CPAC/CDA Assistant/ College Assistant

Position: CPAC/CDA Assistant/ College Assistant

Internal Posting

Support Staff

PVN #: 0033

Closing Date: Open until filled

Department: CUNY School of Professional Studies


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 2019 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 Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is an online, graduate-level program that supports early childhood program directors – or aspiring program directors – in their roles as administrators.

The Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) Certificate is 4-course, undergraduate certificate program that prepares students for the Child Development Associate Credential.

The Office of Worker Education and Workforce Development is seeking an organized and self-motivated individual with excellent attention to detail, professional communication and interpersonal skills, to assist with the these two programs.

Reporting to the Director of Career Development and Higher Education, the CPAC/CDA Assistant’s duties will include the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Assist with recruitment activities, including information sessions and application sessions.

·       Provide assistance and support to prospective and current students throughout the application and enrollment process; assist in communicating the school’s academic policies to students

·       Assist in monitoring third-party payments and scholarship support for students; prepare billing information, as assigned. 

·       Assist in tracking adjunct faculty appointments, responding to adjunct faculty requests and questions, and monitoring non-instructional hours for fieldwork observers.

·       Assist with the coordination of logistics for grant-funded and/or off-site courses.

·       Liaise with other departments of CUNY SPS, including the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.

·       Other duties as assigned.


·       High school diploma/GED

Preferred Qualifications:

·       A Bachelor’s degree, or currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree.

·       At least 2 years of administrative experience.

·       Demonstrated experience with data systems and Microsoft Office programs.

·       Strong customer service orientation, with an ability to address the needs of students, adjunct faculty, and external stakeholders.

·       Excellent telephone etiquette and strong communication skills.

·       Ability to prioritize, establish and meet goals and milestones, including the ability to make judgment calls and to respond tactfully in all situations.

·       Detail-oriented, with an ability to handle many issues concurrently.

·       Interest in early childhood education.

·       Experience with CUNYFirst

Salary Range:  $16.55 to $18.00 per hour (Commensurate with experience)

Hours:  15 hours per week 

Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and contact information of three (3) professional references to:

Claudine Campanelli, Director of Career Development and Higher Education

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

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.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies verifies education and experience statements.