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Confidential Executive Officer - Adult and Continuing Education

LaGuardia Community College

Job Description



Confidential Executive Officer - Adult and Continuing Education




Founded in 1971 in Long Island City, Queens, LaGuardia Community College is one of seven community colleges of the City University of New York/CUNY. In 2019, LaGuardia served over 30,000 students in pre-college, associate degree, and continuing education programs. Major areas of study include Health Sciences, STEM, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts. Consistent with the diversity of Queens, 56 percent of LaGuardia students are born outside of the United States. More than half are first-generation college students. Sixty-nine percent live in Queens; the rest come from Brooklyn and beyond. Virtually all LaGuardia students are ethnic minorities (88 percent), 58 percent are women, and 31 percent are over the age of 25. Forty-eight percent of LaGuardia students are Hispanic, making the college a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Sixty-six percent of LaGuardia students receive financial aid. Slightly less than half attend part-time, often because they need to work to support their families. LaGuardia ranked fifth among U.S. community colleges in economic mobility – moving low-income students into the middle class and beyond – in a 2017 Stanford University study. For more information about LaGuardia please visit to learn more.

LaGuardia Community College's Division of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) is one of the largest continuing education enterprises in the region and offers innovative education, workforce and economic development programs and services to over 10,000 individuals annually. The Confidential Executive Officer position provides executive-level leadership in support of various divisional initiatives and programs to advance the work of the division. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Adult and Continuing Education, the Confidential Executive Officer works closely with the Vice President and Deans to develop, implement and monitor initiatives and processes in the division.

  • Coordinates division’s strategic planning process and develops work plans to meet targets: monitors progress and follows up on work plans to ensure successful completion of strategic targets
  • Develops performance management systems and metrics to evaluate progress of divisional initiatives; reports regularly to executive staff on progress
  • Oversees and coordinates marketing and communications efforts for the Division of Adult and Continuing Education. Works closely with the departments of Institutional Research, Communications and Marketing, LaGuardia’s Foundation, and Grants development offices
  • Develops and implements operational and technical systems for various divisional program areas
  • Coordinates and supervises position searches in the division; liaises with Human Resources to ensure timely completion of search processes and related documents
  • In conjunction with Dean(s), develops and disseminates policies and procedures to normalize and document various divisional processes
  • Organizes and leads various Vice President Committees in the division
  • Works with faculty and staff from across all college divisions on joint divisional initiatives and college wide initiatives
  • Works with senior level project teams to develop new programs; monitor progress to ensure effective outcomes
  • Serves as Vice President’s representative on various internal and external committees and meetings
  • Supervises Vice President administrative staff as needed

This position is based in Queens, NY.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.



Higher Education Officer








As a senior staff member serving as a confidential assistant 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 as needed
  • 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.

This position is excluded from union representation.



Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.




  • Understanding of continuing education principles and practices
  • Operations and administration within a large, complex organization/institution of higher education/college
  • Proven leadership, team building, and operations/administration skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Outstanding computer and technology skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with simultaneous, overlapping deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion and ability to handle sensitive, confidential information and issues in a professional manner.




To apply:

  • Go to CUNY Portal at
  • Access the employment page
  • Log in or create a new user account
  • Search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title
  • Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).






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.



$119,995 - $129,310



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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