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.

 
  • Accessibility Services Coordinator

    Position Summary:
    Receiving specific direction from the Assistant Dean of Students, this position is accountable to independently facilitate a supportive environment for academic success through the College’s Accessibility Services Program. The position is responsible for ensuring equal access and opportunity to all college services for students diagnosed with physical, developmental, cognitive, and/or mental disabilities.

    Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Liaise with students diagnosed with a physical, developmental, cognitive, and/or mental disability to determine reasonable accommodations/adaptations and coordinate with faculty and other College offices to ensure they are provided. This includes, but is not limited to: scheduling tests/exams in alternative sites, providing access to learning assistive technology, coordinating with the Director of Learning Support Services to coordinate tutoring, etc
    • Ensure that Maria College and its services remain compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), in conjunction with the Department of Finance and Administration and Student Affairs.
    • Establish the document tracking and maintenance procedures for the Disability Services Program.
    • Conducts student intake sessions, processes documentation and produces academic accommodation letters
    • Manages the operations of the College’s designated alternative testing room
    • Supervises testing proctors and support staff
    • Maintain accurate record of all students registered with Disabilities Services and maintain confidentiality as set forth by FERPA and ADA standards.
    • Educate faculty about reasonable accommodations, effective strategies for engaging students with disabilities, and current research and methodologies for effective teaching strategy.
    • Assist in explaining, clarifying and communicating disabilities services standards and laws to faculty and staff, when required or requested.
    • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures related to student disability services.

    Skills:

    • Direct experience working with laws and regulations that support students with disabilities
    • Effective verbal and written communication
    • Experienced working with students with learning differences

    Education and/or Experience:

    • Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Social Work, or related field required.
    • Prior experience with college student population and/or experience dealing within a disability service setting preferred. Skilled in providing seminar/workshop-type education to college aged population.

    Application Information:

    Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and a list of 3 references to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Accessibility Services Coordinator” 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 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 the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez at (518) 861-2580.

  • Assistant Registrar

    Position Summary: The Assistant Registrar works with the Registrar and Associate Registrar in the general administration of all undergraduate student records. This position provides quality assistance to all students in relation to the Registrar’s Office. The Assistant Registrar serves an assigned group of students and has unique responsibilities within the office.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Serve as the Registrar Office’s initial point-of-contact for potential, current, and past students to address student needs received in the office, by phone, and via email, including registering students, helping students to add/drop/withdraw from classes and use the student information system. Fulfill all transcript requests received personally or through the College’s website; serve as primary contact for the third-party transcript request vendor in Assistant Reg absence. Provide verification of enrollment for current students for purposes of health insurance, loan deferment, credit reports, and scholarship applications; Provide degree verifications for alumni in conjunction with the National Student Clearinghouse. Provide former students with archived data relative to their academic records, including syllabi, course descriptions, and accreditation information.

    Handle Registrar office email account correspondence, including responses to inquiries from students, faculty and other members of the academic community

    • Answer telephone calls, return messages, and responds to questions and concerns of students, faculty, and the college community
    • Organize and maintain student files utilizing various methods of maintenance including file drawers, scanned files, and disk/server files, etc. Scan student records as necessary. Basic filing and file review for accuracy.
    • Answering phones, filing, greet and assist students along with members of the Maria community in person, over the phone and in email, assist with printing and re-assigning academic plans; data entry of evaluated transfer credit; provide record keeping for current and previous students’ enrollment and class schedules; fulfill requests for transcripts
    • Assign academic advisors for students; review/re-assign advisors as necessary to maintain balanced loads and/or update assignments due to staff changes.
    • Evaluate and apply transfer credit to students’ records and continuously update course equivalency database. Ensuring the Office is in compliance with receipt of student official transcripts.
    • Submit data to the National Student Clearinghouse; verify enrollment and resolve discrepancies for enrollments reported to the National Student Clearinghouse.
    • Conduct degree audits to ensure the completion of all graduation requirements for specific programs.
    • Data Entry related to the semester course schedule; maintenance, input of faculty assignments and classroom assignments. Produce Exam schedules.
    • Facilitates the collection of semester census and grade submission; process early warnings from faculty.
    • Ensure the College’s compliance with New York State requirements for immunization documentation; notify all new students of required documentation; collect, record and maintain all immunization documentation for new students.
    • Maintain calendars and reservations for classrooms, conference rooms, and communal spaces throughout campus.
    • Input and track all FERPA release forms for students; enforce FERPA regulations, including appropriate reporting of student information to relatives, employers, and clinical sites.

    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 in education, administration or related field is required; 2-4 years of experience working with a diverse student population in a higher education setting with direct experience working with computer-based integrated student databases also is preferred.

    Experience and knowledge in registration processes and student registration issues along with an understanding of academic policies and procedures is a plus.

    Skills

    Job holder must have strong communication skills, both oral and written as well as exceptional interpersonal skills, including a customer-service focus, to collaboratively interact with students and College staff in interfacing departments.  Incumbent must have the ability to work independently and comfortably in a fast-paced environment that requires multitasking and attention to detail.   Incumbent must maintain confidentiality of student records. 

    Technology Skills

    Advanced competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications (Excel and Word), e-mail and internet programs is required.  The job holder has the aptitude to learn and efficiently utilize the College’s data base system(s). Knowledge of Elluican Power Campus preferred.

    Work Schedule Requirements: A regular full-time schedule is typically worked.  Weekend and evening hours also are needed 3-4 times a year to assist with orientation / registration events, 5-6 times a year to provide services to weekend/evening students, annually during the commencement ceremony and occasionally to complete work assignments.  Infrequently, travel for development purposes may require overnight stay(s).

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with Assistant Registrar 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 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 the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Maria College Dean of Nursing

    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 and innovative educator to serve as Dean of Nursing to lead the college’s nursing programs. The college offers a Practical Nursing Certificate program, an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing, and an RN-BS Degree in Nursing Completion program and plans to add additional nursing programs in the near future.

    The Dean of Nursing will report to the Dean of the College/Chief Academic Officer and provide strategic planning, innovative leadership, and sound fiscal and personnel management for the department in support of the College’s mission and institutional objectives. The Dean of Nursing is responsible for maintaining the relevance and rigor of the nursing programs to align with expectations of Maria College as a vigorous academic institution. Additionally, the Dean of Nursing will promote and continue to support Maria’s positive student focused culture of academic excellence and inclusivity.

    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. With consistently high NCLEX pass rates and current accreditations, the continued strength and growth of Maria’s Nursing programs will be a focus for this position.

    A successful Dean of Nursing will:

    Implement Maria College’s strategic plan, which calls for Nursing Program enrollment growth through partnerships and new programs, while continuing to improve student learning and career experiences

    Develop and execute plans that support and grow the nursing programs and advance the college’s strategic goals and objectives

    Propose a compelling vision for academic excellence, efficiency and community involvement for the faculty and staff of Maria College’s Nursing Department

    Guide faculty at all levels to ensure delivery of exemplary instruction

    Bring successful experience with alternate modes of teaching and learning methods in nursing education (e.g., classroom-based, online, accelerated, blended, low residency)

    Implement and promote academic programs and evaluate program effectiveness

    Monitor trends in nursing and health care to identify ideas and opportunities for development and growth, including analysis of market feasibility

    Cultivate relationships that promote engagement, partnership, and collaboration within the local and regional education and health care communities

    Present a collaborative, flexible and transparent leadership style that supports team building and promotes the accountability required in effective professional programs

    Ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures, NYSED regulations, and accreditation standards and criteria

    Oversee development, revision, and evaluation of the nursing curricula in collaboration with the nursing leadership team and faculty

    Facilitate faculty recruitment, retention, development, and promotion

    Provide advisement to staff responsible for class scheduling and teaching assignments

    Collaborate with staff to keep all catalogs and marketing materials current

    Represent Maria College at meetings and conferences as requested

    Engage in regional accreditation activities in collaboration with members of the senior leadership team

    Meet an expectation of scholarly engagement appropriate to discipline and interest of successful candidate

    Education and/or Experience

    • An earned doctorate in nursing, education, or a related field and master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution. A current and unencumbered license to practice as a registered professional nurse in NYS.
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and clinical nursing practice.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in positions of higher education leadership, such as dean, associate dean, department chair, or program director.
    • Strategic planning and budgetary responsibility.
    • Familiarity and experience with regional and professional accreditation standards and criteria.
    • Familiarity and experience with NYSED, and ACEN, regulations pertaining to nursing education programs and eligibility for licensure.
    • Experience in program development, evaluation, and assessment of student learning.
    • A record of scholarship, including publication, presentation, and research.
    • 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.

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Dean of Nursing” 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 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 the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • 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.

  • Mental Health Counselor (PT)

    Position Summary:
    Under the administrative supervision of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the College’s Mental Health Counselor provides free and confidential, short-term solution-focused counseling using a person cantered, evidenced based approach, for students. In the event of a mental health crisis on campus, this individual will assist with the necessary support and referral as needed. The counselor will also provide assessment and evaluation of mental health concerns to assist in making community referrals as needed. This individual will assist faculty by providing advice on recognizing mental health concerns among students.

    Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • A current New York State license or limited permit to practice as a clinical mental health counselor or a clinical counseling social worker, or clinical psychologist in order to provide quality mental health counseling to the college student body. The candidate will independently maintain licensure and malpractice insurance according to NYS guidelines.
    • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
    • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
    • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests.
    • Assess students for risk of suicide or other self-harming behavior.
    • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
    • Counsel students, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
    • Guide students in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems.
    • Perform crisis interview with students.
    • Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
    • A current New York State license or limited permit to practice as a clinical mental health counselor or a clinical counseling social worker, or clinical psychologist in order to provide quality mental health counseling to the University student body. The candidate will independently maintain licensure according to NYS guidelines.
    • Network with local providers including but not limited to other therapists.
    • Identify, utilize, and maintain campus wide collaborations with academic and support services.

    Skills:

    • Licensed mental health counseling credential
    • Effective verbal and written communication
    • Exemplary charting and clinical documentation abilities

    Education and/or Experience:

    • Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Social Work, or related field required.
    • Must possess an active New York State license or limited permit in mental health counseling, clinical social work, or psychology.
    • Prior counseling experience with college student population and/or experience dealing with crisis issues preferred. Skilled in providing seminar/workshop-type education to college aged population.

    Application Information:

    Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and a list of 3 references to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Mental Health Counselor” 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 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 the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez at (518) 861-2580.

  • Professional Nursing Tutor (Part-time)

    Position Summary:

    Receiving specific direction from the Director of Student Support, the position is accountable for providing direct and customized academic assistance to students in need of support in Nursing and A&P courses. Additionally, the position functions as the secondary supervisor for all peer tutors in the Tutoring Center. Finally, the position is responsible for implementation of supplemental academic programing designed specifically to bolster student success in Nursing.

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    • Assist in developing and implementing supplemental academic programming aimed at bolstering the student comprehension of classroom material as well as preparation for examinations crucial to program and professional advancement such as the N-CLEX. The position is directly responsible for designing and executing academic programming specifically designed to support student in Nursing and A&P classrooms. This includes but is not limited to: Learning Lab and group tutoring session, serving as a supervisor for embedded tutors in the classroom, and developing workshops to prepare students for the N-CLEX examination.
    • Supervise the Tutoring Center when scheduled and attend regular direct report meetings with the Director of Student Support.
    • Assist the Director of Student Support by offering suggestions for improvements to peer tutor training in regard to study methods, test-taking tactics, time management skills, organizational skills, using resources, brainstorming / invention techniques, critical thinking strategies, etc.
    • Assist in overseeing the management, growth and development of the Tutoring Center including, but not limited to, research into best practices for tutoring, test proctoring, and in-class informational workshops.
    • Coordinate, when needed, with the Director of HEOP to provide specialized support in A&P to OP students planning to take the TEAS VI – a requirement for entrance into the Nursing Programs.
    • Assist the Director of Student support in advertising the services available in the Tutoring Services Center through in-class presentations and participation in recruitment events.

    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

    Associates or Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related field.

    At least two years’ experience as an academic tutor is required; Student services or teaching experience is preferred along with prior experience supervising student workers.

    Skills

    Job holder must have strong communication skills, both oral and written as well as exceptional interpersonal skills to interact with students and College staff in interfacing departments. Resourcefulness is required to present information to students in an understandable format, adapting to different learning styles. Incumbent must maintain confidentiality of student records and be able to influence students of diverse backgrounds in culturally responsive ways

    Technology Skills

    Advanced competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype and SharePoint, e-mail and internet programs and. have the aptitude to learn and efficiently utilize the College’s data base system(s).

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with Professional Nursing Tutor 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 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 the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.