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CUNY Academic SEEK Student Support Specialist - SEEK in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Academic SEEK Student Support Specialist - SEEK

Job ID: 22766

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Reporting to the SEEK Director, the Academic SEEK Student Support Specialist at Brooklyn College provides a range of services to support students’ varied needs as they pursue their educational goals, including: educational support, academic advisement and related assistance.

The Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) Program is CUNY's higher education opportunity program. It is designed to assist low income students with academic potential who are not admissible to a four-year college directly from high school The SEEK Program provides educational support, academic advisement, and counseling assistance, all of which are aimed at strengthening students’ basic skills, bolstering their academic success in all levels of college courses, and maximizing their retention and persistence through to graduation.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the successful candidate's duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Administer assessment instruments (e.g., LASSI) to students and evaluate results

  • Determine areas of need and refer students to appropriate services both on- and off campus

  • Maintain records regarding services provided and assist with related report-writing on activities and outcomes


A Master's degree in counseling, social work, or psychology and two years' related experience. Other related master's degrees can be considered.

Note: this is not a mental health counselor/practitioner position and is not responsible for providing psychological counseling.

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to supervise MSW interns (SIFI certification)

  • Strong organizational and administrative abilities are essential, as are excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with Spanish or Chinese a plus

  • Knowledge of barriers faced by low income, first-generation college students

  • Experience with MS Word, Power Point, Excel and databases

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with college administration, faculty and staff and outside agencies


Provides educational programs, academic advice, and assistance to SEEK students. SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) is a higher education opportunity program established at the senior CUNY colleges to provide comprehensive academic support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college.

  • Provides advice to students covering academic, social, career, and related issues, making appropriate referrals as needed

  • Determines areas of need and develops and teaches orientation programs, seminars, student workshops, and other activities

  • Develops academic interventions related to student academic status and success

  • Reports on activities and outcomes, assisting with report-writing and data collection

  • Collaborates with academic and student support departments to ensure students are utilizing available services and programming

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




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.


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To be considered, applicants must upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:

  • Cover Letter

  • Current resume


October 17, 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.