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CUNY CUNY Explorers Coordinator (Academic Program Coordinator) in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: CUNY Explorers Coordinator (Academic Program Coordinator)

Job ID: 22109

Location: Kingsborough Community College

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Reporting to the campus administrator, the CUNY Explorers Coordinator will support the development, implementation and oversight of the initiative at the campus. S/he will coordinate approximately 4 to 6 “Campus Visit Guides” at the CUNY campuses. Visit Guides are undergraduate students recruited, hired, and trained to provide an educational experience for a cohort of visiting middle school students and their chaperones. Responsibilities include:

  • In conjunction with the Central Office program team and DOE staff, arrange school visits and work with campus and University offices to provide effective interactive program activities.

  • Recruit and supervise CUNY students to serve as Visit Guides on CUNY campuses.

  • Monitor and maintain an online scheduling system that will allow middle schools to select a visit date and provide all relevant contact information; follow up with middle schools as needed to ensure a successful visit.

Implement an orientation, training and ongoing professional and leadership development for Visit Guides.

  • Coordinate the program’s administrative and operational activities, including processing payroll for Visit Guides.

  • Under the supervision of the campus administrator, liaise with relevant college departments with regard to program logistics (space, student meals, workshop leaders, campus security, etc.).

  • Collect and retain data for report outcomes to relevant college leaders.

  • Maintain a database of staff and school information; document and submit to Central Office summaries of visits and observations.

  • Participate in University-wide meetings as needed.

Support related administrative functions in the host department.


Bachelor's Degree required.; Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred

  • Experience evaluating performance and analyzing data/metrics preferred.

  • Ability to perform successfully in a multi-faceted, fast-paced, time-sensitive, and demanding student-focused and responsive operation serving both internal and external constituents.

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills to work and interact effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and external constituents in a large centralized public

university system.

  • Detail oriented with strong presentation and group facilitation skills.

  • Computer proficiency using standard office software programs/applications

  • Knowledge of high school and college academic skills and requirements preferred

  • Understanding of high school and college support services and administrative processes preferred.

  • Ability to listen and respond effectively to stakeholders’ concerns and interests.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Provides basic operational and analytical support related to a College's specialized academic program.

  • Supports the directors and managers with orientation preparation, student advisement regarding program requirements, and providing basic information about financial aid and registration

  • Manages office records including faculty files; prepares reports and surveys; collects and maintains statistical data on program activities

  • Serves as liaison to various College offices to provide service delivery and appropriate referrals to students

  • Collects and reviews syllabi to ensure compliance with standards

  • Serves as resource person for students and faculty regarding program policies and procedures

  • May supervise office operations and/or monitor department budget

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Program Coordinator


Assistant to HEO





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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December 8, 2020


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.