CUNY’s Office of K-16 Initiatives is an engine of innovation, supporting diverse programs and initiatives to boost student achievement, close equity gaps, and drive economic mobility, serving 100,000 students from more than 600 schools and 85 community-based organizations throughout the city annually.
We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate, and do their best work. Our programs have real impact, working in tandem with a range of initiatives and policies to support a rise in citywide high school graduation, college readiness, and postsecondary enrollment rates.
The Associate Director, Community Partnerships will provide strategic oversight and leadership to the Network for College Success. You’ll work closely with CUNY leaders to coordinate student supports and cultivate relationships across campuses and community-based organizations, facilitating knowledge sharing, a professional learning community, and an exchange of timely, undergraduate student-level data. You'll collaborate with diverse stakeholders across the university and city to build on the partnerships that support students and have a significant impact on student success and persistence.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic Planning and Leadership
· Oversee and manage a professional learning community for CUNY campus and partner organization staff to effectively engage, cultivate, and provide opportunities for knowledge-sharing
· Envision, create and execute timely events for 100+ attendees (virtually and in-person)
· Collaborate, advocate and disseminate university policy information to stakeholders
· Coordinate and oversee the data strategy for college access and success in student-level data sharing between community-based organizations, CUNY campuses, and CUNY Central Office
· Oversee program budget and write grant proposals and reports
· Oversee the collection and dissemination of student data
· Execute and scale new data projects with CUNY Registrar and CUNY Research Evaluation and Program Support (REPs); creating protocols and mechanisms to share data on student progress and performance with partners on an ongoing basis
· Ensure broad dissemination and creation of easily digestible resources for partners
· Lead and support program staff in developing and executing all aspects of programming, protocols, and practices; ensuring an eye towards incorporating anti-racism into all program areas
· Oversee and maintain strong relationships with 90+ community-based, school, and partner organizations across New York City
· Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at CUNY campuses, opportunity and support programs, and other identified campus departments and offices
· Collaborate closely with other K-16 programs, CUNY Admissions, and CUNY Research Evaluation and Program Support (REPs) to coordinate program events for the Network
· Demonstrated past success in program management, non-profit, higher education, or philanthropic organizations
· Proven strategic thinking, project planning, and management skills that combine thinking about big ideas with attention to detail
· Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
· Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of issues related to college access, transition, and success, particularly for young people from groups underrepresented in higher education
· Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
· Experience working collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse community of staff, partners, and external constituents
· Strong written and verbal communication skills and a high level of creative problem solving
· Proficiency in Google and Microsoft suite & otherwise digitally literate and proficient
· Team player with a cooperative approach to colleagues
· Agility and endurance in managing within a large and complex organization
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:
This position is located in a professional office environment and is currently hybrid, working 70% in person (7 days) in office and 30% remote (3 days) during every two-week payroll cycle. Laptop may be provided if needed to support working remotely.
As of May 27, 2022, all candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law and criteria. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as two weeks after a final dose in primary series of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine (example: two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson). Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Newly hired employees will be sent an email with instructions on how to upload their vaccine information on the Research Foundation portal.
CUNY’s Office of K-16 Initiatives is an engine of innovation, supporting diverse programs and initiatives to boost student achievement, close equity gaps, and drive economic mobility, serving 100,000 students from more than 600 schools and…
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We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people of all race, color, religion, gender, gender identities or expressions, sexual…