Recruiter/Proctor/College & Career Coach

Salary:                  $15.39 an hour

Hours:                   40 hours per week with some evenings and weekends required

Location:             Portland, OR


About New Avenues for Youth:  

New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home.  New Avenues works in partnership with the Portland community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.  We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 20th year serving youth.


Our Commitment to Equity: 

New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home. Historical inequities and intersecting forms of oppression such as racism, poverty, adultism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism, among others contribute to marginalization and exploitation of youth. We believe, to redress youth homelessness and housing instability we must challenge and dismantle racism and other forms of oppression and build relationships within our communities that advance equity.

At New Avenues, advancing equity is an ongoing commitment without closure. We remain open-minded and presume best intentions, knowing that discomfort and conflict are inevitable. We take risks and make and learn from our mistakes. We seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to silence hard truths.


The Position:

The Recruiter/Proctor/College & Career Coach will work with New Avenues Education programs to support homeless and at-risk youth to develop work and school readiness skills and follow through on educational and personal goals. They will develop a variety of methods and tools to improve student recruitment and school retention with a focus on GED Completion. As a part of the Education Program, this position will offer engaging recruitment activities for targeted youth with a focus on GED completion and appropriate testing administration per PearsonVue standards. This position will help to maintain a structured, supportive and safe milieu. The Recruiter/Proctor/College & Career Coach will facilitate individual and group opportunities for youth to further develop post-secondary employment, vocational training opportunities and education skills through a variety of methods in coordination with New Avenues for Youth PAVE Employment Program.

This is a temporary position intended to be completed June 30, 2019.


Skills & Knowledge: 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and detail-orientation skills
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Ability and desire to work with multicultural staff and youth
  • Bilingual, English & Spanish speaking a plus


Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, education, psychology or social work, OR equivalent experience working with high-risk youth required
  • Vocational/educational training and experience preferred


New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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