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Job Title Admission/Academic Counselor HEOP
Posting Number Staff 2014001106
FLSA Non-Exempt
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Is this a temporary Position? No
Job Description Summary Position Responsibilities
* Coordinate and carry out recruitment activities for prospective HEOP students by traveling to New York State target areas, interviewing prospective students, participating in college fairs, networking, and utilizing other methods as assigned
* Responsible for preliminary assessment of prospective HEOP student academic and financial eligibility
* Responsible for data input and query management with the PeopleSoft System relative to HEOP student recruitment
* Assist with selection and admission of HEOP freshmen class. Statistically analyze recruitment data to recommend the development of future recruitment plans
* Meet regularly with a small caseload of assigned HEOP students, using a student-centered approach, providing educational guidance, academic skill development, personal support, and career counseling toward goals of retention, optimal student performance, and graduation
* Recognize and refer student issues as necessary
* Assist with coordination implementation of academic year programming including monthly HEOP meetings, conducting educational workshops, field trips, banquets, etc.
* Provide student advocacy and act as a liaison between faculty and students
* Monitor student progress by utilizing technology and consulting with faculty and staff as necessary
* Assist with Summer Pre Freshmen Experience (SPREE) programming that would include residential life, academic advising and workshop components in addition to participating in community development activities
* Coordinate and implement HEOP Admission Ambassador Program
* Coordinate and conduct communications and accepted SPREE class pertaining to financial aid requirements and ongoing support
* Assist with preparation of institutional and State Education Reports
* Assist with other projects, administrative duties, and initiatives as assigned
* Performance of above duties require you to be at work on Campus
Minimum Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills
Minimum Qualifications
* Bachelor’s Degree required
* Must have demonstrated ability working with culturally diverse and disadvantaged student populations in a confidential manner
* Must have a valid driver’s license with university acceptable driving record.
* Willingness to work occasional weekend and evening commitment and flexibility to travel 3 – 5 weeks annually is a necessity
Preferred Qualifications:
Include Education,
Experience, and Skills
Preferred Qualifications
* Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling or related field
* Two or more years of work experience in a secondary or post-secondary setting
* Prior counseling and admissions experience, program coordination, teaching skills, and workshop delivery
* Work place experience with social justice concepts helpful in addition to fluency in both English and Spanish
Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Close Date 10/08/2021
Open Date 09/24/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions for this Posting An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Maximum Number of Reference Requests 3
Minimum Number of Reference Requests 2

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Clarkson Website
    • Massena-Potsdam Courier Observer
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • IM Diversity
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • JTPA
    • LinkedIn
    • New York Job Bank
    • North Country This Week
    • St. Lawrence Plain dealer
    • Veterans Administration
    • Watertown Daily Times
    • Ogdensburg Journal
    • Employee Referral
    • Alumni Referral
    • Conference Referral
    • Indeed
    • List-SERV
    • Discipline specific journals
    • Discipline specific website
    • Times Union
    • Other
    • I do not wish to answer
  2. What is the highest level of completed education that you currently hold?
    • Highschool Diploma/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD (all but dissertation)
    • PhD
  3. How do you embrace Diversity?(Open Ended Question)
  4. Are you willing to travel?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. List of References

Optional Documents

  1. Letter of Recommendation 3



New Economy Project works with community groups to build an economy that works for all New Yorkers, rooted in racial and gender justice, cooperation, and ecological sustainability. Founded in 1995, New Economy Project organizes coalitions and campaigns that challenge systemic racism in our financial services system and economy; and advance cooperative and community-led development through community land trusts, public banking, and other strategies. We engage in cutting-edge legal advocacy, through our NYC Financial Justice Hotline, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community know-your-rights education.

New Economy Project has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney. This is a new position at the organization. The Staff Attorney will provide one-on-one assistance to low-income New Yorkers who call our legal hotline, and work on a wide range of impact litigation cases. The staff attorney will also contribute to New Economy Project’s policy, community education, and communications work.


  • Staff our free NYC Financial Justice Hotline, through which we assist low-income New Yorkers harmed by discriminatory and abusive financial services
  • Work on impact litigation that addresses systemic racial discrimination and wealth extraction by Wall Street banks, debt buyers, and other entities
  • Contribute to city- and state-wide coalitions and campaigns, including by conducting legal and policy research, and engaging interested hotline callers and community groups in campaigns
  • Speak at community and public policy forums, and testify at public hearings on financial justice matters
  • Lead know-your-rights workshops for community groups’ staff and members
  • Prepare and update know-your-rights information, hotline case examples, “New Yorkers Speak Out” testimonials, and other resources


  • Experience working in a public interest law organization or similar setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing, research, and analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and effectively manage multiple assignments
  • Experience working with community groups and people of diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated interest in the intersection between law, organizing, and social change
  • Admission to the New York State bar
  • Fluency in Spanish a major plus

Salary is competitive with NYC public interest law organizations and commensurate with experience, with an expected annual salary between $68,000 and $78,000. New Economy Project offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) and flexible spending plans, and generous paid-time off.

The position is based in NYC. Staff members are currently working remotely.


Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter as one pdf document to:, with “Staff Attorney” in the subject line. Indicate in your cover letter your interest in and qualifications for this position.

New Economy Project is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace, and to providing staff with ongoing professional development opportunities. We encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, immigrants, and people from low-income backgrounds to apply.



The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of the following cities in New York: Brooklyn, Mamaroneck, Mount Sinai, New York City (Bronx – Queens – Staten Island), New Hyde and Yonkers as temporary local hires.  Local hire employees are local residents who aid in the recovery of the community and help their fellow citizens in the recovery process. Apply for this exciting opportunity!


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit for additional information.

Local Hire employees:

  • Help FEMA respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards by performing a variety of emergency management functions which are not limited to disaster survivor assistance, conducting and verifying damage assessments, and providing administrative, financial and logistical support.
  • A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days. Local Hire appointments may be extended, in 120 day increments, for a maximum 365 day appointment, based on the needs of the disaster.
  • Work within 23 different Cadres which are groups of personnel organized by operational function and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) position.
  • Each Local Hire is hired to a position within a Cadre based on his or her skills and experience.

FEMA is seeking candidates with experience in customer service. As a Local Hire (Emergency Management Specialist 1), you will assist with local Disaster Recovery Assistance. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

In this position, you will serve as a member of the Disaster Assistance support staff at the local Disaster Recovery Centers and Joint Field Operations.

Typical assignments include:

  • Serving as the primary point of contact for persons inquiring about disaster assistance.
  • Communicating directly with disaster survivors, to discuss case status and provides clarification with the assistance process, disaster assistance programs, and the current status of their case.
  • Entering data into an automated tracking system and providing other basic administrative support.
  • Using Microsoft Office computer software to support administrative assignments.
  • Reviewing registration forms and requirements for Federal and/or State programs and preparing correspondences/communication for required follow-up actions.
  • Assisting in preparing field office emergency management plans and policies, procedures, and risk assessments to ensure essential functions are executed, and are consistent with statutory and agency requirements.
  • Facilitating on-going communications with internal operations staff and corresponding operational staff of other Federal agencies.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
  • Please review “Other Information” section for additional conditions.

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs (please visit: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies for additional information). For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit OPM Investigations.

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.


This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on 10/18/2021.  Applications will be reviewed for consideration and referral on a weekly basis until requirements are met.

All applicants received by the cut-off date will be reviewed for qualifications. Those found qualified and requesting consideration, will be referred for consideration for open positions.

FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salaries are comparable to local pay rates.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS: The Local Hire Program is an appointment type granted under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 306 (b), which authorizes FEMA to appoint such temporary employees as necessary to accomplish work authorized under the Act. Appointments under this authority within FEMA are made to the excepted service and are nonpermanent in nature.

To qualify for this position, you must possess:

  • 3 years of general experience


  • 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree


  • Minimum age of eighteen years of age is required.
  • All candidates must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position.  You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here. 



Additional information

  • Local hire positions are full time, temporary positions.
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
  • DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
  • NOTE: Lodging and travel from your residence of record to your duty station in any of the following cities in New York: Brooklyn, Mamaroneck, New York City (Bronx, Queens, Staten Island), Mount Sinai, New Hyde Park, and Yonkers will not be reimbursed.
  • Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume, supporting documentation, and your responses to the occupational questionnaire to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.  If you are qualified, you may be referred to a selection panel for consideration.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

Interview Requirement.  Interviews may be required for this position.  Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

How to Apply

To begin your online application, click “Apply Online” to create a USAJOBS account and follow the prompts or log in to your existing account. Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and or required supporting documentation. Please see the “Required Documents” section for additional information. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. You must submit your resume, your online questionnaire, and any supporting documents by 11:59 PM eastern standard time on the posted closing date of this job opportunity announcement, or at 11:59 PM eastern standard time on the date the application limit has been reached, whichever occurs first. 

It is your responsibility to verify that any information entered or uploaded is received and is accurate. Determining your eligibility and qualifications is dependent on the supporting documentation and information provided, which may impact your referral for further consideration. If a document is not legible, Human Resources will not be able to view it in your application.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online or do not have access to the internet (e.g., applicant experiencing documented system issues, applicant does not have access to the internet, etc.), you may be able to submit a paper application and the required forms.  To do so, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in the Agency Contact Information prior to the close of this announcement.




CUNY Student Navigator Job Description – Swipe Out Hunger

In January 2021, Swipe Out Hunger launched the CUNY Student Food Navigator program to support CUNY students who are facing basic needs insecurity during the pandemic. Serving over 1,800 CUNY students to date, navigators connect their peers with HRA benefits like SNAP, and share timely information on other food resources, community programs, campus services, and relevant social service policies.

Navigators will earn $18 per hour and work 15-20 hours per week from November through August. Schedules will be arranged to accommodate classes and other responsibilities and all work will be conducted remotely.

This opportunity is available to current CUNY undergraduate, CUNY graduate students, and CUNY alumni.

Apply to be Student Navigator at:



The New York State Nurses Association is a labor organization of over 40,000 frontline nurses standing together for strength at work, nursing practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.

This position will report to the Area Director. Program Representatives are responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Association’s member representation and mobilization program in their assigned Downstate geographic area and/or facilities.


  • Represent the Association and the member representation/mobilization program to local bargaining unit members, employers, and other groups.
  • Review and analyze developments and trends in the delivery of health care, nursing practice, and labor relations pertinent to the member representation and mobilization program and make recommendations to their Area Director.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all Association programs and activities and their interrelationships.


  • Perform all duties of contract administration, grievance administration, and local bargaining unit representation on behalf of the Association.
  • Perform all duties of securing and negotiating collective bargaining agreements covering all facilities and matters relating to their area of responsibility.
  • Assist in organizing new and residual groups of nurses for the primary purpose of securing recognition of the Association as their collective bargaining representative in all employment matters.
  • Internally organize, mobilize and educate members about the Association’s goals and work plan, develop member leaders and advocates and further the work plan of the Association including its representation, organizing, and political community and legislative goals.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Area Director.

Note: Every effort has been made to make this position description as complete and comprehensive as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties required of the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment within the position.

We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. Women, minorities, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

All interested candidates should e-mail their résumés to:, Subject: “Program Representative – Downstate


Founded in 2004, Urban Upbound is dedicated to breaking cycles of poverty in New York City public housing and other low-income neighborhoods. We provide underserved youth and adults with the tools and resources needed to achieve economic prosperity and self-sufficiency through five comprehensive, integrated programs: Employment Services, Financial Counseling, Income Support Services, Community Revitalization, and Financial Inclusion services anchored by the Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union.

In July 2015, Urban Upbound launched its first worker cooperative business: On Point Security NYC. Since then, the UU Worker Cooperative Program has launched two more cooperatives and provided technical assistance to several other businesses, both traditional and worker-owned. In addition to creating jobs, our worker cooperative initiatives are vehicles that increase the volume of assets and the availability of resources within the communities we serve. We conduct specialized workshops and offer technical assistance services in several areas of business development: governance, marketing and design, research, and strategic planning, among others.

Reporting to the Worker Cooperative Program Manager, and working in collaboration with the rest of the Worker Cooperative team, the Program Coordinator is an out-of-the-box thinker who takes responsibility for the incubation of new cooperative businesses, supports the growth of launched businesses, troubleshoots challenges, conducts outreach, and finds new opportunities for the program and its clients. The Program Coordinator will serve as the key point-of-contact for the cooperatives they support and oversee the implementation of safety trainings held by worker cooperatives.

Responsibilities include:

Support the efforts of clients to launch and/or grow their cooperative business through workshop facilitation and one-on-one technical support
With support from the Program Manager, work with cooperative members to develop and implement business plans, marketing strategies, and identify sources of funding and support for business growth
Recruit clients to attend safety training held by cooperatives and ensure clients submit all necessary documentation in advance of the training.
Identify gaps in knowledge amongst clients and develop and conduct relevant workshops for entrepreneurs
Adhere to data inputting and reporting guidelines and timelines to ensure data accuracy and integrity
Lead outreach efforts by representing UU and the cooperative businesses at events and conferences
Connect clients to other services at UU such as financial counseling; business financing, etc.
Other tasks as assigned by Program Manager and Senior Director


B.A. degree or 3 years of experience working in a non-profit, community-facing setting
A strong interest/background in worker cooperatives, local business development, community organizing and/or worker/immigrant rights, and passion for social justice
Ability to learn quickly and be interested in developing a variety of new skills; have the ability to work both autonomously and in a team
Superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; experience with public speaking preferred

Strong member relations and community outreach experience with excellent listening skills and ability to build consensus decision making
Willingness to engage with the cooperative members, the customers of the coops and other individuals/organizations supporting the development of the cooperative businesses
Skills in business incubation, sales and/or marketing preferred
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, G Suite, Zoom, internet research and social media
Flexible, with availability to work weeknights or weekends as needed
Fluent Bi-lingual English/Spanish

Urban Upbound is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tehmina Brohi at