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JOB: NYU College and Career Lab Undergraduate Advisors

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The College & Career Lab (CCL), administered through the Center for Faculty Advancement in the Office of the Provost, is a free, six-year program offered as a multi-week intensive during the summer along with Practice Lab sessions during the academic year to progressively prepare middle and high school students attending NYC public schools to succeed in their chosen academic and professional pathways. CCL offers introductory-level college classes and intensive workshops led by New York University faculty with specialized content focused on each NYU school. Through CCL, students develop essential skills to help them thrive in high school, college, and beyond. The program provides additional programming and a curriculum focusing on building leadership and networking skills, culminating in a final project at the end of each summer program. Students are placed in a track with CCL advisors and will receive mentorship and guidance for the duration of the program.

The CCL team is looking to hire 22 advisors, and 8 lead advisors for five and a half weeks this summer to lead and mentor the middle and high school students participating in the CCL program. Our ideal candidates are representative of our CCL student population, are enthusiastic, have experience working with middle or high school students or being a camp counselor, have leadership skills, and can act as role models for students and peers. Passion for education equity is ideal.

Primary Job Responsibilities: 

  • Lead CCL students throughout the daily program:
    • Oversee all classroom management
    • Oversight at breakfast and lunch
    • Bathroom break coordination
    • Create smooth transitions from classroom to classroom
    • Navigate MTA and NYU bus transportation for field trips
  • Lead and facilitate sessions with pre-developed content based on the CCL curriculum
    • Create small group and large group ice-breakers
    • Create games and stretch breaks
    • Be ready to deliver up to four lessons throughout the program
  • Actively participate in all NYU Faculty-led class sessions with the students to model good behavior and encourage active student engagement.
    • Taking notes and asking questions to help in facilitation and student participation
    • Work with speakers to facilitate and lead student activities
    • Help students redirect their attention to the speaker should they need it
    • Lead small group sessions to engage all students
  • Support the program staff with the execution of the orientation, farewell, and daily logistics.
  • Lead advisors have increased responsibility such as navigating complex problems in the moment to determine a solution, leading peers through daily logistics, or being individual leads for a group of 12-20 high school students. [Not everyone is suited for this role]

Required Skills

  • Act as an advisor, role model, and mentor to middle school students and leader with peers
  • Follow directions given for incident report procedures, documentation protocols, protection of minors policies, and emergency procedures, all of which will be thoroughly covered during staff training.
  • Be enthusiastic with students and professionals with university partners.
  • Have good organizational and time management skills. Must be prompt for the start of each day.
  • Have a solid commitment to culturally responsive approaches to education and education equity, and demonstrate an inclusive mindset to bring all students into the activities and conversations.
  • Lead advisors should have previous leadership experience through a club or studies and can describe how they envision contributing as a lead to the program


  • You are an undergraduate student at NYU 
  • You will be in NYC this summer as this is an in-person program.
  • You are available to attend training and program days in person (unless otherwise noted): 
    • Online:
      • June 6th: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (online)
    • Training:
      • June 24th – 28th: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • July 1 – 2nd: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
      • July 8th: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (includes CCL student orientation)
        • CCL Orientation for Students and Families/Caretakers from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Program Dates
      • Tuesday, July 9th  – Friday, August 2nd
        • 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
      • Full team meetings: 2:30 – 3:00 pm every Wednesday
    • Farewell Ceremony for Students and Families/Caretakers
      • Friday, August, 2nd extended day until 7:00 PM
    • Program Debrief and Lunch: 
      • Monday, August 5th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


  • Earn $16 per hour (for new advisors), $17 (for returning advisors), and up to $20 if being considered as a lead advisor
  • 1 monthly unlimited MetroCard provided on July 2nd
  • Breakfast and lunch at the NYU dining hall as part of student advising for the duration of the program (July 8th – Aug. 2nd)
  • Advisors can participate in year-round programming (Saturday) as a continuation of their work

To apply, submit the following: 

  • An application on Handshake
  • Your resume
  • Cover letter answering this question “What makes you a good candidate for working with middle and high school students in a college exploration program?”
    • If you want to be considered for a lead role, explain “what you think being a lead advisor means and how you are prepared to take on this role.”

After applying:

  • If you are selected as a candidate to be interviewed, you will be contacted to schedule a 15-20 minute individual interview beginning the week of February 19th, 2024 through May 3rd, 2024
  • The individual interview will be with one CCL Team Member.
  • The same interview questions will be used with all applications and will be behavioral in nature.

Selected Candidates:

  • Selected candidates (after the interview process) will be notified of their offer, two weeks after the interview, and written acceptance from the candidate will be due within three days.
  • Onboarding with Wasserman (paperwork) will begin as soon as the offer is accepted and must be completed by May 10th, 2024
  • Performance conversations will take place during weeks 1 and 3 of the program.
  • Regular individual weekly check-ins will be conducted on an as-needed basis. Team meetings will take place every Wednesday during the program.


NYC Pay Transparency Act

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the hourly base salary range for student employment positions is $16-$20 (or applicable rate/range) per hour for undergraduate students.