Administrative Positions

Position:  Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the Chief Academic Officer reporting to the President.  The VPAA leads the Dean for Special Academic Services and ten Division Chairs who develop, implement and assess all credit and non-credit course and program offerings.

This leader must have a strong academic background with more progressively responsible leadership roles. He/she needs a balanced approach in preserving the college’s long standing reputation for liberal arts education, while fostering growth in creating workforce readiness programs and services. Additionally, skills in using data to assess current programs and develop new programs will be highly valued.

A strong academic background with a deep understanding of assessment is essential.  This vice president will lead the College in the management of the assessment process at the course, program and institutional level.  SUNY Adirondack is accredited through The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and will begin its next Self-Study in 2018.

The College is a unionized environment and contract negotiations will begin near the end of 2016.  The College administration and Faculty union leadership meet regularly to proactively address labor concerns.  The Vice President is expected to support this type of environment. The College has also been developing a stronger governance process and, therefore, willingness and respect for a collaborative and transparent governance system is necessary to be successful in this role.

Dr. Kristine Duffy, President, has been in her role at the College for nearly three years.  She is an engaging leader with a great deal of energy and creativity.  Her background is in enrollment management and student affairs.  Someone who works well with a team, is a clear and respectful communicator, sets clear boundaries, and is good with follow through are characteristics important to Dr. Duffy and the College.  The successful candidate should be a visible and active participant in campus events, and should frequently engage with college partners in the community. Lastly, the successful leader will be open to effecting positive change while being a critical thinker and voice of reason. 

SUNY Adirondack opened its doors in 1961 and has since been a comprehensive community college committed to open access. The College currently enrolls nearly 4,000 students in more than 30 programs in the fields of Business, Creative & Performing Arts, Criminal Justice, Health Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, and STEM.  Our programs connect students with hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that prepare them to transfer, join the workforce, and become engaged citizens of their community.  Our mission is clear: We are a teaching- and learning-centered community college that offers innovative instructional and student support programs, responds to the educational needs of its community, and serves as a stimulus for economic development, partnerships and leadership.

The Regional Higher Education Center on our Queensbury campus provides students with the opportunity to complete both baccalaureate and master’s degree programs through partnerships with SUNY Plattsburgh, Paul Smith’s College and Empire State College. In addition to the Queensbury campus, our Wilton Center serves credit- and non-credit students, adult learners, business professionals, and the Saratoga community. A unique blend of collaborative work spaces, state-of-the-art labs, connected meeting rooms and a flexible schedule at Wilton provide more convenient options for residents of Saratoga and Washington counties interested in experiencing all that SUNY Adirondack has to offer.

Other Facts:
•    Residence hall, with just over 400 students, achieved 100% occupancy in just three years.
•    150 active military, veteran, or reserve students.
•    7-in-10 graduates transfer to four-year institutions.
•    54% of our students complete their degree debt-free.
•    56 students currently enroll in two Early College High School Career Academies (Advanced Manufacturing and IT Networking), with a third in New Media planned for Fall 2016.
•    The college has approximately 100 full time faculty and 160 adjuncts, all dedicated to creating an experience that provides both academic and personal growth during a student’s time at Adirondack.
•    Average age of all students is 24.
•    Top five degree program enrollment in Fall 2014:
o    1. Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Science
o    2. Liberal Arts: Math & Science
o    3. Business Administration
o    4. Criminal Justice: Police
o    5. Nursing
•    Unique programs such as the Writer’s Project, on campus theatre productions, community chorale and band, an extensive collection of artwork and an active Art Gallery, are all open to the public and foster a community of scholars, artists, and musicians to round out the comprehensive college experience.
•    Articulation agreements in place with 36 institutions offering transfer opportunities to 237 baccalaureate degree granting programs.
•    86% of graduates from our career programs complete internships.
•    SUNY Adirondack has worked with over 300 regional businesses over the past five years to develop internships, provide customized training, serve on our advisory boards, and hire our graduates.
•    In addition to our many academic degree programs, SUNY Adirondack serves over 3,000 non-credit students each year with business and career development, personal enrichment, youth and senior programming, and workforce training.
•    70% of full time students receive financial aid.
•    Athletics: member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference.
•    Over 25 student-run clubs and organizations.
•    Average class size is 18.
•    64 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence earned by SUNY Adirondack faculty and staff.
•    SUNY Adirondack (Adirondack Community College) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000).  The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The College’s accreditation was re-affirmed by the Middle States Commission in 2010. The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing(ACEN).

The Adirondack Agenda 2014-2017 Strategic Plan

We are the educational provider of choice and pathway to success.

SUNY Adirondack is a teaching- and learning-centered community college that offers
innovative instructional and student support programs, responds to the educational
needs of its community, and serves as a stimulus for economic development,
partnerships and leadership.

Students by the Numbers
•    Full Time: 59.4%, Part Time: 40.6%
•    Male: 42.6%, Female: 57.4%
•    Age Distribution: Age 24 and Under: 74.0%, Age 25 and Over: 26.0%
•    Average Age: All Students: 24, Full Time: 23, Part Time: 25

Recent Major Awards
•    NYSUNY2020 Challenge Grant: In October 2015, SUNY Adirondack was awarded a $9.7million NYSUNY 2020 grant to construct a Regional Workforce Readiness Center. Governor’s release here.
•    SUNY High Needs Grant: In August 2015, SUNY Adirondack was awarded $77,300 to develop a Network Security Program under IT Networking. SUNY Adirondack release here.
•    Irving Tissue Donation: In September 2015, local Washington County business Irving Tissue made a gift of $50,000 to SUNY Adirondack to fund Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives. SUNY Adirondack release here.
•    Health Profession Opportunity Grant: In September 2015, we were awarded $350,000 as part of a $3,000,000 grant issued to a consortium of educational institutions headed by Schenectady County Community College.  The purpose of the grant is to support low-income individuals to find employment in health care positions.  Project Summary/Abstract here.


SUNY Adirondack is one of 64 campuses that make up the State University of New York, the nation’s largest university system. Located in Queensbury, NY and Wilton, NY, SUNY Adirondack is situated in an environment that few places can match. Our main campus in Queensbury is only minutes away from downtown Glens Falls. Known as “Hometown U.S.A.” since 1944, Glens Falls has the perfect mix of city amenities and small town quality of life. An active, walkable city center hosts many locally-owned shops and restaurants, the Crandall Library, the Glens Falls Civic Center and the Charles R. Wood Theatre. Just north of Glens Falls is scenic Lake George, the “Queen of American Lakes,” surrounded by world-class hiking and skiing in the Adirondack Mountains. Our Wilton Extension Center, 18 miles south of the Queensbury campus, is a short drive from historic Saratoga Springs. Saratoga is one of the fastest growing cities in the Northeast; the Saratoga Race Course and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center paired with events like First Night and Chowderfest make it a destination town all year long.

SUNY Adirondack is sponsored by Warren and Washington counties, resulting in a total constituent population of just over 125,000. Warren County (population 65,707) is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Area, named among the Best Communities in the Country. The county provides its residents with recreational, historical and cultural activities; convenient access to major transportation; affordable housing; quality education; and a solid base for economic growth. A quality work environment combined with a wide variety of business locations and first class infrastructure has positioned the county to attract and sustain business. Additionally, the year-round beauty of the mountains and lakes along with events like the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival make the area a favorite destination for travelers. Major employers in the county include Glens Falls Hospital, C.R. Bard, AngioDynamics, Finch Paper, Hudson Headwaters Health Network , CWI (Community, Work & Independence), and The Sagamore Resort.

Washington County, bounded on the east by the Green Mountains of Vermont, the north by Lake Champlain and Lake George, the west by Saratoga Springs and the south by the Capital District, is situated at the heart of a region with a multitude of offerings. The county is comprised of 17 towns and covers an area of 830 square miles. Events such as the Tour of the Battenkill, North America’s largest Pro/Am road cycling race, and the Washington County Fair, New York’s #1 Agricultural County Fair, draw visitors to the county’s beautiful countryside each year. Additionally, the county is home to a wide variety of accomplished performing art centers and presenting organizations with classes and programming for adults and children. Performances take place in unusual places: converted barns, century old opera houses, an 1840 church, a prison, and a dairy farm. Agriculture has been an economic mainstay of the area since before the Revolutionary War. Farmer’s markets and agricultural tours take place from spring to fall, and the number of wineries, craft breweries and small batch distilleries is growing across the county. In addition to many small- and large-scale farms, major employers in the county include Irving Tissue, Fort Hudson Nursing Center, Fort Miller Company, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, SCA Tissue and Adirondack Scenic.

Required Qualifications
•    A doctorate from an accredited institution preferred, minimum of a master's degree from an accredited institution required.
•    Significant full-time teaching experience.
•    Demonstrated experience in progressively more responsible administrative roles in an educational setting; preference given for community college experience and working in a collective bargaining environment.
Desired Traits & Characteristics
•    The successful candidate will possess strong communication, leadership, and visionary skills that engage the college community in advancing excellence in teaching and learning and support student success.
•    She/he will also be a good listener that articulates and supports her/his passion for learning and interest in all disciplines.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant:

Angela Provart, President Pauly Group, Inc.
3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E Springfield, IL   62711
Phone: 217-241-5400
Fax: 217-241-5401

Please submit a detailed cover letter (not to exceed five pages) that addresses the characteristics outlined in the Opportunity Overview section in the Position Profile, a detailed resume or CV, and a list of five (5) references to  All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be forwarded directly to the search committee for consideration.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant:

Angela Provart, President, Pauly Group, Inc., 3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E, Springfield, Illinois  62711.Telephone: 217-241-5400.  Fax: 217-241-5401. E-Mail:

The committee will begin review of applications immediately.   Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, January 19, 2016.  All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.  

SUNY Adirondack is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Reporting to the President, the CIO provides leadership in the development, advancement and integration of the college’s information technology and manages reporting functions for the college (ITRS). The CIO is active in and responsible for college wide technology planning and policy development. The CIO works with departmental staff, the campus community and the senior administrative team to plan and implement information technology and reporting systems that provide superior support for academic and administrative functions and that make efficient use of financial and personnel resources.
Provides direct supervision and leadership to the ITRS department. Allocates staff roles and responsibilities. Promotes opportunities for staff development. Oversees ITRS job definition, hiring and evaluation of IT staff. Advocate for a strong service orientation of staff.
Establishes and reviews long range planning, goals and priorities for IT resources and services. Assists senior level administrators integrate IT into their plans.
Manages all levels of the IT budget including facilities, equipment and human resources.
Leads the planning, evaluation and recommendations for the purchase, replacement and upgrade of hardware, software and networking components to ensure successful operations.
Oversees the development, design, and implementation of new applications and changes to existing computer systems and software packages.
Provides leadership in various enterprise-level IT projects and programs. Serves as project manager for all Banner related implementations, migrations, and upgrades.
Ensures stability, availability, security, compliance and scalability of IT infrastructure, business systems, networks, data, and learning environments.
Manages a reporting environment that meets state and federal requirements; develops a user-friendly reporting infrastructure which supports college administrative and academic decision making.
Formulates and administers policies, procedures and operational IT objectives in consultation with faculty, administrative staff and the “end user” of the various services provided.
Represents the college in campus, state and national forums.
Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.
Bachelor’s degree required,  Master’s degree preferred in related field, at least 7 years of progressively responsible management positions in IT industry, preferably in higher education. Strong project management, planning, budgeting, leadership, and collaborative skills with demonstrated experience in managing large budgets in support of IT infrastructure and services. Excellent written and communication skills, presentation skills, and interpersonal skills 
Preference given to candidates with higher education experience and knowledge of the Ellucian product, BANNER, as well as demonstrated experiences and knowledge of developing and implementing long-term IT Master plans, and remaining up to date with emerging trends in business and technology.
Salary range $95,000 - 100,000
For consideration, email with the corresponding job title as the subject line. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and numbers of 3 professional references. Applications accepted until position is filled. 
SUNY Adirondack values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
The Part-Time Accessibility Assistant will provide direct and indirect services to students with disabilities.  The typical work schedule is 10:00-5:00 (with 30 minutes for lunch), Monday through Thursday when classes are in session.   The position runs from September 1 to May 31 and does not work during College breaks (Christmas, Spring Break, Summer etc.).  The rate of pay is $15 per hour, 24 hours per week for 35 weeks. The work hours will be flexed based on need, but may not exceed 29 hours in any week. 
This position requires a minimum of an Associates’ degree; Bachelors’ preferred.  Excellent computer skills required including but not limited to email, and Excel.  The person in this position is required to have a strong familiarity and high level of comfort with technology.  The candidates’ skills should include the ability to work well with others as well as independently, troubleshoot problems, and multi-task.  
1. Arrange and provide testing accommodations 
2. Collect, maintain and record paperwork associated with student needs
3. Communicate with faculty, administration and support staff
4. Obtain and convert alternate format texts for students
5. And other duties as assigned
For consideration, email with the corresponding job title as the subject line. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and numbers of 3 professional references. Applications accepted until position is filled. 
SUNY Adirondack values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
FUNCTION: Manage HPOG grant and develop healthcare related enrollment opportunities 
CLASSIFICATION:  FT grant funded position – 5 year grant, renewed yearly, based on meeting grant outcomes.
1. Overall program management of the college Health Partnership Opportunity Grant (HPOG) for start-up, compliance and completion of stated grant outcomes.
2. Liaison with staff and consortium partners of the Upstate Partnership for Healthcare Pathways (UPHP) for collaboration, project completion and best practices methods. 
3. Manage all financial aspects of the HPOG grant from reporting, budgeting, procurement, internal auditing, contract development and review. 
4. Provide hiring, supervision and evaluation of the Assistant Director, Academic Success Coaches and non-credit healthcare faculty.
5. Manage and monitor overall progress of the project, including implementation timelines for project activities.
6. Coordinate the reporting process and prepare cumulative performance and financial reports for submission to the lead and/or funding agency. 
7. Create, review and approve contract documents as necessary in collaboration with college administration. 
8. Maintain accurate and accessible project repository for the organization of all project documentation relating to fiscal and contractual responsibilities.  
9. Participate in UPHP Advisory Committee meetings.
10. Work on programmatic design and community partners that facilitates sustainability of the program after the expiration of grant funding and solicit additional grant funding opportunities to enhance project goals and outcomes.
11. Represent the college in regional healthcare activities such as DSRIP, PHIP and SUNY RPII projects.
12. Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in health related field, with 7 years of progressive health care experience is required; Master’s degree is preferred.  Successful candidate must have significant grant management experience.  Experience working with TANF population and knowledge of TANF regulations is a plus.  This position requires strong organizational skills, budget management and MS office suite technical ability to bring this project from initial design through successful completion.
Salary: 60,000
For consideration, email with the corresponding job title as the subject line. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and numbers of 3 professional references. Applications accepted until position is filled. 
SUNY Adirondack values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

FUNCTION:              The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for ensuring compliance with and effectively administering all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.  The Director will provide the vision and leadership for the Financial Aid Office and be responsible for the management, training, and development of staff.



  1. The Director of Financial Aid reports to the Dean of Enrollment Management & Marketing.
  2. The following positions report to the Director of Financial Aid: Assistant Directors, Office Specialist, and Account Clerk.


  1. Provide effective and productive leadership, communicates clear and concise objectives, and delegates duties strategically as part of an overall efficient office operation.
  2. Possess strong analytical skills that allow for data analysis, strategic projections and integrated approaches that contribute to the successful attainment of the College's and division's strategic plan, goals and objectives.
  3. Develop an in-depth working knowledge of all student financial aid programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid. 
  4. Serve as the institution's financial aid compliance and subject area expert insuring intimate knowledge of the federal and New York State financial aid programs, regulations and policies with the ability to acquire and coordinate college resources to achieve compliance.
  5. Responsible for the daily operations of the Office of Financial Aid including monitoring productivity, setting expectations and deploying resources to meet changing office objectives.
  6. Accountable for the fiscal soundness of the financial aid programs, including developing packaging policies that support enrollment and retention objectives, fund utilization, and regulatory compliance.
  7. Works collaboratively to coordinate communication efforts that support and promote recruiting and retention efforts.
  8. Formulate and oversee institutional financial aid policies, procedures and operations.
  9. Effectively oversee the internal and external communications the office conducts with both on and off campus constituencies as well as students as they progress from applicants to graduates.
  10. Ensures the timely delivery and accuracy of data, applications and reports as required by internal entities, governmental agencies and other external reporting bodies representing student aid programs.
  11. Responsible for the advancement of technology as it relates to the identification and advancement of the office's electronic systems, providing for increased automation and student self-service opportunities within the college's information systems. 
  12. Supervise, train, evaluate and develop professional and support staff.
  13. Foster strong partnerships within the College community  
  14. Represent SUNY Adirondack with relevant financial aid organizations, SUNY System, and work closely with other external constituents.
  15. Make presentations at college events and, as requested, by high schools and other external organizations.
  16. Assist with other duties and special projects as assigned by the Dean of Enrollment Management and Marketing.



  • Bachelors in related area required; Masters in related area preferred;
  • 4-5 years supervisory experience in higher education financial aid required. 
  • Banner Information System experience desirable.
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. 


SALARY RANGE:  $60K -$70K (Based on experience)


For consideration, email with the corresponding job title as the subject line.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and numbers of 3 professional references.


Review of applications will begin October 26, 2015 and continue to be reviewed until position is filled.

1. Assumes responsibility for the following Admissions Office functions:
a. Conduct high school visitation program throughout New York and nearby states.
b. Maintain regular contact with high school counselors.
c. Meet with prospective students and parents informing them of College academic programs, costs, financial aid, housing, employment, etc.
d. Coordinate and supervise the student tour guide program.
e. Conduct college tours as needed and requested.
f. Arrange schedules for various groups of campus visitors, i.e., youth groups, high school classes, etc.
g. Coordinate communication management systems including social media outlets. 
h. Represent the College at various high schools, parent information sessions, vocational centers, SUNY programs, conferences, community agencies, etc.
i. Communicate with prospective students and with high school guidance counselors via phone, letter, e-mail and social networking (Facebook, Twitter, texting, etc.).
j. Write and distribute periodic High School Counselor newsletters and communications.
k. Attend and participate in various professional organizations and committees, i.e., Faculty, Student Services Staff, ASCA, SUNYCAP, Administrative Staff, etc.
l. Organize group visits and special recruitment initiatives including open houses, campus visitation days, instant admission days, etc.
m. Assist in review of applications for admission.
n. Analyze statistical student data and prepare reports as needed.
2. Assume any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Admissions.
A bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of college admissions related experience is required.  Proficiency with computers is required.  SUNY community college experience is preferred.  BANNER experience is preferred.  Other requirements: valid NYS driver’s license with clean record; must be available to travel Monday through Friday, including out of state.  Overnight stays can be expected.  Must be available to work occasional weekends as required; strong oral and written communication skills; evidence of working in diverse communities.
SALARY:  $36,000 - $40,000 range
For consideration, email with the corresponding job title as the subject line. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and numbers of 3 professional references. Applications accepted until position is filled. 
SUNY Adirondack values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
1. Develop and implement STEM related non-credit and workforce development training programs 
2. Collaborate with STEM faculty to design non-credit offerings with stackable interface to credit offerings, in support of local industry educational needs
3. Collaborate with applicable PTECH program faculty for promotion of variable career pathways 
4. Support all credit and non-credits offerings by collaborating on outreach and participation in recruitment activities 
5. Recruit students and participants for credit and non-credit programs. 
6. Develop and maintain a yearly STEM Initiatives plan 
7. Create and chair an advisory board that supports both the credit and non-credit offerings. 
8. Interface with a lead STEM entity so that the initiative is responsive to their ongoing and changing needs.
9. Network with other area STEM organizations to insure program development can support widespread implementation.
10. Maintain memberships in regional, state or national STEM related organizations as appropriate 
11. Work with the SUNY Adirondack Foundation and the college grant writer to secure external funding opportunities to enhance programming
12. Evolve STEM initiatives through early planning stages to established sustainable college offerings 
13. Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in related science, engineering or engineering technology field, with significant industry experience.   Ability to develop training curriculum, create programming pathways and have a strong working knowledge of STEM employment needs and daily operations is required.  Position may require occasional evening hours for recruitment activities. 
Position is Part-time, 12 months, 20 hrs/week 
Salary: 25,000
For consideration, email with the corresponding job title as the subject line. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and numbers of 3 professional references. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
SUNY Adirondack values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

SUNY Adirondack invites applications for part-time, non-credit Continuing Education instructors to support a growing program.

Instructors with experience in all specialties are welcome. In particular, instructors with experience in the following disciplines are sought:

  • Project Management
  • Computer instructors experienced in MS Office Suite, QuickBooks, Prezi, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Social Media, HTML, CSS, AutoCAD
  • ESL
  • Test Prep—GRE, ACT, SAT
  • Pre-employment and Aptitude Testing
  • Foreign Languages
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Control Systems technology and PLC industrial technology
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Programs for youth—Science & Technology, Robotics, Engineering
  • Health Sciences- Medical Billing & Coding
  • Cooking and Nutrition
  • Hobbies
  • History
  • Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Arts & Crafts including fiber arts—knitting, sewing, crochet; photography; paper craft

Essential Functions:

  • Teaching classes to students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Providing effective classroom instruction, using methods and materials applicable to the subject matter, including computer software and classroom instructional technology, where appropriate.
  • Maintaining accurate and timely student records as required.
  • Participating in a department-led orientation.
  • Creating curriculum and course materials, where appropriate.

Continuing Education instructors teach classes for adults and children in our Community Outreach, Workforce Development and Contract Training programs on a day, evening or weekend schedule, as determined by College, instructor and student needs. Payment is commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience. These positions are not benefits eligible.

Please note that the SUNY Adirondack non-credit instructor pool is open to applications on a continuous basis. Applications will remain on file and screening and/or interviews can be conducted at any point in time as the need arises. Once a screening has occurred, applicants will be notified of their status.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with resume and list of three professional references to If you have an idea for a course, we also invite you to submit a course proposal form. Forms are available at

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