Industry Employment Specialist, CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA
Internal Number: 25883
Industry Employment Specialist, CUNY Inclusive Economy Initiative
School of Professional Studies
The Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships (OCIP) and the City University of New York???s School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) seeks and Industry and Employer Engagement Specialist to identify career opportunities and grow hiring pipelines for CUNY students and graduates.
The Specialist will engage with employers in defining workforce needs, identifying hiring challenges and opportunities, specifying skills and proficiencies needed to fill available roles, and exploring partnerships to help grow CUNY students??? opportunities in New York???s tech industry.
You will work with our Bachelors of Science in Information Systems program. The role will be embedded within the IS department and report directly to the program???s Academic Director and will collaborate with our hybrid Career / Academic Advisor. You will engage with employers in defining workforce needs, identifying hiring challenges and opportunities, specifying skills and proficiencies needed to fill available roles, and exploring partnerships to help grow New York???s emerging industries.
Information Systems is one of the fastest growing majors at CUNY SPS. Most graduates of our program do not join large IT concerns, but manage IT for companies in the general workforce. Internships are vital in vetting technical support for employers who are unable to provide on-the-job training. The program???s IS advisory board opens a door to vital partnerships and this role is a vital role in expanding opportunities and connecting our students to them.
Your role will include:
Build a Community:
Secure partnerships with employers offering paid internship, clinical placement, and full-time job opportunities to students with target majors
Continuously cultivate and grow employer relationships
Share employment opportunities and, where appropriate, refer qualified students to employers for specific roles.
Establish a Peer Network:
Coordinate with other industry specialists, campus career offices and CUNY leadership to maximize industry partnerships benefiting the campus and to learn about student and employer needs.
Secure paid internships and full-time job offers within target majors for our newest graduates.
Communicate and Improve:
Share knowledge with faculty, advisors, and the broader campus to encourage alignment with in-demand skills
Participate in CUNY-wide training and events and utilize common tools deployed across the initiative.
Please note that this position is funded through June 30, 2024, with the possibility of reappointment should funding be extended.
About CUNY SPS
For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Notable for offering the most online bachelor???s and master???s degree options at the City University of New York, and for serving transfer students as the University system???s only undergraduate all-transfer college, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor???s degree, progress from an associate???s degree, earn a master???s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.
The School???s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-four degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. Thousands more are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.
CUNY SPS has consistently been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country???s top online institutions. This year, the School was ranked #10 in the nation on the publisher???s list of the 2022 Best Online Bachelor???s Degree Programs
Until further notice, work will be performed in a hybrid manner with 70% onsite presence. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.
As of April 1, 2022, employees in select titles must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless granted a religion accommodation or a medical exemption.
Employees hired on or after October 1, 2022, and their eligible dependents, will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan, and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.
After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365-day period. If a new health plan is selected, it will be effective on the 366th day. Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.
An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth directly. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria in order to submit the request and it must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP HMO service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.
About CUNY & OCIP
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation???s largest urban public university and serves 275,000 degree- seeking students and 200,000 non-degree students across 25 campuses. The Office of Careers and Industry Partnerships (OCIP) at CUNY is responsible for mobilizing the university???s unparalleled scale, assets and diverse talent to fuel inclusive economic prosperity.
OCIP is working to ensure that 1) CUNY graduates can launch or advance in sustaining careers of their choosing at salaries equivalent to their peers, 2) businesses can turn to CUNY to find the talent, services, and expertise they need to thrive, 3) faculty and staff come and stay at CUNY because the impact they can have on students??? career trajectory is unparalleled and recognized, and 4) sustainable funding streams support proven interventions for bolstering student career success today and for years to come.
We encourage you to visit our job site at to learn more about this position and apply.
To learn more about The Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships at CUNY, please visit: https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ocip/
Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.
Ideally, candidates will have one or more of the following:
Experience in career services or economic or workforce development
Experience with community and business outreach, ideally in implementing talent acquisition, outreach strategies, and business development
Understanding of business and recruitment and hiring practices in Information Systems and IT within the NYC economy.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Supports an academic internship program providing career development and professional work experience.
Acts as liaison between the College and employer sponsors, monitoring the success of students' internship experiences
Supervises student internships, assuring adherence to related College and governmental policies and regulations
Creates and conducts orientation sessions and workshops for students in the internship program; coordinates applications, interviews, and placement as part of overall student outreach
Provides faculty orientation and development related to internship programs
Implements and evaluates competencies and other success factors
Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience between$93,134 - $99,532.
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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Applicants must attach a resume and coverletter.
Closing date - December 4, 2022. Review of applications to begin on November 28, 2022.
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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.
In 2003, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York created the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) with the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults, organizations, and employers. Since then, SPS has developed into a well-established school serving New York City's dynamic marketplace through the provision of timely, innovative, and academically rigorous programs of study designed to address new or unmet needs. Home to CUNY's first fully online undergraduate degrees and groundbreaking master's degree programs, SPS has found new ways of fulfilling CUNY's mission of access, reaching students with new modes of instruction, new courses and curricula, and new kinds of learning tailored for diverse requirements and constituencies. It has launched a dozen degrees - six bachelor's and six master's degrees - since 2006, and there are more currently in development. Enrollments have grown to over 2000 students in the credit-bearing programs, and the School has seen more growth in its non-credit offerings, with a portfolio of grant-funded programs currently accounting for more than $6 million. In addition, the School now maintains an active Alumni Association, has established the SPS Foundation, and will soon occupy its own dedicated space.