Secretary, ESL Division


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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 campus 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 recognized with the 2012 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, was one of just five finalists in the U.S. for the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Student Success Award, and was presented with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s Good Neighbor Awards in 2009 for the Culinary Conference Center, in 2012 for the North Hudson Campus, and in 2015 for the award-winning Gabert Library. 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 Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream as 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 its forms.


Department/Division Introduction

English and ESL Division


Position Summary/Job Description

The Secretary will report to the Associate Dean of English and ESL Division and will provide administrative support such as answering, screening, and responding to domestic and international inquiries, typing, proofreading, and editing basic to complex documents; creating and maintaining confidential and sensitive files and records; proactively responding to mail; maintaining inventory and ordering supplies. In addition, the Secretary participates in special projects such as in-house test production and score reporting, securing classroom substitutes, managing ESL office in Union City and others as assigned. The Secretary proactively tracks status of work in progress; independently initiates necessary follow-up action to ensure adherence to established project timeframes; and effectively collaborates with others to contribute to project completion. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. Have excellent computer skills, ability to learn computer software system and to organize and complete complex tasks. Will perform other duties as assigned. The Secretary will also keep those supported continually aware of both routine and unusual work area situations requiring their prompt attention.  Resolves various questions or issues and refers the more complicated issues to a higher level for resolution.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required with a minimum of one year of related work experience.
  • 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 software programs including Microsoft Office suite including Access and Excel, and experience with Ellucian (formerly Datatel) Colleague or similar higher education platform required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of related work experience in an academic higher education office.
  • The qualified candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills both in person and on the telephone and a commitment to excellent customer service is essential.
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse college population is highly desirable and community college experience is a plus.
  • Bilingual ability.


Closing Date of Applications

Oct. 4, 2021


Review of applications to begin




For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a list of three professional references to Jenny E. Bobea, Associate Dean of English and ESL, at jbobeaFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.


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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