CUNY Academic Resource Center Specialist - School of Architecture in New York, New York


The Academic Resource Center Specialist will help shape J. Max Bond Center (JMBC) program strategy, research and design direction and project oversight applying best practices. He or she will help identify and define opportunities, project scope and goals. The ideal candidate will have exceptional research, design and supervision versatility in co-directing the Center's transdisciplinary teams research efforts and commissioned projects. The candidate should exhibit a successful record of collaborative and innovative urban research, such as urban informatics, urban data, design, development, and or theory. The professional and academic record of work should be applicable toward addressing issues of urban equity, resource management and distribution, policy reform, analytical as well as design innovation.

The Academic Resource Center Specialist will manage ad-hoc research and design teams. Candidate should exhibit both and entrepreneurial mindset and strong managerial skills commensurate with an ethos of transdisciplinary research and design involving team members from varying academic departments, professional fields and stakeholders. This position requires the management of daily operations such as team and task coordination, oversight, workflow scheduling, file updates, communication and administration of resources and funding.

The Academic Resource Center Specialist will assist in the generation and dissemination of the research and findings produced by the Center as a thought-leader in private and public settings. The candidate must exhibit strong writing skills, i.e. grant proposal writing, research reports, and or published research papers or articles. The candidate will oversee and engage in efforts to disseminate the Center’s work along various communication channels, such as journals, publications, and internet platforms, conferences etc. This is forward facing position, the candidate will make occasional public appearances and engage in public speaking to communicate the Center’s mission as well a present work produced by the Center. The candidate will also assist in generating research and funding opportunities as well as contributing to Center’s growing network of clients, community partners and collaborators.

The Academic Resource Center Specialist will report to the Director of The J. Max Bond Center (JMBC) at The City College of New York. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview duties, tasks include but are limited to:

  • Provide and develop JMBC outreach, communication, team building and strategies that support JMBC goals.

  • Identify opportunities and develop grant proposals and a grant portfolio, which aligns with the JMBC mission.

  • Manage the associated grant goals, activities, and expected results, indicators of success and budget allocation.

  • Work with varying levels of expertise into a cohesive contribution toward addressing a project’s goals and leverage positive impact toward scalable results.

  • Manage collaborative work across a range of participants, fellows, practitioners, government officials, scholars, NGO’s, citizens, corporate leaders and other donors and contributors.

  • Serve as a thought leader communicating JMBC activities and mission through various channel, such as internal and external meetings, updates, social media platforms, speeches, briefings and interviews.

  • Administer and supervise curricular, service learning and research activities to student research fellows.

  • Administer and monitor grant related project research, identification of team members, strategic partners and production methods for scalable impact.

  • Compile, organize and prepare JMBC produced research, materials, files and documentation into designated file storage and or dissemination formats, such as print and or line publication formats.


Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in tracking current and future trends in urban and economic development, public space, architecture; and/or deep experience or expertise in new technologies, data and urban informatics, and their potential impact on communities and citizens. This could include, for example, how technology is affecting local economies, how public policies influence or shape our environment and for whom.

  • Experience with data driven approaches to human and urban challenges using data analysis tools, statistical analysis, urban informatics, urban modeling or a combination thereof.

  • Experience with design and communications software; Adobe Suite.

  • Superb analytical skills, ability to strategize, plan, prioritize and identify/assess opportunities, challenges and institutions with which to engage. Knowledge of and experience with methods of strategic foresight, a plus.

  • Experience in a combination of research, academic, business, technology, policymaking, consultancy and/or advocacy settings, a plus.

  • Creative researcher with demonstrated openness to new ideas.

  • Teaching interest and or experience, a plus.


Administers the activities of a learning resource or support center.

  • Supports the design and delivery of academic resources such as tutoring, remedial and other student programs and services, delivered in a variety of modes, including on-line

  • Produces and administers training programs, lectures, workshops, seminars and special events

  • Collaborates with various College offices to improve student and faculty services; implements new services and assures existing services are effectively provided.

  • Serves as resource expert for students and faculty regarding center policies and procedures, and if needed, technology issues related to their learning experience

  • May assist and/or supervise office operations and/or department budget

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Resource Center 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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Open until filled with application review to begin on 12/27/2018.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Job Title: Academic Resource Center Specialist - School of Architecture

Job ID: 19865

Location: City College of New York

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular