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CUNY University Assistant Dean for Pre-matriculation Programs and Program Assessment (University Assistan in New York, New York

Job Title: University Assistant Dean for Pre-matriculation Programs and Program Assessment (University Assistant Dean Academic Affairs)

Job ID: 20681

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


CUNY Central Office of Academic Affairs is seeking a highly organized and detail oriented senior leader to serve as Assistant Dean for Pre-matriculation Programs and Program Assessment. Key responsibilities will be to provide senior leadership for set of large-scale CUNY pre-matriculation programs supporting the needs of adult learners, students with English language needs, and students with significant remedial needs; CUNY Adult Literacy, the CUNY Language Immersion Programs (CLIP), and CUNY Start/Math Start that collectively serve nearly 15,000 students annually. The Assistant Dean for Pre-matriculation Programs and Program Assessment will oversee CUNY Office of Academic Affairs’ Offices of Research, Evaluation and Program Start (REPS) and Data Management/Analytics (DMA), which provide critical program assessment and data support to multiple programs across CUNY Academic Affairs.

The Assistant Dean will serve as key member of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs senior leadership team and ensure that programs supervised are well implemented and aligned with other programs and initiatives within the portfolio of the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC). The programs within the portfolio are critical to support CUNY’s strategic goals to improve the access, academic momentum, and degree completion rates of all students.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide senior-level oversight of three major CUNY pre-matriculation program areas: CUNY Adult Literacy, CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP), and CUNY Start/Math; with a total staff of 30.

  • Supervise successful operations of CUNY Research, Evaluation and Program Support (REPS) and Data Management/Analytics (DMA), which includes a total staff of 47.

  • Oversee program leadership across all areas above to ensure goals and deliverables are met, and required reporting is provided to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Work with assigned program leadership and the AVC to establish policy, strategize on areas of program improvement and staff development, and determine growth potential for programs under her leadership.

  • Cultivate internal and external partnerships to support program capacity across assigned areas, including external research and evaluation and fund-raising opportunities.

  • Lead and strategize on effective communication across program areas for internal and external audiences.

  • Serve as a member of the AVC for Academic Affairs leadership team to support alignment and coordination of program practice with other programs and initiative within the AVC’s portfolio.

-Other duties as assigned.


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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s/professional degree preferred.

  • Experience in higher education, public, private and/or nonprofit sector roles with progressively increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Significant expertise in leading and developing pre-matriculation programs in higher education settings.

  • Strong understanding of the importance of use of data for both evaluation and program management purposes and ability to discuss its use with multiple stakeholders, including research/evaluation, technical and program staff.

  • Strong strategic planning and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams to develop work plans with clear and measurable goals, assess progress, and guide improvement when needed.

  • Knowledge of public K-12 and higher education teaching and learning, polices and structures with a strong understanding of the needs of underprepared students.

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively engage multiple audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, creatively problem solve, and meet deadlines, in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team while managing multiple priorities.

  • Ability to travel throughout New York City to observe programming and meet with key stakeholders; periodic national conference presentations.


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.


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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July 2, 2019


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