Job Title: Deputy Director of the NOAA CESSRST Center
PVN ID: CC-2303-005477
Category: Managerial and Professional

Job Description

General Description

The NOAA EPP/MSI Center to Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies at the City College of the City University of New York has an immediate opening for a full time Center Deputy Director to work with the Center Director and provide executive leadership, planning, and organizational management skills to the Center.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (NOAA EPP/MSI) has funded the Cooperative Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (CESSRST); a consortium of six higher education institutions, with City College of the City University of New York as the lead.  The consortium also includes University of Maryland Baltimore County, Hampton University, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, University of Texas El Paso, and San Diego State University.  CESSRST supports the NOAA EPP/MSI and its education goal of developing a diverse future workforce in NOAA mission aligned areas in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The Center will recruit, train, and graduate post-secondary cohorts of students (Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctorate) in NOAA Mission Science and Engineering areas with a goal of broadening participation among traditionally underrepresented minorities in (STEM) to become a diverse and highly-skilled future workforce in support of NOAA’s mission. The Center will leverage partnerships with NOAA in achieving this objective.

Other Duties

The Deputy Director:

  • Acts on behalf of the Center Director, as needed
  • Leads the day-to-day Center administration
  • Leads the Center budget execution
  • Coordinates the execution of Center communication products, including internal and external website content and updates
  • Oversees execution of all Center Plans, reporting, and related timelines
  • Coordinates planning and logistics for Center Meetings and Seminar Series
  • Engages with internal and external stakeholders to promote the Center
  • Develop effective communication strategies within the Center, with Institutional partners, and NOAA.

The Deputy Director will manage the Center Administrative staff in the areas of budget, data and IT, and student training/affairs, working with the Center Director.  The Deputy Director will work with Center Committees, the Center Distinguished Research Scientist, the Center Education Expert, and the Center External Evaluator on implementing the Center education, training and research plans and ensuring achievement of center objectives and outcomes.


  • The Deputy Director must have at least 7 years of management experience, as well as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration relevant academic credentials and experience in STEM fields (Minimum of a Master’s Degree). Experience working on a grant in a STEM discipline is a plus.
  • The Deputy Director must possess planning and organizational management skills for effective and timely accomplishments and communication of Center objectives, reporting, and generation of Center products and outcomes through the Center funding.
  • The Deputy Director must have excellent communication and writing skills, and be proficient with using various computer software (e.g., MS Office Suite) and project management software.  Experience with database software and/or website design a plus.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$100,000.00 - $140,000.00
Closing Date
Oct 31, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit