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College of Mount Saint Vincent

Director of the Vocational Independence Program

  • Location

    Riverdale, NY
  • Posted On

    May 21, 2021
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Special Education
  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Master's Degree
  • Salary

    Not Specified

Job Description

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.


The CMSV – Vocational Independence Program (CMSV-VIP) provides opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities to develop and use skills that will enable them to seek employment and adult living opportunities in their communities.  At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, VIP is expanded to embrace not only Vocational preparation but also campus and community Inclusion, and opportunities for Participation in campus life for each and every student.  Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of CMSV-VIP is responsible for for development, management, maintenance, and growth of the program.  As a member of the college community, the Director works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators in academic, admissions, business, financial aid, institutional advancement, and student life departments.This is a full-time, 12-month position.


●     Direct and oversee the overall operations of the program including supervision of staff, budget and administrative functions.

●     Work with various departments on campus, outside agencies including school districts, advocacy and family organizations to recruit a cohort of students for the CMSV-VIP program each year.

●     Develop individualized skills based academic, social, and vocational success plans for each VIP student culminating with a transition plan for the student’s use beyond graduation.

●     Coordinate professional development for VIP staff in addition to providing training to faculty, staff and students on the purpose and goals of the CMSV-VIP program.

●     Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Advancement to seek and obtain external funds to support the program including state, regional, foundation, and federal grants.

●     Provide vision, planning and assessment for the program to advance the department.

●     Partake on division, college-wide or community committees as assigned.


●        Masters degree in Education or related field, doctorate preferred

●        5+ years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families

●        2+ years of experience working in higher education

●        Experience with vocational preparation of persons with developmental disabilities

●        Experience in developing and managing effective teams

●        Experience with state and other outside agencies that support vocational and community inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities

●        Knowledge and experience in the use of positive support methods for behavior and instruction


College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to providing equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

How to Apply

Application Process

Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications by email to All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process.

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