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CUNY URBAN FOOD POLICY INSTITUTE

JOB POSTING Deputy Director CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
CUNY Title: Higher Education Officer
Salary Range: $85,000­$110,000 depending on experience and qualifications
Position Available: July 1, 2016

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees
on May 2, 2016, applies the expertise of CUNY faculty in public health,
nutrition, sociology, urban planning, law and other disciplines to developing
research, education and action that can contribute to solving urban food
problems in New York City and in cities around the world. It develops
partnerships with researchers, public officials, and non­profit organizations
in New York City and other parts of the nation and world to conduct research
that enables New York City to share lessons and evidence on food policy with
other cities. The Institute aims to convene faculty throughout the university
and work with other CUNY institutes to develop CUNY’s capacity to build
interdisciplinary research teams that can contribute to the growing global
interest in better understanding the interactions among food policy,
urbanization, economic and community development, sustainability and
resilience and health. The Institute is based at the new CUNY Graduate School
of Public Health and Health Policy at 55 West 125thStreet, but serves the
entire university.

Reporting to the Institute Director, the Deputy Director will supervise
Institute staff and student research fellows; support faculty fellows; assist
in Institute administration and fund raising; and participate as a member of
the Institute’s leadership team. The Deputy Director will engage in strategic
planning for the Institute, coordinate services for faculty and students,
cultivate internal and external partnerships, and assist in fund­raising and
the design and implementation of new Institute activities.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
● Supervising Institute staff and assisting them in carrying out all Institute
activities;
● Managing project and funding timelines, keeping track of required
deliverables, and working with
staff and faculty to complete projects on time;
● Managing the Institute budget and preparing budget reports for funders;
● Recruiting, hiring, training and supervising student fellows, ensuring that
they receive appropriate
mentoring and research supervision from Institute senior faculty;
● Serving as a member of the Institute leadership team in strategic planning,
fund raising and
resource development;
● Representing the Institute in partnerships with other CUNY units and
external organizations;
● Managing Institute communication within CUNY and with external audiences;
● Following urban food policy trends, opportunities, obstacles in New York
City, and in cities nationally and globally.

QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, public policy, urban planning,
food studies, or related field and at least six years’ relevant managerial and
organizational experience required.
The following qualifications are preferred:
● At least three years’ experience working in low ­income urban communities on
food, health,
public policy or related fields
● Demonstrated commitment and passion for reducing inequalities in access to
healthy food
● Extensive knowledge of current issues in food policy, food justice, and/or
community
development
● Experience interacting with food and health researchers
● Experience interacting with public officials in policy settings
● Track record of applying for and receiving external funding for non­profit
organizations
● Proven ability to work independently
● Organizational, analytical, financial and interpretative skills
● Excellent written and oral communication skills
● Fluency with information technology, including social media and web
communication, and
familiarity working with and building online and virtual communities
● Demonstrated ability to work under changing priorities and to manage
multiple tasks and
deadlines
● Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with students, faculty,
staff, policy makers and
community leaders and residents
● Ability to communicate in Spanish.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience. CUNY’s benefits contribute
significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial
well­being, 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.

TO APPLY Send CV, cover letter explaining interest and qualifications and
names of 3 professional references by June 30, 2016 to: A
shley.Rafalow@sph.cuny.edu

MBA in Sustainability

Program Associate
Bard’s MBA in Sustainability program seeks a Program Associate to join its growing administrative team. The Bard MBA is one of a few business programs globally that fully integrates the study of business and sustainability. Courses in the low-residency program meet in New York City once each month for intensive four-day weekend sessions, complemented by online education. The Program Associate will be based on Bard’s main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Program Associate will oversee the day-to-day operations of the MBA program.

Primary responsibilities include:
Program support, including managing academic calendars and schedules, enrollment, grade submission, and student affairs
Event planning, including coordinating space needs and other logistics for classes and events in Manhattan and on the Bard campus
Bookkeeping and Accounts Payable
Introducing faculty and students to program policies and the software used in the online component of the MBA program
Liaising with other offices on the Bard campus
Management of student workers
Other administrative duties as needed

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and a record of related professional work experience. The position requires excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills. Experience with distance education technology is not required.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references through Interfolio.com <http://interfolio.com&gt; at: http://apply.interfolio.com/35339. Applications will be reviewed as received.
(2) Graduate Communications & Programming Associate
Bard GPS Bard College’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability (GPS), made up of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability, seeks applicants for a full-time position as Graduate Communications & Programming Associate.

Responsibilities include public program communication through content generation, website management, social media oversight, database management, production of advertising creative, and representing Bard GPS at marketing events. In addition, the position also provides support for alumni engagement, event planning and programming and student services. Working on select weekends and evenings is required.

The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Office and various social media management platforms. He/she will also be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and contact database programs and possess an aptitude for learning software programs quickly. The position requires a professional and approachable demeanor, strong organizational and project management skills, and desire to work in an innovative, fast-paced, and flexible environment. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references through Interfolio.com <http://interfolio.com&gt; at: http://apply.interfolio.com/35146. For inquiries, please contact Katie Boyle, GPS Assistant Director for Marketing and Enrollment, at kboyle@bard.edu, 845-758-7388

 

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