Position Overview & Responsibilities

Winston School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College invites applications for a full-time, calendar year (12-month) position of Non-tenure-track Academic Manager of the Online Teacher Education Program. This role is a faculty position with a combination of teaching and administrative responsibilities. The NTT Academic Manager collaborates with the Director of Online Education Programs, in anticipating and responding to changing needs of the rapidly expanding online offerings. This role will teach courses in the online teacher education program and oversee student enrollment, track program progress, serve as liaison to Meteor Learning coaches/program faculty, and prepare and monitor the master course schedule.

The ideal candidate will have graduate teaching experience, a background in working with online learning programs, and familiarity with licensure standards. They will feel comfortable collaborating with school building leaders and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as well as Winston School of Education and Social Policy K-12 field placement staff members.

The NTT Academic Manager’s administrative responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Working with the Director of Field Placement:

  • Assist the Director in designing evolving structures, policies, and department initiatives.
  • Participate in online program meetings; maintain a database of all students enrolled in the program as well as in the field.
  • Monitor affiliation agreements.

Enrollment Process for Licensure Students:

  • Work with program faculty and CASS advisors to facilitate program/course enrollment, and track student progress.
  • Prepare program pathways for each licensure area.
  • Conduct outreach to schools to identify and facilitate partnerships.
  • Maintain key student and organizational files required by the state of Massachusetts.
  • Organize, plan and lead student orientation/information sessions on Teacher Education Program requirements.

Faculty and Student Support and Intervention:

  • Collaborate with the Director to address the needs of students in the classroom and in the field.
  • Collaborate with program faculty and support services to address academic issues as they relate to program/course enrollment and field placement.
  • Schedule workshops and advise students on the pre-practicum, Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP), and add license processes, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • M.A. or M.Ed. degree.
  • 5+ years of professional experience required.
  • Counseling/Advising experience a plus.
  • Exemplary organizational skills.
  • Experience with google suite of tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to multitask.

To Apply

Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with and commitment to, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • CV/Resume.
  • Name(s) for three (3) professional references. No reference will be contacted without the candidate’s prior approval.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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

Interested applicants should apply online through the Merrimack College Employment website. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check. Merrimack College seeks to nourish and sustain our five core values, which are leadership, community, awareness, scholarship, and service. The College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

All candidates are encouraged to describe in their application previous activities or interests in building a culture committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith, and our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This opportunity is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 07/25/22

Position Code: 982