The Doctoral and Graduate Students’ Council (DSC) seeks candidates for the open position of Coordinator for Advocacy and Education at the CUNY Adjunct Project. The Adjunct Project advocates on behalf of and disseminates information to and concerning the Graduate Center student who serve as adjuncts and those with equivalent teaching responsibilities, with attention given to the CUNY-wide adjunct situation and the state of academic labor as a whole.
The new coordinator will serve from September 2018 to June 30, 2019, with the possibility of reappointment, and be paid an annual stipend of approximately $4,700 to be paid in monthly stipends throughout the year. Applicants must be matriculated Graduate Center students with experience as CUNY adjuncts or adjunct-equivalent roles.
The successful applicant will work together with the other coordinators of the Adjunct Project who are collectively responsible for:
- encouraging graduate student adjuncts to engage and organize with Adjunct Project;
- updating website content and producing other publicity regarding issues and events relevant to their domain;
- stimulating awareness, discussion, and collective action around adjunct issues among the broader Graduate Center community as well as across the CUNY campuses more broadly;
- ensuring that all activities of the Adjunct Project are consistent with the DSC Constitution and Bylaws; and
- hiring consultants, contingent on need and funding.
The open position of Coordinator for Advocacy and Education shall be responsible for:
- serving as primary liaison to graduate student adjuncts;
- raising awareness of adjunct rights and benefits; and
- addressing immediate structural or systemic issues affecting graduate student adjuncts.
Candidates must forward CVs and cover letters to Alison Parks, DSC Co-Chair for Student Affairs at (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 24, 2018.