Program Administrator (WCC)-JobSTAR

Westchester Community College
Valhalla, New York (US)
The starting salary is $79,822 plus excellent benefits.

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Academic Affairs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Reporting to the Division Coordinator in Workforce Development and Community Education, the incumbent in this position will implement and oversee a County funded grant program and activities that provide educational services to students of WCC. This grant funded program (JobSTAR) is in collaboration with the Westchester County Department of Social Services. The incumbent is responsible for a range of activities including the development and administration of educational programs that leads to self-sufficiency and financial dependence for the Non-Exempt "employable" TANF customers. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of projects with the County, outside agencies, colleges, and high schools; development of program evaluation designs; development of contacts with grantee agencies, and the general administration of projects including hiring of personnel and managing budgets. Supervision is exercised over professional and clerical support staff. Does related work as required

Major responsibilities/activities include the following:

  • Ensures that the delivery of all program aspects is met through consistent monitoring of all program components.   
  • Conducts interviews with prospective students, examines records, recommendations and other materials pertaining to students enrolled in the JobSTAR programing including educations offerings credit and non-credit programming.
  • Develops and implements comprehensive education and training programs to train customers in the development of skills and job search techniques to enhance their employability skills.
  • Oversees and monitors procedures, operations and/or record keeping systems to ensure compliance with the requirements of Department of Social Services to include but not limited to entering data Welfare to Work Case Management System, monitoring engagement and participation hours, and reporting on case types.
  • Manages the day-to-day operation of a large training program including space planning for optimal utilization and resolves problems consistent with programmatic objectives and funding limitations.
  • Establishes and maintains active relationships with grant partners to include but not limited to program participants, Westchester County Department of Social Services administration, Westchester Community College administrators, community leaders, and the business community to disseminate program information and to meet emerging needs of the participants and the community. 
  • Compiles comprehensive statistical and narrative reports as required by Department of Social Services and Westchester Community College.
  • Hires and evaluates the work of adjunct professors in assigned program area(s); participates in the coordination and scheduling of non-credit classes and adjuncts professors required to teach courses.
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
  • All other duties, as assigned.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A Bachelor's Degree and three years of experience in the field of education, educational administration, or analyses of customer needs, program operations, marketing or customer services is required. Skills in Microsoft Office applications. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are also required. The skill of working independently as well as part of a team is required.  All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience with employment and training programs is strongly preferred. Experience with Welfare to Work System (WTW) and other databases is also strongly preferred.


Additional Information:

SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $79,822 plus excellent benefits. 

WORK SCHEDULE:  This a full-time grant funded position. Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm and some Saturdays will be required.


Working at Westchester Community College

Mission and Goals

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.


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.


There are approximately 12,000 full- and part-time college credit students. Continuing education students bring the total number served by the college each semester to more than 20,000. Precise statistics about the college's enrollment history can be found in the Institutional Research & Planning pages.


Westchester Community College’s faculty and professional staff have received more SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence than any other community college in the system. More than 98% hold masters or doctorate degrees in their fields. Student/faculty ratio is 16.1:1.

Veteran Friendly Campus

The college, which opened in 1946 in order to train and educate veterans, welcomes those who have served our country. We are considered a "Veteran Friendly Campus" due to our extensive services for those who have spent time in the military.


The college offers more than 50 associate and certificate programs. We have three types of associate degrees in 36 subject areas: the Associate in Arts for students transferring to four-year institutions in the liberal arts; the Associate in Science for those transferring to four-year institutions for business, math, science or health careers; and the Associate in Applied Science for those preparing to seek immediate employment, change careers or transfer. In addition, certificate programs typically requiring between 15 to 33 credits are offered in approximately 20 career fields.

Continuing Education

The Continuing Education Division is the largest such unit in the entire SUNY system. It offers courses for people of all ages considering career choices or changes or personal development; customized training for businesses; innovative programming for older adults; an exciting arts and culture series open to the public.


The Harold L. Drimmer Library / Learning Resource Center contains 110,000 volumes and 600 periodical titles, as well as more than 19 million searchable records and entries from 97 electronically-linked libraries.

Career & Transfer Center

The Career & Transfer Center helps students assess career options, plan career and curriculum, take steps toward transfer to a four-year college, prepare for job interviews, and locate and obtain jobs before and after graduation.

Child Care

Virginia Marx Children's Center at Westchester Community College (Valhalla campus) provides year-round, fully licensed and accredited care for children of students, faculty, staff and other working parents. Ages six weeks - five years.


Intercollegiate teams for men are fielded in soccer, basketball, lacrosse, golf, and baseball. Women's intercollegiate teams include tennis, volleyball, basketball, and softball. The Westchester Community College Fitness Center provides access to cardiovascular equipment, universal, nautilus, and light free weights, pool, and tennis courts. College athletics also include intramural sports.


Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Art Workshop) and White Plains (Art Workshop).

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