CPAC/CDA Assistant/College Assistant

Job Description:PVN #: 0079
Closing Date: Open until filled
Department: Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs

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 #10 in the nation on the publisher’s list of the 2022 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate is 4-course, undergraduate certificate program that prepares students for the Child Development Associate Credential. The Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) is an 18 course, graduate program that prepared students for the CPAC credential.

The Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs seeks an organized and self-motivated individual with excellent attention to detail, professional communication and interpersonal skills, to assist with both programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Senior Director of Career Development and Higher Education the CPAC/CDA Assistant will:

• Assist with recruitment activities, including information sessions and application sessions.
• Provide assistance and support to prospective and current students throughout the application and enrollment process; assist in communicating the school’s academic policies to students
• Assist in monitoring third-party payments and scholarship support for students; prepare billing information, as assigned.
• Assist in tracking adjunct faculty appointments, responding to adjunct faculty requests and questions, and monitoring non-instructional hours for fieldwork observers.
• Assist with the coordination of logistics for grant-funded and/or off-site courses.
• Liaise with other departments of CUNY SPS, including the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.
• Other duties as assigned.

• High school diploma/GED

Preferred Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s degree, or currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree.
• At least 2 years of administrative experience.
• Demonstrated experience with data systems and Microsoft Office programs.
• Strong customer service orientation, with an ability to address the needs of students, adjunct faculty, and external stakeholders.
• Excellent telephone etiquette and strong communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize, establish and meet goals and milestones, including the ability to make judgment calls and to respond tactfully in all situations.
• Detail-oriented, with an ability to handle many issues concurrently.
• Interest in early childhood education.
• Experience with CUNYfirst

Salary Range: $16.55 to $18.00 per hour

Hours: 20 hours per week

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

CPAC/CDA Assistant/College Assistant Search
Claudine Campanelli, Ed.D; Senior Director of Career Development and Higher Education

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.