CUNY Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Civic Engagement in New York, New York


Baruch College is looking for an energetic, creative individual to serve as the Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Civic Engagement. The position is located in the Office of Student Life and reports to the Director of Student Life. The Office of Student Life strives to provide educational co-curricular programs and learning opportunities for Baruch College students. To that end, the Assistant Director will be responsible for working to provide students with a framework for mapping goals and expectations that will guide them toward successful completion of their degree objectives and beyond.

Primary responsibilities for this position will be implementing signature Baruch College leadership programs including: T.E.A.M. Baruch, Leadership Weekend, Adventure Day and other leadership programs and opportunities for undergraduate students. The candidate must have demonstrated successful student leadership development experience and as well as coordinated leadership learning opportunities for various student groups.

Additional responsibilities for this position include:

  • Administer the College’s signature peer leadership program: T.E.A.M. Baruch in partnership with Career Services, Orientation, Residence Life, Health & Wellness, New Student and Family Programs, and Enrollment Management.

  • Coordinate student leadership development programs and provide training during annual on-and off-campus retreats and events such as Leadership Weekend, T.E.A.M. Baruch Retreat, Community Service Trips, Alternative Spring Breaks, and Adventure Days.

  • Design off-campus co-curricular experiences in partnership with academic departments to provide education and leadership training in conjunction with Heritage Month celebrations.

  • Develop and implement semesterly leadership training for Undergraduate Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly and Media Groups and establish Baruch Officer Leadership Development workshops to enhance the leadership skills of existing club leaders.

  • Recruit, train, and supervise Leadership Development Peer Mentors and build a comprehensive and progressive leadership development program that partners with student success departments campus-wide.

  • Serve as advisor to one or more student clubs/organizations.

  • Provide direction for marketing and promotion of programs, services, and activities.

  • Work directly with student clubs on leadership development workshops, organizational development, and service opportunities for club memberships.

  • Assist with College-wide events and activities to include, but are not limited to, Baruch’s opening week events, Commencement Exercises, Festivals, Homecoming, Relay for Life, and other events.

  • Serve on department and divisional committees and task forces.

This position also requires availability and flexibility for some night and weekend hours.


  • Bachelor’s degree and four years’ related experience required

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, managerial and administrative skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced complex environment


  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Experience training and/or teaching in a College setting

  • The individual should be familiar with best practices and assessment in the field with an understanding of the role of student development in academic success.


  • Develops and implements programming, services, and learning opportunities for students, promoting the personal development of a diverse student population.

  • Administers one or more student affairs programs, providing program management, assistance with policy development, supervision and training of all professional and support staff, budget monitoring, and report preparation

  • Serves as a resource to student groups and/or populations as a consultant and advocate for their concerns

  • Researches and stays current on higher education programs, trends, and issues with student impact

  • Produces workshops and materials to support student programs; manages on-line communities; develops on-line social networking activities, and develops and maintains multimedia content on program web sites

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


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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May 25, 2018


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: Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Civic Engagement

Job ID: 18790

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular