Human Resources

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm

Employment Opportunities

Within a supportive community, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. Our faculty and staff take seriously their role in transforming students into successful graduates who respond to challenges, are eager for responsibility and assume significant roles in the global economy. If that sounds like you, consider joining our campus community.

Open Positions | Faculty

Graduate & Professional Studies - Accounting / Finance Adjunct Faculty

Nichols College’s rapidly growing Graduate and Professional Studies division is seeking dynamic and energetic adjunct faculty members to join our team. Interested candidates should possess accounting and finance backgrounds.

Responsibilities:
Teach a variety of graduate level accounting and finance courses. Areas of specialization should include: Audit, Non-Profit Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Managerial Finance, Investments and Financial Reporting. Successful candidates will possess significant work experience in the field and a desire to work with adult learners.

Requirements:
Candidates must possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution, with a CPA or CMA designation preferred, and 5+ years of related professional experience. Successful candidates will be expected to mentor and encourage students, engage in ongoing professional development, and have some experience with experiential learning.

Review of applications will begin immediately and this will continue to be an ongoing process due to our high demand for adjunct faculty. Please forward a letter of interest, resume, any certifications, as well as the name of three professional references to Penny Griswold, Director of Academic Programs, at Penny [dot] Griswold [at] nichols [dot] edu or Nichols College, Box 5000, Dudley MA 01571. Nichols College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Open Positions | Professional

Nichols College Residence Life
Area Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Student Services
REPORTS TO: Director of Residence Life

JOB SUMMARY:
The Area Coordinator (AC) is a live-in, full-time (12 month) professional Student Life staff member reporting to the Director of Residence Life. The AC assists students in creating a respectful, safe and comfortable living environment conducive to enhancing personal and academic growth. This position is responsible for all aspects of the Nichols College Residence Life program in an area consisting of 2-4 buildings. The AC will be an integral team member who is energetic, flexible and appreciates the value of program assessment and evaluation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Masters Degree in Student Personnel or related area preferred; Bachelors required. Residence life experience and effective communication skills are a must. Pride in one’s work, willingness to contribute to the positive welfare of students and the ability to use one’s common sense are a must.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Community Development
  • Understand the philosophy of Student Development and apply theories to practical and everyday residence hall experiences.
  • Be available and interact with students and staff on a daily basis.
  • Assist staff and students’ programming for floors, building and residence areas. including the Residence Hall Association.
  • Encourage student involvement in clubs, organizations and other campus life opportunities well maintaining community standards in the residence halls.
  • Serve as a role model and maintain a standard of professional conduct with students.

Supervision

  • Supervise 9-14 Resident Assistants.
  • Potential to supervise a Graduate Resident Director.
  • Conduct weekly RA meetings.
  • Meet with RA’s individually to provide support and direction.
  • Assist in recruiting, selecting and training RA staff.
  • Assist in planning and implementing in-service training and provide development activities to promote positive job performance within the RA staff.
  • Evaluate staff regularly and hold staff accountable to job expectations.

Counseling/Advising

  • Be sensitive and responsive to students' emotional, personal, behavioral and academic needs; advising and making appropriate referrals.
  • Attend to the health and safety of residents in medical, psychological, and other crisis/emergency situations. Being aware of and responding to the effects such crises have on the community.
  • Be knowledgeable of the various campus resources: Health Services, Public Safety, Mental Health Services, Career Services and Student Activities. Making referrals and working with these agencies to assist students.
  • Be accessible and approachable to students.

Administration

  • Assist with the opening, every day functions, and closing of the residence halls.
  • Assist with Summer and Fall Orientation as well as Admissions Open House events.
  • Process maintenance work orders, RA duty logs, and utilize conduct and housing software.
  • Maintain office hours and communicate as needed with the Office of Public Safety, Cleaning Services, the Department of Facilities Management and others.
  • Attend regular Residence Life staff meetings.
  • Serve on assigned committees.
  • Chair/coordinate department committees and/or events when needed.
  • Provide campus wide on-duty coverage according to a rotating schedule, which does include weekend, and some holidays year round.

Policy Enforcement/Crisis Management

  • Communicate, interpret, and enforce College and residence hall policies and procedures. Encourage behavior consistent with the Nichols Code of Conduct and hold students accountable for their actions.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with the Community Standards Coordinator, Public Safety, Health Services, and Mental Health Services.
  • Challenge, confront, and follow-up on negative behavior and vandalism.
  • Serve as a judicial administrator. Assign charges, conduct hearings and administer sanctions appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Recommend changes in policies and procedures.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Attend weekly staff meetings with colleagues.
  • Participate in professional staff training in August, January and throughout the academic year.
  • Meet weekly with supervisor.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of RA training and on-going staff development.
  • Assist the Conference and Event Manager with the daily operations of Summer conferences.
  • Be available on a rotating basis to respond to client situations and provide solutions to any necessary client requests
  • Participate in campus-wide recruitment and selection of RAs.
  • Coordinate one or more of the campus-wide administrative functions, (i.e. in-service training of all RAs, Residence Life Newsletter, Theme Week Activities, etc).
  • Maintain active relationships with professional associations; including attendance, participation and/or presentations at state, regional, and national conferences.
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighting 60 to 100 lbs.
  • Frequently bends, kneels and crouches
  • Repetitive movement of hands, arms and legs, sweeping, vacuuming, moping and pushing/lifting a shovel
  • May drive vehicle if needed
  • Continuous walking, standing and moving about
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, odors, dirt and dust
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to use computer
  • Ability to proofread and check documents for accuracy
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and move various machinery & equipment

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team please submit resumes to Nichols College Human Resources.

Please send application materials to:

Department of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
humanresources [at] nichols [dot] edu

Nichols College Admissions
Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director

JOB TITLE: Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director
DEPARTMENT: Admissions
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Assistant Dean for Enrollment

JOB SUMMARY:
Counselors represent Nichols College in a variety of settings including college days/college nights, high school visits, open houses, telecounseling, etc. Counselors are responsible for all aspects of the admission process for a given territory. Responsibilities include generating, servicing, and evaluating all applicants within the assigned territory.

This is a 12-month full-time position with benefits.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to multi-task. Candidates must be self starters and possess the ability to provide independent judgment and discretion in regards to evaluating admission candidates. Knowledge of Microsoft applications software and database management is also essential. A Bachelor’s degree and excellent interpersonal skills are required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Counselors are responsible for developing an applicant pool from a given territory. Duties include visiting numerous college fairs and high schools on behalf of the college. Counselors are also responsible for all follow up correspondence to inquiries and applicants from their given territory. Once an applicant has applied counselors are responsible for evaluating and determining a candidate’s admissibility. Upon admission, each counselor is responsible for follow up service to the candidate to address any concerns they may have including reviewing the candidate’s financial aid package.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Bilingual English and Spanish
  • Knowledge of either Northern New England territory (NH, VT, ME, North Shore and Boston) or Southern New England territory (CT and RI)
  • Experience working in admissions/enrollment at a four year college or university

PHYSICAL JOB COMPONENTS:

  • Significant travel is required – must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Some evening and weekend work is required
  • Frequent communications, verbal and written
  • Using math/calculations
  • Frequent standing and/or sitting
  • Visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess
  • Ability to use computer
  • Ability to communicate in writing and orally
  • Ability to proofread documents and check for accuracy

Please send application materials to:

Department of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
humanresources [at] nichols [dot] edu

Copywriter

DEPARTMENT: Marketing and Communications
REPORTS TO: Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications
JOB GRADE: 6

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general direction of the Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications, the copywriter plays a pivotal role in the creation of compelling marketing messaging and ensuring consistency in voice and brand across all mediums as it relates to Nichols mission, vision and goals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Writes all content including, but not limited to, program/event descriptions, web content, and email, direct mail and print campaigns for both internal and external audiences.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Public Relations and Director of Web and Social Media on integrated marketing communications.
  • Crafts compelling written content and messaging to the intended audience with reverence to brand guidelines/voice.
  • Works closely with the Creative Director to maximize visual impact of copy concepts and campaigns.
  • Participates in research and discovery to capture the vision of the project. Organizes workload for efficient time management and meets multiple schedule deadlines on time.
  • Reviews, formats and fact-checks copy according to College style guide.
  • Proactively evaluates existing copy and creative materials (web and print) to assure it is timely, accurate, and fresh.
  • Proofreads all marketing collateral to assure compliance with branding standards.
  • Assists Marketing and Communications team with other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, and at least five years of copywriting experience in advertising, marketing or related industry. Experience working in higher education preferred.
  • Prior proven experience collaborating with others, including but not limited to, web designers, graphic artists, photographers, and/or videographers.
  • Seasoned writer with a demonstrated track record in writing for a variety of audiences and in a variety of channels such as print and web.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of the higher education competitive landscape.

PHYSICAL JOB COMPONENTS:

  • Able to use office and telecommunication equipment.
  • Nights and weekend work may be expected at times.
  • Light to moderate lifting of files, supplies and office materials.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please send application materials to:

Department of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
humanresources [at] nichols [dot] edu

Administrative Assistant - Office of Career Services

Job Description: Administrative Assistant
Date: April 2015
Department: Office of Career Services (OCS)
Reports to: Director of Career Services

Position Summary:

In this twelve month, full time position, the Administrative Assistant will focus primarily on providing a broad range of administrative support for the Office of Career Services (OCS), managing social media accounts, and serving as first point of contact to those visiting the office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as professional first point of contact and welcome students, employers, faculty, staff, etc. who come into Career Services or contact the department via email or the telephone. Schedule appointments, answer their questions and direct to other staff members when appropriate.
  • Manage Career Services email account, responding to messages in a timely manner and keeping it a manageable size and organized.
  • Oversee Road to Success employment database to include approving all new employers and jobs, periodically updating employer and student accounts, and ensuring new opportunities forwarded by career services staff are posted. Actively seek and post new experiential learning opportunities for students.
  • Provide support to all full time staff members with ongoing projects, establishing and maintaining electronic files, distributing information and running reports as directed, and arranging/scheduling staff appointments.
  • Support the Associate Director by assisting with the monitoring of student worker projects/assignments for accuracy as well as serving as a resource.
  • Assist with the coordination of various events/programs initiated by or involving the office of Career Services such as the annual career fair, alumni networking events, PDS related panels and activities.
  • Manage all OCS social media platforms (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and post relevant content regularly. Work closely with Employer Relations Associate to communicate with students and recruiters about on/off-campus events, job/internship postings, etc.
  • Maintain OCS software programs: CSO Interface, Optimal Resume, and Focus 2. Serve as primary contact to the Nichols Community on maintenance issues; account set-up; system updates; training of staff/faculty/students, updating training materials and user guides, etc.
  • Order office supplies and maintain appropriate inventory levels for office.
  • Review and update Career Services portal pages on a regular basis to ensure information is current and links are working.
  • Record and track OCS library material and electronics. Maintain order of materials in OCS library.
  • Participate in various campus committee meetings and department meetings as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, as well as initiative.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
  • Experience with career service/recruiting software programs preferred.
  • Ability to test and learn new software tools.
  • Flexibility to work well with multiple constituents including students, faculty, staff, employers, alumni.

Physical Job Components:

  • Light to moderate lifting of files, supplies and office materials.
  • Able to use office and telecommunication equipment.
  • Ability to sit at computer for long periods of time.
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours, i.e. Career Services sponsored events.

Please send application materials to:

Department of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
humanresources [at] nichols [dot] edu

Academic Technologist

DIVISION: Information Technology
DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
POSITION CLASS: Administrative
SUPERVISOR: Chief Information Officer

PRIMARY PURPOSE

  • The Academic Technologist is responsible for promoting and supporting academic technologies for teaching and learning across campus. This position will coordinate their work with a highly collaborative Academic and Information Technology teams in delivering these services to faculty, staff, and students.
  • The Academic Technologist will serve as a change agent and work with faculty teams to explore how academic technologies could allow them to more effectively and efficiently reach audiences and engage students in the classroom and outside of the classroom on projects.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

  • Collaborative and innovative work style.
  • In-depth knowledge of current and cutting-edge technologies used in the academic environment.
  • Teaching or training experience.

DESCRIPTIONS OF DUTIES AND TASKS

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work schedule will require some presence on campus in the evenings during the week.
  • Consult with faculty about teaching and learning goals for courses and help faculty choose and implement the technologies best suited to meet the identified needs and goals. Evaluate new and emerging technologies and their potential to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Plan, organize, and lead workshops for faculty and students on various technologies.
  • Assist in the creation of effective teaching and learning spaces, both physical and virtual, for the college.
  • Participate as a member of the Educational Technology faculty committee.

Other Job Functions:

  • Provide audio-visual troubleshooting and support for classes and events on campus.
  • Collaborate with and support student STAR Desk in library for first level academic technology and audio-visual support for the campus.
  • Other duties assigned by the supervisor.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree desired, with an emphasis in educational technology or a related field.
  • Experience in the design, development, and evaluation of college-level academic technology projects.
  • Experience with Mac workstations and Final Cut Pro.
  • Experience with green screen chroma key editing technology.
  • Ability to work with collaboration software, such as Mersive Solstice. Knowledge of both face-to-face and online teaching/learning environments.
  • Strong general technical skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills.

Please send application materials to:

Department of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
humanresources [at] nichols [dot] edu

Director of Public Relations

Department: Marketing and Communications
Reports To:Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications

Under general direction of the Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications, the Director of Public Relations leads, coordinates, and performs all public information as it relates to Nichols mission, vision and goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as primary liaison to external media with responsibility for Nichols’ image development. Works closely with representatives of the press, radio, and television, providing college news, photos and information. Serves as the central resource for public information and as the initial point of contact for media inquiries. Oversees news release information and college feature stories; conveys information to publicize and represent campus activities, programs and events externally.

  • Acts as College spokesperson.
  • Identifies, develops and maintains relationships with service, business and professional organizations in support of the College, its students, and its programs.
  • Serves as the primary liaison with local governments, the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and other organizations in support of the College, its students, and its programs.
  • Advises the Associate Vice President on issues associated with public and community relations.
  • Works with Academic Affairs in the compilation and publication of Nichols academic catalog.
  • Identifies areas of faculty and staff expertise for story development and/or promotion of the College’s expertise in matters consistent with the College’s mission.
  • Edits all public information to assure accuracy and compliance with branding standards.
  • Maintains records related to Nichols’ public information activities and results. Provides a report at year-end.
  • In cooperation with the Dean of Students, ensures that the Crisis Management Plan is an active, updated document.
  • Attends events on campus and writes stories/press releases as needed. Coordinates press coverage for events when required.
  • Supervises the College’s online site for recognizing student achievement and leadership.
  • Supervises the positions of copywriter and freelance writer.
  • Assists with planning and executing an integrated communications and media campaign that raises the visibility and awareness of the College and supports the goals of recruiting, development, alumni relations, and community relations.
  • Serves as co-editor of the Nichols Magazine.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and five years of related experience, preferably in an institution of higher education. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior proven experience leading and collaborating with a creative, self-motivated team, including but not limited to writers (news, publications, and online), web designers, graphic artists, photographers, and/or videographers.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage deadlines.
  • Exceptional customer service, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to have the flexibility to work closely with multiple constituents, including faculty, students, staff, College trustees, alumni, and the external community.
  • Must possess a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with institutional advancement preferred.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying data analysis is highly desirable.

Physical Job Components

  • Able to use office and telecommunication equipment.
  • Driving and traveling may be expected at times.
  • Nights and weekend work may be expected at times.
  • Light to moderate lifting of files, supplies and office materials.

Please send application materials to:

Department of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
humanresources [at] nichols [dot] edu

 

Other Open Positions

Nichols College Residence Life
Graduate Resident Director

DEPARTMENT: Student Services
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Area Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY:

The Graduate Resident Director is a live-in, 10 month Student Life staff member reporting to the Area Coordinator (AC) in the first year area. The Graduate Resident Director assists the AC in creating a respectful, safe and comfortable living environment conducive to enhancing personal and academic growth for Nichols College students. The Graduate Resident Director will be an integral team member who is energetic, flexible and appreciates the opportunity for hands on learning.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors required, with a preference given to those with live-in Residence Life experience. The Graduate Assistant must be registered for Fall graduate courses at the time employment begins in August. Preference will be given to a graduate student at a regional college or university in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or other related field.

Pride in one’s work, willingness to contribute to the positive welfare of students and the ability to not only possess but to use one’s sense of humor are a must.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Community Development

  • Be available and interact with students and staff on a daily basis.
  • Assist staff and students’ programming for floors, building and residence areas including the Residence Hall Association.
  • Encourage student involvement in clubs, organizations and other campus life opportunities as well as maintaining community standards in their residence halls.
  • Serve as a role model and maintain a standard of professional conduct with students.

Supervision

  • Assist in supervising Resident Assistants.
  • Assist in recruiting, selecting and training RA staff.
  • Assist in evaluating staff regularly and hold staff accountable to job expectations.
  • Advise the Residence Hall Association.

Counseling/Advising

  • Be sensitive and responsive to students' emotional, personal, behavioral and academic needs; advising and making appropriate referrals.
  • Attend to the health and safety of residents in medical, psychological, and other crisis/emergency situations. Being aware of and responding to the effects such crises have on the community.
  • Be knowledgeable of the various campus resources: Health Services, Public Safety, Mental Health Services, Career Services and Student Activities.
  • Be accessible and approachable to students.

Administration

  • Assist with the opening and closing of the residence halls.
  • Maintain 20 weekly office hours and communicate as needed with the Office of Public Safety, Cleaning Services, and the Department of Facilities Management.
  • Attend regular Residence Life staff meetings.
  • Serve on assigned committees.
  • Provide campus wide on-duty coverage according to a rotating schedule.

Policy Enforcement/Crisis Management

  • Communicate, interpret, and enforce College and residence hall policies and procedures. Encourage behavior consistent with the Nichols Code of Conduct and hold students accountable for their actions.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with the Community Standards Coordinator, Public Safety, Health Services, and Mental Health Services.
  • Challenge, confront, and follow-up on negative behavior and vandalism.
  • Serve as a judicial administrator. Assign charges, conduct hearings and administer sanctions appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Recommend changes in policies and procedures.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Participate in professional staff training in August, January and throughout the academic year.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of RA training and on-going staff development.
  • Assist with campus-wide administrative functions, (i.e. in-service training of RAs, Residence Life Newsletter, Theme Week Activities, etc).
  • Maintain active relationships with professional associations; including attendance, participation and/or presentations at state, regional, and national conferences.
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned.

Benefits/Compensation

  • Stipend of $8,000
  • Partially furnished on-campus apartment
  • Full meal plan
  • Parking
  • Access to Fitness Center
  • Laundry, cable and internet

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighting 60 to 100 lbs.
  • Frequently bends, kneels and crouches
  • Repetitive movement of hands, arms and legs, sweeping, vacuuming, moping and pushing/lifting a shovel
  • May drive vehicle if needed
  • Continuous walking, standing and moving about
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, odors, dirt and dust
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to use computer
  • Ability to proofread and check documents for accuracy
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and move various machinery & equipment

 

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team please submit resumes to Nichols College Human Resources.

 

Please send application materials to:

Department of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
humanresources [at] nichols [dot] edu