Program Assistant for the Peace Corps Fellows Program

| September 3, 2014

The Peace Corps Fellows Program at Teachers College, an alternative teacher certification program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, is looking to hire a new program assistant.  This work-study positioncollaborates with program staff, Fellows who are teaching in high-need public schools across NYC, and school partners. The ideal candidate would be willing to commit for more than one year. Work hours will be scheduled between 9-6 pm weekdays, and requires a minimum commitment of 12-15 hours per week, but the position offers flexibility of scheduling.


  • Serve as a liaison between New York City Public Schools, principals, community service providers, and Peace Corps Fellows;
  • Conduct outreach to maintain and strengthen network of program alumni;
  • Respond to prospective applicant inquiries, communicate with applicants, schedule applicant school-visits and interviews; organize incoming application materials;
  • Assist with writing and layout of PCFP newsletter;
  • Assist with clerical support, including fax, phone, email correspondence, mailings, filing, reception work, and other general office duties;
  • Assist with collection and tracking of paperwork for Mentoring program;
  • Manage data with Filemaker and Excel; design, input, and maintain data spreadsheets;
  • Organize logistics of Monthly seminars and Summer Intensive Training activities, including: room reservations; equipment set-up; and food orders;
  • Assist with coordination of event-related activities as needed, such as Summer BBQ.


  • Must have been awarded federal work-study as part of the 2014-2015 financial aid package;
  • Must be available to work during a part of the 2014 summer (July or August);
  • Excellent organizational skills (ability to multitask and problem-solve in a busy office environment); detail-oriented, and timely;
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and comfort with Macintosh operating system, and Microsoft Office software, especially MS Word and Excel;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent people skills (ability to work well with faculty, staff and students);
  • Knowledge of design and video-editing software a plus
  • Knowledge of NYC school system a plus;
  • Peace Corps, international and/or classroom experience a plus.

Link to apply:
(look under “Student Positions”)
Contact Information:

Name: Nicolas Stahelin, Director
Email Address:

Feel free to call if you have any questions: Phone: 212-678-6622