Position Description and Duties
Dean, reporting to senior executive management, oversees a school, division,
academic program and/or function to enhance its profile, visibility, and
effectiveness. He/she develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises
management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and
administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. He/she
fosters a high-quality environment of academic teaching, research, and
intellectual achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and
outside the College as a strong advocate.
to the President, the Dean of Diversity & Compliance and Special Assistant
to the President for Faculty Relations carries responsibility for campus
diversity, compliance, and faculty professional development initiatives on
The City College of New York has approximately 600 full-time faculty members
and over 1,000 part time faculty members.
In addition to the duties above the Dean:
- Oversees the performance evaluation process for faculty personnel.
- Develops faculty mentoring initiatives and collaborate with the President's
office to administer faculty professional development awards.
- Collaborates with key areas on campus in both diversity issues and complex
faculty related issues and/or grievances.
- Oversees the implementation of the City University of New York's Affirmative
Action Policy and is responsible for the Office of Diversity & Compliance,
as well as the creation of diversity and compliance programs, activities and
initiatives designed to foster a climate that encourages respect for
- Oversees search committees in the implementation of Affirmative Action
program regulations, directs search committees regarding recruitment efforts
for a diverse faculty and staff, interprets information on under-utilization
for relevant constituencies, reviews recruitment documentation, and monitors
employee recruitment and selection to ensure compliance with EEO/AAP policies
- Serves on the Inclusive Excellence College Committee and be responsible for
overseeing the implementation of the Council's recommendations.
- Represents the President at various committees and programs addressing issues
of compliance, diversity and minority representation in The City College and
- Oversees the investigation of discrimination complaints (including race,
ethnicity, and gender) and ensures the College is in compliance with all laws,
rules and regulations including but not limited to Title VII, ADA, Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IV, and Title IX.
- Develops and administers training programs and curriculum to address issues
such as sexual harassment, violence in the workplace, embracing diversity,
engaging employees and students with disabilities and retaining City College's
best employees and consults with College executives on further training needs
of their faculty and staff.
- Collaborates with student groups to address diversity issues on campus, and
is responsible for investigating employee complaints involving alleged
discrimination based on protected status.
- Serves as a Special Assistant to the President for Faculty Relations,
overseeing the design and implementation of initiatives leading to new
policies, procedures, and programs with college-wide impact that address
external and internal issues.
- Handles matters of the greatest confidentiality, working with the President
and College executives as well as with other key individuals, and provides
confidential support and guidance to the President and other senior staff.
- Represents the President and serves as a liaison to various multi-cultural
institutions and organizations, civic, community and charitable organizations,
academic and professional organizations, and special interest groups as well as
federal, state and municipal government agencies and instrumentalities.
offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents
based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and
Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or
semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits
are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
Qualifications and Requirements
position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive
positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related
experience. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.
candidate must have a terminal degree in an academic discipline, a JD or
equivalent. Should have experience working with faculty in a union
environment and experience in an academic setting. Higher education
experience essential with experience in a large public institution highly
desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal,
organizational and communication skills, both oral and written, as well as
excellent judgment and a record of effectiveness in dealing with conflict
resolution. The ideal candidate will be committed to an inclusive
community that maximizes the benefits of a multicultural perspective, and will