Director (Academic Center Director) – The Gotham Center for New York City History Job ID: 20357 Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience Closing Date: April 12, 2019
The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.
The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.
The Gotham Center is a university-based research and education center, devoted to advancing scholarly and public understanding of New York City’s rich and living past. The organization was founded in 2000 by Mike Wallace, Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, after his landmark work Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, co-authored with Edwin Burrows, won the Pulitzer Prize. For nearly twenty years, the Gotham Center has been the one academic institution devoted exclusively to promoting this critical field of study.
The Gotham Center’s goal is to support independent and professional historical work examining the various forces and figures that have shaped life in New York City, as well as the city’s contributions to the development of the nation and the world. Through a variety of public-facing initiatives, such as a free lecture series, digital resources, and K-12 programs, the Gotham Center strives to make that knowledge available to the widest possible audience — sharing the best and most interesting new scholarship with groups far beyond the academic community and immediate metropolitan area, while still bringing that work directly into local classrooms and learning spaces. The goal is to make research on New York City history more useful to actors influencing culture and policy today, fostering greater awareness and exchange between academic experts and leaders in civil society and government. In all things, the Gotham Center asks New Yorkers to consider how the past has created the present, and what lessons it might offer for the challenges we face in our great city, now and in the future.
Reporting to the Provost, the Director of the Gotham Center provides vision and leadership that will advance the mission of the education- and research-focused Center. The Director will be involved in strategic planning for the future direction of the Gotham Center, while developing ongoing outreach initiatives and public programming.
Duties include but are not limited to: - - Directs the administration and planning of the Center. - Establishes and maintains relationships, partnerships, joint endeavors with other New York City cultural and academic organizations. - Plans and designs the Gotham Center website, creation of blogs, podcasts, and applications to support and promote the work of the Center. - Oversees all aspects of the application, screening, and selection process for fellowships. - Organizes all fundraising and grant writing to support initiatives and educational outreach programs. - Serves as resource person and problem-solver for current Gotham Center fellows, including Graduate Center dissertation students. - Oversees planning, publicity, and budgeting for public events and all-day conferences. - Collaborates with other centers on projects of common interest. - Builds connections and recruits students and candidates for fellowships with regional institutions. - Manages the staff of the Gotham Center. - Prepares drafts of all written materials, including the annual narrative and financial reports. - Performs other duties as assigned.
CUNY Title Overview: - Directs a specialized academic and/or research center. - Designs, implements and monitors curriculum for programs sponsored by the Center - Oversees the design and delivery of courses and workshops; assesses learning outcomes - Develops and manages Center's budget and operations - Implements ongoing faculty and/or student development activities - Plans, develops, and initiates strategies for generating resources and/or revenues - May seek and acquire grant funding to further advance Center initiatives - Manages professional and clerical staff - Performs related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and eight years' relevant experience required.
A preferred candidate should have: - Ph.D. in a related area. - Five (5) years of relevant experience. - Aptitude in new technologies, including website management and design, blogs, podcasts, video, apps, etc. - Previous experience working in or with local New York City historical institutions. - Proven experience in fundraising and in creating academically traditional / non-traditional revenue-generating programs. - Extensive experience with public programming. - Experience in management, including recruitment of volunteers. - Excellent written, critical thinking, organizational and time management skills. - Strong interpersonal skills.
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Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.
Internal Number: 20357
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