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
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The College of Staten Island (CSI) is one of 11 senior colleges of The City University of New York and the only public college on Staten Island. CSI offers over 80 undergraduate and 24 graduate programs and, through the CUNY Graduate Center, participates in 7 doctoral programs. The College enrolls approximately 14,000 students and employs over 2,000 faculty and staff. Located on a 204-acre park-like campus that is minutes away from the cultural treasures of Manhattan, the CSI campus is the largest collegiate site in NYC. The College is planning for enrollment growth and for the construction of new residential facilities during the coming five-year period.
The Division of Student Affairs includes the following areas: Career & Scholarship Center; Center for the Arts; Children's Center; Counseling Center; Health and Wellness Services; CSI Association; Center for Student Accessibility; Liberty Partnership Program; New Student Orientation; Pluralism & Diversity; Athletics & Campus Recreation; Student Life; SEEK Program; Student Veterans Center; COPE; and LGBTQ Resource Center.
Reporting to the Director of the Center for Student Accessibility, the Specialist is responsible for the following:
- Creates and facilitates workshops for students guided by learning objectives.
- Writes reports and other communications pertaining to the position and the Center for Student Accessibility.
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.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Career preparation and higher education experience preferred.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please go to www.cuny.edu;  select "Employment", "Search Job Listings," "More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs," then enter the Job ID# in the "Job Opening ID" field.
January 20, 2013
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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.