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Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

City University of New York
Kew Gardens, NY
Closing date
Dec 25, 2023

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Student Affairs
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Assistant Dean
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College / University
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

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LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time




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LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 20,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, located in Long Island City, Queens offers more than 50 degrees and certificates, and more than 65 continuing education programs to educate New Yorkers seeking new skills and careers. As an institution of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his advocacy of underserved populations. Since 1971, LaGuardia's academic programs and support services have advanced the socioeconomic mobility of students while providing them with access to a high quality, affordable college education. Visit to learn more.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs is responsible for the planning, leadership, and management of out-of-the-classroom support services and activities that foster students' academic success as well as their personal well-being and professional growth. An exceptional student advocate, the assistant dean oversees the delivery of academic and non-academic support services and ensures that students have meaningful and rewarding experiences that enrich their LaGuardia education. A strategic thinker and problem solver, the assistant dean sees beyond short-term responses to students' challenges and develops new solutions, striving with his/her/their colleagues to create the most welcoming and supportive campus environment possible for our students.

The assistant dean will be responsible for the following:
  • Provide leadership and oversight of various departments/units in the Division of Student Affairs, including the Black Male Empowerment Cooperative and CREAR Futuros; Campus Life; Community Standards and Student Conduct; Health Services; the Office of Accessibility Services; Ombudsman; Veteran's Services; and the Women's Center and LGBTQI+ Safe Zone Hub.
  • Develop both short-term and long-term goals for the areas under direct supervision to successfully achieve University and College goals and objectives.
  • Oversee student affairs policies and procedures, including student conduct and advocacy processes; and advise members of the campus community accordingly.
  • Oversee educational programs for students, staff and faculty related to student conduct,

classroom decorum, and civility, as well as facilitate training and oversight for the College's Faculty and Student Disciplinary Committee. Facilitate due process.
  • Lead the coordination of campus-wide educational efforts focused on the prevention of sexual violence and other forms of sex and/or gender-based discrimination on campus.
  • Build relationships and partnerships within student affairs, and across campus constituencies, including faculty/academic affairs, enrollment management and administration and finance to ensure a coordinated and comprehensive approach to student support services.
  • Collaborate with other campus areas to develop and coordinate programs and services, with a specific focus on initiatives and activities that provide student leadership development, highlight diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and increase mental health awareness.
  • Design innovative approaches to engage students in learning processes via school pride initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and/or support for campus-wide signature events such as New Student Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, Commencement, cultural awareness programming, and other large-scale events that promote or enhance student engagement.
  • Work closely with Managers/Directors within Student Affairs on the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and activities designed to enrich students' educational experiences and increase retention.
  • Oversee the administration of student orientation and student satisfaction surveys.
  • Serve as co-Chair of the Student Concern Assessment and Response (CARe) Team.
  • Work closely with the Department of Public Safety to ensure accurate reporting and investigation of incidents.
  • Participate in a rotating on-call role for emergency response and crisis management.
  • Stay abreast of relevant legal issues, new University legal policies, and mandated government reporting as it relates to student affairs.
  • Serve as chair and/or member of selected committees.
  • Perform other related duties assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight yrears' related experience

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; detail oriented.
  • A strong record of demonstrated leadership in student affairs, and experience with programs in support of student development.
  • Ability to sustain communication with diverse groups, anticipate problems, and reconcile conflicts.
  • Ability to respond in a timely manner to a wide variety of inquiries from internal and external stakeholders for the purpose of providing information and resolving problems.
  • A student-centered philosophy and approach to work.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish a plus.


Assistant Dean


Salary: $120,524 - $145,000

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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December 22nd, 2023


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


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.

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