CSTEP Counselor - CSTEP Program

Farmingdale State College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time

Farmingdale State College - RF - CSTEP Counselor - CSTEP Program

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is the largest comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. It exists to serve the State University of New York (SUNY) by providing essential administrative services that enable SUNY faculty to focus their efforts on the education of students and the performance of life-changing research across a wide range of disciplines including medicine, engineering, physical sciences, energy, computer science, and social sciences. The RF is a private non-profit education cor¬poration that is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c) (3).

The Research Foundation supports the advancement of education, research, and discovery at the State University of New York (SUNY) Established in 1951, the RF carries out its responsibilities pursuant to a formal contract with SUNY that has been in force since 1977.

Separate from SUNY, the RF is able to form partnerships that enhance SUNY's education, research, and public service mission, and spur economic development across New York State. The primary service offered by the RF is sponsored programs administration. The infrastructure in place for sponsored programs allows for RF to also administer agency funds and assist campuses with establishing affiliated corporations.

The Research Foundation at Farmingdale State College (FSC) seeks a full-time Counselor for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) to work with historically underrepresented students pursuing STEM majors.

The CSTEP Counselor will be responsible for helping to ensure that all program contract requirements are satisfied, student enrollment is maintained, and student service provision is effective and within grant accordance.  The Counselor will provide personal development, academic, career, and financial aid guidance to an assigned caseload of students.  The Counselor will also assist students in their preparation for internships, research opportunities, and post-graduation plans.  The Counselor will support the CSTEP mentor and tutoring programs as well as the CSTEP Advisory Board.  The Counselor will help facilitate group services such as workshops, special events, and Summer Bridge programming for incoming first-year students.  The Counselor will also assist managing the program's social media presence and website.  Other responsibilities may be assigned by the Director or department Executive Director, as appropriate.

More specifically, the Counselor will:

Meet individually and in small groups with students to provide personal, academic, career guidance, and assist with implementation of intervention plans

Maintain data records such as student rosters, tracking program engagement, etc.

Assist with recruitment of student applicants and determine program eligibility

Help students prepare applications for research opportunities, internships, graduate school, etc.

Work collaboratively with campus departments such as Financial Aid, Registrar, and academic offices to provide wraparound student services

Coordinate and chaperone occasional field trips to STEM industry locations, graduate school visits, annual CSTEP conference, etc.


Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, or a related STEM field

Experience working within a college-related setting supporting historically disadvantaged students or other program with similar mission

Relevant experience providing support student development and success services for historically disadvantaged college populations

Strong data management (i.e. student rosters, program engagement levels, etc.) skills

Excellent oral and written communication abilities 

Ability to work occasional evenings and overnight travel for program events 

Proficiency with social media platforms, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite


Master's degree

Creative, organized, and motivated individual passionate about student development

Adaptable and able to work with various constituents including college faculty, community stakeholders, etc.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time Research Foundation position.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday, January 3, 2021

The Consumer Information web page can be viewed at the following link


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Interested candidates may apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the bottom of this page.  We require the following documents:

Cover Letter



Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

URL: www.farmingdale.edu/employment

Only applications submitted online will be accepted, no phone calls please.

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