SUNY Jefferson

Current Openings

This page was updated on January 18, 2019


Learning Skills Specialist

Resident Director



Learning Skills Specialist

Watertown Liberty Partnership Program
Part-Time Opportunity

Jefferson Community College, Watertown, New York, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, seeks an hourly professional to begin immediately. The college, in partnership with the Watertown City School District, has been awarded a $1.25 million Liberty Partnership Program grant to assist local high school students graduate, promote college readiness and career development.  This individual will need to have NYS Fingerprinting clearance and will work primarily during the 40-week school year.

The Learning Skills Specialist will work with students in grades 9-12 on building youth leadership skills, community service learning, academic success, personal growth, and social skills through an array of programmed purposeful events, outreach activities and academic coaching in one-to-one and group sessions.  There will also be a heavy focus on college and career preparedness.  The position will work  off-site at the Watertown City School District.  There may be some evening and weekend responsibilities.

Required:  Bachelor’s degree plus one to two years appropriate professional experience.

Preferred:  Experience at working with students in an educational setting and NYS Fingerprinting Clearance.

To Apply:  Send cover letter, résumé, JCC employment application, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three references via email to or mail to: 

Human Resources, Dept. #20
Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, New York 13601-1897

Review of applications will begin immediately.  For consideration, completed applications must be received by 4:00 pm on January 22, 2019.  Finalists will be responsible for interview-related expenses.

Jefferson Community College is an equal opportunity employer that aims to become a model institution for diversity and invites multicultural professionals from all backgrounds to contribute to its aspiration for building an inclusive community where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their potential.


Resident Director

The Faculty Student Association of Jefferson Community College, Inc. has a 12 month Resident Director open position for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Resident Director position is responsible for the overall administration of a coeducational residence hall community of approximately 300 students. The Resident Director plays an integral role in implementing the mission of the Housing & Residence Life program which includes helping students to thrive academically, personally, socially, and to find a connection to the college. The Residence Life duties include the supervision of housing assistants, resident assistants, staff selection, training, and evaluation; counseling, advisement, conflict resolution, crisis management, mediation, and referral of students; hall and campus programming, student conduct, facilities management, general building administration, and other departmental expectations. The Resident Director Staff members are responsible to represent the Office of Housing & Residence Life at meetings with faculty, staff and other community members as requested. This is a live-on position with evening and weekend on-call duty employment responsibilities. 

Qualifications:  A Master’s degree and one year experience preferred; or Bachelor’s degree with 3 years experience in the student housing industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The ability to live on-site.

The ability to understand and adhere to policies and procedures, use basic math skills, and exercise effective verbal and written communication skills with residents and guests.

Experience in Residence Life, student development, wellness programming, events planning, crisis prevention and intervention.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive starting salary plus a furnished apartment, utilities, meal plan and a comprehensive benefits package. 

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about SUNY Jefferson and the Housing & Residence Life program, please go to:

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, résumé, a copy of unofficial transcripts, and three professional references electronically to: 

Human Resources
Faculty- Student Association of Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street, Suite 2-014
Watertown, NY 13601

The Faculty-Student Association of Jefferson Community College is committed to Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination in employment and treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction or any other basis prohibited by Federal and state law.