CUNY Academic Program Specialist - Data Science and Information Systems Programs in New York, New York


The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, the School's programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education. CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2018 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Reporting to the Academic Director of the M.S. in Data Science (MSDS) and the B.S. in Information Systems (BSIS) Degree programs, the Academic Program Specialist will support the administrative and academic operations of the program.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage student registration; confirmation of teaching schedules, instructional appointments, workload reporting, and timesheet processes; course revision processes, course development to production process, textbook assignments; and, submission of grades to CUNYfirst.

  • Advise current and prospective MSDS students, as well as supporting the MSDS admissions process, working closely with the Admission Department;

  • Assist with the development of new program offerings; identifying and recommend future course offerings based on review of industry trends, student interests and other quantitative and qualitative data

  • Work closely with SPS Events, Marketing and Admissions to recruit and track potential applicants to maximize applicant pool;

  • Coordinate logistics and related matters for information sessions and program events


Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required.

The preferred candidate should have:

  • Master’s degree in a related area;

  • Experience providing academic and administrative support in an urban public university setting;

  • Experience with CUNYFirst Campus Solutions;

  • Experience with Hobsons;

  • Proficiency with Blackboard;

  • Proven experience with student advisement;

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to follow established processes;

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment.


Participates in the daily coordination of academic and administrative activities of a College's specialized academic program under management direction.

  • Supports program development, student service delivery, outcome evaluation and instructor/student recruitment, enrollment, and retention.

  • Recommends, implements and evaluates strategies to expand program offerings

  • Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management

  • Develops and maintains relationships with various College offices to improve student and faculty services

  • Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures

  • Oversees office recordkeeping; manages updates of program web and print materials

  • May supervise office operations and/or department budget

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Program Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




$61,593 - $68,351 commensurate with education and 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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December 24, 2018


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.

Job Title: Academic Program Specialist - Data Science and Information Systems Programs

Job ID: 19793

Location: School of Professional Studies

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular