The SLU’s Worker Education partners with unions, community-based organizations, employers, and other CUNY units to provide academic and administrative support to union workers, working adults, and nontraditional students seeking to earn a degree or certificate from a college within CUNY; enhance their skills, and improve career opportunities. LEAP to Teacher (LTT), one of SLU’s Worker Education programs, is a collaborative program between SLU and several CUNY colleges. LTT provides a set of free, specialized support services to paraprofessionals and teachers employed by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) pursuing higher education and advancing their career in teaching or any other field of study. LTT services are currently offered across six different CUNY campuses: Borough Manhattan Community College (BMCC), Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island (CSI), Lehman College, Medgar Evers College (MEC), Queens College and is expanded to Bronx Community College (BCC) in 21-22 academic year.
Reporting to the LTT Program Manger, the Program Specialist provides frontline support of these unique LTT services at designated CUNY colleges. Essential program support duties include developing and implementing outreach and recruitment activities, academic advising, student advocacy and liaising with support services, maintaining metrics, and collaborating with both internal and external constituents.
In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Lead the daily academic and administrative onsite operations on behalf of Program Manager; provide regular updates on program activities, collaborate with team members at different sites and attend site/team meetings
• Assist in the development and implemention of new, targeted training programs to enhance student growth and experience
• Provide academic advisement to students from preadmission through graduation; methods include in-person, online, and/or phone sessions
• Assist the team in the development and utilization of an effective communication strategy using both print and online resources, such as social media