Academic Program Manager

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Aug 04, 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: 10971

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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




The new Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema will open at Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Fall 2015.  The School will offer a 3-year specialized education in 5 disciplines leading to an M.F.A:  Producing, Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography and Post-Production, and a 2 year M.A. in Cinema Studies.  Housed in a new 60,000 sq. foot state-of the-art facility on the Steiner Studios lot, the Academic Program Manager will be responsible for key administrative management of the program and administrative staff. 

The Academic Program Manger reports to the Director of the Graduate School of Cinema (GSC) and will responsible for the following:
- Oversees the day-to-day operations and budget of the GSC.
- Prepares semester course schedules and classroom assignments for approval by the Director.
- Assesses validity of course permissions, degree audits, and course wavers.
- Assists the Director in the coordination of student academic issues and petitions.
- Liaises with Graduate Admissions and assists the Director with the organization, coordination, and follow-up on student applications and admissions.
- Assists faculty and GSC Director on academic assessment, accreditation, curricular changes, and adjustments to catalogue copy.
- Manages student advisement.
- Conducts various research and data collection assignments in support of the Director.
- Advises, assigns, and coordinates student internships at Steiner Studios and around the city.
- Coordinates faculty searches, liaises with HR, and oversees travel arrangements and candidate visits.
- Advises students on submitting work to festivals and competitions.
- Maintains all part-time faculty files and contracts.
- Supervises all administrative support staff.
- Manages department events (lectures, screenings, workshops, etc.), booking space, promotion, marketing, and advertising.
- Supports faculty initiated events and classroom visits by assigning space and undertaking promotion.
- Liaises with College's Communications department on internal and external communications.
- Oversees content updates of the GSC website.
- Organizes monthly GSC meetings, distributing agenda, taking and distributing minutes.


Bachelor's Degree and six years' relevant experience required.


- Master's degree in film, media or other related disciplines preferred
- Strong management and organizational skills required
- Knowledge and experience with the workflow of filmmaking and an understanding of the film industry an advantage
- Prior work experience in an academic environment in a college or university preferred
- Ability to problem-solve in a fast-paced and energetic environment essential
- Ability to maintain organized records and track information in a systematic manner essential
- Ability to learn complex online software programs for management of student records and financial data essential
- Excellent interpersonal and writing skills


$55,602 - $85,356; 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.


Please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below.  In order to be considered, applicants must upload their cover letter (referenced Job ID 10971), resume, and contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for three references in rtf, doc, or pdf format.


Open until filled with the review of applications to begin July 16, 2014.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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