Union County College PT Program Coordinator (2 positions) in Cranford, New Jersey

Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the oldest of New Jerseys 19 Associate Degree Colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933.

The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees.

Campus: Elizabeth

General Description:

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for program development and implementation of educational/training programs. In conjunction with appropriate Center staff, the Program Coordinator will schedule, organize, coordinate and evaluate the overall activities of the assigned programs. Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills.

Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:

• Monitor student participation and progress in Center programs. • Set program standards and goals and establish the policies and procedures required to achieve them. • Assume all additional assignments that contribute to the welfare of the Center, as required by the Assistant Dean. • Implement all programmatic operations and fiscal oversight. • Coordinate Recruitment with the Assistant Dean and CEWD Program Directors, and oversee the recruitment community outreach process. • Conduct weekly team meetings in order to identify and address problems as they arise. Report serious problems to the Assistant Dean. • Schedule all on and off campus activities. • In conjunction with advising staff, help monitor student attendance, punctuality, and needed support services. Participate in individual student conferences as necessary. • Interview and place new students; implement scheduling and orientation of students. • Prepare monthly reports on staffing, recruitment, student progress, placement, community works and completion. • Comply with all Center personnel, purchasing and budgeting procedures. • Liaison with funders regarding program monitoring and program reports. Collect reports in order to prepare cumulative reports and narrative using the funder data bases. • Coordinate student orientation and graduation ceremonies • At all times exercise professionalism and confidentiality with staff and students. • Attend all required meetings.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor of Arts degree required in Education, Youth Development, Social Work or an equivalent combination of education and experience to demonstrate core competencies.


Some management experience with local, state or federal programs. Understanding of Grant Writing and implementation. Familiarity with occupational education needs and goals helpful.

Competencies and Skills Required:

Some management experience with local, state or federal programs. Understanding of Grant Writing and implementation. Familiarity with occupational education needs and goals helpful.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

• · This position’s duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled. • Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. • No or very limited exposure to physical risk. • Some travel required.

Terms of Employment:

• Part time hours not to exceed 25 hours per week. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Some evening and weekends hours will be required. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the College. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

Grant Position: •Position will be terminated upon expiration of grant funding.

Union County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services. Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes twenty medical plans to choose from including PPO, HMO and HD plans offered by BC/BS and Aetna, three dental plans including two PPOs and one DMO offered by Delta Dental of NJ, and a pension plan with seven investment carriers. We also offer twenty vacation days, ten paid holidays, and a ten week summer work schedule which allows the college to close on Fridays. Other additional benefits include gym privileges, tuition remission for credit and non-credit courses at Union County College, and tuition reimbursement for an approved degree program at an accredited college or university.