College of Staten Island (CUNY) — Director of Community Educational Engagement

Job ID: 17778
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The Director of Community Educational Engagement, reporting to the Vice President of Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations, supervises multiple and varied credit and non-credit bearing programs funded through the University, grants, or on a fee basis. Provides leadership and oversight for:

  • Pre-college programs including CUNYStart (providing rigorous, intensive remedial instruction in academic reading, writing, and math), CUNY Language Immersion Program (offering college-readiness English as a Second Language instruction), 30,000 Degrees Initiative (a partnership among the Borough’s higher education institutions to leverage and align existing college readiness activities to achieve an additional 30,000 baccalaureate or higher graduates by the year 2025), and the Adult Learning Center (offering courses in Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, College Transition, and basic ESL);
  • Programs for individuals with developmental disabilities including the Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program (preparing students for adult life through higher education coursework, career exploration and preparation, and self-awareness and socialization); Creative Exchange Program (offering a wide range of classes, including life skills, for adult students); and the Willowbrook Mile (a collaborative project creating an educational commemorative walking trail to preserve the historical significance of the Willowbrook State School); and
  • Options Program (offering lifelong learning classes for individuals over 55 years of age).

Additionally, the Director of Community Educational Engagement serves as a primary liaison between the College and its surrounding borough to advance civic engagement and community partnerships as integral components of the College’s emerging role as an anchor institution and steward of place.

Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ related experience.  A master’s degree can substitute for up to two years of experience.

Preferred qualifications include:
Master’s Degree in a related field and higher education experience preferred. Experience in overseeing pre-college programs, advancing community partnerships and collaborations, and successful grant writing.

Higher Education Officer


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, please visit and enter the Job ID# in the “What” section field.  Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information) as one file.

December 31, 2017

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

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.