Career Strategist (Academic/Transfer Counselor - HEOa)
Guttman Community College (CUNY)
Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA
Internal Number: 26712
Career Strategist (Academic/Transfer Counselor - HEOa)
Guttman Community College
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Guttman Community College at CUNY seeks dynamic, innovative, and student-centered specialists to become Career Strategists supporting students' academic, professional, and personal success and persistence from recruitment through graduation. Reporting to the Associate Director of Advising & Transfer Support, the Career Strategist will be responsible for supporting the success of continuing students, including returning, readmitted, and transfer populations.
Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
Partner with the Office of Admissions and Recruitment and other campus units/committees to conduct group and individual information sessions for prospective students and supporters, facilitate orientation sessions, and present to professionals such as counselors, teachers, and senior college personnel.
Assist students individually and in group sessions with registration and continuous enrollment, as well as navigating GCC policies and procedures.
Manage a caseload of students in programs of study/major by monitoring and tracking student progress toward degree completion using technology and other means.
Collaborate with Program Coordinators/Chairs and program faculty to plan advising activities and monitor student performance.
Conduct proactive advisement for all students on course enrollment, early career choices, academic standing, and other policies; aid in the promotion and implementation of timely degree attainment measures, including interventions related to academic status and success.
Provide transfer counseling, and facilitate a transfer planning curriculum for all students, including workshops, online and print resources, individual advisement, and events such as transfer fairs and visits.
Collaborate with the Center for Career Preparation & Partnerships to facilitate career planning for students.
Train students in utilizing web-based platforms such as Degreeworks, CUNYfirst, Blackboard, Starfish, and Transfer Explorer (TREX).
Report on activities and outcomes; assist with report writing, assessment, and data collection.
Serve on appropriate College and University Committees, as needed.
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.
Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.
About Guttman Community College:
The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is a beacon of innovation and knowledge creation in higher education, a two-year college where evidence-based high-impact practices in curriculum design and delivery permeate the educational model and have yielded graduation rates that are the highest in CUNY???s community college sector and above the national average. Located in midtown Manhattan, Guttman draws a culturally diverse student body from across New York City and is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches to achieve its goals and to improve student persistence, retention, completion, and transfer. The centerpiece of Guttman???s educational model is an integrated first-year core curriculum, where students examine current world issues and use New York City as a living text and laboratory. Thus, connecting information and concepts across multiple disciplines, contexts, and perspectives. This immersive approach equips Guttman students with the foundation of knowledge and skills essential to their intellectual, social, civic, and professional endeavors in and beyond the classroom. The College admitted its first cohort of 300 students in August 2012 and has established an enrollment target of approximately 5,000 students in the coming years. Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website (www.guttman.cuny.edu) to learn more about the institution.
A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g., counseling, guidance, social work, or psychology) and two years' related experience.
Three or more years of counseling, academic, and/or career advising/student development experience with diverse student populations, particularly under-prepared high school or college students in an educational setting or program preferred.
Crisis management experience is strongly preferred.
Experience working in learning communities preferred.
Multilingual ability preferred with strong presentation, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to successfully work with and present to diverse audiences.
Experience working well with linguistically, culturally, and academically diverse students.
Strong work ethic, character and personal integrity, and ability to work with the utmost professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
Detail oriented with strong writing, analytical, evaluative, and organizational skills.
Ability to work well in a time-sensitive, dynamic, student-centered, and responsive office.
Flexibility to work evening hours and occasional weekends.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Provides educational programs, academic advice, and counseling assistance to students in one of CUNY's comprehensive support programs.
Provides advice and counsel to students covering academic, social, career, and related issues, making appropriate referrals as needed
Determines areas of need and develops and teaches orientation programs, seminars, student workshops, and other activities
Develops interventions related to student academic status and success
Reports on activities and outcomes, assisting with report-writing and data collection
Collaborates with academic and student support departments to ensure students are utilizing available services and programming
Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$64,649 - $72,667 ; 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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 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
Before applying, candidates are asked to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College ???Why Work at Guttman ??? Model Guttman Employee??? website (https://guttman.cuny.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/prospective-employees/why-work-at-guttman/) to learn about the many attributes of the model employee for Guttman.
Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (26712) or Title (Career Strategist (Academic/Transfer Counselor - HEOa)). Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.
In order to be considered for the position, candidates must upload as one document, by the closing date:
A cover letter that highlights your education and experience and what would make you a Model Guttman Employee
Contact information for 3 professional references.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
June 1, 2023
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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.
The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is the City University of New York’s newest community college in 40 years. As a very young institution, Guttman Community College requires flexibility and a broad range of skills and competencies from candidates in every position. Located in midtown Manhattan, Guttman was established with the goal of significantly improving student learning, retention and graduation, by rethinking community college education and practice. Guttman Community College is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution with a culturally diverse student body drawn from across New York City. A majority of our students enroll directly out of high school. The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches in order to achieve its goals and to improve student persistence and completion. The centerpiece of Guttman’s educational model is an integrated first-year core curriculum that builds the academic, linguistic and affective skills necessary for success in college and career. Additional features of the model include using New York City as a context for learning in and out of the classroom, the integration of academic and student support ser...vices, and the use of ePortfolios. Guttman currently offers five majors: business administration, information technology, human services, liberal arts and sciences, and urban studies, and will offer additional programs in the future. The College admitted its first cohort of 300 students in August 2012. At full capacity, Guttman will enroll 3,000 to 5,000 students. Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website (www.guttman.cuny.edu) to learn more about the new institution.