Employment

Join a growing private college that is dedicated to exceeding student expectations and providing innovative teaching and administrative support. Maria College is looking for outstanding talent with high energy, enthusiasm and drive to help us reach new goals.

About Maria College

Founded in 1958 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Maria College of Albany is a private, co-educational, Catholic college that serves approximately 800 students in a variety of degree and certificate programs. Known for its warm, caring culture, its personalized attention to students, flexible scheduling and highly affordable tuition, the College has built a regional reputation for excellence in the health sciences, including nursing and occupational therapy.

 
  • Assistant Director of Admissions

    Position Summary:
    Maria College is one of 17 colleges and universities sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. For over 60 years, we have been preparing students for meaningful careers in healthcare and service so they can make a difference in the lives of others. With educational programs in health sciences, nursing, psychology, liberal arts and healthcare management, the Maria curriculum offers opportunities for students to pursue numerous career interests. As high school students, transfer students, and working adults now think in terms of career ladders, more and more students are finding Maria to be a perfect fit. For example, students can now earn an associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy, bachelors in Health & Occupational Sciences, and then a Masters in Occupational Therapy.

    We are seeking an energetic and innovative, Assistant Director of Admissions, to help us attract, counsel and, enroll a diverse student body who would benefit from Maria’s career relevant affordable education.

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    • Represent the College at various on and off campus recruitment events geared to attract potential students and conducted at high schools, colleges, and community partners, within 60 miles of the College. Events may include college fairs, high school visits as well as campus-based activities including instant admission days, open houses, and other special events.
    • Coordinate, conduct and/or participate in, and contribute to the success of various student visit programs designed to recruit targeted applicant populations.
    • Manage ongoing strategic communications with high school guidance counselors, school officials, community members, independent counselors, etc. and prospective students themselves to positively influence appropriate students to enroll with the college.
    • Develop, plan and implement suitable follow-up techniques for inquires and applications through electronic communications, telephone and written formats. Remain up to date on current concepts of communication as well as social media to connect with potential students through a variety of mediums as needed.
    • Counsel and advise prospective students on admission criteria / program requirements / transfer policies / pathways of study and program outcomes.
    • Provide prospective students with a broad overview of college financial aid and funding options while working directly with financial aid staff and College faculty.
    • Utilize the College’s data bases to electronically track progress of College applicants.
    • Conducts file review for all completed undergraduate applicants, making admissions decisions for incoming undergraduate students. Consults with Director of Admissions, when needed.
    • As necessary, answer incoming phone calls and admissions inbox providing answers to questions relating to admittance into the College.
    • Provide supervision to work-study students performing clerical work for the department. Incumbent may be responsible to assign work, provide performance feedback and assist in selection.

    Essential Functions
    This job description is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    Job Specifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one-year experience working in a professional capacity.
    • Prior experience in education, customer service, college student counseling, or administration is preferred.

    Skills

    • Incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills as well as presentation and public speaking skills.
    • Job holder must be highly organized, and detail focused with the ability to work in a fast-paced, environment that may involve working independently or collaboratively.
    • Incumbent must maintain confidentiality of student records and be able to influence prospective students of diverse backgrounds in culturally responsive ways.

    Technology Skills
    Advanced competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications, e-mail and internet programs and have the aptitude to learn and efficiently utilize the College’s data base system(s). Experience with PowerCampus and CRM systems, preferred.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    • Valid Driver’s license

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Assistant Director of Admissions” in the subject line.

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students may be obtained from Andrew LeDoux, Associate Dean of Students & Title IX

    Coordinator in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2505; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Assistant Director of Financial Aid

    Position Summary:
    Maria College is one of 17 colleges and universities sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. For over 60 years, we have been preparing students for meaningful careers in healthcare and service so they can make a difference in the lives of others. With educational programs in health sciences, nursing, psychology, liberal arts and healthcare management, the Maria curriculum offers opportunities for students to pursue numerous career interests. As high school students, transfer students, and working adults now think in terms of career ladders, more and more students are finding Maria to be a perfect fit. For example, students can now earn an associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy, bachelors in Health & Occupational Sciences, and then a Masters in Occupational Therapy.

    We are seeking an energetic and innovative Assistant Director of Financial Aid to work closely with prospective and current students, and their parents, to help them understand federal, state, private and institutional financial aid and other funding sources that can help them achieve a Maria College education. In this process, ensure compliance with federal and state regulations as well as private borrowing and scholarships requirements.

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    • Explain various forms of financial assistance available to students and provide financial aid counseling regarding alternative options.
    • Conduct student financial needs analysis, perform verifications, certify federal loan eligibility, perform SAP and make judgment decisions regarding individual student eligibility.
    • Council, advise and assist students with financial aid/scholarship applications/procedures and provide important information and advice to ensure continued funding.
    • Review and process financial aid awards (package) with students.
    • Answer student questions received in person, through phone calls and via email.
    • Perform required validation procedures; follow up with students to ensure all required documentation is on file.
    • Familiarity with awarding Federal work Study to students
    • Process student aid through the College’s financial aid software (PowerFAIDS) and other financial aid systems. Data enter documents received to maintain accurate record- keeping. Generate reports required for withdrawals, enrollment, awarding and reconciliation.
    • Assist with student interface between the Admissions office, the Registrar’s Office, the Financial Aid Office and student advisors to ensure courses and programs selected are eligible for available aid.
    • Inform students on loan repayment procedures.
    • Assist with the Direct Loans quality assurance program fixing any loan errors and importing records from the Department of Education.
    • Assist with processing withdrawals – R2T4’s, generating exit letters, PWD’s, recalculation notifications to students and notifying NSLDS of student withdrawals.
    • As necessary, help students develop a budget to assist in the determination of appropriate financial aid arrangements.
    • Interface with the Business Office on a daily basis regarding aid distribution, determinations concerning payments, etc.
    • Remain up-to-date on a broad range of funding resources and on availability of additional sources of financial aid, both from the public and private organizations.
    • Assist in the preparation of files for audits and create, analyze and generate reports used for that purpose. Assist with research studies geared toward financial aid products and processes.
    • Provide awareness of Financial Aid services offered by presenting at online student recruitment events, orientation programs and other large-scale campus events. Presentations may also be provided in the community or at high schools to assist in the College’s recruitment efforts. Smaller group presentations may be provided to special student populations.

    Essential Functions

    This job description is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    Job Specifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree is required in business, accounting, communications, psychology or other related field, plus 5-7 years of college financial aid experience.

    Skills

    • Job holder must be able to interpret and apply financial aid regulations, must have a financial aptitude and strong communication skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills to interact with students and College staff.
    • Job requires a high degree of organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Incumbent must maintain confidentiality of student records, including financial records, and be able to responsibly influence students of diverse backgrounds

    Technology Skills

    • Advanced competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications (particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), e-mail and internet programs and have the aptitude to learn and efficiently utilize the College’s and other data base system(s).
    • Advanced competency in COD, NSLDS, CPS and HESC and experience with PowerFAIDS, Edconect and PowerCampus is preferred.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    • Membership in the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is preferred

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Assistant Director of Financial Aid” in the subject line.

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students may be obtained from Andrew LeDoux, Associate Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2505; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Associate Director, Healthcare Management Program (PT)

    Associate Director, Healthcare Management Program (PT) Asst./ Assoc. Professor of Healthcare Management or a related field

    Maria College is a private Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy on the principle of service to others as a key feature of the works of mercy. Maria provides student-focused opportunity education and seeks an experienced educator to serve as a P/T Associate Director of the HealthCare Management Program at the rank of Asst./Assoc Professor

    Maria College’s mission of academic excellence and the heritage of the founding Sisters of Mercy support an ongoing commitment to preparing skilled, caring professionals to meet the needs of our time.

    The Associate Director reports to the Program Director and collaborates with other faculty in the Department of Arts and Sciences and other educators and staff across the college. The Associate Director promotes and supports Maria’s positive student-focused culture of academic excellence and inclusivity.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and teach major courses in the Healthcare Management Program (i.e., teaching 6-9 instructional contact hours per semester)
    • Provide academic advisement to students
    • Develop and use sound and varied means/measures to assess student learning outcomes in collaboration with the Program Director
    • Create a culture that encourages student expression of ideas
    • Provide academic advisement to students
    • Develop and participate in student orientation as scheduled
    • Participate in prospective and new student events as scheduled
    • Collaborate with staff in Student Services to connect students with necessary resources
    • Serve on College committees
    • Supervise and evaluate students in practical settings
    • Engage in professional development and scholarship
    • Other duties as assigned and aligned with the faculty handbook

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Commitment to excellence in teaching
    • Commitment to career-relevant opportunity education in the context of the Mercy Educational Tradition
    • Able to create and engage students in active learning experiences
    • Able to create valid assessments of learning
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • A collegial spirit, and commitment to education that improves care and builds healthier communities

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in a field related to health and healthcare from an accredited institution
    • Experience teaching undergraduate students preferred.
    • Experience supervising students in practical settings
    • Experience in healthcare preferred

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Healthcare Management” in the subject line.

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students may be obtained from Andrew LeDoux, Associate Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2505; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Mental Health Nursing Instructor (FT)

    Maria College is a private Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy on the principle of service to others as a key feature of the works of mercy. Maria provides student-focused opportunity education and seeks an experienced educator to serve as nursing instructor in the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program.

    Maria College’s mission of academic excellence and the heritage of the founding Sisters of Mercy support an ongoing commitment to preparing skilled, caring professionals to meet the needs of our time.

    The Nursing Instructor reports to the Associate Dean and collaborates with the Associate Dean and other educators and staff within the department and across the college. The Nursing

    Instructor promotes and supports Maria’s positive student-focused culture of academic excellence and inclusivity.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and teach nursing courses (i.e., 12 to 15 instructional contact hours per semester)
    • Develop and use sound and varied means/measures to assess student learning outcomes
    • Demonstrate empathy and respect for students
    • Create a culture that encourages student expression of ideas
    • Provide remediation to students
    • Provide academic advisement to students
    • Develop and participate in student orientations as scheduled
    • Participate in prospective and new student events as scheduled
    • Collaborate with staff in Student Services to connect students with necessary resources
    • Serve on Nursing Department and College committees
    • Supervise, teach, and evaluate students in clinical settings
    • Teach skills and conduct simulated learning experiences in lab settings providing formative and summative clinical competence feedback
    • Collaborate with others on systematic evaluation and continuous quality improvement of the curriculum and program
    • Engage in professional development and scholarship (e.g., scholarship of engagement, scholarship of teaching, scholarship of application, scholarship of integration, or scholarship of discovery)
    • Other duties as assigned and aligned with the faculty handbook

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Commitment to career-relevant opportunity education in the context of the Mercy Educational Tradition
    • A collegial spirit, and commitment to nurse education that improves patient care and builds healthier communit
    • Commitment to excellence in teaching
    • Able to create and engage students in active learning experiences
    • Able to create valid assessments of learning in collaboration with the Associate Dean (e.g., assignments, rubrics, examinations, clinical competency assessments)
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and
    • Able to effectively collaborate with interprofessional teams

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
    • Expertise with Mental Health Nursing
    • Experience teaching pre-licensure level nursing courses
    • Experience supervising students in clinical settings
    • A minimum of four years of clinical experience as a registered nurse preferred
    • A current, unencumbered RN license in the State of New York

     

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Mental Health Nursing Instructor” in the subject line.

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students may be obtained from Andrew LeDoux, Associate Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2505; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Nursing Instructor (FT)

    Maria College is a private Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy on the principle of service to others as a key feature of the works of mercy. Maria provides student-focused opportunity education and seeks an experienced educator to serve as nursing instructor in the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program.

    Maria College’s mission of academic excellence and the heritage of the founding Sisters of Mercy support an ongoing commitment to preparing skilled, caring professionals to meet the needs of our time.

    The Nursing Instructor reports to the Associate Dean and collaborates with the Associate Dean and other educators and staff within the department and across the college. The Nursing Instructor promotes and supports Maria’s positive student-focused culture of academic excellence and inclusivity.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and teach nursing courses (i.e., 12 to 15 instructional contact hours per semester)
    • Develop and use sound and varied means/measures to assess student learning outcomes
    • Demonstrate empathy and respect for students
    • Create a culture that encourages student expression of ideas
    • Provide remediation to students
    • Provide academic advisement to students
    • Develop and participate in student orientations as scheduled
    • Participate in prospective and new student events as scheduled
    • Collaborate with staff in Student Services to connect students with necessary resources
    • Serve on Nursing Department and College committees
    • Supervise, teach, and evaluate students in clinical settings
    • Teach skills and conduct simulated learning experiences in lab settings providing formative and summative clinical competence feedback
    • Collaborate with others on systematic evaluation and continuous quality improvement of the curriculum and program
    • Engage in professional development and scholarship (e.g., scholarship of engagement, scholarship of teaching, scholarship of application, scholarship of integration, or scholarship of discovery)
    • Other duties as assigned and aligned with the faculty handbook

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Commitment to career-relevant opportunity education in the context of the Mercy Educational Tradition
    • A collegial spirit, and commitment to nurse education that improves patient care and builds healthier communities.
    • Commitment to excellence in teaching
    • Able to create and engage students in active learning experiences
    • Able to create valid assessments of learning in collaboration with the Associate Dean (e.g., assignments, rubrics, examinations, clinical competency assessments)
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and
    • Able to effectively collaborate with interprofessional teams

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
    • Experience teaching pre-licensure level nursing courses
    • Experience supervising students in clinical settings
    • A minimum of four years of clinical experience as a registered nurse preferred
    • A current, unencumbered RN license in the State of New York

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Nursing Instructor” in the subject line.

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students may be obtained from Andrew LeDoux, Associate Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2505; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.