CUNY Academic Program Specialist - Urban Male Leadership Program in Bronx, New York


Lehman College is the only senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY) located in the Bronx. A federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution, Lehman serves a diverse population of more than 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study.

The Urban Male Leadership Program (UMLP) under the Division of Student Affairs and the CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI) is seeking an Academic Program Specialist. The Academic Program Specialist will report directly to the Program Director. The Academic Program Specialist will be responsible for the daily operations and administrative functions of the Urban Male Leadership Program. The selected candidate will implement and assess program activities, which include student recruitment, academic programming, leadership programming, and structured mentoring programs. The Academic Program Specialist will also work closely with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and alumni to build partnerships across the campus to create an academic and community support for both entering and continuing students.

The Academic Program Specialist will be responsible for the following duties but not limited to:

  • Assist the Program Director in the daily operation of the UMLP Office.

  • Recruit students to the UMLP to increase enrollment and retention as well as improve grade point average.

  • Develop and monitor mentorship workshops for students within the program.

  • Develop and monitor the academic intervention and success workshops within the program.

  • Create assessments in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment to evaluate program achievement.

  • Assist the Director with the planning of the annual UMLP fundraiser and attend local community board and monthly advisory board meetings.

  • Monitor and submit program budget expense reports to the Budget Office.

  • Submit the CUNY BMI funding application to receive funding from the New York City Council.

  • Prepare and submit annual and program reports as needed to the Director.


  • Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required; Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Experience in higher education consisting of direct, ongoing interaction with student population.

  • Experience in collaborating with several departments and administrators of all levels.

  • High proficiency level in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint).

The ability to communicate in writing is an important job-related competency. All candidates will draft a writing sample as part of the interview process to demonstrate their ability to write memos and letters that are grammatically correct and express information clearly.


Participates in the daily coordination of academic and administrative activities of a College's specialized academic program under management direction.

  • Supports program development, student service delivery, outcome evaluation and instructor/student recruitment, enrollment, and retention.

  • Recommends, implements and evaluates strategies to expand program offerings

  • Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management

  • Develops and maintains relationships with various College offices to improve student and faculty services

  • Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures

  • Oversees office recordkeeping; manages updates of program web and print materials

  • May supervise office operations and/or department budget

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Program Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




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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January 31, 2019


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Job Title: Academic Program Specialist - Urban Male Leadership Program

Job ID: 19972

Location: Lehman College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular