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30 Apr 2024

Instructional Support Program Director, CUNY Tutor Corps

CUNY Central Office
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Job Title: Program Director, CUNY Tutor Corps

The Office of K-16 Initiatives within Enrollment Management at The City University of New York (CUNY) creates innovative pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve academic and career success, by engaging strategic partners in confronting systemic educational inequities.  Recognizing the pivotal role of college readiness, K-16 houses unique pipeline programs united by a common goal: facilitating a seamless transition for New York City Public School (NYCPS) students into college, career, and beyond. Nationally recognized, our programs are instrumental in eliminating achievement disparities among racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups, ensuring long-term student success.

The CUNY Tutor Corps brings students from CUNY colleges into middle and high school classrooms, helping them become highly effective tutors and teaching assistants in math classrooms.

The Program Director of CUNY Tutor Corps will oversee the strategic redesign and growth of an innovative high-impact math tutoring program. CUNY Tutor Corps hires and trains CUNY students to provide tutoring in Algebra 1 classes in NYC-Public Schools in middle and high schools. Tutors support students’ math achievement through in-person, small group, high-impact tutoring. Tutors work up to 15 hours per week supporting Algebra 1 learning through classroom support and small group, high impact tutoring focused on Algebra 1 fundamental skills. Tutor Corps aims to place 60 tutors in 25 schools this annual year.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, key duties include, but are not limited to the following: 

-Leads strategic redesign and growth of CUNY Tutor Corps’ math tutoring program, transitioning to a high-impact tutoring model.

-Directs, develops and implements program structures, strategy, vision, policies, and systems to support effective operations.

-Manages relationships and resources to support program partners, including NYCPS and CUNY to develop scalable structures for partner management.

-Oversees school partnerships, including recruitment, retention, and onboarding of partner schools.

-Manages $1.6M annual program budget and spearhead fundraising efforts to secure future funding streams for long-term program sustainability.

-Manages a program team of five full-time staff members and various part-time program staff.

-Develops evaluation systems to assess program impact and identifies areas for improvement.

-Oversees development of database and program data systems to support effective program execution and program evaluation.

-Oversees recruitment, management, and professional development of 50+ tutors and instructional service coordinators.

-Fosters supportive learning and teaching environments conducive to mathematical exploration and learning outcomes.

-Collaborates on near-peer mentoring and other math initiatives within K-16 Initiatives.

-Performs other duties as assigned.

NOTE: Until further notice, this is a hybrid position eligible to work remotely and onsite in the office.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

-Advanced degree in Education, Mathematics, or in a relevant field.

-Experience in development and management of peer mentors and student support programs, specifically tutoring programs.

-Strong expertise with Algebra and related principles, preferably as a math teacher, encompassing a comprehensive understanding of concepts, methodologies and pedagogical approaches.

-Demonstrated track record of contributions towards student growth across ability levels.

-Experience in managing high-performing teams and programs through evolving shifts in priorities, resource allocations and additional factors.

-Proficiency in group facilitation, written and verbal communication, and creative problem-solving.

-Demonstrated commitment in working with students and experience working collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse community of staff, partners, and external constituents.

-Experience with data collection and analysis and database management to support effective program operations and program evaluation.

-Strong proficiency in Google and Microsoft program suites, and collaboration tools.

-Experience attending and/or working with NYC public schools, demonstrating familiarity with NYCPS’ unique educational landscape.

Compensation: $107,789 – $115,333, commensurate with qualifications, experience and education.

Benefits: 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.

Closing Date: Posting is open until May 12, 2024.

How to Apply

How To Apply: To be considered a candidate, please apply directly to Job ID #28317 via link below:

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The City University of New York (CUNY) is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 100,000 and above.