College Assistant

  • Job Class: Support Staff
  • Job ID Number: IS-21-13
  • Department: Office of Public Programs
  • Location: The Graduate Center
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled


The Office of Public Programs produces several unique and high-profile public programs, under the leadership of the Director of Public Programs, to help build a constituency for the Graduate Center and highlight its mission.  The College Assistant/Public Programs Assistant shall assist the Director of Public Programs and other staff in the department with administrative duties related to planning and implementing a busy calendar of public programs.  This position also plays a design role in creating digital signage, images for flyers and email announcements, and working with the website’s content management system (“CMS”).
The College Assistant/Public Programs Assistant will have responsibility for:

  • Phone queries and event reservations
  • Payment processing
  • Research:  assists in researching potential program ideas and possible participants.
  • Drafts digital signs, images for flyers and email announcements, enter information into the CMS
  • Drafts correspondence, text for promotional material, and text for website.
  • Answers phone queries and assists patrons with our online reservations system
  • Processes all check requisitions
  • Additional duties: assists with filing, photocopying, and other administrative duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Excellent writing and research skills preferred
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, some experience with event planning, and familiarity with other cultural and academic events around the city is desirable.
  • Knowledge of website content management systems and Adobe software is preferred.
  • Good customer service skills is desirable.

Salary Range

$17.00 - $20.00 per hour


20 hours per week

How To Apply

Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and the names of 3 Professional References to:
Public Programs’ College Assistant Search
Andrea Jeyaveeran
Office of Public Programs
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 8204
New York, NY  10016


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.
  • The Graduate School and University Center verifies education and experience statements.