Job Vacancy: Academic Center Manager – LaGuardia & Wagner Archives

Job Vacancy Notice:

Job Title: Academic Center Manager – LaGuardia & Wagner Archives

Job ID: 13659

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Under the direction of the Director, the Academic Center Manager will oversee the development and delivery of programs, workshops, public events, and publications for the LaGuardia & Wagner Archives; working with faculty and students to make sure that our collections are an integral part of the learning experience of every student at LaGuardia Community College.

Other responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following, in addition to those outlined in the CUNY Title Overview:

Plan, create and maintain a varied portfolio of program documents, including the Archive’s educational materials, annual history calendar, and additional materials based on research on American and New York City history.

Provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Engage visiting classes of students in interpreting primary documents in research and applying critical thinking skills.

Maintains relationships and partnerships critical to the ongoing development and delivery of programs.

Manage and maintain social media for the Archives; (e.g., releasing Email messages to the college community, updating the Archives Facebook page, Blog and YouTube channel. The social media posts will make connections between the Archives and important current events and anniversaries.)

Assists the Director with all aspects of the Archives’ administration including personnel actions, budgeting, purchasing, planning and scheduling meetings, Correspondence, and supervision of staff.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students’ lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.


Bachelor’s Degree and six years’ relevant experience required.


Ph.D. preferred.  Candidate must have excellent research and writing skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet publication deadlines.

Experience in supervision of staff.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to assist researchers is required.

Extensive knowledge of American and New York history and awareness of related repositories, websites and databases.

Ability to research and write in a creative and fast paced environment while maintaining multiple priorities.

Good understanding of how city government works, give public presentations, and write quickly.


Manages a College’s specialized academic and/or research center operations under the direction of a senior administrator.

-Implements and monitors comprehensive curriculum development program; makes recommendations to improve Center policies and procedures.

-Delivers a schedule of courses and workshops; analyzes programming outcomes

-Oversees Center’s budget and daily administration

-Assists Director with developing funding and resource strategies

-Prepares reports for management; may write grant proposals

-May manage professional and clerical staff

-May act on behalf of Director in his/her absence

-Performs related duties as assigned

Job Title Name: Academic Center Manager



Higher Education Associate




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 wavers 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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October 22, 2015


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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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