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Director, Mount Vernon Extension Center
Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York
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Date Posted 06/02/2020
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Salary $77,950 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

About Westchester Community College:

The following positions require familiarity with the community college philosophy, and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

Job Description:

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 operation of the Mount Vernon Extension Center, including educational programming, assessment of services, facility management, financial and business operations, team leadership, and student recruitment & retention management. In addition, the incumbent 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.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Directing instructional activities to ensure a safe, collaborative and effective learning environment.

  • Managing, supervising and assessing student recruitment and all support services.

  • Academic and workforce training program development; including management of new programming and developing new revenue sources (grants, contract training and other funding opportunities).

  • Developing and administering the Center's self-sustaining budget.

  • The recruitment, hiring, supervision and support of professional and support staff.

  • Providing and teaching the center team with exceptional customer service skills.

  • Developing, implementing & monitoring a marketing plan for outreach and recruitment for all programs.

  • Liaising with businesses and community stakeholders to ensure the needs of area residents are being addressed, including the development of a wide range of community partners, as needed and appropriate.

  • Managing repairs, maintenance and upkeep of the facility.

  • Collecting and analyzing data; preparing and analyzing survey results; and managing focus groups.

  • Other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.


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 team building, employee supervision, facility management, academic program development and business and/or community engagement, assessment & marketing required. The successful candidate must have the 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 in all college policies, practices, and personnel.  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.

Additional Information:

POSITION EFFECTIVE:  The position will remain open until filled.

SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $77,950 plus excellent benefits. 

Application Instructions:

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Candidates should submit a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume, and three letters of recommendation.  Priority will be given to applications received by: August 1, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence and lifelong learning.


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