Valhalla, New York
Westchester Community College
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:
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:
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.
SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $79,517 plus excellent benefits.
About Westchester Community College:
Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county’s largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.