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Research Foundation CUNY Program Manager, Professions-in-Residence Corps in New York City, New York

Job Title: Program Manager, Professions-in-Residence Corps

PVN ID: VA-2303-005502

Category: Managerial and Professional


Mandatory Vaccine Mandate: As of May 27, 2022, all candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law and criteria. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as two weeks after a final dose in primary series of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine ( example: two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson). Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Newly hired employees will be sent an email with instructions on how to upload their vaccine information on the Research Foundation portal.

Job Description

General Description MISSION

We build innovative educational and career development programs that strengthen and advance The City University of New York’s commitment to promoting equity and mobility for its students. The CUNY Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships (OCIP) is dedicated to the mission of connecting academic pursuits with career competitiveness. OCIP works closely with industry to understand the skills required for the most in-demand jobs and trains City University of New York (CUNY) students in those skills to prepare them for early and sustained career success.


OCIP is seeking a Program Manager to operationally manage the expansion of the Professionals-in-Residence Corps program into the finance sector. Reporting to OCIP Assistant Director and working in close coordination with the Lead Program Manager, the role will involve building relationships in the finance industry of New York City, instructor recruitment, identifying industry and course needs, and coordinating initiatives that positively influence students’ career-readiness for the finance sector. Leveraging guidance from the Lead Program manager and using the Tech-in-Residence Corps as a model – the aim is to bring industry professionals into college classrooms to transfer their skillsets and applied knowledge directly to students and to collaborate with faculty.

This position will be responsible for replicating the success of Tech-in-Residence Corps in the finance sector beginning at one CUNY college and eventually expanding to additional colleges. The Program Manager will recruit and manage a group of industry professionals representing companies across the NYC finance sector. This position will also be responsible for connecting industry professionals with academic departments to deliver courses on industry-aligned topics such as digitization, data and decision analysis, financial forecasting and more.

Other Duties

Program Development – 50%

  • Manage and execute a program to bring finance industry professionals into the classroom working together with CUNY, and industry partners

  • Implement, assess, and improve processes for recruiting, onboarding, training, assisting, monitoring, and gathering feedback from qualified industry professionals

  • Identify campus/program course cadences and curriculum needs to inform creating a seamless pathway for industry professionals looking to serve in the classroom through engagement of college campuses

  • Develop and build data centric quarterly (and ad-hoc) reports

Communication & Partnerships – 40%

  • Develop and deploy communications and marketing materials designed to facilitate industry recruitment, onboarding, and retention

  • Support high-level events and reporting at the request of CUNY and other stakeholder agencies

  • Hold partners accountable for delivering on established targets and track and report on metrics developed

  • Gather feedback from stakeholders and develop recommendations for iterating on Professionals-In-Residence Corps and establishing a sustainable process for bringing industry to campuses across the City

Other – 10%

  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required

  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience, with at least two years working/collaborating with external parties

  • Experience in planning, implementing, and managing initiatives, programs, or services from inception to completion

  • Ability to creatively apply qualitative and quantitative tools to both typical and atypical problems

  • Has either created or actively contributed to metrics and data informed strategies

  • Demonstrated experience successfully mobilizing a diverse group of stakeholders towards a common goal; proven ability to provide excellent customer service to a diversity of clients and partners

  • An applied understanding of planning and building systems for scale

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and similar productivity platforms

  • Excellent organization skills and impeccable attention to detail

  • Clear communication and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with academic culture and experience in stakeholder engagement

  • Foundational knowledge and/or experience in the field of finance and adjacent fields

  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to change

  • Ability to identify and pursue opportunities to systematize work

  • Integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the CUNY and Office of Careers & Industry Partnerships Mission

Physical Requirements

  • This position is located in a professional office environment and is currently hybrid, working 70% in person (7 days) in office and 30% remote (3 days) during every two-week payroll cycle. Laptop may be provided if needed to support working remotely

  • While performing these duties, the employee is required to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting items (up to 20 pounds), bending, reaching, sitting for prolonged periods of time. Reasonable accommodations will be made for employees with disabilities or other needs per RFCUNY policies.

  • Ability to travel to other CUNY sites as needed.

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    About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Department Office of Careers & Industry Partnership

Status Full Time

Annual Salary Range $75,000.00 - $80,000.00

Closing Date May 17, 2023 (Or Until Filled)


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