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Job Opportunity: Assistant Dean for Administration

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

Job ID: 25700
School of Journalism
Full Time



The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, founded in 2006, has become nationally recognized for its innovative programs. The only public graduate journalism school in the northeastern U.S., it prepares students from diverse economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism.

As the profession continues to reinvent itself for the digital age, the Newmark J-School is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the reporting, writing, interactive, technological, and entrepreneurial skills they need to find stories and tell them effectively. The school currently offers a Master of Arts in Journalism, a unique bilingual M.A. in Journalism for students fluent in English and Spanish, and the nation’s first M.A. in Engagement Journalism.

The Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance is a member of the senior leadership team of the Newmark J-School and has responsibility for overseeing all administrative and operational aspects of the school. This includes the state of the facility; the safety, caliber and satisfaction of the workforce; compliance with university and external regulations; and the School’s technological infrastructure.

Reporting to the Dean, the Assistant Dean will provide vision, leadership, and administrative oversight for a portfolio that includes Budget and Finance, Administrative Operations, Information Technology, Public Safety, and Campus Services/Facilities. They will keep the senior management team fully apprised of all issues related to the functionality of the facility and its technological infrastructure, and regulatory compliance.

The Assistant Dean for Administration will also have responsibility for strategic planning and ensures streamlined and effective administrative and fiscal operations. They will collaborate with the Graduate Center’s Office of Human Resources on matters relating to recruitment, employee relations, compliance and other HR policies.

The person in this title will also serve as the campus COVID liaison to the CUNY Central Office for as long as the need exists.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.


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

A preferred candidate should have:

– Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance, higher education administration, or related field.

– Eight (8) years of proven leadership role in administration or operations.

– Demonstrated knowledge of fiscal management.

– Higher education experience.

– Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
– Ability to work in diverse environment.

– Strong writing and communication skills.

– Ability to work some evenings and weekends.


Professional School Assistant Dean


$155,000 – $165,000. 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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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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