Director, Mount Vernon Extension Center/Division Coordinator (CC-Ext. Ctr.)
Westchester Community College
Location: Valhalla, New York
Required Education: Master’s
Salary: The starting salary is $80,312
Higher Education Institution
SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $80,312 plus excellent benefits.
Internal Number: HERCDMVECDCCCEC61322
SUNY Westchester Community College is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as director of the college's Mount Vernon Extension Center. Responsibilities include (but not limited to), community outreach and engagement, program development, enrollment management, class scheduling, marketing & communications, facility & business operations, data collection, and assessment, for the Center. The director is a member of the leadership team of the Division of Workforce Development & Community Education (WDCE) and reports directly to the Assistant Dean of WDCE.
The Director will provide leadership in the implementation and ongoing activities associated with the Mount Vernon Center, contributing to the achievement of the college's recruitment, retention and student success goals.
The Mount Vernon Extension Center provides the local community access and support for successful completion to post-secondary programs, degrees, certificates, workforce training and ESL. The Center Director engages in community outreach that results in meaningful partnerships and opportunities to develop and deliver in-demand education and training. The successful candidate will demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of diverse stakeholders.
The incumbent should have proven successful experience in the following:
Building community partnerships: The Director is responsible for engaging local communities in the development of needed programs and creating pipelines for student enrollment
Program development & project management
Enrollment Management: Including developing and implementing recruitment, onboarding and retention efforts
Branding, Marketing & Advertising
Managing a multi-million-dollar budget
HR Talent Management: Building successful teams
Additional Responsibilities & Duties:
Using an entrepreneurial skill set, oversee the day-to-day operations related to the Mount Vernon Center
Develop, coordinate & implement options for people seeking degrees, certificates, workforce training programs in health care related fields, high school equivalency test prep programs (HSE), English as a Second Language classes, job and college readiness programs - all with measurable outcomes. Create a focus on student engagement in all activities
Develop, coordinate and implement student life and student support services and activities
Monitor and coordinate with the Department of Creative Communications to ensure the Center website is effective in conveying appropriate information and reaching and engaging students to participate in the Center classes and activities
Increase enrollments in all activities, programs and classes
Working directly with the Assistant Dean, provide assessment of the Center, including data collection, monitoring, and evaluating progress, reviewing operations on a periodic basis to optimize effectiveness
Provide orientations to students to introduce them to the facility, services, and resources
Generate reports as requested to meet institutional needs; maintain accurate records.
Demonstrate sound financial management practices and assure the most effective use of the Center and its budget
Participate in college and local community events and committees in support of all recruitment and student success efforts
The Mount Vernon Center offers a combination of credit programs, short term workforce training, college & job readiness programs, ESL and opportunity programs and services. Students are able to actively engage in classes, activities, leadership opportunities, workshops, and receive academic and personal support services as needed. The Center Director's responsibilities also include:
Data research & analysis
Personnel Mgt. and Team Development
Long and short-term planning
Contracts, budget, payroll, purchasing
The Center Director leads a team of 5 full-time employees and additional hourly employees who together implement strategies and tactics leading to the overall success of the Mount Vernon Center in a manner consistent with the mission, goals, and stated values of the college. The Mount Vernon Center Director must display a deep commitment to provide accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of diverse communities. The Director is committed to building a culture of continuous improvement.
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. Experience with PeopleSoft or other database software.
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, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning. There are approximately 12,000 full- and part-time college credit students. Continuing education students bring the total number served by the college each semester to more than 24,000.