Position Overviews & Responsibilities

The School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College is seeking an innovative, self-directed and connected professional staff as an Experiential Education Program Manager to become part of our Academic and Student Services Center, beginning January 2022. The Experiential Education Program Manager is a 12-month, professional staff position with teaching responsibilities. Merrimack College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Primary responsibilities include managing all aspects, including teaching, of the required undergraduate experiential internship course. The Experiential Education Manager will work with faculty, staff, employers, and community partners to establish, expand, and promote experiential education opportunities with a primary focus of internships for all undergraduate students in the School of Health Sciences. This position will report directly to the Assistant Dean of the Health Science Academic and Student Services Center. The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Exercise Science, Health Science, Nutritional Sciences, PublicHealth, and Rehabilitation Science.


1. Master’s Degree in a Health Science related field (e.g.; exercise science, nutritional sciences, public health, rehabilitation sciences)

2. Possess a minimum three (3) years of experience in Higher Education. Academic advising experience is a plus.

3. Experience coordinating community partnerships and placements for undergraduate educational experiential courses such as internship.

4. Experience teaching, managing and/or mentoring undergraduate students in educational experiential courses

5. Ability to foster an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion

6. Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential.

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

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: 11/23/21

Closing Date: 1/23/21

Position Code: 89