DATE: June 27, 2019

TITLE: Professional Assistant 1 (PA1) - Special Programs

CAMPUS: Grant Campus in Brentwood



RANK: Full Time


Professional Assistant I (PAI) – Special Programs

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 Special Programs, beginning  as soon as possible and located on the Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood.


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:

This position provides organizational support, program development, coordination of activities and services, and monitors progress of “Stay on Long Island”, “New York State Presidential Transfer” and “Get There From Here” scholarship applicants/recipients. Stay on Long Island (SoLII) and the New York State Presidential Transfer scholarships are college-wide transfer scholarships that seek to ensure Suffolk's brightest and most talented graduates consider the merits of continuing their education by transferring to a Long Island- or New York State-based college or university. The “Get There From Here” (GTFH) scholarship promotes academic excellence and provides an opportunity for members of Suffolk County’s diverse student population to reach their highest academic potential.


This position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Assistant Director of the Michael J. Grant Campus Career and Transfer Center for day-to-day supervision.  This individual will also work collaboratively with the Counselor for Special Programs. The PA1 is responsible for the following:


  • Provides support for the coordination and delivery of program activities, workshops and support services for the “Stay on Long Island”, “New York State Presidential Transfer” and “Get There from Here” scholarships and “Position Your Transition” programs.
  • Maintains frequent contact with all scholarship applicants/recipients within these programs.  This includes email, U.S. mail, telephone communication and campus visits.
  • Provides assistance for internal and external College outreach and for the recruitment of potential scholarship applicants.
  • Assists with the coordination of the scholarship selection and evaluation process, as well as the GTFH new scholar orientation program, in consultation with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the Vice President for Student Affairs.
  • Develops and delivers scholarship informational workshops for eligible prospective scholarship applicants.
  • Prior to graduation, assists with the planning and coordination necessary to schedule a variety of campus tours that enable Suffolk students to visit prospective local four-year colleges and universities under the “Position Your Transition” Program.   
  • Maintains the “Stay on Long Island,” “New York State Presidential Transfer,” “Get There from Here,” and “Position Your Transition” web sites. 
  • Designs and implements databases, electronic records, and survey research.
  • In coordination with the Office of Institutional Advancement, develops printed materials to support promotion of these special programs.
  • In coordination with the IT/web services team, creates and designs ADA-compliant forms and on-line applications. 
  •  Develops and delivers career development, transfer and internship information workshops.
  • Assists with the planning and coordination of campus-wide events (e.g., Career and Transfer Fair, Employment Day).
  • Dispenses information to students regarding internship opportunities.
  • Compiles data in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and assists with the reporting on program accomplishments and activities.
  • Participates on campus and college-wide committees. 
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Assistant Director of the Career and Transfer Center.



Minimum Qualifications - A Bachelor's Degree and effective verbal, written, communication skills and strong computer literacy are required. At least two years of experience working with college students is also required. Must have experience working with student scholarship programs. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access database, Argos, Banner and Survey Monkey. Must have knowledge of website ADA compliance.


Preferred Qualifications - Experience in graphic arts and website design is preferred.



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.

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