Professional Assistant 0 – Continuing Education Department - Adult Literacy Education (Grant-Funded)

Announcement is hereby made for a 12-month Professional Assistant 0 position that is grant-funded. Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.


This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College. This position is funded by a New York State grant.  In a grant-funded position, the successful candidate will be employed for periods concurrent with the grant award; however such employment may be terminated at any time.  This is a grant-funded position with the possibility of yearly extensions that is currently funded through June 30, 2019.  Please see the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement for complete details with regard to grant-funded positions.


Job Description

The Professional Assistant 0 reports to the College Assistant Dean for Continuing Education.  The PA0 will be working in a team environment to provide assistance in the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of Adult Literacy Education (ALE) students.   Specifically, the successful candidate will have specialized knowledge of ALE grant programs and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), (formerly known as GED), and will:

  • Assist with recruitment, enrollment and retention of ALE students;
  • Schedule and staff Adult Literacy Education (ALE) TASC courses each semester;
  • Communicate with students needing to take TASC classes and help them to realize their goals through the scheduling of ALE TASC classes;
  • Track student progress in ALE TASC classes throughout the year;
  • Administer TABE tests on intake;
  • Provide on-site academic support and TABE tests for the ALE grant;
  • Coordinate and enter data into ASISTS;
  • Provide academic support through written, verbal and electronic communication with ALE students and faculty involved in New York State TASC testing;
  • Use the CTB McGraw-Hill TASC test registration system and MySCCC student portal to register ALE TASC students;
  • File applications with New York State Department of Education for testing modifications for special needs ALE students; and
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the College Assistant Dean.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Associate’s degree
  • Strong background with assisting students with barriers to education (TASC, etc.)
  • Proficiency with NYSED database-ASISTS and Microsoft Office
  • Minimum of five years of experience working with ALE/TASC or similar population
  • This position will require travel to various ALE education centers to meet with ALE students. The selected candidate must possess a valid NYS driver’s license with a clean driving record.


Step 1

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Step 2

Select position #18-87 and read the description.


Step 3

Click Apply Online to submit resume and cover letter.


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