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Work experience

October 2018Present

Coordinator of Partnership Development

SUNY Empire State College, Office of Academic Affairs
  • Strategic partnership development with statewide corporations, community organizations, and state agencies in the areas of healthcare, human services, protective services and business
  • Enhance and expand partnerships that align with workforce development needs for New York citizens
  • Coordinate partnership efforts with the Office of Programs and Partnerships, Office of Enrollment Management, Office of Credentialed Learning and the Center for Community College Partnerships with particular emphasis on agreement implementation and , stewardship
  • Collaborate and communicate with the deans and undergraduate associate deans regarding development or partnerships that align with academic priorities
  • Provide leadership in the development of Professional Learning Evaluations for college credit with key industry partners and various stakeholders 
  • Collaborate with community constituencies and representatives of business, industry and nonprofit organizations to identify and prioritize educational needs
  • Ensure strategic alignment and efficient management of community outreach engagement 
Nov 2014Present

Consultant--Formerly Coordinator and Interim Director, Workforce Development & Community Education (WFD&CE)

SUNY Schenectady
  • Strategic Industry partnership development and maintenance in key industry sectors
  • Program development and management of  EMT, Craft Brewing & Distilling, Career Readiness, Distilling, Horticulture, Advanced Manufacturing, Software Coding, and Experiential Learning programs
  • Management of a College Transition program that assists individuals with academic advisement, financial aid, career interest/pathway development, interview workshops, etc. 
  • Recruitment and management of instructional staff 
  • Student recruitment/intake, marketing, information sessions, flyers, press releases, website and social media updates  
  • Coordinate research and exploration of demand driven training programs in partnership with Capital Region Workforce Development Boards, Workforce Development Institute, Saratoga Prosperity Partnership, Center for Economic Growth, regional community colleges, industry partners and human services agencies
  • Led the department in becoming an Institute of Brewing & Distilling Testing Center--Manage registration, test proctoring, payments, invoicing and reporting
  • Collaborate with business and community partners to eliminate educational and training barriers
  • Develop, update and maintain currency of curricula for degree, certificate, credential programs and articulation agreements that lead to in demand career pathways
  • Develop, review and approve contract documents as necessary in collaboration with SUNY Schenectady Administration 
  • Budget management and reporting for program courses
  • Provide leadership in grant projects including research, writing, acquisition, and management
Jul 2013Dec 2014

Program Coordinator, Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN)

SUNY Research Foundation 
  • Planned and facilitated professional development training events on and off SUNY Albany campus
  • Developed and provided instruction for an on-line College Transition professional development course for Adult Educators
  • Website & database management
  • Managed annual training calendar, 
  • Oversaw externally funded budgets, including grants, contracts, sub-awards and other funds
  • Administered contract management and procurement with internal and external vendors
  • Coordinated daily administrative functions of the RAEN office
  • Prepared annual, quarterly and other reports

 

Feb 2009Aug 2013

Adult Educator-Case Manager/College Transition Specialist

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

College Transition/Admissions Liaison

  • Promoted in demand STEM college programs: Electrical Technology, Construction Technology, Radiology, Nursing, CNA, LPN, and various certificate programs
  • Served as an early Admission liaison between student and college departments: Admissions, Bursar, Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Development & Academic Advisement
  • Desinged and facilitated Career Workshops
  • Developed and implemented a college transition program for non-traditional students inclusive of college registration, placement test preparation, academic advisement,  financial aid assistance, connection to campus support services (TRiO, EOP, Math & Writing Labs)
  • Assisted returning veterans and veteran dependents with access to GI Bill funding

 Case Management

  • Developed an understanding of IEP diplomas, 504 plans, state and federal assistance programs (TANF, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc), ACCES VR and other community support services 
  • Managed intake, assessment, data tracking and reporting 
  • Provided assistance with High School Equivalency (HSE) attainment and job acquisition
  • Served as a National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC) trainer and proctor
  • Assisted incarcerated and formerly incarcerated population with connection to 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. 

Education

Jan 2016August 2017

Master 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