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State University of New York at Oswego Interim Director, SUNY North Country Consortium in Oswego, New York

Interim Director, SUNY North Country Consortium




SUNY North Country Consortium


Oswego, NY


Jun 3, 2019


Open Until Filled


Part-time Temporary


About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News "America's Best Colleges" in 2010, a Kiplinger's "Best College Value" for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

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Job Description:

Description of Department: The mission of the Division of Extended Learning is to expand access to the SUNY Oswego experience through the creation, delivery and support of innovative and responsive credit and non-credit programming for diverse audiences via multiple locations, modalities and services. We cultivate collaborative partnerships and provide superior customer service to ensure high quality, lifelong learning opportunities. The office coordinates offering of a variety of credit bearing and non-credit bearing courses and programs for both nontraditional and traditional students at the Syracuse Branch Campus, Online, during Summer and Winter terms and at offsite locations. The Extended Learning Division is the home to the SUNY Oswego in the High Schools and Oswego County New Visions programs where eligible high school students are able to concurrently enroll in SUNY Oswego courses for college credit. Extended Learning also coordinates the offering of an "Intensive English" program each summer for students from around the world and English for Academic Purposes courses during traditional semesters. Professional development programs are available by contract, on site, or online. The Division is proud to have received numerous Veteran Friendly designations and provides services to active duty military and veterans online and face to face as a partner at the Jefferson Higher Education Center in Watertown, on Fort Drum and on main campus. We also provide services such as Testing and Proctoring, International Student Services, Non-Traditional Student Services and Room Rental at our Syracuse branch campus.

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The SUNY North Country Consortium administered by the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a part time Interim Director of the SUNY North Country Consortium.

Posting Date: June 3, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time Management Confidential position or click here for a benefit summary.

Date of Appointment: as early as June 17, 2019

Description of Responsibilities:

The SUNY North Country Consortium is a partnership of six SUNY institutions that was formed in 1985 to meet the growing educational needs of Fort Drum and the surrounding community as the post expanded. The six member colleges offer North Country residents a total of 14 undergraduate and career certificate programs, 37 associate degrees, 28 bachelor's degrees, 33 graduate certificates, and 24 master's degrees that can be completed locally. The consortium offices are located at Jefferson Community College's Higher Education Center and at the Education Center Annex at Fort Drum.

This position is responsible for the continued administration of the SUNY North Country Consortium and reports to the board. It works in partnership with board members, member campus representatives, military & veteran offices and community agencies to maintain the Consortium's presence and function. The Director supervises 2.5 administrative staff. Together this team provides operations, administrative and marketing support to the member college's programs offered at Fort Drum and JCC. The Director supports the board of directors in steady-state governance, and in the coming year through strategic planning as well. Also, this position is responsible for oversight of a small budget and will facilitate promotional materials and marketing via the Consortium's website, print and some in person activity.

In addition, the Interim SUNY North Country Consortium Director will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues. This is a temporary 12 month, 20 hr/week position located in Watertown, NY with some local travel required.


Required Qualifications:

  • A BA or BS from an accredited institution of higher education held by time of appointment

  • Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple projects and working with multiple stakeholders

  • A minimum of 3 years full time professional experience (6 years part time)

  • Supervisory experience

  • Demonstrated skill in written, oral and interpersonal communication

  • Practice in effective budget management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Higher Education

  • Experience serving military and/or veteran populations

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Nikki Shrimpton, Search Committee Chair, 518-587-2100 Ext. 2341 or

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

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