NCCRS Seeking Assistant Director
Title: Assistant Director
NCCRS, a program of the University of the State of New York Board of Regents, is seeking a dynamic, self-starter interested in joining our organization as assistant director. In this full-time role you will work side by side with the director helping with all daily operational and administrative tasks. You will contribute to the success of an innovative, nationally recognized academic evaluation service linking workplace and nontraditional learning to college credit. Weekday schedule and routine travel is required, and candidates should have a valid passport. The NCCRS office is located in Albany, New York. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Administrative, Fiscal and Operational Responsibilities: Assist in daily program operations; train and supervise paid staff and interns. Generate new revenue streams; implement business development initiatives; and conduct long-range strategic planning. Review, update and enforce academic evaluation policies and procedures; monitor national educational trends and apply to strategic goals and initiatives; coordinate and supervise site visits and virtual academic evaluations; support teams of college faculty and practicing professionals in the evaluation of noncollegiate course work for the purpose of considering college credit recommendations; coordinate travel arrangements; and prepare reports.
Advocacy and Marketing Responsibilities: Create and implement marketing initiatives aimed at increasing college acceptance of credit recommendations; develop new business; facilitate relationships between business, industry and institutions of higher education; form relationships with national organizations vested in increasing access to higher education for underserved populations, nontraditional students and working adults; serve as principal liaison to cooperating colleges; engage in advocacy with colleges and universities to support adult learners; contribute to preparation of marketing material (e.g., blog, brochures, branding); maintain and update social media platforms and web content; administer periodic surveys to assess institutional practices in awarding credit for noncollegiate learning; collect and analyze student transfer credit data; respond to on all matters related to program operation, policies, and procedures; represent NCCRS at conferences and events; host webinars and presentations to potential member organizations and local, regional and national conferences; and perform other duties as assigned by the director.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field required, a Master’s degree in Education or related field preferred; four years of experience in a higher education setting preferred with a working knowledge of assessment, curriculum development, and education policy; ability to interact with high-level decision makers in private industry, institutions, corporations and government organizations required; understanding of nontraditional pathways to degree completion and sensitivity to the needs of adult learners and nontraditional students necessary. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required. Working knowledge of Drupal an asset.
Salary and Benefits: Benefits include vacation, sick leave, personal leave, paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and contribution-paid retirement through TIAA after a one-year waiting period.
Application Procedure: Please submit the following information: resume, two work-related references, cover letter highlighting how candidate's background matches the requirements for the position and supports the mission of the program, and a sample of substantial work-related professional writing by email to: NCCRS@nysed.gov. Phone calls are not accepted. Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.
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National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS)
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