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College Assistant - ASRC

Posted: December 1, 2023 Expired: February 16, 2024
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College Assistant - ASRC (Nanoscience Initiative)

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Graduate Center

Full/Part Time




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  • Under supervision, performs miscellaneous clerical, administrative, research or other work related to the operation of a College or other unit where such work is required on a part-time basis or for a period of limited duration.
  • There is one Assignment Level for this position. All personnel perform related work. This specification describes typical assignments; related duties may be assigned as


  • Maximum tenure for any employee in this hourly position is 1040 hours per year.
  • Performs routine clerical work; may answer and attend to telephone calls; maintain records,

operate office machines (such as copier), sort and distribute mail, issue keys and identity cards,

act as messenger, and perform related tasks as required.

  • Types letters, memoranda, charts, and similar materials.
  • Acts as cashier.
  • Assists in statistical or research activities. May collect and compile data, code data for computer entry, perform data entry, and run computer reports.
  • Performs clerical library work, such as sorting and shelving books, performing data entry into library systems, or binding books and periodicals.
  • Assists in instructional programs, including tutoring and assisting students in areas such as reading and mathematics. May assist in speech and hearing therapy, provide musical accompaniment, and/or distribute and collect physical education equipment.
  • Enters and maintains departmental records such as inventory control records, rosters, directories, and schedules.
  • May operate computers, computer software, and other electronic equipment in performing assigned tasks.


College Assistant





The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) is the Graduate Center’s University-wide venture that elevates CUNY’s legacy of scientific research and education through initiatives in five distinctive, but increasingly interconnected disciplines: environmental sciences, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology. TheASRC is designed to promote a unique, interdisciplinary research culture with researchers from each of the initiatives working side by side in the ASRC’s core facilities, sharing equipment that is among the most advanced available. To learn more about the Graduate Center’s ASRC visit .

The ASRC Nanoscience Initiative is looking for a part-time College Assistant to share and grow our vision in leading a world-class research initiative and providing excellent scientific education and training for our students.TheFinance Assistantwill report to the Associate Director and work closely with the Administrative Coordinator of the Nanoscience Initiative. The College Assistant will assist with purchasing, payment, and budgeting needs of the initiatives which include 4 research labs, 3 core user facilities, and CAT sponsored industry research. The College Assistant will work a minimum of 8 hours per week and up to a maximum of 15 hours per week as needed to complete the weekly tasks.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assistwith purchasing, payment, reimbursements, and budgeting needs of the Initiative.
  • Organize and maintain records of submitted invoices, payment and purchasing requests of the Initiative.
  • Provide regular budget updates on research projects.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to complete payments in a timely manner and notify the relevant parties.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Must demonstrate sufficient skills to perform the duties of the assigned tasks.


A preferred candidate should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or be a full-time student enrolled at a CUNY college.
  • Interest in STEM education.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Experience in budgeting; managing and sharing data in a team environment via Google Workplace, Dropbox, or similar platforms.
  • Exceptional organization skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivation to start new projects that are aligned with the Initiative’s vision.
  • Ability to work well with teams in multi-faceted projects.
  • Professional and welcoming attitude with eagerness to assist students, staff, and guests in the Initiative.


$20.00 per hour


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.



Open until filled.


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