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Job Opening: Urban Studies Program Manager

Dear friend of the Murphy Institute: 

I am writing to ask for your help. As you may know, the Institute is transitioning from an Institute to a new CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. At this critical juncture, we are looking to hire a highly qualified Program Manager for our Urban Studies programs. This is a very important position for us and a great opportunity for a talented individual. We need you to help us “make a match.” We are particularly intent on bringing people of color into consideration. We ask that you review the description below, publicize this opportunity widely to your network, take a moment to consider potential candidates—especially candidates of color-- and reach out to anyone you think might be interested.
The Urban Studies Manager will oversee administration of all programs in our Urban Studies unit, including: a Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, undergraduate and graduate certificates in Public Administration/Policy and Health Care Administration/Policy, a new internship program, and a new certificate program in Community Leadership. The CUNY job category is Higher Education Associate (HEA). The contract salary range is $61,394 to $106,700. Below are the responsibilities and qualifications. 
The Program Manager’s responsibilities fall into three general categories:

  • Administrative: supervise a team of four to six staff members; oversee all student service operations (admissions, academic progress, and retention); work with recruiting and marketing specialists to develop and implement a recruitment plan;  participate in Institute-wide strategic planning; and serve as principal liaison with other units of CUNY.
  • Community/Government Agency Outreach and Engagement: build institutional relationships and develop collaborative projects with community organizations and government agencies; engage community members, activists, and leaders with Murphy Institute programs; develop internship programs and place student interns with community organizations.
  • Collaborate with Faculty: work with the Academic Director and full-time faculty to schedule course offerings, appoint instructors, evaluate programs, develop curricula, and initiate new programs.

 To qualify, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and six years of higher education or related experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have: administrative and supervisory experience; excellent written and oral communication skills; an advanced degree in Urban Studies or a related discipline; practical knowledge/experience of urban institutions, government agencies, and community organizations; knowledge of basic technologies and assessment tools, used in higher education administration; familiarity with recruitment/enrollment management and the use of social media.
If you know of individuals who meet these criteria, please let me know as soon as possible.  You may also refer applicants directly to the job posting at: [http://bit.ly/2w71S28] Please note that the application deadline is September 16th.           
We look forward to your recommendations.

Best Wishes, 

Greg Mantsios, Director

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