Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Academic Support, the Academic SEEK Program Director is responsible for the overall administration of the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program, whose mission is to provide comprehensive academic support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college due to their educational and financial circumstances. This support includes:
A summer ???bridge??? program for in-coming first-year students
A college readiness seminar for first-year and transfer students
A high-touch advising and mentoring program
In addition to the responsibility for administering the functions and services vested in the SEEK Program, the Director shall also be responsible for monitoring all SEEK funding, facilitating support programs and services provided by various College departments to SEEK students, and for the advocacy and representation of SEEK Students from admission to graduation.
Specific duties and responsibilities include: managing, supervising and directing the day-to-day activities of the program including hiring, supervising, developing, and evaluating professional and support staff; working with the Financial Aid, Bursar, Admissions, and Registrar Offices on a regular basis to ensure that proper records are maintained and appropriate services provided to SEEK students; ensuring proper verification of students' status and program eligibility; working with academic departments that offer sections in which SEEK students are enrolled, and in the development of supplemental instruction sections; facilitating the recruitment and course scheduling of new students, and provision of support services for the summer ???bridge??? program; preparing annual program and budget reports to the University Office of Special Programs; and representing the program internally and externally including serving on appropriate College and University committees.
Bachelor's Degree and eight years' relevant experience required.
The successful candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of opportunity programs and be committed to the success of students eligible for special program support; experience in student affairs or advising; grant writing experience; data analytic skills; the ability to judge trends and appreciate the implications of data; and demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff at every level. Minimum of a bachelor???s degree and eight (8) years of related experience, at least five (5) of which shall be in administering programs for educationally and economically disadvantaged college students. Masters degree is preferred. Successful candidate will have excellent communications skills and be able to relate well with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse environment.
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.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Directs campus SEEK program operations. SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) is a higher education opportunity program established at the senior CUNY colleges to provide comprehensive academic support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college.
Designs, implements and monitors a comprehensive program of academic services for eligible students
In collaboration with academic departments, develops supplemental instruction and other initiatives to ensure equality of higher education opportunity
Facilitates course scheduling and provision of support services to summer immersion SEEK students
Manages program budget; writes grant proposals and acquires funding to support the development of new offerings and services
Conducts ongoing assessment of SEEK support functions to improve upon service delivery
Serves as advocate and representative for SEEK students from admission to graduation
Manages professional and support staff
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Academic SEEK Program Director
Higher Education Officer
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.($82,233 - $113,072)
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.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website www.cuny.edu/employment. To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 25031
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The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on September 23, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.
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