CUNY Academic Student Support Manager - Young Men's Initiative in New York, New York


New York City’s “Young Men’s Initiative” (YMI) is a cross-agency enterprise that is committed to improving educational, employment, and justice outcomes for young Black and Latino men. CUNY and the New York City Department of Education are partnering with YMI to help improve educational outcomes for young Black and Latino men. To help accomplish this goal, CUNY is creating a teacher recruitment program primarily targeting, but not exclusive to, Black, Latino and Asian male students at multiple campuses with the goal of recruiting 600 teacher education students into the program over the next three years.

CUNY/BMCC is seeking experienced student support and/or teacher educational professionals to serve as Academic Student Support Managers for this innovative initiative. Additional duties include:

  • Develops and implements plans to attract and engage qualified CUNY/BMCC students into the recruitment program in collaboration with CUNY Central’s Office of Teacher Education, Deans/Chairs of Education, and counterparts at CUNY colleges.

  • Manages recruitment activities and makes final determinations based on established criteria.

  • Develops and applies intervention strategies to removes obstacles for students from admission through graduation to ensure their progression and success.

  • Resolves academic issues by providing policy information and/or referrals as well as working with other departments and agencies to advocate for student needs.

  • Supports students in employment related activities, such as networking, certification and hiring.

  • Provides academic resources and referrals for tutoring, certification exam preparation and/or other targeted student support services; offers general academic advisement as needed.

  • Maintains program records including student files; prepares reports and surveys; collects and maintains statistical data on program activities.

  • Evaluates program components on an ongoing basis and adjusts strategies and offerings accordingly in response to assessment results.

  • Engages with YMI stakeholders, including the Mayor’s Office, the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), and the NYC Department of Education.

  • Stays current on best practices and innovative approaches for student persistence and retention, with a focus on diverse learners.


Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree and familiarity with teacher preparation, certification, and hiring preferred.

  • Experience working with diverse student populations is important. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

  • Should demonstrate proficiency in computer, database skills, and use of social media.


Manages a comprehensive support program to promote learning and academic success for a targeted student population.

  • Develops, recommends, and implements program goals and objectives to meet students' specialized needs; coordinates delivery of services across multiple functions, developing new programs and activities as needed

  • Advocates for students, and partners with academic and student support functions to ensure students effectively utilize programs and services; collaborates with counselors, mentors, and others assisting students

  • Maintains ongoing communications with targeted student population as well as department management, advisory groups, and external organizations

  • Collects data for, analyzes, and reports on activities and outcomes

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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January 3, 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.

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Job Title: Academic Student Support Manager - Young Men's Initiative

Job ID: 16021

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular