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CUNY Senior Writing Consultant - Non-Teaching Adjunct, Level 1 in New York, New York

Job Title: Senior Writing Consultant - Non-Teaching Adjunct, Level 1

Job ID: 22802

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Completes non-teaching projects or complex work in support of a Campus or University administrative or academic department. This work is generally of a temporary nature and requires specialized experience or expertise.


Non-Teaching Adjunct




The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The GC’s Writing Center invites applications for a part-time senior writing consultant. The contract title for this position is Non-Teaching Adjunct, Level 1, with an hourly rate of $55.60. The incumbent will work up to 225 hours in the fall/spring semesters and up to 175 hours in the summer.

The Writing Center supports GC students in reaching their writing goals. Our office sponsors a wide range of writing support services, including:

  • One-on-one consultations to work on term papers, chapters, articles, job materials, grant applications, etc. at any stage in the drafting and revision process.

  • Workshops and webinars on topics like goal-setting, structuring for argument-based writing, abstracts, research management tools, advanced outlining, revising an essay into an article, and many others.

  • Marquee events like the Spring ’20 faculty roundtable in which distinguished GC faculty reflected on the writing process.

  • Digital resources, including webinars, informative guides, and more.

The Writing Center is continually striving to expand its student outreach by promoting in-office services and scheduled events. The Senior Writing Consultant is responsible for an administrative portfolio that takes their particular interests and skillsets into account. This position reports to the Director of the Writing Center and will be expected to work both independently and in collaboration with other consultants, graduate Writing Fellows, and the Director.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing graduate writing consultations

  • Designing and implementing various workshops

  • Event planning, organizing, and promotion

  • Responsible for communications, social media, and marketing

  • Curating content for the Writing Center website

  • Data tracking through survey records and summaries

  • Training staff and mentoring students

More generally, the Senior Writing Consultant is expected to manage relevant email correspondence, attend regular staff meetings, and maintain an accurate log of hours worked.


Bachelor's Degree required.


  • Three years of experience working in a writing center

  • A completed Ph.D. degree

  • Experience working in a graduate writing center




CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Please upload a letter of interest, CV, and writing sample. Please upload as one file in Word or PDF format.


Open until filled


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.