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Academic Program Specialist - Urban Male Leadership Academy

JOB ID #: 6676

ISSUE DATE: 10/02/2012

CLOSING DATE: 11/12/2012


Participates in the daily coordination of academic and administrative activities of a College's specialized academic program under management direction.

Supports program development, student service delivery, outcome evaluation and instructor/student recruitment, enrollment, and retention.

Recommends, implements and evaluates strategies to expand program offerings

Prepares analytical and statistical reports for management

Develops and maintains relationships with various College offices to improve student and faculty services

Serves as resource expert regarding program policies and procedures

Oversees office recordkeeping; manages updates of program web and print materials

May supervise office operations and/or department budget

Performs related duties as assigned.

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA) seeks a full-time Specialist. Under the leadership of the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Specialist will work closely with administrators in the divisions of Academic and Student Affairs to develop and implement all activities in the Academy program (e.g. minority breakfast, Each One Reach One peer mentoring program, etc.)

The BMCC UMLA Specialist will assist in increasing the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of students from populations that are underrepresented in higher education, particularly African-American males.

Responsibilities include:

Assisting the Dean to create a vision, goals and objectives for the program.

Maintaining and monitoring BMCC UMLA program budget.

Collaborating with the campus-based projects dedicated to prepare and increase the number of educators from groups that are severely underrepresented as teachers in the New York City public school system, particularly African American males.

Monitoring the progress and engagement of students participating in BMCC UMLA projects as well as their academic achievement levels and retention and graduation rates.

Maintaining close contact with the administrators of the CUNY BMI funded project through telephone calls, e-mail correspondence and attending monthly meetings.

Working with the BMCC Office of Institutional Research to facilitate the evaluation of campus project outcomes that are required to produce demonstrable results.

Organizing regularly scheduled campus-based events and activities.

Developing communication tools for BMCC UMLA including a newsletter as well as brochures and flyers to draw attention to the initiative, its resources and activities.

Researching potential funders and drafting grant proposals to secure additional monies for UMLA programming.

Developing relationships with faculty and staff members to build a wider constituency throughout the College in support of BMCC UMLA goals and objectives.

Assisting in the organization and facilitation of monthly advisory board meetings of administrators and faculty members implementing BMCC UMLA projects.

Assisting in writing regular reports as required by public and private funding sources.

Attending meetings and events sponsored by BMCC UMLA.


Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required.
Bachelor's degree and four years related experience are required; master's degree is desirable. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and PowerPoint also required. Experience working in higher education and/or a non-profit organization that advocates for underserved populations is a plus. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and written skills. He/she will have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies and to manage competing priorities.

SALARY: $42,873 - $59,608

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