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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

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

DEPARTMENT: Mathematics

TERM: 2018 Fall Semester


Nichols College, a business-oriented, four-year College, is seeking a strong teacher to join our adjunct/part time faculty team, to begin fall 2018. The candidate will be required to teach day undergraduate sections of College Mathematics which meet Wednesdays and Friday from 10:50 until 1:30. Preference will be given to a candidate that will be available for an office hour before or after the classes.

As an adjunct faculty member, you'll provide practical hands-on instruction in an engaging learning environment, incorporating innovative teaching methodologies. Adjunct faculty positions are appointed on a course-by-course basis. A successful adjunct may be appointed for future semesters.

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Master’s degree (or higher) in a STEM discipline
  • Previous teaching experience

Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education with distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning. Founded in 1815, Nichols is a private, primarily 4-year undergraduate business school offering a BSBA with 11 concentrations, 7 Bachelor of Arts degrees, as well as graduate degrees in MBA, MSA, MSOL and MSC. Nichols is NEASC and IACBE accredited.

Nichols College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Open Positions | Professional

Head Men’s Basketball Coach


REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Athletic Director

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.


The Head Men’s Basketball Coach will report to the Director of Athletics. Responsibilities will include all aspects of coaching, student development and recruiting as well as assisting the Director of Athletics in the leadership, vision and supervision of the men’s basketball program.  The position will also include athletic administrative responsibilities. The exact duties and scope of administrative work will be determined once a candidate is identified.


Candidates shall have a genuine understanding and commitment to the NCAA DIII philosophy as well as strong leadership and interpersonal skills with an ability to work with all constituencies of the campus.

Candidates should have the ability and desire to serve the Department of Athletics in an administrative role in a variety of ways.


  • Prior coaching or collegiate playing experience required
  • Recruiting experience required
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Knowledge of all NCAA Div. III rules and regulations
  • CPR/ AED & First Aid Certification required subsequent to date of hire


  • Able to use office and telecommunication equipment
  • Traveling to be expected
  • Ability to communicate in writing and orally


For full consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter no later than July 5, 2018. This is a full time position with benefits.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Department of Human Resources

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

Program Coordinator at IWL (shared G.A. position)

Time Commitment (based on 2017-2018 GA hours):

  • Fall 2017 – 15-week commitment and Spring 2018 – 18-week commitment
  • 17-20 hours per week

DEPARTMENT: Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL)

REPORTS TO: Director, Institute for Women’s Leadership


  • Plan student events and activities, including:
    • Development of event concepts (with input from students and others)
    • Outreach to and coordination with potential guests and speakers
    • Reserve space and arrange catering as needed; coordinate scheduling with other departments and facilities/IT
    • For off-campus events, arrange for transportation and student release forms
    • Event promotion (email, social media outreach to students); track RSVPs and attendance
    • Example events: see 2016-17 calendar for examples
  • Coordination of monthly student and professional Lean In Circles
  • Assistance with planning and executing annual Empowering Women in Business conference
  • Coordination of "College Connection" high school professional development program (October and March; all-day events with Bartlett High School students)
  • Engagement/management of Student Advisory Panel and Professional Advisory Board
  • Management of IWL social media and blog
  • Assist with IWL presence at campus and recruiting events
  • General administrative support for IWL, including supplies and office maintenance
  • Other opportunities


Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Good interpersonal skills, effective listening, verbal and written communication skills are a must. Should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, etc.), and at least three years of experience working directly with the Raiser’s Edge operating system. Experience with front-line customer service, operation of basic office machines and calm and pleasant demeanor are essential.


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

Nichols College Residence Life Area Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Student Services

REPORTS TO: Director of Residence Life


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.


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.


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, advise and mentor 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.


  • Supervise 9-14 Resident Assistants/Student Staff.
  • Conduct weekly student staff meetings.
  • Meet with student supervisees 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 student staff.
  • Evaluate staff regularly and hold staff accountable to job expectations


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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 student staff.
  • Coordinate one or more of the campus-wide administrative functions, (i.e. in-service training of all student staff, 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.

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

Career Development Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC)

REPORTS TO: Director of the Career and Professional Development Center


In this twelve month, full-time position, the Career Development Specialist will provide career coaching to students and alumni, develop internship and job opportunities through employer and alumni networking, and assist with the development and execution of CPDC related events. The Career Development Specialist will also be responsible for management of the graduate survey and administration of the academic internship/experiential learning approval process.


Career Coaching

  • Provide career coaching to students and alumni on a variety of topics: resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, applying to graduate school, career resources, etc.
  • Create strategies to engage students and increase their participation in career development opportunities.
  • Develop a strong understanding of all department technological resources and incorporate those into coaching sessions. Resources include Handshake, Uconnect, Big Interview, Focus 2, CareerShift, Optimal Resume.
  • Model a professional and detailed digital footprint utilizing Linkedin and other social media platforms.

Employer/Alumni Relations

  • Manage all aspects of employer relations related to the following majors: Criminal Justice, English, History, Psychology. This includes employer outreach, developing networking opportunities for students, cultivating and promoting job/internship leads, coordinating major specific events. Assist CPDC colleagues with other majors as needed.
  • Communicate with faculty in your majors to keep them informed of events and employment opportunities that might be of interest to their students.
  • Work with Alumni Relations to facilitate networking opportunities that will connect students with alumni.
  • Seek out and attend networking events to meet employers and cultivate internship and employment leads.


  • Manage the academic internship and experiential learning approval process to ensure deadlines are met and records are complete.
  • Assist faculty and staff with internship related data requests.
  • Oversee the annual Graduate Employment Survey. Ensure it is completed on time and with as high a response rate as possible by delegating outreach lists to CPDC staff and regularly monitoring progress.
  • Track all career coaching and employer/alumni outreach on a daily basis in Handshake for assessment purposes.
  • Assist with new employer and job posting approvals in Handshake as needed.


  • Teach two sections of Professional Development Seminar courses per academic year.
  • Assist other departments, such as Admissions, Advancement, and IWL, with requests as needed.
  • Participate in professional organizations such as EACE and ERC.
  • Participate in various campus committees and department meetings as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. (phone, email, in person, web­ based)
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills required for teaching and speaking at events.
  • Well organized with excellent attention to detail and time management abilities.
  • Flexibility to work closely with multiple constituents including students, employers, faculty, staff, alumni.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed, i.e. Nichols College events, networking events, CPDC events, etc.
  • Preference for candidates with demonstrated skills in writing personal branding materials such as resumes, cover letters, and Linkedln profiles.
  • Preference for candidates with previous experience with a college career center, either as a student or graduate seeking assistance or as an employee.


  • Attendance at occasional weekend and evening events is required (e.g., PDS programs, Admissions Open Houses, alumni events, etc.)
  • Light lifting required, primarily for set up and breakdown of events.
  • Travel is required for employer site visits, employer outreach, attendance at off-campus meetings and professional development opportunities.
  • 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