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CUNY Instructional Services Manager, 12th Grade US History (Academic Program Manager) in New York, New York

Job Title: Instructional Services Manager, 12th Grade US History (Academic Program Manager)

Job ID: 22079

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Office of K-16 Initiatives at the City University of New York (CUNY) creates innovative pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve success. Our goal is to help NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers, and life. CUNY K-16’s 12th Grade Program includes a number of initiatives and curricula designed to reduce traditional barriers to enrollment at CUNY by ensuring that students who graduate from NYC public high schools enter college well prepared to take and succeed in credit-bearing courses. During the previous 2018-2019 school year, over 30 schools used the 12th Grade Program’s US History curriculum. The US History curriculum is offered in high school as part of the regular day and course sequence. The program provides intensive, cohort-based professional development and coaching to Department of Education (DOE) teachers who implement the program in their schools.


The Instructional Services Manager will join the team for the 12th Grade Program- US History and provide subject matter expertise and pedagogical guidance to NYC high school teachers who are implementing the US History curriculum. Through professional development, the US History team aims to improve teacher instruction and students’ history knowledge, critical thinking skills, and literacy skills. Reporting to the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Instructional Services Manager will develop and manage the US History curricula, which is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards. They will coach US History teachers on the effective teaching of US History, critical thinking, and literacy to students of diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds, and guide teachers in identifying and addressing learning objectives that are appropriate for students with different learning needs, language proficiency, and literacy levels.

Other primary functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform on-site and virtual (in-person and online) instructional modeling and consultations for teachers and teacher teams on current and best practices for implementing standards-aligned US History curriculum.

  • Conduct regular high school visits and perform classroom observations of teachers and teacher teams to ensure program effectiveness.

  • Prepare and analyze school, student, and teacher performance data to identify gaps in student learning and teacher performance.

  • Work with the Director of Teaching and Learning to plan and conduct intensive, cohort-based professional development institutes/offerings for participating high school teachers.

  • Build and facilitate Communities of Practice for LINCT teachers based on theory and practice to improve instruction.

  • Create and implement strategies to address common areas of concern for LINCT teachers, including revising the US History curriculum based on formative assessment data and teacher needs.

  • Guide teachers in compiling and analyzing data to strengthen their instructional practice in US History.

  • Cultivate new and existing professional relationships with senior administration, instructional leaders, and teachers at participating NYC DOE high schools, district institutions, and charter networks; communicate with teachers regarding program components and expectations.



Bachelor’s degree and six years’ related experience required.


  • Six years of teaching or instructional experience (curriculum specialist, instructional leader/coach/support specialist; or instructor leader).

  • An advanced degree in History, education, special education, or a directly related discipline required (may count for up to two years of the required work experience) preferred.

  • Experience developing curriculum and differentiating it to meet diverse student needs, including students with disabilities or special needs.

  • Experience with high school or college academic standards (e.g. NYS Common Core Learning Standards, US History scope and sequence, or US History college scope and sequences).

  • Knowledge of the NYC Public School System and NY State Education Standards a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work and interact effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and external constituents in a large centralized public university system.

  • Strong writing, presentation, and group facilitation skills.

  • Detail oriented and accurate with sound research, analysis, and data management skills.

  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills to create and execute work plans, prioritize work, coordinate multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work productively in a collaborative, diverse, student-focused and customer responsive office.

  • Computer proficiency using administrative, financial or academic programs, systems or databases, plus Google Docs, social media platforms, and CRM tools.

  • Ability to travel to schools across the five boroughs on New York City required.


Manages curriculum development and operations of a College's specialized academic program under the direction of a senior administrator.

  • Implements and monitors a comprehensive academic program development plan; makes recommendations to improve department policies and procedures

  • Assists Director with outcome assessment and strategic planning to further develop program offerings

  • Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management

  • Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures

  • May manage professional and/or clerical staff

  • May act on behalf of Director in his/her absence

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Program Manager


Higher Education Associate




Salary is commensurate with qualifications, 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.

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.


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:


October 22, 2020


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.