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.
As the only public college located in the Adirondack Park, North Country Community College provides educational, cultural and recreational programming to a 3,500 square mile service area with 80,000 inhabitants. Ranked in 2010 by Washington Monthly Magazine as the “22nd Best Community College in the United States”, North Country is proud to offer an exceptional learning and living environment. The College maintains three campuses in Saranac Lake (Main), Malone and Ticonderoga, New York; an extensive high school-based academic partnership; and online course offerings. We are currently looking to hire a Registrar for the College.
North Country Community College is part of the SUNY (State University of New York) system. With 64 unique Colleges and Universities, SUNY provides learning environments for every type of student, every stage of life, and every kind of passion. SUNY is truly a universe of knowledge, encompassing every field of human inquiry - disciplines that range from music to mechanics, and perspectives from the molecular to the macroeconomic. SUNY was born out of a commitment to opportunity and access, and designed to meet diverse needs across a vast geographic landscape, reflecting both the land grant mission reborn and a distinctly New York impatience with the status quo.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The Registrar provides leadership in the planning, organizing and managing of all activities related to student academic records and registration, including TAP certification, creation and maintenance of the academic calendar, and serving on various committees regarding curriculum and academic policies and procedures. This is a leadership position at the College, reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and is a member of the Academic Council.
1. Develop and evaluate processes and procedures to ensure the integrity, accuracy, and ethical standards of the Office of the Registrar.
2. Implement and enforce policies and procedures for student registration, records management, class and space scheduling, and graduation requirements.
3. Collaborate with administrators, coordinators, faculty, IT, advisors, and others to facilitate and improve services.
4. Develop and implement the annual planning goals of the office, and prepare and manage the department budget.
5. Prepare reports, statistical and otherwise, for internal and external audiences as requested and/or needed.
6. Participate in department, division and institutional assessment activities as required.
7. Create, manage, and monitor innovative record-keeping/transcript procedures; manage and monitor the CAMS student information system.
8. Lead the implementation of Degree Works as part of SUNY-wide endeavor
9. Select, train, evaluate, schedule, and supervise staff; create, manage, and monitor communication management systems that link the Office of the Registrar to other offices within the College.
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience at a senior level required. Experience with and knowledge of current practices and standards, state and federal laws, regulations, and reporting requirements in academic records management required.
The successful candidate will be articulate, possess strong interpersonal relationship skills and demonstrate strong oral and written communication as well as a demonstrable record of accomplishments that illustrate well his/her ability to work cooperatively and successfully with diverse persons and groups.
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Public Administration, Management Information Systems or other related field and 5 years of relevant experience at a senior level required.
Demonstrated data analysis and reporting skills, and strong supervisory and organizational skills required. Experience with computerized student information systems required. Ability to convey technical knowledge to non-technical personnel required. Ability to work with complex curricula offerings through a variety of delivery systems including off-site, video-based, and online preferred.
Experience with, or at, other SUNY institutions.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include health, life, retirement, and free tuition for the family. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter, resume, and contact information including three references to Colleen Downs, Director of Human Resources through the email address www.nccc.edu  under employment opportunities in the Human Resources link. North Country Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all areas of the campus community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Position is open until filled.
NCCC PROGRAMS OF NOTE
Nursing – North Country’s nursing program is unique within New York State as it has a 1+1 LPN/RN degree progression. North Country’s nursing students receive intensive clinical experiences in rural health delivery combined with rotations in regional medical centers. The Saranac Lake campus has also served as a county-wide drill locations for mass inoculations to ensure Franklin County’s preparedness should an emergency medical situation arise.
Radiologic Technology – Tracing its origin back to 1882 and the world renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau’s treatment and cure of tuberculosis, the North Country Radiologic Technology program continues the legacy through training the majority of X-ray technicians who provide healthcare services to the eight northern-most counties of New York. NCCC’s Radiologic Technology program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Wilderness Recreation Leadership – Imagine a learning laboratory bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Great Smokey Mountains National Parks combined. The Adirondack Park provides North Country’s Wilderness Recreation Leadership students experiences which simply cannot be matched anywhere else in the world. From month-long winter expedition training in the High Peaks, to spring canoeing and camping along the Saranac River watershed, North Country prepares some of the nation’s most experienced, qualified and eco-sensitive wilderness leaders.