Industry Employment Specialist

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LaGuardia Community College
New York, NY, United States

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Industry Employment Specialist


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Job Title                    Industry Employment Specialist
 Job ID                        26014
 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 Community College please visit
The Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships (OCIP) at the City University of New York seeks Industry and Employer Engagement Specialists to identify career opportunities and grow hiring pipelines for CUNY students and graduates.  Specialists will engage with employers in defining workforce needs, identifying hiring challenges and opportunities, specifying skills and proficiencies needed to fill available roles, and exploring partnerships to help grow New York’s emerging industries.
Advanced Manufacturing is the creation of a good from raw materials or parts through the use of labor, equipment, 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:
  • Secure partnerships with employers offering paid internship, clinical placement, and full-time job opportunities to students with target majors
  • Continuously cultivate and grow employer relationships
  • Share employment opportunities and, where appropriate, refer qualified students to employers for specific roles.
Establish a Peer Network:
  • Coordinate with other industry specialists, campus career offices and CUNY leadership to maximize industry partnerships benefiting the campus and to learn about student and employer needs.
Create Pathways:
  • Secure paid internships and full-time job offers within target majors for our newest graduates.
Communicate and Improve:
  • Share knowledge with faculty, advisors, and the broader campus to encourage alignment with in-demand skills
  • Participate in CUNY-wide training and events and utilize common tools deployed across the initiative.
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 at 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. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.

Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.
Ideally, candidates will have one or more of the following:
  • Experience in career services or economic or workforce development
  • Experience with community and business outreach, ideally in implementing talent acquisition, outreach strategies, and business development
  • Understanding of business and recruitment and hiring practices in key sectors of the NYC economy (e.g., tech, healthcare, green energy).
Supports an academic internship program providing career development and professional work experience.

- Acts as liaison between the College and employer sponsors, monitoring the success of students' internship experiences

- Supervises student internships, assuring adherence to related College and governmental policies and regulations

- Creates and conducts orientation sessions and workshops for students in the internship program; coordinates applications, interviews, and placement as part of overall student outreach

- Provides faculty orientation and development related to internship programs

- Implements and evaluates competencies and other success factors

- Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Assistant
Salary Range: $93,134 - $99,532
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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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
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.