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CUNY Diversity Program Manager in Queens, New York

Diversity Program Manager

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Queensborough CC

Full/Part Time





Queensborough Community College, part of the City University of New York, invites applications for the position of Diversity Programs Manager in the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (OEIB).

OEIB strategically partners with constituencies across Queensborough to operationalize the College’s commitment to producing equitable outcomes for students, staff, and faculty. OEIB is charged with oversight of the College’s equal opportunity and affirmative action programs and policies. In addition to ensuring compliance with federal, state, city and CUNY policies and laws, OEIB provides programming and learning opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to identify, understand and address existing equity gaps. OEIB also strives to serve as a hub for community-building that will help foster a sense of belonging for the College’s many diverse populations. Additionally, OEIB endeavors to provide a low-stakes environment for community members to discuss concerns, raise questions, and identify solutions to challenges.

OEIB seeks a dynamic and action-oriented team member who will serve as the Diversity Programs Manager. The manager will report directly to the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

In addition to the duties outlined in the CUNY Title Overview, responsibilities include:

  • Design, implement, and coordinate complex, high-quality professional development programs that further understanding, functioning, and appreciation of inclusive and equitable learning and work environments.

  • Produce and deliver engaging workshops on topics such as microaggressions, implicit bias, conflict management, communication, effective team management, and change management.

  • Provide consultative support as a designated campus resource for individuals and groups engaged in addressing workplace conflict, issues, or concerns

  • Develop, collect, and disseminate resources and activities to support the development of inclusive mindsets, behaviors, and practices across the organization.

  • Provide coaching and consultation to individuals, managers, and groups regarding cross-cultural interactions and conflicts.

  • Develop and manage a robust resource library and actively enhance Queensborough’s link to information and resources for members of communities historically excluded from higher education.

  • Serve as the communications liaison for the OEIB and help develop and maintain the office’s website and all communications materials.

  • Develop and coordinate program activities including forming committees, scheduling, event logistics, and vendor relations.

  • Liaise with identity-based affinity groups, link groups to needed support, and address barriers.

  • Support activities for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

  • May supervise personnel

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from members of protected groups including minoritized populations, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of the Queensborough Community College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.


Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.


  • Experienced in diversity, equity and/or inclusion program development

  • Experience with full professional development cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)

  • Experience building and maintaining collaborative partnerships with internal and external constituencies

  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge aboutcurrent societal and political discourse related to racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities while working collaboratively with others

  • Experience with group facilitation

  • Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with various organizational roles and from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies, including personal and social orientations

  • Demonstrated high level of emotional intelligence, reliability, adaptability, integrity, and empathy


Manages diversity policies, procedures, and initiatives to support CUNY's strong commitment to a diverse and respectful workplace.

  • Oversees the implementation, administration, and communication of diversity programs

  • Collaborates with the college Chief Diversity Officer and campus management to develop and implement programs, prepare plans and reports, perform internal compliance audits, and resolve questions and concerns

  • Prepares and trains on CUNY compliance mandates and relevant city, state, and federal statutes such as Title VII, Title IX (Sexual Harassment Policies), Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Collects, analyzes, and prepares reports, identifying and presenting findings, patterns and trends, and recommending college policy and procedural changes

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




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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Candidates must provide a resume and cover letter.

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.

All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.


Revised closing date, July 20, 2022.

Review of resumes to begin immediately.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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.