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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.

 
  • Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for Master of Science Occupational Therapy

    Requirements:

    The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) will develop, coordinate, and evaluate external clinical and community-based experiences for students; work with the program director in developing the program; assure accreditation standards related to fieldwork are met and will carry a teaching load to support classroom-based learning to facilitate student success on fieldwork rotation.

    The AFWC will partner with others in the college and with healthcare providers and community-based organizations in the Albany, NY area.

    This is a 12-month academic appointment.

    Requirements for the AFWC are inline or exceed the American Certification of Occupational Therapy Education’s (ACOTE) guidelines

    Other Qualifications:

    • An initially credentialed and licensed Occupational Therapist, eligible for New York State licensure.
    • A Doctoral Degree (ABD considered).
    • A minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in the field of occupational therapy.
    • Demonstrated record of teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the profession.
    • Demonstrated aptitude in the ACOTE accreditation procedures.
    • Database management.
    • Clinical supervision of occupational therapists and occupational therapy students.

    Duties:

    • Support the Maria College Mission and its commitment to opportunity education.
    • Assist in integration of fieldwork requirements into other courses, with assistance from the Program Director and other faculty.
    • Schedule and confirm fieldwork placements for all educational levels of clinical experience.
    • Development and maintenance of fieldwork materials, records and clinical locations.
    • Ensure that students meet health record and other facility entrance requirements and fieldwork prerequisites
    • Develop and negotiate affiliation agreements (Memoranda of Understanding) with facility administrators, program managers and occupational therapy practitioners to maintain and secure Fieldwork agreements
    • Collect and interpret data for program assessment
    • Provide guidance and training, as needed, to fieldwork supervisors for evaluation of student performance in accordance with guideline established by the College and its accrediting bodies.
    • Communicate curricular content and sequence to fieldwork educators.
    • Collaborate with fieldwork educators to design learning experiences specific to their sites.
    • Advise and assist students and clinical preceptors, as needed, with fieldwork issues
    • Assign students to fieldwork sites
    • Provide continuing education opportunities for fieldwork educators to develop supervisory, education, and evaluation skills.
    • Prepare students for expectations of fieldwork.
    • Educate/coach/mentor students during their fieldwork.
    • Manage online discussion boards with students in accordance with class syllabi.
    • Provide service related to the profession (planning or hosting fieldwork conferences and events, mentorship of other professionals, etc.)
    • Remain current on trends in clinical education.
    • Arranging Fieldwork, I and II site visits, as needed.
    • Recruit diverse fieldwork to provide students with a range of fieldwork opportunities
    • Develop protocol or procedures to ensure program compliance with ACOTE standards and prepare for accreditation.
    • Engaging in Scholarship activities relevant to fieldwork or other courses taught.
    • Scheduling office hours, in person and online for advising and student support.
    • Following the accepted course syllabus format for all courses and providing students within the first week of the semester a course syllabus so they are informed of all policies for attendance, make-up work, and other specific requirements of the course.
    • Participating in Open House and other events to promote programs at Maria College.
    • Participating in college and department committee work which is focused on formulating academic and administrative policies and in constructive evaluation of the total educational program. A Calendar of Committee Meetings is provided at the beginning of the academic year.
    • Attend departmental or program meetings.
    • Notifying the College of activities outside the classroom that will involve the college community & resources by submitting an Events Form for approval.
    • Engaging in professional development activities such as membership in associations and attendance at conferences. The faculty members should maintain a contemporary knowledge of their respective fields and be aware of new developments in the field of education.
    • Monitor ethical principles and practices in fieldwork settings, as needed
    • Participating in all phases of academic advisement when requested to do so by the College. Instructors should be available for individual student advisement and should make students aware of this availability.
    • Submitting to the Registrar’s Office copies of course syllabi, deficiency notifications, midterm grades, semester census reports, and final grades in a timely fashion.
    • Securing approval of the Maria College Institutional Review Board before using students as research subjects or engaging in other research associated with the College.
    • Acknowledging that all materials produced in order to fulfill the duties required by the contract are property of Maria College unless otherwise stipulated.

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

  • Computer & Network Support Technician

    Position Summary:
    The Computer & Network Support Technician is responsible for following established protocols; install and maintain computer hardware, telecommunications, audio visual equipment and all College-supported network applications. Install software, provide end-user technical support and training, and perform quality assurance tasks to ensure user workstations and network performance meet College and staff, faculty and student user requirements. Troubleshoot computer and network problems; determine the source of the problem, advise on appropriate action, and test and implement solution.

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    • Establish email and computer accounts for students, faculty and staff. This includes managing security, file permissions, file system integrity, and adding and deleting users.
    • Administer user workstations and support user activities. Reset passwords for email, computers and Blackboard applications. Provide first-level contact to investigate problems; determine possible solutions; test and implement solutions. Quickly respond to all user questions received via email, telephone or in person providing accurate, secure and reliable information. Escalate unresolved issues to the next level of support.
    • Install, configure, maintain and repair college computers, file servers, network cabling, and other related equipment, devices, and systems. Add or upgrade and configure disk drives, printers, external hard drives and related equipment.
    • Perform software and application installation and upgrades.
    • Troubleshoot networks, systems and any college applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational difficulties.
    • Develop and conduct various training and instruction for system users on operating systems and other applications; assist users in maximizing use of networks and computing systems. Tutor individual users. Help users log into and navigate within computer systems and College applications and on-line resources.
    • Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed by the users on the network.
    • Serve as the central point-of-contact for students, faculty, and staff in reporting and resolving computer and telecommunications issues.
    • On call evenings and weekends during the academic year. This involves carrying a phone and responding to emergency calls made until 9:00 p.m. weekdays and weekends. The responsibility is rotated between the Computer & Network Support Technicians.
    • Maintain effective working relationships with external service providers/ vendors and other providers to support user activities. Maintain up-to-date product and technical knowledge to ensure utilization of the latest computer and network technologies.

    Education and/or Experience:

    • An associate degree or having obtained the majority of course work required for an associate degree in network system administration, computer or information science, or computer engineering is required along with 3-5 years’ experience in a customer service environment. Microsoft Office 365 certification is suggested.
    • Excellent computer skills are necessary as is strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems. The position also requires knowledge of basic hardware and software functions and networking. familiarity with classroom technology (AV equipment, smart boards, speaker systems, and student response systems using “clickers”) is preferred.
    • Advanced competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), e-mail and internet programs. Some knowledge of MAC preferred.
    • Work hours will be Monday-Friday 11:00AM-7:00PM and rotating weekends.

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ with salary requirements to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with Computer & Network Support Technician 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 Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.

  • Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President

    Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, this position provides high-level administrative support relieving the Senior Vice President of administrative detail; serve as liaison between the Senior Vice President and members of various groups; perform clerical functions; provide logistical support as needed; and, design and implement appropriate work and information flow practices and procedures for efficient functioning of the office.

    Key Tasks and Activities include but not limited to:

    • Serves as point-of-first contact for internal and external parties who interact with the Senior Vice President. When appropriate, refer to other offices as needed, and/or forward them to the Senior Vice President, scheduling appointments as necessary.
    • Provides assistance to the Senior Vice President in establishing priorities for the office and for external and internal commitments.
    • Manage the range of meetings and committees which the SVP is a member of, or responsible for.
    • Work with the Board Secretary to determine appropriate steps to ensure proper functioning of meetings assisting the Board to accomplish objectives.
    • Greet Senior Vice President’s office visitors, and answer and route phone calls. Identify and assess visitor/caller needs and requests, determine appropriateness of providing them access to College Officials and/ other individuals, and provide them information to contact/access these individuals where appropriate.
    • Read and analyze incoming memos, emails, letters, faxes and reports to determine their significance and route them as needed.
    • Draft and edit correspondence for the Senior Vice President. Where appropriate, respond to inquiries on behalf of the Senior Vice President; gather information from internal and external sources and summarize the information to draft a response.
    • Monitor the Senior Vice President’s calendar, schedule meetings, advise of upcoming meetings during the day and of those in the future. Arrange for travel logistics for conferences and off-site meetings.
    • Coordinate with other administrative support staff as necessary to facilitate prompt resolution of issues as they arise.
    • Ensure the effective, efficient and professional operation of the office through implementing and updating appropriate work and information flow practices and procedures.
    • Attend meetings with the Senior Vice President and take minutes, when needed.
    • Through gaining the cooperation of others, complete projects and special assignments as assigned by the Senior Vice President or as self- assigned due to need e.g., investigate school history, research library archives, interface with the Department of Education or other official bodies.
    • Establish and maintain physical and electronic files for the Office of the Senior Vice President.

    Qualifications/Experiences:

    • Associates degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience gained through increasingly responsible administrative assistant positions along with 4 or more years of administrative level experience is required. Experience in higher education preferred.
    • Proficiency with Windows operating environment using MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), e-mail and internet programs. Must have the aptitude to learn and use the College’s data base programs and systems to support the Senior Vice President as applicable.
    • Job holder must be detail-oriented, and have excellent organizational skills–including the ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, and effectively function in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must have discretion and be able to maintain confidentiality; consistently exhibit professionalism, tact and courtesy.

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume’ and salary requirements to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Executive Assistant to the SVP” 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 Assistant Director 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 in collaboration with the Assistant Director
    • 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 or the post-licensure level nursing courses depending on program
    • 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.