Niagara University
  • Vaughan, ON, CAN
  • Salary
  • Full Time

OUTSTANDING BENEFITS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. Low cost health benefits, 8% 403b contribution, free tuition for you and your immediate family, discounted tuition at the Stella Niagara school, 35-hour work weeks, generous holidays (20 days annually), PTO, and half-day Fridays throughout the summer. Campus life is vibrant and offers free parking, on-site dining options, and a Tim Hortons in a beautiful park-like setting.

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.


Under general supervision, the Senior Associate Dean of Ontario Graduate Programs will be responsible for academic liaison and oversight and compliance coordination and execution with oversight for MBA/MSF, ISDF, MA Emergency Planning (upcoming), and Criminal Justice (upcoming).


  1. Function as the academic liaison for the NUO program to the Provost.
  2. Function as the academic liaison to the VP of Ontario Strategy.
  3. Provide an initial point of academic contact for Ontario students, shifting academic issues to the academic deans in the US as appropriate.
  4. Support the faculty at the NUO site, and provide guidance and support to new and existing faculty including faculty development and mentoring.
  5. Process acceptances into the MBA/MSF Programs; assist as requested to the ISDF; Future assistance to MAIS and CRJ and serve as a contact for University of Toronto Comparative Education Services application review and credential assessment.
  6. Collaborate with Department chairs to ensure that adjuncts are available where necessary and that courses are available to students.
  7. Coordination and providing academic guidance for the NUO recruiters, supporting the team with any questions they have, work to develop young recruiters to be more effective. Function as the liaison between the recruiters and the program directors.
  8. Provide oversight and support of the NUO student services coordinator and advisors and guidance on program curricula (as provided by the program directors), development of advisement processes and student program tracking
  9. Process and procedure development to incorporate technology tools to increase accuracy in all aspects of the NUO operations.
  10. Feedback to marketing consultants regarding yield from campaigns and other reports as requested.
  11. Feedback to NUO administrators regarding enrollments and initiatives
  12. Develop a process to be able to determine what courses need to be given each semester to ensure that all NUO students complete their programs in a timely manner
  13. Develop and manage relationships with external academic consultants (Comparative Education Services at the University of Toronto for example) as necessary, as they emerge.
  14. Coordinate, administer and execute the various compliance requirements for the NU Ontario graduate programs including PEQAB renewals, new program proposals, audits, international student program requirements and designated learning institution status.
  15. Attend on-site strategic planning meetings as requested.
  16. Identify new opportunities from an academic perspective
  17. Represent the academic view as opportunities are identified and evaluated.


  • Report writing
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to connect and communicate with various stakeholder groups
  • Experience with Ontario compliance requirements (consent, International Student Programs) is an asset
  • Experience as a Dean or Associate Dean is an asset


The functions of the position are usually performed sitting but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, and calculator, involve the extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions listed above.


  1. Doctoral degree required with education, training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities;
  2. A minimum of four years of experience performing similar tasks is required;
  3. Prior work experience in a higher education setting is required.

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