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CUNY Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs in New York, New York

Job Title: Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Job ID: 21618

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice, an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution. It is ranked third in the nation in Black student success and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of more than 15,000 students on our primarily commuter campus. Our student body includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, and other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the Macaulay Honors College and doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the Senior Staff, the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs provides executive leadership, oversight and evaluation for the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs division. As the Chief Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Officer, the VP EMSA should demonstrate as well as share knowledge and appreciation of the challenges and complexities facing urban higher education institutions and students in the 21st Century. The Vice President will exhibit a desire and ability to serve as an advocate for students and will prioritize working directly with students and will serve as a mentor in expansive efforts to promote student leadership.

The offices and programs reporting to the Vice President include Accessibility Services, Admissions, Athletics, the Center for Involvement and Student Leadership, the Children’s Center, Counseling, Community Outreach & Service Learning Program, Dean of Students, Financial Aid, Health and Wellness Resources, the Immigrant Student Success Center, Jay Express Enrollment Services, LGBTQ+ programs, Military & Veterans Services, Residence Life, the college’s Student Activities Association, Testing & Evaluation, the college’s TREO programs, Urban Male Initiative Program, and the Women’s Center for Gender Justice. The successful candidate will promote integration and collaboration of all of these departments to promote synergy and student success.

The successful candidate will also:

  • Provide oversight of budgeting, program development, evaluation and staff development.

  • Strategically plan all enrollment, recruitment and student services activities with the college’s academic and administrative departments and programs.

  • Promote a student-centered campus community environment that supports the personal, social, and academic development of all students.

  • Lead the division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs by working with Academic Affairs to help students integrate learning inside and outside the classroom.

  • Work closely with the Provost to develop and implement programs to improve student retention, success and graduation at both the graduate and undergraduate levels of study.

  • Serve as the executive resource to the college in all matters pertaining to enrollment and student affairs with the University and other related constituencies.

  • Guide overall efforts to ensure compliance with all student related regulations at the federal, state and local levels.

  • Lead the promotion of integrity and respect as key community principles and foster a high regard for inclusiveness in the college community.


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.

  • Advanced degree required; earned doctorate preferred.

  • Experience within a large multi-campus system is highly desirable.

  • Progressively responsible senior leadership in enrollment management and student affairs.

  • Demonstrated track record of team leadership and collaboration with diverse populations of students, staff and faculty.

  • Demonstrated commitment to institutional accountability and shared-governance.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications and skills to be an articulate spokesperson for a wide range of projects.


Vice President


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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Review of resumes to begin January 14, 2020.

Posting closes on February 6, 2020.


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