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CUNY Director of Workforce Programs - School of Continuing and Professional Studies in Bronx, New York

Job Title: Director of Workforce Programs - School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Job ID: 20493

Location: Lehman College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Director of Workforce Education Programs reports directly to the Dean of SCPS at Lehman College and is responsible for ensuring the success of existing sponsored cohort programs and finding new projects. The Director collaborates and works closely with various internal administrative and academic departments, including but not limited to Continuing Education and the Adult Degree Program, as well as external partners such as, employers, Labor Unions, hospitals, agencies and community based organizations. He/she administers contract-based programs and provides case management and student/faculty support.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Identify opportunities for and initiate new partnerships with local employers, unions, and government organizations; collaborate with employers and community stakeholders to implement workforce training.

  • Develop and implement the strategic plan for Workforce Education.

  • Manage day-to-day operations of sponsored degree and non-degree programs.

  • Conduct need analysis and seek funding through grants and other sources.

  • Analyze current and future trends in labor market.

  • Write proposals for funding for new programs (city, state, federal, private) based on the labor market analysis. Seek funding opportunities through grants and contracts.

  • Develop MOU and training contracts.

  • Develop customized courses for non-traditional learners. Facilitate curriculum development and implementation.

  • Ensure program compliance with the CUNY policies.

  • Manage and supervise staff; interview and hire faculty and staff for special programs. Plan and schedule courses and faculty assignments.

  • Create program budgets; prepare billing and fee transfers.

  • Prepare analytical and assessment reports for management as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required. Master's Degree preferred.

  • Five years of experience in workforce training program development and management

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Technology skills: Excel and Word

  • Familiarity with online learning systems and social media

  • Research skills

  • Decisive and diplomatic

  • Experience in successful grant writing


Oversees a broad range of fiscal and program responsibilities for Continuing Education and related external programs

  • Provides leadership for the development and implementation of new programs of study and ensures the coordination and implementation of program components.

  • Plans, markets and implements College programs in Continuing Education, developing overall programs and overseeing development of content, budgets, and marketing strategies.

  • Develops funding proposals; solicits grant information and provides leadership and guidance in partnering with community and governmental agencies.

  • Provide fiscal oversight and evaluation; develops strategic and operating plans; reports progress and results to management.

  • Oversees a comprehensive marketing and public information program.

  • Manages staff of the Continuing Education office.

  • Represents Continuing Education within the College community and externally.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Continuing Education Director


Higher Education Officer




$75,971 - $128,485; 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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Open until filled with review of applications to begin June 4, 2019.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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