Deputy Director Office of K-16 Initiatives City University of New York

Job Type

Full Time




16 Court St
United States


Deputy Director

Office of K-16 Initiatives

City University of New York

Position Description



The City University of New York’s Office of K-16 Initiatives seeks a Deputy Director to provide strategic oversight and leadership to a group of programs that share a common goal: helping NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers and life beyond.


The CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives was established in 2016 as the home for a dozen new and existing programs that create innovative pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve success. In 2017-18, our programs served more than 80,000 students from more than 500 schools throughout the city. While the programs address a diverse set of needs, they all aim to improve success rates and ease the transition from K-12 schools to college and careers.


CUNY's K-16 Initiatives support the city's commitment to equity by ensuring high quality transition programs help eliminate achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups. Our programs are nationally recognized for their commitment to long-term student success.


The Deputy Director’s responsibilities are as follows:

-       In collaboration with the University Dean, establish and support goals, strategies and processes for the long-term success of the Office of K-16 Initiatives

-       Lead, coach, support and develop the managers of the specified K-16 programs and other staff as assigned by the University Dean

-       Ensure programmatic excellence by monitoring and evaluating student achievement, staff performance, financial resource management, and enrollment/participation patterns across all programs

-       Contribute to efforts to find new sources of funding for current and future programs from the public sector and private philanthropy

-       Engage internal and external stakeholders, including CUNY campus and Central Office leaders, NYC DOE officials, community partners, and others to ensure that the programs within the Office of K-16 Initiatives have needed resources, polices and support

-       In collaboration with the University Dean, develop opportunities for professional growth and learning for all program staff within the Office of K-16 Initiatives

-       In collaboration with the University Dean, lead Office of K-16 Initiatives staff meetings and events

-       Write reports for internal and external audiences with regards to activities and accomplishments in CUNY’s Office of K-16 Initiatives

-       Other duties as assigned





Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required.


Preferred Qualifications:

-       A demonstrated knowledge and expertise of issues related to college readiness, transition and success, particularly for low-income and minority young people

-       Supervisory experience working with educational program administrators and instructors

-       Experience designing and facilitating professional and curriculum development activities

-       Knowledge, professional stature, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with university administrators and faculty, and leaders in the non-profit and private sectors

-       Ability to work independently and collaboratively in fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment, with the ability to carry out complex assignments and adapt to changing situations and priorities

-       Strong budget management ability

-       Excellent writing and interpersonal skills

-       Patience and a sense of humor





Salary: Commensurate with experience.


Benefits: Competitive health and retirement benefits.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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