Career Readiness Specialist


Location: New York, NY
Classification: Full-time, Exempt



The Career Readiness Specialist works with SEO College Scholars to support 800+ graduates of NYC public high schools attending colleges across the country by providing year-round one-on-one career-readiness support.


  • Manage workflow of resumes, cover letters, and mock interviews
  • Participate in recruiting, hiring and training seasonal part-time staff
  • Assist Internships and Partnerships Manager in assigning tasks to part-time staff
  • Create, edit, and update college student resumes as needed for content and general formatting
  • Review cover letters, personal statements, and other application written material for formatting and content improvement
  • Conduct in-person and over the phone mock interviews; provide feedback
  • Assess and provide feedback for practice video interviews
  • Outreach to students as necessary via email and phone to gather information to enhance application materials
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Work Experience:
  • College degree required, preferably in English, Communications, Journalism, or related field; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years professional writing experience
  • Prior experience working with high school and college students
  • Specialized training in resume reviewing/writing/career assistance


Core Competencies and Skills:
  • Highly detail-oriented in approach to tasks and visually while working with a sense of urgency to meet goals and deadlines
  • Exceptional communication skills: verbal, written, interpersonal (phone and in-person)
  • Advanced MS Word and Excel 2016 skills and proficient in Google Drive
  • Must be data driven, familiarity with Salesforce a plus


Additional Details:
  • Work will be done in the office during regular business hours
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required, dependent on program needs



Interested candidates should send their resumes and cover letters to Florence Capinding at and include “Career Readiness Specialist” in subject heading. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. No phone calls please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. The target start date is September-October 2018.


Sponsors for Educational Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V