Job Title: Project Assistant
PVN ID: HC-2206-004905
Category: Research
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Job Description

General Description

The Vision Programs at Hunter College are seeking a highly qualified candidate to assist in our vision rehabilitation programs and planning for its future. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is considering doctoral level work and may include some opportunities to teach courses. This position would be hybrid with a majority of remote work, but will also need to do in-person work in New York City at and around Hunter's main campus.

Learn more about our programs here:

Other Duties

- Assist program director with administrative work related to recruiting students and running the Vision Rehabilitiation Threapy (VRT) course sequence  

- Work as a team to develop strategies to increase applications and retain students in the VRT programs.

- Assist with implementing the VRT graduate programs (VRT only and Combined VRT/ O&M) that include on-line synchronous and asynchronous instructional strategies to prepare students to support clients with visual impairments to live fulfilling, independent lives.

- Form relationships with vision agencies to support students from initial fieldwork through internships both in New York City and nationally.

- Assist in running in-person summer labs that provide hands-on experience and form students identities as future VRTs.

- Implement ongoing curriculum changes that align with strategic vision

- Support research efforts


  • 2 years work experience as certified VRT or related vision rehabilitation field
  • Completed Master’s degree
  • Hold current ACVREP certification as a VRT, or in progress

Key Features

Special Education
Part Time
Pay Range
Hour(s) a week
Closing Date
Aug 22, 2022 (Or Until Filled)