Assistant Director of Early College Programs


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College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our society.

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: the Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, and the 2021 INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort toward continuous improvement in student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.


Department/Division Introduction

Student Affairs/Early College


Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, Secaucus Center and Early College Programs, the Assistant Director is responsible for the development/expansion of high school (public/private/parochial/charter) partnerships and college preparatory programs that permit students to earn degree credits and facilitate successful transfer to college (preferably HCCC) upon graduation. Duties include, but are not limited to, collaboration with high schools throughout Hudson County and vocational technical schools in other counties (for specified courses offered only by HCCC) to encourage course alignment for dual credit and tech-prep/school-to- college/careers programming; development of articulation agreements, alternate schedules and reports; tracking of enrollments and student progress; budget management and overall program planning and assessment. This is a 12-month administrative position.


Major Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as the College’s day-to-day liaison for K-12 partnerships and facilitate advanced placement and other initiatives to promote and support the Early College Program, effectively market the program to parents and school administrators, attract and ease students’ transition from high school to the college environment, and increase the College’s enrollment. Work in close collaboration with Executive Director and provide support with related initiatives.
  • Work with HCCC and high school academic administrators and faculty to identify and align courses, staff classes; make arrangements for class observations and administration of student evaluation questionnaires; ensure test scores and grades are submitted and posted within required timelines. Monitor student progress, and arrange for academic and student support, as appropriate.
  • Work with the HCCC Testing Office and high schools for administration of the College Placement Test (CPT). Ensure students selected by the high schools for participation in college-level courses meet course pre/co-requisites based on SAT or CPT scores.
  • Where possible, and in conjunction with the HCCC Testing Center, implement basic skills (no-penalty advisory) testing, to help high school students prepare for successful college entry.
  • Visit high schools, create and conduct presentations to students, faculty, and school administrators to provide information about dual-credit and Tech-Prep/School to College/Careers opportunities available to give students a jump-start to earning degree credits. Arrange for on-site tours of the College campuses in conjunction with Enrollment Management; plan and coordinate student/parent orientation events.
  • Track Early College enrollments, retention, assessment, and achievements. Ensure the Early College Program meets the annual enrollment and achievement goals. Prepare annual reports at the completion of the academic year and projections for the subsequent academic year.
  • Represent the Executive Director in meetings or committees in the absence of the Executive Director.
  • Supervise the Early College Student Success Coach and share in the supervision of the Early College Administrative Assistant.
  • Complete other program-related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in education, administration, counseling or closely-related area.
  • A minimum of three years of full-time administrative experience in Higher Education, Previous experience at a community college and working with external partners and/or K-12 school districts preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, and to work cooperatively with peers in mutually defining and accomplishing the program goals.
  • Ability to interact and build effective working relationships with HCCC and high school administrators and faculty; also, high school students and parents to present a positive image of the College, its programs, and its services offered.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and carry out instructions with minimal supervision. Position requires creativity, resourcefulness, initiative and a high degree of motivation.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills required; also, basic computer and information literacy and familiarity with accessing and using data information systems. Must understand the role of technology, distance learning and alternative instructional delivery modes in education
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to the role of a comprehensive community college in an urban, multicultural setting.


Review of applications to begin




For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to EarlyCollegeFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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