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.

 
  • Presidential Search 2022

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    The Maria College Board of Trustees invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Maria College, located in Albany, New York. The College seeks an entrepreneurial leader who will be mission-focused, results-oriented, innovative, and collaborative in advancing the mission and vision of Maria College while strengthening the College’s ability to serve its students and meet the changes occurring over higher education in the next 10 years. Maria boasts a dedicated faculty and staff, a supportive alumni base, and an appreciative student body.

    Founded in 1958 on the principle of service to others, Maria is a private Catholic college sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. The College serves approximately 850 students pursuing degree completion, undergraduate, and graduate programs across four academic units: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. The new president will have the opportunity to build on the strong institutional reputation of being a leading educator in the health professions, especially nursing and occupational therapy, and implement Maria’s Strategic Plan priorities to further the mission and advancement of the institution through innovation, partnership expansion, and community needs and a sustainable financial model that assures a successful current plan and future for Maria.

    The next President of Maria College will demonstrate a commitment to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and will serve as a leader who inspires faculty, staff, and students to appreciate human differences and respect for one another, in efforts to make Maria an increasingly inclusive and hospitable campus. The President is supported by an experienced and talented leadership team: The Senior Vice President for Mission, Strategic Planning, and Advancement, the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Finance, the Vice President for Administration and Grants Management, and the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students.
    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 preferred characteristics, attributes, and experience for the President 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 MariaPresident@academicsearch.org.

    Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting one of the senior consultants for this search, either Jerry Israel (Jerry.Israel@academicsearch.org) or Suzanne Mellon (Suzanne.Mellon@academicsearch.org). The position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 28, 2022, can be assured full consideration.

  • 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.

  • MSOT Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC)

    Position Summary:

    We are seeking an occupational therapist as a core faculty and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for our Master of Science Occupational Therapy, at Maria College, Albany, NY.  The position includes teaching management and oversite of all fieldwork activities, Levels I & II.  Other dutes include service to the college, scholarship, service to the community and profession and adherance to accreditation requirements.

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFWC) develops, coordinates, and evaluates external clinical and community-based clinical experiences for students; works with the program director in the ongoing development of fieldwork I and II; assures that accreditation standards related to fieldwork are met; and, carries a small teaching load to support classroom-based learning to facilitate student success on fieldwork rotations. This position requires a terminal degree or documented significant progress towards a terminal degree. Applicants must be unencumbered and licensed occupational therapists in New York State; or, be eligible for said license with documented application towards a NYS licensure within one week of hire.

    *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, New York State licensure or documented application for said license within 1 week of hire
    • 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: Special consideration will be given to candidates with previous experience as an AFWC, proficient in the use of EXXAT, & FormStack.
    • Clinical supervision of occupational therapists and occupational therapy students

     

    Technology Skills

    Advanced competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, One-Drive and SharePoint, e-mail and internet programs and have the aptitude to learn and efficiently utilize the College’s software platforms and systems, including FormStack and Exxat.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Initial Certification by NBCOT; New York OT License or documented application for said license within 1 week of hire

    New York State OT License

    Resource Management: Collaboration with Administration on maintaining software contracts associated with fieldwork

    Working Conditions:

    Work is primarily completed in a typical educational environment and in the community, at clinical locations.  Instruction is provided in a classroom environment.  Must have the ability travel to clinical locations.

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger or feel and to perceive by eye and receive information visually.  The employee is frequently required to utilize close vision at 20” or less. Reaching, kneeling and potentially stooping are required for file maintenance.

    This is primarily a sedentary role; however some standing is required for instruction and some walking is required.  Some travel into the community is required.

    Equipment:

    The position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printer, phones, filing cabinets, and fax machines.  Job holder also utilizes texting to connect with student tutors and mentors.  Standard classroom equipment is also utilized including instructional media.

    Work Schedule Requirements:

    This is a full-time 12-month appointment with responsibilities that include teaching weekend classes and the management of the fieldwork Levels I & II programs

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • MSOT Core Faculty

    Position Summary:

    We are seeking an occupational therapist as a Core Faculty member for our Master of Science Occupational Therapy, at Maria College, Albany, NY.  The position includes teaching didactic courses in our weekend MS program and online teaching.  Other dutes include service to the college, scholarship, service to the community and profession and adherence to accreditation requirements. Those with experience in research, telehealth, emerging and community-based practice and other specializations are encouraged to apply.  This position requires a terminal degree or documented significant progress towards a terminal degree. Applicants must be unencumbered and licensed occupational therapists in New York State; or, be eligible for said license with documented application towards licensure within one week of hire.

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    • Didactic instruction in the MSOT program, according to experience and specializations; and, in areas of general occupational therapy education.
    • Student advising and mentoring
    • Service to the College
    • Adherence to accreditation standards
    • Participation in faculty activities not associated with teaching, i.e. meetings, accreditation activities, maintaining equipment and supplies, possible fieldwork Level I activities

    *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, New York State licensure or documented application for said license within 1 week of hire
    • A Terminal/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
    • Preferred: experience in research, emerging and community-based practice, telehealth, teaching in occupational therapy higher education, advanced certificates

    Technology Skills

    Advanced competency in Windows operating environment using learning management systems, MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, One-Drive and SharePoint, and e-mail.  Aptitude for using novel software related to class activities.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Initial Certification by NBCOT; New York OT License or documented application for said license within 1 week of hire

    New York State OT License

    Resource Management: Management of classroom and lab materials such as assessments, intervention media, and IT resources

    Working Conditions:

    Work is primarily completed in a typical educational environment and in the community, at clinical locations.  Instruction is provided in a classroom environment.  Must have the ability travel to clinical locations.

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger or feel and to perceive by eye and receive information visually.  The employee is frequently required to utilize close vision at 20” or less. Reaching, kneeling and potentially stooping are required for file maintenance.

    This is primarily a sedentary role; however some standing is required for instruction and some walking is required.  Some travel into the community is required.

    Equipment:

    The position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printer, phones, filing cabinets, and fax machines.  Job holder also utilizes texting to connect with student tutors and mentors.  Standard classroom equipment is also utilized including instructional media.

    Work Schedule Requirements:

    This is a full-time 12-month appointment with responsibilities that include teaching weekend classes and teaching online.  Must be available for all weekend courses. 

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “MSOT Core Faculty” 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.

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (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 Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and instructor in the Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) 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 Academic Fieldwork Coordinator reports to the OTA Program Director and collaborates with the other educators and staff within the department and across the college. The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator promotes and supports Maria’s positive student-focused culture of academic excellence and inclusivity.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate with clinicians at community fieldwork sites to implement and oversee student assignments.
    • Ensure effective evaluations of student performance in the fieldwork setting.
    • Oversee and assist when needed with implementation of student evaluations of fieldwork performance by site supervisors.
    • Administration of fieldwork management electronic database.
    • Initiate and track all steps of ongoing initial MOU execution and tracking compliance for all existing MOUs.
    • Track and ensure compliance of student medical records and immunizations, and site entrance requirements.
    • Manage records of all fieldwork site data including site-specific objectives, entrance requirements, and contact information.
    • Ensure that fieldwork educators are properly credentialed.
    • Perform data collection from Student Evaluations of the Fieldwork Experience and Fieldwork Performance Evaluations.
    • Provide or arrange for direct OT supervision of fieldwork students in non-traditional sites as needed.
    • Teach fieldwork-related courses in OTA curriculum.
    • Assist students in applying knowledge to Occupational Therapy practice.
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
    • Promote evidence-based practice.
    • Maintain current knowledge of the OTA curriculum, policies, and requirements.
    • Maintain clinical competence and knowledge.
    • Serves as a role model for professional OTA practice for students
    • Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with Maria College OTA department and community fieldwork educators and others across fieldwork settings.
    • Support the mission of Maria College.
    • Demonstrate empathy and respect for students.
    • Create a culture that encourages student expression of ideas.
    • Provide remediation to students in fieldwork.
    • 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 OTA Program and College committees.
    • Supervise, teach, and evaluate students in fieldwork settings.
    • 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 OTA education that improves patient care and builds healthier communities.
    • Commitment to excellence in teaching.
    • Able to create and engage students in active learning experiences.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Proficiency with web-based applications and programs related to job duties.
    • Able to effectively collaborate with inter-professional teams.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Master’s Degree in OT or related field from an accredited institution.
    • Experience supervising OTA students in clinical settings.
    • A minimum of four years of clinical experience as a Registered OT or Certified OTA.
    • A current OT or OTA license in the State of New York.

     

    Work Schedule Requirements:

    This is a full-time 12-month appointment with responsibilities that include teaching day and weekend classes and the management of the fieldwork Levels I & II programs.

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “OTA 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 Rosa Lyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.