Job Title: Case Manager
PVN ID: LE-2209-005096
Category: Managerial and Professional

Job Description

General Description

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Lehman College is seeking a Case Manager to support entrepreneurs in the Cannabis Workforce and Business Development Training Program at Lehman College. The program is dedicated to enabling legacy entrepreneurs and others to start up and manage small businesses by applying for cannabis licenses. Reporting to the Director of CUNY on the Concourse, the case manager is responsible for providing support with the preparation, planning, launching, supervision, and scaling in all areas of the program starting with recruitment and culminating in starting and running a successful business. The Case Manager provides direct  support to the entrepreneurs in the form of referrals, follow up and tracking.

Other Duties

  • Coordinating outreach, recruitment, screening, pre-assessment, and enrollment of new applicants.
  • Advising and motivating entrepreneurs through in-class workshops and one-on-one client sessions.
  • Observing established program’s confidentiality measures during case management.
  • Identifying and establishing reciprocal referral relationships with relevant community-based organizations, social service agencies, and local immigrant organizations to meet students’ needs.
  • Providing crisis intervention, support, and referrals to social services for students.
  • Participating in funder update and reporting activities, including the writing of monthly and quarterly reports on program and student outcomes using compiled data and student feedback.
  • Alerting the program manager of students needs related to job readiness and employment assistance so that appropriate connections can be made to the Workforce1 Career Center, and the funders
  • Collaborating with the Program Manager to collect, record, and share relevant data on post-Training Program completion and employment outcomes.


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience related to case management, preferably in higher education administration or in the professional learning and development arena.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with student, funder, staff, and employer engagement.
  • Ability to think strategically, problem-solve, advocate for students, and support organizational goals.
  • Ability to establish community networks and deal effectively with community groups.
  • Must have a passion for helping adults advance.
  • Ability to refer participants to services that will assist with overcoming barriers setting up and running a successful business.
  • Schedule flexibility: able to work at CUNY on the Concourse, Bronx, in-person 2-3 days a week and work remotely the remainder of the schedule. Occasionally support evening and weekend program events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with at least three (3) years’ experience as an ECM
  • Knowledge and experience of the CUNY system and/or NYC government agencies.
  • Familiarity with Bronx CBOs, economic development agencies and legal services.
  • Familiarity with the cannabis economy.

Position is grant funded until 2025.



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

School of Continuing and Professional St
Part Time
Pay Range
Hour(s) a week
Closing Date
Nov 19, 2022 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit