P/T Program Specialist (WCC)/Program Navigator - Liberal Arts

Job description

Category:: Hourly Positions
Department:: Academic Affairs
Locations:: Valhalla, NY
Posted:: Mar 4, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Hourly
Ref. No.:: PTPSPN3421
Position ID:: 128767

About Westchester Community College:

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Learning Initiatives and Student Success, the incumbent serves as a member of the College's Success Team to monitor and coordinate outreach to Liberal Arts students during key intervals to facilitate their timely degree completion. The P/T Program Navigator - Liberal Arts will function as part of a collaborative interdivisional team within the College and will work closely with the Deans, Department and Curriculum Chairs, faculty of all four schools, and the Center for Academic Counseling and Student Success. The P/T Program Navigator will:

  • Provide designated School Deans with reports on Liberal Arts students' progress on key metrics and indicators.
  • Use data and technological tools to monitor student progress toward completion, transfer, and career placement at key intervals and offer referral to intervention and resources where appropriate
  • Provide current career and transfer information related to Liberal Arts programs and pathways
  • Refers students to campus resources for assistance with academic, personal, financial, career, and transfer.
  • Facilitates workshops and training programs based on student needs and the goals of the academic program.
  • Performs related administrative tasks to ensure the effectiveness of the program.
  • May perform other incidental tasks, as required.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in the field of education, educational administration, recruitment and/or training, or in the analysis of program operations, marketing or customer services are required. The successful candidate must possess a high attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; and an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while remaining organized. They must also have a proactive nature; exceptional judgement; and a collegial and team-oriented temperament. Proficiency in software systems including Microsoft Office applications is required. The ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information; an ability to be flexible and adaptive to changing needs and priorities; a strong student-centered orientation; and an ability to work with a team of diverse faculty, staff and students is essential.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in the social sciences is preferred. A Master's degree in Education, Higher Education, or social sciences also preferred.

Additional Information:

SALARY & BENEFITS: $34.60/hour. No benefits. This position is fully grant funded.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online by submitting a letter expressing interest in this position and a resume. You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of hire. Please login to: https://sunywcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.

The College will provide equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all persons without unlawful discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, membership in any reserve component of the armed forces, or use or non-use of lawful products off College premises during nonworking hours, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.




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Posted: 3/5/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time