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CUNY Academic Affairs Director for Health Programs in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Academic Affairs Director for Health Programs

Job ID: 20382

Location: Kingsborough Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Under the direction of the Dean of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, the Academic Affairs Director for Health Programs is a member of the Senior Academic Affairs Team. In collaboration with the Department Chairs of health-related programs, the Director of Health Programs oversees curricular and accreditation matters; administers College activities and operations to support academic policy and student learning strategies in the health programs; provides leadership for the publication of accurate information in print and online formats; assists in the development of strategic and operational plans, academic program proposals, and curricular reports. In all aspects of the job, the Director contributes to and maintains an inclusive and collaborative College environment; demonstrates commitment to the philosophy of the comprehensive community college; and works effectively within CUNY as part of a state system.

Kingsborough Community College was founded in 1963 and is one of 23 campuses of the City University of New York (CUNY) system and offers liberal arts education, as well as career programs. Kingsborough has been named one of the leading community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. It has also earned national recognition for its creative and effective use of learning communities, for the large number of degrees it confers, for the high percentage of graduates who continue their studies, and for the innovative programs that draw thousands of non-traditional students to its campus every year. Kingsborough serves a widely diverse population of approximately 14,000 students and consistently ranks among the leading community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students.

KCC’s well-regarded health programs include the following: Nursing AAS, Paramedic AAS, Physical Therapy Assistant AAS, Surgical Technology AAS, Polysomnography AAS, Mental Health and Human Services AS, Chemical Dependency Counseling AS, Exercise Science AS, Community Health AS, Therapeutic Recreation AS, and Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Provide guidance to departments that oversee health programs concerning curriculum development and assessment of curricula and programs

• Ensure compliance with the requirements of CUNY, Middle States, NYSED and external accrediting agencies and timely reporting of all information needed for continued approval by their respective agencies

• Develop and oversee procedures for collecting, publishing and maintaining accurate academic information; assures the accuracy and timeliness of all curriculum and program information in all KBCC publications in print or online, including information on program assessment, learning outcomes, articulation agreements and advisory committees

• Work with the Provost, Deans, Chairs, and Directors on strategic planning, operational planning, and program accountability by formal assessment of the programs including policies, procedures, facilities, resources and student outcomes: retention, graduation and performance of graduates

• Collaborate with Continuing Education and Workforce Development to create and enhance non-credit to credit health career pathways

• In collaboration with Department Chairs and program-specific clinical coordinators, recruit clinical sites and oversee preparation of clinical contracts that meet requirements for state regulations

• Support Departments in the student recruitment process, including information and orientation sessions

• Work with program advisors to develop advisement strategies that improve student success, momentum, and equity

• In collaboration with Departments and other college offices, facilitate the development, updating, and publication of transfer articulation agreements

• Working with Deans, Chairs, and the Provost’s office, identify potential grant opportunities to support health programs; apply for, implement and coordinate the provision of local, state or federal grants

• Represent the College to industry stakeholders and external partners

• Review legislation affecting the healthcare professions and communicate changes in State and Federal legislation affecting health programs to appropriate constituencies

• Working with the Provost’s office, identify new health programs to meet workforce demand and develop program proposals

• Support and facilitate active the role of advisory committees to health programs

• Promote sensitivity to and understanding of the importance of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic perspectives in the health professions

• In collaboration with the Office of College Advancement, maintain alumni relationships with those students who graduated from KCC health programs

• Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' relevant experience required.

Terminal degree in a health-related career is desired. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong background in research, teaching, and a record of successful faculty development. The Director will have significant experience in accreditation and demonstrate a strong understanding of the health care industry. The successful candidate will possess strong evidence of leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration, demonstrated experience in leading and performing in a dynamic academic environment and highly developed consultative and communication skills. The candidate will demonstrate cultural competence and experience in training health and mental health professionals in ethical health and mental health care using widely shared multicultural, LGBTQ, and disability ethical standards upheld by all major health and mental health professional associations. These standards apply to health and mental health trainees, professionals, patients, and clients. They include health and mental health care provision that is culturally sensitive, nondiscriminatory, and demonstrates treatment expertise.


Directs College activities and operations related to Academic matters to support academic policy and student learning strategies.

  • Designs, implements and monitors an array of academic initiatives, programs, priorities, and functions

  • Develops strategic plans, academic program proposals, and curricular reports

  • Assesses outcomes to improve services and support student success

  • Creates and oversees academic support initiatives

  • Administers College articulation efforts

  • Ensures compliance with accreditation standards and reporting requirements

  • Liaisons with faculty and professional staff in departments and offices across the College

  • Manages operational and program budgets; manages, trains, and develops staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




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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April 28, 2019


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