College Director- Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding

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December 28, 2018


College Director-Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding


Ammerman Campus




Full Time


College Director


Announcement is hereby made for a full-time, 12-month College Director position beginning immediately.  

Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs. 

This is a Guild (Unit 4) position, and, as such, the salary and benefits for this position are determined according to the salary and benefits plan for the Guild of Administrative Officers. 

Job Description:

  • Provide leadership in the management, development, operation and implementation of the programming of the Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding (CSJHU), with a focus on academic support and programming.
  • Oversee the daily operation of CSJHU's collection including maintenance, preservation, and display of artifacts in addition to creating tours and site visits of the collection.
  • Serve as a liaison with the President, Board of Trustees, and academic programs and administration of Suffolk County Community College.
  • Prepare periodic reports as well as annual reports to be presented to the CSJHU Directors and the College Board of Trustees.
  • Work with the SCC Foundation on fundraising strategies to identify donors and to coordinate donor relationship building; coordinate grant writing activities through the College’s Office of Grants Development.
  • Work with faculty to develop and provide educational opportunities for students at Suffolk County Community College.
  • Maintain the corporate records of CSJHU, prepare the agenda and resolutions for the Board of Directors, arrange the calendar of meetings, and submit all required filings with the NYS Attorney General and the IRS.
  • Manage the financial records of CSJHU, including preparation of budget proposals to the CSJHU Board and to the College, preparation of financial statements, arrange for audits in accordance with Board policy, arrange for insurance policies, and supervise all purchasing.
  • Conduct planning processes with the Board and advisory committees to establish short and long term plans in furtherance of the CSJHU mission.
  • Supervise all staff assigned to CSJHU, including College employees and such employees as CSJHU may hire, as well as independent contractors, consultants, and volunteers.
  • As appropriate for academic programming, engage with community organizations and schools, building partnerships and coordinating efforts furthering the mission of the CSJHU.
  • Under the guidance of the President’s Office and working with College staff, maintain communication with the public, including media contacts, to establish awareness of CSJHU programs and activities.
  • Teaches assigned courses in accordance with description published in the College catalog and the approved course outline.
  • Engages in assessment of college-wide learning outcomes and demonstrates the use of the results of these assessments in courses.
  • Will incorporate an appreciation of diverse lifestyles, cultures and perspectives into courses. 
  • Actively participates in departmental, campus and College committees/meetings.
  • Participates in academic advisement and curriculum development, as well as professional development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.






Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Public or Educational Administration, History or an academic field that relates to the Center’s mission; Knowledgeable about the Holocaust, genocide, slavery and civil rights; Demonstrated commitment and passion for the mission and vision of CSJHU; At least five years’ experience managing staff and volunteers, with a track record of successful leadership; Knowledge of fundraising methods and experience seeking foundation grants and private funding.  The successful candidate must be poised, personable and articulate, and must demonstrate qualities that can lead to the continued growth and advancement of the CSJHU.


Doctorate degree in Museum Studies, Public or Educational Administration, History or an academic field that relates to the Center’s mission. Meaningful experience in developing partnerships and community relationships; Significant expertise in budget management and financial record keeping for nonprofit organizations.


Salary will be determined according to placement on the management salary scale negotiated by the Guild of Administrative Officers.


Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
[email protected]
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
[email protected]
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
Email: [email protected]
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
Email: [email protected]
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
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Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.

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Job No: 18-112
Posted: 12/28/2018
Application Due: 1/28/2019
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