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CUNY College Assistant (part-time) - STAR Center (Academic Advisement) in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: College Assistant (part-time) - STAR Center (Academic Advisement)

Job ID: 22387

Location: NYC College of Technology

Regular/Temporary: Regular


  • 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




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.

The STAR Center (Scheduling, Testing, Advisement, and Registration) provides academic information and centralized advising services to all undergraduate students through the clarification of degree requirements and academic program planning leading to timely receipt of an associate and/or baccalaureate degree. The STAR Center makes information available to students to provide a clear understanding of the academic requirements that impact their selection of programs and courses. Additionally, the STAR Center provides advising and registration to all new students – freshmen, transfers, readmits, and non-degree -- by working closely with multiple units to ensure proper placement into your first semester courses. Some of the offices STAR Center collaborates with are Freshman Year Initiative Program for learning communities, ESL & CLIP for tutorial of the English language, SEEK, and ASAP (opportunity programs), and lastly the academic departments to facilitate entry into the major. The STAR Center is often the last point of contact for all new students trying to register for classes.

Reporting to the Director of the STAR Center, the duties of the College Assistant position are to:

  • Provide incoming students with information on the selection of courses and programs.

  • Provide clerical support for large and small group presentations, and the New Student Orientation, e.g. making copies, sorting and distributing informational materials, sending out invitations, greeting attendees, and assisting with taking attendance.

  • Assist continuing students to properly utilize advisement tools such as Schedule Builder, FACTS, & DegreeWorks, and refer them to the Student Help Desk when necessary.

  • Use Campus Management (customer relationship management tool) to review and schedule advisement appointments.

  • Provide aid and support for workshop planning by preparing packets for distribution, disseminating information, etc.

  • Provide coverage, when necessary, at the Center’s front desk to answer telephone inquiries and greet students and visitors to the College; provide information about advising activities, workshop and orientation program dates and information, locations of academic and administrative offices on campus.

  • Scheduled shifts may include evenings and weekends as assigned.

  • Performs related duties as assigned


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


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


The ideal candidate is professional and personable, possesses excellent communication skills; and is able to present information effectively. The ideal candidate is able to continuously synthesize information and adapt well to a dynamic environment as part of a team, and contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to best engage with students and employees of other cultures or backgrounds.

This position requires flexibility in work hours that will include evenings and weekends as assigned.


Salary range: $15.61 - $25.51 per hour


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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Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on or after May 18, 2021.


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