Assistant Director of New Student Programs (Student Life Specialist)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Feb 21, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10226

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Develops and implements programming, services, and learning opportunities for students, promoting the personal development of a diverse student population.

- Administers one or more student affairs programs, providing program management, assistance with policy development, supervision and training of all professional and support staff, budget monitoring, and report preparation

- Serves as a resource to student groups and/or populations as a consultant and advocate for their concerns

- Researches and stays current on higher education programs, trends, and issues with student impact

- Produces workshops and materials support student programs; manages on-line communities; develops on-line social networking activities, and develops and maintains multimedia content on program web sites

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Student Life Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




Baruch College is looking for an energetic, creative individual to serve as Assistant Director of New Student Programs.  The position reports within the Office of Student Life which strives to provide educational co-curricular programs and activities for Baruch College students.  The Assistant Director of New Student programs will be responsible for working with this goal to provide students with a framework for mapping goals and expectations that will guide them toward successful completion of their degree objective and beyond. 

- Assist Director with coordination and implementation of the Baruch College Freshman and Transfer Student Seminars.
- Work in conjunction with Student Life to organize and implement college wide events and activities which include but are not limited to Baruch's opening week events, Convocation/Baruch Beginnings, Parent Orientation, Commencement Exercises, Street Festivals, Relay, etc.
- Collaborate and coordinate recruitment, hiring, and training of Peer Mentors for the College's peer leadership program, TEAM Baruch, within the office of Student Life.
- Recruit, select, and train Freshman/Transfer Seminar Peer Mentors as well as ongoing leadership service training and activity, as needed.
- Assist with preparing communications with students, peer mentors, and instructors enrolled in Seminar programs.
- Coordinate and implement the assessment efforts for all projects related to orientation and new student programs.
- Advise student groups and organizations affiliated with first year and transfer students such as the Transfer Student Organization.
- Assist with departmental budgeting and procurement, as appropriate.


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


The ideal candidate will minimally have a Master's degree in Student Development or related field, plus a minimum of 2 years of experience coordinating peer/leadership, orientation, and student success programs.  The successful candidate will also have strong communication, interpersonal, managerial and administrative skills, and an ability to work in a fast-paced complex environment as well as have experience training and/or teaching in a College setting.  The individual should be familiar with best practices and assessment in the field with an understanding of the role of student development in academic success.  This position requires a creative self-starter -- a professional who can manage the operations of the office in the absence of the director with minimal supervision.  Finally, the successful candidate should be familiar with recent developments in educational technology and be able to apply this knowledge to the design and implementation of student success programs and assessment.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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March 22, 2014


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.