Founded in 1967, North Country Community College is nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Park in northern New York State. The Adirondack Park is a unique patchwork of public and private lands where half of the park is constitutionally protected to preserve “forever wild.” The College hosts three exciting campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga, NY; these are all vibrant communities steeped in a rich history that founded our country and are part of a recreational paradise that brings millions of people to the area annually who enjoy breath-taking vistas.
The mission of North Country Community College provides an exceptional learning and community building experience for all who seek it, challenging and supporting individuals in their educational and personal growth. The College was rated the #1 Community College in New York State and the #22 Community College in the country in 2010 by Washington Monthly. North Country Community College has embarked on the final stages of a strategic planning process that will advance its commitment to seven institutional values: honest, open and timely communication; shared governance; mutual respect for diversity and individuality; accountability and integrity; openness to change; transparency; and intellectual curiosity.
North Country is a comprehensive community college with 2,400 students enrolled annually and is one of the 64 campuses of the State University of New York. The annual budget is $13 million for operating three campuses which are located in Saranac Lake, Malone, and Ticonderoga within Essex and Franklin counties of New York State.
Through its three campuses, satellite sites, and distance learning, the college is dedicated to offering academic and workforce opportunities that challenge and support individuals in meeting their educational goals. As the only public college within the Adirondack Park, students benefit from attendance the State University of New York’s most unique college.
North Country Community College is accepting applications for the position of Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services.
The College has been ranked #1 in New York and #22 nationally by Washington Monthly and proudly hosts three campuses: Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga. Under the leadership of its 6th President, Dr. Steven Tyrell, the College is currently engaged in academic program and student housing expansion initiatives at all three locations as it recognizes its growth is intertwined with the successful growth of these three municipalities located in the beautiful Adirondacks. As the official College of the 1980’s Olympics, North Country Community College is a place where approaches to applied learning, the gorgeous vistas of the wilderness, the promotion of the entrepreneurial spirit, and opportunities for civic engagement serve as the four pillars to providing a unique learning experience in a grand setting of mountains, lakes and meadows.
Reporting directly to the President and as a member of the President’s Council, the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services will play a strategic leadership role in the administration of the College’s new enrollment management plan; in particular as associated with new academic programs planned to serve important workforce needs for the Adirondack region and across New York State. The successful candidate will lead the College’s marketing effort tied to both student recruitment and retention, including the development of a new College web page and the expansion of its social media outlets for students, parents and employers. The Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services will also lead the College’s review and possible expansion of intercollegiate sports at the junior college level. The successful candidate also works closely with faculty, employers and the administration in the annual review of the effectiveness of the College’s marketing plan as it relates to supporting flagship programs, niched programs and targeted marking efforts.
Working with a wide range of internal and external constituents to support and sustain North Country Community College’s vision, values, and mission, the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services will take an active leadership role in the implementation and achievement of the institution’s strategic goals and objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
North Country Community College is seeking an experienced, accomplished and innovative Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services who will be responsible for providing leadership for advancing enrollment management, recruitment and retention, and marketing of the College. The Vice President works with other members of the College community to develop an enrollment-minded approach to the growth and success of academic programs and student opportunities outside of the classroom. Responsibilities also include supervision of administrators and staff; providing leadership for staff development; policy formulation and implementation; and serving as a catalyst to create a climate conducive to best practices in enrollment management and student services in a higher education setting.
The Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services is responsible for Admissions, Financial Aid, Marketing, Athletics, Student and Campus Life. The Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services will take overall responsibility for the strategic development, implementation, and tracking of the College’s activities in student enrollment, retention and graduation.
Professional Experience, Academic Credentials and Qualifications:
A master’s degree is required; however, the preferred candidate will have an earned doctorate coupled with substantial senior managerial experience (8 years of higher education experience, preferably including community college or two-year institution experience), demonstrating a record of outstanding enrollment growth and student retention.
In addition, the preferred candidate will have demonstrated:
• Experience in researching and segmenting markets.
• Deep knowledge of the non-traditional or adult student market.
• Experience in market research and the ability to identify opportunities for new and/or revised programs.
• Ability to understand and leverage admissions, financial aid, marketing, advising, faculty interaction, research, and student affairs to coordinate an integrated recruitment and retention process and culture throughout the College.
• Team player who believes that individual success flows from the overall success of the organization.
• Ability to utilize technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others.
• Ability to maintain fiscal stability through sound financial management, proactive advocacy with state and federal government, and demonstrated ability to obtain external funds to support the College's mission
• Advanced communication skills to maintain collegial relationships and interact both verbally and in writing with internal (e.g., staff, students, administrators, faculty, alumni) and external constituencies (i.e., civic leaders, business executives, higher education professionals, etc).
• Experience with SUNY/State Education Department at the higher education level, a plus.
Competitive - depending on qualifications and experience.
Candidate Review and References:
Applications are to be submitted online at firstname.lastname@example.org  - including a letter of application, résumé and complete contact information for three professional references.
Review of candidates and nominations will continue until the position is filled. Application review will begin on February 28, 2013.
North Country Community College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer