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Research Foundation CUNY STEM Transfer Engagement Specialist in New York City, New York

Job Title: STEM Transfer Engagement Specialist

PVN ID: JJ-2205-004773

Category: Managerial and Professional


Mandatory Vaccine Mandate: As of May 27, 2022, all candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law and criteria. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as two weeks after a final dose in primary series of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine ( example: two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson). Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Newly hired employees will be sent an email with instructions on how to upload their vaccine information on the Research Foundation portal.

Job Description

General Description

Student Academic Success Programs (SASP) provides a network of programs and services designed to give undergraduate students integrated learning experiences and continuity from one academic year to the next. SASP Transfer Programs focuses on initiatives for current and incoming transfer students, with special focus on students enrolled in CUNY Justice Academy majors across six CUNY community colleges. As part of the Transfer Programs team and reporting to the SASP Peer Engagement Coordinator, the STEM Transfer Engagement Specialist will work directly with the CUNY Justice Academy Outreach Coordinator, the STEM Acceleration Specialist, and the STEM Retention Specialist to coordinate support for CJA STEM majors, including pre-transfer engagement programming, transition outreach and program referrals, and interventions.

Other Duties

Specific tasks include:

  • Coordinates recruitment and outreach for STEM transfer students in the Summer Bridge program and offers retention support throughout the academic year

  • Leads training and supervision of STEM Transfer Peer Success Coaches

  • Coordinates peer success coaching initiatives for STEM Transfer peers

  • Coordinates mid-year progress report interventions for first and second semester STEM transfer students in all major courses

  • Responsible for reenrollment outreach to STEM transfer students in EAB Navigate and through the SignalVine texting platform

  • Creates strategies and initiatives to ensure STEM transfer students meet academic and career milestones, and track their achievement for STEM transfer students

  • Collaborates with Associate Director of Transfer Programs and STEM Acceleration Specialist to deliver academic momentum initiatives



  • Working knowledge of peer-led engagement and retention practices

  • Ability to recruit, hire, train, direct, monitor, and evaluate student workers/ peer coaches;

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with clarity and efficiency;

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty and staff;

  • Ability to respond calmly to complex and urgent issues;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;

  • Ability to develop and manage effective tracking and monitoring systems;

  • Expert knowledge of MS Excel, CUNYFirst, EAB Navigate and the use of social media for student engagement is a plus


  • Bachelors’ Degree in a relevant field and three (3) years administrative, progressively responsible experience

This is a full-time position, with benefits, and salary is commensurate with experience. The project is located in Manhattan in New York City. To apply, submit a cover letter stating the reason you are applying and detailing your experience relevant to the stated work assignments. Also include a resume and three references.

John Jay College, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. John Jay College is recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Due to its success in sending underrepresented students on to STEM PhDs, John Jay is now ranked among the top Baccalaureate Origins Institutions for Hispanic students moving on to STEM doctoral programs.

This position is with the Research Foundation of CUNY and located at the campus of John Jay College. The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Americans with Disabilities Act, E-Verify employer.

Key Features

Department Student Academic Success Programs

Status Full Time

Annual Salary Range $58,000.00 - $63,000.00

Closing Date Jul 09, 2022 (Or Until Filled)


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