Human Resources

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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.

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.

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

Assistant Director of Student Accounts

Department: Student Accounts
Reports Directly To: Director of Student Accounts


Assist in the administration of all federal, state and institutional policies and procedures relating to the Student Accounts Office. Specific areas of responsibility include refund insurance, student health insurance, graduation audits, military accounts, and study abroad/internship accounts. Provide counseling and guidance to students, parents, and faculty relative to student accounts policies and procedures.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business a minimum of 3-5 years of related experience. Experience working in account receivable management in higher education, knowledge and understanding of federal cash management regulations, FERPA regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles and practices are required. Excellent planning, organizational, delegation, team building, verbal and written communication skills required. Must be willing to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Must be capable of working independently as well as working in conjunction with others to foster a team –oriented environment. Initiative, problem solving capabilities and persistence required.


Assists the Director of Student Accounts with the following:

  • Comply with all institutional, state and federal policies, guideline and regulations. Oversee the 1098-T tax form processes.
  • Assist with the management the management and administration of the Ellucian Colleague system and all related third party systems for all processes related to student billing. This includes tuition, fees, residence hall, and meal plans. Process alternative billing for initiatives, study abroad programs, internships, discounts, and waivers.
  • Assist with the Coordination and management of the services for all students who are veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard. This includes Department of Defense (DoD) veteran student tuition assistance and Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits program and oversight of the VA enrollment certification process, the calculation of veteran student educational benefits, the processing of tuition and fee payments (ACH and credit card) from DoD/VA and the processing of refunds to the VA.
  • Assist with the management of the student health insurance program. This includes compliance with state mandated policies for the billing and waiving of student health insurance. This includes working with the student health insurance provider for maintaining an online waiver process, posting student health insurance brochures and policies, adding/removing students from the insurance during open enrollment, qualifying events, and withdrawal from the college, and completing state reporting requirements.
  • Primary responsibility for the student refund insurance program. This includes working with the third party vendor for distribution of information to students and families, waiver processes, enrollment processes, and claim processes.
  • Assist with the administration of the Cbord program for Bison Bucks, Book Vouchers and Meal Plans.
  • Complete graduation audit processing.
  • Assist with the administration and balancing of the book voucher system with Barnes & Noble.
  • Assist with technical operations for the area including implementation, maintenance and testing of the student accounts receivable system and all third party systems. Maintain documentation for all student accounts processes.
  • Process refund payments due to student withdrawals, overpayment, academic dismissal, departure from residence hall, cancellation of meal plan, etc.
  • Process the initial collection efforts for all past due college charges and assignment of receivables to the in-house collections department.
  • Establish policies and procedures to ensure positive, effective and open relationships with all clients of the Student Accounts Office including students, parents, faculty and administrators. Serves on committees as needed to facilitate all college programs, processes and initiatives.
  • Supervise work-study staff.
  • Attend Orientation and present financial information to parents and students. Attend other college functions as needed.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.


  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing
  • Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Talk and hear
  • Ability to use computer
  • Ability to communicate in writing and orally
  • Ability to proofread documents and check for accuracy


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

Other Open Positions

Cashier – Part time/hourly (between 15-18 hours per week as needed)

DEPARTMENT: Student Financial Services
REPORTS TO: Controller


Provides front line service to students and staff by collecting payments, balancing daily collections and inputting information into computer information system. Responsible for the receipt, custody and disbursement of college funds. Ensures that cashier policies and procedures are followed.


  • Review, reconcile and finalize all cashier sessions daily; assure appropriate authorizations are documented and audit trail is maintained in all cashiering transactions; audit all cashier sessions according to established procedures.
  • Identify and resolve discrepancies; research errors and make adjusting entries with authorization. Accurately and efficiently process all cash, check, credit card, money order and electronic wire funds.
  • Prepare daily cash reports; complete required forms and file documentation according to internal control procedures, audit requirements and established policies; post payments, sort and file a variety of forms.
  • Collect and account for checks, cash, credit card, money orders as required. Prepare cash reconciliations, receipts and other appropriate documentation.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Detail oriented with a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two years’ experience in accounting and/or accounts payable preferred.
  • Understanding of accounting/bookkeeping principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of advanced customer service standards and procedures.
  • Understanding of cash handling practices.
  • Maintaining an established work schedule.
  • Effectively using interpersonal communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Handling money with accuracy.


  • Able to use office and telecommunication equipment
  • Light to moderate lifting of files, supplies and office materials


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

Part Time Club Hockey Coach (Men’s)

DEPARTMENT: Student Involvement
REPORTS TO: Director of Student Involvement

Position Available: Part Time Club Hockey Coach (Men’s)
Date Position Available: October 1, 2015
Application Deadline: Until position filled

Job Description:


  1. Create an environment that values and promotes the mission of Nichols College and the Student Involvement office.
  2. Develop a competitive Men’s Club Hockey program.
  3. Maintain a high standard of safety and integrity in all aspects of program management.
  4. Create an environment that fosters school pride and positive experience for all members of the Men’s Club Hockey program.

Coaching Responsibilities-

General Position Skills-

Qualifications & Requirements -


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

Brian M. Quinlan
Director of Student Involvement
Nichols College
124 Center Rd.
Dudley, MA 01571
Brian [dot] Quinlan [at] Nichols [dot] edu

Assistant Track Coach – Sprinters & Jumpers


Nichols College is a four-year private, not-for-profit, coeducational institution offering bachelors, and master’s degrees as well as certificate programs. Within a supportive community, the College’s mission is to transform today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. Nichols is an NCAA DIII institution.


Working under the direction of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach will assist with all aspects of a Division III track program with specific emphasis on coaching the sprinters and jumpers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, all aspects of coaching, planning, directing, developing and managing a successful program – conditioning, recruiting, scouting, scheduling, travel, equipment, budget management, fundraising, community service, monitor academic progress of student-athletes, etc.


Bachelor's degree preferred. Strong knowledge and passion for the sport of track with a successful coaching and/or participation history with sprinting and jumping events.


CPR/ AED & First Aid Certification required subsequent to date of hire.


Send cover letter and resume to: Misael [dot] Fossas [at] nichols [dot] edu

This is a part-time, non-benefits position with a stipend of $3,500. The term of employment for this position will be approximately late January – late April with specific dates to be determined.

Nichols College is an equal opportunity employer and educator and encourages women and minorities to apply.

  1. Oversee the safety and security of all participants in the program during all practices and competitions to ensure proper techniques and drill procedures are being followed at all times.
  2. Create an environment that values and promotes the academic experience of the club sport participant.
  3. Develop leadership skills and instill core values in involved members of the Men’s Club Hockey program.
  4. Maintain knowledge of and adherence to all Nichols College and Student Involvement office policies, procedures
  5. Hire, train, and supervise assistant coaches (if needed).
  6. Team Management: Recruiting, Budgeting, Scheduling, Travel Logistics, Competition and Practice Coaching, and Public Relations.
  7. Coordinate team participation with departmental and team fundraising efforts.
  8. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Director of Student Involvement.
  9. Required 15 -20 hours per week coaching and 5-10 hours of administrative work per week.
    1. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    2. Positive attitude and desire to relate well with the Nichols College community.
    3. Proven track record of building a competitive Club Hockey program and fostering a positive environment.
    4. Ability to relate to and communicate with multiple constituencies.
    5. Excellent organizational and management skills
    6. Experience with scheduling, budgeting, and travel logistics.
    7. Proficient with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
    1. Bachelor’s Degree preferred and coaching experience