[Bkn-school-of-education-csp-mhc] Advising positions in CUNY Start

Raven Maldonado Raven.Maldonado at liu.edu
Mon Nov 7 09:53:38 EST 2011


Dear Students,

Please see the job posting below for Advisor at CUNY Start:


Job Title: Cooperating Advisor for CUNY Start
Location: Various
The City University of New York

Background:
CUNY Start is an intensive program for high school and GED graduates who need to increase their proficiency in academic reading, writing and math before starting credit classes at CUNY. Group and individual advisement is an integral component of CUNY Start. In conjunction with instruction in reading/writing and/or math, CUNY Start advisors help students develop problem solving and self advocacy skills, plan their academic paths, learn how to navigate the college environment and access campus resources.

The Cooperating Advisor serves as an apprentice to the Lead Advisor, learning and practicing the CUNY Start approach to advising, providing assistance and referrals to current students and alums, assisting with the recruitment of new students, as well as learning to teach the CUNY Seminar curriculum. CUNY Seminar classes reinforce the academic skills of analyzing data, thinking critically and conducting research through lessons on time management, financial aid, exploring majors and careers, and organizational strategies.
Cooperating Advisors may be eligible to apply for lead Advisor positions at several CUNY campuses in Fall 2012.

Responsibilities:
• Learn to implement the CUNY Seminar curriculum through reading, observation, discussion and assistant teaching.
• Observe and assist the Advisor in individual advisement sessions, learning the CUNY Start methods of helping students develop self awareness and problem solving skills.
• Observe and assist in CUNY Start’s new student orientation days.
• Observe and assist in recruiting and screening new applicants to CUNY Start.
• Participate in student/teacher/advisor conferences, providing feedback to students on their academic progress and class participation.
• Participate in team meetings with lead advisor and teachers.
• Participate in cooperating advisor trainings and all-staff events.
• Research campus and community resources. Become familiar with campus policies and procedures and devise interventions to facilitate student involvement on campus.
• Other related duties as required.

Requirements:
• Must have experience working with diverse, urban populations.
• Teaching background in adult education and/or developmental skills preferred.
• Must be able to use a holistic, strengths-based approach to student development.
• Must be organized, detail oriented and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Must be able to take initiative, work independently, and be able to receive and incorporate feedback quickly.
• Bachelors Degree minimum.
• Ability to travel between CUNY campuses required.

Employment:
Appointment for a total of 530 hours, approximately 20 hours per week.
Appointment period: January 2 â€" June 30.
$33.18 per hour, includes health benefits.

Additional information about CUNY Start can be found at www.cuny.edu/cunystart<http://www.cuny.edu/cunystart>. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Annie Balocating at annie.balocating at mail.cuny.edu<mailto:annie.balocating at mail.cuny.edu><mailto:annie.balocating%40mail.cuny.edu>.


Raven Maldonado, M.S.
Academic Advisor
Dept. of Counseling and School Psychology
School of Education
Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Ph: 718-488-1544
Fax: 718-246-6351
Raven.Maldonado at liu.edu<mailto:Raven.Maldonado at liu.edu>




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