Ability to operate at an executive level, with the capacity tocommunicate and execute vision, strategy, program andorganizational design, operational and technology management, dataanalytics and team management.Understanding of the community college student specialpopulation.Ability to collaborate and drive results effectively in acommunity college setting.Monitor budgets and external funding sources.Understanding of current national best practices in SpecialPrograms and community college student support and retention.Experience with enrollment processes (including admissions,advising, registration and financial aid).Computer proficient in a PC environment, skilled in the use ofMicrosoft Office Suite products, databases, and enterprise systems(ie. Banner, PeopleSoft, Jenzar, .Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills fora team oriented and collaborative organizational culture.Ability to supervise, motivate staff and encourage productivityand change in a diverse environmentDemonstrate ability to create and realign policies, proceduresand practices.Ability to maintain confidentiality.Required QualificationsMaster’s degree required from an accredited college oruniversity, doctorate preferred.Experience in program design, implementation and evaluationutilizing data analytics and national best practices.Skill in the principles and practices of supervision,management, work planning and project management.Demonstrated comfort and ability to establish partnerships andwork with external publics.Strong oral and written communication and presentationskills.Possess evidence of membership in and appreciation forstudent-centered professional organizations.Minimum of 7 years leadership and supervisory Description/Job SummaryThe Director of Special Programs/Associate Director Admissions isresponsible to the Office of the President for providing leadershipand direction in the planning, development, implementation,evaluation and ongoing improvement of special programs such as (butnot limited to) the Mayor’s Scholars, International Students,Veterans, Near Completers, Promise Academy, and Articulation andRetention, including partnerships, activities and events on campusand within the larger community. The individual is responsible fordata collection, reporting and assessment working in collaborationwith the Director of Institutional Research. The individual shouldbring a sense about collegiality and shared governance in a highereducation setting and demonstrate creativity and innovation.Responsibilities/DutiesEssential Functions: Oversee Program staffs and collaborate with faculty and studentsupport areas to provide services and strategic opportunities forstudent success.Collaborate to develop and implement a model for aninstitutional enrollment management plan.Utilize technology and data to strengthen the operations,effectiveness and efficiencies of Programs.Seek external funding sources and grants for Program supportand student scholarships.Provide strategies to work with marketing team to promoteinstitutional identity for Programs.Perform related duties as assigned. Provide vision, leadership and management of Special Programsincluding:Program design and implementation that is student-centered andreflects best practices for student support, retention andcompletion.Use data to drive program design and program implementation, toassess progress and make improvements.Create high standards for program implementation througheffective work, planning, and project management.Lead regular internal cross-functional workgroup meetings. Knowledge and Abilities: Communicate and advance program goals, and outcomes to thePresident, Board of Trustees, and other stakeholders effectively inoral and written presentations and reports by:Advocating for Programs throughout the College andcollaborating with Cabinet and their staffs for the resources, dataand processes required for high-standard implementation.Participating in professional, community and civic activitiesand organizations that enhance the image and mission of the Collegeand promote Program performance and goals.Serving as the internal/external voice, representative andleadership for Special Programs.