The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban and Community Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working-class populations in the workplace and in the community. It also collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a range of college-credit programs designed to give workers the academic and technical skills they need for professional advancement. Its faculty includes distinguished scholars in the social sciences as well as expert practitioners in government, labor, and public service.
LEAP to Teacher (LTT), one of the Worker Education programs, is a collaborative program between SLU and seven of the CUNY colleges in five boroughs, namely the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Brooklyn College, the College of Staten Island, Lehman College, Medgar Evers College, and Queens College. LTT provides a set of free, specialized support services to paraprofessionals, teachers and other school and daycare workers who are United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and District Council 37 (DC37) members pursuing higher education and advancing their career in teaching or any other field of study. The Worker Education unit seeks a Program Manager for the LTT programto provide leadership at each of the different sites. Reporting to the Director of Worker Education and Workforce Development, the Program Manager will supervise a driven and dedicated team of program specialists and site coordinators, and drive efficiency, effectiveness and collaboration across the unit. Additionally, the successful candidate will display mastery in relationship building as they navigate and foster connections with key internal and external constituents.
In addition to the general title overview below and functions mentioned above, primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Designing, implementing, and overseeing recruitment and outreach activities in all five boroughs for LTT program, including marketing and communications materials, identifying and conducting effective outreach, carrying out and attending all recruitment-related events, and collaboratively generating metrics to measure success.
Designing, conducting, and monitoring targeted workshops.
Oversee daily operations and serve as an expert resource for the LTT team regarding advisement, counseling etc.; supervise and develop stafffor optimal performance.
Developing and implementing protocol and procedures for the site coordinators, assessing effectiveness and seeking improvements as necessary. Training site coordinators as needed.
Managing relations with the NYC Department of Education (DOE), affiliate unions, and community organizations who support and serve school workers.
Partner with the Director of WEWD and SLU???s senior administration on potential areas for growth and expansion of the LTT program.
Preparing regular LTT status reports and assist in preparing report s for the university and founders.
Serving on relevant committees as needed.
NOTE : Until further notice this is a hybrid position, eligible to work both remotely and in the office.
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.
Bachelor's Degree and six years' relevant experience required.
Master's Degree in higher education or other related fields
At least four years??? experience managing staff and programs in higher education, K-12, unionized, or NYC/NYS agency
Significant knowledge of the needs of adult students, especially paraprofessional and school workers, from the perspective if enrollment management, advising and student support, and professional development.
Experience working with labor unions and DOE is a plus
Excellent collaboration and communication skills
Excellent computer skills: Demonstrated proficiency in various programs (i.e., Microsoft Excel, PPT, TEAMS, SharePoint, Dropbox) and willingness to adapt and learn new platforms.
Ability and willingness in working in late afternoon/evening and some weekends and commuting to all boroughs for site visits.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Manages curriculum development and operations of a College's specialized academic program under the direction of a senior administrator.
Implements and monitors a comprehensive academic program development plan; makes recommendations to improve department policies and procedures
Assists Director with outcome assessment and strategic planning to further develop program offerings
Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management
Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures
May manage professional and/or clerical staff
May act on behalf of Director in his/her absence
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Academic Program Manager
Higher Education Associate
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Starting annual salary between $90,375 - $110,641, commensurate with education, credentials, 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.
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 Emblem Health 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 Emblem Health. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by Emblem Health before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the Emblem Health website.
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials meet the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.
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Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin after January 17, 2023.
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The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working class populations in the workplace and in the community. It also collaborates with other units of CUNY to offer a range of college-credit programs designed to give workers the academic and technical skills they need for professional advancement. Its faculty includes distinguished scholars in the social sciences as well as expert practitioners in government, labor, and public service. In addition to its academic programs, SLU sponsors research; organizes forums and conferences; and publishes a national journal, New Labor Forum: A journal of ideas, analysis, and debate.