Student LEADS Support Specialist - Disability Services Office

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jul 11, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 11031

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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.


Higher Education Assistant




Baruch College is committed to making individuals with disabilities full participants in its programs, services, and activities through compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as well as state and local laws and regulations.  It is the policy of Baruch College that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in any program, service, or activity offered by the College.  CUNY LEADS is a unique program designed to prepare CUNY students with disabilities to make realistic academic and career choices and develop the skills that will result in successful career outcomes.


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.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.


August 12, 2014


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.