Murphy Institute Seeks Site Coordinator, LEAP-To-Teacher (LTT) Program

The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies is a collaboration between the University and New York City labor unions, for the purpose of serving the educational, policy and research needs of unions and their members.  The Institute is comprised of the Center for Worker Education and the Center for Labor, Community and Policy Studies.  The Institute is part of the School of Professional Studies.

The mission of the Center for Worker Education is to: 1) offer undergraduate and graduate programs to working adult students and union members, 2) expand access to colleges throughout the CUNY system, and 3) partner with labor unions and employers to address training and education needs of union members.

The Center for Labor, Community, and Policy Studies conducts research, offers leadership development programs, hosts forums and national conferences, publishes articles, books and a national labor journal to promote debate on issues critical to labor’s future and its policy role.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all aspects of recruitment for the program, which includes phone banking, mailings, and other related activities.
  • Conduct monthly Open House and information Sessions and provide preadmission advisement.
  • Prepare folders for open house presentations.
  • Be available for open house and orientation sessions and other special events.
  • Meet with potential applicants, ensure that they all complete the intake forms and maintain records of all student contacts.
  • Collect intake forms and applications, make copies of applications, create student folder, and bring the application to the Admissions Office if needed.
  • Organize and maintain students’ intake forms and folders.
  • Maintain database of phone inquiries for information about the LEAP –TO-Teacher and request for applications, open house, and potential student inquires on a weekly basis and forward the information to Program Coordinator.
  • Advise LTT students about registration and other matters.
  • Interface with Lehman administration areas (e.g., Registrar, Bursar, Student, Affairs, Financial Aid, Bursar)
  • Maintain student data and forward information to staff at the Murphy Institute.
  • Attend LTT coordinators meetings at JSMI or other LTT Sites.
  • Prepare weekly reports for the Coordinator of all Para-to-teacher activities at Lehman.
  • Interface with School of Education faculty, administration, program coordinators, and staff as well as other academic departments as needed
  • Provide information about possible scholarships and grants such as BOCES and TEACH and assist LTT applicants to apply
  • Communicate regularly with LTT students and provide informative emails regarding School of Education, College, DOE, LTT special program important news, announcements, and deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, and policies in higher education.
  • Knowledge of CUNY academic administrative system.
  • Knowledge of NY State Teacher Certification Programs, Education Majors and Teacher Certification Exams.
  • Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment, carry out complex assignments and adapt to changing situations and priorities.

Salary Range:  $42.95- $46.48

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information of three (2) professional references to:

Writing and Research Tutor / College Assistant / JSMI

Dr. Maryam (Sara) Esfarayeni, EdD

Academic Manager, Worker Education and Workforce Development

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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