Position Overview & Responsibilities

In coordination with, and reporting to, the Assistant Director of Learning and Development, this position supports the development and logistical implementation of a robust schedule of career development workshops and learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. This position will support internal training relating to career competencies, career education, experiential learning, and workforce readiness in collaboration with the school-based advising centers, faculty, student organizations, and other partnered departments.

The position requires a commitment to and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion, cultural competency, and the ability to relate to and communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty, representing diverse identities, communities, and experiences. Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate on the development and logistical implementation of an innovative portfolio of workshops and career education programming including:
  • Scheduling space and managing the workshop and programming schedule in coordination with the Events & Operations specialist and other necessary campus partners.
  • Managing workshop and career programming facilitators, contracts, payment, and materials, student registration, and attendance.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Marketing & Student Outreach, advertise workshops, training opportunities, and all other career preparation and education programming to ensure the digital presence and awareness of offerings on a range of platforms.
  • In collaboration with the Career Progress & Outcomes Coordinator track engagement of students in programming, develop and manage all assessments, data, and outcomes of career preparation and education programming.

Create feedback loops identifying learning opportunities, gaps, and/or concerns by:

  • Maintaining and fostering relationships with school-based advising teams, workshop facilitators/speakers/partners, and learners.
  • Continually identifying and addressing workforce and labor market trends.
  • Serve as a champion of LinkedIn Learning and other learning platforms seeking ways to integrate its offerings in unique ways across campus.
  • Serve as a champion of digital badging seeking to increase badge offerings.
  • Maintain and support the ever-changing needs of a digital catalog of services, resources, and products to optimize equity, access, and continuity.
  • Support professional development and training efforts related to the topics of career development across campus.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong background with LinkedIn Learning and learning management systems such as Blackboard and Canvas.
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial atmosphere, has a high degree of personal responsibility, is committed to continuous improvement to ensure the best outcomes, and has an unwavering focus on the students we serve.
  • High-level ability to collaborate with external partners, students, administrators, and departments campus-wide.
  • Talent to forge effective working relationships with various departments and groups across campus; work independently and as part of a team; has a collaborative attitude.

Technical aptitude and demonstrated ability to utilize multiple technology sources including:

  • Microsoft Suite; Google Mail, Calendar, and Drive.
  • Working knowledge of CMS/CRM systems related to career services, such as CSO, Symplicity, or Handshake
  • Working knowledge of SIS/CRM such as Slate.
  • Working knowledge of LMS such as Blackboard and Canvas.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of previous experience in one or more of the following: student development, career services, curriculum support, student recruitment/retention, and/or human resources.

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.

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, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution of higher learning.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This 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: 9/9/21

Position Code: 906

Revised: 6/10/22