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CUNY Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs in Bronx, New York

Job Title: Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Job ID: 22341

Location: Lehman College

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Division of Student Affairs assists students with social, personal, and emotional development with the goal of encouraging intellectual and ethical growth through programs, initiatives, clubs, leadership activities, and various community events. The Division is comprised of five subgroups: 1) Student Transitions and Retention 2) Student Health, Wellness, and Inclusion 3) Leadership and Engagement 4) Career Exploration and Professional Development 5) Varsity Athletics, Intramurals, and the APEX. The division reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Student Success.

The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs is a senior manager in the Student Affairs Division and reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs at Lehman College.


As a member of the Student Affairs senior leadership team, the AVP/DOS will assist the Vice President for Student Affairs with the following:

• Drive the division’s achievement of its vision, mission, and goals.

• Maximize financial and human resources in support of goal attainment.

• Develop partnerships internal and external to the division to create vibrant, student-centered, learning- focused, and high impact co-curricular experiences.

• Actively engage, listen to, and advocate for student voices and concerns on emerging situations that affect students.

• Oversee the response to student emergencies, including situations involving a student in crisis or death. Respond to situations with care and concern and make wise decisions in ambiguous situations; collaborate with colleagues, campus constituents, and community resources to provide support to affected individuals, groups, or families.

• Utilize best practices, trends, and technologies in student affairs administration to establish/adjust policies, processes, and protocols to best serve students.

• Recommend and implement policies to assist the Vice President for Student Affairs in developing and implementing strategic initiatives to enhance student services across the college.

• Oversee the investigation and adjudication of violations of the university's Student Code of Conduct, and other university policies and processes.

• Coordinate the preparation of grant proposals to enhance student support services.

• Coordinate the revision and production of divisional publications such as the Student Handbook.

• Lead and /or serve on division, college, and University committees.

• Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The AVP/DOS will also provide leadership and supervision to a Student Affairs subgroup(s) ensuring that the subgroup’s goals and learning outcomes and staff align with unit/department and division goals, and that unit/department goals are achieved.

In addition, the AVP/DOS will foster a welcoming and inclusive campus climate for all students during their initial transition to college and throughout their Lehman College experience. The candidate will relate positively to students from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; anticipate and respond effectively to students’ needs, including matters involving students’ rights and responsibilities; and work with institutional leadership to ensure that policies and procedures align to support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In the absence of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President serves as the Executive in Charge.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.

• Master's degree and eight years of progressive responsibility in Student Affairs required; a Ph.D. or Ed.D in a relevant field preferred.

• Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in student services in higher education.

• Knowledge of programs which enhance and integrate the relationship between academic and student affairs.

• Demonstrated competence in administration, budget planning and management, use of assessment instruments, strategic planning, customer service and continuous improvement.

• Ability to independently plan and coordinate a variety of projects and programs.

• Ability to examine and analyze data and to accurately prepare reports.

• Demonstrated track record of effective staff leadership and project management.

• Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.

• Demonstrated ability to work across various campus units and divisions building collaborative partnerships.

• Excellent decision-making, time management, communication and organizational skills.

• Commitment to working with a diverse, urban commuter student population.


Assistant Vice President


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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Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).


The review of resumes will begin mid-May 2021 and continue until May 21, 2021


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


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.