CUNY Administrative Executive Officer - Vice President of Administration and Finance in New York, New York


John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers Bachelors and Masters degrees and participates in the Doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings. As evidenced by so many on-going developments, the College offers its many new faculty and staff the opportunity to shape the future of their institution.

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration will be responsible for the following duties in addition to the responsibilities listed in the CUNY Title Overview:

  • Researches and responds to complex questions related to administration, finance, and external relations as well as other strategic college issues.

  • Develop more efficient ways of enhancing staff productivity and establish controls to ensure deliverables are completed consistently.

  • Conduct various research and analyses to enhance processes and improve flow of operations.

  • Serves as the Vice President lead on various committees or tasks force.

  • Represents the Vice President at meetings with College leadership and other College events.

  • Responsible for the management of special events, organize and launch programs on behalf of the College.

  • Exercise independent judgement in directing and overseeing all aspects of special projects and administrative initiatives.

  • Serve as liaison to Vice President’s office in working to enhance cohesion between various departments within the division and campus initiatives.

  • Delegate work load to division office staff and manage the trafficking of work of five department’s reporting to the Vice President.

  • Oversee inter-department college communication and external community relations.

  • Manages and prepares high-level correspondence and communicates information on behalf of the Vice President.

  • Prepare presentations for Vice President on various topics.

  • Oversee successful completion of departmental priorities and project deadlines.

  • May supervise or coordinate new projects and ensure they meet the requirements and proceed on schedule.

  • Tracks and reports these priorities and objectives for the Vice President; works with senior staff at the College to determine status and help ensure objectives are achieved.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


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


As a senior staff member in a Campus or University Executive's office, leads unit initiatives, participates in planning and setting priorities, and drives strategic initiatives to ensure their success.

  • Participates in planning and in setting policies with responsibility for preparing aspects of strategic and operational plans. Participates in developing and executing performance management systems to evaluate progress.

  • Works with other Campus and University units to oversee complex, high-priority projects, with responsibility for outcomes.

  • Represents the Executive in Campus or University-wide activities and may act in his/her place when required.

  • Independently carries out major responsibilities under the Executive's purview, such as monitoring and evaluating unit activities, financial planning and review, serving as chair of key committees, and communications with senior Campus or University management.

  • May serve as Chief of Staff of a large Executive Office.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Administrative Executive Officer


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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August 16, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Location: John Jay College

Job Title: Administrative Executive Officer - Vice President of Administration and Finance

Job ID: 17071

Regular/Temporary: Regular