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.

  • 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.

  • 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.