College Assistant

  • Job Class: Support Staff
  • Job ID Number: IS-14-19
  • Department: M.A. Program in Biography and Memoir
  • Location: The Graduate Center
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled


The College Assistant will work under the direction of the Director of the M.A. Program in Biography and Memoir and assist with daily administration of the master’s programs.

-Answering and routing telephone and in-person inquiries

-Organizing meetings and events (e.g. fliers for events, publicizing meetings and events, staffing information sessions for prospective students, scheduling rooms and equipment, ordering food, set up and clean up)

-Maintaining digital files; interoffice delivery of various documentation

-Maintaining communication with other departments

-Gathering course schedules and course descriptions

-Monitoring and ordering office supplies

-Processing payment requests and reimbursements

-Collecting data for generating reports

-Maintaining and updating social media and Kentico-based website

-Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
-High school diploma
Preferred Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree
-An interest in biography and memoir
-Computer Skills – Outlook, Microsoft Word (including Mail Merge), Excel, Power Point.
-Strong organizational skills
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Ability to meet goals and deadlines
-Social media skills

Salary Range

$17.00-$21.00 per hour


21 hours per week

How To Apply

Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and the names of 3 Professional References electronically to:
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY  10016
Email Address:


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer.

The Graduate Center complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

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.