadership.  



TEAK is seeking a Director of Counseling who will be a member of the Student Support team and report to the Executive Director. The Director of Counseling will lead the incorporation of social-emotional learning into TEAK’s programming model which provides academic support and enrichment to high-achieving students. Candidates should have a passion for educational equity, a love of working with exceptional young people, and a desire to join a like-minded, committed, and diverse team of educators.


Key Responsibilities


Mental Health & Social-Emotional Support

  • Manage TEAK’s mental health services for all middle school through college level Fellows
  • Support student mental health through short-term individual, group, and family counseling as needed
  • Provide consultation/coaching for Deans and parents related to mental health and wellness
  • Develop educational programs for families and Fellows to promote mindfulness and improved mental health
  • In partnership with TEAK’s student support team, create a cohesive, culturally-responsive multi-year curriculum that promotes social-emotional fitness
  • Conduct periodic visits with Fellows at TEAK off-sites in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
  • Build a network of community partnerships to meet the mental health needs of TEAK families and students
  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Growth in the development of staff training and the definition of student intervention strategies for students requiring significant mental health and social-emotional support


College Success Program Management & Advising

  • Provide individual academic and social-emotional advising for a caseload of college Fellows
  • Actively use TEAK’s student relationship management system to maintain up-to-date records of student meetings, and provide periodic snapshots of students’ progress
  • Support Fellows and their families in navigating the financial aid reapplication process
  • Serve as a member of the College Success team, assisting planning of TEAK’s College Transition Workshops, class meetings, parent meetings, and the College Graduation Celebration


Leadership Development

  • Identify opportunities for leadership development, character building, and service learning for middle school, high school, and college students
  • Design a clearly articulated leadership development program and processes for assessing the output of the program
  • Lead professional development workshops on youth development best practices and connect with other practitioners for continued learning and partnership



  • Serve as a member of the Summer Institute leadership team
  • Support family and student events in planning and/or advisory roles on an as-needed basis
  • Participate in or lead special projects and committees



  • Bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree in psychology, social work, school counseling, or related degree
  • Appropriate licensure or certification for counseling work
  • 3+ years of professional experience in student counseling and support services
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusions and TEAK’s mission of educational access and success for underrepresented students
  • Experienced user of student information management systems (Salesforce is a plus) and proficiency in managing data
  • Fluency in Spanish or Bengali is a plus
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Exceptional public speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel within New York City and to select colleges campuses throughout the nation


Start Date: Immediate


Salary & Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. TEAK offers generous benefits, vacation, and retirement package. The TEAK Fellowship is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds.


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to TEAK at [email protected]  with the subject line “Director of Counseling.” Due to volume, only candidates moving forward in the process will be notified.