Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) at the CUNY Graduate Center, led by Executive Director David Boxill, handles the human resources functions of the Newmark J-School.

These functions include overseeing job searches, sending offer letters, managing new-hire orientations, processing employee benefits, maintaining time and leave records, supervising mandated staff trainings, and overseeing reappointments, reclassifications, search waivers, HEO performance reviews, leaves of absence, separations, unemployment, and retirements.

For a complete list of OHR services, new-hire information, benefits summary, and employee resources, go to the GC’s Office of Human Resources website.

The OHR works closely with the human resources liaisons here at the J-School. The school’s HR team is made up of Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance Paul Sunda¬†and Associate Director of Academic Operations Marie Desir.

Together, they help develop job descriptions, provide guidance to search committees, generate reappointment letters, handle payroll issues, manage onboarding of new employees, and communicate to the staff and faculty about HR-related matters, among other duties.

If you need assistance with any HR matters, please send an email to the CUNY Graduate Center’s Office of Human Resources at hr@gc.cuny.edu. You may also contact the J-School’s HR liaisons at sojhr@journalism.cuny.edu.

CURRENT EMPLOYEES: PAYROLL AND BENEFITS

CUNY New Employee Resources

HIRING AT THE J-SCHOOL

In an effort to better prepare for the hiring and arrival of new staff and faculty, it is essential that hiring managers, including Research Foundation (RF) grant managers and search committee chairs, communicate to the J-School’s HR liaisons (Paul Sunda and Marie Desir) the minute you know you’ll be seeking to fill a position or reassigning an existing employee to a new job.

Once hiring managers inform the HR liaisons about their hiring plans, they will be asked to fill out a two-part form in our SOJ online onboarding system. Part 1 gives us the general information we need to understand the position, including any equipment, technology, data access, and office needs that go along with it. Part 2 tells us about the person who will be hired.

Hiring managers should send Paul Sunda a draft of all welcome letters for new employees before emailing the J-School community.

You also need to inform the HR liaison team as soon as you know that an employee has resigned or is leaving their job at the J-School for any reason. Once we receive that information, the hiring manager can fill out the exit form in the online system. Departing CUNY employees go to the Grad Center’s HR Office for an exit interview.

NEWMARK J-SCHOOL VACANCY REVIEW BOARD

The J-School’s internal Vacancy Review Board must approve the creation of new positions as well as new hires that result in a cost increase. The creation of new positions and hires that result in a cost increase must also be submitted to the CUNY Central VRB for review.

The J-School’s VRB committee is made up of the following members:

  • Paul Sunda, ECP, Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance
  • Allison Lichter, ECP, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Judith Watson, Faculty, Associate Professor

NEWMARK J-SCHOOL HEO SCREENING COMMITTEE

The J-School’s HEO Screening Committee is charged with reviewing various personnel actions, such as creation of new positions, reclassifications, reorganizations, reassignments, and salary step increases for HEO Series employees.

The committee is made up of the following members:

  • Chair: Amy Dunkin, HEO, Director of Administrative Operations
  • Avril George-Robinson, HEO, Director of Budget and Finance
  • Jere Hester, HEO, Director of Editorial Projects and Partnerships
  • Adia Tucker, HEO, Director of Career Services
  • David Boxill, Executive Director of Human Resources, Ex-Officio Member

POLICIES

NEWMARK J-SCHOOL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION REPORTS

Contact Us

If you need assistance with any HR matters, please send an email to the CUNY Graduate Center’s Office of Human Resources at hr@gc.cuny.edu.

Paul Sunda

Paul Sunda
Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance
paul.sunda@journalism.cuny.edu
646-758-7726

Marie Desir
Associate Director of Academic Operations
marie.desir@journalism.cuny.edu
646-758-7801