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SUNY Orange County Community College
  • Position Number: 5065868
  • Location: Middletown, NY
  • Position Type: Career Counseling and Placement

Executive Director of Workforce Development

Department: CAPE
Locations: Newburgh, NY
Posted: Feb 28, 2024
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: 12-month
Position ID: 173050

About SUNY Orange:

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:

SUNY Orange is seeking an Executive Director of Workforce Development who will be responsible for providing strategic and innovative leadership in advancing and managing workforce development programs, continuing of education, and other student and academic program advancement initiatives of the college. The Executive Director will be responsible for identifying, coordinating, and advancing the strategic public-private partnerships and work with businesses, trade groups, and community organizations to help stimulate the local and regional economic programs through workforce development initiatives. The Executive Director is also responsible for developing fee-based professional training programs, worker training and retraining programs as well as cultivate and launch contract and grant-sponsored workforce training, literacy and professional development programs, with a focus on addressing the needs of local and regional businesses and industries.
The Executive Director is part of the Management Confidential team and reports directly to the Vice President of Workforce Development, Strategy and Innovation. The Executive Director is primarily based on the Newburgh campus but is expected to travel between all campuses and other sites as well. The Executive Director's hours may vary to include evening and weekend work.


Education Required:
Bachelor's degree or higher

Experience Required: Five years of experience in an educational setting using knowledge of educational practice and workforce preparation, including supervisory responsibilities. Experience with program development and evaluation as well as demonstrated knowledge of local and state-wide business and industry priorities.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Master's degree
  • Community college or higher education experience.
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationship with supervising personnel, coworkers, all constituents and the public.
  • Perform well under pressure, within time constraints, with a high degree of accuracy, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to coordinate work flow while dealing with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to present complex information and data in coherent fashion
  • Must be able to travel between the college's two campuses and other sites.
  • Bilingual skills; fluency in Spanish.

    Additional Information:

    Deadline for Applying: Review of applications begins on or about March 25, 2024 and will continue until successful candidate has been identified.

    Position begins ASAP

    Salary range: $85,000 to 115,000 per annum, commensurate with experience. This is a 12 month Management Confidential position.

    SUNY Orange offers a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Excellent low-cost health insurance
  • Generous leave policy (including Winter and Spring Breaks)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Retiree Health Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible

    Please see application instructions below.

    Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,

    Application Instructions:

    Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
    1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
    2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?

    Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

    All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

    Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.

    To apply:

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