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Farmingdale State College RF - CSTEP Counselor in Farmingdale, New York

Location: Farmingdale, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Oct 10 2023 Job Description:

The Research Foundation at Farmingdale State College (FSC) seeks a full-time Counselor for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) to work with historically underrepresented students pursuing STEM majors.

The CSTEP Counselor will be responsible for helping to ensure that all program contract requirements are satisfied, student enrollment is maintained, and student service provision is effective and within grant accordance. The Counselor will provide academic, career, financial aid guidance, and personal development services to an assigned caseload of students. The Counselor will also assist students in their preparation for internships, research opportunities, and post-graduation plans. The Counselor will support the CSTEP mentor and tutoring programs as well as the CSTEP Advisory Board. In addition, the CSTEP Counselor will help facilitate group services such as workshops, special events, and Summer Bridge programming for incoming first-year students. The Counselor will assist in managing the program's social media presence and website. Other responsibilities may be assigned by the Senior Director, as appropriate.

More specifically, the Counselor will:

  • Meet individually and in small groups with students to provide personal, academic, career guidance, and assist with implementation of intervention plans

  • Maintain data records such as student rosters, track program engagement, etc.

  • Assist with recruitment of student applicants and determine program eligibility

  • Help students prepare applications for research opportunities, internships, graduate school, etc.

  • Work collaboratively with campus departments such as Financial Aid, Registrar, and academic offices to provide wraparound student services

  • Coordinate and chaperone occasional field trips to STEM industry locations, overnight graduate school visits, annual CSTEP conference, etc.

    Job Requirements:


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, or a related STEM field

  • Experience working within a college-related setting supporting historically disadvantaged students or other program with similar mission

  • Relevant experience providing support for student development and success services for historically disadvantaged college populations

  • Strong data management (i.e. student rosters, program engagement levels, etc.) skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and overnight travel for program events

  • Proficiency with social media platforms, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite


  • Master's degree

  • Creative, organized, and motivated individual passionate about student development

  • Adaptable and able to work with various constituents including college faculty, community stakeholders, etc.

    Additional Information:

This is a full-time Research Foundation position.

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: Open Until Filled

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