Management/Professional Positions

Nursing Simulation Lab Assistant


Job description: To guide nursing students in the improvement of their assessment skills and support the enhancement of their psychomotor skills. The intent is to promote the development of nursing judgment. Using computerized mannequins and patient care scenarios, students are coached to make safe nursing decisions regarding patient care in an unthreatening learning environment.  Applicant’s skills should include the ability to facilitate the student’s learning, promote critical thinking, encourage problem-solving abilities, and have a broad medical-surgical nursing knowledge base.

Reports to: Department Head of Nursing
Essential duties and tasks include the following: (others may be assigned)

  • collaborates with faculty in the planning, preparation, and implementation of simulation exercises;
  • continually evaluates current clinical literature in order to extract best-practices;
  • prepares required materials and equipment for instructional purposes;
  • video tapes simulations for debriefing;
  • collects and analyzes data on simulation exercises;
  • instructs students when practicing clinical skills in the laboratory or when instructors are not present during open lab hours; works with students who bring in remediation prescription for specific lab skills from clinical instructors;  
  • ensures that the lab is clean, safe, and organized;
  • keeps statistics on laboratory usage outside of scheduled class time;
  • maintains equipment and requests repairs as needed;
  • keeps inventory of supplies;
  • replaces supplies as needed in collaboration with the department head;
  • promotes safe lab practices according to OSHA guidelines;
  • follows guidelines in handling and disposing of hazardous materials;
  • updates self to new techniques, procedures, and equipment.

Qualification: MS degree with a major in nursing and current med-surg experience. Strong psychomotor skills necessary. BS degree with a major in nursing and current med-surg experience may be considered. Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend hours.

Licensure: Valid New York State Registered Nurse license.

DCC offers a comprehensive benefits package. Applicants for this position should submit a current résumé and a cover letter that clearly states how the candidate fulfills the required and preferred qualifications. Review of applications will begin in February and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following application materials:  cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Please include Simulation Lab Assistant - Nursing in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax
Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Fax: (888) 617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Posted 8/10/15


Grants Officer / Grants Director

Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dutchess Community College seeks an experienced, highly effective and collaborative Grants Officer to serve as a lead team member to obtain public and private funding resources to advance essential college goals and objectives. The Grants Officer is primarily responsible for pre-award grant writing and editing, the overall coordination of grant applications for the college, as well as non-financial post-award activities, including oversight of compliance-related issues.


  • Actively seek and identify appropriate external opportunities from public and private sponsors, including federal, state and local agencies, and private foundations.
  • Write and edit institutional grant proposals, and assist with individual grant submissions.
  • Provide leadership in the development of grant-related outlines, timelines, project staffing requirements, project budgets, and templates for grant proposals according to funding guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain a sponsored programs database, and disseminate information about external funding opportunities and other grants-related information to DCC staff, faculty, and administrators.
  • Facilitate grant-related workshops, and provide other grant information resources including a vibrant grants office website for college staff, faculty, and administrators.
  • Collaborate with staff on post-award issues such as grant accounting, personnel, purchasing.
  • Serve as a liaison with funding agency officials.
  • Advise on compliance concerns such as human subjects and conflict of interest.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of awarded grants.
  • Oversee the submission of interim and final project reports to funding agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, master’s preferred.
  • Demonstrated grant research and grant writing skills, especially to a range of public and private funding sources.
  • Minimum of five years progressive experience and leadership in sponsored programs.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting, particularly in a community college, is preferred.
  • Knowledge of office technology eg. Word processing, spreadsheets, electronic grants administration,
  • Knowledge of
    • Effective grant research and grant writing.
    • Grant and other external funding sources.
    • Effective project management techniques.
    • Community colleges and policies and procedures.
    • Principles and techniques of grant proposal writing and budgeting
    • Grant writing resources and information sources.
    • Grant monitoring and compliance procedures.
    • Federal funding sources, U. S. Department of Education, SUNY Chancellor’s Office, and private.
    • Community College Economic and Workforce Development Programs.
    • Relevant government rules, guidelines and regulations.
    • Governmental agencies involved in education.
    • Challenges of student success and retention in the community college.
  • Ability to:
    • Read and comprehend governmental rules, regulations, RFP guidelines, and legislation.
    • Interpret and apply technical rules, regulations, and guidelines.
    • Prepare successful grant proposals including double checking grant text and structure against grant requirements.
    • Prepare and manage budgets.
    • Develop and administer policies and procedures.
    • Analyze, evaluate and recommend innovative solutions to college priorities and goals.
    • Organize effectively to work under pressure to meet college and proposal deadlines.
    • Reconcile divergent views.
    • Negotiate with funding agents and follow-up on progress of grant activities.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all segments of the college community and general public.
    • Coordinate the work of teams.
    • Work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Manage and prioritize projects effectively to meet office and proposal deadlines.
    • Work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population.
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
    • Use a computer proficiently for word processing, databases, spreadsheets and online research.

To apply, please submit the following application materials: 

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (max. 3 pages)
  3. 2 writing samples of successful grants written by the applicant to different grant programs

to . Please include Grants Director in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax

Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Fax: (888) 617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE). 



Information Technology and Instructional Media Manager  

General Description

This position is a 12-month, management, exempt position reporting to the Director of Information Technology. The Department of Information Technology provides academic and administrative instructional media, computer, and communications support for the College. The Information Technology and Instructional Media Manager will lead and supervise instructional media and help desk personnel and provide strategic direction as well as the day to day oversight of the instructional media department, computer support services help desk and all audio/visual, hardware, and software products and devices required to support the teaching and learning experience and the user desktop computing environment. The incumbent will be responsible for managing, maintaining, and controlling all instructional media technology and equipment as well as the performance of computer support services to customers and ensure that service levels are tracked and customer expectations are met or exceeded. The Information Technology and Instructional Media Manager provides administrative support and supervision to diverse teams comprised of full-time, classified staff and part-time student workers. The teams are collectively responsible for providing first-line maintenance, control, and customer support of computer account provisioning and access, instructional media, and computer hardware, software, enterprise applications. The position requires responsibility for designing and delivering/conducting training programs to educate the organization’s instructional media and computer users about basic and specialized equipment and applications. This individual will work cross-functionally in the development and implementation of information technology and infrastructure projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee Computer Support Services to ensure that computer support (student, faculty, administrative, and clerical populations) problems are resolved in a timely and effective manner; enabling users to access needed information and utilize technology resources effectively.
  • Communicate effectively with customers and stakeholders to assess support needs, assist in the identification of technology and equipment needs, and respond to customer service concerns.
  • Direct the instructional media and end user support services teams’ workflow and customer interactions.
  • Manage the work schedule for the teams to ensure appropriate resource allocation.
  • Create systems for responding to customer inquiries via telephone, online networks, and mail.
  • Supervise, manage, train and develop teams of staff to ensure a high level of area proficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Plan and schedule levels of staffing according to departmental needs and anticipated volume.
  • Establish and monitor service level targets/benchmarks and measure performance against those benchmarks.
  • Evaluate, develop, provide, coordinate, oversee, and promote digital media services and instructional technology use and innovation in support of the teaching and learning needs of the college faculty, students, and staff.
  • Act as a point of escalation to resolve complex issues and/or reassign cases to ensure rapid resolution to customer issues.
  • Recommend and advise on the purchasing of all instructional, audiovisual, digital, and computing equipment and applications.
  • Develop and provide schedules for the timely and proper replacement and updates for all instructional and computer equipment, hardware and software.
  • Responsible for process documentation and process development.
  • Measure and report on unit performance via metrics and indicators of service level activity and customer satisfaction. Provide regular help desk performance and utilization reports to departmental and College leadership.
  • Analyze performance statistics on a weekly basis and provide recommendations for process improvement in support of team metrics.
  • Track and analyze media and computer support issues, response and resolution rates to identify areas of need and create strategies to enhance end-user capacity and end-user reliance on IM and support personnel.
  • Coordinate with and maintain relationships with cross-functional departments to ensure efficient operations.  
  • Partner with instructional departments and teams to develop and provide tutorials, guidelines, information, and support to faculty and students.
  • Participate in the development and administration of the budget associated with digital media services and instructional technology; forecasts and recommends additional funds needed for expenditures.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation.
  • Responsible for organizing and conducting user-level training and overview for a variety of ever-changing instructional and computer equipment, systems and applications.
  • Participate in departmental, divisional, and institutional assessment activities.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Abilities, Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external clients/vendors.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal guidance.
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware, software, digital media, and audiovisual issues.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain composure and professionalism in an interrupt-driven environment. Must be able to multi-task.
  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) with a specialization in Desktop. Infrastructure is preferred.
  • Standard desktop support toolsets and applications as required.  
  • Current knowledge of digital media and instructional technology delivery methods, services, applications, theories, tools, principles, and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of learning theories for the purpose of appropriate selection, development, and application of digital media services and instructional technologies.
  • Knowledge of Windows and Macintosh desktop platforms.
  • Knowledge of enterprise mobile messaging devices.
  • Knowledge of antivirus products such as Sophos or McAfee.
  • Knowledge of remote access solutions such as Cisco or Juniper a plus.
  • VDI technologies such as Citrix Xenapp, VmWare View or other required packages.
  • Implementation, deployment and support of help desk queue management software.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or related field required.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in the areas of instructional technology / digital media services and technical end user support services experience including at least 2 years of supervisory experience.

Experience in a higher education environment is highly preferred.

To apply, please submit the following application materials:  cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to . Please include IT Manager in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax

Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Fax: 1-888-617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Posted 07-03-14