Job Title: Bilingual Student Advisor, Conexiones & Connections Program
PVN ID: BM-2209-005062
Category: Managerial and Professional

Job Description

General Description

Serve as a bilingual advisor  to a cohort of students in the Conexiones & Connections Program, including participation in the outreach, recruitment, orientation, engagement and support activities of the program in virtual and in-person modalities. This is a grant funded position through the U.S. Department of Education under the Title V- Strengthening Hispanic Serving Institutions initiative.


Other Duties

The Conexiones Bilingual Student Advisor works effectively within a team to:

  • Prepare and provide student support services to promote the personal development and academic success of a diverse student population
  • Develop engaging recruitment strategies to attract and sustain the engagement of a Latinx-focused student caseload using culturally relevant approaches
  • Supervise students staff to provide effective support for the program
  • Co-manage communications plans for cohort initiatives
  • Coordinate and present relevant and engaging programs for the cohort, such as financial literacy, student leadership, First Year Experience, and career exploration
  • Administer summer bridge and summer leadership programs for Conexiones students
  • Develop supportive interventions and engagements for students across the academic spectrum
  • Foster a strong student community and encourage campus engagement among the cohort
  • Assist students to explore connections between academics and careers, and to seek out relevant internships, employment, and service learning opportunities
  • Implement co-curricular initiatives and assess student learning, particularly students’ development of co-curricular competencies
  • Establish opportunities for collaboration with other student services areas, faculty, and staff to support the success of Conexiones students
  • Effectively manage CUNYfirst data to identify trends and verify the retention and graduation status of Conexiones students, and conduct completion-focused outreach
  • Implement consistent and effective assessment practices to refine the area’s programs and prepare program reports each semester
  • Represent the Conexiones & Connections Program at college-wide events such as orientations, outreach, and retention initiatives
  • Provide assistance with major college-wide events, such as: commencement, orientation, registration, and honors convocation
  • Participate in campus-wide retention and persistence outreach and activities
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in student personnel administration, higher education, or a related field preferred. Must be fully bilingual with fluency in English and Spanish (reading, writing and speaking).
  • Knowledge of current and best practices in student success with a focus on student persistence and retention, especially for Latinx community college students.
  • Successful implementation and evaluation of programs for a diverse student population, and evidence of successful college-wide collaborations
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities effectively
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills; a creative problem solver excellent with attention to detail and proven leadership skills.
  • Be a dynamic individual who can work independently and under general supervision
  • Ability to work evening hours and weekends as necessary.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media engagement, Blackboard, Zoom and Photoshop or Canva a plus.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Student Affairs
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$51,000.00 - $62,000.00
Closing Date
Oct 15, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit