Academic Career Advisor

  • LaGuardia Community College
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Dec 22, 2022
Full time Admin-Clerical

Job Description

Job Title                     Academic Career Advisor

Job ID                         26016

Location                     LaGuardia Community College

Regular/Temporary   Regular




Founded in 1971 in Long Island City, Queens, LaGuardia Community College is one of seven community colleges of the City University of New York/CUNY.  In 2019, LaGuardia served over 30,000 students in pre-college, associate degree, and continuing education programs.  Major areas of study include Health Sciences, STEM, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts.  Consistent with the diversity of Queens, 56 percent of LaGuardia students are born outside of the United States.  More than half are first-generation college students.  Sixty-nine percent live in Queens; the rest come from Brooklyn and beyond.  Virtually all LaGuardia students are ethnic minorities (88 percent), 58 percent are women, and 31 percent are over the age of 25.  Forty-eight percent of LaGuardia students are Hispanic, making the college a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).  Sixty-six percent of LaGuardia students receive financial aid.  Slightly less than half attend part-time, often because they need to work to support their families.  LaGuardia ranked fifth among U.S. community colleges in economic mobility – moving low-income students into the middle class and beyond – in a 2017 Stanford University study.  For more information about LaGuardia please visit

The Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships (OCIP) at the City University of New York seeks Academic Career Advisors to create career pathways and expand employment opportunities for students in New York’s emerging industries. You will work with Industry Specialists to support a cohort of undergraduate students, connecting them with relevant internship or full-time opportunities in a selected industry.

The Advanced Manfacturing is the creation of a good from raw materials or parts through the use of labor, equiptmemt, and processes, with a focus on innovative technologies to increase product and process efficiency.  Use of innovative technologies supports the improvement of existing products and the creation of new products. Advanced manufacturing can include production activities that depend on information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking. A career in advanced manufacturing involves the application of engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. It also includes conducting time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

Advanced Industrial and Manufacturing Training Programs must be informed by industry experts, employer partners and national certifying organizations to provide in-demand skills and industry credentials needed for students to move forward in the industrial and manufacturing subsectors in New York City. The Advanced Manufacturing programs are based within the Department of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC) at LaGuardia Community College which serves a diverse population of students. 

Advanced Manufacturing career paths include roles such as:

CNC Programmer/Machinist, Advanced Welding, and Industrial Mechanic, Business Process Analyst, Engineering Technician, Industrial Engineering Analyst, Industrial Engineering Technician, Manufacturing Coordinator, Manufacturing Technology Analyst, Quality Control Engineering Technician (QC Engineering Technician), Quality Management Coordinator, Quality Technician, Service Technician.

Hands on career path would include:

Product Prototyping, Human Factors, Industrial Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, CAD Modeling and FEA Analysis, Software Design, Material Processing, Inventory Control, CNC Machining, Laser Cutting, Forming, Robotic Welding, Automated Finishing and Coating, SMT Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing, Automated Harness Terminating, 3D Printing, Laser UV Printing, Mold Making, Thermoforming, Injection Molding, Field Technician Troubleshooting, and Circuit Analysis.

A management path could include collaboration in:

Design for Manufacturing, Vertical Integration, Shop Floor Control, ISO Quality Control Certifications, Testing and Commissioning, Documentation Control, System Safety, ERP implementation, Just in Time Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Bill of Material Development, and Purchasing Strategy.

Build a Community:

  • Provide both group and 1:1 activity designed to help students identify career goals, academic courses, and goal-oriented career opportunities
  • Develop your cohort’s identity as a peer network
  • Help students plan for internships and other opportunities to build their experience in and exposure to workplaces
  • Assess students’ professional abilities and development at several points throughout the cohort.

Establish a Peer Network:

  • Participate in CUNY-wide professional development and mentoring
  • Collaborate between academic/career advisors and academic departments on insights from employers that might influence curricula and individual student progress.

Create Pathways:

  • Identify barriers to student success within areas of study related to career goals
  • Share information on student needs and connect them to supportive services and campus resources
  • Expand student exposure to careers and the courses needed to prepare for them
  • Coordinate programs to enhance job-seeking skills.

Portfolio Management:

  • Create plans for your cohort’s structure of programs, assessments, advising and referral activities
  • Track progress, challenges and outcomes using state-of-the-art technology to measure success and make adjustments in real-time


The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation’s largest urban public university and serves 275,000 degree- seeking students and 200,000 non-degree students across 25 campuses. The Office of Careers and Industry Partnerships (OCIP) at CUNY is responsible for mobilizing the university’s unparalleled scale, assets and diverse talent to fuel inclusive economic prosperity.

OCIP is working to ensure that 1) CUNY graduates can launch or advance in sustaining careers of their choosing at salaries equivalent to their peers, 2) businesses can turn to CUNY to find the talent, services, and expertise they need to thrive, 3) faculty and staff come and stay at CUNY because the impact they can have on students’ career trajectory is unparalleled and recognized, and 4) sustainable funding streams support proven interventions for bolstering student career success today and for years to come.  We encourage you to visit our job site to learn more about this position and apply.

To learn more about The Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships at CUNY, please visit:

This position is based in Queens, NY.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. 


Bachelor's Degree required.


We seek motivated, flexible and resourceful people who can gain the confidence of others in an advising environment and execute successful programs. You may have skills or experience including:

  • Coursework or training related to adult development, including career development
  • Academic or career advising and/or coaching
  • Providing job-related services and adult basic skills training
  • Understanding of academic programs, majors, and methods to assure students’ successful progress
  • Understanding the needs and practices of employers in recruitment and selection



Provides academic counseling and planning services to a diverse student population.

- Assists students with clarifying values and goals; counsels students regarding educational options, requirements, policies and procedures. 

- Offers academic and personal support to guide students through the course selection process

- Provides students with effective and timely referral to other college and external support services 

- Monitors and evaluates students' educational progress by conducting academic progress audits

- Establishes and maintains student files, databases and records; prepares activity reports and analyses

- May specialize in providing advice on specific programs or to specific student groups

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Advisor



Assistant to HEO






Salary Range: $81,712 - $86,188

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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January 14th 2023



CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional



CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.





COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Salary Range: $81,712 - $86,188