Hudson County Community College
Position Vacancy Notice
Director of Faculty and Staff Development
Posting date: September 5, 2023
This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. In 2021, the College launched its Strategic Plan, the culmination of which, aligns with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools. Most recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) selected HCCC as one of twenty-four colleges nationwide to be named a “2023 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges.” The Bellwether College Consortium has named HCCC a Top Ten Finalist in all three program categories for the nationally recognized 2023 Bellwether Awards: Instructional Programs and Services; Workforce Development; and Planning, Governance, and Finance. HCCC is one of only two colleges in the United States to be invited to compete in all three categories.
Office of Human Resources
The Director of Faculty and Staff Development provides leadership, direction, coordination and support for the college’s initiatives to provide all employees with the skills, understanding, and resources to reach their professional development goals. The Director is a key advocate for empowering employees in their growth, development, and innovation by incorporating skills assessment, continuous training, organizational development, and innovative technology skills into their daily routines. The Director will oversee and provide regular training opportunities for the employee development and performance review process. The Director will further provide leadership, direction, oversight, and training for hiring managers and screening committees on the recruitment, screening, and hiring process in accordance with the College’s policies and procedures.
SALARY GRADE: 117
- Provide overall leadership and support in the orientation and development of all College employees. Develop and administer employee orientation programs, working with various constituents of the college involved in training and onboarding. Collaborate with the relevant schools, offices, employees, supervisors, and vendors to plan and implement services, workshops, informational sessions, and programs to address needs such as individual development and ongoing employee development. Develop, communicate, and manage college-wide activities such as the professional development calendar, annual Professional Development Day, annual employee recognition programs, retreats, symposiums, in-service days, and other college-wide programs and services pertaining to employee growth and development as may be requested. Offer opportunities for training on the college’s policies and procedures, and related laws and regulations, as they may be updated from time to time. Collaborate with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation and the Center for Online Learning to promote the use of information technology in the classroom and the workplace. Work with employees and supervisors to offer prescriptive support for employees needing focused, remedial development to improve their job performance and expectations. Remain current with new developments, advances, and trends in employee training and organizational development, and uses of information technology through membership and participation in professional organizations and attendance at relevant conferences. Serve as the point of contact for workshop, training, and development needs of teams, offices, creating a plan and programming for in-service and professional development days, as requested. Seek opportunities for conference proposals, awards, and grants to showcase the innovative and proven strategies for success of the College and the Office of Human Resources. Perform related duties as may be assigned from time to time.
- Demonstrated ability to interact with a culturally diverse population and to effectively and respectfully function and communicate within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
Master’s degree in Human Resources, Higher Education Administration, or a related field. Three (3) years of professional experience, preferably in staff and organizational development and training. Experience with developing, leading and administering professional development and employee recognition programs a plus.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS SOUGHT:
- Proven track record of developing and building a team, and serving a culturally and socioeconomically diverse college population is highly desirable. Understanding of and commitment to the role of comprehensive community colleges in an urban multi-cultural setting. Excellent verbal, written, presentation, organization, and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on professional business demeanor, communication and customer service. Demonstrable project planning and employee development programming and planning skills. Proficiency with various computer software programs including Microsoft Office, project management tools, and information systems (e.g., Ellucian-Colleague). Work independently with shared administrative support. Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to develop and maintain a positive and supportive culture and team environment. Experience writing and administering conference proposals and grants preferred. SHRM-CP and/or CEBS professional designations preferred.
CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS:
September 15, 2023
For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/hccc/.
HCCC EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
We value and appreciate all employees and acknowledge the importance of a comprehensive benefit program. Below is a brief glance of HCCC benefits, perks, and discounts offered to employees. For more detailed information about employee benefits please visit: https://www.hccc.edu/administration/hr/benefits-pensions.html
As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.
HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled.
Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Hudson County Community College serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.
More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Hudson County Community College has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300-day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.
Hudson County Community College is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes.
The College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Culinary Arts Institute and School of Nursing and Health Professions. The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry. The Nursing Program includes a theoretical base of general education and science courses together with a range of nursing theory and practical courses designed to prepare graduates to be eligible for the New Jersey State Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX–RN).