Current Openings

This page was updated on March 20, 2017

Assistant Professor of Nursing Department Chair

Director of Residence Life - Faculty Student Association

Laboratory Assistant


Assistant Professor of Nursing Department Chair

Jefferson Community College, Watertown, NY, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, is conducting a search for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Nursing with additional administrative duties as department chair of its Nursing Department to begin June 1, 2017.   Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Math/Science, Technology, Health and Business, responsibilities include classroom teaching, overall management of the nursing program, including vision-setting, general administrative duties, fiscal duties, coordination, planning, mentoring of adjunct faculty, periodic review, external program promotional duties both locally and regionally, and effectiveness evaluation.  

Required: Master’s degree in Nursing or Nursing Education, a current New York State RN license, and college teaching experience.

Preferred:  Experience in a leadership role, preferably in education, with strong communication skills; computer literacy; experience in team teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development; ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds; ability to integrate critical thinking strategies into the teaching/learning process; knowledge of accreditation processes and requirements, preferably with ACEN; ability to develop and administer a budget; and ability to interact with external entities such as clinical sites.

To Apply: Send completed JCC application, letter of application that addresses position requirements, résumé, unofficial college transcripts and contact information for three professional references via email to or mail to: 

Jefferson Community College
Human Resources, Dept. #20
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY  13601 

Review of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration, completed applications must be received by 4 PM, April 7, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Finalists will be responsible for interview-related expenses.


Director of Residence Life

Campus Description:

Jefferson Community College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is located in the city of Watertown, New York, on the scenic Black River, approximately 60 miles north of Syracuse. The Housing & Residence Life program features suite style living accommodations that provides for a dynamic learning environment. Our 90-acre campus is within 10 minutes of the Fort Drum U.S. Army installation and within 30 minutes of numerous regional activities and attractions, the 1000 Islands Region and along Lake Ontario. Jefferson is home to over 4000 full and part time students and a dedicated team of student affairs professionals. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association and offers 30+ associate degrees and certificates for career preparation or transfer; local access to bachelor's and advanced degrees through partner institutions; lifelong learning through workshops and seminars; and cultural enrichment opportunities for the entire Watertown/Fort Drum region.

Director of Residence Life:

The Faculty Student Association of Jefferson Community College, Inc. has a 12 month Director of Residence Life open position for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Director of Residence Life position is responsible for the overall administration of a coeducational residence hall community of approximately 300 students. The Director of Residence Life plays an integral role in implementing the mission of the Housing & Residence Life program which includes helping students to thrive academically, personally, socially, and to find a connection to the college. The Residence Life duties include the supervision of resident assistants, staff selection, training, and evaluation; counseling, advisement, conflict resolution, crisis management, mediation, and referral of students; hall and campus programming, student conduct, facilities management, general building administration, and other departmental expectations. The Director of Residence Life Staff members are responsible to represent the Office of Housing & Residence Life at meetings with faculty, staff and other community members as requested. The Director of Residence Life also has the responsibility to work collaboratively with campus offices, such as Admissions and the Dean of Students, in an effort to increase housing enrollment and retention. This is a live-on position with evening and weekend on-call duty employment responsibilities.


An earned Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, higher education administration or other related field. Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Residence Life. Ability to accommodate work hours, including evening and weekend work hours.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive starting salary plus a furnished two bedroom apartment, utilities, meal plan and a comprehensive benefits package.

Review Date:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about SUNY Jefferson and the Housing & Residence Life program, please go to:

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, a copy of unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three professional references electronically via email to or mail to:

Human Resources
Faculty Student Association of Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street, Suite E-111
Watertown, NY 13601

Application Closes:  April 28, 2017

The Faculty-Student Association of Jefferson Community College Inc. is committed to Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination in employment and treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction or any other basis prohibited by Federal and state law.


Laboratory Assistant

Jefferson Community College, Watertown, NY, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) System is accepting applications for a part-time (17.5 hours/week) Lab Assistant to begin April 17, 2017.  Work hours will include some day, evening, and weekend hours depending on the academic calendar.  This position involves maintaining an inventory of and control over scientific laboratory supplies and equipment; assists in the preparation of experiment media and solutions and assists faculty members in setting up classroom demonstrations; keeps records and makes reports.

Necessary skills include knowledge of pertinent laboratory terminology, procedures, and equipment, working knowledge of elementary principles of chemistry and biology; working knowledge of preparation and dispensing of chemical solutions and receiving, storing, maintaining, and issuing chemical /biology lab supplies and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

(a)    Graduation from an accredited college with an associate’s degree in biology, chemistry, lab tech, or related field; or

(b)    Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two years of technical laboratory experience.

Required:  Successful completion of a Civil Service Exam for permanent appointment.  The appointed provisional employee must apply to take the Civil Service Exam by the deadlines set forth by the requirements in the official exam announcement posted by the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources.

Laboratory Assistant Job Description

To Apply:   Send completed Civil Service Application, résumé, contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts via email to or mail to: 

Jefferson Community College
Human Resources, Dept. #20
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY  13601

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on March 30, 2017.  



Jefferson Community College is an equal opportunity employer that aims to become a model institution for diversity and invites multicultural professionals from all backgrounds to contribute to its aspiration for building an inclusive community where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their potential.