University Associate Provost of Careers and Industry Partnerships
CUNY City University of New York (System Level)
Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA
Internal Number: 22902
Job Title: University Associate Provost of Careers and Industry Partnerships
Job ID: 22902
Location: Central Office
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
The City University of New York seeks a dynamic, strategic and solutions-oriented professional to serve as the University Associate Provost of Careers and Industry Partnerships. This high profile and critical role requires a collaborative leader to serve as the principal career development expert to provide executive leadership and cultivate strategic partnerships with corporations, government agencies, community and faith based organizations, private foundations and nonprofit institutions.
Career engagement and success of CUNY students is a major University priority. To this end, we are pursuing career-focused efforts across the University system in nearly every academic program, and launching partnerships with key industries that will lead to applied learning, internship and strong jobs for student graduates. Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost and the University Chancellor, the University Associate Provost of Careers and Industry Partnerships provides executive leadership and direction for professional programs and corporate relationships.
The University Associate Provost of Careers and Industry Partnerships is responsible for conceptualizing and leading strategic initiatives focused on expanding and improving the University???s efforts to help current students and graduates become more competitive for strong jobs and careers. This includes accountability for bringing a workforce and career success lens to all strategy conversations within the Chancellery; creating a University infrastructure for advancing career success goals across the system; providing guidance on key issues such as program quality, technology systems, resource and program development, and communications; overseeing the development and ongoing management of employer relations and engagements; initiating and managing new publicly and privately supported training, internship, and job placement programs; serving as the main continuing education and workforce development professional internally at the Central Office of Administration and across the 25 colleges, being a thought leader and resource for campus-based career services teams, plus externally with policymakers, funders, industry professionals, employer intermediaries, unions, media, and the general public; and overseeing the administration of grants, scholarships, and other external funding used to support continuing education programs and students.
As a member of the Chancellor???s Cabinet the University Associate Provost of Careers and Industry Partnerships serves as a key advisor to the Chancellor, ensuring strategic initiatives across the colleges reflect career success as a major priority and align with the Chancellor???s vision for the University.
Other duties include, but will not be limited to, the following:
??? Supports the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost with launching and shaping new initiatives and projects, including the structure and assignment of deliverables to current and new staff members; oversees the progress of new initiatives, action items and strategies.
??? Initiates efforts to find new sources of financial and other support for current and future programs from the public sector and private philanthropy.
??? Leads and oversees Central Office-based continuing education and workforce development program and policy staff members and career-services centers, plus other program staff as assigned.
??? Advises college vice presidents, academic deans, and directors of continuing education divisions.
??? Partners with campus continuing education divisions to develop and implement strategies supporting the short and long-term growth of continuing education and workforce development.
??? Leads the strategic assessment of, and planning for, program evaluation, data and technology systems and processes supporting high quality college and career pathways curricula and services.
??? Oversees and manages internal and external program communication, preparation of publications, and responses to inquiries from interested parties including press, policy makers, educators, researchers, and funders.
??? Monitors fiscal and administrative operations for the department.
Bachelor's degree and eight years' relevant experience in administering and leading education initiatives required.
??? Advanced degree in a related discipline and at least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in Higher Education, non-profit, public, private and/or nonprofit sector roles or other complex organization preferred.
??? Strong understanding of the organization and polices of public higher education systems and the needs of low-income urban college students.
??? Ability to clearly communicate project goals and work effectively with multiple stakeholders, especially faculty members, academic department chairs, and college leadership.
??? Demonstrated commitment to urban public education, expanding student social mobility and the promotion of cultural pluralism.
??? Exemplary judgment and ethical standards, analytical acumen, superior problem-solving skills, decisiveness and ability to deliver timely advice.
??? Strong analytical and problem solving acumen with the ability to think critically and act strategically.
??? Demonstrated ability to influence people and establish positive working relationships across the University.
??? Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills, with ability to lead and manage teams, and use strategic and tactical judgment to make decisions and handle various situations.
??? Strong work ethic, professionalism, and discretion; ability to prioritize, manage and fulfill multiple responsibilities in a time-sensitive manner.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education 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.
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a position focused cover letter and resume with your online application. Your cover letter should clearly explain how your experience and credentials fulfill the duties and qualifications outlined.
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About CUNY City University of New York (System Level)
The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 270,000 adult, continuing and professional education students at 25 campuses across New York City. The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields. As CUNY has grown, the University also has strengthened its mission as a premier research institution, building an array of modern facilities and expanding the ranks of its world-class faculty. Throughout its history, the University has been an integral part of the city and state through partnerships with public schools, economic development initiatives, immigration aid and financial advice services and other community outreach programs. Today, CUNY faculty and staff continue to benefit New York City — as well as the entire nation — by serving as policy exper...ts to business and government, advisers to nonprofit institutions, civic organizations and community groups. Students, too, are strongly encouraged to experience the cultural, educational and community-based opportunities of the five boroughs, through a network of internships and fellowships, to embracing the city as their campus.