CUNY Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies - Psychology in New York, New York

POSITION DETAILS

The City College of New York provides high-quality higher education to culturally, socially, economically and academically diverse students from underserved populations. The Department of Psychology, one of the largest departments at the College with over 1,000 undergraduate majors, requires an Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies who, under the supervision of the department chairperson, will manage all operations and aspects of the new psychology undergraduate studies assistance program being created in the department.

Duties will include staff supervision, scheduling of undergraduate courses, management of tutoring and supplemental instruction services, management of fieldwork and internship placements, creation of outcomes assessment including a database allowing for the collection and analysis of data on student outcomes, records management, and report preparation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the development of a strategic plan in collaboration with the Chair, and develop outcome assessment plans including the creation of a database on student performance, allowing the Associate Director to analyze and report on the data collected to the Chair and departmental faculty, in order to design new programs and improve existing ones.

  • Direct the new Applied Psychology track training of students allowing them to obtain internships and jobs as well as work in nonprofit organizations.

  • Chair the curriculum committee of the department with regard to undergraduate curriculum and make recommendations to improve department policies and procedures.

  • Manage the creation of course schedules and courses for the undergraduate program and assist with instructional hiring within the constraints of program needs.

  • Develop proposals for outside funding related to improving retention and graduation rates.

  • Coordinate with department advisers and the executive committee regarding policies, practices, and issues related to the needs of undergraduates in psychology to monitor the department program development plan. Work with the chair and members of the department to create and put into practice initiatives to meet these needs.

  • Train, supervise, and manage employees and students performing work under the jurisdiction of the undergraduate program.

  • Liaise with staff, administrators, advisers and counselors throughout the Colin Powell School and City College to resolve program problems and to ensure that departmental practices work seamlessly together with other programs and units.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree and six years' relevant experience required.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to improving student outcomes, strong administrative skills to effectively manage the day-to-day operations of the undergraduate program, be able to work well with faculty, staff, and students, meet deadlines, and work independently. The candidate should have experience with diverse populations, strong organizational skills, strong communication skills, and knowledge of database programs.

The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in Psychology, Education, or related fields and experience in advising students. Applicants must also possess experience supervising staff, advisers, and tutors. In addition, the successful candidate will have excellent leadership, management, and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent skills in oral and written communication and in the utilization of technology. The candidate must also possess and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, and staff. Experience with classroom teaching and the development of course curricula is a strong plus.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Manages curriculum development and operations of a College's specialized academic program under the direction of a senior administrator.

  • Implements and monitors a comprehensive academic program development plan; makes recommendations to improve department policies and procedures

  • Assists Director with outcome assessment and strategic planning to further develop program offerings

  • Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management

  • Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures

  • May manage professional and/or clerical staff

  • May act on behalf of Director in his/her absence

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Program Manager

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Associate

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

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CLOSING DATE

February 26, 2017

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: City College of New York

Job Title: Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies - Psychology

Job ID: 16163

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular