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Workforce Student Advisor (Temporary)

Research Foundation CUNY
Grand Central, NY
Closing date
Dec 13, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
Job Title: Workforce Student Advisor (Temporary)
PVN ID: SI-2311-005978
Category: Instruction and Social Service
Job Description
General Description
Grounded in the Liberal Arts tradition, the College of Staten Island is committed to the highest standards in teaching, research, and scholarship. Drawing on the rich heritage of the City University of New York that has provided access to excellence in higher education since 1847, the College of Staten Island offers that same opportunity in New York City's Borough of Staten Island. The College is dedicated to helping its students fulfill their creative, aesthetic, and educational aspirations through competitive and rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. We embrace the strength of our diversity, foster civic mindedness, and nurture responsible citizens for our city, country, and the world.
The Office of Workforce Development and Innovation at the College of Staten Island develops, manages, and offers training programs designed to address critical skill gaps in growing workforce industries. Workforce Development provides quality, flexible and cost-effective training to support the educational and training goals of individuals and organizations across New York city. We offer certificate programs and professional development courses in the healthcare, technology and business sectors. Our department draws upon the expertise of faculty and subject matter experts to deliver quality training programs.
The College of Staten Island's Office of Workforce Development and Innovation seeks a Student Advisor with strong academic advisement and administrative skills to support trainee retention and persistence throughout their enrollment. The Student Advisor will provide targeted support and case management services, providing 1:1 and whole group guidance and assistance with a comprehensive plan to ensure trainees reach their certification goals. This position will report to the Associate Director of Workforce Development.
Other Duties
The successful candidate will perform the following duties and broadly support the Office of Workforce Development and Innovation in the following:
- Facilitate program orientation for newly enrolled Workforce trainees.
- Support intake activities for grant funded and tuition-based Workforce programs as needed.
- Create and maintain learner portfolios (creation of a career/certification plan; captures milestone achievements/relevant documentation).
- Monitors and tracks student engagement, including conferencing with trainees and instructors to ensure student success and attainment of expressed goals.
- Consults with Associate Director to create and maintain a catalog of resources and referrals for adult learners as requested or needed; this can include but not limited to referrals for social services and community support.
- Conducts trainee evaluation surveys, capturing trainee voice and experiences, providing insight for training program management and revisions.
- Other job-related duties as necessary.
- Bachelor's degree and related experience in direct support to students are preferred or 4-8 years' experience in a related field.
- A minimum of two years of experience in Academic Advising.
- Strong presentation, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to successfully work with and present to diverse learners and audiences.
- Proficient in Microsoft 365 with intermediate to advanced MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills.
- Experience with data collection, evaluation, and reporting.
- Highly organized and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
RFCUNY Benefits RFCUNY Employee Benefits and Accruals
About the Research Foundation
The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).
RFCUNY stands between CUNY's principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
Key Features
Department Workforce Development
Status Part Time
Pay Range $45.00-$45.00
Hour(s) a week 19.00
Closing Date Jan 22, 2024 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit No
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