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The Research Foundation for SUNY Deputy Director of the Office of Higher Education in Prison in Albany, New York

Location: Albany, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Feb 12 2024 Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Deputy Director of the Office of Higher Education in Prison is a full-time, grant funded position that will further SUNY's goal of achieving fair and inclusive access to quality higher education for people who are currently and formerly incarcerated by supporting the Executive Director in executing all office activities and priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Organizational Strategy & Leadership

  • Proactively identify internal opportunities and challenges and work with the Executive Director to address them

  • Manage key projects and special initiatives that relate to organizational growth

  • Provide high-level input to inform staffing decisions related to growth, performance, and accountability

  • Provide leadership, support, and supervision to direct reports.

  • Reviewing and completing quarterly fiscal and operational reports and distribute per grant and project guidelines.

Program Development & Support

  • Support campuses in planning and development of new and existing programs

  • Provide technical assistance to campuses in the form of individualized meetings, assistance in implementing student supports, and relationship building with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

  • Conduct research to support campus expansion of programming inside jails and prisons across the state

  • Use student and program data across the SUNY system to identify strengths and opportunities in educational programs and pathways, and work with SUNY campuses to improve outcomes for incarcerated New Yorkers

  • Conduct sites visits to prisons and campuses

  • Support the development and maintenance of a community of practice across all SUNY campuses, while providing technical assistance to support campus programs

Policy & Advocacy

  • Work with SUNY's Offices of Government Affairs and Marketing, Policy, and Student

  • Financial Aid to provide guidance to campuses related to the restoration of Pell and TAP grants for incarcerated individuals, and create responsive strategies and solutions to anticipated legislative policy related to prison education

  • Support projects that identify and reduce barriers in the admissions and transfer processes for formerly incarcerated individuals to ensure full access to SUNY's varied education and training programs.

  • Participate in annual convenings and conferences to promote information exchange and shared learning.

  • Participate regularly in statewide and national conversations related to the future of higher education in prison

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

    Job Requirements:

Required Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Higher Education administration experience

  • 5+ years of progressively more complex related technical and managerial experience

  • Detail-orientation and capacity to multitask

  • Strong people and project management skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse populations

  • Ability to play a strong supporting role within an organization

Preferred Education/Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in public policy, social work, human services, leadership, or related field

  • Experience working with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and/or Re-entry organizations

  • Experience overseeing, designing, and implementing programming and planning strategies to support students in prison and during re-entry

    Additional Information:

Salary Range: $90,000-$100,000

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.

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