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.

 
  • Program Director of Occupational Therapy

    Maria College has a long history of health professional education, which currently includes nursing, health & occupational sciences, healthcare management and occupational therapy assistant programs. The college seeks to build upon a very successful ACOTE accredited occupational therapy assistant program that has been in existence for over 41 years with a masters in occupational therapy. The mission of Maria’s Occupational Therapy Program is to give students a quality academic and clinical education in preparation for work with individuals of all abilities, ages, and from various cultural and socioeconomic groups. The program is based on the altruistic and compassionate values shared by the occupational therapy profession and the College’s founders, the Sisters of Mercy—both acknowledging the value of human differences and individuality.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Teach associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree courses in occupational therapy, health and occupational sciences for day, evening and weekend classes.
    • Provide academic advisement to students.
    • Serve on departmental and college committees.
    • Develop appropriate applied research activities and mentor graduate students in research scholarship.
    • Coordinate student participation and quality in clinical sites.

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
    • Applicants must be registered by NBCOT and hold a current OT license for the State of New York.
    • Minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy.
    • This experience must include:
      • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist;
      • Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting;
      • Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning); and
        • At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.
      • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teaching students of diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to collaborate with professionals in academic and clinical settings.

    Required Application Documents:

    Apply by submitting the following materials to resumes@mariacollege.edu:

    • Letter of interest
    • Resume

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator at (518) 861-2505.

  • Reference Librarian Part-Time

    Position Summary:

    Following practices and procedures acquired through advanced study, administer library materials; assist library patrons with conducting research across a variety of media; design and deliver library instruction and information literacy classes; lend books and other materials; classify and organize new materials; shelve returned materials; ensure coverage of the reference desk.

    Job Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

    • Provide reference services through print and electronic information sources to students, faculty and other library users in-person, via telephone, electronically, through video conferencing and through other library collections.
    • Design, develop, provide and evaluate training and instruction for library users regarding the effective use of the library, including location of materials, use of the catalog, use of computers to access information, and the use of basic reference sources. Instruction will include library orientation programs, bibliographic instructions, formats for writing academic papers, etc. and may be provided in a classroom setting or the library itself.
    • Serve as a library liaison to academic departments.
    • Provide support and instruction for library users as necessary in all areas of the library, including the print collection, electronic resources (including assisting students with computer usage), and all other library services.
    • Promote library services to the College community; meet with faculty to develop and refine library-based assignments, assist with managing and updating the library’s website. As requested, create, maintain and release library newsletters and calendars, posting on the website and distributing via email.
    • Process library items for shelving by adding spine labels and book pockets, classify and organize new materials, shelve returned materials.
    • Provide cataloging services for print and other library collections utilizing the on-line circulation database. Assist in maintaining the circulation system. As requested, create written instructions on data base methodology and provide training to others on the library staff. Create and provide informational reports.
    • As requested, catalog the Library Archives, Special Collection and New York Heritage Digital Collection utilizing other circulation databases.
    • Assist with collection development by making recommendations for additional materials to the Library Director. Assist with collection inventory by reclassification of materials, deletions and additions; searching for missing items, and deleting weeded materials.
    • As a member of the library’s professional staff, assist with effective, efficient and professional library operation by actively pursuing and providing procedural improvement recommendations as necessary, and evaluating and making recommendations concerning the selection and implementation of new technologies to enhance reference services and library instruction.
    • Staff the circulation desk; answer questions received via telephone; read and respond to emails, check books in and out; hold and/or distribute reserve material as necessary; process outgoing interlibrary loans.
    • Provide a variety of administrative support functions including ensuring that copier and printers have adequate paper, filling, fixing paper jams, reloading ink cartridges; assisting students with basic computer issues.
    • Keep abreast of changes in the field and make contributions to professional literature, activities of the professional organizations and/ or scholarly developments in the areas of reference, library instruction, and instructional technology.
    • Provide library coverage in the absence of the Library Director or other librarians.
    • As requested, organize weekend newspapers; collect from the general office, distribute as appropriate and/or display.

    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:

    • Master’s degree in library science or library and information science is required; additional graduate degree in an academic discipline is desirable.
    • Position requires two years’ experience in an academic library performing reference library tasks, experience in a college-level library is preferred.
      Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
    • Membership in local or national professional library organizations is required.

    Skills:

    Position requires exemplary interpersonal skills to interface with students, faculty and other library users as well as outside library associations, vendors and other contacts. Position requires effective communication skills, both oral and written and the ability to influence students of diverse backgrounds. The job holder must understand and be able to complete online research using databases and assorted other resources, have knowledge of cataloging rules and online cataloging as well as library computer cataloging and circulation systems.

    Technology Skills:

    Advanced competency in Windows operating environment using MS Office applications (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher), e-mail and internet programs and have the aptitude to learn and efficiently utilize the College’s cataloging and circulations system(s) as well as more universally used College systems.

    Application Information:

    Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and a list of 3 references to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Reference Librarian” as the subject.

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator at (518) 861-2505.

  • Associate Degree in Nursing Faculty

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Teach Associate degree courses in nursing.
    • Provide academic advisement to students.
    • Serve on departmental and college committees.

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Master’s Degree in Nursing. College level teaching preferred, must have at least four years of clinical experience.
    • Applicants must hold a current RN license in 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.
    • Ability to collaborate with professionals in clinical settings.
    • Apply by submitting the following materials to resumes@mariacollege.edu with Instructor for the ADN program as the subject.

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator at (518) 861-2505.

  • Practical Nurse: Adjunct Faculty

    Position Summary: The Certificate in Practical Nursing Program at Maria College invites applications for an adjunct classroom instructor. We are looking for an exceptional educator with the ability, energy, and intellectual charisma to be a first-rate teacher. 

    Minimum Job Requirements: M.S. in Nursing or Nursing Education by the time of appointment is preferred; some college teaching experience. Current New York State RN license. 

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    • Ability to teach General Medical/Surgical, Psychiatric, Maternity, Pediatric, Leadership and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization.
    • Ability to teach basic to advanced skills in the simulation laboratory setting. 
    • Preference will be given to those who are able to teach in a clinical setting as well.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teach students of diverse backgrounds.

    Application Review Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Electronic Application Instructions: Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application and send to resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Practical Nurse Program” in the subject line.

    Required Documents:

    • Letter of Interest
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    • Name 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 from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator, in the Frank E. O’Brien, Jr. Student Support Center at (518) 861-2505.  pm18p

  • Assistant Professor of RN-BS Degree in Nursing Completion Program

    Maria College invites applications at the Assistant Professor level (BS in Nursing Completion Program) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in Nursing at the baccalaureate level, advise students, and serve on college wide and department committees. Also required is the ability to share responsibility for administrative and supervisory duties within the BS Completion Program. Demonstrated excellence in prior teaching in an academic setting required; knowledge of or commitment to baccalaureate nursing education preferred. Candidates with curriculum development, program assessment and leadership experience also preferred. Responsibilities also include the ability to assist with administration, periodic review, planning, development, revision, and general effectiveness of the program.

    Essential Functions:

    • As a representative of the College, promotes the mission of the College in various internal and external activities.
    • Provides classroom and clinical instruction.
    • Schedules, sequences courses and clinical sites; manages multiple other instructional sites
    • Assists with development, sequencing, implementation, evaluation and revision of program curriculum.
    • Assists with recruitment, selection, orientation, supervision, and evaluation of faculty for the BS Completion in Nursing Program.
    • Assists with all necessary components of program for accreditation.
    • Assists with preparing reports and statistical analyses as needed and keeps Associate Chairs of Nursing informed of current program operations and concerns.
    • Assists with assuring that faculty in each course within the program complete and submit all data related to evaluation and ongoing assessment activities.
    • Participates in the preparation and management of the budget necessary for the implementation of the program.
    • Serves as a resource person to program faculty and students.
    • Provides academic advisement to BS Completion Nursing students

    Qualifications – Minimum:

    EDUCATION: Required Minimum Education:
    Graduate Degree (Masters in Nursing) and BS Nursing
    Preferred Education: Post Graduate Degree (Ph.D)
    Specialty/Major: PhD, EdD or DNP

    Licensure/Certifications:

    Required: Must have an active, unencumbered state of New York Registered Nurse license.

    Experience:

    At least four years of experience in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse.

    Experience teaching in Nursing program; knowledge of curriculum design, program administration, evaluation and instruction useful; skillful in interpersonal, oral, and written communication; competent in appropriate use of computer technology and software, including MS Excel, MS WORD, PowerPoint, electronic email and the internet; and knowledge of the ACEN accreditation standards.

    Ability to manage through shared decision-making; ability to work with a diverse group of students; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to maintain confidences; commitment to the concepts of innovation; understands and supports team building strategies.

    Required Application Documents:

    Apply by submitting the following materials to resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Assistant Professor of Nursing for the BS Completion in Nursing Program” as the subject:

    • Letter of interest
    • Resume

      Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux at (518) 861-2505.

  • Masters in Occupational Therapy Faculty

    Maria College has a long history of health professional education, which currently includes nursing, health & occupational sciences, healthcare management and occupational therapy assistant programs. The college seeks to build upon a very successful ACOTE accredited occupational therapy assistant program that has been in existence for over 41 years with a masters in occupational therapy. The mission of Maria’s Occupational Therapy Program is to give students a quality academic and clinical education in preparation for work with individuals of all abilities, ages, and from various cultural and socioeconomic groups. The program is based on the altruistic and compassionate values shared by the occupational therapy profession and the College’s founders, the Sisters of Mercy—both acknowledging the value of human differences and individuality.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Teach associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree courses in occupational therapy, health and occupational sciences for day, evening and weekend classes.
    • Provide academic advisement to students.
    • Serve on departmental and college committees.
    • Develop appropriate applied research activities and mentor graduate students in research scholarship.
    • Coordinate student participation and quality in clinical sites

    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
    • Applicants must be registered by NBCOT and hold a current OT license for the State of New York.
    • Minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy.

      This experience must include:

      • Clinical practice as an occupational therapist;
      • Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting;
      • Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning); and
      • At least 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post secondary level.
    • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teaching students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to collaborate with professionals in academic and clinical settings.

    Required Application Documents: Apply by submitting the following materials to resumes@mariacollege.edu:

    • Letter of interest
    • Resume

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students with disabilities regarding Title 504 may be obtained from Kim Noakes in Accessibility Services in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2508; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding Title IX and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Andrew Ledoux, Title IX Coordinator at (518) 861-2505.