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CUNY SLU Seeks Part-time Career Counselor for Non-Profit, Government, and Labor Organizations

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies seeks applicants for a part-time Career Counselor for non-profit, government and labor organizations for the spring semester 2020. 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.

The Career Counselor will develop relationships with non-profit and social justice oriented employers including unions, public sector/government agencies, worker advocacy organizations, and community organizations to create employment opportunities for SLU students and alumni who desire careers in such organizations.

General Duties:

  • Serve as primary point of contact for and develop relationships with a variety of organizations through the NYC metropolitan area, particularly in the NYC employment sectors connected to SLU academic programs.
  • Track job market demand and hiring results in SLU’s academic programs and recommend strategies for connecting students’ academic progress with career and professional development opportunities.
  • Organize site visits, networking events, and special employer engagement events designed to provide professional preparation and career development for SLU’s students.
  • Evaluate students’ career interests to match with appropriate employers.
  • Develop job fairs, information sessions, and on campus recruitment opportunities for SLU students and alumni.
  • Collaborate with the SLU Career Specialist to expand and streamline career services at SLU.
  • Utilize new technology and social media tools to match employers with qualified SLU students and alumni.
  • Review and approve new employers and job postings.
  • Report on employer relations activities and outcomes; conduct assessments to strengthen services.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Four or more years of experience in the field.

Desired qualifications:

  • Existing relationships with unions, non-profits, city agencies, community organizations, and social justice organizations.
  • Experience serving working adults returning to school who are looking for professional development. 

The Career Counselor is paid on the CUNY “Non-Teaching Adjunct” scale which ranges from $42.95-$70.92 depending on experience and must abide by CUNY workload limits. Please electronically submit a C.V., a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your availability for the spring 2020 semester, and the contact information for three references to: studentservices@slu.cuny.edu

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