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CUNY Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs in New York, New York

Job Title: Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs

Job ID: 22750

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Baruch College invites applications for the Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs.

The Associate Director of New Student & Family Programs will foster and build strong working relationships with staff, faculty, and other campus stakeholders to promote student success. The incumbent will report to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students and serve on the leadership team within the division. The position also has primary responsibilities for planning, developing, and implementing new student transition programs, such as the First-Year and Transfer Student Seminars, Fall Student Convocation, Parent/Family Orientation, Family Connections, and initiatives that promote and support new and transfer student transition and engagement. The Associate Director is expected to utilize best practices and technology to provide education, communication, awareness, and resources for new and transfer students and their families.


  • Plan, implement, oversee, and schedule First-Year and Transfer Student Seminars and recruit, train, and oversee instructors and peer mentors to lead seminars;

  • Manage unit’ budgets, create systems for successful implementation and monitoring of related finances; complete CUE reports based on established goals;

  • Supervise assistant director and other office support staff and execute the application, selection, training,

and evaluation of peer mentors to support the first-year and transfer seminars, and other transfer student initiatives;

  • Work collaboratively with campus stakeholders to convene the campus-wide Fall Student Convocation;

  • Coordinate with the First-Year Text Selection Committee on selection of common text and solicit the Student Convocation keynote speaker;

  • Work to facilitate seamless transition of new students to Baruch and engage their families in conjunction with various campus stakeholders: academic schools, Admissions, Advisement & Orientation, Financial Aid, Health & Wellness, Macaulay Honors, SEEK, Office of Student Life, and others;

  • Develop, strengthen, and administer transfer student initiatives to include new and creative efforts to attract and engage transfer students;

  • Partner with the Office of Student Life and USG to plan and execute Week of Welcome events and other engaging activities for new students and their families;

  • Oversee Parent/Family Orientation ensuring that current and emerging issues and exposure to all that Baruch has to offer are embedded throughout the event, and assure year-round opportunities to engage families in the intellectual, cultural, and creative life of the College;

  • Coordinate and implement assessment efforts for all related projects, as well as apply best practices and forward- thinking approaches to anticipate future trends, priorities, and challenges;

  • Lead the First Year Seminar during the fall and/or spring semester;

  • Preside over evening and weekend events, as necessary;

  • Serve on College and University-wide committees and taskforces;


Bachelor's degree and six years related experience required.


  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, managerial and administrative skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced complex environment.

  • 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.


Manages the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of student programs and quality of life issues, promoting the personal development of a diverse student population.

  • Evaluates student needs and trends to develop a range of student services

  • Develops and administers specific programs and general activities in support of student needs

  • Develops relationships with college departments and outside community organizations to understand student needs and available development opportunities

  • Represents the College in campus-wide and university-wide groups and councils focusing on priority student issues

  • Manages staff, fiscal resources, and facilities supporting student affairs activities

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Student Life Manager


Higher Education Associate




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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September 21, 2021.


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.