The School of Labor and Urban Studies at The City University of New York seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, data and results oriented Experiential Learning Manager to design, implement and manage all aspects of the New York Union Semester Program and help grow and support other specialized curricular and co-curricular programs and activities. This unique semester-long program combines rigorous academic study with first-hand experience within the labor movement, by pairing domestic and international students with unions and worker-rights organizations to gain practical skills and learn strategies these organizations use.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Experiential Learning Program Manager will establish new and cultivate existing union relationships and community partnerships from a range of sectors who can provide numerous suitable short and long-term internships, service and experiential learning opportunities for students. The Experiential Learning Program Manager will engage and prepare students for such activities, support partnership development, and promote program expansion.
The successful candidate will recruit students to participate in internship programs and other school programs; develop and conduct various group and individual pre-career workshops, advising/mentoring sessions, related presentations and meeting throughout studentsâ€™ internships, plus information sessions and orientations; collaborate with mentors, students, faculty, and staff to facilitate clear communications and achievement of goals and suitable matches for optimal learning and success; liaise directly with community partners to oversee, assess and support placements.
Other key duties include but will not be limited to the following:
Manage daily program operations, application process, and comprehensive database of student participants, internships and engagement activities, community programs, and partner agreements including marketing, communications, budget, and class sessions.
Participate in developing, implementing and administering an experiential learning assessment plan to review and manage program quality and performance standards and ensure effective delivery and implementation of all experiential learning activities.
Develop and implement a student internship program policy manual that clearly outlines expectations and policies.
Collect, analyze and present/report data for all internship and experiential learning program components to drive continuous improvements to program offerings and recommend changes to address current and emerging issues.
Assist the Associate Dean with planning, budgeting, funding development (including researching and writing grants), and event management for the Union Semester Program and other related student offerings as needed.
Collaborate with the Office of Communication to develop marketing and advertising strategies via newsletters, social, digital and print media to increase the visibility and promote the benefits of the Union Semester program and other internship opportunities.
Serve as a student advocate who makes referrals to appropriate SLU and CUNY academic services (i.e. registrar, bursar) and support services (i.e. career and mental health).
Serve as primary liaison to school community and public stakeholders to manage their relationships and participation to successfully run all aspects of the program.
May supervise staff as needed.
Must have the flexibility to travel around New York City and work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban and Community Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working-class populations in the workplace and in the community. Additionally, SLU collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a broad range of college-credit programs designed to give workers the academic and technical skills needed for professional advancement. Its faculty includes distinguished scholars in the social sciences as well as expert practitioners in government, labor, and public service.
Bachelorâ€™s degree and six yearsâ€™ related experience required.
Advanced degree in a directly related discipline strongly preferred.
Six years of progressively responsible work experience developing, implementing, and managing college level student academic and co-curricular learning experiences, internship, recruiting or employer development programs, including international experience and cross-cultural sensitivity.
Broad knowledge of and demonstrated experience with adult academic advising, service learning and mentoring, plus relevant program data analysis, assessment and evaluation methods.
Experience with developing and coordinating marketing campaigns, performing community outreach, building and managing relationships with organizations across multiple sectors, and writing grants.
Detail oriented and accurate with strong research, analysis, and evaluation skills.
Strong interpersonal communication, writing, presentation, consultation, negotiation and group facilitation skills.
Strong organizational and follow-through skills to devise and execute work plans, prioritize work, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Pro-active, flexible and collaborative work style with strong interpersonal communication, presentation and group facilitation skills to communicate and forge successful relationships with diverse members of the university community and external constituents.
Experience supervising, training, and evaluating staff.
Computer proficiency using academic, administrative and financial programs, systems or databases, including Excel, Access or other data management/reporting software; virtual meeting/conferencing, collaboration, presentation, social media and digital outreach tools.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Manages College's academic internship program which provides career development opportunities and professional work experiences for students.
Develops and administers a comprehensive internship program based on students' field of study
Develops assessment tools to analyze and monitor student career development progress; recommends various enhancements to improve students experiences; and analyzes job market trends to determine solutions in response to market conditions
Administers the on-campus recruiting program for internships; initiates and maintains communications with employer sponsors; and schedules student interviews; creates and leads student career workshops
Provides faculty development related to internships and tracks credit-bearing internships
Collaborates with the other College offices to facilitate student outreach and connection with employers for professional development, internships and job opportunities
Cultivates relationships with alumni, faculty, administration and students to improve and increase internship offerings
May manage professional and/or clerical staff
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Academic Internship Manager
Higher Education Associate
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with qualifications, education and experience.
CUNYâ€™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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after July 1, 2019
City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.
After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.
Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.
An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.
HOW TO APPLY
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July 11, 2021
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About CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working class populations in the workplace and in the community. It also collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a range of college-credit programs designed to give workers the academic and technical skills they need for professional advancement. Its faculty includes distinguished scholars in the social sciences as well as expert practitioners in government, labor, and public service. In addition to its academic programs, SLU sponsors research; organizes forums and conferences; and publishes a national journal, New Labor Forum: A journal of ideas, analysis, and debate.