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Sarah Wilson-Sparrow

Program Coordinator-Workforce Development & Community Education-Schenectady County Community College

Work History

Nov 2014Present

Program Coordinator,  Office of Workforce Development & Community Education

Schenectady County Community College
  • Management of EMT, Introduction to Craft Brewing, 21st Century Career Career Readiness, Logistics, Distilling, Horticulture, Computer Coding, and College Transition programs
  • Recruitment and management of instructor talent for program courses  
  • Assist college students with enrollment, funding acquisition, academic advisement, placement test preparation, barrier mitigation and persistence efforts
  • Work collaboratively with SCCC staff, local businesses and non-profit community agencies to develop credit and non-credit certificate programs
  • Coordinate research and exploration of new demand driven programming 
  • Management of short and long term training/professional development opportunities for the academic and business community
  • Collaborate with business and community partners to eliminate educational and training barriers
  • Review curriculum for new degree, certificate and credential programs in the advanced manufacturing industry
  • Create, review and approve contract documents as necessary in collaboration with SCCC Administration officials 
  • Budget management for student enrollment, program expenses, program revenues and other costs
Jul 2013Dec 2014

Program Coordinator, Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN)

SUNY Research Foundation 
  • Facilitate training and events off campus
  • Development and instruction of an on-line College Transition professional development course for Adult Educators
  • Website & database management
  • Event planning and management
  • Coordinate training calendar
  • Manage externally funded budgets, including grants, contracts sub-awards and other funds
  • Negotiate and prepare contracts
  • Coordinate daily administrative functions of the RAEN office
  • Prepare annual, quarterly and other reports
  • BEST Plus Certified Trainer
  • TASC Test Administrator

Feb 2009Aug 2013

Adult Educator/College Transition Specialist

Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services (HFM BOCES)

College Transition/Admissions Liaison

  • Promotion of in demand college programs: Electrical Technology, Construction Technology, Radiology, Nursing, CNA, LPN, and various certificate programs
  • Early Admission liaison between student and college departments: Admissions, Bursar, Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Development & Academic Advisement
  • Workplace Skills & Career Workshops
  • Development of college transition program and curriculum for non-traditional students
  • Assist returning veterans and veteran dependents with access to GI Bill funding
  • College placement test preparation and remediation
  • Student acquisition of federal, state, community and STEM funds

 Case Management

  • Assistance with consumer navigation of community support services
  • Academic, workplace and life skill instruction
  • Knowledge of IEP diplomas, 504 plans, and disability services
  • Intake & Data management
  • Assistance with High School Equivalency (HSE) attainment and job acquisition
  • Familiarity with community, state and federal assistance programs (TANF, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc)
  • National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) trainer and proctor
  • Assistance to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated population with community programs and services
  • Extensive experience with National Reporting System (NRS) & Adult Student Information System & Technical Support (ASISTS): reports, data entry, follow-up outcomes, etc. 


Jan 2016Present

Masters of Arts in Adult Learning

Empire State College

Adult Learning

Sep 2006May 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Skidmore College

English Literature/Minor in History

Jan 2005May 2006

Associate in Arts

Fulton-Montgomery Community College

English Concentration


Aug 2015Present

Essential Grant Skills Training

The Grantsmanship Center
Dec 2009Present

NY Makes Work Pay

Cornell University