CUNY LEADS: Linking Employment, Academics and Disability Services
What is CUNY LEADS?
CUNY LEADS is a program established to facilitate successful academic and career outcomes for students and veterans with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY programs.
This Exciting program is free of charge for eligible candidates and available on all CUNY campuses. Each campus has a LEADS Advisor who collaborates with campus departments, agencies and businesses, to provide career guidance and support to students.
What services are provided?
*Job seeking assistance
Who is eligible?
CUNY students and veterans with disabilities who are currently registered in:
~Degree or Non-degree programs
~Adult and Continuing Education
Students should contact Wendy M. Nicholson, LEADS Advisor, to determine eligibility.
Wendy M. Nicholson
CUNY LEADS Advisor
Center for Career & Professional Development
Room: B-114 Tel: 718.482.5140
CUNY LEADS Mission:
CUNY LEADS is a unique program designed to prepare CUNY students with disabilities to make realistic academic and career choices and develop the skills that will result in successful career outcomes.
CUNY LEADS Vision:
CUNY LEADS will establish itself as a national best practice model. It will serve as a training resources for the development of programs that prepare students with disabilities for realistic and successful employment outcomes.
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This is an on-going job opportunity. Contact an Employment Specialist at our office located in Room B-114 if you are interested or by calling (718) 482-5235.
The CUNY 3-1-1 Project provides the opportunity for CUNY students to work as part time 3-1-1 Call Center Representatives within New York City's 3-1-1- Citizen Service Center. The 3-1-1 phone system provides New Yorkers with one easy-to-remember number to access all city agencies and services. The CUNY 3-1-1 Projects provides the human resources support for CUNY students selected from CUNY campuses by training students on 3-1-1 Citizen Service Center operations, monitoring on-site performance and administering payroll.
DUTIES AND RESPONISBILITIES:
Under the direction of the CUNY Program Manager, and in collaboration with appropriate DoITT staff, the Call Center Representative will work with the CUNY 3-1-1 Project performing the following tasks:
• Answering incoming calls with the 24-hour/7-day/week operation in a professional and courteous manner.
• Maintain customer satisfaction.
• Identify customers' needs and assist accordingly.
• Enter data into a computerized tracking system.
• Perform routine clerical work such as copying, filing and faxing as needed.
• Meet with DoITT and CUNY Program staff as needed.
ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Currently a student in good standing at a City University of New York College.
• Currently a student in good standing at a City University of New York college, AND must have Sophomore
status or above (Freshman are not eligible).
• Maintain a minimum of 6 credits.
• GPA of 2.5 for higher.
• Available 18 hours per week.
• Computer skills required, proficiency with Internet.
• Excellent telephone etiquette.
• Proficiency in English, bilingual a plus.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Strong reading and writing skills.
• Not a current Research Foundation employee.
• Foreign "F-1" students are NOT eligible.
$11.98 per hour/18 hours per week.
The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Affirmative Action/EEO/IRCA Employer.
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