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Scholarships Coordinator

CUNY - School of Professional Studies
New York
Salary commensurate with education and experience up to $51,153.

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Scholarships Coordinator

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School of Professional Studies

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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 Scholarships Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of Scholarships. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview duties include but are not limited to the following:-Maintain scholarship records.-Assist in developing scholarship award and application criteria for newly-funded opportunities. -Monitor service requirements of scholarships as applicable.

-Coordinate applications for short-term assistance programs such as the Emergency Grant and Food Access Initiatives.-Coordinate scholarship applications via the School’s online application tool.

-Assist with the reconciliation of scholarship awards with the Business Office.-Confirm student eligibility before and after review by the awarding committees.-Ensure the application of awarded scholarships. -Research and respond to student and staff inquiries regarding scholarships.-Create, send, and respond to correspondence relating to scholarships, including award letters, non-award letters, and discontinuance letters. -Maintain and update scholarship web content.-Facilitate the work of scholarship award committees.-Attend recruitment and information sessions as needed.


Bachelor's degree is required.The preferred candidate will have: • Experience in a higher education setting supporting scholarship activities.• Proficient in Microsoft Office (with an emphasis in Excel skills).• Experience with PeopleSoft (or CUNYFirst).• Excellent communication skills.• Ability to work independently with multiple deadlines.• Proven ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, administration, and other stakeholders.• Strong organization skills with attention to detail.• Proven problem-solving abilities.• Demonstrated the ability to work with a diverse population.• Commitment to understanding student enrollment processes.• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment


Coordinates financial aid procedures and activities and provides financial aid information.- Schedules workshops, reviews applications, establishes pay cycles, disburses funds and resolves disbursement problems, and records awards, disbursements and returns- Coordinates, verifies and resolves problems regarding the disbursement of scholarships and grants by verifying student eligibility, establishing pay cycles and reviewing pay-outs - Reconciles accounting and disbursement schedules- Provides data for financial aid and donor reports as needed- Supports the College's enrollment management efforts by providing financial aid information to prospective students, their families and their high school counselors- Serves as liaison between the college and direct loan providers- Performs related duties as assigned.Job Title Name: Financial Aid Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




Salary commensurate with education and experience up to $51,153.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.


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CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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.


Since its founding in 2003, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) has become one of the City University of New York’s fastest growing schools, with over 200 adjunct and full-time faculty members, nearly 2,000 students enrolled in degree programs and credit bearing courses, and thousands more in non-credit courses and programs. Drawing on CUNY’s nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, CUNY SPS offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs, including CUNY’s first fully online degree programs.cuny_school_of_professional_studies1.jpg

The School is home to the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies and the Off-Campus College.

  • The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies serves the educational, policy and research needs of unions and their members. The Institute provides a gateway to higher education by offering comprehensive information and academic support services that help union members attain their educational goals. It also serves as an academic resource on issues of concern to the labor movement and publishes New Labor Forum, a national journal of analysis and debate.
  • The Off-Campus College offers working students access to a college education by providing workplace related, credit-bearing courses and certificates.

cuny_school_of_professional_studies2.jpgCUNY SPS Online Programs
The Online Baccalaureate
The Online Baccalaureate offers the opportunity to complete an accredited, rigorous degree program on a schedule that fits into a busy schedule. Majors include Business, Communication and Culture, Health Information Management and Sociology. For more information on this program, visit

Online M.S. in Business Management and Leadership
The Online Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership provides a broad business education that focuses on the fundamentals of business management as well as critical skills in leadership. Its fully online delivery makes the program available to those outside the reach of traditional instruction, and allows working adults the opportunity to immediately put classroom theory into practice. For more information on this program, visit

Other Programs at CUNY SPS


In addition to these online programs, CUNY SPS offers a wide variety of in-person degree and certificate programs on both the graduate and undergraduate level. Subject areas include Adult Learning, Applied Theatre, Disability Studies, Health Care Administration, Immigration Law, Project Management and Youth Studies. As SPS continues to grow it commits itself to aligning the education it offers with the current needs of its students, always intent on making that education timely, relevant and powerfully useful.

For more information, visit or call 212.652.CUNY (2869). Also, follow us at and

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