Niagara County Community College is searching for a Director of Admissions. This is a full-time, 12-month, college funded administrative position reporting to the Vice President of Student Services.
The Director of Admissions is responsible for the development and implementation of recruitment and enrollment activities for full and part-time students in the area of admissions within the Enrollment Center at NCCC's Sanborn campus and the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The director is also responsible for the conduct of a professional admissions process that implements the admissions policies and practices adopted by the College, for representing the College's programs and admission's policies to the public and potential applicants, and to execute the college's enrollment strategy to include the recruitment and acceptance of students. In addition, the Director is responsible for multi-cultural student services as well as the receptionist functions within the Enrollment Center.
Niagara County Community College is doing its part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our work environment and requiring that all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including the first booster (if eligible). Therefore, the candidate that is selected for hire of the position must show proof of their vaccination status to the Human Resources office after an offer of employment is accepted. NCCC will consider requests for medical and religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Typical Work Activities:
1. Develop and execute an extensive recruitment plan and assist in the development of the admissions portion of the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan.
2. Develop and manage effective recruiting practices to reach prospective students, including the use of current and emerging technology; participate in proactive outreach activities and internal and external recruitment events to promote NCCC.
3. Supervise, motivate, and evaluate the professional, para-professional and support staff assigned to the admissions functions within the Enrollment Center to include the Multi-cultural Student Services Coordinator and Enrollment Center receptionist operations.
4. Develop and maintain professional relationships with service area guidance counselors, principals, and related educational agencies to ensure the excellent reputation of Niagara County Community College.
5. Coordinate, analyze, and present data to ensure effective leadership of staff, deployment of resources and continuous improvement of programs, policies and procedures; and to ensure compliance with NCCC policies and procedures; work with the Institutional Research Office to prepare reports relating to student demographics, enrollment trends, innovative recruitment programs, etc.
6. Ensure the accurate transmission of student data into the college's database.
In conjunction with Vice President of Student Services, academic affairs and institutional research personnel, assists in the development of enrollment projections.
7. Ensure an accurate data collection system is developed and maintained for all stages of the admissions cycle.
8. Prepare and manage the budget for the Admissions Office.
9. Ensure that the Enrollment Center is operating within the policies and practices adopted by the College.
10. Ensure that multi-cultural students are serviced through recruitment, enrollment and graduation processes in accordance with the policies and practices established by the College.
11. Assist the Marketing and Public Relations Office in developing a marketing plan for the College and in the creation of promotional publications pertinent to the recruitment and admissions process.
12. Perform other appropriate duties as required by the, the Vice President of Student Services, and the President of the College.
Must be able to articulate college programs and the admissions process to individuals and to groups; must be able to relate to senior college, university, and secondary school officials; must be able to travel; must be able to write reports utilizing computer technology; must be able to become proficient with the computer technology related to the admissions processes. must be able to relate to a diverse population.
Five years of professional work experience in a college admission, recruitment or student services environment including two or more years of supervisory experience.
Understanding and appreciation of the mission of community colleges.
Strong leadership, management, computer, and organizational skills
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Effective presentation skills
Valid driver's license for travel to all College sites, as necessary
Special Instructions Summary:
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:
cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references
Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Our college nurtures and empowers its students and employees in ways that recognize and value our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services in an inclusive and welcoming environment. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life of valued stake-holders. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and transparency, and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 3,090 students (Fall 2021 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 12:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention and connection between students and faculty.
The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centr...ally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls.
NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services.
NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.