College Assistants/Outreach and Inquiry Specialists – CUNY School of Professional Studies

spsThe CUNY School of Professional Studies seeks multiple College Assistants/Outreach and Inquiry Specialists. College Assistants/Outreach and Inquiry Specialists will serve as front line SPS staff for our current students and alumni.  This position has a critical role in supporting students throughout the “recruitment funnel,” and is expected to have a strong positive impact on student retention. Flexible hours may be required. The position reports to the Director of Online Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Outreach to prospective students by phone, email, Skype, and other channels.
  • Assist in developing prospective student contacts through courtesy calls, research, and other recruitment activities.
  • Respond to general inquiries regarding the School of Professional Studies and its degree and certificate programs to ensure the highest level of student satisfaction.
  • Provide assistance and support potential students in the application process.
  • Track all activities including calls, chats, transcript receipts, etc. in appropriate information systems in the School’s ticketing system.
  • Assemble and file data from various departmental activities.
  •  Assist with student recruitment events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree/Bachelor’s degree preferred from an accredited college.
  • Some experience with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems preferred.
  • Commitment to understanding student needs and success is desired.
  • Outgoing and welcoming personality.
  • Call center experience a plus.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills; ability to craft email and chat responses is preferred.
  • Strong follow-through and results oriented.
  • Ability to be focused and efficient, but also flexible when working on multiple projects.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer applications quickly is preferred.

Salary Range

$12.00 – $16.00 per hour (dependent upon experience)


20 hours per week with flexibility depending on event schedule

How To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information of three (3) professional references to:

Paul Russo
Director of Online Programs
SPS College Assistant/Outreach and Inquiry Specialist Search
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, Room 722
New York, NY 10001