CUNY Director of STEM Education Programs (Univ Academic Affairs Dir) in New York, New York
Job Title: Director of STEM Education Programs (Univ Academic Affairs Dir)
Job ID: 22175
Location: Central Office
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
CUNY’s Office of the University Dean for Education, within CUNY's Central Office of Academic Affairs, is looking for a Director of STEM Education Programs to manage its initiatives with the NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) and other partners engaged in the Equity and Excellence agenda and related programs to support students, teachers and teacher candidates, especially as they focus on STEM areas. The Director will assume full administrative responsibility for Algebra for All at CUNY. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing new program areas and securing external funding in STEM for the Teacher Education portfolio at CUNY. Specifically, this includes responses to all requests from the Office of the Mayor and OMB; spearheading programmatic initiatives that promote STEM education; and writing and submitting new grant applications. The Director will be able to articulate how computing supplements CUNY Teacher Education needs and goals in grant proposals that capitalize on the current local and national funding prioritization of computer science education.
The focus of the work entails being responsive to the needs of internal and external partners, to develop, coordinate, deliver, monitor and evaluate high quality professional development and clinical experiences in Teacher Education. These efforts will target high-need content areas in STEM, including pedagogy, enhanced clinical models, Next Generation Learning Standards, teacher certification, online programs, and new academic program development in order to equip effective pre-service and in-service teachers for urban classrooms. Full responsibility for managing various grants, contracts and work streams is foundational to this effort. Additionally, the Director will lead the portfolio’s recruitment efforts in graduate degrees and certificates for STEM-connected teacher preparation programs at the colleges.
Efforts from the Office of the University Dean are made in conjunction with at least 17 CUNY campuses with Education Schools or Departments, and with the NYC DOE and NYS Education Dept. The Director will advance close and strategic partnership with the DOE’s Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality; Office of Teacher Development; the Division of Instructional and Information Technology; and Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning; in particular, which promote the career success of CUNY undergraduate and graduate students.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage and oversee Computer Science and other grants and new STEM programs and ensure compliance with funder guidelines.
Liaise with internal University-wide and external constituents, partners and stakeholders, including the NYC DOE and NYSED, for the activities of related CUNY initiatives.
Manage approximately $2M in grant budgets and prepare annual reports.
Monitor budgets, financial reporting, and tuition payments and data compilation to write and submit required reports.
Develop, implement, and communicate project objectives University-wide to achieve and insure institutional and grantor compliance.
Facilitate content-rich professional learning sessions with teachers and faculty in key STEM areas.
Oversee, organize and implement all program-related convenings and meetings.
Supervise and train staff, especially research or program assistants.
Job duties may require travel around New York City to CUNY colleges and DOE schools.
- Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required.
Advanced degree in a STEM related discipline preferred.
Experience working in P-12 settings managing academic programs, particularly with NYC Department of Education schools, strongly preferred.
Strong STEM content knowledge with experience developing and conducting training and with knowledge of the systemic and instructional shifts needed to implement culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies.
Knowledge of urban public higher education systems, especially CUNY, is preferred.
Effective interpersonal communication skills with strong presentation and group facilitation skills to successfully collaborate with diverse internal and external constituents of various organizational levels.
Strong managerial skills to manage programs budgets, finance and grants, and supervise professional and technical staff.
Strong organizational and follow-through skills to develop and execute work plans, prioritize work, manage large-scale projects, multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
Computer proficiency using administrative, financial or academic programs, systems or databases, as well as social media.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Directs selected University-wide academic programs and operations under executive oversight.
Develops and implements program proposals and strategic plans
Administers all curricular, administrative, and fiscal aspects of programs and oversees support efforts
Cultivates and maintains strategic partnerships with external parties and collaborates with faculty, administrators and staff across the University to achieve program goals
Monitors program activities; evaluates and reports on effectiveness and outcomes
May manage program-related and support staff
Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Officer
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Funding is based on New York City appropriations, and is projected for multiple years.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after July 1, 2019
City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 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 365th day period.
If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.
Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO 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 HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.
The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:
January 26, 2021 (Extended)
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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.