CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Seeks Part-Time Career Counselor

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies seeks applicants for a part-time career services counselor position for Fall Semester 2018. The School of Labor and Urban Studies (formerly The Murphy Institute) is a collaboration between the University and New York City labor unions, for the purpose of serving the educational, policy and research needs of unions and their members. Its mission is to; 1) offer undergraduate and graduate programs to working adult students and union members; 2) expand access to colleges throughout the CUNY system; and 3) partner with labor unions and employers to address training and educational needs of union members. The Center for Labor, Community, and Policy Studies conducts research, offers leadership development programs, hosts forums and national conferences, publishes articles, books and a nation labor journal to promote debate on issues critical to labor’s future and its policy role.

Most students enrolled at SLU are working adults who take classes at the School’s mid-Manhattan facility during the evening hours. Many are city employees seeking to advance their careers in government agencies. Others are seeking positions with labor unions, non-profit organizations, or community organizations. SLU also enrolls an increasing number of traditional age college students who are social justice activists seeking employment with advocacy organizations.

The career counselor will provide counseling services two nights per week. Some daytime hours many also be needed.

General Duties:

  •   Provide career advising services to students to assist in career goal setting and help students in obtaining necessary resources in support of their career plans.
  •   Assist students in creating and developing resumes, cover letters, portfolios, interviewing skills and other tools required to conduct a successful job search.
  •   Plan and present workshops and seminars in resume writing, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, communication, employer expectations, networking and social media, and other career-related topics.
  •   Assist students who want to directly connect their course work (particularly capstone research projects) to new employment opportunities.
  •   Collaborate with advising staff and student support services to maximize career services effectiveness.
  •   Maintain notes on each student’s progress in applying for and attaining employment.
  •   Maintain records on student participation.


Required Qualifications:

  •   Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree highly preferred in counseling, higher education, career counseling/advising, student services, or other relevant experience.
  •   Two or more years of experience in the field. The preferred candidate will have:
  •   Experience serving working adults returning to school.
  •   Relationships with non-profits, community organizations, and social justice organizations.

The Career Counselor will be paid on the “Non-Teaching Adjunct” scale, which currently starts at $42.95/hr. Please submit an electronic version of your C.V., a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your availability for the fall semester, and the contacts for three references to: