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HERC Finance Procurement Director in Queens, New York

Job Title: Finance Procurement Director

Job ID: 21366

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance and Business, the Director of Procurement and Contracts, oversees LaGuardia Community College's purchasing and contracting operations.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oversee and direct the College's purchasing and contracting operations, ensure legal compliance with applicable College and University policies and procedures;

  • Obtain goods and services necessary for the College's operations within the parameters of CUNY and NYC procurement regulations. This includes creating and implementing contracts for goods and services, utilizing the University contract and procurement processes; prepare specifications, conduct bid processes, negotiate, and select vendors and work within guidelines required by CUNY, New York City and New York State, as applicable.

  • Direct and supervise the Purchasing Office staff to assure the proper generation and processing of purchase orders for goods and services and promote productive working administrative processes and relationships with college departments and applicable CUNY staff;

  • Oversee the year-end process in CUNYfirst procurement system;

  • Manage the Board Resolution process for applicants' contracts and purchases in excess of mandated amounts. This includes drafting all resolutions, meeting CUNY calendar deadlines and interfacing with CUNY liaisons in all phases of the resolution process;

  • Serve as the College's advocate and Compliance Officer for the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB's) for the College's Procurement activities in accordance with CUNY requirements;

  • Provide expertise and guidance that is in the best interests of the college while serving the needs of the department(s);

  • Represent the College Finance and Business Office on purchasing and contract matters with college department heads, faculty, and administrative directors;

  • Participate in University-wide purchasing committees, special projects, professional associations and interface with CUNY liaison in University Accounting Office and the Legal Affairs/Contracts Division;

  • Provide reports to the Executive Director of Finance and Business on department operations, as required.


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


A Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics or related field and a minimum of eight (8) years' experience in contracts and procurement, preferably in the public sector. Master's Degree preferred. The candidate must have strong oral, written and analytical skills and demonstrative management and supervisory skills. Knowledge of New York City policies and/or purchasing experience preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.


Directs a College's purchasing and contracting operations including staff supervision and legal compliance.

  • Oversees the procurement of all goods and services necessary for a College's operations within the parameters of CUNY and NYC procurement regulations.

  • Represents the College on purchasing and contract matters, providing expertise and guidance during the bidding, selection, negotiation and contract processes.

  • Manages and supervises the purchasing office staff to assure all activities related to goods and services are performed in accordance with the applicable guidelines and regulations.

  • Manages the Board Resolution process for contracts and purchases in excess of mandated amounts.

  • Liaisons with College, University and governmental representatives.

  • Provides reports to the executive administration on department operations as required.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Finance Procurement Director


Higher Education Officer




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.


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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.