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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

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Science
TERM: 2016 Fall Semester

JOB SUMMARY & REQUIREMENTS:

Nichols College, a business-oriented, four-year College, seeks a qualified candidate in Environmental Science to begin employment in the 2016 fall semester. This is a non-tenure track, three-year renewable appointment with potential to transfer to the tenure track. Candidates should demonstrate a passion for and skill at undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Additional duties include advising, participation in College governance, and active involvement in the Nichols community.

The teaching responsibility is a 4-4 course load, including introductory and upper-level courses. Interest in research/scholarship is expected and supported. Interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and research is also encouraged at Nichols College.

For this position, an earned doctorate is preferred, ABD considered. Teaching responsibilities include primary focus on an introductory environmental science lab course. The specific environmental science lab course can be flexible in design and title according to the candidate’s expertise.

Physical requirements: 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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Nichols College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please forward a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references to:

Assistant Director of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571

Assistant Professor of Accounting/Finance

DEPARTMENT: Accounting/Finance
TERM: 2016 Fall Semester

JOB SUMMARY & REQUIREMENTS:

Nichols College, a business-oriented, four-year College, is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in Accounting/Finance, to begin fall 2016. This is a tenure track appointment.

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Additional duties include advising, participation in College governance, and active involvement in the Nichols community.

The teaching responsibility is a 4-4 course load, including introductory and upper-level courses. Research and scholarship are expected and supported at Nichols. Interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and research is also encouraged.

For this position, an earned doctorate is preferred. Practical business experience and evidence of leadership are very desirable.

Physical requirements: 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Nichols College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please forward a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references to:

Assistant Director of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571

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

Administrative Assistant 2

DEPARTMENT: Robert C. Fischer Institute for Policy and Culture REPORTS TO: Director

JOB SUMMARY:

The ideal candidate performs well on multiple fronts while learning thoroughly and quickly.

Under the general direction of the Fischer Institute Director, the Fischer Institute Administrative Assistant 2 performs all activities necessary to support Fischer Institute responsibilities as follows:

  1. Event management administration for the Cultural Enrichment Program and the NC signature Leadership program
  2. Compliance and administrative services for NC international students, study abroad students, international internships students, and faculty-led travel participants

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with all aspects of event development, event coordination, event promotion
  • As requested, provide exemplary professional email communication to NC constituents
  • including students, faculty, and upper level administrators
  • Maintain vendor files
  • Maintain pending event files
  • Process accounts payable invoices
  • Track and report on budget items
  • Process expense reports
  • Maintain Colleague databases for Cultural program and Leadership program
  • Run Colleague-based reports for cultural-credit and leadership-credit tracking
  • Train student workers as needed
  • Orient and provide informational services for international students
  • Respond to general Study Abroad inquiries
  • Provide home-base support for Director’s international program development activities
  • Perform general duties including filing, copying, record keeping, calendar updates
  • Other duties as required

PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Position requires a minimum of two years related administrative experience
  • Bachelor degree preferred with second language experience and foreign travel as a strong plus
  • Experience with Colleague or other student database management software
  • Experience with MSOffice, Photoshop, and Publisher (or willingness to learn)
  • Demonstrated ability in professional writing, proofreading, and editing
  • Facility with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media
  • Knowledge of SEVIS requirements for international students a plus

PHYSICAL JOB COMPONENTS

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

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Department of Human Resources
Nichols College
123 Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571

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 Marney Buss, Nichols College Director of Residence Life:

Nichols College
Center Road, P.O. Box 5000
Dudley, MA 01571-5000
508-213-2101
marney [dot] buss [at] nichols [dot] edu

Other Open Positions

Cashier – Part time/hourly (approximately 18-hours weekly)

DEPARTMENT: Student Financial Services
REPORTS TO: Controller

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides exceptional front line customer 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. The qualified candidate should be a self-motivated multi-tasker who has the ability to meet deadlines and work in a variety of confidential matters.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review, reconcile and finalize all cashier sessions daily.
  • Assure appropriate authorizations are documented and audit trails 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 business office forms.
  • Collect and account for checks, cash, credit card, money orders as required.
  • Prepare cash reconciliations, receipts and other appropriate documentations.

PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a variety of confidential matters.
  • 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 and ability to be sensitive to student and staff needs.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Handling money with accuracy.

PHYSICAL JOB COMPONENTS:

  • Able to use office and telecommunication equipment
  • Light to moderate lifting of files, supplies and office materials
  • Must have reliable source of transportation

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

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:

Expectations-

  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-

  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. 

General Position Skills-

  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

Qualifications & Requirements -

  1. Bachelor’s Degree preferred and coaching experience

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:
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


DEPARTMENT: Athletics
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Head Track Coach

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.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EDUCATION REQUIRED:

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

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

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