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Dean of Academic Affairs

Date: February 20, 2014
Title: Dean of Academic Affairs
Unit: Management Confidential
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Closing Date: March 7, 2014 

This is a full-time position, beginning August 2014.  Excellent benefits package. 

DESCRIPTION: The Dean of Academic Affairs reports to the President and is responsible for the development and coordination of the instructional program at SUNY Ulster.  

The Dean of Academic Affairs provides dynamic and strategic leadership for academic planning, curriculum studies, course development, and professional growth and development.  Other activities include preparation of semester schedules, assignment of faculty class loads, recruitment and orientation of new faculty, and oversight of the Library, Institutional Research and Registrar’s Office.  Evidence of collaborative leadership style and a willingness to assist the President with the daily operations of the college are essential. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D. or similar advanced degree is preferred.  The ideal candidate must have substantial community college teaching and administrative experience, excellent communication and leadership skills, and a strong understanding of current and emerging instructional technologies.    

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and three references via e-mail to or by mail to:

Human Resources
SUNY Ulster
PO Box 557
Stone Ridge, NY12484

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.


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Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and External Relations

Date: September 1, 2014
Title: Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and External Relations
Unit: OPAP Level V
Salary Range: $75,000 - $80,000 per year
Closing Date: October 1, 2014

SUNY Ulster, part of the State University of New York, is located in Ulster County, 90 miles north of New York City in the scenic Hudson Valley.  The College is seeking qualified applicants for the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and External Relations.

GENERAL STATEMENT:  The Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and External Relations oversees three strategic areas for SUNY Ulster, all focusing on building resources and increasing awareness of and advocacy for the institution to enable the College to accomplish its mission. Leading and managing the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc., and the College’s public relations strategy and alumni relations, this position reports directly to the Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management. The incumbent meets regularly with department leaders and faculty and is considered to be part of the institution’s senior management team. The Executive Director is expected to represent the College at a variety of community events that may include evenings or weekends.   

Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation’s Executive Director is responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of activities that will attract important philanthropic support for the College.  These activities include developing and implementing effective strategies and tactics that result in sustainable growth in annual giving and planned gifts, capturing the philanthropic interest of donors, and increasing corporate support. As Executive Director, this position maintains a close and collaborative working relationship with the Board of Directors of the Foundation, the President, Vice President, and Deans.  Specific activities include identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts; proactively building and maintaining relationships with new, current, and potential donors; and leading and managing staff to achieve all fundraising initiatives, including donor recognition, special campaigns, and events.  The Executive Director oversees the College’s scholarship program and a planned giving program and provides opportunities to potential donors that maximize donor intent as it relates to institutional objectives. He/she oversees gift processing, acknowledgement, and stewardship as well as fiscal and accounting policies and procedures, and ensures compliance with all regulatory oversight requirements.

Community Relations 

This position provides public and media relations strategic planning, counsel, and ongoing support campus-wide including, but not limited to, communications strategy, planning, messaging, media outreach and story placement.   Specific activities include developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key regional, local, and industry trade news media and leading and overseeing all aspects of media relations, including story development, media targeting, relationship management, and securing media opportunities for spokespeople. The Executive Director is expected to contribute to the College’s social media strategy, secure in-person opportunities for the College to present to community and business leaders, and assist with the development and implementation of communication to faculty and staff. 

Alumni Relations 

The Executive Director develops, implements, and evaluates programs to engage the institution’s alumni and to encourage increased alumni support of and involvement with College programs. This includes developing and implementing an alumni strategic plan and robust alumni relations programs, events, and recognition ceremonies.  The Executive Director coordinates alumni communications and publications related to fundraising and alumni relations activities in collaboration with colleagues. These communications include newsletters, social media, targeted emails, and other outreach as needed. 

In addition, the Executive Director plans and administers the budget of the Institutional Advancement and Community Relations Office to ensure operation within fiscal constraints.  The Executive Director works strategically, as well as tactically, to achieve desired results. The incumbent must be media savvy, an excellent writer and experienced in executing media and social media campaigns. He/she has a track record of media success and measuring results. 

Skills, Characteristics, Qualities

The Executive Director must have superb written and oral communication skills; be comfortable presenting in large, small, and diverse groups; and possess excellent motivational skills.  He/she must have an engaging manner; strong leadership skills to inspire and motivate colleagues and volunteers; the ability to develop trust and build strong collaborative working relationships; a proven track record of success in cultivating, soliciting, and securing funding and a proven ability in managing communications functions; a communication style that is open, cordial, and issues focused;  experience in goal setting and team building; and experience utilizing technology to further the philanthropic goals of the organization.  This person must possess a commitment to continuous improvement, employing best practices and assessment to review and enhance results.   

The Executive Director must possess excellent judgment; analytical and decision-making skills; integrity and the highest degree of personal and professional ethical standards; energy, drive, and an even keeled temperament with the capacity to handle multiple priorities, pressure, and multiple points of view. The Director should possess a consultative and, as needed, an advisory style when relating to colleagues at all levels; the ability to challenge assumptions in a constructive way; and demonstrated creative problem solving abilities that contribute to solutions. 

Salary range is $75,000 - $80,000 per year; excellent benefits package.  

Minimum qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 5 years related experience required.  Preference will be given to individuals with experience in a community college or other higher education setting. 

Preferred qualifications:  Master’s Degree preferred with 8-10 years in institutional advancement, public relations, and public communications or related disciplines.  Experience as a senior development professional with a record of progressive accomplishment in the operational management and support of a development organization; experience in staff development; a broad background in annual giving/alumni relations and development services with a NFP with multiple stakeholders; experience identifying and cultivating planned giving opportunities are desirable.    

Forward cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to or via mail to Human Resources, SUNY Ulster, PO Box 557, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.    

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.


Cleaner - PT

CLEANER – PT, up to 17 hours per week, Monday-Friday, evening shift available.  To perform routine cleaning tasks.  Salary $14.89 per hour.  Applications may be downloaded and printed by clicking here, and completed copies returned to:

Human Resources
SUNY Ulster
PO Box 557
Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.

  Cleaner - Full-Time

Title: Cleaner
Unit: Civil Service, Grade 02
Salary: $13.81 per hour
Closing Date: August 1, 2014

This is a full-time position available in Housekeeping. The hours are 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Excellent benefits package.

DESCRIPTION: The Cleaner will report to the Director of Plant Operations and will be responsible for routine cleaning tasks. The work is carried out in accordance with well-established routines and requires thoroughness in the performance of work assignments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: There are no minimum qualifications for this position.

TO APPLY: Forward cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to or mail to:

Human Resources
SUNY Ulster
PO Box 557
Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.