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CUNY Manager of Mentoring and Alumni Relations – Colin Powell School in New York, New York

Job Title: Manager of Mentoring and Alumni Relations – Colin Powell School

Job ID: 22342

Location: City College of New York

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

POSITION DETAILS

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College of New York seeks a Manager of Mentoring and Alumni Relations who can develop, launch, and manage new programs and initiatives at the Colin Powell School that engage alumni to provide mentoring and support to current students.

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership includes all of the social science departments at CCNY. With almost 4,000 of CCNY’s 15,000 students, and graduating the most CCNY students annually, the Colin Powell School promotes the values of service and engagement. The School supports a faculty of more than 250 tenure, tenure-track, and adjunct professors and staff dedicated to the highest standards of research and to the university’s democratic and public obligations; the School is committed to disseminating research in usable forms, especially that which furthers equality, prosperity, stability, and peace for all people—in Harlem, in New York, and around the world.

The Manager will lead School efforts to define, encourage, build, and sustain a culture of mentorship for our nearly 4,000 students. Almost two-thirds of our students are first in their family to go to college, and the Manager of Mentoring and Alumni Relations will focus on making sure we have programs and partnerships to help these and all students achieve educational and career and professional success.

The Manager of Mentoring and Alumni Relations will report to the Director of Fellowships and Public Service Partnerships at The City College of New York. The Manager of Mentoring and Alumni Relations will also manage portions of program operations. In addition to the CUNY title overview duties, tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, launch, lead and manage mentoring initiatives within the Colin Powell School

aimed at helping students become better equipped to succeed in college and in their career

and professional development.

  • Lead and organize efforts that engage alumni as mentors, develop and implement a mentor

recruitment plan.

  • Act as liaison with alumni mentors in order to match them with programs and students.

  • Lead, manage, design and oversee assessment of mentoring experience for both mentors

and mentees.

  • Work with alumni and professional organizations to develop and foster mutually beneficial

partnerships with organizations that are potential employers for Colin Powell School

graduates.

  • Lead and organize efforts that engage students in mentoring opportunities.

  • Manage relationships among mentors and business partners to provide career-readiness

opportunities for students to build their skills, explore career opportunities, and strengthen

their professional networks.

  • Lead efforts to manage faculty and staff in identifying student interests early in their college

careers in order to match them with professional development opportunities in a timely

fashion.

  • In coordination with Communications team, promote and communicate program to internal

and external constituencies, including developing and implementing a social media strategy.

  • Manage and organize and staff mentor/mentee events.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree and six years' relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field.

  • Six or more years of program development or management experience in an educational or

related setting.

  • Experience mentoring, teaching, and/or working with students in college or university setting.

  • Experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Demonstrated capacity to set and meet clear goals for program outcomes and to prioritize

work around stated objectives.

  • Ability to be a team-player in a small, diverse and collegial office environment, and to work

across offices and departments in a large public university setting.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills; strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to navigate complex university administrative systems and coordinate with

departments across the campus.

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Manages College activities and operations related to Academic matters, under a senior administrator.

  • Implements and monitors an array of functions and programs in the Office of Academic Affairs

  • Coordinates academic program administration; ensures quality of service delivery to students

  • Assists Director with developing strategic plan and evaluating outcomes; prepares management reports

  • Liaisons with faculty and professional staff in departments and offices across the College

  • 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 Affairs Manager

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Associate

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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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CLOSING DATE

May 7, 2021

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