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CUNY Academic ASAP Recruitment Specialist in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Academic ASAP Recruitment Specialist

Job ID: 22158

Location: NYC College of Technology

Regular/Temporary: Regular


New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. We are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. For the last five years, City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college.

CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) is an academic program offered at nine CUNY colleges. ASAP helps students to stay on track and graduate by providing a range of financial, academic, and personal supports, including personalized advisement, career counseling, tutoring, waivers for tuition and additional financial assistance to cover the cost of textbooks. At City Tech, ASAP serves approximately 1300 students across 32 associate programs, concentrating primarily on STEM majors. Consisting of 16 full-time staff members, the ASAP team at City Tech provides holistic and comprehensive services to its students and work with departments across campus to support student engagement and retention thus ensuring timely degree completion and post-graduation success.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Recruitment and Retention, the ASAP Recruitment Specialist will in addition to the CUNY Title, work with the Associate Director to design and implement a comprehensive recruitment plan to meet the recruitment target of the program. The successful candidate will coordinate workshops, intake screenings, interviews, and orientation sessions for prospective students in collaboration with the ASAP Program Manager and other members on the ASAP team. Additionally, the Recruitment Specialist will perform duties including but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Recruitment and Retention to strategize and define annual objectives, and work closely with Central Office to organize and coordinate recruitment campaign

-Respond to students via our official recruiting email, manage and maintain updated recruiting administrative guide, monitor and update Central’s recruiting and reporting documents, and other duties related to recruitment.

  • Prepare reports and proposals regarding recruitment and outreach activities for Central, immediate supervisor, and program director.

  • Vet and assess applicants’ eligibility based on programs’ requirements

  • Work closely with ASAP Associate Director of Advisement and advisement team to organize information and pre-advisement sessions

  • Perform data entry of student information into CUNYfirst at various levels of the recruiting process, and update applicants on their application status during recruiting session

  • Work closely with Residency Office to verify and authenticate applicants’ residency status, and communicate and follow-up with students regarding their residency status

  • Work closely with ASAP’s financial aid counselor to verify and confirm applicants’ FASFA, TAP and overall financial aid standing

  • Respond to inquiries from students, faculty, and other internal and external stakeholders

  • Recruit, supervise, and assist with training and other aspects of the onboarding process for student workers, particularly Ambassadors

  • Attend monthly, weekly and bi-weekly meetings; represent ASAP at internal and external meetings and conferences

  • Present on ASAP at external college access events and conferences

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with CUNY pre-matriculation programs, and build and maintain relationships high schools, GED programs and college advisors with goal of strengthening recruiting avenues


Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in an appropriate discipline and four years related experience.

The preferred candidate will:

  • Have a strong understanding of the needs and challenges facing students from diverse urban backgrounds

  • Take initiative; be creative; inclusive and enjoys working as part of a team

  • Be student-focused.

  • Have strong organization, project management, and facilitation skills

  • Have computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, and aptitude to learn new systems as needed

  • Have a strong ability to communicate program requirements effectively to students

  • Have the ability to build rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with students, staff, and faculty

  • Be familiar with general recruitment processes

  • Have experience with pre-enrollment advising

  • Understand the financial aid process

  • Be familiar with using social media to engage students

  • Have excellent written and communication skills

Experience with CUNYFirst (PeopleSoft) is a plus.


Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) helps students earn their college degree as quickly as possible, by removing the financial, academic, and personal obstacles that many students confront. Key ASAP program features include a consolidated block schedule, cohorts by major, required full-time study and comprehensive advisement and career development services. Financial incentives include tuition waivers for financial aid eligible students, yearly textbook vouchers, and MetroCards for all students. Further information is available at

The ASAP Recruitment Specialist is a member of an integrated college team and has the major responsibility to lead the program's recruitment efforts.

  • Organize pre-admission advisement and cohort recruitment for all ASAP applicants

  • Lead ASAP recruitment activities

  • Develop and conduct information sessions and intake appointments with prospective students

  • Conduct site visits to area high schools and GED programs

  • Present on ASAP at external college access events and conferences

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with CUNY pre-matriculation programs

  • Oversee ASAP student leaders and their integration into recruitment activities

  • Perform related duties as assigned


Higher Education Assistant




Salary range: $50,238-$62,139 commensurate with experience.

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.


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Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on or after February 15, 2021.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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.