Niagara University
  • Niagara University, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

All newly hired employees must provide proof of the COVID-19 vaccination or submit their request for an exemption on religious or medical grounds within seven (7) calendar days from their employment start date.

Niagara University is a liberal arts university, steeped in the Vincentian and Catholic traditions, with a total enrollment of nearly 4,300 students. Located just a few miles away from one of the world's premier tourism destinations, Niagara Falls, the university occupies a lovely campus overlooking the Niagara River gorge. Its close proximity to major cultural and business centers in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Toronto as well as the award-winning Niagara Wine Trail and several nearby cultural destinations make Niagara University an ideal place to work and live. If you'd like to know more, be sure to check out all of the NU Facts.

**Applicants Must Reside in the Downstate Area**


Under general supervision, the Associate Director is responsible for the coordination, development and execution of undergraduate recruitment. The Associate Director is primarily responsible for all facets of recruitment in downstate New York and the tri-state region, particularly Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties. Though based in this region, and working remotely, the Associate Director will occasionally be expected to participate in on-campus events such as Open House, scholarship events, and any other programs deemed necessary by the Director of First-Year Enrollment. Must be willing to commit to one office day per month.


  • Recruitment travel to high schools, college fairs, and CBOs in downstate New York and the tri-state region.

  • Conduct interviews, and establish regular communications with, prospective students.

  • Coordinate student interview days/evenings and prospective/accepted student receptions.

  • Must satisfy pre-determined performance objectives, and effectively communicate proposed actions to obtain increased enrollment and address deficiencies.

  • Meet with prospective students and their parents and explain the advantages of a Catholic, Vincentian education at Niagara University, and the associated brand differentiators (confidence, clarity, purpose).

  • Counsel prospective students and families on the NU application process, and directly assist them to expedite and complete the process.

  • Arrange an appropriate, timely, and cost-effective travel schedule to satisfy objectives and expectations.

  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as exceptional customer service competencies.

  • Always present a positive image of Niagara University when representing the university at external functions, such as college information programs for freshmen and transfers, open houses, high school presentations, etc.

  • Must work effectively and collegially with co-workers, employees, and students.

  • Must be thoroughly familiar with all courses, degrees, certificates, and departments at Niagara University, and have full knowledge of the college admissions and financial aid processes.

  • Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after employment with the university. Any questions regarding the confidentiality of material should be referred to your supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

  • Perform other duties assigned.


  • Ability to read and comprehend various forms, documentation, files, and information in the department.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with parents, students and all university personnel in a positive and constructive manner.

  • Excellent care and attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Strong work ethic and unquestioned personal integrity.

  • Dedication, commitment, and ability to work evenings when needed to complete the admissions tasks at hand.

  • Strong informational technology aptitude and skills including Microsoft Office and Admissions-related software.

  • Aptitude and skill to work effectively with providing feedback while ensuring accountability for established objectives.

  • Ability to interpret government regulations

  • Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: calculator, keyboard, computer, copy machine and fax machine.

  • Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and effectively communicate with others.

  • Knowledge of the college admissions and financial aid processes.

  • Ability to recruit prospective students.

  • Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.

  • Ability to work late hours, different shifts and weekends as circumstances may require as well as travel out of town.

  • Must develop a strong knowledge of and commitment to Niagara University's mission and programs.


  1. Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution.

  1. Must live in downstate New York (or a nearby area).

  1. A minimum of three years of experience with college admissions, secondary education or related professional experience is required, with proven customer service experience.

  1. A valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.

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