Job Posting

Vice President, Student Success

Senior Management


Niagara, Ontario

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Posted: June 24, 2020

Located in the heart of the Niagara region – just minutes from one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations – Niagara College offers more than 100 innovative programs at specialized campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Since opening its doors in 1967, Niagara College has grown to become a leader in education and training and one of the most enterprising colleges in Canada.

Applications are invited for the position of ­­­­­­­­­­­­Vice President, Student Success located at the Welland Campus.

Modeling and nurturing the NC DNA qualities of Trailblazing, Welcoming, and Passionate, the Vice President, Student Success is responsible for the engagement and support of prospective and current students, championing initiatives related to student access, diversity, inclusivity and success. The incumbent also leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic enrolment management strategy in alignment with the College Strategic Plan, and regularly liaises, consults and collaborates with the Niagara College Student Administrative Council.

Reporting to the President, the incumbent leads a diverse range of services focused on enhancing the NC student experience and opportunities for co-curricular and extra-curricular learning, including: athletics and recreation; enrolment and registration services; convocation; domestic marketing and recruitment; and a suite of student services comprised of co-op and career services, health, wellness, and accessibility services, indigenous education services, libraries and learning commons, orientation, student engagement and leadership, and student rights and responsibilities.

The incumbent is a full member of the Executive team and in that capacity takes part in the broad strategic planning, organization, leadership and management of the College.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

*Acts as a champion and a leader to cultivate and foster an environment supportive of student access, success and the extension of classroom learning into co-curricular and extra-curricular activities

*Leads the coordination and development of strategic plans, goals and objectives for increasing enrolment, retention and graduation of NC students

*Provides institutional leadership for the delivery of effective student success and engagement programming and services

*Ensures on-going community engagement with local municipalities through active “town and gown” activities, and provides leadership and active involvement with student leadership and representative groups to sustain a high level of student life on and off campus

*Pursues, develops, and cultivates partnerships in alignment with the College’s enrolment strategy, vision, and values


*Relevant Masters Degree in Higher Education, Student Development, Business or other related field of study

*Minimum ten (10) years of relevant and progressive leadership/management experience in the post-secondary education environment

*Proven knowledge and creativity with recruitment, retention and academic programming for domestic students

*Comprehensive knowledge of student support processes and resources

*Exceptional communication, collaboration and consensus building skills to foster key working relationships amongst diverse constituent groups

*Ability to provide strategic leadership and vision in a complex, multi-site environment

*Demonstrated senior leadership and team building skills

*Outstanding budget acumen with a strong affinity for academic and student services

*Knowledge and experience working effectively with diverse student populations

*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a leader with employees and students, Board of Governors, Student Government and other diverse groups in educational and community settings

A Job Fact Sheet is available for review in Human Resources during the posting period, please contact Nadia Gugliotta at to request a copy of the JFS.

If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (original transcripts/credentials).

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Niagara College is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion within its community. We offer an inclusive work environment and welcome applications from all qualified individuals who feel they can further enhance campus diversity and equity efforts.

If requested, accommodations will be made to support applicants with disabilities during the recruitment and selection process.