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– CUNY Student Navigator
– CUNY Navigator Manager

CUNY Student Navigator

Description

In March 2020, thousands of students suddenly found themselves in financial, academic, and personal crisis. In response, The Student Navigator Network was launched to provide one-on-one resource referrals to help students apply for emergency financial assistance, find local support, and navigate public benefits via personal email, group “office hours,” webinars, and individual consultation.

In December 2020, Swipe Out Hunger will launch a NYC Student Navigator Network to support CUNY students who are facing basic needs insecurity during the pandemic. Navigators will connect their peers with HRA benefits like SNAP and Cash Assistance, and share timely information on other community programs, campus services, and relevant policies (e.g. the recent expansion of SNAP eligibility in NY).

Navigators will earn $15 per hour and work 15 hours per week maximum from January through March, with paid training starting in December and a possibility of extending until May. Schedules will be arranged to accommodate classes and other responsibilities and all work will be conducted remotely.

Requirements

This opportunity is available to current CUNY undergraduate and graduate students only. Applicants should be excellent communicators, and have experience doing one or more of the following:
– Experience leading or volunteering with a basic needs (food, housing, health etc.) program
– Collaboration with diverse student groups or organizations, on or off-campus
– Peer advising, counseling, or case management
– Leading workshops or groups, or teaching
– Advocacy experience

Navigators will receive ongoing virtual training and support by the Navigator Manager as well as Swipe Out Hunger’s Vice President of Programs Marissa S Nachman and Advocacy and Organizing Manager Robb Friedlander. Navigators may also have the opportunity to collaborate on training and resource-sharing with Healthy CUNY’s Food Security Advocates and Rise’s Student Navigator Network.

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    CUNY Navigator Manager

    Description

    In March 2020, thousands of students suddenly found themselves in financial, academic, and personal crisis. In response, The Student Navigator Network was launched to provide one-on-one resource referrals to help students apply for emergency financial assistance, find local support, and navigate public benefits via personal email, group “office hours,” webinars, and individual consultation. 

    In December 2020, Swipe Out Hunger will launch a NYC Student Navigator Network to support CUNY students who are facing basic needs insecurity during the pandemic. Navigators will connect their peers with HRA benefits like SNAP and Cash Assistance, and share timely information on other community programs, campus services, and relevant policies (e.g. the recent expansion of SNAP eligibility in NY).  

    Swipe Out Hunger is seeking to hire a Manager to help support and supervise Navigators (remotely). The Navigator Manager will earn $25 per hour and work up to 25 hours per week through March 2021, with a possibility of extending until May. Job responsibilities include: 

    – Assisting Swipe Out Hunger’s VP of Programs and Advocacy and Organizing Manager with creating the curriculum and structure of the CUNY Student Navigator Network prior to its roll out
    – Supervising and coaching the CUNY Student Navigator cohort to ensure Navigators are providing high quality service to students
    – Developing resources, designing and facilitating trainings, and engaging issue experts to support Navigators 
    – Ensuring proper tracking of outcomes and database utilization among Navigators  

    Requirements

    This opportunity is available to any CUNY graduate student, CUNY staff member, other individual affiliated with CUNY OR any individual familiar with the NYC-HRA application process and benefits. 

    Applicants should have: 
    – Experience training and mentoring others (bonus if that experience includes college students).
    – Excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate while troubleshooting issues.
    – Ability to take initiative and multi-task.
    – At minimum, a basic understanding of the resources that Student Navigators will be assisting students with such as those provided by NYC-HRA.

    The Navigator Manager will report to and receive ongoing support by Vice President of Programs Marissa S Nachman and Advocacy and Organizing Manager Robb Friedlander (Advocacy and Organizing Manager). The Navigator Manager may also have the opportunity to collaborate on training and resource-sharing with Healthy CUNY’s Food Security Advocates and Rise’s Student Navigator Network. 

    Apply Here


      First Name


      Last Name


      Date of Birth (Optional)


      Street Address, Postal Code, City, State (Optional)


      Zip Code


      Email


      Phone


      What college or university do you or did you attend?


      How did you hear about the the position?


      Why are you interested in serving as a CUNY Navigator Manager?


      Please elaborate on past experiences in your professional or academic life that have prepared you for this position. If you have any experience with the NYC - HRA or other benefit enrollment process, please share more.


      Are you fluent in a language in addition to English?


      Do you have access to reliable internet connection and remote technology (such as Zoom, Google Chat or Webex)


      Is there anything else you would like us to know? If you'd like to, you may include any information to give us a better sense of who you are, i.e. personal statement, LinkedIn profile, resume, website, portfolio, etc. This is entirely optional and all candidates will be considered equally regardless of submitting additional supportive materials.



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