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CUNY Student LEADS Support Specialist - Student Affairs/disAbility Services in Bronx, New York

Job Title: Student LEADS Support Specialist - Student Affairs/disAbility Services

Job ID: 22580

Location: Bronx Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Reporting to the Student Disability Service Manager, the Student LEADS Support Specialist will be responsible for the following, in addition to the CUNY Title Overview:

• Coordinate services to students registered with BCC's Disability Services (DS).

• Work as a team member in supporting BCC's DS.

• Assist enrolled students with academic plans to enable them to attain their full academic potential.

• Maintain knowledge of community based career resources and job placement.

• Track student performance to measure student retention and post graduate outcomes.

• Provide support to faculty and staff as part of LEADS services.

• Coordinate individualized assistive technology and / or compensatory learning techniques with the assistive technology staff that are appropriate to the student's needs.

• Coordinate the provision of remedial activities appropriate to the needs of the student.


Bachelor's Degree and four years of related experience required; Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; should demonstrate proficiency in computer and database skills.


• Master's degree and experience working in academic, career advisement or job placement functions with students with disabilities preferred.

• Experience serving individuals from cross-disability backgrounds and knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act and other key disability legislation.

• Verbal proficiency in Spanish

• Knowledge of community based career resources and job placement.

• Experience with or graduate level studies in student or professional counseling.


Provides students in the CUNY LEADS program with advice and support to make academic and career choices that lead to successful employment outcomes. LEADS stands for "Linking Employment, Academics and Disability Services".

  • Recruits CUNY students into the LEADS program based on established criteria

  • Coordinates services with other college units including disability and career services offices

  • Coordinates services with outside agencies as needed

  • Advises students on job readiness and placement, and on linking academic programs to short- and long-term career goals

  • Conducts group workshops and provides individualized advice on career skills such as resume writing, interview preparation, advocacy, and disclosure issues

  • Develops internship and mentoring opportunities and makes student placements

  • Records contacts and activities in CUNY's "Efforts to Outcomes" database

  • Applies knowledge of issues and developments in disability-related law (such as the A.D.A.) and in disability advocacy

  • Collaborates with other LEADS professionals on University-wide communications and initiatives

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




$49,253 - $66,187; Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: Employment, Search for job listings, Job ID #22580. Please attach CV/resume, cover letter, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. Please do not include any other documentation unless requested.


August 18, 2021


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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.