Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students - Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President fo

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Apr 06, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
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: 10325

Regular/Temporary: Regular


As a key member of the executive management team, the Assistant Vice President oversees one or more College functions to fulfill comprehensive program goals and contributes to overall College strategic objectives.  He/she plans and implements a range of successful programs; and oversees staff, budget, operations, and facilities.


Assistant Vice President




Baruch offers 23 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate-level specializations through our three acclaimed schools. Our schools and programs are consistently ranked highly by The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and others. The "smart" classrooms in our award-winning Newman Vertical Campus equip faculty and students with state-of-the-art technology and the Newman Library was named the top college library in the nation.

Baruch offers undergraduate and graduate programs through its Zicklin School of Business, the only CUNY school that offers business programs accredited by the AACSB, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools world-wide; the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, which offers a full range of traditional liberal arts disciplines; and the School of Public Affairs, which is widely recognized in the areas of municipal government, nonprofit, and educational administration as well as policy analysis and evaluation. We also offer non-degree and certificate programs through our Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Baruch is home to centers and institutes that support education and research in business, finance, the global economy, public policy, social equity, real estate, and metropolitan development. Baruch College has introduced new interdisciplinary minors such as 'Information Technology and Social Responsibility' and 'Law and Policy.' There are also minors in New York City studies that are enriched by visits to the Museum of Natural History, the Rose Planetarium, and the Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

Baruch College is within easy reach of Wall Street, Midtown, and the global headquarters of major companies and firms, and gives students unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities. Some of the city's top executives are Baruch alumni, and many of them regularly come to campus to share their expertise with current students. The College's more than 17,000 students, who speak more than 110 languages and trace their heritage to over 160 countries, have been repeatedly named one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in the United States.

The Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students (AVP/DS) reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Responsibility includes promoting a student-centered campus environment that supports the personal, social, and academic development of all students. The successful candidate will possess the desire and ability to build community, advocate for students, and mentor student leadership. 

The AVP/DS will oversee program development and supervise directors of the following departments:
- Athletics and Recreation
- Orientation for First Year and Transfer undergraduate students
- Counseling
- Career Center
- Disability Services
- Early Learning Center
- Health and Wellness
- Student Life/Student Organizations
- Residence Life

In the role of Dean of Students, the AVP/DS supervises, leads, communicates, and initiates programs and policies regarding issues associated with student welfare, student conduct, judicial affairs, and academic integrity that include mediating disputes and conducting formal disciplinary hearings. The AVP/DS educates the campus community regarding student rights and responsibilities, civic engagement, diversity and inclusion, and justice. 

In addition to supervision of directors and ensuring effective operations, the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students develops annual and longer term operational and strategic goals. Developing sources of funding, budget planning and management, personnel evaluation, and maintaining a collaborative spirit between departments and with the larger College are essential. The AVP/DS may perform other related duties as assigned. The AVP/DS may be asked to represent the Provost on behalf of the College in discussions related to the student affairs.


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.  Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.


Candidates must have an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate, in higher education administration, counseling, student personnel, or a related field. Candidates with advanced degrees in other disciplines and with significant experience in student affairs in higher education are eligible to apply.   There should be evidence of experience, progressively increasing responsibilities and professional development, and familiarity with Baruch's mission as an urban, public college serving a highly diverse and academically talented student population. Preference will be given to candidates with at least six years of increasing supervisory experience, preferably including student conduct, rights and responsibilities, and judicial affairs. Evidence of success in an environment that is diverse in age, race, ethnicity, national origin, spirituality, and sexual orientation/gender identity is an important consideration for selection. The candidate must have demonstrated ability in budgeting and resource allocation, strategic planning, and the role of student affairs within the context of an academic institution. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills should be evident. The AVP/DS must effectively engage with faculty, staff, students, and colleagues in a large, multi-campus system. The ability to manage multiple projects and formulate and execute action plans is essential.


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.


Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.  Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. 

Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).


April 21, 2014


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


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.PI75356934