CUNY Academic ASAP Career Employment Specialist in New York, New York

POSITION DETAILS

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is an integral part of City University of New York system with the largest college enrollment in the system of over 25,000 students. It is strategically located in downtown Manhattan in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall.

Reporting to the ASAP Director, the ASAP Career and Employment Specialist is a member of an integrated college team and has the major responsibility to develop and coordinate career and employment activities and services for students enrolled in ASAP. Duties include but not limited to:

  • Conducts career development activities for full ASAP program including, but not limited to: career assessments, job readiness workshops, resume and cover letter preparation, interview techniques, job skills, and organizes industry panels and guest speakers.

  • Provides one-one-one job search counseling to students seeking employment and makes appropriate referrals to ensure students may work while maintaining a full-time course schedule.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with employers that can lead to recruitment and hiring.

  • Creates and maintains an extensive database of employer, service learning, and internship opportunities.

  • Tracks and reviews student contacts on monthly basis, maintains accurate career development files for each ASAP student, and recommends appropriate actions plans to promote and ensure student success.

  • Promotes ASAP student participation in college or CUNY-wide career activities (ie: Big Apple Career Fair and the CUNY Service Corps).

  • Assists with ASAP recruitment efforts.

  • Collaborates with ASAP advisors to regularly assess students’ career needs.

  • Reviews student tracking and outcomes data as member of ASAP team.

  • Performs related duties as assigned by the ASAP Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in an appropriate discipline and four years related experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working in the field of career development, ideally in college settings.

  • Significant knowledge of local employment resources and ability to match students' needs and skills to appropriate employment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Strong organization, project management and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to enter, monitor and interpret student data accurately.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office required) and aptitude to learn new systems.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

ASAP helps students earn their college degree as quickly as possible, by removing the financial, academic, and personal obstacles that many students confront. Key ASAP program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, required full-time study and comprehensive advisement and career development services. Financial incentives include tuition waivers for financial aid eligible students, yearly textbook vouchers, and monthly MetroCards for all students. Further information is available at www.cuny.edu/ASAP. Reporting to the ASAP Director, the ASAP Career and Employment Specialist is a member of an integrated college team and has the major responsibility to develop and coordinate career and employment activities and services for students enrolled in ASAP.

  • Conducts career development activities for full ASAP program including, but not limited to: career assessments, job readiness workshops, resume and cover letter preparation, interview techniques, job skills, and organizes industry panels and guest speakers

  • Provides one-one-one job search counseling to students seeking employment and makes appropriate referrals to ensure students may work while maintaining a full-time course schedule

  • Develops and maintains relationships with employers that can lead to recruitment and hiring

  • Creates and maintains an extensive database of employer, service learning, and internship opportunities

  • Tracks and reviews student contacts on monthly basis, maintains accurate career development files for each ASAP student, and recommends appropriate actions plans to promote and ensure student success

  • Promotes ASAP student participation in college or CUNY-wide career activities (ie: Big Apple Career Fair and the CUNY Service Corps)

  • Assists with ASAP recruitment efforts

  • Collaborates with ASAP advisors to regularly assess students' career needs

  • Reviews student tracking and outcomes data as member of ASAP team

  • Performs related duties as assigned by the ASAP Director.

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Assistant

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary: $47,340 - $56,528

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

HOW TO APPLY

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CLOSING DATE

search re-open; review of resumes begins 7/31/2017

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Job Title: Academic ASAP Career Employment Specialist

Job ID: 16297

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular