Tutor (College Assistant) - English Reading & Writing Center

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
May 08, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 9881

Regular/Temporary: Regular


- Under supervision, performs miscellaneous clerical, administrative, research or other work related to the operation of a College or other unit where such work is required on a part-time basis or for a period of limited duration.

- There is one Assignment Level for this position. All personnel perform related work. This specification describes typical assignments; related duties may be assigned as

- Maximum tenure for any employee in this hourly position is 1040 hours per year.

- Performs routine clerical work; may answer and attend to telephone calls; maintain records,
operate office machines (such as copier), sort and distribute mail, issue keys and identity cards,
act as messenger, and perform related tasks as required.

- Types letters, memoranda, charts, and similar materials.

- Acts as cashier.

- Assists in statistical or research activities. May collect and compile data, code data for computer entry, perform data entry, and run computer reports.

- Performs clerical library work, such as sorting and shelving books, performing data entry into library systems, or binding books and periodicals.

- Assists in instructional programs, including tutoring and assisting students in areas such as reading and mathematics. May assist in speech and hearing therapy, provide musical accompaniment, and/or distribute and collect physical education equipment.

- Enters and maintains departmental records such as inventory control records, rosters, directories, and schedules.

- May operate computers, computer software, and other electronic equipment in performing assigned tasks.


College Assistant




The English Reading and Writing Center is building an applicant pool for possible openings during the academic year.  The Reading and Writing Center has immediate day and evening openings for College Assistants/Tutors.  The College Assistant/Tutor works individually and collaboratively with students who are part of the ESL and Developmental English sequence.

Maximum tenure for this class of positions is not to exceed 1040 hours per academic year.


- Must demonstrate sufficient skills to perform the duties of the assigned tasks.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they possess sufficient skills to perform the duties of the job to which they are assigned. 

Higher education experience desired.  The successful candidate must be proficient in all aspects of English, including speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking.  Candidates must also understand writing as a process.  Other required skills include using questioning effectively; group management; and communication.


$11.11- $14.93/hr (Salary commensurate with level of education.)


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID 9881 or Title.  Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. 

Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.


December 13, 2014 (On-going to augment applicant pool)


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