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CUNY Academic Program Specialist: Department of Social Work--York College/CUNY in Queens, New York

Job Title: Academic Program Specialist: Department of Social Work--York College/CUNY

Job ID: 22080

Location: York College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Home to the first—and only—MSW program in Queens, New York, the Department of Social Work at York College/CUNY invites applications for a full-time Academic Program Specialist.

Reporting to the MSW Director, participates in the daily coordination of academic and administrative activities of the MSW Program. The successful candidate will maintain and assist with managing CORE System, collect data, perform analysis, and write reports in relation to student and office support, etc. (e.g. student GPAs, encumbrances and vouchers in budget reports, etc.).

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, additional work tasks will include, but not be limited to:

• Assist MSW Director with office assessments, including the organizing of observations of faculty

• Provide clear communications on the MSW Director’s behalf both within and outside the department

• Conduct on-campus virtual, in-person, and off- campus information sessions to recruit potential applicants at various recruitment events

• Assist with accreditation-related assignments

• Maintain social media interfacing and current information on website, manuals, and other materials

• Plan/ promote events for the MSW Program, such as Field Supervisors’ Breakfast, Phi Alpha Honor Society ceremony, and MSW Program commencement


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

In addition to the qualifications above, the following qualifications are strongly preferred:

--MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program

--Work experience with a CSWE-accredited MSW program

--Knowledge of NASW Code of Ethics and CSWE Educational Policy Accreditation Standards

--Highly organized and detail oriented

--Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

--Adeptness with academic management and demonstrated competencies including proficiency in the use of technology to support administrative operations and course instruction.

--Knowledge of social service agencies throughout the New York City

--Driver's license and ability to travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City


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.


In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (email and telephone). Please upload all materials as ONE DOCUMENT in doc, pdf, or rtf format.

You may only apply online through the job board.

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• Please go to, go to the Employment drop-down menu and click the ‘Search Job Postings’ tab.

• Filter by Job Location by clicking on York College. The title of this position is Social Work Academic Program Specialist – Job ID #22080. Click on the title to view the entire job announcement.

• Click the ‘Apply Now’ tab and follow the prompts from there, including creating an account or logging into a previously created account.

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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.