Murphy Institute Seeks Writing and Research Tutor (College Assistant)

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 for a seamless way 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. Affirming its role as a leader in online education, CUNY SPS was ranked in the top 5% of U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2016 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, forging ahead from its top 15% position in 2015.  Of the institutions listed, CUNY SPS ranks 1st in New York State and 11th in the nation.

CUNY SPS is also the home of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies which 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 Murphy Institute is comprised of the Center for Worker Education in Manhattan and at Queens College, and the Center for Labor, Community and Policy Studies.  The Murphy Institute is part of the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the Graduate School and University Center.

The mission of the Center for Worker Education is to expand higher education opportunities for working adults.  The Center provides students with access to the degree and certificate programs they need to develop their skills and interests, keep pace with industrial and technological change, advance their careers, and participate actively in their unions, communities, and workplaces.  A critical area of work in the Center is to identify and recruit potential applicants for the programs and enroll them in the Institute and at Queens College. The College Assistant’s principal assignment will be to work with the Murphy Institute Program Manager at our Queens College site.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Writing and Research Tutor reports to the Retention Manager and will carry out the following duties:

  • Coordinate schedules and daily assignments with the Queens College Academic Program Manager.
  • Assist adult students with all aspects of academic writing and research.
  • Conduct outreach to enrolled students that need academic writing support.
  • Work directly with students one-on-one and in small groups to help them improve their writing.
  • Assist with web-based research assignments and on-line tutoring.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years of undergraduate course work with a GPA of 3.0 or above

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of “Writing Across the Curriculum” and/or “Writing Center”.
  • Experience with adult learners.
  • Tutoring experience.

Salary Range:  $21.34 per hour.

Hours:  Up to 20 hours per week (evening hours and weekends are required).

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

Writing and Research Tutor / College Assistant / JSMI

Joanne Mason

Program Manager, Center for Worker Education at Queens College, Joseph S. Murphy Institute

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