Academic Program Manager - Labor Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
Position Title: Academic Program Manager - Labor Studies (Joseph S. Murphy Institute / School of Professional Studies)
Job ID: 8097
Department: Joseph S. Murphy Institute/School of Professional Studies
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date: July 6, 2013
The School of Professional Studies:
Campus Specific Information
The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) offers innovative undergraduate and graduate level courses, certificates, and degree programs, including CUNY's first online degrees. Drawing on CUNY's nationally renowned faculty and practitioners, SPS offers programs in a wide range of disciplines, including Applied Theatre, Business, Disability Studies, Labor Studies, Urban Studies, and Health Information Management.
The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies is a collaboration between the University and New York City labor unions, for the purpose of serving the educational, policy, and research needs of unions and their members. The Institute is comprised of two centers. he mission of the Center for Worker Education is to: 1) offer undergraduate and graduate programs to working adult students and union members; 2) expand access to colleges throughout the CUNY system; and 3) partner with labor unions and employers to address training and education needs of union members. The Center for Labor, Community, and Policy Studies conducts research, offers leadership development programs, hosts forums and national conferences, and publishes articles, books, and a national labor journal to promote debate on issues critical to labor's future and its policy role.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Academic Program Manager of Labor Studies will manage all administrative aspects of the Institute's Labor Studies Programs, including the Institute's MA in Labor Studies, it's Union Semester program, and its joint Cornell/CUNY Certificate in Labor Relations. S/he will also:
- Collaborate with the faculty and oversee these programs to insure administrative adherence to academic policies and procedures.
- Manage curriculum development and operations of the program under the direction of a senior administrator.
- Design, implement, and oversee a comprehensive academic program development plan.
- Consult with faculty and Institute leadership on curricular and other academic matters.
- Oversee outreach, recruitment, admissions, scheduling, registration, internship placement, and graduation reviews for undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs.
- Supervise Labor Studies team, including program coordinators, outreach counselors, and clerical assistants.
- Serve as an expert resource regarding program policies and administrative procedures; make recommendations to improve department policies and procedures.
- Assist Director and Associate Director with strategic planning to expand the program.
- Prepare analytical and statistical reports and assists in outcome assessment.
- Manages curriculum development and operations of a College's specialized academic program under the direction of a senior administrator.
- Implements and monitors a comprehensive academic program development plan; makes recommendations to improve department policies and procedures
- Assists Director with outcome assessment and strategic planning to further develop program offerings
- Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management
- Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures
- May manage professional and/or clerical staff
- May act on behalf of Director in his/her absence
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's Degree and six years' relevant experience required.
- Advanced degree preferred
- Higher education administrative experience preferred
- Knowledge of the academic fields of Labor Studies and Labor Relations
- Practical knowledge of unions and labor organizations preferred
- Strong writing and oral communication skills
- Experience in program development preferred
- Supervisory experience
- Experience with student recruitment and enrollment management
- Ability to examine, evaluate, and re-design administrative operations and procedures; ability to develop and implement new operational procedures
- Ability to analyze and solve problems
- Ability to use independent judgment and maintain records containing confidential student information
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding, and complex work environment
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