Work for Us

Working for the Center for Academic Success can be a rewarding experience that allows you to gain skills and build your resume while earning a paycheck. Students who qualify for Federal Work Study and Campus Employment are both eligible to apply

  • Graduate Assistant

    Graduate Assistant(s) for CAS Administration, under the supervision of the Director, will assist in duties related to the administrative operations of the Center for Academic Success. 

    We are NO longer accepting GA applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Co-coordinate tutor, SI, & PAC hiring protocol including but not limited to marketing open positions, collecting and processing applications, scheduling and facilitating interviews, and processing accepted candidates
    • Facilitate receptionist duties at the front desk at both CAS locations in Thomas and Leo Hall 
    • Update and maintain CAS Google Groups and Drive documents including Staff Lists, Budget/Payroll Sheet, Turn-away Log,  etc.
    • Supervise and support undergraduate CAS Office Assistant staff 
    • Manage office staff and tutor shift cancellations and swaps
    • Manage the Success@manhattan.edu and WritingCenter@manhattan.edu email account 
    • Regularly monitor, maintain and update information in Jasper Connect with particular attention to student course associations, appointment infractions, scheduling and survey distribution 
    • Contribute to CAS social media communities including Facebook and Twitter
    • Assist with the planning and execution of the bi-annual CAS Staff Training including but not limited to creating agendas, scheduling rooms, tracking participant attendance, creating training content and presenting
    • Support the Director as necessary 

    Desired Qualifications

    • Prior experience with the Center for Academic Success is preferred 
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Strong ability to use standard computer software 
    • Ability to multitask
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation and public speaking skills 
    • Personable and able to work with diverse groups of people
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities with students and peers
    • Able to work a total of up to 20 hours per week during normal CAS operating hours (M-TH: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and F: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) Hours may vary when classes are not in session.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
    • Enrolled in a graduate degree program at Manhattan College

    Compensation

    • Up to 9 credits of tuition per semester (Summer or Winter Intersession courses NOT included)

    Graduate Assistant Application

  • Peer Tutor
    We are NO longer accepting tutor applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

    Tutor Job Responsibilities

    • Meet with students online and in-person individually or in small groups to provide learning/ assistance 
    • Maintain an up-to-date schedule of working hours
    • Maintain records of tutoring traffic 
    • Attend tutor training at the beginning of each semester, and additional workshops as deemed necessary by the CAS staff

    Eligibility Requirements

    Students who would like to become a peer tutor must meet the following requirements:

    • Successfully complete the targeted course(s) with a minimum of an A- grade
    • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0 
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    Compensation

    Tutors start at $15.50/hr and can make up to $17.75/hr. 

    Peer tutor application fall 2021

  • Writing Consultant/Fellow
    We are NO longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

     

    Writing Consultants 

    The purpose of the writing center in the Center for Academic Success is to assist students in academic achievement by supporting students through the writing process. Writing Center services are an extension of what is taking place in the classroom and provides students with additional opportunities to take control of their own learning through consultation and collaborative learning. Writing Consultants support students in developing and strengthening their analytical and critical thinking skills. Model and support students during every stage of the writing process, including: thoughtfully and constructively responding to ideas and written work, posing questions that help students clarify and articulate their ideas, explaining the process of writing to students and providing suggestions.

    Qualifications

    • Overall GPA 3.0
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Dependable, professional, strong writing skills, clear/effective communication, strong listening skills, friendly, collaborative, strong interpersonal skills, able to give clear and constructive feedback.

    Compensation

    Writing Consultants start at $15.50/hr. 

    Writing consultant application fall 2021


    Writing/History Fellows 

    The Fellows Program is an academic support initiative that emphasizes the importance of revision and feedback to the writing process, encourages collaborative learning and aims to produce strong college-level writers. The Fellow’s role is to support students in developing and strengthening their analytical and critical thinking skills. Fellows will support students in developing argumentation, perspective-taking, and research skills. The Writing Fellow’s role is to reinforce effective writing practices, act as a model student and support students enrolled in ENG 110/HIST 100-200.


    VISION: The purpose of the fellows program is to:
    - Reinforce effective writing practices, including: strong skills in argument, analysis, organization, style and clarity.
    - Provide clarification and alleviate confusion around professors’ expectations for college level writing
    - Model and support students during every stage of the writing process, including: thoughtfully and constructively responding to ideas and written work, posing questions that help students clarify and articulate their ideas, explaining the process of writing to students and providing suggestions.
    - Prepare students for future writing requirements in their academics and career.

    Qualifications

    • Overall GPA 3.2   
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Dependable, professional, strong writing skills, clear/effective communication, strong listening skills, friendly, collaborative, strong interpersonal skills, able to give clear and constructive feedback.
    Compensation

    Fellows start at $16.25/hr. 

    fellows application Fall 2021

  • Office Assistant

    We are NO longer accepting OA applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

    The Office Assistant’s role is to assist Center for Academic Success administration in carrying out its daily operations and ensuring that the Center’s multiple locations are properly managed and running smoothly. 

    Job Responsibilities 

    • Attend staff-wide training at the beginning of each semester, and additional workshops throughout the year as deemed necessary by the CAS staff 
    • Monitor and supervise designated tutoring spaces with frequent drop-ins in adjoining spaces 
    • Monitor other relevant spaces and report to CAS Administration when necessary 
    • Direct visitors and traffic at the front desk to appropriate offices 
    • Find coverage for shifts in a timely fashion 
    • Assist with the clerical duties, such as: answering phones, filing, copying, organizing time sheets, ID cards, etc. 
    • Maintain an up-to-date schedule of working hours 

    Qualifications 

    • Ability to think quickly, multitask, and take direction 
    • Overall GPA of 2.7 (exceptions will be made on a case by case basis) 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Compensation 

    Office Assistants earn $15/hr.

    office assistant application fall 2021

  • Student Success Mentor

    We are NO longer accepting SSM applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

    A student success mentor is a peer mentor who will work one-on-one with MC students in order to identify barriers to academic success and offer solutions to overcome them. Mentors are expected to build trust with their students, communicate clearly, and nurture a sense of campus community

    Job Responsibilities

    • teach study techniques and strategies
    • help students effectively manage their time
    • assist with test preparation
    • work with students to set appropriate goals and accomplish these goals
    • connect students with other academic support services (tutoring, SI, etc.)
    • have the opportunity to design and administer relevant workshops
    • properly track student progress and maintain records of sessions

    Eligibility Requirements

    Students who would like to become a student success coach must meet the following requirements:

    • be a Manhattan College student who has completed at least 2 semesters
    • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (if a student with a GPA lower than 3.0 applies, his or her application will be considered but scrutinized closely)
    • be in good academic and judicial standing at the College
    • make at least a one-semester commitment (this is to ensure no coach leaves mid-semester)
    • attend Academic Coaching Training (dates TBD)
    • demonstrate reliability and strong work ethic
    • demonstrate patience and a desire to help others succeed
    • demonstrate responsibility and appropriate etiquette
    • demonstrate interpersonal communication skills

    Compensation

    Student Success Mentors start at $15.50/hr and can make up to $17.75/hr.

    Student success mentor application fall 2021

  • Social Media Manager

    We are NO longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

    The social media manager position (1 position) is also a peer facilitated role that supports the CAS in its engagement with the community. The social media manager will help run the social media accounts for the CAS with dutiies including but not limited to content creation, community engagement and outreach, and page design and development. 

    Eligibility Requirements

    Interested candidates should meet the following minimum criteria:
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Completed at least (2) regular semesters by Fall 2021
    • Knowledge of popular social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok
    • Existing social media presence is required
    • Prior experience managing medial platforms is a plus


    Preferred qualifications:
    • Excellent written communication skills
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills

    Compensation

    Social Media Manager position earns $15.00/hr 

    Social media manager application fall 2021

  • Supplemental Instruction Leader

    We are NO longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 

    The supplemental instruction program provides additional academic assistance for traditionally difficult or foundational courses. Students who received an A or A- in a designated course may be eligible to apply for the Supplemental Instruction/Writing Fellowship Program. 

    Job Responsibilities

    The SI is a mode student who is committed to learning, community, and academic excellence. Fellows are responsible for the following:

    • Attend training workshops at the start of each semester and over the course of the semester
    • Attend bi-monthly fellow supervisory meetings
    • Attend the targeted course
    • Conduct study groups each week in a predetermined location
    • Support professor and classroom instruction
    • Integrate course content and appropriate study skills
    • Recruit students for study groups
    • Monitor student attendance, collect data, and keep an up-to-date schedule of all study sessions
    • Provide regular updates to professor of targeted course
    • Commit to 6-10 hours per week

    Eligibility Requirements

    Students who would like to become a supplemental instruction fellow must meet the following requirements:

    • Overall minimum GPA of 3.2
    • Received an A or A- in the targeted course
    • Letter of recommendation from a professor of the targeted course
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills

     

    Compensation

    SIs start at $16.25/hr and can make up to $17.75/hr.

    SI Leader application fall 2021