Human Resources

Contact Human Resources

Phone: 716-614-5950
Fax: 716-614-5954
Location: A-261
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday,
8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Applying for Employment

Niagara County Community College is a SUNY AA/EEO Institution and actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Vacant positions that are identified for search are listed on the career opportunities page. The College conducts criminal background checks in accordance with its policy which states "The College may conduct pre‐employment background investigations on individuals who are candidates for positions or service as a volunteer within specific job titles, classifications, departments, or job responsibilities as deemed necessary by the College or as required by either Federal or State law. Background checks will be conducted in accordance with all Federal and State Laws and Regulations and the College's non- discrimination policy.

Full-time Faculty and Administration

Position vacancy announcements are normally advertised in the Sunday edition of the Buffalo News, and the three Niagara County newspapers: the Gazette, the Tonawanda News, and the Lockport Sun and Journal. In addition, position vacancies are sent to various websites both locally and in national higher education websites.

Persons responding to these announcements should follow the application instructions specified. Applications must include all required materials as stated in the advertisement and to ensure consideration must be received or postmarked by the date specified in the announcement. Letters of reference should be from sources that can attest to the professional competencies of the applicant and should be from persons associated with the current or most recent employment. For best results, cover letters should be neatly typed and should address each qualification stated in the advertisement.

The search procedure to fill full-time faculty and administrative positions is thorough and designed to support the Affirmative Action Program. A three-stage process is used. Stages I and II are reviewed by members of the search committee, based on the advertised qualifications through which a screening takes place to determine who will be interviewed. As each stage is completed, applicants who do not meet the necessary qualifications are notified following an audit by the Affirmative Action Officer. Stage III is the interview stage, where the candidates are invited to campus to meet with the committee. (As a general policy, NCCC does not reimburse candidates for travel expenses.) It should be noted that the position vacancy announcement will identify what materials are required of each candidate and when that material must be submitted.

It is important to ensure that materials are submitted in accordance with the vacancy announcement. Once the interviews are completed, the committee recommends to the president of the College the names of a minimum of two and a maximum of three persons who they feel are acceptable for the position. Appointments to vice president positions are made by the Board of Trustees; all other appointments are made by the president of the College.

The intent of these procedures is to select the right individual in accordance with the needs of the College and within appropriate policy and affirmative action guidelines. Search committee members, the administration, and the Board of Trustees take seriously their role in the process. As NCCC wishes to make the process as comfortable as possible, applicants are welcome to e-mail Human Resources about these procedures or about the status of their application at any time.

Support Staff

Most support staff positions are classified positions of the Niagara County Civil Service.

Competitive positions (most clerical positions plus custodians and the storekeeper) are filled from a certified eligible list provided by the Niagara County Civil Service Office. Persons interested in the civil service competitive positions should contact the County Civil Service Office for information about testing and placement on the list (phone: 716.438.4071; automated examination number: 716.439.7281; website:

Non-competitive positions (maintenance and groundskeepers) are filled from applications that have been approved as qualified to fill the position by the Niagara County Civil Service Office. Persons interested in non-competitive positions may submit a resume or call to request an application that will be kept on file for one year.

Part-Time Instructors

Persons interested in teaching part time may submit a cover letter outlining their areas of expertise and availability to teach day and/or evening classes, along with a resume, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references, to the Office of Human Resources. Materials will be sent to the appropriate division/department head for consideration in the event a vacancy arises.

Part-Time Non-Teaching Positions

Occasionally, the need arises to fill various positions on a part-time basis. Persons may submit a cover letter indicating expertise and area of work interest, along with a resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references, to the Office of Human Resources. Resumes will be kept on file for one year and reviewed if a need arises.

Visit our career opportunities page for current job openings.