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CUNY CUNY Justice Academy Transfer Programs Specialist in New York, New York

Job Title: CUNY Justice Academy Transfer Programs Specialist

Job ID: 21652

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


Reporting to the Associate Director of Transfer Programs, the CUNY Justice Academy Transfer Programs Specialist collaborates with community college and John Jay College partner offices to implement programming that supports the successful transfer and transition of CUNY Justice Academy (CJA) students to John Jay College and promotes their academic engagement.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the responsibilities of the CUNY Justice Academy Transfer Programs Specialist include:

  • Manage communication and outreach to CJA and Transfer students as they transition to John Jay College.

  • Track students’ progress through the transfer process. Update partner offices on students’ status as appropriate.

  • Act as a resource and disseminate information on relevant policies to faculty and staff supporting CJA students.

  • Prepare weekly updates on student engagement and intake processes.

  • Assist in planning and implementing student engagement events at John Jay College and community college partner campuses.

  • Update CJA and Transfer websites and provide content for social media.

  • Conduct student success workshops for program participants.


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


  • The successful candidate will be a team player with experience in student outreach and program support.

  • Familiarity with email and survey tools and database querying, and solid knowledge of MS Excel are preferred.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.


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




$47,340 - $58,555.

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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Review of resumes to begin January 20, 2020.

Posting closes on February 3, 2020.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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