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.

 
  • Founding Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Masters Program

    Maria College’s Health Sciences department invites applications and nominations for the position of Founding Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Masters Program. 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 Founding Program Director will build upon a very successful occupational therapy assistant program that has been in existence for over 41 years and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). 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.

    This position is best suited for a mid to senior level academic occupational therapist trained at the PhD level (or equivalently trained EdD, ScD, DSc or DrPH), who has a trajectory of progressive academic leadership and scholarship.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Develop curriculum and program content for proposed master’s degree in occupational therapy to move program from Applicant Status through Candidacy Status to Full Accreditation.
    • Responsible for the management and administration of the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development.
    • 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.

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Doctoral Degree (PhD, EdD, DSci).
    • Applicants must be registered by NBCOT and hold a current OT license for the State of New York.
    • The program director must have a 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 postsecondary 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.

    Maria College, located in Albany, New York, the state’s capital, is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks. The Capital Region, which includes the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties, is the center of New York’s Tech Valley. Nearly 850,000 live in the four-county metro, and 1.1 million in the greater Capital Region. Our economy is witnessing its most exhilarating period of growth in decades with nearly $30 billion in investment over the last ten years. Major Industries include government, health care, technology, and post-secondary education. The college is located directly across the street from St. Peters Hospital and on the same block as Albany Medical Center.

    Maria is a Catholic college sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and animated by the Mercy charism. It provides career-relevant, opportunity education in the context of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to all who can benefit from it. Maria is committed to outstanding and holistic student support services, financial sustainability and the purposive use of evidence to drive institutional renewal and student success. Maria seeks to foster graduates who recognize and respect the dignity of every human person and who will transform their knowledge and skill into caring and compassionate service to others.

    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 Ann Reis in Human Resources in the Main Building at (518) 861-2598.

  • 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 Ann Reis in Human Resources in the Main Building at (518) 861-2598.

  • Nursing: Full-Time Faculty

    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 Ann Reis in Human Resources in the Main Building at (518) 861-2598.

  • Practical Nurse: Full-Time Faculty

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

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • The ability to teach a broad array of content material is essential for this position.
    • Providing mentoring to students.
    • Ongoing participation in professional development and scholarly activities.

    Minimum Job Requirements: M.S. in Nursing or Nursing Education by the time of appointment; 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. 
    • Ability to build relationships with external agencies/organizations to develop student opportunities.
    • 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 Ann Reis in Human Resources in the Main Building at (518) 861-2598.

  • 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 Ann Reis in Human Resources in the Main Building at (518) 861-2598.

  • Reference Librarian: Part-Time

    Maria College seeks an experienced, knowledgeable, student-oriented professional to serve as Reference Librarian.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

    • administering library materials
    • assisting library patrons with conducting research across a variety of media;
    • designing and delivering library instruction and information literacy classes;
    • lending books and other materials;
    • classifying and organizing new materials;
    • shelving returned materials; and
    • ensuring coverage of the reference desk.

    Essential requirements include a Master’s degree in library science or library and information science; additional graduate degree in an academic discipline is preferred. Position also requires 2 years of experience in an academic library performing reference library tasks, and experience in a college-level library is preferred. Teaching experience as well as website design and website management experience also is preferred. Work schedule is Wednesday and Thursday (2:30pm-9:00 pm) and one (1) weekend per month (9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday).

    Application Review Date:  Please apply by sending a letter of interest with “Reference Librarian” in the subject line and a current resume to resumes@mariacollege.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    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 Ann Reis in Human Resources in the Main Building at (518) 861-2598.