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 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.

  • Director of Development

    Job Summary:

    Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Advancement, the Director of Development will effectively implement strategies and processes for best practice in fundraising and stewardship of donors at all levels. The director will assist in overseeing the college’s fundraising programs and will assist with planning and implementing strategic initiatives aligned with the mission and values of the College.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Involved in coordinating all aspects of the College’s donor solicitation program including annual fund, major gifts, and gift planning.
    • Collaborate with campus partners, providing processes and best practices for development efforts within schools and departments.
    • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts for the school in accord with fundraising priorities established by the Senior Vice President and Associate Vice President.
    • Ensure acknowledgement process of donors and gifts are adhered to.
    • Develop strategies for scholarships, endowment, gift planning, mission, and academic fundraising initiatives.
    • Develop strategies geared to marketing for gift planning and endowment fundraising.
    • Manage all aspects of the College’s donor management software, Raiser’s Edge, including gift entry, reporting, and updating of cash log.
    • Serve as primary liaison with finance department pertaining to gift planning and the financial aid office for scholarship stewardship.
    • Produce high-level reports, on a regular basis, which detail efforts and outcomes from the Office of Advancement.
    • Coordinate alumni engagement efforts and initiatives to ensure scholarships are awarded appropriately and in compliance with scholarship criteria.
    • Contribute to event management and coordination aimed at engaging alumni, friends of the College, and the wider community.
    • Work collaboratively with College staff, faculty, and leadership to effectively cultivate and steward donor relationships aligned with the mission and values of the College.
    • Represent the College at donor, community, and alumni events as necessary.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Proficiency with Windows operating environment using MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), e-mail and internet programs.
    • Expertise working with donor management software (Raiser’s Edge experience required).
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • A minimum of 5 years of successful experience in development or higher education required.
    • Campaign experience, preferably in higher education, preferred. Knowledge of planned giving and annual fund preferred.

    Application Information:
    Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and a list of 3 references to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Director of Development” as the subject.

    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, Title IX Coordinator, in Marian Hall Rm 101 at (518) 861-2539; 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.

  • Opportunity Programs Counselor

    Position Summary:

    Receiving direction from the Assistant Director of Opportunity Programs, the position meets regularly with all first-year Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) scholars, monitoring their academic progress, and providing them with ongoing support and guidance throughout their studies. The position will be required to provide supervisory and instructional support during the Opportunity Programs Summer Session as well as assisting with recruitment and program specific events. This is one-year commitment position as Opportunity Programs Counselor.

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    • Counsel Opportunity Programs students assigned to caseload regarding academic, personal and financial aid matters; review participants’ academic progress and special needs and devise intervention strategies; keep the Director of Opportunity Programs informed of all relevant student issues that could impact student’s standing at the College.
    • Develop and implement appropriate interventions for Opportunity Program students such as academic workshops, personal and professional seminars, cultural events, and community service activities, collaborate with other members of Student Affairs as necessary regarding effective delivery of student support interventions and strategies for students deemed at-risk.
    • Develop and disseminate literature promoting opportunities for Opportunity Programs students, including updating counselor contact databases, annual mailings and marketing pieces; assist in maintaining web page content advertising activities and services; utilize creative/interactive technology such as social media sites to market programs. Liaise with the Marketing and Communications Office, as appropriate.
    • Identify opportunities and programs for participants to receive academic, career, financial, and personal counseling. Consult with, and make referrals to, other areas of Student Affairs as well as others in the College community.
    • Assist with the follow-through of financial aid processes and other information required by the State Education Department.
    • Assist with the selection of prospective Opportunity Programs students through processing, reviewing and following-up on applications for all eligible students and make appropriate recommendations to the Director of Opportunity Programs.
    • Keep appropriate documentation and records consistent with Student Affairs and College procedures.
    • Assist with the recruitment of prospective Opportunity Programs participants by supporting the Admissions Office in on-site recruitment of opportunity program participants and minority students in the Director’s absence.
    • Assist the Director Opportunity Programs when necessary regarding administrative issues, including gathering of data for proposals, reports and information necessary to the work within in the program.
    • Coordinate with the Director of Opportunity Programs and the Asst. Director of Opportunity Programs to develop academic and professional programming designed to bolster the self-efficacy, academic performance, and professional outlook of all Opportunity Programs scholars.

    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 required, Master’s degree preferred, with relevant experience in a higher education/student services environment; along with experience working with a diverse student population, including underrepresented students, in a counseling or academic advising role. Prior professional tutoring experiences preferred.

    Skills

    • Academic workshop design
    • Presentation development
    • Advanced writing skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Patient and Compassionate
    • Ability to adapt
    • Clear and timely communication
    • Keen Time Management
    • Open to Collaboration
    • Professionalism and Confidentiality
    • Self-Directed

    Technology Skills

    • Proficient in Blackboard
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Email and internet programs.

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “OP Counselor” 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.