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CUNY Academic/Career Advisor, CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative (Department of Sciences) in New York, New York

Academic/Career Advisor, CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative (Department of Sciences)

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John Jay College

Full/Part Time






John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees both in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships (OCIP) at the City University of New York seeks Academic Career Advisors to create career pathways and expand employment opportunities for students in New York’s emerging industries.

This Initiative is funded through June 2023 and is subject to renewal depending on availibility of funds.

The Academic/Career Advisor will work with Industry Specialists to support a cohort of undergraduate students, connecting them with relevant internship or full-time opportunities in a selected industry.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Student Professional Advancement and working closely with thethe Chair of the Department of Sciences, the Academic/Career Advisor will provide academic and career support students in the Department of Sciences.

The Department of Sciences at John Jay boasts one of the oldest and most prestigious Forensic Science programs in the country. The Department offers a Bachelor’s of Science, where students can choose to specialize in criminalistics, molecular biology or toxicology. The Department also offers a Bachelor's of Science in Toxicology and Cell and Molecular Biology.Using state-of-the-art equipment, the academic programs prepare our students for all levels of forensic science work in laboratories, in pursuit of careers as scientists, and to provide further education to those currently employed in crime laboratories and in related fields of public safety. With the growing importance of physical evidence in the criminal justice system, the curriculum offered by the Department of Sciences at John Jay is designed to meet the increasing demand for highly trained professionals while also fostering the research to improve the accuracy of forensic analyses. Please visit our website for further details about the major:

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to:

Build a Community:

  • Collaborate with campus partners to develop an outreach strategy for establishing cohort and maintaining cohort cohesionandcommunicate a clear statement of cohort responsibilities and goals to students and campus partners

  • Provide both group and 1:1 activities designed to help students identify career goals and opportunities, make appropriate course selections, and connect students with relevant co-curricular and extracurricular experiences that prepare them for internships and careeropportunities

  • Develop strong cohort identify among students through academic, professions preparation, and social programming

  • Help students plan and prepare for internships and other opportunities by conducting information sessions, mock interviews, resume reviews, and other professional exposure experiences

Establish a Peer Network:

  • Collaborate actively with staff in the Office of Student Professional Advancement, the Academic Advisement Center, the Center for Career and Professional Development, and academic department faculty and staff to plan, coordinate, and implement programs and interventions to support student success in preparing for and securing high-quality internships and other professional experiences

  • Collaborate with campus partners to facilitate student outreach and connections with employers using a variety of channels including social media, digital platforms and in-person events

  • Participate in CUNY-wide professional development and mentoring

Create Pathways:

  • Identify and document barriers to student success particularly as they relate to student internship and career outcomes and connect students to supportive services, co-curricular and extracurricular programs and other campus resources

  • Offer an array of programs and experiences to expand student exposure to career pathways and relevant academic, co-curricular and extracurricular inputs that will prepare students for internships and other professional opportunities

  • Develop a menu of programs and opportunities to support students in developing and honing their job-seeking skillsneeded to enter high-quality internship and professional opportunities

Manage Program Portfolio:

  • Devise detailed (long, medium, and short-term) calendar and plans for programs, assessments, outreach, advising and referral activities

  • Track student and program progress, challenges, and outcomes using state-of-the-art technology to measure success and make adjustments in real-time


The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation’s largest urban public university and serves 275,000 degree- seeking students and 200,000 non-degree students across 25 campuses. The Office of Careers and Industry Partnerships (OCIP) at CUNY is responsible for mobilizing the university’s unparalleled scale, assets and diverse talent to fuel inclusive economic prosperity.

OCIP is working to ensure that 1) CUNY graduates can launch or advance in sustaining careers of their choosing at salaries equivalent to their peers, 2) businesses can turn to CUNY to find the talent, services, and expertise they need to thrive, 3) faculty and staff come and stay at CUNY because the impact they can have on students’ career trajectory is unparalleled and recognized, and 4) sustainable funding streams support proven interventions for bolstering student career success today and for years to come.

We encourage you to visit our job site to learn more about this position and apply.

To learn more about The Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships at CUNY, please visit:

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


We seek motivated, flexible and resourceful people who can provide substantive and supportive advisement to students and work collaboratively with a wide range of partners to execute successful programs. Candidates should be highly organized, detail-oriented, strategic thinkers with a demonstrated track record of meeting established targets and deadlines.

Required Qualifications :

  • A baccalaureate degree is required.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Academic or career advising and/or coaching experience, particularly in the sciences, healthcare, or a closely related field

  • Experience in academic and/or career program management

  • Demonstrated understanding of the recruitment and hiring needs and practices of employers in the sciences/healthcare field, including entry-level talent needs and paid internships and job opportunities

  • Familiarity with academic/career programs and effective approaches to support student academic and professional progress

  • Proficiency in CRM technology to track programs and projects as well as tools such as social media platforms, webinar tools, and other databases for data collection. Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel


Provides academic counseling and planning services to a diverse student population.

  • Assists students with clarifying values and goals; counsels students regarding educational options, requirements, policies and procedures.

  • Offers academic and personal support to guide students through the course selection process

  • Provides students with effective and timely referral to other college and external support services

  • Monitors and evaluates students' educational progress by conducting academic progress audits

  • Establishes and maintains student files, databases and records; prepares activity reports and analyses

  • May specialize in providing advice on specific programs or to specific student groups

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Advisor


Assistant to HEO




$81,712 - $86,188.

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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The application closing date is December 15 with application review to begin December 1.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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