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CUNY College Assistant - CUNY START Writing Assistant in Brooklyn, New York

College Assistant - CUNY START Writing Assistant

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Kingsborough Community College

Full/Part Time




  • Under supervision, performs miscellaneous clerical, administrative, research or other work related to the operation of a College or other unit where such work is required on a part-time basis or for a period of limited duration.

  • There is one Assignment Level for this position. All personnel perform related work. This specification describes typical assignments; related duties may be assigned as


  • Maximum tenure for any employee in this hourly position is 1040 hours per year.

  • Performs routine clerical work; may answer and attend to telephone calls; maintain records,

operate office machines (such as copier), sort and distribute mail, issue keys and identity cards,

act as messenger, and perform related tasks as required.

  • Types letters, memoranda, charts, and similar materials.

  • Acts as cashier.

  • Assists in statistical or research activities. May collect and compile data, code data for computer entry, perform data entry, and run computer reports.

  • Performs clerical library work, such as sorting and shelving books, performing data entry into library systems, or binding books and periodicals.

  • Assists in instructional programs, including tutoring and assisting students in areas such as reading and mathematics. May assist in speech and hearing therapy, provide musical accompaniment, and/or distribute and collect physical education equipment.

  • Enters and maintains departmental records such as inventory control records, rosters, directories, and schedules.

  • May operate computers, computer software, and other electronic equipment in performing assigned tasks.


College Assistant





CUNY Start is an intensive pre-matriculation program that helps CUNY associate degree-seeking students with significant remedial needs increase their academic proficiency in English and mathematics prior to enrollment in college credit classes. The CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, the University’s community colleges, New York City College of Technology, and the College of Staten Island work collaboratively to provide students with an innovative approach to developmental education.

CUNY Start is recognized for its carefully designed curriculum and pedagogy, ongoing professional development, and mentor-based training model. CUNY Start programs are currently located on nine CUNY campuses: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, and Queensborough Community College. CUNY Start is always looking for talented people of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions – so that our staff is a direct reflection of the people we serve.

Additional information about CUNY Start can be found at

Remote/Online Instruction

CUNY Start will deliver instruction online in Spring 2021. Instruction may be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous formats. Online work may entail instruction on such platforms as Blackboard, Zoom, WebEx, and other remote instructional tools that are available and which support the goals and practices of the program.


The CUNY Start Writing Assistant is a part-time College Assistant who will work as a member of the Reading/Writing team, supporting the work of the Core teacher in a CUNY Start classroom.

Key duties include, but will not be limited to the following:

•Read the CUNY Start Reading/Writing Curriculum closely, and become familiar with CUNY Startlearning procedures, assignments, and goals;

•Attend portions of the online CUNY Start Reading/Writing class, and support the CUNY Start Coreteacher as appropriate;

•Respond in writing to student papers and essays;

•Tutor CUNY Start students individually and in small groups;

•Participate in CUNY Start team meetings about students’ progress;

•Participate in training activities led by the CUNY Start Professional Development Coordinators forReading and Writing;

•Perform duties assigned by the Core teacher, including taking attendance, keeping track of studentassignments, and setting up the classroom.

Appointment is based on available funding.


  • Must demonstrate sufficient skills to perform the duties of the assigned tasks.


The preferred candidate will possess the educational and professional qualifications as indicated below:

•Experience responding to academic writing and working with non-traditional college students

•Ability to teach reading and writing online

•Master’s Degree preferred


•$21.34 per hour for approximately 20 hours a week;

•Health benefits may be possible after 3 months of successful employment;

•Anticipated appointment period: Late August, for approximately 12-15 weeks and/or as fundingallows.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID 23790 or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

To apply, submit the following items:

•A cover letter and resume;

•A copy of a reading/writing lesson plan that reveals some element of your teaching and learning values.


Open until filled with review of resumes to begin March 22, 2022


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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.