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Annual Fund Manager

Posted: 06/09/2014

Description

Vaughn College seeks to fill the position of Annual Fund Manager. The ideal candidate will have passion and energy for Vaughn's mission and the capacity to thrive in the College's dynamic and diverse community. Additionally, the candidate will have a team-driven, hands-on, results-oriented approach to departmental efforts.

Summary:
The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive annual giving program among Vaughn College's constituencies in support of our growing institution. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Manager will work closely with the Director of Alumni Affairs and Manager of Institutional Events to provide outreach, activities, and events to attain and maintain a robust annual giving program to support the organization's annual operating budget. The Annual Fund Manager will work cooperatively in developing a program that effectively complements other development and outreach efforts.

Requirements

The Annual Fund Manager will have the following responsibilities:
• Develop a plan for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of over 5,000 alumni and friends
• Manage annual and special campaigns including the phonathon, piggy bank campaign, and senior class gift
• Serve as key member of the fundraising management team by participating in the development of short-and long-term goals for the College's fundraising efforts which directly supports the strategic plan for the institution
• Maintain meaningful relationships with annual giving donors and prospects through personal/written/phone contact
• Assist the associate vice president in the overall implementation of communication activities that support relationships between the College and its giving constituents, such as trustees, alumni, parents, donors, and friends
• Process, track and acknowledge all donations in a timely fashion
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree and two to three years of development, communications, and/or nonprofit experience are required. Candidates must have a proven ability to motivate, lead and facilitate teams in order to successfully meet end goals. Candidates must demonstrate excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Experience managing volunteers, students and other professionals. Willingness to work evenings and weekends and to travel. Proven organizational and analytical skills are critical.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to:

Contact:
Mary Durkin, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Email: mary.durkin@vaughn.edu
Fax: 718.651.2553
86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

Assistant Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Grants

Posted: 08/04/2014

Description

Under the direction of the director of institutional effectiveness, the assistant director of institutional effectiveness provides support for the coordination and collection of institutional data for the submission of internal and external surveys, state, federal reporting, grants and budget management, and the compilation and formatting of data in the form of spreadsheets and graphs for ad hoc and internal reporting. The assistant director is responsible for maintaining the Common Data Set (CDS) and the IR Website.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
• Data analysis/reporting: The assistant director actively contributes to the overall data gathering for institutional support and business intelligence by collecting and disseminating statistical and student demographic data for a variety of publications and reports at the institutional and national level. The position assists in the gathering of institutional data for planning and decision making. The position makes recommendations as needed to enhance data collection and reporting. The assistant director participates in the research of higher education trends, and the collection of data pertaining to academic affairs, enrollment management, planning, and finance.
• Grant management: Assists in the reporting, research, maintenance and acquisition of grant-related funding.
• Strategic planning support: Assists in the gathering of data for institutional key performance and outcomes. Participates in strategic planning initiatives including data generation using both internal and external databases and sources.
• Confidentiality: Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters, in any way, involving the College and its employees that come to the attention of the incumbent through whatever means, except as publishable in carrying out specific enumerated responsibilities of the job.

Requirements

• A bachelor's degree and one to three years of experience in institutional effectiveness; master's degree preferred.

Professional Skills
• Superior attention to detail and time management
• Good computer skills
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts using SPSS or Excel
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

This position is located in an office environment. An employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the office area. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to:

Contact:
Mary Durkin, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Email: mary.durkin@vaughn.edu
Fax: 718.651.2553
86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

Associate Director of Facilities

Posted: 08/20/2014

Description

Vaughn College seeks an individual to assist with the overall maintenance and general operations of the College property and buildings.

Major Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks
• Supervises the maintenance foreman and staff. Provide oversight to insure that all requests, repairs, and preventive maintenance are completed in a safe, professional and timely fashion. Maintain the work order system so requests are handled in a timely manner. Provide hands on assistance as needed.
• Assists supervisor with the daily operations associated with the college facilities. Checks on all building and equipment schedules, coordinates periodic testing of the building security systems, and prepares for emergencies by helping to implement emergency action plans, which includes organizing college-wide training sessions and coordinating emergency drills, etc.
• Monitors, in conjunction with the staff, the scheduling of preventive maintenance and response to urgent maintenance calls.
• Assists supervisor with the application process for required permits and ensures that the campus meets all Department of Buildings (DOB) and New York Fire Department (FDNY) specifications. This includes obtaining various certificates of fitness required to run the campus.
• On a daily basis, tours the campus to identify any maintenance-related issues and follows up with staff for resolution.
• In conjunction with supervisor, coordinates the safety program for the college.
-- Prepares and schedules weekly staff meetings, including the preparation of the agenda and minutes. Researches safety topics as discussion items for staff meetings.
-- Interacts with the security department with respect to safety-related matters.
-- Is a member of the safety committee.
-- Serves as the point of contact for committee members and departments with respect to general safety issues, concerns and suggestions.
• Assists supervisor with the annual budget for the department. Monitors the budget and works within the parameters of that budget.

Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree with a background in engineering preferred; five years of experience in facilities with some supervisory experience.

Professional Skills
The ability to write memos and communicate in a professional manner. Candidate should be computer literate, with working knowledge in Outlook and Excel.

Reasoning Ability
Must have the ability to define problems and engineer solutions to those problems. Should be able to set up and prioritize the work flow within the facilities department.

Work environment and physical functions
This position is located in an office environment, but also requires the individual to work throughout the campus. Generally an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the office area and throughout the campus. The individual should be able to lift 25 pounds on a regular basis, and 50 pounds on a limited basis. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.

Preferred:
Bilingual – English/Spanish

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to:

Contact:
Mary Durkin, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Email: mary.durkin@vaughn.edu
Fax: 718.651.2553
86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

Director, Office of Counseling and Wellness

Posted: 07/30/2014

Description

Vaughn College seeks a full-time director of counseling and wellness to provide individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, educational outreach programs, consultation and training with faculty and staff. Director will serve as a liaison to multiple departments around campus including: residence life, student activities, academic support services, athletics and student life.

Director will:
• Plan, deliver, and evaluate interventions and services, including workshops for students, faculty and staff to assist with behavioral issues, such as stress and anger management and conflict resolution in the classroom.
• Coordinate care with local community organizations, including referrals to long-term treatment providers and other physicians.
• Work closely with and plan outreach events for Vaughn's growing student veteran population. Candidate will also be responsible for running the monthly student veteran support group meetings and serve as the campus liaison with local veterans hospital outreach coordinators.
• Be responsible for the coordination of the campus alcohol and drug education programming and workshops that are provided to increase the community's awareness of the effects and consequences of substance and alcohol use on personal well being, academic and career success.
• Be responsible for the health and wellness initiative on campus and should have the ability to plan, organize and assess health and wellness related outreach and awareness programs.
• Work with the associate vice president of student affairs to coordinate the campus sexual awareness and assault compliance efforts which includes; providing training, programming and informative workshops on sexual harassment and assault protocols, reporting and available on and off campus supports and resources for students.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to perform others duties as assigned by the associate vice president and/or his designee.

Requirements

Master's degree or Ph.D. in counseling, psychology, social work, or clinical psychology and New York State Licensure to practice mental health counseling is required. The candidate must have direct experience in providing counseling services utilizing crisis intervention protocol and have superior psychotherapy skills.

Candidates must have proven ability to work with traditional and non-traditional students in a multi-cultural environment with a demonstrated record of flexibility and willingness to serve and interact with the entire campus community. Candidates should have experience and willingness to work closely with Vaughn's growing student veteran population.

Required Essential Qualifications
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of counseling records and information
• Strong interpersonal skills with faculty, staff, and student populations
• Superior organizational and problem resolution skills
• Must be able to provide a high level of critical thinking, attention to detail and will operate with a sense of urgency
• Familiarity and previous administrative office experience and
• Ability to work autonomously when necessary and as a member of the student affairs teams is essential

Ability to:
• Prioritize work, perform well under pressure
• Manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Exercise good general business and counseling judgment, knowledge and practice

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to:

Contact:
Mary Durkin, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Email: mary.durkin@vaughn.edu
Fax: 718.651.2553
86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

Part-time Public Affairs Assistant

Posted: 02/05/2014

Description

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology seeks an energetic and dedicated individual for a part-time position in the public affairs department. This position, which reports to the director of public affairs, will play a significant role in supporting the daily activities of the department. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing, editing and organizational skills. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable candidates with scheduling needs to perform the essential duties. The ideal candidate will have experience in public relations, public affairs or communications.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
• Developing project timelines, trafficking jobs, maintaining deadlines.
• Writing and editing news items and College marketing materials.
• Proofing a variety of written materials according to Associated Press style.
• Assisting with the daily editing/updating of the College's website.
• Monitoring and updating the College's website with news and events information.
• Media list creation.
• Assisting with event coverage, photography and social media updates.
• Copying and maintaining files for the department.
• Ability to plan, prioritize, and problem-solve while handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Requirements

• A bachelor's degree in communications or public relations preferred.
• Strong writing and editing background.
• One to three years experience.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office Applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop and In Design a plus.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to:

Contact:
Mary Durkin, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Email: mary.durkin@vaughn.edu
Fax: 718.651.2553
86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

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