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CUNY Assistant Director - Student Veteran Support (Student LEADS Support Specialist) in New York, New York

Job Title: Assistant Director - Student Veteran Support (Student LEADS Support Specialist)

Job ID: 21794

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

POSITION DETAILS

This position is housed at Baruch College and will focus on the career readiness and job development of students participating in CUNY LEADS, with priority given to student veterans with disabilities. The position also provides advocacy, support, and access to on/off campus resources for student veterans.

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students, this position provides students in the CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment Academics and Disability Services) program with advice and support to make academic and career choices that lead to successful employment outcomes. Additionally, this position provides advice, support, outreach, and programming for student veterans.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as single point of contact to student veterans as well as perform the role of advisor, counselor, supporter of student veterans through educational workshops, orientation programs, and ease of access to academic services.

  • Evaluate the needs of student veterans and develop a range of appropriate student services to support them.

  • Recruit CUNY students into the LEADS program based on established criteria.

  • Work with community agencies and Baruch College administration to increase the visibility and effectiveness of military and veteran related holidays and special occasions.

  • Conduct group workshops and provide individualized advice on career skills such as resume writing, interview preparation, advocacy, and disclosure issues.

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

  • Promote campus-wide military cultural competency and streamline the student veterans introduction to college.

  • Encourage and support the development and implementation of on and off campus programs that enhance student veterans retention and graduation.

  • Conduct group workshops and provide individualized advice on career skills such as resume writing, interview preparation, advocacy, and disclosure issues.

  • Coordinate services with other college units including disability and career services offices.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required; Master's degree and experience working in academic, career advisement or job placement functions with students with disabilities preferred. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; should demonstrate proficiency in computer and database skills. Prefer experience serving individuals from cross-disability backgrounds and knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act and other key disability legislation.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

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.

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Assistant

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

$60,921 to $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.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.

CLOSING DATE

February 21, 2020

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.

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