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CUNY College Assistant - Child Development and Learning Center in New York, New York

Job Title: College Assistant - Child Development and Learning Center

Job ID: 22858

Location: Graduate Center

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




The Child Development and Learning Center at the CUNY Graduate Center seeks a part-time College Assistant. The position reports to the Director of Child Development and Learning Center. The schedule for this position is: M-Th, 10:00am-3:00pm (20 hours per week).

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the head teacher in developing and implementing classroom curriculum in accordance with the philosophy of the center, which is reflective of the children’s development, interests, age and needs.

  • Assist in planning additional activities which support each child’s individual goals.

  • Assist in the supervision of the children to ensure their safety.

  • Participate in staff and teaching team meetings.

  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences and curriculum meetings.

  • Assist the head teacher with record keeping and reporting.

  • Communicate in an effective manner (written and verbal).

  • Participate in professional development opportunities.

  • Maintain a professional relationship with parents.

  • Assist with cleaning and maintenance of the classroom.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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


The preferred candidate will have proficiency with Microsoft Office, graphic design tools, and social media platforms, excellent attention to detail, and strong verbal and written communication skills.




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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