Fellowship Opportunity for 2023-24 at the CUNY Central Office with the University Dean for Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services Fellow – Position Description (Graduate Assistant Fellowship)


Project Assistant, Health & Human Services


CUNY’s University Dean for Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for a portfolio of undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs in Health and Human Service areas across 25 colleges and graduate schools. The role of this office is to engage Deans and Chairs from CUNY’s Health and Human Services schools and departments to design and implement an integrated University-wide strategy for preparing students and facilitating the academic progression and career advancement of incumbent workers in health, mental health, and human service fields.


The responsibilities of the HHS Fellow position will include supporting the engagement of key internal and stakeholders that promote CUNY’s goals related to health and human services. The Project Assistant will assist the Dean with overseeing targeted projects and programs within the Office, such as 1) the university-wide Interprofessional Education Research Initiative; 2) the Healthcare Career Credentials (HC2) Initiative; 3) the new Nursing Education Fellowship Program; and 4) university-wide HHS simulation initiatives; and 5) other health professions related programs and initiatives. The Project Assistant will also assist with program planning and design; faculty and stakeholder engagement; project management and reporting; and program-related evaluation, reporting, research, and scholarship.


Additional duties include:

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, as requested
  • Maintain and update the inventory of HHS program offerings
  • Generate materials for grant submission or report preparation
  • Maintain and regularly update the HHS website pages
  • Collect information for, and assist in preparing content for web sites and other communications
  • Serve as a key resource on planning and administering HHS activities



  • Strong organizational skills
  • Superb interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • An ability to work independently on assigned tasks
  • A sensitivity to deadlines and timeliness of communications
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis
  • Experience in writing proposals and reports
  • Experience with statistical analyses preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with WordPress or other content management systems preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with analytic and reporting tools preferred



The position will be funded at the level of a Graduate Center fellowship, with a payment of $27,374 for the academic year, with pro-rated funding available for spring and summer 2023.  Additional funding for work during the summer break and the upcoming academic year may also be available. The position is renewable, pending available funds.


If interested in this position, please send a CV and short (one paragraph) statement of interest to Dean Patricia Simino Boyce at patricia.boyce@cuny.edu .

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