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SUNY Schenectady County Community College Assistant Director of Liberty Partnership Program in Schenectady, New York

About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Liberty Partnership Program, the Assistant Director oversees the provision of comprehensive pre-collegiate and dropout prevention services to six through twelfth grade students enrolled in the Liberty Partnerships Program with primary focus on high school. Services include but are not limited to; Social-Emotional Supports, Academic Assistance, College and Career Readiness, Workforce Development, Enrichment and other intervention strategies working collaboratively with the college, school district, parents and community partners. The Assistant Director will also provide one-on-one student support, plan and coordinate a 4-6 week summer enrichment program for high school students and fulfill administrative roles as needed. The Assistant Director is a professional (unrepresented) full-time, grant funded position.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervises peer leaders, volunteers and interns.


Provide a physically, mentally and emotionally safe place for all LPP students.
Recruit students from partner schools.
Responsible for maintaining caseload of students and ensure completion of social-emotional assessments and personal learning plans.
Mange student file system to including the collection and maintenance of all site specific data and information, to include student admissions applications, personal learning plans, evaluations, progress reports, report cards, etc.
Maintain LPP reporting database.
Communicate with parents about the progress of their student.
Partner with school district personnel and community providers to meet student needs.
onduct home visits.
Follow and uphold the student code of conduct.
Track and submit monthly attendance and service records.
Attend and chaperone LPP field trips.
Attend regular staff/program meetings.
Assume responsibility of the Director in times of his/her absence.
Other duties as assigned


Education & Experience

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree required in social work, human services, education, counseling, psychology, or related area.
At least 3 years of experience in a secondary or post-secondary setting with economically or educationally disadvantaged students.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree.
Experience providing case-management/advisement to students.
Trauma informed care training.

Qualifications and Skills:

Ability to travel to and from partner schools, SUNY Schenectady and community agencies throughout the Schenectady area.
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, for a variety of audiences (e.g. parents, students, staff, other agency personnel, and public presentations).
Ability to work in a team environment.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills and the ability to deal with confrontational situations in a positive manner.
Demonstrate effective collaboration and problem-solving skills when working with other district and outside agency personnel.
Proficiency of basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and Google tools (i.e. Google Docs, Google Meet and Google Sheets)
Critical thinking skills and sound decision making.
Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
Must pass background check process required to work in a school in New York State.
Some weekends and evenings may be required.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.

SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.

SUNY Schenectady is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for this position:

Cover letter
Completed SUNY Schenectady employment application
Diversity Statement: A separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development.