Job Title: Student Career Senior Advisor - Tech Talent Pipeline
Job ID: 21969
Location: Medgar Evers College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Medgar Evers College (MEC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of twenty three colleges within the dynamic City University New York (CUNY) System. Named for the late civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education.
CUNY 2x Tech is a $20M Mayoral initiative to double the number of tech bachelors awarded by NYC public colleges by 2022. It entails a comprehensive investment in the instruction, advising, and experience that are essential to prepare New Yorkers for 21st-century tech jobs in NYC. All CUNY 2x Tech faculty and staff members will play a critical role in ensuring that the college's tech education will produce graduates who can meet industry's evolving needs. The role will involve significant work directly with NYC-based industry partners and the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline to review curricula, provide feedback on students' job-readiness, teach in the classroom, and ensure that overall tech education provided by the college is preparing students with the academic and career readiness skills they need to succeed.
The Department of Computer Science (CS) and the Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Medgar Evers College seek an Academic Advisor to provide hybrid advising that prepares students to successfully complete relevant courses and launch careers in the tech ecosystem.
In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, The Student Career Senior Advisor will also be responsible for:
Providing 1:1 advisement to all Computer Science and Computer Information Systems majors to help them identify their post-graduate tech career interests, map courses to those interests, seek out and obtain job relevant experience while in college, and develop the requisite understanding of the tech ecosystem and hiring cycle to successfully launch jobs in their desired fields;
Providing 1:1 technical interview and white-boarding prep. Tracking gaps in student performance, and monitoring progress towards filling them;
Delivering technical skills workshops on topics including opportunities in the Tech-Industry, career pathways, technical resume writing, GitHub and technical interviewing;
Collecting data on gaps in student preparation and performance and collaborating with the departments to share insights that may influence curricula and individual students as needed;
Providing at least one cohort activity per semester designed to introduce majors to one another, improve accountability for persistence and strengthen networks amongst students, and address common gaps in preparation for tech jobs;
Promoting connection of students to supportive services, such as tutoring, career services, or other campus resources, to increase persistence in the major;
Performing graduation checks for departing undergraduate and graduate students;
Working with students to determine stops, advising on taking advantage of newly-created initiatives addressing developmental needs, and scheduling on-demand registration appointments;
Ensuring that Computer Science and Computer Information Systems students are on track to participate in relevant programs related to the initiative; and
Maintaining a number of students within the advising cohort.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.
Bachelor's degree in STEM, Business, or related industry.
Two to five years in academic advisement, particularly in STEM fields or experience in mentoring tech majors or learners (even through volunteer work).
Knowledge of the NYC tech ecosystem, preferably through previous professional experience in a software engineering role or a working knowledge of at least one of the following languages – C++, Java, Python.
Familiarity with the basic contents of Computer Science or Computer Information Systems curricula.
Comfort with coaching CS and CIS students on tech skills such as coding, GitHub, technical questions and whiteboarding.
Previous experience with academic advisement, particularly in STEM fields.
Three years plus experience in a technical job.
Experience working at a higher learning institution.
Previous professional experience in a tech field, preferably within or adjacent to NYC tech companies.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and experience or ability to quickly learn appropriate modules in the CUNYFirst system.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Provides student career assessment and counseling and provides comprehensive career services programs.
Provides employment and career counseling to students; may provide services to alumni
Administers and interprets career and vocational assessment instruments
Prepares and facilities workshops on career development topics such as job search strategies, resume and cover letter preparation, and interviewing techniques
Develops and maintains relationships with employers that can lead to recruitment and hiring at the campus
Assists with planning and presenting career fairs, speakers, employer visits, and other events
Collaborates with faculty and student support service professionals to offer specialized programs and activities
Trains and supervises interns and office staff
Performs other duties as assigned.
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
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.
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JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
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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.
Internal Number: 21969
About Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
Medgar Evers College was founded as a result of collaborative efforts by community leaders, elected officials, the Chancellor and the Board of Higher Education of The City University of New York. The College, named after the civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, was established in 1969 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of Central Brooklyn in New York City. The College is committed to the fulfillment of this mandate. In keeping with the philosophy of The City University and Medgar Evers College, we believe that education is the right of all individuals in the pursuit of self actualization. Consequently, the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education. The College offers programs both at the baccalaureate and at the associate degree levels, giving close attention to the articulation between the two year and the four year programs. The College has a commitment to students who desire self improvement, a sound education, an opportunity to develop a personal value system, and an opportunity to gain maximum benefits from life experience and from their environment.