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CUNY Academic/Career Advisor, CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative in New York, New York

Academic/Career Advisor, CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative

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School of Professional Studies

Full/Part Time





The Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships (OCIP) and the City University of New York’s School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) seeks an Academic Career Advisor to create career pathways and expand employment opportunities for students in New York’s tech industry.

You will work with our Bachelors of Science in Information Systems program. The role will be embedded within the IS department and report directly to the program’s Academic Director and will collaborate with our Industry Specialist. You will provide robust, industry informed advising to a cohort of undergraduate students, connecting them with relevant internship or full-time opportunities in a selected industry .

Information Systems is one of the fastest growing majors at CUNY SPS. Most graduates of our program do not join large IT concerns, but manage IT for companies in the general workforce. Internships are vital in vetting technical support for employers who are unable to provide on-the-job training. The program’s IS advisory board opens a door to vital partnerships and this role is a vital role in expanding opportunities and connecting our students to them.

Your role will include:

Build a Community:

  • Provide both group and 1:1 activity designed to help students identify career goals, academic courses, and goal-oriented career opportunities

  • Develop your cohort’s identity as a peer network

  • Help students plan for internships and other opportunities to build their experience in and exposure to workplaces

  • Assess students’ professional abilities and development at several points throughout the cohort.

Establish a Peer Network:

  • Participate in CUNY-wide professional development and mentoring

  • Collaborate between academic/career advisors and academic departments on insights from employers that might influence curricula and individual student progress.

Create Pathways:

  • Identify barriers to student success within areas of study related to career goals

  • Share information on student needs and connect them to supportive services and campus resources

  • Expand student exposure to careers and the courses needed to prepare for them

  • Coordinate programs to enhance job-seeking skills.

Portfolio Management:

  • Create plans for your cohort’s structure of programs, assessments, advising and referral activities

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

Please note that this position is funded through June 30, 2024, with the possibility of reappointment should funding be extended.


For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Notable for offering the most online bachelor’s and master’s degree options at the City University of New York, and for serving transfer students as the University system’s only undergraduate all-transfer college, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor’s degree, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-four degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. Thousands more are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS has consistently been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top online institutions. This year, the School was ranked #10 in the nation on the publisher’s list of the 2022 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs


  • Until further notice, work will be performed in a hybrid manner with 70% onsite presence. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.

  • As of April 1, 2022, employees in select titles must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless granted a religion accommodation or a medical exemption.

Important Notice:

  • Employees hired on or after October 1, 2022, and their eligible dependents, will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan, and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

  • After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365-day period. If a new health plan is selected, it will be effective on the 366th day. Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.

  • An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth directly. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria in order to submit the request and it must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP HMO service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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.

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Bachelor's Degree required.

We seek motivated, flexible and resourceful people who can gain the confidence of others in an advising environment and execute successful programs. You may have skills or experience including:

  • Coursework or training related to adult development, including career development

  • Academic or career advising and/or coaching

  • Providing job-related services and adult basic skills training

  • Understanding of academic programs, majors, and methods to assure students’ successful progress

  • Understanding the needs and practices of information systems / IT employers in recruitment and selection

  • Comfort with technology to track programs and projects.


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




Salary commensurate with education and experiencebetween$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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Closing date - December 4, 2022. Application review to beginon November 28, 2022.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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