Baruch College — Assistant Director of Graduate Programs

Job Description:
The Office of Graduate Programs works with over 2,500 domestic and international students who are studying full- or part-time in ten specialized Master’s and two MBA programs. On a day-to-day basis the advising team facilitates communication between students and faculty in support of successful academic outcomes and student satisfaction. The office manages a high volume of student email, telephone and walk-in activity, along with facilitating virtual and in- person group and individual academic advising. The position will involve some evening hours and a flexible schedule required during peak registration periods. As part of the advising team, the Assistant Director develops and delivers a broad range of academic services to a diverse population of students. This positions reports to the Associate Director of Graduate Programs.

The responsibilities of the position will include but are not limited to:

  • Advise students across all programs in group and individual sessions, whether in-person or virtual. Work with the advising team to continuously review and assess resources for both in-person and virtual advisement.
  • Evaluate transcripts of entering MS and MBA students to determine course waivers and notify students of program of study.
  • Process forms related to International student I20 and visa needs and advise International students on academic policies specific to this group.
  • Develop advising materials and sessions for both continuing and new students in assigned caseload; serve as point of contact for those students regarding transfer credit; serve as liaison to related department and faculty.
  • Develop and maintain website content and blog materials related to academic policy and procedures, curriculum, new student onboarding, etc.
  • Develop and conduct workshops geared to support student success and engagement.
  • Participate in and assist with orientation programming.
  • Participate in recruitment and yield activities both on-campus and off-campus.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned or self-initiated.

Evenings until 6pm are required. Some late evenings and weekend hours may be required. Some travel may be required.

Compensation and Benefits:
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Bachelor’s degree and four years’ related experience required.

A Master’s degree and at least four years of progressively responsible work experience in higher education administration preferred. Prior experience with graduate business programs is a plus. The successful candidate will have the established ability to manage multiple responsibilities that are time sensitive and require careful attention to detail. The ability to set priorities, exercise sound judgment, and interact with students, faculty and staff in a professional and thoughtful manner are essential. Strong oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Word Press, other social media platforms, and web-based communications.

How to Apply:
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #23963.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting

Closing Date:
April 14, 2022.

EEO Statement:
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.