Disability Studies Program Assistant/College Assistant

As New York’s leading online school since 2006, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) offers the most online bachelor’s and master’s degree options at the City University of New York, and serves as the University’s first undergraduate all-transfer college. With 26 degrees and numerous other non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs, 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. Consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report for its online offerings, CUNY SPS has emerged as a nationwide leader in online education. The School’s renowned and affordable online programs ensure that busy working adults may fulfill their educational goals on their own time and schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage the CUNY Academic Commons site for the department’s open online Journal of Teaching Disability Studies
• Assist with the publication of Open Educational Resources in WordPress-based platforms (CUNY Academic Commons, CUNY Pressbooks, OpenLab)
• Assist with the building and maintenance of Zero-Textbook-Cost online courses in the CUNY learning management system
• Other duties as assigned

Preferred Minimum:
• High school diploma/GED
• Proven experience working with WordPress

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience managing or publishing online academic journals
• Working knowledge and experience with Excel
• Experience using or working in D2L Brightspace LMS

Note: The Disability Studies Program Assistant/College Assistant will be expected to attend regular staff meetings.

Salary Range: $20.00 – $25.00 per hour, salary offers are dependent on education and experience

Hours: 10 hours per week

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

Disability Studies Program Assistant/College Assistant Search
Email: DisabilityStudies@sps.cuny.edu

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


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