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CUNY College Assistant - Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in Brooklyn, New York

College Assistant - Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

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Brooklyn 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




The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at Brooklyn College is seeking a part-time College Assistant to provide clerical and customer support. The College Assistant reports to the Administrative Coordinator and in addition to the general duties will be responsible for the following:

  • Welcomes students and visitors in-person and on the phone, determine the nature of business, and direct to appropriate supervisors and departments.

  • Assist with phone coverage; answering and transferring incoming calls.

  • Assist with document preparation and conduct information searches.

  • May collect and compile data, utilize the search feature on the Brooklyn College and CUNY websites.

  • Review student requests for 24-hour access to campus.

  • Performs other administrative duties including typing, copying, faxing, organizing, filing and sorting documents, retrieve, sort and distribute mail, coordinate appointments/meetings, maintain records, and perform related tasks as required.


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


  • High School Diploma

  • Excellent interactions and ability to work comfortably with college students.

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and multi-task.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and work well with a variety of people/personalities.

  • Ability to work flexible hours.

  • Knowledge of computer programs, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, and publishing software for creating letters, flyers, etc, to assist with program recruitment efforts.

  • Familiarity with email and other electronic networking skills, including Zoom.

  • Strong work ethic and strong desire to help students achieve academic success at Brooklyn College.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • A background in working with students is a definite plus, but not required.


$15.61 - $18.27 per hour; commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a part time position (up to 20 hours per week).


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.


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