Job Posting

Director, Student Services and Wellness


Institution: Niagara College



Deadline: August 31, 2022

Posted: July 27, 2022

**Please note the special application instructions at the end of the posting**

An exciting opportunity for a collaborative, inclusive and engaging Student Services leader to develop strategic visionary goals and initiatives to support student success.

Located in the beautiful Niagara peninsula, Niagara College is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most innovative, enterprising, and globally driven post-secondary institutions. NC is a globally active college that equips graduates with cultural and global competencies while leveraging educational programming and delivery expertise in new sectors and markets. Niagara College is a leader in innovation and applied research, and is driven by an entrepreneurial approach to programs, services and operations.

Reporting to the Vice President, Student Affairs, the Director, Student Services and Wellness provides strategic leadership, planning, development, and administration of a comprehensive array of college-wide policies and services to support and enhance student success and wellness, while ensuring college strategic goals are met or exceeded. The Director oversees various functional areas to provide highly integrated and student focused services that support academic and personal student success, health, and mental wellbeing. The Director is the primary source of guidance and consultation on student services and student-related matters, providing expert advice to college management, faculty and community partners on issues pertaining to student rights, student behaviour (including disruptiveness) and student-centred facilities, services, and practices. The Director ensures appropriate liaison with other departments and academic divisions to respond to and coordinate matters relating to student safety, incident investigations and student behaviour management on- and off-campus.

Master’s degree in education, counselling/student services, or a closely related field.
Formal education and training related to principles of human behaviour and learning, including abnormal psychology and deviant behaviour.
Formal education and training related to educational administration.
Minimum of 11 years relevant experience in a postsecondary education environment in positions of progressive levels of responsibility.
A minimum of 5 years demonstrated and relevant management experience.
Knowledge of student development theory and programs.
Knowledge of mediation and/or conflict resolution strategies and methods; skill in mediating disputes.
Strong leadership, relationship building, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated continuous learning in the areas of threat and risk assessment, harassment, and bullying.
Strong computer skills.
Strong human resource and financial management skills.
Ability to develop collaboration among diverse groups; ability to think “outside of the box” and to lead and manage change.
Experience in the development, management and continuous improvement of business processes and change management.
Sound knowledge of appropriate legislation pertaining to the postsecondary educational environment such as: Ontario Human Rights Code, the Criminal Code of Canada, AODA, etc.

To express interest in this exciting opportunity, email your cover letter and resume to:

Kelly Cline, Search Consultant, Feldman Daxon Partners
45 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1K9
Tel.: 416-515-3323; Email:

If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (i.e., 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 (

Niagara College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please advise Feldman Daxon.