Job Title: Student Career Program Specialist - Tech Talent Pipeline
Job ID: 21968
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.
The Department of Computer Science (CS) and the Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Medgar Evers College seek a Success Coach to provide support to Medgar's students and equip them with the technical and professional skills they need to land tech jobs. The Success Coach is an individual who is personable, efficient and has the drive to help our students in maintaining success throughout the program and reach their first job career goals.
TTP is a public-private partnership, launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio in May 2014 to support the growth of the NYC tech sector and prepare New Yorkers across the five boroughs for 21st-century jobs. The Tech Talent Pipeline works with public and private partners to define employer needs, develop and test training and education solutions, and scale solutions throughout the City, delivering quality talent for the City's businesses and quality jobs for New Yorkers.
In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, The Student Career Program Specialist will be responsible for:
Review student portfolios, resumes, LinkedIn, and GitHub profiles to gauge employment readiness, and provide direct support (1:1 coaching) to Medgar students, by supporting their connection to full employment and internship opportunities;
Help with developing and presenting material introducing students to CS and CIS in freshman seminar;
Conduct 1:1 mock behavioral interviewing and support the academic advisor with the technical interview;
Identify behavioral or personal patterns that impact students' progress and persistence, and support students in identifying potential barriers and creating action plans to achieve students' goals;
Develop students' overall professional skills, as well as coach them toward specific job opportunities;
Build a student assessment database, which will be used to assess students' professional skills, technical skills and job search preparedness at several points throughout the academic year — at minimum successful program execution shall require an initial, mid-point, and final assessment during the program period;
Provide regular updates on student technical and professional assessments, and mentor students through assessments and create an individualized career plan;
Deliver professional and soft skills workshops before, during and after the program, and support the Academic Advisor in delivering workshops on topics including opportunity in the Tech industry, career pathways, technical resume writing, GitHub and technical interviewing;
Proactively engage industry professionals to support the CUNY 2x at Medgar program and its job placement goals; and
Design and compile a student career directory (listing employers and student reviews á la Glassdoor) to be located in the campus-based Career Services Department.
Bachelor's Degree and four years related experience required.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or related field.
Two to four years of experience working/volunteering in a coaching or mentoring role with tech learners at a college institution or tech boot-camp.
Comfortable with employer outreach business development and partnership building.
Knowledge of the NYC tech ecosystem including understanding of engineering roles, hiring processes, and access to the tech industry.
Previous familiarity with academic advisement, particularly in STEM fields.
Experience working at a tech boot camp.
Experience working at a College Institution (full or part time).
-Previous professional experience in a tech field, preferably within or adjacent to NYC tech companies.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Administers career development programs and services in a College or Unit.
Assists in developing and implementing career planning programs and services.
Takes a lead role in a portfolio of ongoing programs, such as orientation or workshop programs
May supervise a unit or program, hiring, training, and managing staff
Consults with faculty, staff, administrators, and employers regarding students career development needs
Assists in collection, tabulation and analysis of outcomes data for students and other stakeholders, as well as research of employment and market trends
Assists in policy development and strategic planning/special projects.
Serves as a liaison to student groups, clubs, and athletic organizations.
Represents career office on college committees, conferences, and to the College community at large
Conducts outreach programming, orienting employers and other constituents to services
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Student Career Program Specialist
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional
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: 21968
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.