Management/Professional Positions

Associate Director/Financial Aid System Coordinator

The Associate Director/Financial Aid System Coordinator for the Office of Financial Aid is responsible for supervising and maintaining the operation of the Financial Aid Module of Ellucian Banner. This position serves as the liaison between the Office of Financial Aid and Computer Center for use of the information management system. This position is responsible for keeping updated with all changes for interface, as well as changes to the system, ensuring compliance with College policies as well as Federal and State requirements. This position assists other office staff in use of the computer systems and programs, as well as other duties as assigned by the Director. This position trains full-time staff members in the technical aspects of the administration of financial aid as it relates to their specific duties.


Maintaining and providing the major leadership of the financial aid module of the Ellucian Banner system by:

  • Analyzing business practices to determine their relationship to the Ellucian Banner system.
  • Full responsibility for the financial aid module.
  • Actively participating in office planning meetings, which are directed at office procedural changes as necessitated by college processes or changes in governmental regulatory practices.
  • Analyzing the effect of system changes proposed by the Department of Education, the administrative software vendor, office personnel, or other college offices and then proposing alternatives ways in which the changes may be implemented.
  • Contributing to the staff meetings of office management as it relates to technical issues.
  • Proposing software systems to enhance automation.
  • Investigating and responding to queries from staff regarding how software performs.
  • Providing leadership in the evaluation of technical suggestions from non-technical staff.
  • Assuring all office system processes, reports and modifications are documented for training purposes as well as to support regulatory requirements of the maintenance of an up to date procedures manual.
  • Writing and maintaining user documentation on how to submit and verify successful completion of daily computing processes.
  • Understand the departmental dependencies between the financial module and other institutional systems.
  • Manage Electronic Data Exchange (EDE), sending and receiving of all electronic data transmissions (i.e. ISIRs. Pell Files, DL Files, Multiple Reporting records, statement of account files, TAP files, etc.); analyze, identify and prioritize action needed.
  • Assist the Director in planning, organizing, and implementing Office of Financial Aid operations; assist with supervision and evaluate performance of office personnel; supervise office operations and staff in the absence of the Director of Financial Aid.

Supervise automated system for the Office of Financial Aid staff by:

  • Providing guidance and direction in the evaluation of technical suggestions from staff.
  • Assisting the Computer Center staff in implementing upgrades to software needed in the office.
  • Supervising the training non-technical office staff in the use of computers and of the administrative software systems.
  • Administering systems security through the software provided by the College’s administrative software systems and by the Department of Education.

Supervise staff directly related to technical support (Assistant Director/Financial Aid System Specialist) and onboarding initiatives (Counselor for Scholarships/Federal Work Study/Onboarding Financial Aid Experience)

  • Assign and monitor duties related to tasks of the individual positions.
  • Coordinate the duties and workload with the Director of Financial Aid towards the office and institutional goals and accomplishments.
  • Provide periodic evaluations for staff members under direct report.

Coordinate and direct communications between the Office of Financial Aid and technical staff of other organizations by:

  • Representing the office in campus-wide meetings of technical staff in support of administrative software systems.
  • Communicating with technical staff of the College to analyze and resolve computer processing issues as they relate to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Interacting with staff of affiliated agencies, such as SICAS, NYSHESC and the Department of Education to analyze and resolve computer processing issues. 

Assist the Office of Financial Aid in assuring system compliance with College, State, and Federal requirements by:

  • Studying the daily postings of activity regarding the Ellucian Banner software and advising interested parties in the office and campus wide regarding problems, patches and proposed changes.
  • Analyzing financial aid issues and regulatory changes from a technical perspective.
  • Implementing code changes and writing supporting user documentation when procedures change.
  • Keep abreast of present and pending Federal and State regulations governing student financial aid; interpret and apply state and federal requirements to ensure compliance. Assist in developing policies and procedures for processing, awarding, and delivery of all SFA program funds to students; plan for and implement advances in technology that will impact and retain students.

Contribute to the team effort by:   

  • Assisting other offices with problem resolution on an emergency/as needed basis.
  • Assist with the development of the departmental strategic planning objectives.
  • Participate in the department, division, and institutional assessment activities as required.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree.
  • Five to seven years of experience working directly with Ellucian Banner.
  • Five years of experience working with federal financial aid programs. 
  • Experience in systems analysis work.
  • Experience in working with systems analysts and programmers. 
  • Experience working with large information management system operations. 
  • Ability to communicate needs of users to requirements for programmers.
  • Ability to take technical applications and make them usable for non-technical staff.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision in a group or autonomously.
  • Experience in interacting effectively with users to perform system design and analysis.
  • Experience in working with one or more commonly used operating systems.
  • Experience in testing and troubleshooting IT systems.
  • Experience in writing application system documentation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and communicate to the Director in order for appropriate decision making.

To apply, please submit the following application materials:  cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to .  Please include Associate Director Financial Aid Systems in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax

Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Fax: (888) 617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).


Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Department: Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Appointment: 12-Month, Administrative

Reports To: Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

General Summary

Under the direction and supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards works to coordinate and facilitate the administrative and routine functional operations of the department. Utilizing a rights and responsibilities approach, and with the ultimate goal of student support, retention and success, the incumbent assists students and staff in understanding and navigating the student conduct process. 


  • Monitors and maintain confidential database for conduct incidents, hearings, and sanctions.
  • Provides support and assistance to the Fair Procedures Committee and Behavioral Assessment Team.
  • Schedules hearings, prepares transcripts and recordings of meetings and hearings.
  • Communicates with students and relevant staff regarding hearings and sanctions.
  • Facilitates communication among the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Title IX Coordinator, Student Services, Residence Life, Academic Affairs and Safety and Security regarding behavioral and prevention issues.
  • Communicates and provides guidance to a wide spectrum of stakeholders seeking guidance from the department. 
  • Serves as a conduct designee in the capacity of facilitating resolution of alleged violations of the Code of Conduct as deemed appropriate by the Director.
  • Edits and modifies Code of Conduct as directed.
  • Prepares and processes ex-offender applications for the Admissions Review Committee.
  • Updates records from meetings, hearings, and incident investigations.
  • Participates in weekly Behavioral Assessment and Fair Procedures Committee meetings.
  • Refers students to counseling and/or appropriate workshops as a result of infractions. Follow up with students on adherence to sanctions, counseling, and workshops.
  • Notifies faculty regarding suspensions, dismissals, and appeals.
  • Inputs security reports.
  • Processes ex-offender and dismissed students for the Admissions Review Committee.
  • Prepares departmental reports as directed.
  • Maintains and prepares correspondence for confidential information such as conduct letters and informal resolution agreements.
  • Participates in department, division, and institutional assessment activities as required.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  • Understanding of the judicial review process.
  • High degree of personal/professional integrity, respect for privacy and confidentiality, a sense of ethics, and a commitment to student development, educating students and the role of the community college.
  • A demonstrated commitment to due process, fairness and student development.
  • Ability to relate effectively and respectfully with students, parents/guardians, the DCC community and the public.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, and experience working with student staff.
  • Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population.
  • Excellent written abilities.  Must be able to independently compose letters, memos, reports and other written communication materials for a variety of audiences.
  • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws pertaining to students such as Clery Act, VAWA, Title IX, and FERPA as well as other Department of Education rules and regulations and SUNY guidelines and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Title IX laws, investigation procedures, and OCR policies.
  • Web page management and social media competencies.
  • Demonstrated technical literacy including database management skills and proficiency with various software programs, including but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.


Education: Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:  A minimum of 4 years of work experience in a higher education environment. Experience working with student judicial processes in Student Services, Student Affairs, Student Conduct, or Residence Life is particularly desirable.

To Apply: Please submit the following application materials: cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Please include Assistant Director of Student Conduct in the subject line.

Alternate Submission Method:

Mail or Fax to

Office of Human Resources
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Fax:  888-617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal's Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Resumes will be accepted until November 30, 2015.

REV. 11/2015


Director of Applications Development

General Description

The Director of Applications Development will serve as an integral member of the DCC IT leadership team. In collaboration with DCC senior leadership and other College stakeholders, this position will provide leadership direction and actively engage in strategic planning to define, develop, implement, and support a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise administrative information systems. This position is a 12-month management exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean of Information Systems. The director provides college-wide technical strategic leadership for innovative application development and software support. In addition, the director is responsible for leading and being a part of a software engineering team that builds and maintains applications on behalf of the College with impact across the campus and in coordination with similar units across the SUNY system. The incumbent builds and maintains relationships with administrative departments and academic support organizations to provide campus-wide services, user support, training and communication in order to achieve the College’s aim of providing the greatest possible access to information to the greatest number of campus constituents, and aid the campus academic learning missions. The successful director will have the skills, sensitivity and ability to design and implement strategic plans in a complex organization and translate the large-scale strategy into day-to-day operations management to provide superior services to the College community.


  • Research, recommend and lead college-wide initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of college business processes using technology applications and processes.
  • Investigate the needs of the college; formulate system scope and objectives; develop designs to solve complex problems; develop information requirements and needed database(s); ensure that systems are programmed to meet end user needs.
  • Act as project manager for major system implementations.
  • Oversee and support architect software platforms that permit services integration and broad access through software interfaces (APIs), and digital products.
  • Manage and design maintainable, high-performing, scalable software solutions using exceptional software engineering practices.
  • Work closely with functional areas to support the College's software applications.
  • Collaborate with other Information Technology management staff as well as external resources regarding college-wide computer architecture, security and usage.
  • Direct the systems analysis, programming and project management activities of college-wide ERP core applications systems and database management systems as well as departmental application systems.
  • Oversee and hands-on support a diverse environment of applications and database technologies that include Banner, DegreeWorks, Kronos, Xtender Document Imaging, Starfish, Tutortrac, Housing Director, various web-based applications and other information services.
  • Oversee and schedule patch management and new implementation of software solutions.
  • Responsible for applications staff management, hiring and evaluations including the recruitment, leadership and management of a team of programmers and database administrators.
  • Develop work unit quarterly plans and prioritization, assign personnel to projects,  review and evaluate the work of staff; consult with and coordinate work unit activities with other departmental areas; prepare activity and progress reports as well as other metrics.
  • Regularly discuss information system topics and capabilities with users; provide alternatives on how supplied applications can meet new or changing end user requirements; give guidance and opinions on how current or planned application systems can best be used to support administrative and academic departments.
  • Conduct both technical and functional training on application systems; review developed system and program solutions and provide suggestions  and enhancements; provide technical guidance to personnel from other sections on application software matters.
  • Stay current on the latest information regarding information system technologies and application development directions; evaluate software system alternatives and make recommendations as a member of management; develop pilot applications to exercise new technology possibilities.
  • Represent the department at and serve on various college-wide committees as assigned.
  • Assist in day-to-day production issues, act as escalation point to resolve urgent and/or complex client issues, manage client expectations.
  • Review and approve all development project requests, and coordinate schedules and related departmental activities.
  • Participate in departmental, divisional, and institutional assessment activities as required.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 

  • Current principles and practices of information technology and applications development in an education environment.
  • Computer languages, technologies, and protocols including Argos, Oracle SQL*Plus, Eclipse IDE, and Groovy/Grails programming skills.
  • Strategic planning, budgeting, and operations within an information technology department.
  • Project initiation, prioritization, and information technology allocation processes.
  • Management and implementation of organization-wide administrative software projects.
  • Systems analysis, database design, and program design.
  • Programming techniques and associated training needs identification and implementation.
  • Excellent organizational/planning/project management skills.
  • Knowledge of software life cycle activities.
  • Knowledge of full range of IT Services and products.
  • Programming/analysis in a general DB environment.
  • Knowledge of or experience in Kronos or other payroll supporting systems.
  • Knowledge of or experience in DegreeWorks.
  • Experience in web technologies (HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Excellent customer service, organizational/planning/project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in information systems or related program, master’s degree preferred. 
  • 3-5 years of direct IT leadership experience with evidence of progressive responsibilities implementing application enhancement initiatives, managing teams supporting an ERP system and at least 2 years' experience in managing an application development team.
  • 5 years of Banner programming/analysis experience.
  • Demonstrated strong functional knowledge of all Banner subsystems including Banner Student, Financial Aid, Finance and Human Resources/Payroll.
  • Demonstrated strong ability to provide quality end user consultation and support.
  • Proven hands-on programming/analysis in a Banner or related environment; programming/analysis in a general DB environment.

To Apply:  Please submit the following application materials:  cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Please include Director of Applications Development in subject line.

Alternate Submission Method:

Mail / Fax

Office of Human Resources
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Fax: 888-617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal's Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).



Nursing Simulation Lab Assistant

Job description: To guide nursing students in the improvement of their assessment skills and support the enhancement of their psychomotor skills. The intent is to promote the development of nursing judgment. Using computerized mannequins and patient care scenarios, students are coached to make safe nursing decisions regarding patient care in an unthreatening learning environment.  Applicant’s skills should include the ability to facilitate the student’s learning, promote critical thinking, encourage problem-solving abilities, and have a broad medical-surgical nursing knowledge base.

Reports to: Department Head of Nursing

Essential duties and tasks include the following: (others may be assigned)
  • collaborates with faculty in the planning, preparation, and implementation of simulation exercises;
  • continually evaluates current clinical literature in order to extract best-practices;
  • prepares required materials and equipment for instructional purposes;
  • video tapes simulations for debriefing;
  • collects and analyzes data on simulation exercises;
  • instructs students when practicing clinical skills in the laboratory or when instructors are not present during open lab hours; works with students who bring in remediation prescription for specific lab skills from clinical instructors;  
  • ensures that the lab is clean, safe, and organized;
  • keeps statistics on laboratory usage outside of scheduled class time;
  • maintains equipment and requests repairs as needed;
  • keeps inventory of supplies;
  • replaces supplies as needed in collaboration with the department head;
  • promotes safe lab practices according to OSHA guidelines;
  • follows guidelines in handling and disposing of hazardous materials;
  • updates self to new techniques, procedures, and equipment.
Qualification: MS degree with a major in nursing and current med-surg experience. Strong psychomotor skills necessary. BS degree with a major in nursing and current med-surg experience may be considered. Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend hours.

Licensure: Valid New York State Registered Nurse license.

DCC offers a comprehensive benefits package. Applicants for this position should submit a current résumé and a cover letter that clearly states how the candidate fulfills the required and preferred qualifications. Review of applications will begin in February and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following application materials:  cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Please include Simulation Lab Assistant - Nursing in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax
Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Fax: (888) 617-1501
DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Posted 8/10/15