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Research Foundation CUNY Project Instructor - Summer Intensive for Public Policy in New York City, New York

Job Title: Project Instructor - Summer Intensive for Public Policy

PVN ID: VA-2006-003607

Category: Instruction and Social Service


Key Features

DepartmentContinuing Education & Workforce Develop

StatusPart Time

Pay Range$78.00

Hour(s) a week24.00

Closing DateAug 01, 2020 (Or Until Filled)


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Job Description

General Description

The City University of New York’s Career Development and Internships unit is seeking two highly skilled project instructors with the ability to engage students utilizing a variety of distance learning strategies, both in synchronous and asynchronous formats. Project instructors will assist a Lead Trainer in delivering CUNY’s Summer Intensive for Policy Program (SIPP). This new series of educational/training intensives is designed to provide CUNY students with high impact learning opportunities and explore policy development and implementation processes, as well as practice the skills needed to make effective organizational decisions and then evaluate their impact. SIPP will expand and enhance students’ analytical and workplace readiness skills while helping to prepare them for careers in policy- and decision-making environments—public, nonprofit, and private. Project instructors will support one Lead Trainer, to ensure that a series of (3) weeklong online intensive cycles effectively serve up to 100 student participants during summer 2020. This is a remote position; interested candidates will need to have access to an internet service.

The SIPP will provide students with the opportunity to explore the process of policy development, explore the skills necessary for creating and implementing policies as well as increase personal and workplace readiness skills associated with careers in policy decision-making. The program’s goals are:

  • Train CUNY students on the steps of the policy making process with a focus on developing public policy for social justice and inclusion and/or advocacy thereof

  • Coordinate training CUNY students in fundamental (NACE) competencies in career readiness

Other Duties

  • Participate in upfront trainings that meet up to 100 students daily (Monday – Thursday);

  • Lead smaller breakout sections for SIPP student participants during each cycle

  • Monitor chat feeds during presentations to address individual participant questions

  • Coordinate with Lead Trainer and a support team of facilitators who will assist in reviewing and addressing student progress and experienced challenges in meeting learning outcomes

  • Assist with coordination of special presentations by prominent policy- and decision-makers

  • Attend required meetings

  • Assist Lead Trainer and support staff with all project evaluation processes


  • Minimum bachelor degree in a related field; advanced degree in related areas is preferred

  • Experience utilizing a variety of distance learning techniques and platforms including Blackboard, Zoom, Webex, etc.

  • At least 4 years’ experience in facilitating workshops or teaching;

  • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning and practice

  • Enthusiasm and confidence in facilitating online learning opportunities

  • Knowledge of public policy, administration and/or affairs; organizational psychology; related areas of study and concentration

  • Outstanding communication skills (oral, writing, and inter-personal);

  • Ability to work collaboratively with CDI staff;

  • Familiarity with issues faced by college students in urban settings.

To Apply: Interested, qualified individuals should apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume.


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people of any race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, or protected veteran status to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. RF-CUNY is an EEO/AA Employer.