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GC Immediate Job Opening: Administrative Assistant


The Stanton/Heiskell Center studies the impact of technology on teaching and learning and its role within school reform. The Center develops and disseminates research-based curricular and Professional Development (PD) resources that leverage the potential of multimedia technologies to support teachers as they empower disadvantaged students in the classroom. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for education reform and equality, adapting to the way knowledge is developed and utilized in the increasingly digitized world.

The Center is looking for a graduate student to work as an administrative assistant to support Project Stretch, its current technology-based, multi-grant-supported program. Candidates should have an interest in technology and education. It would be helpful if the candidate had some understanding of the NYC Department of Education, the Research Foundation of the City University of New York, and/or the Graduate Center.


Job Duties include

  • Assisting the Executive Director, Assistant Director, and research staff in the development of the Center’s projects, research of funding opportunities, and report writing
  • Assisting the Executive Director in day-to-day office operations including correspondence, scheduling, and filing
  • Assisting in the oversight of the Center’s operating budget, including submission of paperwork to the Research Foundation of CUNY (personnel, payroll, accounts payable, etc.)



  • Strong computer skills
  • A bachelor’s degree, prior administrative experience, and organizational and communication skills
  • Ability and initiative to follow up on tasks and special projects independently
  • Interest in technology and education


 Flexible hours per week (part-time or full-time) through June

Minimum 15 hours per week required, with option to work up to 35 hours per week

Questions & submission of cover letters and resumes – reply to: Jennifer Stoops,

  • Subject line: “SHAA position”
  • Send resumes and letters as attachments
  •  Address cover letters to Helen Birenbaum, Executive Director of the Stanton/Heiskell Center