Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs (Workforce Development)

DATE DUE: 6/28/2018

Full-time, 12-month, College funded administrative position reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Salary Range is $81,900 - $110,700.


The Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs (Workforce Development) is responsible for the planning, direction, and administration of the College's workforce and economic development opportunities including continuing education, customized training, and adult education. The Assistant VP will maintain a viable business and marketing plan to guide strategic and tactical planning in the growth of workforce and continuing education. As such, the Assistant Vice President conducts environmental scanning and needs assessment studies to identify noncredit programming needed throughout the service area and provides the necessary leadership to develop, administer, and supervise customized workforce and continuing education programming to meet those needs. The Assistant Vice President works collaboratively with other administrators and faculty to develop sound, student performance-based curricula and will be responsible for development of micro-credentialing and badging opportunities through the SUNY initiative. The Assistant Vice President also obtains and administers contract and grant funding to provide workforce education training and services, and solicits alternative funding from viable sources to support strategic objectives. Serves as a member of the Academic Council.


  1. Conducts needs assessments and environment scans and compiles labor data regarding workforce and business development and career education needs. Develops programming to address these needs.

  2. Actively manages all workforce, corporate and business development, continuing education, and credit-free programming, such as badging and micro-credentialing.

  3. Works with other members of the Vice President of Academic Affairs' council to develop programs, curricula and credentials which bridge the gap between workforce initiatives and academic programming and identify opportunities for collaboration with members of the workforce community.

  4. Maintains a strong presence in the workforce, business, and educational community by serving as the College representative on community boards and other appropriate organizations to promote mutually beneficial endeavors in line with the values of the College.

  5. Develops and maintains a viable business and marketing plan to guide strategic and tactical planning in the growth of workforce development services and continuing education, with attention to CTLE and CEU awards.

  6. In conjunction with the Director of Public Relations provides direction and oversight of the college's marketing plan related to workforce, continuing and community education development.

  7. Provides leadership, direction, and support for the achievement of short and long-term goals established on all college campuses for workforce, continuing and community education.

  8. Will identify workforce needs of the adult population in the surrounding community and develop strategies to service this population.

  9. Work collaboratively with the Director of Small Business Development.

  10. Establishes a workforce advisory committee and Holds regular meetings.

  11. Updates and maintains the workforce, continuing and community education website and establishes a seamless registration process.

  12. Maintains a comprehensive workforce database that is updated regularly.

  13. Serves as the college's point of contact for the Start-Up NY initiative and oversees all Start-Up NY activities

  14. Oversees the process for the hiring, supervision, development, and evaluation of the personnel in areas of responsibility and ensures all College policies and procedures are adhered to.

  15. Ensures effective communication and appropriate resource allocation to meet or exceed strategic objectives.

  16. Develops and administers budgets for all supervised areas to include monitoring and approving all expenditures.

  17. Ensures that necessary records are maintained for financial and program audits and produces an annual assessment report for all programming.

  18. Works with the Director of Grants to write and supervise grant writing efforts to ensure funding support for initiatives affecting the supervised areas.

  19. Attends appropriate conferences and reads current literature to stay abreast of workforce and economic development trends locally, nationally and globally, sharing that knowledge with staff to ensure quality, cutting-edge programming.

  20. Make presentations to civic organizations on topics related to assigned area.

  21. Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.



Ability to work effectively within deadlines in a team-based environment; ability to demonstrate sensitivity to people with diverse cultural and racial backgrounds and work effectively with all segments of local business, education and College communities. ability to conduct presentations to community and college groups; ability to travel within the local community and attend informational programs organized by various Federal, State, and local agencies; ability to work on evenings and weekends; ability to physically perform the duties of the position.


Master's degree; five (5) years' experience that demonstrates the ability to identify, develop and implement programs to diverse populations that relate to workforce and/or business development; experience supervising staff personnel to include conducting evaluations.


MBA; five (5) years higher education administration experience, preferably at a community college (director level or above); experience working with business/industry training and self-sustaining budgets.


Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should send cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications; resume; copies of unofficial transcripts of all degrees awarded; and the names and contact information for three (3) current, work-related references to Human Resources, Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY 14132. E-mail:  Incomplete packets may be rejected for lack of information. Three written letters of reference from applicant’s references must be sent to the above address or email before an on campus interview. Search will remain open until candidate is selected, however to ensure consideration materials should be received by June 28, 2018. Finalist(s) is/are subject to successful results of a criminal background check.

NCCC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, military status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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