LINCT College Assistant – Data Entry & Program Support Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




16 Court Street
New York
United States


LINCT College Assistant – Data Entry & Program Support Specialist

About CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives 

The City University of New York’s Office K-16 Initiatives supports the partnership between CUNY and the New York City Department of Education—the two largest education systems of their kind in the country. CUNY K-16 Initiatives creates innovative pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve success by engaging strategic partners in confronting systemic educational inequities. We are home to a group of innovative programs that share a common goal: helping NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers and life beyond. We support the city's commitment to equity by developing high quality transition programs that help eliminate achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups. Our programs are nationally recognized for their commitment to long-term student success. Collaboration is fundamental to our work. Only in partnership with the NYC Department of Education are we able to offer programs that support students through the transition to college. Leadership and faculty on CUNY campuses are also integral to the process of planning and implementing programs that strategically support students in attaining their long-term goals. 


About Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT) 

Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT) is a college access program whose primary goal is to reduce traditional barriers to enrollment at CUNY by ensuring that students who graduate from NYC public high schools enter college academically eligible to take and succeed in credit-bearing courses. Previously known as At Home at College, the program is supported by New York City’s Office of the Mayor. This school year, roughly 3000 students in 80 high schools are enrolled in one or more credit-bearing LINCT courses, and we plan to expand to 100+ schools in the fall. LINCT’s year-long ELA and Math courses are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and are offered in students’ high school as part of students’ regular school day and course sequence. The curricula, developed and supported by CUNY’s LINCT instructional team, engage students in high-interest content. In ELA, students develop academic literacy skills through topics in introductory psychology and sociology, while in Math, they focuses on non-routine problem-solving, proportional reasoning, and core topics in Algebra and Statistics. The courses are intended to prepare students for college placement exams and a range of college and career readiness and life skills. As part of our unique model, the LINCT team at CUNY provides intensive cohort-based professional development to DOE teachers throughout the school year. 


LINCT College Assistant – Data Entry & Program Support Specialist Position Overview

The LINCT team seeks a highly motivated College Assistant to join a team supporting a range of projects. We need approximately 19 hours per week commitment at $20/hr, starting in March 2018. Days flexible, between 9-5. 


Under the direction of the LINCT Director and the LINCT Program and Operations Manager, the LINCT Data Entry & Program Support Specialist will be responsible for supporting the program’s data needs and program functioning. This position will take on a variety of responsibilities including: 

  •  Provide data support for LINCT:
  •  Manage program databases
  • Perform data entry and analysis, primarily in excel, and code both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Act as tech support for schools using LINCT’s shared data systems
  • Create data reports for program staff

  • Program Support
  • Communicate with stakeholders through email, texting, and calling campaigns
  • Assist at program events
  • Take meeting notes
  • Provide general clerical support
  • Maintain program website
  • Travel to sites around NYC on occasion
  •  Perform other tasks as necessary


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Experience with MS Office, particularly Excel and Word
  • Experience with Google Applications, such as Google Forms and Google Drive
  • Experience with web design
  • Previous statistical training and desire to improve statistical skills in a professional environment
  • Strong interest in team work and a can-do attitude!
  • Interest in education policy issues, particularly college and career readiness
  • Preference to current CUNY college students

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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