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 professions, including nursing and occupational therapy.

 
  • Dean of Nursing

    Maria College, a private Catholic institution located in Albany, New York, seeks an experienced and innovative educator to serve as Dean of Nursing to lead the college’s nursing programs. The Dean of Nursing will report to the 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.

    Under the Dean of Nursing, the Maria College nursing programs will be an integral part of a vigorous academic institution. Maria College is founded by the Sisters of Mercy on the principle of service to others as a key feature of the Works of Mercy and provides student-focused opportunity education. 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.

    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 the Maria’s Nursing programs will be a focus for this position.

    Application and Nomination Procedure

    The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics for the Dean of Nursing. You can also find the profile at www.academicsearch.org under the “Open Searches” tab.

    Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the qualifications and leadership characteristics listed in the position profile, a current, long-form resume or curriculum vita (showing relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers and addresses of at least five professional references, with an indication of the candidate’s relationship to each reference. References will not be contacted until a later stage in the search, and only with the candidate’s foreknowledge. Nominations and application materials should be sent to marianursing@academicsearch.org.

    Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting senior consultant Jerry Israel (jerry.israel@academicsearch.org). The position is open until filled, but only applications received by September 24, 2021, can be assured full consideration.

  • 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 with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained 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 Rosa Lyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Director of Accessibility Services

    Position Summary:

    Receiving specific direction from the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and 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.  Additionally, the position assures appropriate intervention and services for managing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive learning support programs for students with disabilities enrolled at Maria College. This position will also assist faculty by providing advice on teaching and learning strategies for students with learning disabilities. This position involves interpretation of complex laws and regulations, as well as involvement with other organizations that provide services to students with disabilities.  

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    • 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.

    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

    • 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.

    Skills

    Incumbent must have strong attention to detail, situational awareness, critical thinking, problem solving and data analysis.

    Technology Skills

    Knowledge of Microsoft Office software. (Specifically, Word, Excel and Outlook)

    Current with emerging office and electronic medical record (EMR) software programs

    Work Schedule Requirements: 

    Regular schedule of hours (Monday-Friday; 8:30am-4:30pm). Some evening and weekend shifts required, particularly during the academic semester(s).  

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ with salary requirements to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Director of Accessibility Services” 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 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 Rosa Lyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Financial Aid Coordinator

    Position Summary:

    Following standard procedures provide administrative support for the Financial Aid office acting as the point-of-first-contact to prospective students and students who may qualify for financial aid and their parents; receive and respond to general telephone calls and emails forwarding the inquirer to other Financial Aid staff members as needed; manage incoming mail; assist students with financial aid applications; organize and maintain accurate and complete student and applicant record. 

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    1. Greet prospective students, students and parents in person, electronically or via the telephone to determine the nature of their requests; provide answers to their questions and/or direct them to appropriate staff based on needs. 

    2. Utilize financial aid software to generate reports as requested and necessary for Financial Aid staff members to determine financial needs analysis and prepare packaging of available aid resources for students.

    3. Assist with questions relating to the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), track and correspond with applicants to obtain any needed documentation.  Review completed applications with applicants for accuracy and completeness. Utilize PowerFAIDS to determine applicant’s need for additional documentation and provide forms and any explanation required.

    4. Open all mail and distribute as necessary, process inquiries and applications by inputting required information into the College’s data base. Data enter all documents received relating to the financial aid process to maintain accurate record keeping.  Set up and maintain individual paper files of student records for financial aid applicants and for those receiving financial aid.

    5. Provide applications for College provided scholarships, answering questions as required, and tracking completed applications for completeness of documentation.

    6. Type correspondence, including award letters, aid distribution letters, entrance and exit interviews letters; prepare reports tracking the students enrolled in the Federal Work Study program to ensure hours worked and money earned match student award,  track hours worked and paid to date information.  

    7. Interface with the Registrar’s office to receive and relay information regarding student withdrawal from school or from individual classes.

    8. Manage office supplies, complete service work requisitions, supply requisitions, purchase orders, and maintenance and supply requisitions.

    9. Assist with providing prospective student presentations on campus by being present at programs organized by the Admissions Office to answer financial aid questions.

    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

    Associate degree is required, Bachelor’s degree is preferred, plus 1-3 years of administrative experience preferably in a college environment.

    Skills

    Incumbent must have attention to detail, strong data entry skills, and interpersonal skills to interact with clientele, the internal college community and external business for work study assignments. The ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and effectively function in a fast-paced environment is essential.

    Technology Skills

    Intermediate competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications (specifically Word, Excel and Outlook), have the ability to effectively interface with internet data base programs as well as have the aptitude to learn and efficiently utilize the College’s data base system.

    Work Schedule Requirements: 

    A regular full-time schedule is typically worked with some evening or weekend hours as needed to complete work assignments or support Admissions Department events. This typically occurs 2-3 times annually.  Infrequently, travel for development purposes may require overnight stay(s).

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ with salary requirements to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Financial Aid Coordinator” 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 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 Rosa Lyn 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 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 inter-professional 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 with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained 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 Rosa Lyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • MSOT Program Assistant (PT)

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:
    The MSOT Academic Program Coordinator is an occupational therapist who as a staff member for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) [and Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)] program[s] will have primary responsibilities supporting the fieldwork education component of the [each] program. The MSOT Academic Program Coordinator will also serve as the on-campus manager for MSOT Level I student fieldwork experiences. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Program Director[s] and faculty with administrative and course-related functions as needed.

    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

    • An initially credentialed and licensed occupational therapist, eligible for New York State licensure
    • A Master’s Degree in OT or minimum OTA licensure
    • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in the field of occupational therapy
    • Clinical education/supervision of occupational therapists or occupational therapy students
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

    Special consideration will be given to candidates with skills and experience in the following:
    Fieldwork management software; higher education learning management systems, e.g., Blackboard; service to the profession

    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).

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    Initial Certification by NBCOT
    Eligible for New York State OT License or OTA license

    Work Schedule Requirements:
    This is a part-time 12-month position that may allow for remote work options at certain times.

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ with salary requirements to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with MSOT Academic Program Coordinator 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 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 Rosa Lyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Nursing Clinical Adjunct

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate with clinicians at the clinical site to make student assignments
    • Reinforce on campus nursing education in the clinical setting, such as nursing skills and critical thinking.
    • Ensure effective evaluations of student performance in the clinical setting
    • Grade student clinical assignments
    • Assist students in applying knowledge to clinical practice
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, staff, and student body
    • Uphold the mission of the college in practice
    • Promote evidence-based practice.
    • Maintain current knowledge of the nursing curriculum, policies, and requirements.
    • Maintain clinical competence and knowledge in area of expertise.
    • Function with professional accountability in clinical settings.
    • Create a clinical climate that promotes positive student learning.
    • Serves as a role model for professional nursing for students
    • Ensure the delivery of a high level of professional nursing care to patients and clients.
    • Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with Maria College nursing department and clinical partner staff, and others in the clinical setting.
    • Support the mission of Maria College and represents this in the delivery of compassionate care.

    Qualifications:

    • Current unencumbered NYS Nursing License
    • Clinical competence and knowledge in area of expertise.
    • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Nursing Clinical Adjunct” 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 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 Rosa Lyn 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 with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained 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 Rosa Lyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Full-Time Faculty (Nursing)

    Key Responsibilities:

    • 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 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 Rosa Lyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.