SUNY Ulster — Director of New Start for Women Program

Director of New Start for Women’s Program
Full Time – Grant Funded
35 hrs/week
Term Position ending on February 28, 2022
Starting at $50,000 – $55,000/ year + full benefits

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled; Priority Screening April 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm EST

Position Summary:
The Director of the New Start for Women program is responsible to the Associate Dean of Adult Learning for ongoing development, management and operation of the program.

Major Responsibilities Include:

  1. Serve as director to the New Start for Women Advisory Board; direct planning of Advisory Board meeting agendas and materials. 
  2. Direct all aspects of the NSFW program and ensure that all program goals are met. 
  3. Serve as primary contact to community partners as related to scope of New Start for Women program and professionally represent the institution to leaders of regional organizations and elected officials. 
  4. Work with the college community to establish and maintain internal policies and communication for the efficient operation of the NSFW program. 
  5. Work with program applicants on the application and admission process; work with community partners and Advisory Board members to identify and admit candidates that are most likely to succeed. 
  6. Work with community and campus partners to develop strategies to provide wraparound services in the four key areas of the program :.( 1) job-based credentials and skills; (2) academic and personal support; (3) career support and mentorship; (4) cohort community building. 
  7. Work with students in the program on a daily basis to maximize the likelihood for success through intensive advisement and communication, identification of barriers to success, development of solutions to address barriers and follow up. 
  8. Plan and implement cohort meetings, support and study groups to enhance likelihood of success and build community. 
  9. Plan and implement family and other events to build community among participants to increase likelihood of success. 
  10. Plan and implement workshops and speakers to provide workplace and career skills training as well as personal skills training in areas like problem-solving and time management. 
  11. Work with Advisory Board members, community and campus partners, local organization and businesses to develop Internships and job opportunities for NSFW students. 
  12. Post important information, tips, articles, etc. to closed Facebook group on a regular basis; encourage student participation in the online group to build community. 
  13. Work with the SUNY Ulster and Novo Foundations to manage accurate, efficient and complete grant reporting and record-keeping. 
  14. Investigate and research additional grant opportunities and compile information for grant applications. 
  15. Track and report metrics of program success to all stakeholders. 
  16. Develop NSFW alumni engagement plan including mentorship of future student participants by program alumni and community partners. 
  17. Other appropriate responsibilities as may be assigned.

Knowledge of:

  1. Student-centered, family based approaches that are supportive of diverse student needs in order to enhance retention of students in the program. 
  2. Ability to provide effective service and communicate with students and the local community. 
  3. The operation and use of personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e.: word processing, excel, including the internet) 

Ability to:

  1. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form. 
  2. Work independently and exercise discretionary judgment within the scope of responsibility.
  3. Prioritize tasks and multi-task. 
  4. Collect, analyze and interpret data information to recommend solutions, strategic direction and goals. 
  5. Establish and maintain positive, working relationships using interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy, with the diverse constituencies within and outside of the College, in the course of performing duties. 
  6. Use judgment, compassion, ethics, morals and character to inform decisions. 
  7. Analyze situations, problem solve, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed action, and implement an effective course of action. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) with 3-5 years leadership experience in higher education advisement, student support services or non-profit community services or social programs.

AND

  • Commitment to community college goals and objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Desirable Qualifications:
Master’s Degree preferred

Salary:
Initial salary is $50,000-$55,000 annually + full benefits. Placement within that range will depend upon qualifications.  All positions are contingent upon adequate funding.

Work Schedule:
35 hours per week
12 months per year

Monday- Friday, Day shift, 8:30am -4:30pm
Management reserves the right to modify work schedules with appropriate notification

Application Process:
The position is open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, application materials should be received via email on April 26, 2019 by 4:00 pm EST to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the deadline are not guaranteed to be reviewed. SUNY Ulster reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for the position: 

  • Cover Letter/ letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references, and 

Email materials to resumes@sunyulster.edu.  Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials such as: letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, letters of commendation from schools, or transcripts with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required.

We invite you to be part of a dedicated community of learners in a department that puts students first. Please go to www.sunyulster.edu for additional campus community information. 

SUNY Ulster is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Office 10 working days before the accommodation is required.

Neither the smoking of tobacco (nor other substances) nor the use of electronic vaporizers is permitted on the campus grounds.

SUNY Ulster does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment with SUNY Ulster is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements, and the Board of Trustees has approved. All new employees are required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must submit fingerprints for the New York Department of Justice clearance. This position is a member of the Management/Confidential employee group, non-union.

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