Center for Belonging and Inclusion Manager

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Job Title: Center for Belonging and Inclusion Manager

Job ID: 28620

Location: Borough of Manhattan Community College


The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to students’ intellectual and personal growth. The College bridges the economic and educational opportunity gap for students, more than half of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Working to strengthen a culture of care inside and outside the classroom, we share a passion for learning with students from around the world. Strategically located in downtown Manhattan the College is in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall. BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students. We are an inclusive community that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect for each member’s ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin, among other personal characteristics. BMCC’s motto speaks to this shared sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. We strive to increase degree completion, successful transfer, career achievement, and service and leadership within our community, New York City, and beyond.

Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee, the Center for Belonging and Inclusion, will assist in creating and maintaining a supportive academic, emotional, and creative environment for the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) students. This person will:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the Women’s Resource Center, LGBTQIA+ Pride Center, and the Center for Immigrant Services programs, workshops, services, and publications, including but not limited to leadership development training, academic success, and personal life issues.

  • Conduct workshops on related topics for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Develop and maintain a resource clearinghouse for women and gender-related issues such as scholarships, career development, parenting counseling, and post-graduate studies.

  • Coordinate lactation services for the campus community.

  • Administer and manage the Center’s budget and daily operations.

  • Provide direct supervision of all Center staff.

  • Provide drop-in services for people visiting the Center (Emergency Shelter information, Respite Services, and Mentoring), including internal and external referrals for short-term transitional and crisis counseling.

  • Take a lead role in developing the campus-wide programs, such as the Annual Student Women’s Leadership Conference & Retreat, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Pride Month, and Women’s Herstory Month, as well as other inclusion programming as needed.

  • Oversee LGBTQIA+ programming and resources including Safe Zone training.

  • Work with the Office of Compliance and Diversity to assist in Title IX (Sexual Harassment, Gender-Based Harassment & Sexual Violence) issues such as Domestic Violence, Stalking, Sexual Assault, Gender-Based Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

  • Participate in special initiatives and projects for the Division of Student Affairs.

  • Assist with and participate in major college-wide events such as commencement, orientation, registration, Honors Convocation and various campus committees.

  • Participate in campus-wide retention and persistence outreach and activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and six years related experience required.


  • Master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel administration, counseling, gender studies, or related field preferred.

  • At least 4 out of the six years of related experience in higher education is preferred.

  • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience of professional staff is preferred.

  • Demonstrated commitment, understanding, and sensitivity to the cultural, social, and educational needs of a diverse student body with diverse values and priorities with evidence of successful college-wide collaborations.

  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills with attention to detail and proven leadership skills.

  • Be a creative, dynamic individual with demonstrated examples of balanced and superior judgment, who can work independently and under general supervision to provide courteous and accurate customer service to students, visitors, and the campus community both in-person and virtually.

  • Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, project management, analytical, and conflict-management skills, and the ability to balance numerous demands, evaluate competing priorities, and adjust planning as needed.

  • Experience using assessment and data as a part of decision-making.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with students, faculty and staff, parents, system-wide colleagues, and community partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on sensitive, confidential, and complicated issues with discretion.

  • Ability to work evening hours and weekends as necessary

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Social Media

  • Broad knowledge base of current higher education practice, theory and research, and their application.


Manages the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of student programs and quality of life issues, promoting the personal development of a diverse student population.

  • Evaluates student needs and trends to develop a range of student services

  • Develops and administers specific programs and general activities in support of student needs

  • Develops relationships with college departments and outside community organizations to understand student needs and available development opportunities

  • Represents the College in campus-wide and university-wide groups and councils focusing on priority student issues

  • Manages staff, fiscal resources, and facilities supporting student affairs activities

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Student Life Manager


Higher Education Associate




$96.606 - $104,057

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.


Candidates should provide a CV/resume using our online recruiting system CUNYFirst at


Open until filled with the review of resumes starting July 12, 2024


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.