CUNY Associate Dean of Student Affairs - CUNY School of Law in Queens, New York


CUNY School of Law is the #1 public interest law school in the country. Founded in 1983, we train lawyers to serve historically underrepresented communities and work towards greater diversity in the legal profession. Our motto, “law in the service of human needs,” infuses everything we do.

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs is the chief student affairs officer. The Associate Dean provides leadership and vision, administration, coordination, and budgetary/financial oversight for the Student Affairs department. The position facilitates collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to enhance students' academic, physical, emotional, and social well-being.

  • Develops programs that offer students learning opportunities outside the classroom and services that enhance their ability to be successful.

  • Coordinates Student Affairs planning processes and assessment initiatives that promote success and organizational effectiveness.

  • Directs and supports research on various aspects of the educational experience.

  • Coordinates student crisis management; ensures compliance with relevant laws, regulations, standards, and University policies.

  • Fosters collaborative relationships among students, faculty, and staff. Partnering with campus personnel, oversees needs assessments, develops programs and services, and implements related policies and procedures.

  • Collaborates with faculty on co-curricular planning and professional development.

  • Provides leadership for a student culture that celebrates diversity and encourages an inclusive campus climate.

  • Manages and supports Student Affairs personnel.

  • Evaluates cost, usage, and effectiveness of student programs supporting engagement, success, retention, and enrichment of student life and the law school experience.

  • Serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Group.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

This position may include weekend and evening hours.


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. Additional qualifications are defined below.


  • JD required

  • Master's degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education leadership, or related field preferred.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in planning, administration, personnel, facilities, and fiscal management.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, other university constituents, and external organizations.

  • Demonstrated leadership on issues of diversity and inclusion.

  • Significant experience addressing student mental health needs.

  • Significant experience addressing students' professional development.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other campus units.

  • Knowledge of, and facility with, best practices in student affairs.

  • Strong understanding of governmental programs, agencies, and laws that specifically address university and student issues.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to represent Student Affairs and the university with enthusiasm and effectiveness.


Professional School Associate 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.


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Resumes will be accepted through October 28, 2018.


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


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.

Job Title: Associate Dean of Student Affairs - CUNY School of Law

Job ID: 19517

Location: CUNY School of Law

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular