CUNY Professional Training Specialist - Campus Engagement Programs in New York, New York


The Office of K-16 Initiatives at the City University of New York (CUNY) creates groundbreaking pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve success. Our goal is to help NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers, and life beyond.

Campus Engagement Programs is the team that works to strengthen the middle school to college pipeline by offering comprehensive advisement and college readiness support to middle school, high school and first year college students. The Professional Training Specialist works under the auspices of Campus Engagement Programs and will be tasked with the design and implementation of a leadership/workforce development program for college student visit guides and ongoing professional development for the campus coordinators. The leadership curriculum will focus on habits, attitudes and skills necessary to achieving long-term college and career success.

Working collaboratively with the CUNY Explorers Program, the Professional Training Specialist will:

  • Design a leadership/professional development training program for Explorers visit guides to help train staff to implement workshops.

  • Assist with management of the training series for the visit guides, from assessment through implementation to evaluation.

  • Partner with constituents to design and facilitate staff trainings, orientations, and monthly meetings.

  • Lead the evaluation plan for the Explorers program and liaise with the Research, Evaluation, and Program Support team; assist with program evaluation and assessment to gauge quality and effectiveness.

  • Liaise with key staff at the NYCDOE and CUNY campuses to support program management.

  • Conduct routine and ad hoc administrative tasks connected to program longevity and success.

  • Travel to partner campuses as needed.


Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required. Other Qualifications:

  • Well-developed knowledge of the NYCDOE and/or CUNY; experience with education policy issues, especially those related to college and career readiness, access and equity issues.

  • Previous related experience in public K-12 and/or higher education or non-profit field.

  • Experience with workshop facilitation and development, program coordination, curriculum development and/or instructional design.

  • Ability to travel to multiple sites throughout NYC.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and internet research.

  • Experience designing and managing research and/or program evaluation and using data to inform future work.

  • Excellent communication skills, especially in writing and public speaking.

  • Experience with negotiation, group facilitation and conflict mediation.


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




Salary 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.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY’s web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

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October 31, 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: Professional Training Specialist - Campus Engagement Programs

Job ID: 19532

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular