CUNY Student Career Program Specialist in New York, New York


ABOUT JOHN JAY COLLEGE John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City under the leadership of a new president, Karol V. Mason. John Jay is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice and committed to the advancement of justice and just societies around the world. John Jay is an Hispanic-serving institution; it is ranked third in the nation in black student success and is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

Founded in 1964, John Jay College is known for preparing its 15,000 students to serve the public interest as ethical leaders and engaged citizens. A public liberal arts institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees and participating in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the College offers traditional criminal justice-related programs and a growing portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs. These highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students can choose from 31 majors, 13 master's degree programs, and two doctoral programs.

In 2011, the college opened a new 600,000 square foot building with a black-box theater, state-of-the-art lab space, a moot court, and a variety of virtual learning settings. Over the past 12 years, the college has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring and expansion of its curricular offerings. John Jay College is committed to diversity and inclusion and seeks colleagues who thrive in multicultural academic environments.

POSITION OVERVIEW The Center for Career and Professional Development seeks a culturally competent and inspiring career educator, who will assist in expanding the accessibility of our career interventions specifically those offered through our Experiential Learning program. This position will have significant interaction with students and will require a keen sense of intra and interdepartmental collaboration.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Experiential Learning, the Student Career Program Specialist will provide a series of career interventions for current students and alumni using models of cultural competence and student success.

In addition to the duties enumerated in CUNY Title Overview, responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage a small-scale student to alumni mentoring program.

  • Provide career counseling for current students and alumni.

  • Develop key initiatives and programming focused on the recruitment of students for academic internships including but not limited to career panels, networking events and internship information sessions .

  • Work in conjunction with the Associate Director for Experiential Learning to develop targeted marketing plans that will increase the number of students participating in Experiential Learning opportunities.

  • Assist with the management of the academic internship program specifically the dissemination of student enrollment information and program administration.

  • Collect, analyze, and assess data related to experiential learning, student learning outcomes, and program effectiveness.


Bachelor's Degree and four years related experience required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree and 2 years of experience

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Strong preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Master's in Higher Education, Psychology, Counseling or any related discipline.

  • Experience with building employer relationships and other key partnerships.

  • Experience developing student programming.

  • Experience in developing assessment.

  • Excellent organizational abilities.


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




$49,193 - $56,528.

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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Review of resumes to begin September 17, 2018. Posting closes on September 28, 2018.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Job Title: Student Career Program Specialist

Job ID: 19355

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular