Orange County Community College
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • Middletown, NY
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Associate Vice President for Enrollment Managem...

About SUNY Orange:

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of Student Services (VPSS) and serving as a member of the President's Cabinet, the Associate Vice President (AVP) is tasked with implementing the strategic enrollment initiatives of the College. They will align services and revise policies and procedures to ensure each student's seamless transition from application through completion of the on-boarding process.

The AVP is a forward-thinking student services professional who appreciates the open access mission of community colleges and can design and deliver culturally responsive services to meet the needs of students of diverse backgrounds and ages and their families. They will expand the recruitment focus beyond high school applicants to include students transitioning from work force and certificate programs, ESL and HSE programs, and new and returning post traditional learners.

The AVP leads and supervises the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Testing, and Student Services Central and collaborates with Student Accounts and the Registrar to deliver holistic enrollment support. The AVP chairs the Enrollment Support Team and maintains close working relationships with colleagues in Academic Affairs, Communications, and IT to ensure that technology is fully utilized and strategic enrollment goals are met.

The AVP is familiar with regional and national enrollment trends, current research, best practices and mandates impacting financial aid and enrollment and comfortably uses data to monitor progress and assess programs and services. The AVP has a proven track record of success in launching and leading new initiatives, leveraging financial aid & scholarships to attract new audiences, and managing people in a changing environment.

As a senior member of the Division of Student Services, the AVP for Enrollment Management and Student Financial Services collaborates with the AVP for Student Engagement and Completion and the Vice President for Student Services to ensure operational integrity and exemplary services for students across all departments.


Education Required: Master's degree

Experience Required: Seven years of progressively responsible experience in one or more enrollment management fields in higher education. Supervisory experience. Familiarity with current enrollment practices and operations. Strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated competency with report writing tools and data analytics; proficiency in the use of student information systems and CRMs.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • PhD/EdD or graduate coursework in Community College Leadership.
  • Five years of experience in higher education including administration of a student facing unit.
  • Proven track record of leading strategic enrollment initiatives at the program or department level.
  • Familiarity with the principles of the Guided Pathways movement
  • Appreciation of the specific needs of post-traditional learners
  • Active participation in professional organizations.
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner Student or Financial Aid modules
  • Bilingual in Spanish.

Additional Information:

Deadline for Applying: Review of applications begins on or about April 18th and will continue until successful candidate has been identified.

Position begins ASAP

Salary: Commensurate with experience

SUNY Orange offers a very competitive benefits package which includes excellent low cost health insurance as well as a generous leave policy.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,

Application Instructions:

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
    1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
    2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?

Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.

Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Orange Employment Account to check your completed application.