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Student Support Specialist

Categories: Northeast Region 1





Brooklyn College

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Position Description
Brooklyn College invites applications for an Academic SEEK Student Support Specialist in the PercyEllis Sutton SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program. The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program is CUNY's higher education opportunity program designed to assist high potential, low income students who otherwise might not beable to pursue a college degree because they are not academically well-prepared for college level work.The Program provides educational support, academic advisement, and counseling assistance, all ofwhich are aimed at strengthening students’ basic skills, bolstering their academic success in all levels ofcollege courses, and maximizing their retention and persistence through to graduation. Reporting to the SEEK Director, the Academic SEEK Student Support Specialist will provides a range of services to support students’ varied needs as they pursue their educational goals, including: educational support, academic advisement and related assistance. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the successful candidate will:
- Administer assessment instruments (e.g., LASSI) to students and evaluate results
- Determine areas of need and refer students to appropriate services both on and of f campus
- Maintain records regarding services provided and assist with related report-writing on activities and outcomes

Provides educational programs, academic advice, and assistance to SEEK students. SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) is a higher education opportunity program established at the senior CUNY colleges to provide comprehensive academic support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college.
- Provides advice to students covering academic, social, career, and related issues, making appropriate referrals as needed
- Determines areas of need and develops and teaches orientation programs, seminars, student workshops, and other activities
- Develops academic interventions related to student academic status and success
- Reports on activities and outcomes, assisting with report-writing and data collection
- Collaborates with academic and student support departments to ensure students are utilizing available services and programming
- Performs related duties as assigned.

Application Process
Please submit your application online by clicking on “” below. Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:
- A cover letter indicating the referenced JOB ID # 18151 with a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to diversity and inclusion.
- Current resume
- Contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for three references

Institution Information
Brooklyn College is an integral part of the civic, urban, and artistic energy of New York and uses the entire city as a living classroom that broadens our students' understanding of the world around them. For more than 85 years, the college has been attracting a wide variety of motivated students—many of them immigrants or the children of immigrants who wish to better their lives through a superb education. They come because of the college's renowned faculty of academics, professionals, and artists who are among the best in their field. They know they will be learning on a campus considered one of the most beautiful in the country, with well-equipped facilities, studios, smart classrooms, and production and practice rooms—all with a highly affordable tuition. Brooklyn College has a student enrollment of 17,803 students—14,689 undergraduates and 3,114 graduates—who come from 138 nations and speak 90 languages. The college offers 173 undergraduate degree, graduate degree, certificate, and advanced certificate and diploma programs in business; education; the humanities and social sciences; natural and behavioral sciences; and visual, media, and performing arts. More than 4,000 students received bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as certificates and advanced certificates and diplomas, at our last Commencement Ceremony.

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Required Qualifications
A Master's degree in counseling, social work, or psychology and two years' related experience. Other related master's degrees can be considered. Note: this is not a mental health counselor/practitioner position and is not responsible for providing psychological counseling.

Preferred Qualifications
- Ability to supervise MSW interns (SIFI certification)
- Strong organizational and administrative abilities are essential, as are excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
- Familiarity with Spanish or Chinese a plus- Knowledge of barriers faced by low income , first-generation college students
- Experience with MS Word, Power Point, Excel and databases
- Ability to collaborate effectively with college administration, faculty and staff and outside agencies