Assistant Deputy Director of Procurement

City University of New York
New York City, New York
$91,685 – 105,676, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

View more

Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

City University of New York

Office of Facilities Planning, Construction and Management


Assistant Deputy Director of Procurement

Job ID:  24863




The Capital Procurement Services unit of the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Office of Facilities Planning, Construction and Management (FPCM)/City University Construction Fund (CUCF), procures contracts and task orders with consultants and contractors for multiple projects in design, construction, and real estate planning, including architectural design, engineering design, master planning, construction, construction management/build services, general contracting, trades contracting, and property development, including public private partnerships.


Reporting to the Deputy Director of Procurement of the Capital Procurement Services unit, the Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing and managing the full range of activities necessary to develop, solicit, award and negotiate assigned procurements in accordance with CUNY/FPCM/CUCF policies and procedures and all applicable rules and regulations.

The Assistant Deputy Director will manage a portfolio of assigned, complex procurements that will primarily include (but are not limited to) architectural, engineering, and construction contracts and change orders.


The Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for procurement operations for goods and services executed by purchase orders, service orders, contracts, service agreements, and construction agreements, and purchases via the e-Procurement. The Assistant Deputy Director manages the formal bid process, which can include advertisements, invitation for bid (IFB), request for proposals (RFP), request for qualifications (RFQ), manages public bid openings and debriefs both successful and unsuccessful bidders.


The Assistant Deputy Director of Procurement is responsible for the establishment and updating of procurement policies and procedures, which ensure compliance with state, local, and federal laws as well as CUNY procurement policies and guidelines. Furthermore, the Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for conducting informal and formal training sessions for the campus community on all manner of procurement processes. This position will have direct contact with and will respond to inquiries from senior campus officials, the Chancellor's Office, other CUNY campuses, as well as outside and regulatory agencies such as the NYC Comptroller, the NYS Attorney General and the NYS Controller.


In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, other key duties include, but will not be limited to the following:


  • Collaborates with other Capital Procurement Services team members to develop overall strategic sourcing strategies that meet the needs of CUNY, leverages spend, and produces best-in-class vendor contracts. Also collaborates with internal and external stakeholders -- at various organizational levels -- including program, legal, finance/budget, vendor integrity, colleges, oversight agencies, and vendors, to achieve a superior, seamless support service function that results in timely and effective awards to responsive and responsible vendors.
  • Applies facilitation and leadership skills to obtain end-user participation in and support for complex purchasing projects, including coordination of cross-functional sourcing teams that are responsible for project strategy, vendor selection, and contract negotiation for commodities that may yield significant savings to the University.
  • Develops and processes Requests for Proposal/Quotation/Information for all University-wide commodities. Analyzes appropriate solicitation and contract type. Develops specifications, terms, conditions, provisions, and source lists.
  • Develops and implements project-based procurement solicitations, contracts and task order documents, evaluation factors and standards. Manages pre-solicitation conferences, pre bid/proposal conferences, and site visits. Coordinates amendments and certifies correctness of solicitations and award documentation in accordance with best procurement practices.
  • Assesses and selects appropriate methods of procurement and establishes procurement plans and schedules in accordance with best procurement practices, CUCF/FPCM policies and procedures andapplicable law and regulations Acts as CUCF/FPCM procurement representative throughout the complete procurement lifecycle process and participates and oversees evaluation and award processes.
  • Conducts and participates in negotiations with vendors, both pre- and post-award, regarding all aspects of contracts and negotiations for construction and related capital procurements.
  • Assesses, identifies, and develops Procurement Specialists skills (based on business need); facilitates and provides feedback to team members on customer service, procurement, and communication skills.
  • Develops and executes strategies to market and promote sourced contracts to the University community; addresses concerns about changes with the complete procurement lifecycle processes.
  • Evaluates and ensures other buying cooperatives programs for best value opportunities. Recommends appropriate organizations including the SBA, Minority and Women Owned Business, Disabled Veteran owned Business and execute agreements for participation.
  • Ensures state/city opportunity program requirements, such as the utilization of small businesses, minority/women-owned businesses and service disable veteran owned business are appropriately considered and incorporated in assigned procurement.
  • Assists in the development of internal policies and tools necessary to implement strategic sourcing initiatives in the e-Procurement environment.
  • Conducts regular vendor business reviews including performance reviews, technology roadmaps, business growth strategies, and supply market changes. Also coordinates and publishes metrics to track progress on strategic sourcing initiatives.


NOTE : Until further notice, work will be performed in a hybrid manner with 70% onsite presence. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the Tri-State area.

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.




Bachelor's Degree and six years' relevant experience required. A Master's Degree in public administration may be substituted for up to two years' experience. Experience with New York State or New York City government procurement processes; procurement experience in a public university or educational environment preferred.


The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:


  • Bachelor's degree in related field, business, accounting, finance, public administration.
  • At least 6 years procurement experience in Higher education or comparable organization; advanced knowledge of New York State and City procurement functions and principles; knowledge and experience with the NYC Financial Management System (FMS) is a plus
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, plus negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to establish plans, manage a large workload, multiple assignments, conflicting priorities and meet deadlines in a time-sensitive office.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedures.
  • Ability to research, analyze data, suggest solutions, and resolve procurement problems and questions.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.




Develops and administers contracts for an assigned group of procurements for the University's Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management unit

  • Develops and maintains procurement resources to enable the University to launch capital projects more efficiently and effectively
  • Develops and implements specifications and consultant solicitation and contract documents for FPCM projects
  • Works with, and prepares materials for, senior and operational staff of FPCM
  • Reviews contract specifications
  • Develops procurement tools and methods supporting the University's capital management program
  • Participates in developing improvements to procurement processes, including the use of automation


Job Title Name: University Construction and Planning Manager



Higher Education Associate






Salary range $91,685 - $105,676


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.


As of May 27, 2022, employees in select titles must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless granted a religion accommodation or a medical exemption.



For full consideration, upload a cover letter and resume and any other materials as a SINGLE DOCUMENT in Word or PDF format under CV/Resume. File name should not exceed ten (10) characters. Avoid symbols, special characters, accents for the cleanest text conversion.


The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:



Search closes August 25, 2022; with review of applications to begin August 9, 2022



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.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs