CUNY Opportunity: University Dean of Special Programs

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation’s leading urban public university. The Office of Special Programs is responsible for the stewardship of key CUNY-wide programs that increase, encourage and support the inclusion and educational success of underrepresented groups in higher education.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the University Dean of Special Programs is responsible for the administrative oversight of the:

    • Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK), and College Discovery (CD);
    • Youth Matter, CUNY’s Foster Youth College Success Initiative;
    • Single Stop College Initiative ;
    • CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI);
    • CUNY TRiO Programs:
      • Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs;
      • Veteran Upward Bound;
      • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement; and
      • Student Support Services.

The candidate demonstrates significant familiarity and accomplishment with strategic planning, including plan implementation and evaluation of programs that effectively promote student retention and success.

This position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience.

The successful candidate must possess knowledge, experience and skills in:

  • Ten (10) years of progressive management and supervisory experience in a large, diverse, college/university environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience are desirable.
  • Methodologies of evaluation, assessment, survey research, statistics, and data analysis.
  • Expertise with assessment tools and techniques, survey research methods, statistical and database management software packages; and the dynamics of strategic planning and accreditation is required.
  • Proven understanding of innovative techniques of data management and analysis across a complex organization and success bringing innovative pilot projects to scale are crucial.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills and the ability to work with complex computer information systems are essential.
  • Fiscal management and staff training and development.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.

For full consideration, submit a cover letter and résumé online via CUNY’s web-based job system addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

Apply for this position (and read more details). A review of resumes will begin on July 16, 2018.


NJ-OSHE is hiring for a software development specialist

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education is seeking applicants for this position.  The position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is identified.  Please review all of the criteria below and share! Instructions for how to apply are at the end of this post.

Title: Software Development Specialist 1
Range: P 21
Reference #: OSHE-2017-001
Position #: 051909
No. of Vacancies: 1 (one)
Salary: $51,529.95 – $72,953.46
Location: Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, 1 John Fitch Plaza, Trenton, NJ


The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education is seeking a software development specialist/data analyst to support our Research department. We are looking for a passionate, certified individual. The successful candidate will turn data into information, information into insight and insight into decisions.

The software development specialist/data analyst will be a part of a core team to move our current data system to a new platform. The software development specialist/data analyst should be adept with SQL and open to using other applications for statistical analysis. The responsibilities encompass conducting full lifecycle analysis, which include data requirement activities and application design. The software development specialist/data analyst will develop analysis and reporting capabilities. They will also monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements. Assists in the training of system users. This position requires someone with the following capabilities:

  • Proven working experience as a software development specialist/data analyst or business data analyst
  • Knowledge of computer programming design considerations and differences between various programming languages to determine which is best suited for various business needs
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects etc.), databases (SQL etc.)
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, R, SPSS, SAS etc.)
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at query development, report writing and presentation of findings
  • Ability to learn new software applications for reporting and analysis


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics.

Experience: One (1) year of programming, systems programming or computer analysis experience. Familiarity with higher education data is a plus.


  • Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year-for-year basis.
  • A Master’s degree in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

RESIDENCY: In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new employees are required to obtain New Jersey Residency within one (1) year of employment.

Interested applicants that meet the requirements listed above should send a cover letter and resume to:

or send your mateirals to the

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
Attn: Donna Fletcher-Lugo, Director, Executive Services
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Associate Director of EOF Position

Montclair State is New Jersey’s second largest university. There is an opportunity to join their university as an Associate Director of their Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF). This position will implement an intentional enrollment management framework that moves scholars from prospects to active alumni. Responsibilities include assisting in the development of strategic goals, program planning, budgeting, policy formation, outcomes assessment, and annual reporting/compliance with the State/University. Please visit for more details about this position and how to apply.