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.

 
  • Associate Vice President of Development

    Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Mission and Advancement Officer, the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Development is responsible for coordinating and managing the fundraising and alumni programs of Maria College in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Office. The AVP will manage the day-to-day operations of the Development Office, providing leadership and hands-on work in the areas of Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Alumni Relations and Events, the Annual Fund, Advancement Services, and Donor Relations and Stewardship.  In all matters the AVP will ensure the mission of College is dynamically represented, positioning Maria College as an institution of choice for opportunity education among donors, the community, and prospective students.

    Exceptional communication and leadership skills, good judgment, discretion, diplomacy and a sense of humor are all desirable traits. The successful AVP will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and have a record of building essential elements of development programs. 

    Duties include:

    • Work with the SVP to develop a sustainable and effective advancement plan in line with the strategic plan of the institution.
    • Assist the SVP in developing the Office of Development including its processes, assessment and data management.
    • Ensure consistent and mission-focused branding in all the activities and products of the marketing and development offices. Under direction of the SVP, provide management oversight to both offices.
    • Compiling high quality reports and data analysis on the work of the Development Office.
    • Serve as chief fundraiser, developing and maintaining a portfolio of donors as well as working with the President and the SVP on their portfolios and board development.
    • Create and market an engaging case for philanthropy for donors at all levels.
    • Maintain policies and procedures for the development office based on best practices.
    • Research and cultivate major funding sources, including donors, corporations, and foundations.
    • Oversee a successful Annual Fund and scholarship giving program.
    • Act as liaison with administration and faculty to explore funding sources for College priorities.
    • Develop an active alumni association and alumni engagement program.
    • Ensure the development database is fully utilized, updated and supporting the work of the development office. Currently the department utilizes Raiser’s Edge.
    • Work cross-functionally with other campus offices as appropriate.
    • Work closely with staff in the Development and Marketing offices to create an environment that encourages strong support for the College through volunteer service, philanthropy, and events.
    • Work with the SVP, as required, on institutional projects, and perform other duties as assigned, commensurate with the level of the position.
    • Some travel (primarily regional) and evening work will be required.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
    • Minimum of eight years progressively responsible experience in the fields of development fundraising, communication, and/or marketing.
    • Professional experience in College Advancement, along with a working knowledge of Catholic institutions, is required.
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, manage time effectively, and to demonstrate productivity through regular activity reports.
    • Ability to lead a team and work as part of a team. Management experience required.
    • Willingness to perform tasks that might be delegated in larger development shops.
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge or similar development database package.

    Required Application Documents:

    Apply by submitting the following materials to resumes@mariacollege.edu:

    • Letter of interest
    • Resume

     

    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 with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator at (518) 861-2505.

  • Practical Nurse: Adjunct Faculty

    Position Summary: The Certificate in Practical Nursing Program at Maria College invites applications for an adjunct classroom instructor. We are looking for an exceptional educator with the ability, energy, and intellectual charisma to be a first-rate teacher. 

    Minimum Job Requirements: M.S. in Nursing or Nursing Education by the time of appointment is preferred; some college teaching experience. Current New York State RN license. 

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    • Ability to teach General Medical/Surgical, Psychiatric, Maternity, Pediatric, Leadership and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization.
    • Ability to teach basic to advanced skills in the simulation laboratory setting. 
    • Preference will be given to those who are able to teach in a clinical setting as well.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teach students of diverse backgrounds.

    Application Review Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Electronic Application Instructions: Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application and send to resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Practical Nurse Program” in the subject line.

    Required Documents:

    • Letter of Interest
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    • Name and contact information for three references
    • Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)

    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 with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator, in the Frank E. O’Brien, Jr. Student Support Center at (518) 861-2505.  pm18p

  • Assistant Professor of RN-BS Degree in Nursing Completion Program

    Maria College invites applications at the Assistant Professor level (BS in Nursing Completion Program) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in Nursing at the baccalaureate level, advise students, and serve on college wide and department committees. Also required is the ability to share responsibility for administrative and supervisory duties within the BS Completion Program. Demonstrated excellence in prior teaching in an academic setting required; knowledge of or commitment to baccalaureate nursing education preferred. Candidates with curriculum development, program assessment and leadership experience also preferred. Responsibilities also include the ability to assist with administration, periodic review, planning, development, revision, and general effectiveness of the program.

    Essential Functions:

    • As a representative of the College, promotes the mission of the College in various internal and external activities.
    • Provides classroom and clinical instruction.
    • Schedules, sequences courses and clinical sites; manages multiple other instructional sites
    • Assists with development, sequencing, implementation, evaluation and revision of program curriculum.
    • Assists with recruitment, selection, orientation, supervision, and evaluation of faculty for the BS Completion in Nursing Program.
    • Assists with all necessary components of program for accreditation.
    • Assists with preparing reports and statistical analyses as needed and keeps Associate Chairs of Nursing informed of current program operations and concerns.
    • Assists with assuring that faculty in each course within the program complete and submit all data related to evaluation and ongoing assessment activities.
    • Participates in the preparation and management of the budget necessary for the implementation of the program.
    • Serves as a resource person to program faculty and students.
    • Provides academic advisement to BS Completion Nursing students

    Qualifications – Minimum:

    EDUCATION: Required Minimum Education:
    Graduate Degree (Masters in Nursing) and BS Nursing
    Preferred Education: Post Graduate Degree (Ph.D)
    Specialty/Major: PhD, EdD or DNP

    Licensure/Certifications:

    Required: Must have an active, unencumbered state of New York Registered Nurse license.

    Experience:

    At least four years of experience in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse.

    Experience teaching in Nursing program; knowledge of curriculum design, program administration, evaluation and instruction useful; skillful in interpersonal, oral, and written communication; competent in appropriate use of computer technology and software, including MS Excel, MS WORD, PowerPoint, electronic email and the internet; and knowledge of the ACEN accreditation standards.

    Ability to manage through shared decision-making; ability to work with a diverse group of students; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to maintain confidences; commitment to the concepts of innovation; understands and supports team building strategies.

    Required Application Documents:

    Apply by submitting the following materials to resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Assistant Professor of Nursing for the BS Completion in Nursing Program” as the subject:

    • Letter of interest
    • Resume

      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 with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux at (518) 861-2505.

  • Masters in Occupational Therapy Faculty

    Maria College has a long history of health professional education, which currently includes nursing, health & occupational sciences, healthcare management and occupational therapy assistant programs. The college seeks to build upon a very successful ACOTE accredited occupational therapy assistant program that has been in existence for over 41 years with a masters in occupational therapy. The mission of Maria’s Occupational Therapy Program is to give students a quality academic and clinical education in preparation for work with individuals of all abilities, ages, and from various cultural and socioeconomic groups. The program is based on the altruistic and compassionate values shared by the occupational therapy profession and the College’s founders, the Sisters of Mercy—both acknowledging the value of human differences and individuality.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Teach associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree courses in occupational therapy, health and occupational sciences for day, evening and weekend classes.
    • Provide academic advisement to students.
    • Serve on departmental and college committees.
    • Develop appropriate applied research activities and mentor graduate students in research scholarship.
    • Coordinate student participation and quality in clinical sites

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
    • Applicants must be registered by NBCOT and hold a current OT license for the State of New York.
    • Minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy.

      This experience must include:

      • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist;
      • Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting;
      • Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning); and
      • At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post secondary level.
    • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teaching students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to collaborate with professionals in academic and clinical settings.

    Required Application Documents: Apply by submitting the following materials to resumes@mariacollege.edu:

    • Letter of interest
    • Resume

    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 with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator at (518) 861-2505.

  • Assistant Professor for the ADN Program

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Teach associate and/or bachelor’s degree courses in nursing.
    • Provide academic advisement to students.
    • Serve on departmental and college committees.
    • Develop appropriate applied research activities.

     Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Master’s Degree in Nursing. College level teaching and clinical experience preferred.
    • Applicants must hold a current RN license for the State of New York.
    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Ability to teach college level courses in nursing theory and practice.
    • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teaching students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to collaborate with professionals in clinical settings.

    Required Application Documents:

    Apply by submitting the following materials to resumes@mariacollege.edu:

    • Letter of interest
    • Resume
    • Names and contact information for three references
    • Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)

     

    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 with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator at (518) 861-2505.