CUNY Student Career Program Director 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.

Lehman College invites applications for a Student Career Program Director within the Office of Career Exploration and Development Center.

Under the general direction of the Dean of Students, the duties of the Director include but are not limited to the following:

  • Direct student-centered, fast-paced, multidimensional programming and staff.

  • Assess program effectiveness, recommend changes, and lead others through strategic change.

  • Train and manage staff, oversee events and programs, and report on program effectiveness.

  • Facilitate continuous improvement and lead innovative changes to ensure the department and staff are responsive to student career development needs and evolving market trends.

  • Develop and implement effective data collection, analysis, and reporting systems that demonstrate career-related outcomes and inform strategic resources allocation and direction.

  • Engage alumni, employers, and donors in support of Lehman career and professional development of students and alumni.

  • Communicate and collaborate with university leadership, alumni, students and parents.

  • Communicate regularly with academic administrators and student affairs professionals on changing needs in the workplace.

  • Make presentations to prospective students, parents, and alumni on the opportunities to engage in career and professional development services.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required. Master's degree in relevant or related field preferred.

The successful candidate will have progressively responsible experience in career and professional development and at least five years of experience in leadership, management, and administration at a high-level position including program creation and implementation, program evaluation, and staff supervision. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse, urban commuter student population and the leadership qualities to lead and manage a large team serving internal and external constituencies.

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.


Directs the career services function for a College or Unit.

  • Establishes goals, objectives, and plans for providing career services; assesses and reports outcomes to management and the overall College community

  • Directs overall operations of physical and virtual career centers, including staff, facilities, and technologies

  • Plans and implements marketing strategies for identifying and cultivating a diverse group of potential employers

  • Plans, promotes, and markets services and information to students, including information resources, career counseling, informational programs, and assessment programs

  • Hires, trains, and manages full- and part-time staff as well as student interns

  • Collaborates with other academic and administrative units to promote the goals of the career office

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


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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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April 2, 2019


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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.

Job Title: Student Career Program Director

Job ID: 20286

Location: Lehman College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular