NYC Mayor’s Office Resume Portal | New Referral Code for 2019

Want to serve in New York City government and help ensure that every New Yorker has a fair chance to succeed and thrive in the most dynamic city in the world? Consider submitting your resume through the Mayor’s Office of Appointments (MOA) Resume Portal.

The Mayor’s Office of Appointments supports City agencies and its administration through the recruitment of diverse, talented leaders who are committed to public service. The Resume Portal is used to help them identify and connect leaders with opportunities at over 60 mayoral agencies and offices.

Follow this link to submit your resume: on.nyc.gov/resumeportal

Use the referral code: #ColumbiaSSW2019

Social Impact Career Fair at Marxe School of Public and International Affairs | Friday, February 15

CSSW students and alumni are invited to attend the Social Impact Career Fair at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs on Friday, February 15!

This is an exclusive opportunity to meet and connect with representatives from a range of government, nonprofit, and private sector employers.

Go to Career Connect > Events for the registration link and information on confirmed employers.

Social Work Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) | Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NYS), the New York State Social Work Education Association (NYSSWEA), and the New York State Deans of Schools of Social Work is hosting the annual Social Work Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) at the Capitol in Albany, NY on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

LEAD is a legislative event that brings hundreds of social work students and professionals to the NYS Capitol. The goal of this event is to further social workers’ knowledge about policy issues in substantive areas of social work practice, teach participants about legislative advocacy, and provide an opportunity for social workers to lobby on behalf of specific legislation.

The two issues they will be advocating for this year are:

– New York State Dream Act
– Social Work Investment Initiative (#investinsocialwork)

What to Expect

LEAD is open to both social work students and professionals. Attendees will visit their legislators throughout the day via legislative appointments or blanket canvassing to advocate for our issues. Attendees may also opt to serve as group leaders, responsible for leading the assigned meetings with legislators. Information, updates, and resources pertaining to 2019 LEAD will be emailed DIRECTLY to your email address. As such, please ensure your email address is correctly filled out when registering.

Click here to register for 2019 LEAD on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Deadline to register is Friday, February 22, 2019.

Free Training Opportunity: The LGBTQ Institute For Family Therapy (LIFT) at The LGBT Community Center

The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) at The LGBT Community Center is now accepting applications! Spots are currently open for the next two cohorts starting in January 2019 and April 2019. Please encourage your staff to apply here – the extended deadline to apply is December 19th.

LIFT is an exciting, completely free opportunity to gain additional knowledge in order to help create and sustain affirming homes for LGBTQ youth. Staff members who are currently working with families or supervising staff members working with families are great candidates. Individuals with an LMSW or LCSW are eligible for certification from The Center and up to 54 CEU credits. Individuals without a license, or another license such as an LMFT or LMHC, are still eligible for certification from The Center and are encouraged to apply.

The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) Certification Program:

  • Is the first and only LGBTQ specific family therapy certification program in the greater New York City area
  • Meets the needs of clinicians who work with families involved with ACS across the five boroughs
  • Offered over either a six-month period (meets for one full day training session and one half day clinical coaching session each month) or three-month period (meets for one full day training session and one half day clinical coaching session each month with independent work completed between sessions)
  • Confers 54 CEU credits for LMSWs and LCSWs upon completion
  • May be used in lieu of current ACS LGBTQ in-service training requirements

If you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Hennawi ’17, Family Permanency Coordinator, at lhennawi@gaycenter.org or call 646.358.1703.

Caitlin McGuire ’18 and Mary Roh ’19 Selected as PMF Finalists

Congratulations to Class of 2019  Presidential Management Fellows Finalists Caitlin McGuire ’18 and Mary Roh ’19!

The PMF Program is a highly competitive, flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates, created to develop a cadre of potential government leaders. Those who are selected as finalists and meet necessary requirements become eligible to be placed in a two-year appointment in a participating agency.

Caitlin and Mary were among 351 chosen from a total of 4,045 applicants and a select group of 6 finalists from social work programs across the country and 12 from Columbia University at large. Finalists represent 113 separate academic institutions from 56 disciplines; 12% are veterans.

UPDATE (1/25/19): Read more about what inspired them to apply and where they hope to direct their passion and energy here.

Learn more about the Presidential Management Fellowship here.

Student Spotlight: Christine Chang ’19, Awarded 2018 Duke Global Policy Fellowship

Born and half-raised in Taiwan, Christine Chang ’19 has lived and studied in the United States, Hong Kong, and Germany. Before pursuing her MSW degree at Columbia, Christine founded a program which focuses on fostering cultural understanding between refugees and their respected local communities. Her background includes working with Syrian refugees in Germany and asylum seekers in Hong Kong, which inspired her to pursue a career in humanitarian affairs.

This past summer, Christine was selected into the Duke Global Policy Fellowship Program in Geneva and also held a summer internship at the UN Migration Agency.

To learn more about Christine’s background and her experience as a Duke fellow, feel free to reach out to her via email at yc3378@columbia.edu.