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.


Cooper Medical School Diversity Event

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is hosting a diversity event for students interested in a health career on Wednesday, June 20, from 5-7 pm at 401 South Broadway, Camden, NJ 08103.

The discussion, lead by Consuelo Cagande, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP & Christopher Milburn, MD,  will focus on Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Additionally, there will be health professional schools onsite to discuss their programs for graduate health programs. Confirmed so far: Drexel, Temple Medical School and USciences.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration is online.

EOF Student to Speak at Commencement

Keivon Hemming
Keivon Hemming is the Ramapo College of New Jersey 2018 Student Commencement Speaker.

Keivon Hemmings is a Music major, double concentrating in Music Production and Music Industry at the Ramapo College of New Jersey. He entered Ramapo College of New Jersey through the Educational Opportunity Fund Program in 2014.

Keivon is very involved on campus. He is a third year Resident Assistant, the Student Coordinator of the Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassadors, a Senior Student Aide within the Admissions Office, and a pioneer of the Ramapo College Concert Band. He is also an intern at RCA Records under Sony Music Entertainment in NYC.

As an involved student on campus, he can be seen all of the time doing something productive and getting involved. Throughout the years, he has done different things that encapsulates what he represents such as give tours around campus, inform interested candidates about the RA position, and even perform his own music on campus, consequently earning the nickname around campus, “Mr. Ramapo.” Under the stage name Blind Eyez, Keivon has made a name for himself on campus by creating and performing his own music, including opening up for the Spring Concert in his sophomore year in front of over 1,000 people when Kid Ink was the headliner. Approaching the future, Keivon hopes to score a career somewhere in the music industry at Sony or other comparable companies while continuing to work on his own music.

Keivon is the Ramapo College of New Jersey 2018 Student Commencement Speaker.