Assistant Director, North Hudson Campus, Student Life and Leadership

 

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The Opportunity

This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. In 2021, the College launched its Strategic Plan, the culmination of which, aligns with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools.  Most recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) selected HCCC as one of twenty-four colleges nationwide to be named a “2022 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges.” The Bellwether College Consortium has named HCCC a Top Ten Finalist in all three program categories for the nationally recognized 2023 Bellwether Awards: Instructional Programs and Services; Workforce Development; and Planning, Governance, and Finance. HCCC is one of only two colleges in the United States to be invited to compete in all three categories.

 

College Overview

Hudson County Community College serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.

More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Hudson County Community College has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300-day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.

Hudson County Community College is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes.

The College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Culinary Arts Institute and School of Nursing and Health Professions.  The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry. The Nursing Program includes a theoretical base of general education and science courses together with a range of nursing theory and practical courses designed to prepare graduates to be eligible for the New Jersey State Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX–RN).

 

The Role

Salary Grade: 113

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Student Life and Leadership, the Assistant Director will oversee the Student Life and Leadership office at our North Hudson Campus in Union City, NJ. This individual would be in charge of developing and executing office-produced and collaborative social, cultural, and educational events at the campus while overseeing the upkeep and management of the office space, and supervision of its part-time staff. This position collaborates with other departments at the North Hudson Campus and college-wide on small and large-scale cross-college events and programs, including New Student Orientation and Commencement related events. The Assistant Director will also co-advise and manage college-wide student leadership development and opportunities including the HCCC chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the college’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Passport Program.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student Life and Leadership at the North Hudson Campus located in Union City, NJ, which includes keeping the office clean, organized, and professional, and ensuring that customer service stays a top priority, assisting and resolving any issues that students may have.
  • Develop relationships with faculty and staff located at the North Hudson Campus, creating and collaborating on co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for the students, and community partners, developing opportunities for collaboration and student involvement in the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Co-supervise part-time staff that work in the North Hudson Campus Student Life and Leadership office, managing their day-to-day expectations and tasks. Along with the Administrative Support Specialist of Student Life and Leadership manages their schedule to ensure the office and events are adequately staffed. Supervise Federal Work Study employees working in the office, which may include interviewing, training, and monitoring.
  • Develop and execute social, cultural, and educational programming opportunities for the North Hudson Campus, ensuring that events meet the office’s Learning Outcomes. Work to continue college traditions and seek opportunities to create and build more. Work alongside the office’s Event Assistants to plan and execute off-campus opportunities, including, but not limited to, museum visits and community service opportunities. Event execution includes booking vendors, acquiring invoices, and ensuring payment of all vendors while staying on budget, room reservations and set-ups, staffing, and post-event assessment.
  • Alongside the Student Life and Leadership staff, organize and lead the creation and execution of events celebrating and recognizing commemorative months, including Black History Month, Women’s History Month, HCCC PRIDE, Arab American Heritage Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and more.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Student Life and Leadership to build club presence and leadership opportunities at the North Hudson Campus, continually build student-led clubs and branches of clubs, and support membership of campus-wide honor societies.
  • Serve as Co-Advisor to the HCCC Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, staffing leadership development events, promoting the chapter, recruiting students to join the chapter, and complete their path to induction and beyond.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Student Life and leadership, execute the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Passport Program, an online 8-week program focused on building cultural competency, leadership skills, and advocacy tools in students, building equity and DEI leaders among our students.
  • As a member of the Office of Student Life and Leadership, work to execute New Student Orientation on both campuses, developing ideas and staffing the events, and the Peer Leader Program, a paraprofessional student leadership program.
  • Participate in the execution of graduation celebration events and ceremonies, which include graduate fairs, BBQs, honor society induction ceremonies, social media spotlights and contests, and special group ceremonies, including a Kente Graduation and Lavender Graduation. Additionally, staff the Commencement Ceremony, held in May annually at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
  • Serve on college-wide and hiring committees, especially as it relates to the position.
  • Consistently stay on top of trends within programming and leadership development, bringing forward new ideas and projects.

 

Required / Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree in Student Personnel/Counseling/Higher Education or related field; professional work experience preferred.
  • Experience working in leadership development, event management, diversity, equity, and inclusion, marketing, higher education, or related fields preferred. Prior supervision or project management experience a benefit, but not required.
  • Proven leadership ability, good communication skills, and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a culturally diverse population and to effectively and respectfully function and communicate within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with various computer programs, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and related software and social media applications.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a benefit, but not required.

 

Closing Date of Applications

Monday, April 17

 

Applications

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

 

HCCC Employee Benefits

We value and appreciate all employees and acknowledge the importance of a comprehensive benefit program. Below is a brief glance of HCCC benefits, perks, and discounts offered to employees. For more detailed information about employee benefits please visit: https://www.hccc.edu/administration/hr/benefits-pensions.html

 

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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