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CUNY Associate Provost- Innovation and Student Success in Queens, New York

Associate Provost- Innovation and Student Success

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Queens College

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Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Provost for Innovation and Student Success is responsible for ensuring the excellence and sufficiency of Queens College’s academic and student support functions. Specifically, this position oversees the delivery of the highest quality, college-wide student success services, including but not limited to Writing Support, Career Planning, Mentoring Programs, Academic Support, Honors Programming and Experiential Education. In addition, this position works in a collaborative fashion with faculty and administrators across the College to provide integrated student services functions. The Associate Provost must possess a deep commitment to fostering student success and educational access. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and lead, including budget, staffing, and structure, the following programs: Experiential Education and the CUNY Service Corps, the World of Work Program, the Ibrahim Program, the QC Center for Career Engagement and Internships, First Year Experience, Learning Commons and Academic Support Center, Writing Center, Honors and Scholarships, Macaulay Honors, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Kessler Presidential Scholars, Transfer Honors and Student Success Grants, in addition to future CUNY or other programs and partnerships that pertain to this area

  • Oversee Assistant Provost for Student Academic Progression

  • Spearhead the framing and implementation of new programs that enhance the campus student success goals

  • Provide leadership for developing and achieving College-wide strategic initiatives, including assessment of department outcomes within the division in relation to strategic plan goals and institutional reaccreditation.

  • Oversee research, development, implementation, and achievement of strategic planning objectives for student retention and success.

  • Lead and collaborate on the development, implementation and evaluation of student success services

  • Oversee the development of institutional grant proposals to support student success efforts and advance academic momentum, internally and externally

  • Establish methods to ensure that scholarship resources are being effectively utilized to improve student retention and on-time graduation

  • Strategize and develop ways to enhance student recruitment and retention of diverse and underrepresented student populations and on-time graduation, academic growth and success

  • Liase, communicate, and collaborate with individuals and units at Queens College, CUNY, and throughout the CUNY system, in areas pertaining to the role

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on initiatives and projects that support service learning, undergraduate research, civic engagement and other experiential education projects, that help broaden student perspectives in both local and global communities

  • Establish training and professional development opportunities for staff members.

  • Utilize and translate data for the decision making as it relates to student success programs and initiatives, and their assessment

  • Serve on the Dean’s Council and President’s council

  • Additional 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.

  • Successful experience in higher education enrollment management, including budgetary and personnel responsibilities, strategic planning, and program development.

  • Proven experience in providing leadership, oversight, and strategic direction.

  • Excellent organizational skills and analytical ability, a strong focus on outcomes, and experience in communicating results.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with persons of ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds

  • Must be analytical, data-informed and results-oriented.

  • Skilled at developing staff, fostering teamwork and managing change.

  • Experience in grant writing and management


Assistant Vice President


Salary range: $165,000-$185,000

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 October 1, 2022 -- City of New York employees and employees of participating employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 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.


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Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience and resume in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Selected finalists will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three (3) professional references and three (3) written letters of recommendation.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system. Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requirest to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is definted for this purpose as being at lease two weeks past their final dose of an unauthorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Open until filled with a review of applications beginning after March 3rd,2023


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.