Executive Director of SUNY Schenectady College and Career Outreach Center

Employer
Schenectady County Community College
Location
Schenectady, New York
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.

SUNY Schenectady is dedicated to cultivating an environment that celebrates diversity, prioritizes inclusion, and insists on equitable access. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is central to our vision and mission; we know that to foster a sense of belonging and preserve connectedness, we must create and maintain working and learning spaces that welcome, respect, and appreciate difference. SUNY Schenectady provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. Applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged.


Job Description:

SUNY Schenectady County Community College seeks an Executive Director for their SUNY Schenectady College and Career Center (SCCOC). Reporting to the College President, and in consultation with the director of the SUNY University Center for Academic and Workforce Development (UCAWD), the Executive Director oversees and administers the center at SUNY Schenectady's Center City satellite location. Specific areas of responsibility will include all areas of enrollment (outreach activities, marketing, registration processes, etc.), personnel (recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of staff), development and administration of the budget, partnership development, programs and services, educational and vocational placements, data (collection, input, output, etc.), operational evaluation, and preparation of required reports for a diverse array of stakeholders (SUNY Schenectady, SUNY, elected officials, community partners, etc.). The Executive Director serves as a member of President's Council. The Executive Director supports the College's strategic plan through the administration of a student-centered learning environment. This position is an administrative staff (unrepresented), full-time, (12 month) position subject to annual appropriation of longstanding funds by New York State. The Executive Director has supervisory responsibility of three full-time employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the planning, development, administration and assessment of the center, to include:
    • Participant recruitment, assessment, and evaluation of support services needed
    • Referral systems for social services, physical and mental health support, educational advancement and job placement
    • Personal and professional development programs and opportunities
    • Conduct staff meetings on a regular basis
    • Preparation of center publications (e.g., calendar, newsletters, brochures, marketing materials, etc.)
  • Develop and implement operational plan to ensure awareness of the center and its services by community residents, leaders, agencies and organizations
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate all SCCOC staff, to include:
    • Review, approval and submission of time sheets to SUNY Schenectady's payroll office
    • Documentation of staff performance or disciplinary issues with corresponding corrective action in accordance with SUNY Schenectady policies
    • Regular staff performance evaluations in accordance with SUNY Schenectady policies
  • Develop and administer the center budget, in collaboration with SUNY Schenectady and UCAWD
  • Negotiate, prepare and administer lease and other administrative agreements for rental space and contracted services provided to SCCOC by SUNY Schenectady
  • Build upon the center's instant admission agreement with SUNY Schenectady to become a pipeline for college enrollment, including the exploration of credit-bearing partnerships and an expanded presence on the College's main campus
  • Prepare, in a timely and professional manner, all required reports, to include the center's annual final report, annual budgetary requests, and regular progress reports for both SUNY Schenectady and UCAWD
  • Design and oversee all data processes, including maintenance of the participant application, timely and accurate collection and input participant data, processes to collect outcome data as/after a participant concludes interaction with the center, and expansion of participant attribute collection (i.e. demographic, educational and economic information)
  • Cultivate a recognizable community profile for the center by attending, and actively participating in, meetings with community leaders, agencies, organizations, Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority, local school districts, social service programs, SUNY Schenectady and UCAWD, establishing written partnership agreements whenever possible
  • Coordinate various enrichment activities, to include:
    • College and career expo
    • Guest speakers and supporters
    • ethnic heritage programs
    • educational and vocational tours
    • community outreach activities
  • Coordinate, oversee and maintain an advisory board of at least ten members representing various businesses, partners and community organizations
  • Provide personal/life-skills counseling to participants as needed
  • Develop and implement center assessment and evaluation procedures
  • Participate in all UCAWD statewide directors' meetings and activities
  • Serve as a member of the SUNY Schenectady President's Council, attending all meetings and fulfilling all professional obligations in affiliation with the College
  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related field
  • At least five years' work experience in counseling, educational or workforce administration, or community/social programming (preferably with economically and/or educationally disadvantaged)
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with program planning, development, implementation, administration, assessment and evaluation
  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills
  • An effective and thoughtful leader with a collegial attitude towards staff that promotes a high level of performance and good morale
  • Ability to complete job duties and responsibilities amid conflicting timelines
  • An inspiring advisory board partner with skills in recruitment, motivation and management
  • Outstanding written communication skills with the ability to prepare strategic planning documents, operational plans, proposals, reports, and promotional materials
  • Familiarity with the skills and demeanor needed to support underserved populations, including individuals experiencing physical, mental and emotional distress


Additional Information:

Special Information:

  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check and verification of official college transcripts


Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for this position:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed SUNY Schenectady employment application
  • References
  • Diversity Statement: A separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development.

CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.

SUNY Schenectady is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Stated and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Company

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.

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