Job Title: CUNY Start/Math Start Program Support Specialist - Two Vacancies
Job ID: 21915
Location: Borough of Manhattan CC
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is an integral part of City University of New York system with the largest college enrollment in the system of over 25,000 students. BMCC is a college that is alive with ideas and innovation, and supportive of the innate human striving for self- improvement. We offer opportunity to those students who desire it and wish to strive for it. The BMCC CUNY Start/Math Start Program is located in downtown Manhattan at 70 Murray Street.
CUNY Start is an intensive program for incoming college students, both high school and HSE graduates, who need to increase their academic proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics prior to enrollment in college credit classes. The CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, six of the University's seven community colleges, Medgar Evers College and the College of Staten Island work collaboratively to provide students with an innovative approach to developmental education. CUNY Start is recognized for its carefully designed curriculum and pedagogy, ongoing professional development and a supportive approach to student development.
Math Start, based on the CUNY Start math curriculum and advisement model, is an intensive eight - week program for incoming CUNY students who want to increase their math proficiency before starting credit-bearing classes. Similar to CUNY Start, Math Start enrolls students who have been accepted to CUNY, but have not passed the math sections of the CUNY Assessment Tests. BMCC piloted the program as Summer Start in Summer 2014 and has expanded each year. Math Start classes now run in the Fall and Spring as well as Summer.
The CUNY Start/Math Start Program Support Specialist conducts comprehensive individual and group student orientations, information sessions and interviews, academic advising, performance feedback sessions and conferences, skills development seminars, workshops, recruitment/outreach, new student orientation and other activities to enable successful program enrollment, completion, college transition and matriculation. Reporting to the campus Program Coordinator and Director, the Program Support Specialist may work with a set group of students to cultivate and oversee their educational and advisement plans. Other duties will include but are not limited to the following:
Provide academic and college success advice; general guidance, coaching, mentoring and career exploration support;
Monitor, evaluate, document and report on students' academic participation and progress, ensure compliance with guidelines, and manage records and files;
Advocate for students, intervene with appropriate program support services and referrals to faculty, campus learning resources and/or University student development services;
Deliver program curricula and create training manuals and educational support materials;
Participate in regular team meetings with faculty, academic and administrative staff, and actively participate in campus and University meetings and training activities;
Participate in executing the program's daily operations and logistics;
Analyze program data, assist with evaluating goals, and develop measurement criteria to perform student learning outcomes assessments and create utilization reports; and
May supervise and train full/part-time professional, academic and office support staff on the program.
Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.
Successful candidates will have the following professional and business core competencies:
Demonstrated experience in academic advising, career advising and/or student development with diverse student populations, particularly under-prepared high school or college students in an educational setting or college prep program, required;
Facilitation experience in adult or developmental education and using a holistic and strengths-based approach to student development preferred;
Knowledge of learning strategies, accommodations and accessibility services;
Strong presentation, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to successfully work with and present to diverse learners and audiences;
Experience working with linguistically, culturally and academically diverse students;
Strong work ethic, character and personal integrity, and ability to work with the utmost professionalism, discretion and confidentiality;
Detail oriented with strong organizational, writing, proofreading and editing skills with solid analytical, evaluative and research skills;
Ability to work well in a time-sensitive, dynamic, student centered and responsive office;
Experience working in collaborative settings preferred; and
Computer proficiency using standard office software programs/applications.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Provides educational development activities supporting a targeted academic program.
Assists in developing and preparing program offerings, curricula, guidelines, and related communications
Promotes program and advises students and College stakeholders on services, policies, and procedures
Advises faculty, counselors, tutors, administrators and others on program goals, activities, and best practices
Provides student services such as workshops, seminars, and advising sessions
Coordinates efforts of faculty, staff, and other service providers to monitor and assess utilization, student progress, and program effectiveness
Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary: $49,253 - $85,162
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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April 14, 2020
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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.
Internal Number: 21915
About Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of 24 colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. BMCC is the borough’s first Community College and the largest college in CUNY, enrolling approximately 27,000 students in degree programs and 12,000 more students in continuing education programs. Students represent 155 countries around the world. BMCC students obtain associate degrees in 31 fields and are instructed by over 414 full-time dedicated faculty members who must maintain a portfolio of scholarship and research. To meet the needs of its students, the College offers courses and programs online, in offsite locations, in the evenings, and on weekends. BMCC is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research. Community College Week recently ranked the College fifth in the nation for the number of associates degrees awarded to underrepresented groups. It was also ranked #1 in awarding degrees to African-Americans in the Northeast; #2 for awarding associate degrees in business; and # 3 for awarding associate degrees in communications technology, by The U.S.... Department of Education and the Institute of International Education. For more information about BMCC, please visit us at www.bmcc.cuny.edu.