The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York College & Career Success Advisor, Talent Search in New York, New York
Job Type: Officer of Administration Bargaining Unit: Regular/Temporary: Regular End Date if Temporary: Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: $61,500 - $75,000 The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. A strong internal candidate has been identified for this position, however, we are still accepting applications from other qualified candidates. Position Summary The Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center (DDC) at Columbia College, established in 1965, works to improve the high school graduation as well as college enrollment and completion rates of low-income, first-generation students from local public schools by engaging them in a comprehensive network of support. Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with DDC staff, the College & Career Success Advisor, Talent Search Counselor leads the design, implementation, monitoring, and refinement of high-quality program activities to support the college transition, persistence and success of DDC college-enrolled students as well as the career exploration and readiness of all DDC students and alumni. THIS IS A GRANT-FUNDED POSITION. CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT IN THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON ONGOING SUFFICIENT FUNDING. Responsibilities PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND REFINEMENT Develop, coordinate and assist in the planning and execution of high quality programming and services to support student transition and success to/in college. Build and manage a caseload of DDC college-enrolled students to support their college persistence and success through individualized advisement sessions. Develop group workshops that help students with establishing goals and action plans to routinely support and track progress to goal attainment; and special activities and events (e.g. reunions, care package mailings, etc.). Responsible for the research and development of college resources and supports needed for DDC college-enrolled students to access. Strategically monitor and provide regular reporting of student persistence. Work in partnership with the Director of College Access Programs in the development, implementation, monitoring, and facilitation of DDC's Career Readiness curriculum across DDC's 9th through 12th grades and alumni cohorts. Design, lead, and manage all career exploration and success events (e.g. career panels/convention, resume/mock interview workshops, informational interviews, job shadowing, internships, etc.) Cultivates relationships, initiates communications, and liaises with key partners to establish and/or deepen relationships) to support collaborative efforts to assist DDC college-enrolled students with college persistence, success, and career exploration. Researches, identifies, and disseminates information related to career opportunities (e.g. internships, graduate school & scholarships, jobs, etc.) and processes to support all DDC students and alumni in their progress from college to career. Manage, track, and ensure the quality of alumni and career readiness data; including entering and updating all information in the DDC's Salesforce database. Trains and supervises student workers. Provide supervision, instruction, and support for the residential Summer Academy program-which engages nearly 60 local 9th and 10th grade students living and learning on campus. Includes some evening and overnight supervision of the residential staff and minors. Using independent judgment to follow proper protocol for various issues as they arise (student conduct issues, crisis management, medical emergencies). ADMINISTRATION Secures space and manages other logistical matters to support career readiness and alumni programming needs. Manages all efforts to collect, enter, and track accurate data (e.g. college transcripts, graduate school enrollment/completion, career readiness program/event participation, careers, etc.) on a timely basis for career readiness and alumni program activities. Participates with other DDC staff in the data analysis efforts to routinely assess programmatic impact and to develop strategies to refine work for greater impact. Ensures compliance with all practices related to the University's Protection of Minors policy as well as DDC's child safety procedures. Coordinates space and other logistical matters to support programming needs. Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in education, social services, psychology, non-profit administration, or other relevant field required; advanced degree in related field preferred. Two years of related experience required. Knowledge of student success strategies to improve college success and persistence. Demonstrated understanding of the overall path of a college student including but not limited to enrollment, registration, student life, academic and other resources. Experience working with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Experience with developing, teaching, facilitating, and leading workshops. Demonstrated commitment to post-secondary access for NYC school students. Must have a strong demonstrated effective organization and project coordination skills. Ability to manage complex tasks in a fast-paced environment. Strong interpersonal skills including ability to build productive relationships with various stakeholders. Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills Capacity to effectively use data for results-orientation and problem- solving. Detail-oriented and self-directed, with relentless accountability to deadlines. *Must be able to work evenings (usually until 6:30pm) and weekends (usually Saturdays from 8am to 4pm) when students are attending programs and for special events* *Must be able to work overnight, at least three nights, during the five-week residential Summer Academy* **Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be considered** Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree in related field preferred. Experiencing navigating the complex process, application, and determination of financial aid. Experience with the NYC public school system. Experience with academic planning, college counseling, teaching and tutoring of middle school, high school youth, and re-entry students. Spanish fluency Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.