Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is a vibrant, urban educational institution whose mission is to provide high-quality educational opportunities that promote student success and are accessible, comprehensive, and learning-centered, making it a first-choice option for the students and communities it serves. The College offers 60 degree and certificate programs and more than 300 daytime, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network, with many classes available online. In addition to its degree courses, HCCC offers a vibrant array of non-credit classes and programs designed to develop professional skills, provide occupational training, learn languages and culinary skills, and enrich personal and cultural knowledge.
The College is on track to successfully complete its Institution of First Choice Strategic Plan and will be embarking on preparing to initiate a new Strategic Plan:2021–26, which includes celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. This is an exciting time for HCCC; it seeks a Vice President for Advancement and Communications (VPAC) who shares its ambitions and feels strongly about the role that community colleges play in advancing social and economic mobility for its students.
The Vice President for Advancement and Communications serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and of the President’s Executive Council and will serve as the leader of the Hudson County Community College Foundation. Reporting directly to President Chris Reber, the VPAC will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, the Office of Marketing and Communications, and the Grants Office, representing a dedicated team of approximately 10 with plans for future growth. This individual will be expected to be innovative and take initiative on all aspects of advancement and communications. The ideal candidate will preferably have considerable experience in working at an urban community college as a successful frontline fundraiser, as well as success in building systems and a strong fundraising infrastructure. In line with Hudson County Community College’s mission, it is crucial for the incumbent to have a passion for fostering diversity, inclusion, education, and economic equity.