[Reentry-ed] College Initiative is seeking an Academic Counselor/COPE Coordinator
mcarey at collegeinitiative.org
Mon Jun 14 12:56:21 EDT 2010
Please see the mission statement and job description below and send resumes,
with a cover letter, to this email address.
College Initiative’s mission is: to connect men and women in New York City
who have been incarcerated or have had involvement with the criminal justice
system with opportunities for higher education; to provide a range of
academic and support services that promote successful enrollment in college
and completion of degrees; to serve as a guiding force for students to
realize their full potential as gainfully employed individuals, family
members, informed citizens and community leaders.
*Academic Counselor/COPE Coordinator
*The position involves assessing and counseling court-involved and formerly
incarcerated men and women on college preparation, enrollment, financial aid
and retention. The position also involves coordinating College Initiative's
(CI) partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY) College
Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE) program. The position will
report to CI's Director and the successful candidate will join a small,
dedicated staff at CI's Long Island City office.
Assess college readiness of CI students;
Counsel CI students on college preparation, enrollment, financial aid and
Refer students to reentry services;
Refer students to CUNY and campus-based services;
Refer students to CI Mentors and tutors;
Work with CUNY COPE's CI coordinator to provide services to student cohort;
Work with CUNY COPE's CI coordinator to develop partnership;
Conduct student orientations;
Administrative duties as necessary.
*College degree, preferably in a human service or allied field;
Two years of counseling experience, preferably academic counseling.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Excellent group facilitation skills;
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Access.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with the
court-involved and formerly incarcerated populations and knowledge of CUNY
admissions and financial aid procedures.
PO Box 966
New York, NY 10116
347 998 5861
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