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CUNY Writing Specialist - (Non-Teaching Adjunct I) in New York, New York

Job Title: Writing Specialist - (Non-Teaching Adjunct I)

Job ID: 22188

Location: Sch. of Labor & Urban Studies

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Completes non-teaching projects or complex work in support of a Campus or University administrative or academic department. This work is generally of a temporary nature and requires specialized experience or expertise.


Non-Teaching Adjunct




The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban and Community Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working-class populations in the workplace and in the community. It also collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a range of college-credit programs designed to give workers the academic and technical skills they need for professional advancement. Its faculty includes distinguished scholars in the social sciences as well as expert practitioners in government, labor, and public service. Through SLU’s Murphy Institute, the School: 1) collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a range of college-credit programs designed to provide workers with the academic and technical skills they need for professional advancement, and 2) provides educational and research services to the labor movement and the broader community.

The Murphy Institute’s LEAP to Teacher (LTT) Program at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies is a program that provides support services to Paraprofessionals and United Federation of Teachers (UFT) members employed with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) to pursue their education and advance their careers in teaching or other fields of study. LEAP to Teacher program seeks to hire a Writing Specialist to work with LTT students at Brooklyn College.


The LEAP to Teacher Writing Specialist reports to the Director of Worker Education and Workforce Development. The Writing Specialist will assist the LEAP to Teacher students with academic writing and research and provide tutoring sessions and mini workshops. The Writing Specialist will work with assigned faculty members in class, facilitate writing groups during class sessions, meet with students individually and in small groups to lead students to a greater understanding of their writing, demonstrate how to identify and correct writing weaknesses, and empower students to begin editing and revising on their own for success in future writing projects. The writing support services are aligned with the NY State teacher certification exam components. The writing specialist is required to attend team meetings with instructors and program coordinators, track tutoring sessions, assist in collecting student’s data and conduct pretest and post-tests when it is needed.


Bachelor's Degree required.


  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills.

  • Mastery of basic composition skills and information literacy skills.

  • Knowledge of “Writing across the Curriculum” and “Writing Center” experience is a plus.

  • Tutoring/ teaching experience is required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of using online platforms, zoom, Google doc, Google voice/hangout, etc.

  • Knowledge of NY State Teacher Certification exams’ formats is a plus.

  • Willingness and ability to work evening hours and weekends.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree required; earned Master’s degree preferred.


Starting at $44.69 per hour for up to 15 hours per week.


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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January 26, 2021


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