CUNY - Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT) Research Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




16 Court St
United States


The Office of K-16 Initiatives at The City University of New York (CUNY) creates groundbreaking pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve success. Our goal is to help NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers, and life beyond.

Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT) is a college access program whose primary goal is to reduce traditional barriers to enrollment at CUNY. The program boasts an inventive curriculum for NYC public high school seniors who have not met traditional benchmarks for college readiness, yet are on-track to graduate. By delivering credit-bearing LINCT courses and providing intensive, cohort-based professional development and coaching to DOE teachers, LINCT strives to increase college readiness in this targeted population and reduce the need for remedial coursework in CUNY institutions. During the 2017-2018 school year, over 3,000 students in 80 high schools enrolled in one or more credit-bearing LINCT courses, and we will expand to 4,000 students in over 100 schools in fall 2018.  

The LINCT Program is seeking an Academic Program Coordinator to perform comprehensive research, analytical and administrative duties supporting its daily non-instructional operational and research needs and activities. Reporting to the LINCT Program Director, and working closely with the Program Manager, the Academic Program Coordinator will assist with developing new operational systems and policies for the LINCT team. Other duties include, but will not be limited to the following:

- Plan and conduct on-going implementation research aimed at identifying emerging successes and challenges to inform LINCT's work with teachers and students in real-time.

- Analyze basic program data and create reports to assist program administrators in creating outcomes assessment and utilization summaries for internal and external meetings and publications, and respond to routine and ad hoc data requests.

- Maintain LINCT's existing data and knowledge management systems and create new systems, as needed; train LINCT staff and partners on said systems.

- Create presentations and reports, plus maintain all records and statistical data on program activities.

- Assist the Office of Research, Evaluation and Program Support with their formative and summative evaluation and assessment efforts.

- Support the operations team with managing LINCT data and responding to routine requests

- Provide program and operational support including on-site support, logistics coordination and administrative tasks as needed

- Actively participate in the larger efforts of LINCT, including visiting high schools and principals, and coordinating special projects and ad hoc requests as needed.

- Actively participate in K-16 Initiatives as needed.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Level of Language Proficiency

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

-         Bachelor’s degree

-         2-5+ years of work or research experience, preferably in a data analyst or program support role

-         Experience developing and conducting research projects, focus groups and formal research methods training (quantitative and qualitative)

-         Experience creatively and patiently navigating bureaucratic systems

-         Experience using data management and/or project management software

-         Experience building and managing a database

-         Experience working collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and external constituents in a large decentralized public university system

-         Experience supporting complex logistical projects and programs in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

-         Strong skills in Google Docs

-         Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel; Experience in SAS or Stata preferred

-         Strong writing and public speaking skills

-         Detail-oriented and highly organized

-         Strong customer-service mindset

-         Ability to take direction and to work independently in ambiguous and demanding environments

-         Flexible spirit, can-do attitude, and ability to anticipate problems and recognize opportunities

-         Interest in developing knowledge of the NYCDOE and CUNY, urban education policy issues, and the field of college and career readiness

-         A fierce commitment to social justice

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

The position’s functional title is Research Coordinator however, Please submit your resume and cover letter as one PDF document to