Job Title: Part Time HSE Instructor- Literacy/Social Studies
PVN ID: KB-1509-000744
Category: Instruction and Social Service

Job Description

General Description

The CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) is a comprehensive program designed to promote responsible parenting and foster economic stability for unemployed and underemployed young fathers through education, employment, and personal development. Increased familial engagement, attaining a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma and finding gainful employment are all essential goals of the CFA. The program’s central focus is to help young fathers prepare for and enroll into college or training programs, with the understanding that earning a college degree is the most effective path toward providing long-term economic sustainability for themselves and their families. The program is targeted to serve Black and Latino fathers, ages 18–24, from throughout New York City. Under the NYC Mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative, the CUNY Fatherhood Academy is expanding to a new site at Kingsborough Community College.

Under the supervision of the Director of CFA, the Part Time HSE Instructor will provide participants academic instruction on literacy/social studies and work collaboratively with program staff to identify and address specific academic and personal needs of each student.

General Duties

• Provide specialized academic instruction to target population while assessing student performance to determine readiness for TASC exam;

• Demonstrated knowledge of Common Core and TASC; extensive understanding of core subject areas on TASC;

• Ability to respond effectively to feedback and adjust teaching strategies and materials in order to motivate students and respond to student needs;

• Offer comprehensive general advising and guidance to students on TASC subjects as needed;

• Ability to integrate new theories, concepts, practices, innovations, or techniques relevant to the TASC exam into standard instructional materials;

• Assist with monitoring, tracking and tallying student data for reports and program analysis;

• Assist with identifying and coordinating supplemental instruction support services for participants;

• Assist in the development of supplemental learning materials and activities to meet varying academic needs of students;

• Strong presentation, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to successfully work with and present to diverse learners and audiences;

• Experience working with linguistically, culturally and academically diverse students;

• Facilitation experience in adult or developmental education using a holistic and strengths-based approach to student development preferred

Other Duties

• Ability to work effectively with staff, students, and internal and external constituents;

• Ability to communicate effectively with and convey simple to complex concepts, processes, and practices to peers, supervisors, and students; ability to listen and respond to the concerns/ideas of others; and

• Ability to write clearly and produce/edit accurate, well-organized, and understandable lessons


Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree and five years related experience


• Experience counseling and working with students with development math/reading needs
• Knowledge of existing academic standards and familiarity with Common Core Learning Standards, TASC preparation, and college placement exams
• H/she must be able to demonstrate good organization skills, positive interpersonal skills, and excellent communication skills
• Strong facilitation, training, and professional development skills
• The ideal candidate must demonstrate expertise in the development of learning skills and learning strategies, presentation and group facilitation experience. The candidate must also have experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating workshops, strong writing and oral communication skills
• Evening hours may be required

The ideal candidate will also have experience working with the target population and experience working in a college or university setting.

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/Americans With Disabilities Act, E-Verify Employer.

All applications must be submitted through the Research Foundation website.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Center for Economic and Workforce Develo
Part Time
Pay Range
Hour(s) a week
Closing Date
Jan 27, 2016 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit