Assistant Director of Workforce Development

SUNY Orange County Community College   Middletown , NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 20, 2022
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About SUNY Orange:

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:

In support of SUNY Orange's workforce development strategy, the Assistant Director of Workforce Development is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Workforce Solutions unit of the Continuing and Professional Education department. The focal point of this position falls in the following key areas: Programming, Marketing and Sales, Finance and Administration, Technology, Community Outreach and Partnerships. The Workforce Solutions unit supports the creation of opportunities focused on offering high-impact solutions to local employers in relation to strengthening the skill sets and competencies of their human capital through our customizable workforce development training programs and services. Additionally, the Workforce Development unit aids students in becoming recognized for their skill sets and facilitates their access to employers and high-quality jobs. The successful candidate should be able to cultivate relationships, engage customers and identify workforce development training needs. A key to the Assistant Director's success would include familiarity with the full sales cycle including developing budgets, writing proposals for local employer training programs and securing contracts with potential clients located within Orange County, in addition to, creating and managing a portfolio of training programs and other educational related activities based on client, partner, and student needs. This position is charged with generating revenue in excess of the unit's operating budget and shared costs. Commitment and eagerness to engage in equity-minded and high performance practices is vital. Travel between the College's two campuses and other sites, in addition to the ability to work a flexible schedule as needed, is a must.

Some duties for this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage in new business development and customer relationship management activities.
  •  Discover and analyze skills gaps of industry sector partners; design, develop, implement, and update training interventions, educational programs, and services including customized contract training and work-based learning.
  • Write and deliver persuasive training program proposals/presentations, and negotiate and secure agreements/contracts with clients and instructors/consultants.
  • Develop and manage project budgets and expenditures, and recommend and supervise purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working multi-stakeholder relationships with college departments, regional community colleges and other educational institutions, community-based organizations, workforce development agencies, and other college stakeholders. 
  • Analyze, evaluate, and identify market segments that hold the highest potential for success.
  • Execute strong program planning strategies for online, hybrid, and in-person instruction.


Education Required:  Bachelor's Degree or higher.

Experience Required:  Minimum of three (3) years of relevant administrative experience in education, training, or workforce development program management.           

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Experience conducting needs assessments and strategic learning assessments to identify the educational needs of others and develop education or training programs or classes
  • Experience developing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
  • Experience with representing organizations to customers, the public, government, or other external sources
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for presenting, promoting, and selling products or services
  • Knowledge of policies, systems, and operations typical to community college workforce development or continuing education departments and programs
  • Experience developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work
  • Ability to independently work in a rapidly changing environment executing projects in various stages with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Experience exercising a strong service orientation
  • Experience monitoring and controlling resources, overseeing the spending of money, and accounting for these expenditures

Additional Information:

Deadline for Applying: Review of applications begins on or about July 15, 2022.

Position begins ASAP

Salary: Commensurate with experience.  This is a 12 month, Staff & Chair Grade 50 position with a budgeted annual salary of  $49,486 to $54,847.

SUNY Orange offers a very competitive benefits package which includes excellent low cost health insurance as well as a generous leave policy.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,

Application Instructions:

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
    1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
    2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?


After submitting your resume the subsequent pages will enable you to upload the additional documents.

Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.