Student Affairs

Student Placement Specialist

SUNY Old Westbury

Old Westbury, NY United States

The primary purpose of the position is to develop, coordinate and track student placements in our Community Action Learning and Leadership Program (CALL).  Position will also assist with placements in the Sophomore Experience Program. 

This is a full-time, twelve (12) month, two (2) year, grant funded position.

Reporting to the Director of the Community Action, Learning and Leadership Program, the Student Placement Specialist will:

  • Implement, and manage a variety of CALL placements with our university partners.
  • Provide direct support to students, including information and guidance about requirements of specific placements; proper work habits; and techniques for success, including appropriate dress, preparing resumes, and interviewing strategies.
  • Connect students to placements by facilitating interviews, matching students to sites by interest and qualifications, and assisting with scheduling.
  • Coordinate with the First Year Experience Program and the Sophomore Year Program. 
  • Liaison with university partnerships on placement feedback.
  • Track students and placements.
  • Participate on campus committees as directed.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and occasional weekend hours as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher).
  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience of full-time relevant and/or related work experience in higher education, community service organizations or related field.  (Experience includes working with college students of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and/or learning abilities.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills. Ability to train, advance and promote innovative ideas to reach and academically engage historically underrepresented students or students of color and other underserved student populations, for a learning environment inclusive of equity, diversity, social justice, and inclusion relative to academic success.
  • Proficient in MS Suite.
  • Experience with higher education student databases/systems.
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse population.
  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends as needed. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher).
  • Experience working with first generation students.
  • Bilingual.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in community partnership building.
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner, EAB Navigate, volunteer management software.

Additional Information:

Salary Range:  $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 commensurate with experience and education

Comprehensive Benefits:

Position Type:  Professional

Official Budget Title:  Senior Staff Assistant

Campus Title:  Student Placement Specialist

Department:  Student Success

FTE:  Full-time

Negotiating Unit:  UUP

Salary Grade:  SL-3

FLSA Status:  Exempt

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action located in the Campus Center, Room I-211 or by calling (516) 876-3179.

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  • Start Date: 6/20/2024 - Approximate
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at

  1. cover letter,
  2. resume,
  3. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references, and
  4. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Only applications submitted online will be considered.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  Open until filled.  Review of applications to begin immediately.

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Employment in this position will be contingent on the College's verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of pre-employment screening.