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CUNY The Student Career Engagement Counselor in New York, New York

Job Title: The Student Career Engagement Counselor

Job ID: 20991

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. 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.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees 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. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


Reporting to the Associate Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, the Student Career Engagement Counselor develops and administers career development programs and services in a College of Unit and assumes a leadership role in the design and delivery of creative approaches to career education and planning.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, additional duties include:

  • Recruit for, train, and oversee student staff Peer Career Educator program.

  • Serve as the lead liaison for the LEAP, Freshman and Transfer cohort initiatives.

  • Hire, train FWS and CUNY EDGE student front office staff while managing the front office triage process.

  • Manage the classroom presentation initiative.

  • Recruit for and facilitate the Seniors A.C.T. cohort program.

  • Provide career counseling for current students and alumni (including 15 minute drop-ins).

  • Develop key initiatives and programming focused on but not limited to professional development, career exploration, career panels, networking events, etc.

  • Collaborate with staff to provide best practices on student engagement, student mentorship, and training.

  • Ensure that the reception area of the Career Center presents a welcoming and educational environment to students and employers, including the presentation of marketing materials and staffing of the front desk.

  • Assist in unit planning and monitor status of progress toward meeting goals

  • Design and produce outcomes reports; review outcomes and feedback and recommends strategies to expand and improve services

  • Direct a portfolio of targeted career programs, such as mentoring, and culturally competent career exploration.

  • Manage one or more aspects of career office operations, such as the Peer Career Educator program.

  • Evaluate new technologies, assessment materials, and other career tools; make recommendations, and implement them.

  • May counsel a limited number of students

  • Occasional evening and weekend work required.


Bachelor's Degree and four years related experience required.


Strong preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Master's in Higher Education, Psychology, Counseling or any related discipline.

  • Experience with peer training or mentoring programming.

  • Experience developing culturally competent student programming.

  • Experience within a career/professional development office.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities.


Provides student career assessment and counseling and provides comprehensive career services programs.

  • Provides employment and career counseling to students; may provide services to alumni

  • Administers and interprets career and vocational assessment instruments

  • Prepares and facilities workshops on career development topics such as job search strategies, resume and cover letter preparation, and interviewing techniques

  • Develops and maintains relationships with employers that can lead to recruitment and hiring at the campus

  • Assists with planning and presenting career fairs, speakers, employer visits, and other events

  • Collaborates with faculty and student support service professionals to offer specialized programs and activities

  • Trains and supervises interns and office staff

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




$49,193 - $56,528.

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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Review of resumes to begin August 19, 2019.

Posting closes on September 2, 2019.


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.