Director, Mount Vernon Extension Center/Division Coordinator (CC-Ext. Ctr.)

Westchester Community College
New York, United States
$79,517.00 - $79,517.00
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Mount Vernon Extension Center provides the local community access and support for successful completion to post-secondary programs, degrees, certificates and continuing education.  With a deep commitment to support this unique community, and with an entrepreneurial approach, the Center Director engages in community outreach that results in meaningful partnerships and opportunities to develop and deliver in-demand education and training. Successful oversight of the Center requires the ability to collaborate effectively with all divisions of the college, students, community partners and all stakeholders.  The incumbent provides a safe, collaborative and effective learning environment, a hub of academic achievement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  As a member of the leadership team of the Division of Workforce Development & Community Education (WDCE) and reporting to the Assistant Dean of WDCE, the Center Director is responsible for the success of the Mount Vernon Extension Center, to include planning and implementation for:

  • Community Engagement Leadership
  • Academic/Training Program Development & Coordination
  • Enrollment Management: Including Recruitment
  • The Student Life Experience: Including Retention Programming
  • Branding, Marketing/Advertising
  • Finance, Business Administration, HR,
  • Security, Operations, Facility Management
  • Other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned

The Mount Vernon Center offers a combination of credit programs, workforce training, college readiness programs, ESL and opportunity programs and services.  Students are able to actively engage in Student Life activities, leadership opportunities, workshops, and receive academic and personal support services as needed. The Center Director's responsibilities also include:

  • Class scheduling
  • Data research & analysis
  • Event programming
  • Personnel Mgt. and Team Development
  • Long and short-term planning
  • Project management
  • Contracts, budget, payroll, purchasing

The Mount Vernon Center Director needs a deep commitment to student access and success and a culture of continuous change and improvement. This incumbent is responsible to create an innovative culture that is welcoming, transparent, inclusive, supportive & student centered.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A minimum of a Master's degree in education, educational administration, public administration, business administration or a related field and two years of experience in the administration of an academic, programmatic or support services area in the field of education or in the public sector.  Experience in working in a diverse, underserved community, team building, employee supervision, facility management, academic program development and business and/or community engagement, assessment & marketing required. The successful candidate must have the leadership ability to get along with others as well as possess excellent oral and written communication skills. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice. A passion for the mission of the college is also required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Skills in Microsoft Office applications, PeopleSoft or other database software are strongly preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) is strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $79,517 plus excellent benefits. 

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