College Assistant/Help Desk Specialist (Evening)

  • Job Class: Support Staff
  • Job ID Number: IS-24-13
  • Department: School of Professional Studies
  • Location: SPS: School of Professional Studies
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled


The School of Professional Studies:
In 2003, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York created the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) with the purpose of meeting the educational needs of working adults, organizations, and employers. Since then, SPS has developed into a well-established school serving New York City’s dynamic marketplace through the provision of timely, innovative, and academically rigorous programs of study designed to address new or unmet needs. Home to CUNY’s first fully online undergraduate degrees and groundbreaking master’s degree programs, SPS has found new ways of fulfilling CUNY’s mission of access, reaching students with new modes of instruction, new courses and curricula, and new kinds of learning tailored for diverse requirements and constituencies. It has launched a dozen degrees – six bachelor’s and six master’s degrees – since 2006, and there are more currently in development. Enrollments have grown to over 2000 students in the credit-bearing programs, and the School has seen more growth in its non-credit offerings, with a portfolio of grant-funded programs currently accounting for more than $6 million. In addition, the School now maintains an active Alumni Association, has established the SPS Foundation, and will soon occupy its own dedicated space
SPS is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to operate its Help Desk during evening shifts (Monday – Thursday, 5pm-10pm; 5 hours each day)

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Reporting to the Assistant Director of Operations and User Support, the College Assistant/Help Desk Specialist will:
-Provide technical assistance to CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) students, faculty, staff, and program participants.  Answer technical questions or respond to technology issues reported by users (involving interaction in person, by telephone, online chat, email, etc).
-Assist in diagnosing, troubleshooting and resolving technology related issues related to the School’s instance of Blackboard, electronic mail accounts, and other University related system issues.
-Provide technical support to the SPS Inquiry, Admissions and Advisement Center and other credit and non-credit programs offered by the School.
-Assist in identifying, prioritizing, and resolving technical problems relating to all SPS programs and initiatives.  Communicate resolution of problems to users in a timely manner.
-Provide reports, analysis and recommendations as necessary. Utilize online software to create, log, and track Help Desk tickets.
-Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
-High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications:
-Bachelor degree preferred or equivalent of a minimum two years experience in Help Desk or Call Center support highly desired. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, web-enabled communication and Microsoft Office is strongly preferred.
-Experience in Blackboard, E-Sims, CUNY Portal, registration systems and CRM systems preferred.
-Strong communication and negotiation skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively are desirable.
-Energetic, well organized and patient with a blend of technical and analytical skills, initiative, and independence.
-Ability to prioritize, establish and meet goals and milestones, including the ability to make judgment calls and to respond tactfully in all situations.
-Ability to work well under pressure and handle stressful situations.
-Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based, and customer service-oriented environment is a must.
-Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Salary Range

$15.00 - $19.00 per hour


20 hours per week (Monday – Thursday, 5pm-10pm; 5 hours each day)

How To Apply

Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and the names of 3 Professional References to:
SPS College Assistant/Help Desk Specialist Search
Ericke Wong
Assistant Director of Operations and User Support
School of Professional Studies
City University of New York
101 W. 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY  10001
Email Address:


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