New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college offering 60 associate and bachelor???s degree programs in downtown Brooklyn. The Office of Financial Aid at City Tech is accepting applications for a full-time College Now Program Specialist at the Higher Education Assistant rank.
College Now is CUNY's major collaboration with the New York City Department of Education. Its defining goal is to help students graduate from high school prepare for success in college through participation in a broad array of awareness and preparedness programs. The College Now program at City Tech is one of several college readiness projects administered through Collaborative Precollege Programs. Collaborative Precollege Programs offers credit and non-credit courses, workshops, and other campus based activities (tutoring/academic advisement, parent outreach and SAT support) to over 1,200 students from over 35 partner high schools. Our aim is to improve NYC students' capacity for successful transition to post-secondary education. For more information, see: https://k16.cuny.edu/collegenow/ and https://www.citytech.cuny.edu/collegenow.
The College Now Program Specialist manages College Now???s database and works with internal and external constituents to support City Tech's College Now Program. The College Now Program Specialist supports recruitment, retention, implementation, assessment, and development of a year-long college readiness project that is provided on Saturdays from 8:00 - 5:00 PM and summers from Monday - Thursday.
Reporting to the College Now Program Director, the College Now Program Specialist will:
Maintain records for 1,200+ student participants annually.
Oversee admission, registration, and weekly attendance recording processes.
Send and collect application and registration information to and from partner schools.
Communicate and share information with College support offices and Program Partners
Assist with the collection, collation, and assessment of data which will be used by the Director to enhance program offerings and effectiveness.
Assist with program assessment and reporting processes.
Assist the College Now Director with inventory, website content updates, and other related activities.
Provide regular updates to supervisors and peers regarding project and practice information
Provide administrative support to College Now and Collaborative Precollege Programs as needed.
Bachelor's Degree required and four years of related work experience in a precollege program.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Access and Excel, and aptitude to lean new systems as needed.
Strong understanding of the needs and challenges facing NYC high school students from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, within the department and with faculty and other administrators.
Strong organization, project management, and facilitation skills.
Strong data management and analytical skills.
Ability to communicate program requirements effectively to students, as well as the ability to easily build rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with students, staff and faculty.
Understanding of the college application and financial aid process.
Experience with pre-enrollment and academic advising is highly desirable.
Experience supervising staff is preferred.
This position requires work on a flexible schedule (evenings and Saturdays).
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Participates in the daily coordination of academic and administrative activities of a College's specialized academic program under management direction.
Supports program development, student service delivery, outcome evaluation and instructor/student recruitment, enrollment, and retention.
Recommends, implements and evaluates strategies to expand program offerings
Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management
Develops and maintains relationships with various College offices to improve student and faculty services
Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures
Oversees office recordkeeping; manages updates of program web and print materials
May supervise office operations and/or department budget
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Academic Program Specialist
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$61,188 - $71,242
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.
Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.
Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on or after November 23, 2022.
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
New York City College of Technology is a baccalaureate and associate degree-granting institution committed to providing broad access to high quality technological and professional education for a diverse urban population. City Tech’s distinctive emphasis on applied skills and place-based learning built upon a vibrant general education foundation equips students with both problem-solving skills and an understanding of the social contexts of technology that make its graduates competitive. A multi- disciplinary approach and creative collaboration are hallmarks of the academic programs. As a community City Tech nurtures an atmosphere of inclusion, respect, and open-mindedness in which all members can flourish.