DATE: May 9, 2019

TITLE: Professional Assistant 1 (PA1) - Office of Academic Affairs

CAMPUS: Ammerman Campus in Selden

START DATE: Fall 2019


RANK: Faculty


Professional Assistant I (PAI) – Office of Academic Affairs

Announcement is hereby made for a full-time (12-month), tenure-track position as a Professional Assistant I (PAI) in the College’s  Office of Academic Affairs, beginning in the fall 2019 semester and located on the Ammerman Campus in Selden. Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.

This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.

Job Description:

The Professional Assistant I (PAI) reports to the Assistant Dean for Curriculum Development and provides support for all matters related to the development, revision, implementation, maintenance and compliance for all College curriculum.  Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops and maintains a curriculum database for all Suffolk County Community College degree and certificate programs.  This includes tracking all course and program revisions in compliance with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and State University of New York (SUNY) regulations on cumulative change.
  • Maintains and updates all programmatic CIP codes, HEGIS codes, SUNY APES codes and NYSED codes to ensure proper reporting and compliance.
  • Ensures the accuracy of SUNY APES and the Inventory of Registered Programs for NYSED.
  • Oversees the development and renewal of articulation agreements and memoranda of understanding with four-year college partners.
  • Maintains a current list of articulation agreements and updates.
  • Maintains the articulation agreement webpage.
  • Reviews articulations to ensure compliance with SUNY and NYSED requirements.
  • Maintains course information including description, attributes, codes, and learning outcomes in Banner.
  • Develops and maintains Academic Affairs curriculum and policy webpages and updates revisions to curricula and courses through OmniUpdate.
  • Supports development and maintenance of the online catalog through OmniUpdate.
  • Completes formatting and review of Curriculum Development for Academic Affairs matters including, but not limited to, program review and curriculum proposals.
  • Communicates all course and curricular revisions on a regular basis to various constituencies of the college community including faculty, counselors and students.  This will require the development and maintenance of a curricular “brief” or newsletter that reflects the curricular.
  • Maintains and communicates all policy and procedural changes from Academic Standards that are approved by the President.
  • Submits courses for the SUNY General Education Portal.
  • Coordinates external reviews for all academic program reviews.
  • Serves as a member of the Applied Learning Committee and the Catalog Committee.
  • Conducts annual credit and contact hour audit.  This review of course credit and contact hours is a necessary part of the Middle States verification of compliance and is a best practice in the area of curriculum maintenance.
  • Conducts annual syllabus audit.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of two years of experience in higher education; at least one year of experience within academic affairs is required.  Knowledge of the curriculum development process and familiarity with Middle States Commission on Higher Education and SUNY compliance and regulations are required.  Community college experience is preferred.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills.  Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Banner Enterprise Resource Planning Software, and the OmniUpdate content management system.


The exact salary will be determined by prior experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
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Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.

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