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CUNY Deputy to the University Dean K-16 Initiatives - University Assistant Dean in New York, New York

Job Title: Deputy to the University Dean K-16 Initiatives - University Assistant Dean

Job ID: 21405

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The City University of New York’s Office of K-16 Initiatives seeks University Assistant Dean to provide strategic oversight and leadership to CUNY’s efforts to help NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers and life beyond.

The CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives was established in 2016 as the home for a group of new and existing programs that create innovative pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve success. In 2018-19, these programs served more than 100,000 students from more than 600 schools throughout the city. While the programs address a diverse set of needs, they all aim to improve success rates and ease the transition from K-12 schools to college and careers.

CUNY's K-16 Initiatives support the city's commitment to equity by ensuring high quality programs help eliminate achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

Reporting to the Dean, the University Assistant Dean responsibilities are as follows:

  • In collaboration with the University Dean, establish and support goals, strategies and processes for the long-term success of the Office of K-16 Initiatives.

  • Engage internal and external stakeholders, including CUNY campus and Central Office leaders, NYC DOE officials, community partners, and others to ensure that the programs within the Office of K-16 Initiatives have needed resources, polices and support.

  • Lead strategy and planning for five programs within K-16 Initiatives.

  • Lead planning for and implementation of pilots and other new programming within the Office of K-16 Initiatives.

  • Develop opportunities for professional growth and learning for all program staff within the Office of K-16 Initiatives

  • Lead Office of K-16 Initiatives staff meetings and events.

  • Find new sources of funding for current and future programs from the public sector and private philanthropy.

  • Oversee program budgeting and budget management for the five programs within the Office of K-16 Initiatives.

  • Write reports for internal and external audiences with regards to activities and accomplishments in CUNY’s Office of K-16 Initiatives.

  • Supervise, coach, support and develop the managers of a group of four to seven programs and other staff as assigned by the University Dean.

  • Ensure programmatic excellence by monitoring and evaluating student achievement, staff performance, financial resource management, and enrollment/participation patterns across all programs.

  • Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the Office of K-16 Initiatives and a member of Senior Staff for the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs at CUNY.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

  • A demonstrated knowledge and expertise of issues related to college readiness, transition and success, particularly for low-income and minority youth.

  • Supervisory experience working with educational program administrators and instructors.

  • Experience designing and facilitating professional and curriculum development activities.

  • Knowledge, professional stature, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with University administrators and faculty, and leaders in the non-profit and private sectors.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment, with the ability to carry out complex assignments and adapt to changing situations and priorities.

  • Strong budget management ability.

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.


University Assistant Dean


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.

City of New York employees, and employees of Participating Employers, hired on or after July 1, 2019, and their eligible dependents, will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan, and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365 day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day

An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting an Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth.

An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The Opt-Out Request Form is available on the EmblemHealth website.


For full consideration, submit a position focused cover letter and resume with your online application. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your experience and credentials fulfill the duties and qualifications outlined.

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Open until filled.


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