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Niagara County Community College Assistant to the Vice President for Special Programs in Sanborn, New York

Position Information

Position Title Assistant to the Vice President for Special Programs

Position Category Full Time Staff

Position Status 12 Month

FLSA Exempt

Advertised Salary $55,100 - $63,365

Department Academic Affairs - Group Office-Admin

Working Hours Monday - Friday (Evening and weekend hours may be required)

General Description

Are you enthusiastic about educational programs that make a real difference in students’ lives? Do you thrive in an environment where you can help shape the future of academic initiatives? Join us at SUNY Niagara as the Assistant to the Vice President for Special Programs! This position is responsible for coordination of initiatives related to special programs in the Office of Academic Affairs, many of which are pre-collegiate activities. At the direction of the Vice President, this employee is responsible for coordination of Office of Academic Affairs efforts in various areas as needed. These include but are not limited to instructional support, academic support for students, and strategic planning.

SUNY Niagara provides phenomenal benefits to our employees. Please visit to view our benefits offerings. Our exceptional work environment fosters growth and personal fulfillment. As an employee, you can expect:

Work-Life Balance: When employees can balance their work and personal lives, they are happier, more productive, and better positioned to support our students. At SUNY Niagara, generous paid time off, holiday, and leave policies make this possible. Our college closes for winter break from late December through early January and a week in mid-March for spring recess. In the summer, employees observe a four-day workweek, allowing them to enjoy all that Western New York offers.

Professional Growth: SUNY Niagara cares about employees’ professional advancement and development. You will have access to ongoing training, programs, and workshops. We support career growth and encourage employees to pursue further education.

Welcoming Culture: SUNY Niagara values the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice as they create a sense of belonging for our students and employees. We foster a collaborative culture that respects and appreciates different perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds which contribute to the richness of our institution. We believe that our diverse, inclusive community enriches the experiences of students and employees alike.

Meaningful Work: At SUNY Niagara, your work will directly impact the lives of our students and the region we serve. Our college is for all who are passionate about teaching and focused on supporting students. Our small class sizes facilitate engagement. You will shape students’ futures, prepare them for successful careers, and empower them to contribute to society. Your dedication and expertise will propel students to achieve their educational goals.

Become part of an institution that values employees, positively impacts students’ lives, and invests in its community.

Typical Work Activities

  • Directs all high school-to-college enrollment program initiatives such as the College Acceleration Program ( CAP ), BOCES articulations, and P-Tech.

  • Administers Pre-Collegiate and Workforce Development areas with respect to all non-credit remedial activities through such entities as BOCES and Niagara County Employment & Training Office at Trott.

  • Serves as initial student contact for credit for prior learning proposals, Fresh Start, and for student complaints and/or grievances brought to the Office of Academic Affairs.

  • Assists with coordination and monitors implementation of academic affairs strategic planning efforts and updates to academic policies and standards.

  • Manages academic standing end-of-term processing, probation and dismissal coding, academic appeals, and appropriate referrals to assist at-risk students.

  • Monitors and assists with implementation of faculty evalua­tion system (Smart Evals) for all full‑time and part‑time faculty. Maintains faculty records and student evaluation instru­ments.

  • In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, plans and coordinates orientation pro­grams for full‑time and part‑time instructional faculty.

  • Updates CAP faculty and student handbooks as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Essential Functions

Ability to relate to navigate relationships with diverse populations; able to manage multiple functions; ability to represent the college’s interest within the local community; ability to operate computers; ability to prepare written reports; ability to make oral presentations; ability to physically perform the responsibilities of the position to include local travel; ability to maintain positive relationships among peers, subordinates, and superiors.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, OR Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years full-time experience in higher education administration.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with academic affairs programs and functions, including concurrent enrollment/pre-collegiate programs;

  • Experience working at a Community College .


    About SUNY Niagara

    SUNY Niagara is a thriving educational institution located between the picturesque landscapes of Niagara Falls and the vibrant city of Buffalo, NY. Our college serves a diverse student population and is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment. With a commitment to academic excellence and student success, SUNY Niagara offers a supportive and collaborative environment for both faculty and staff.

    SUNY Niagara is an accredited institution of higher education that offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates that are supported by outstanding student services. The top 4 majors of our students are Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. In 2023, SUNY Niagara ranked #1 in graduation rate among community colleges in New York State!

    SUNY Niagara provides a variety of cultural, athletic, social, and international experiences, as well as community education, small business, and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life of valued stakeholders. The college operates through a collegial model of shared governance and transparency and is accountable for meeting the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

    SUNY Niagara has two locations in western New York consisting of 287 acres and 11 buildings. The Sanborn, campus is minutes from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and the Canadian border and is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. The Sanborn campus offers a traditional college experience with world-class academics, knowledgeable faculty members, state-of-the-art classrooms, NJCAA athletics, and on-campus housing. We continue to invest in our facilities with the addition of the Learning Commons Center, which 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. We also modernized our campus dining commons, providing quality meal options in a sleek, comfortable, collaborative environment.

The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute ( ( NFCI ) is located in the heart of one of the world’s biggest tourist destinations, Niagara Falls. Fully outfitted with modern labs and tools for students to use as they train in both classic and trendy techniques, NFCI is home to Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality programs. The college also operates Savor, a fine dining restaurant, and La Patisserie, a European-style pastry café, at NFCI .

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. SUNY Niagara welcomes applicants who want to join a leading regional institution that provides a dynamic, educational environment, responds to students’ current and emerging needs, and strengthens its community. At SUNY Niagara we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution by recognizing, accepting, and celebrating differences within our campus and surrounding communities. Therefore, we desire and pursue candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

EEO Statement

SUNY Niagara 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.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S290P

Open Date 04/26/2024

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions Summary

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by May 26, 2024. If a viable candidate is not found during the initial review, applications submitted after May 26, 2024 will be considered.

SUNY Niagara 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

• resume

• unofficial transcripts

• names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references

Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Do you have at least a Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education, OR a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five (5) years full-time experience in higher education administration?
  • Yes

  • No

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcripts

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • Transcript 2

  • Transcript 3