Resume of Jonathan Sanford Saul


Experienced community college administrator, program director and project manager with emphasis on student services, grant writing, interdisciplinary faculty team building

and creative problem solving.


Professional Experience

Administration & Management:

·         Supervised services (call center, field services, information center) and departments (student services, freshman skills, financial aid, recruitment, admissions, testing, counseling)

·         Member, College President’s Cabinet, advisor to college vice-president, deans and chairpersons; college wide grants review committee, long-range planning and crisis management

·         Re-engineered, automated and computerized departmental and enterprise service delivery and tracking systems (new students, financial aid, applications and documentations processes).

·         Chaired interdisciplinary committees and teams, coordinating operations of college-wide services for new students (recruitment, admissions, testing, placement, advisement, registration, & mentoring)


Program development:

·         Researched, developed and implemented faculty/student mentoring program

·         Established and developed basic skills reinforcement and technical training for work study students (FIPSE-funded STAR project)

·         Developed Pre-Freshman immersion, self-guided instructional, service and outreach programs 

·         Established computer assisted instruction and intensive courses of study

·         Developed student assistance center for guidance and counseling and college-wide information center


Community relations:

·         Served as Town Councilman

·         Organized and lead environmental, political and educational community groups

·         Technical advisor to community and local area groups

·         Published/edited newsletters, TV & radio briefs, speeches

·         Conducted small group process and coordinated volunteer organizations

·         Liaison to state and county agencies


Project Management:

·         Managed small ($15,000 budget) and large (1,200 schools) IT and education projects

·         Developed client tracking systems, led Joint Application Design process and served as business analyst

·         Developed neighborhood mapping, data warehousing, staff training and administrative reporting


Grant Writing and Reading:

·         Authored successful grant proposals from federal, state and private foundations

·         Read grant proposals for FIPSE, general and community relations programs 


Employment History


12/00-1/03:           Metis Associates, Inc. – Senior Systems Associate IT Project Manager for a national social science/educational consulting firm based in NYC

1/98 – 12/00:        New York City Board of Education, Division of Informational Technology Project Manager: Help Desk/Field Services; Grant Writer

1/91-1/98:             Director of Financial Aid, Bank Street College of Education, NYC Scholarships, grants, loans, student counseling, grant writing

9/76 - 12/90:         Higher Education Associate, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY Program development, budgets, grant writing, curriculum development, staff supervision, long-range planning, crisis intervention

9/71 – 6/76:          Higher Education Assistant, City College of New York, CUNY Coordinator of Veterans Affairs, Selective Service Advisor


Teaching Experience


1982 - present:     Adjunct Professor, LaGuardia Community College, NYC  Writing, Communication Skills, Humanities, Social Science, Research and Philosophy

2002 – present:     Axia College, University of Phoenix Philsophy, Ethics, Business Writing

2002 – 2005:        Adjunct Professor, Devry University: History, Ethics, Humanities, Writing

2003 –2005:         Adjunct Professor, Montgomery County Community College, PA: Technical Writing, Business Writing, Freshman Composition, Literature

2002 – 2005:        Adjunct Professor, Bucks County Community College, PA English, Reading

2002 – 2003:        DPT Philadelphia Campus: ESL conversation classes


Consultant Experience


2006 – 2010:        Consultant, LaGuardia Community College Adult and Continuing Education

                           Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative (2009 – 2010)

2000 – 2002:        Consultant, Metis Associates, Inc. Project management for GIS and education contracts

1998 – 1999:        Consultant, Bank Street College of Education, NYC Office of Financial Aid

                                   Redesigned delivery of services to students, created Student Services LAN

1992 – 1999:        Consultant, CUNY BA/BS Program, City University of New York Conducted institutional research; provided technical program development

1995 – 1996:        Technical Consultant, Westchester Land Trust, NY

      Developed and tested software for their regional environmental network for data exchange, curriculum development and resource administration, etc. for Westchester and lower Putnam Counties.

1991 – 1992:        Consultant, Literacy Assistance Center of NYC

      Fundraising for Adult Urban Literacy Conference/ UNESCO / CUNY

1976 - 1977:         Consultant, Bronx, Hostos and LaGuardia Community Colleges

Re-engineered delivery of college-wide services to Viet Nam Era veterans, financial audits of veteran benefits programs, liaison with Veterans Administration




B. A. History, City College of New York ‘71

M. Phil., CUNY Graduate Center ‘93

PhD. Candidate, Intellectual History CUNY Graduate Center (abd)


Technical Certifications: N/T administration (Microsoft) 6/98;

      Advanced ArcView GIS, 4/01

      eLearning – Teaching Excellence Plus - DeVry University, Fall 2004


Funded Grant Proposals & Proposal Reading


1986 – 2000: Reader, Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education

(FIPSE), U.S. Department. of Education

1998:               Board of Education, NYC, Diffusion Grant for Technology Infrastructure.

1997 – 1999:     Bank Street College: Americorps/America Reads Initiative

1996:                Lewisboro Land Trust: Land Trust Federation – Hamlet planning

1993:                Westchester Land Trust: Kaplan Foundation – Hamlet planning

1989 – 1991:     U. S. Department. of Education TRIO: Tutor-Counselor Services

1986 – 1989:     LaGuardia Community College: FIPSE, Project TEACH

1985 – 1987:     LaGuardia Community College: FIPSE, STAR program

1984 – 1987:     LaGuardia Community College: NYS Vocational Rehabilitation:

Women in Non-Traditional Careers

1976 – 1978:     LaGuardia Community College, Veterans Cost-of-Instruction, US DOE

1976 – 1978:     City College: US Dept. of Ed: Veterans Affairs; CETA: Jobs for Veterans

1973 – 1978      City College: Veterans Cost-of-Instruction, US DOE


Community Service


1990 - 2000: Associate, Westchester Land Trust

1996 – 1996: Councilman, Town of Lewisboro

1988 – 1996: President, Goldens Bridge 2000, Editor Hamlet Center News

1992 – 1994: Member, Town of Lewisboro Housing and Community Development Committee

1973 – 1996: Goldens Bridge Community Association, Inc., Member Board of Directors, President, and Vice-President


Technical Background


Software: ArcView GIS software 3.2, 8.2; MapInfo, , MAC OS, Support Magic SQL 4.0+ (Help Desk software), Quark, Panorama (relational database), Explorer, Netscape, Front Page; Windows N/T, PC DOS, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Front Page, Photoshop, PageMaker, Illustrator, Visio LAN, WAN and database administration.




The American English Express, English 4 All, Inc., 2003


The Computer and Society, in College Knowledge & Reading Strategy, Joseph Evering (ed.), Pearson Custom Publishing, LaGuardia Community College, Communication Skills Department, 2005.


A Very Brief History of the United States, in College Knowledge & Reading Strategy, Joseph Evering (ed.), Pearson Custom Publishing, LaGuardia Community College, Communication Skills Department, 2005.


A Brief History of the World, College Knowledge and Reading Strategies, 3rd Ed., LaGuardia Community College, Communication Skills Department, Pearson Publishing, U.S., 2009.


“The LaGuardia Mentoring Project: Faculty and Staff as Voluntary Mentors to Increase Student Persistence Among High Risk Students”, Ideas Together, Vol. 1, No.1, Fall, 1988,

A Guide for the Mentor, LaGuardia Community College, August 1987


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