Coordinator, Center for Workforce Innovation

 

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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).

 

Department / Division Introduction

The School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development is an exciting and entrepreneurial office within the College, which offers a wide variety of non-credit classes, courses, seminars, and training sessions for the community. These offerings are focused on revitalizing careers, upgrading skills and credentials, growing businesses, and pursuing pastimes and passions. Additionally, the HCCC Center for Business & Industry (CBI) is the area leader in developing and delivering educational classes and programs for Hudson County’s businesses, organizations and individuals. Join a winning team focused on serving the educational training needs of the Hudson County business community.

The School of STEM is housed in a new state-of-the-art 70,000 square-foot building, with teaching and learning space. Students conduct research with faculty, presenting their results at regional and national conferences. Additionally, students have the opportunity to be a part of the Northern New Jersey Bridges to Baccalaureate (NNJ-B2B) Alliance of five, public, associate-degree granting, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). HCCC STEM students have participated in summer research internship projects at institutions including Princeton University, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Rutgers University, and The City University of New York (CUNY). Almost 60% of STEM faculty have PhDs. In the last two years, the School of STEM has created programs in Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity and Construction Management. In 2021 they received a $298,806 National Science Foundation Advanced Technical grant. The overall objective of the grant is to develop and improve structured partnerships with local employers to increase internship opportunities and employment for Construction Management students and graduates.

 

Position Summary / Job Description

Salary Grade: 109

Dual reporting to the Associate Director of the Centers for Workforce Innovation in Continuing Education and Workforce Development, and the Dean of STEM, the Coordinator supports the workforce development and academic affairs work by creating and managing training programs and other educational related programs based on clients and partners business needs. The Coordinator interfaces with external clients and partners, students, instructors, and other College departments to ensure that the administrative processes including scheduling and staffing, books and supplies are ordered, the Center is run professionally and college-wide Centers for Workforce Innovation reporting is completed in a timely and accurate manner.

 

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree with 3 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of the Bachelor’s degree; Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Prior administrative experience needed.
  • Experience collecting data, writing follow up reports, and working with grants with multiple objectives preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail are a must.
  • The ability to multi-task is required.
  • Ability to interact effectively with various HCCC departments and represent the College with external clients and partners.
  • 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.

 

Applications

For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/3hanbhe9.

 

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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