College of Staten Island (CUNY) — Finance Procurement Director

Job ID: 16262
Location: College of Staten Island
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The College conducts its purchases in accordance with New York State and University procurement policy and guidelines.  These guidelines are designed to conduct procurements efficiently and effectively while protecting the interests of the State and its taxpayers and promoting fairness in contracting with the business community.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Budget, the Finance Procurement Director’s duties include not only the CUNY Title Overview, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting procurements to meet the College’s needs, ensure fair and open competition while ensuring vendor responsibility and producing an optimal solution at a reasonable price;
  • Provide for participation of State certified minority- and women- owned business enterprises as well as service disabled veteran owned small businesses;
  • Provide day-to-day supervision and guidance for full time and part time staff.
  • Attend CUNY monthly Purchasing/Accounts meetings to keep abreast of procurement policies and procedures;
  • Attend annual State Purchasing Forums for compliance with their procurement policies and procedures;
  • Oversee, manage and ensure compliance with applicable University and College policies and procedures related to Asset management.

Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance or closely related field preferred;
  • Experience in conducting procurements in a Higher Education setting;
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience in Purchasing Operations;
  • Familiarity and prior experience with ensuring compliance with NYS Procurement laws, requirements;
  • Familiarity and prior experience working with PeopleSoft ERP systems – i.e. -State Financial System, CUNYfirst; and
  • Strong communication and writing skills.


  • Directs a College’s purchasing and contracting operations including staff supervision and legal compliance.
  • Oversees the procurement of all goods and services necessary for a College’s operations within the parameters of CUNY and NYC procurement regulations.
  • Represents the College on purchasing and contract matters, providing expertise and guidance during the bidding, selection, negotiation and contract processes.
  • Manages and supervises the purchasing office staff to assure all activities related to goods and services are performed in accordance with the applicable guidelines and regulations.
  • Manages the Board Resolution process for contracts and purchases in excess of mandated amounts.
  • Liaisons with College, University and governmental representatives.
  • Provides reports to the executive administration on department operations as required.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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June 3, 2017

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.