CSSW Writing Center Seeks Applicants for Part-Time Writing Consultants for Fall 2019

The Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) Writing Center seeks applicants for part-time writing consultant positions for the 2019 Fall Semester.

Writing consultants work on-site with CSSW Master’s Program and PhD students on writing for coursework, field placements, and applications.  Students schedule appointments in advance and choose to meet online or in person. During meetings, students agree on a session focus with the writing consultant and review their writing progress to identify and develop transferable writing skills and strategies. Sessions, which last either 25 or 50 minutes, are aimed at bolstering student confidence and skills in writing, while helping students improve their drafts.

Candidates must already have a graduate degree or be currently enrolled in a PhD program related to social work, teaching, composition / writing, or other relevant fields.

For more information and to apply, please review the full job description here.

55-a Diversity Career Fair | Monday, May 20


55-a Diversity Career Fair

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities invites qualified candidates who have already been screened by NYC: ATWORK to their upcoming recruitment event on Monday, May 20, 2019. This event is a great opportunity to meet with potential employers and to get exposed to the types of jobs offered through NYC: ATWORK.

Employers confirmed to participate include:

  • Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS)
  • Department of Buildings (DOB)
  • Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DOITT)
  • Health & Hospital Corporations (HHC)
  • Department of Education (DOE)
  • Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
  • Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
  • NYC Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
  • NYC Parks and Recreation
  • Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
  • Department of Finance (DOF)

You can view full job descriptions and submit resumes for the positions being recruited for by going to www.nyc.gov/nycatworkjobs and enter “Diversity Career Fair” in Search Bar. Additional postings will be added over the next week.

 The deadline to submit resumes for consideration is Friday, May 10, 2019.

 Please note:

  • The Diversity Career Fair is Invite-Only for those who are qualified for available positions and have been screened by NYC: ATWORK staff
  • Candidates must have a documented disability
  • Candidates must be eligible for services from ACCES-VR or New York State Commission for the Blind to ensure they can be verified for 55a status
  • Resumes must be tailored to the position(s) of interest; click here for tips on how to tailor your resume

If you have any questions, please contact Maricela Brea, Workforce and Intergovernmental Relations Director NYC: ATWORK, via email ([email protected]) or by phone (212-788-6723).

Free Online Institute on Technical Skills for Online Event Production – Open to CSSW Alumni

Do you want to build your marketable skills?

CSSW is offering a free online Institute on Technical Skills for Online Event Production

Deadline for enrollment: Tuesday, May 7th at 5 pm EST  

If you would like to enroll, please complete this form.

The Institute on Technical Skills for Online Event Production includes both self-guided preparation assignments located in the Canvas course site, and three weekly 120 minute live sessions held online in Adobe Connect.  The dates and times of these live sessions are:

Week 1 Live Class Session

Thursday, May 9 at  8 pm-10 pm EST
or Friday, May 10  at  9:30 am – 11:30 am EST

Week 2 Live Class Session

Thursday, May 16  at  8 pm-10 pm EST
or Friday, May 17  at  9:30 am – 11:30 am EST

Week 3 Live Class Session

Thursday, May 30  at  8 pm-10 pm EST
or Friday, May 31  at  9:30 am – 11:30 am EST

What will you learn in the Institute on Technical Skills for Online Event Production?

This institute is for CSSW alumni who are interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes to manage the technology of online events, including online classes.  In the course, participants will learn how to prepare for live online events, how to run the technology for live online events, how to write reports sharing data on live online events, and how to provide technical support to anyone experiencing technical issues.  They will also learn how to edit pages in the Canvas learning management system.  This institute combines asynchronous homework online, as well as three live 2-hour webinar sessions in Adobe Connect where you gain hands-on practice as you learn.

The professional skills that participants develop in the institute may be relevant to professional roles conducting virtual training, running live online events, creating digital content, and more.  In addition to developing these skills, successful completion of the institute may qualify participants to apply for part time positions with the Online Campus as Live Support Specialists.

Participants who successfully complete the institute will receive a letter certifying completion of the course, a digital badge to share their accomplishment on online platforms, and they can add their participation and skills to their resumes.  There is no fee for the course, but students must provide their own computers, webcams, headsets, and hard-wired Internet connections. If you have questions about the technical requirements, please feel free to email [email protected].

Please note, applications for the Live Support Specialist role are by invitation only (invitations sent after the institute) and successful completion of the institute doesn’t guarantee an invitation to apply.

Whether you are interested in applying for a position with CSSW’s online campus, or you’re just looking to learn a new skill set, you are welcome to attend!


Kristin Garay
Manager of Online Campus Technologies

UNANY Spring Career Fair | Thursday, April 6

Are you inspired by the possibility of working for the United Nations?

UNA-NY’s Spring Career Fair will provide an employment scope of several UN agencies — UN Volunteers, UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNICEF — courtesy of select personnel who will be presenting an overview of these respective organizations as part of the outreach this event will highlight. Areas covering human resources will be featured in the topics discussed among the panelists, who will speak to attendees about various types of positions available at these UN agencies, and discuss possible career paths with interested participants. Eva Jansen, a UN Human Resources Officer from the talent outreach unit, will also be on hand as moderator of the panel.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:00 p.m. | Registration, Networking, Reception
6:30 p.m. | Program and Q+A
8:00 p.m. | Career Fair with opportunities to engage with panelists from presenting organizations

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Conference Room – 43rd Floor
One Bryant Park
(Bank of America building, corner of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue)
New York, NY 10036

All are invited to bring their resumes to the event, and attendees with some professional work experience are also welcome. Since the United States is under-represented at the UN, U.S. nationals are especially welcome to attend this event.

Take advantage of this special opportunity to meet and speak with their guest panelists, who will provide valuable advice while sharing their experience.

For more details, visit our event page here.

Register ($10 for UNA Members; $15 for Guests and Non-Members) – UPDATE (waiting list only) 
*includes hors d’oeuvres and wine reception

For more information, go to their event page.


NYC: ATWORK Re-Launches Job Board for People with Disabilities

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has recently re-launched NYC: ATWORK, an exclusive job board featuring opportunities from across sectors for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Bookmark the site to see the latest openings, which they will post regularly. You can also access their tips and samples on how to tailor resumes and cover letters using the following links:

NYC: ATWORK is an initiative to build partnerships and expand coalitions by connecting people with disabilities who are unemployed or underemployed to meaningful, living wage jobs across the five boroughs. This initiative focuses on creating a centralized pipeline of talented candidates including transitioning youth, college students and graduates, and recipients of state vocational rehabilitation services.

For more information, click here. For information regarding vocational rehabilitation services in New York City, click here.

Doctors Without Borders Information Session – Thursday, April 4

The Mailman School invites students from Physicians & Surgeons, Nursing, Social Work, TC, and SIPA to attend a special presentation with Doctors Without Borders(MSF) on Thursday, April 4 from 11:30 am – 12:50 pm at the Medical Center Campus, Physicians & Surgeons Amphitheater 7, at 630 West 168 Street, 7th floor. (NOTE: The 1 train is not stopping at 168th Street; the A/C train is recommended).

Register (Non-Mailman Students from the select schools noted above)

Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization, serving as global first responders to emergencies, epidemics, and natural disasters. They will be on campus to provide information about career opportunities including jobs, paid internships, and volunteer positions in NYC and abroad, including:

International/Field Positions (all prefer 2 years’ experience and French or Arabic fluency):

  • Physicians (especially pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, Ob/Gyns and psychiatrists); Surgeons (especially general, trauma, obstetrics, pediatrics, burn and reconstruction)
  • Registered nurses and nurse practitioners (especially nurse midwives and OR nurses)
  • Technical logisticians
  • Water & sanitation specialists
  • Mental Health Specialists (especially clinical psychologists at the PhD level, Clinical Social Workers, and licensed mental health professionals)
  • Epidemiologists
  • Human Resources Administrators
  • For details regarding their field-based opportunities, visit:

NYC-Based Paid Internships (summer deadline 4/17), working on areas including:

  • Access Campaigns, Vaccines campaign, HIV/TB Policy, eHealth Unit, Epicentre, Field Partnerships, Medical & Operations Research
  • Communications, Digital Marketing, Editorial and Multimedia, Marketing, Medical Editing, Press, Social Media, Video Editing
  • Fundraising, Corporate & Foundations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Public Events, Grants
  • HR/Recruitment Outreach, Training, Finance, IT
  • For details regarding their summer internships, visit:

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session | Wednesday, April 3

Representatives from the Institute for International Education (IIE) will be on campus to discuss the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Program on Wednesday, April 3 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Havemeyer 309.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Learn about different award opportunities, what’s required of a successful application, and what’s new for the upcoming cycle. Columbia’s Fulbright Program Advisors will also be on hand to meet students and answer questions. The information session is open to graduate students of all levels. No RSVP is necessary to attend.

Read more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program here.

Program Overview

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.


Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

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

From CSSW Alumna Lindsey Hennawi ’17:

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: a condensed cycle running April through June of 2019, and the next full-length cycle which will run July through December 2019. Please encourage your staff to apply here – the deadline to apply is March 13th.

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, Family Permanency Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 646.358.1703