Multiple positions; Appointment is based on available funding
Summer 2022 and fall 2022 positions
CUNY Start is an intensive pre-matriculation program that helps CUNY associate degree-seeking students with significant remedial needs increase their academic proficiency in English and mathematics prior to enrollment in college credit classes. English Start, based on the CUNY Start English curriculum and advisement model, is an accelerated program that helps students develop their English skills, prepare for college-level English classes, and meet CUNY proficiency milestones.
The CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, the University's community colleges, New York City College of Technology 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 mentor-based training model. CUNY Start programs are currently located on eight CUNY campuses: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, New York City College of Technology, and Queensborough Community College.
The CUNY Start Writing Assistant is a part-time College Assistant who will work as a member of the English team, supporting the work of the Core teacher in a CUNY Start classroom. The Writing Assistant reports to the CUNY Start Director at their appointed campus.
CUNY Start may deliver instruction in multiple formats: in-person, online or as hybrid classes that are both online and in-person. Online instruction may be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching that is determined at the discretion of program management. Online work may entail instruction on such platforms as Blackboard, Zoom, and other remote instructional tools that are available and approved by the University and which support the goals and practices of the program.
- Key duties include, but will not be limited to the following:
- Read the CUNY Start English Curriculum closely, and become familiar with CUNY Start learning procedures, assignments, and goals;
- Attend portions of the CUNY Start English class, and support the CUNY Start Core teacher as appropriate;
- Respond in writing to student papers and essays;
- Facilitate and/or support small groups including circulating throughout the class to observe and guide student discussions;
- Tutor CUNY Start students individually and in small groups;
- Participate in CUNY Start team meetings about students’ progress;
- Participate in training activities led by the CUNY Start Professional Development team for English;
- Perform duties assigned by the Core teacher, including taking attendance, tracking students’ assignments, and setting up online and in-person classrooms.
The preferred candidate will possess the educational and professional qualifications as indicated below:
- Experience responding to academic writing and working with non-traditional college students
- Ability to assist students and perform duties online and in-person (Please note: all employees are expected to adhere to the COVID-19 vaccination guidelines as required by the City University of New York. For more information, visit https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/get-back-faqs/)
- Master’s Degree preferred
- $25.51 per hour for approximately 20 hours a week
- Locations: Queensborough (Queens), Kingsborough (Brooklyn) and Hostos (Bronx)
- Appointment period: Late June – August 2022, for a maximum of 240 hours
- Successful candidates may also continue in fall 2022
- Locations: Multiple College positions
- Anticipated appointment period: Late August, for approximately 12-15 weeks and/or as funding allows.
- Health benefits may be possible after 3 months of successful employment
To apply, submit the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A cover letter and resume;
- A copy of a reading/writing lesson plan that reveals some element of your teaching and learning values.