Empire State College was founded in 1971 as a comprehensive, public college within the State University of New York. A recognized leader in offering innovative degree programs for highly motivated adults, the college enrolls more than 20,000 students annually in associate, bachelor's and master's programs at 35 locations across New York state and through the Center for Distance Learning. Faculty members work with students in one-on-one, and in small group, residency-based and on-line learning settings at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The college actively seeks to build a culturally diverse faculty and staff and offers multicultural learning and work environments. Empire State College supports all efforts to enrich our community through a steadfast commitment to excellence through diversity.
SUNY Empire State College seeks an Assistant to the Dean at our Central New York Center located in East Syracuse, New York.
The Assistant to the Dean reports to the dean and has overall responsibility for supporting a variety of administrative and operational functions on behalf of the dean. The Assistant to the Dean also assists in the management of local media, community, alumni and government relations. Specific responsibilities are to:
• In coordination with the Dean and appropriate College offices manage local media, community, government, and alumni relations
• In coordination with appropriate College offices manage the Center’s social media presence
• Coordinate the Center’s internal and public events
• Manage Center facilities, including the Center’s Suspension of Operations notification process
• Draft letters, remarks, and reports for the Dean
• Coordinate/maintain the content of the Center’s website
• Provide administrative support to the Center’s planning committee meetings
• Carry out other responsibilities consistent with those outlined above
Bachelor’s degree required. Significant administrative experience in higher education; excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in sensitive communications; ability to organize, prioritize, problem-solve, collaborate and work independently; and excellent computer skills also required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity in higher education or the community.
Master’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in administrative and operational support in a higher education setting, and experience working with non-traditional students.
Applications Due By: Review of resumes begin February 15, 2013.
The college actively seeks to build a culturally diverse faculty and staff and offers multicultural learning and work environments. Empire State College supports all efforts to enrich our community through a steadfast commitment to excellence through diversity. Empire State College is an AA/EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.
SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND EDUCATOR. IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER AT (518) 587-2100. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT http://www.esc.edu/safety-security