Academic Skills Advisor/College Assistant

Internal Posting

Support Staff 

PVN #: 0041

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Department: CUNY School of Professional Studies

Location: Temporarily Remote


The CUNY School of Professional Studies:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers. 

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, CUNY SPS offers fully accredited degree and certificate programs for students who want the flexibility and convenience of online education. CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% in the Nation in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Drawing on CUNY's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, the School's programs provide opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to assist students in the Online Baccalaureate program with their tutoring needs. The program will deliver tutoring by participating in a national online training consortium that shares tutoring resources among its members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Academic Director of Online Business Programs, the Academic Skills Advisor will:

  • Support students in quantitative and qualitative research as well as information literacy, across the curriculum. Specific topics include the following:  formulating research questions; designing strategies; developing and validating concepts; experimentation; finding, evaluating and citing information sources; data collection, analysis and interpretation; statistical analysis.
  • Provide tutoring for a wide range of math-related undergraduate work including, but not limited to, statistics at various levels, accounting, economics, algebra, and geometry. 
  • Guide students through the process of reporting findings.  Most research culminates in written reports and possibly oral presentations (online). 
  • Conduct tutoring online, synchronously and asynchronously.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Experience teaching online.
  • Strong customer service orientation, patience, and personable nature. Enthusiasm for working with students, particularly in a virtual environment is critical.
  • Excellent online communication skills and the ability to respond to student enquiries rapidly. 
  • Ability to follow up and assess student understanding.
  • Better than average computer skills; fluent in Microsoft Office applications and web-enabled communication.  
  • Specialization in business math, specifically accounting and finance, preferred.

Note: While the Academic Skills Advisor/College Assistant position is currently remote, the selected finalist is expected to have access to a laptop/computer, internet and phone access to perform most job duties and responsibilities. Upon return to normal campus operations, this position will transition to our physical office located at 119 W 31st Street, New York, NY 10001.

Salary Range:  $18.52 per hour.​

Hours: Approximately 15 hours per week (some evenings and weekend hours).


Please send resume and cover letter along with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 business references to:
Edwin Knox, Associate Professor and Academic Director, Online Business Program 


CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:  


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Selected applicants must pay fingerprint and filing fees (full-time CUNY students are excluded from fingerprint fee)

All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


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