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Industry Employment Specialist, CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative (HEO assistant) -Chemistry

Lehman College
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Industry Employment Specialist, CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative (HEO assistant) -Chemistry

Industry Employment Specialist, CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative (HEO assistant) -Chemistry

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Lehman College

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The Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships (OCIP) at the City University of New York seeks Industry and Employer Engagement Specialists to identify career opportunities and grow hiring pipelines for CUNY students and graduates. Specialists will engage with employers in defining workforce needs, identifying hiring challenges and opportunities, specifying skills and proficiencies needed to fill available roles, and exploring partnerships to help grow New York’s emerging industries.

Industry Specialists under the title of Higher Officer Assistant (HEOa) will serve as Lehman External-Facing Partnership Liaison for the Department of Chemistry at Lehman College. The Industry Employment Specialists will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and will collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to bolster student preparation and assist faculty in aligning curriculum to reflect changing and current industry trends and/or needs. This program is funded through June 2024 and subject to renewal.

Candidate will be expected to perform the following:

Build a Community:

  • Secure partnerships with employers offering paid internship, clinical placement, and full-time job opportunities to students with target majors

  • Continuously cultivate and grow employer relationships

  • Share employment opportunities and, where appropriate, refer qualified students to employers for specific roles.

Establish a Peer Network:

  • Coordinate with other industry specialists, campus career offices and CUNY leadership to maximize industry partnerships benefiting the campus and to learn about student and employer needs.

Create Pathways:

  • Secure paid internships and full-time job offers within target majors for our newest graduates.

Communicate and Improve:

  • Share knowledge with faculty, advisors, and the broader campus to encourage alignment with in-demand skills

  • Participate in CUNY-wide training and events and utilize common tools deployed across the initiative.


The Department of Chemistry is currently housed in the School of Natural Science and Social Science (NSS). The Department of Chemistry will focus on sectors related tobasic science of climate resilienceand will serve majors in STEM , particularly the interdisciplinary program in Anthropology/Biology/Chemistry, Biological Science, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences. The number of majors in this category is over 800.

The Lehman College campus is located in the Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic-serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. Climate, health, and technology are industries with the highest job growth potential from 2020-2030 ( BLS: Employment Projections 2020 ). These sectors are aligned with our current academic tracks. The combination of these disciplines provides a “bench to bedside approach” where students in Healthcare, STEM, and Computer Science majors are exposed to theory and laboratory concepts that prepare them for an internship to gain experience in a real-world work environment, which will lead to good paying jobs.


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.


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 at to learn more about this position and apply. The application closing date is November 30, 2022.

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


The minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional work experience.

Ideally, candidates will have one or more of the following:

  • Experience in career services or economic or workforce development

  • Experience with community and business outreach, ideally in implementing talent acquisition, outreach strategies, and business development

  • Understanding of business and recruitment and hiring practices in key sectors of the NYC economy (e.g., tech, healthcare, green energy).


Supports an academic internship program providing career development and professional work experience.

  • Acts as liaison between the College and employer sponsors, monitoring the success of students' internship experiences

  • Supervises student internships, assuring adherence to related College and governmental policies and regulations

  • Creates and conducts orientation sessions and workshops for students in the internship program; coordinates applications, interviews, and placement as part of overall student outreach

  • Provides faculty orientation and development related to internship programs

  • Implements and evaluates competencies and other success factors

  • 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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The application closing date is November 30 with application review to begin December 14, 2022.


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.


Lehman College serves the Bronx and surrounding region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center. Lehman College provides undergraduate and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and professional education within a dynamic research environment, while embracing diversity and actively engaging students in their academic, personal, and professional development.lehman_college_of_the_city_university_of_new_york1.jpg

Lehman College has entered a new era in its history as an institution of higher education. Already known for its outstanding faculty, dedicated staff, superb library, art gallery, theaters, speech and hearing clinic, and athletic facilities, the College will now build a new state of the art, environmentally “green” science facility that will invigorate faculty and student research as well as prepare Lehman students for science-based careers.

As the only CUNY senior college in the borough and southern Westchester County, Lehman College has adapted to meet changing conditions and is poised to respond to new needs and challenges.

lehman_college_of_the_city_university_of_new_york2.jpgOn the undergraduate level, Lehman's General Education Curriculum is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the achievements and methods of the liberal arts and sciences and to develop student abilities to participate responsively in informed inquiry into subjects of both public and personal concern. On the graduate level, the College has developed professional programs in nursing, teacher and counselor preparation, accounting, computer science, health services, and speech-language pathology. The College also offers strong traditional liberal arts graduate programs in art, biology, English, history, Spanish and mathematics.

For more than two decades, Lehman has deepened its involvement with the surrounding community. The opening of the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in 1980 and the Lehman College Art Gallery in 1984 has made the College a cultural center for the region. Together with the City and the Humanities Program, the Department of Music, and the Theatre program, they present dozens of concerts, plays, dance performances, and exhibitions that are free or nominally priced.

Lehman College also provides a variety of community services. The Institute for Literacy Studies sponsors classes to teach adults fundamentals of reading and writing, while the Speech and Hearing Center offers comprehensive evaluations of hearing and speech-language disorders.


Lehman has joined with the Bronx Superintendent of Schools’ Office and the educational reform organization New Visions for Public Schools to develop seven new small high schools in the Bronx. The schools—housed within larger, traditional high schools—are formed around the themes of the visual arts, teaching, music, college readiness, health sciences, nursing and allied health, and community research and learning.

In addition, in Fall 2003, the High School of American Studies at Lehman College opened on the Lehman campus. One of New York City’s new specialized high schools and the only one to focus on American history, the school represents a collaboration among Lehman College, the New York City Department of Education, and the Gilder-Lehrman Foundation.

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