Academic Skills Advisor/College Assistant

Job Description:PVN #: 0060
Closing Date: Open until filled
Department: CUNY School of Professional Studies
Location: Temporarily Remote

The CUNY School of Professional Studies:

For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Notable for offering the most online bachelor’s and master’s degree options at the City University of New York, and for serving transfer students as the University system’s only undergraduate all-transfer college, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor’s degree, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-four degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. Thousands more are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS has consistently been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top online institutions. This year, the School was ranked in the top 2% in the nation on the publisher’s list of the 2021 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to assist students in the Online Baccalaureate program with their tutoring needs. The program will deliver tutoring by participating in a national online training consortium that shares tutoring resources among its members.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Academic Director of Online Business Programs, the Academic Skills Advisor will:

• Support students in quantitative and qualitative research as well as information literacy, across the curriculum. Specific topics include the following: formulating research questions; designing strategies; developing and validating concepts; experimentation; finding, evaluating and citing information sources; data collection, analysis and interpretation; statistical analysis.
• Provide tutoring for a wide range of math-related undergraduate work including, but not limited to, statistics at various levels, accounting, finance, economics, algebra, and geometry.
• Guide students through the process of reporting findings. Most research culminates in written reports and possibly oral presentations (online).
• Conduct tutoring online, synchronously and asynchronously.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma/GED

Preferred Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree.
• Experience teaching online.
• Strong customer service orientation, patience, and personable nature. Enthusiasm for working with students, particularly in a virtual environment is critical.
• Excellent online communication skills and the ability to respond to student enquiries rapidly.
• Ability to follow up and assess student understanding.
• Better than average computer skills; fluent in Microsoft Office applications and web-enabled communication.
• Specialization in business math, specifically accounting and finance, preferred.

Note: While the Academic Skills Advisor/College Assistant position is currently remote, the selected finalist is expected to have access to a laptop/computer, internet and phone access to perform most job duties and responsibilities. Upon return to normal campus operations, this position will transition to our physical office located at 119 W 31st Street, New York, NY 10001.

Salary Range: $18.52 per hour.

Hours: Approximately 10 – 15 hours per week (some evenings and weekend hours).

Please send resume, cover letter and contact information of three (3) professional references to:
Edwin Knox, Associate Professor and Academic Director, Online Business Program

CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

Selected applicants must pay fingerprint and filing fees (full-time CUNY students are excluded from fingerprint fee)

All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies verifies education and experience statements.