16 Roxbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Becker College, located in central Massachusetts and ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, is conducting a nationwide search for the newly created position of Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences. Becker College has been successfully preparing students for fulfilling careers in the rapidly expanding field of nursing and health sciences, and is seeking a strong leader to join our dedicated team of health science educators. This is an outstanding opportunity for a professional to join a growing college as we expand our programs in nursing and health science.
The dean has both the authority and responsibility for planning, budgeting, scheduling, personnel matters, curriculum, instruction, development and other academic matters within the policies established for the College at large.
Developing external relationships is an important component of the Dean’s function. The Dean will actively engage in maintaining and expanding links with the local, regional, and national organizations, partnering with the Becker College Development Office and interacting with Deans in similar positions at other institutions. The context of these linkages will include fundraising, academic planning and collaboration. The Dean is responsible to maintain and enhance the reputation of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. In addition, the Dean will provide leadership in the maintenance of accreditation and related activities within and outside the College.
A PhD or other terminal degree in a Nursing related field with a minimum of five years experience in higher education; demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including senior administrators, faculty, staff, community partners and funding sources; commitment to innovation in managing and developing academic programs; demonstrated ability in evaluation methodology, data collection and analysis, market research, and program development; experience in managing program accreditation efforts, and fostering a “culture of evidence and assessment” across the college required. Demonstrated ability to gather data from a variety of sources, synthesize and summarize the information, and translate into sound recommendations and action plans; strong written and oral communication skills; and, experience in managing multiple tasks in a dynamic and time-sensitive environment desired.
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Becker College is seeking to fill the position of Director of Institutional Research. Established in 2011, the Office of Institutional Research has grown to include a Research Analyst as the college’s information needs have expanded from descriptive to predictive and now include prescriptive analytics. The Director will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the institutional research needs of Becker College, including but not limited to, data collection and analysis, serving as a clearinghouse for data and data requests, completion of federally mandated and accreditation reports, and preparation and analysis of data in support of campus academic planning, strategic decision-making, enrollment management, and program assessment.
This is a twelve-month administrative appointment, reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Director of Institutional Research will also serve on institutional committees.
A master’s degree in a quantitative discipline or Higher Education Administration; demonstrated ability in research methodology, data collection and analysis as well as direct experience with a comprehensive student information system.; minimum of three years’ experience in institutional research, conducting data analysis in support of institutional needs; demonstrated ability to gather data from a variety of sources, synthesize and summarize the information, and clearly present the information to a variety of audiences in both verbal and written formats; proficiency in statistical and institutional research design and techniques such as modeling, multivariate analyses, and forecasting; experience in managing multiple tasks in a dynamic and time-sensitive environment; demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including senior administrators, faculty, and staff; demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team, leadership in identifying and implementing projects; and, proficiency with spreadsheets (MS Excel), relational databases, data warehousing and statistical analysis programs such as SPSS required. Commitment to innovation in advancing an institutional culture of data-driven decision-making; and, collaboration with all areas of the College to enhance the range and quality of data available to inform strategic decision-making desired. Experience with Datatel/Colleague system preferred.
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Becker College seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in Graphic Design and Interactive Media, starting August 2014. Successful candidates will have the terminal degree or its equivalent in graphic design, animation or digital media as well as college-level teaching experience. Ideal candidates will be primarily graphic designers specializing in digital, interactive and user-centered design with related professional experience and thorough computer/software knowledge. The College seeks educators who will encourage innovation and process development while teaching practical concepts of the design industry as a constant element. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and developing online classwork. Candidates should be specialists who are able to teach undergraduate and graduate levels of web, mobile, interactive, interaction, and user-centered design. Proficiencies with current industry standard software programs, languages and web standards are required. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A one-year renewable position will be considered. Please send your letter of interest, curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references to:
Anita Johnson Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs Becker College 61 Sever Street Worcester, MA 01609 or via E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Becker College seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in Game Programming, starting August 2012. Successful candidates will have an earned Ph.D. (or near completion) or a Masters in Computer Science or a closely related field with research and teaching interests involving interactions between computer science and interactive digital entertainment. Subjects of interest include computer graphics, real-time interactive simulation, aspects of computer networking in online computer gaming, artificial intelligence, game software design and development, serious gaming, mobile graphics. Teaching introductory computer programming courses will also be expected. Relevant industry experience is desirable. A commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship is expected. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A one-year renewable position will be considered. Please send your letter of interest, curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references to:
Anita Johnson Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs Becker College 61 Sever Street Worcester, MA 01609 or via E-mail to: email@example.com
Becker College invites applications and nominees for our recently established position of Founding Director of the Data Science program. Big Data represents one of the fastest growing areas in business estimated to become a 17 trillion dollar industry by 2020. The future belongs to companies who figure out how to collect and use data successfully.
Becker is an entrepreneurial small private college with a track record of building new programs that quickly achieve market leader status. In 2005, seeing rising market demand for educated professionals for the digital gaming industry, we launched a digital gaming program, which quickly became top-ranked by The Princeton Review and others and remains a leading national program with tight affiliation with the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), which Becker founded on our campus in 2011.
Becker College is searching for an interdisciplinary individual who can think broadly and lead the growth of its new data science program. The successful applicant will be a recognized collaborator on campus working with faculty in academic areas, such as, biology (bioinformatics), business (big data analytics), criminal justice (policing analytics), interactive media (gaming analytics), and other areas to realize the potential of data science applications in various disciplines.
The Director may also collaborate with the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) a partnership between government, higher education, and interactive media industry housed at Becker College, as well as other local institutions of higher education. Applicants should be able to teach classes in the program’s core, such as data mining, data visualization, machine learning, and “big data” tools like Hadoop. This is a significant opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to build an exciting data science program as a new flagship area for Becker College.
The position will carry faculty rank at the full, associate, or assistant level, based on experience. A minimum master’s degree in Computer Science or related field is desired, a Ph.D. would be an asset. Send a letter of application with a statement of research and teaching interests, contact information for three references, and current curriculum vitae to Anita Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of First Year Experience is seeking one graduate student to serve as Graduate Assistant for the Summer Bridge Program. This is an eight week position and requires an average commitment of 15-20 hours per week. The GA will take the lead in planning, implementing, and evaluating the Summer Bridge Program. The GA will also work closely with the Peer Mentors, specifically in planning Peer Mentor training and supervision during the program.
Applicant must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted into a Student Personnel or Educational Leadership graduate degree program. Other requirements of this positon include the ability to begin work in early July and end in late August/early September; work 15-20 hours per week, evening and weekend hours required during the week of the Summer Bridge Program. A student-centered focus and previous experience in student affairs strongly preferred.
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Sarah Mosier, Director of First Year Experience, email@example.com.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics, Becker College seeks a part time Head Field Hockey Coach. The primary purpose of this position is the management of the Becker College field hockey program. Responsibilities include recruiting student-athletes, teaching technical aspects of the game of field hockey along with practice and game preparation, providing oversight to all administrative areas of the program, i.e. compliance with NECC, NCAA, and college rules and policies, managing academic progress of student-athletes, budgeting, supervision of assistant coaches, game and travel scheduling, etc. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Frank Millerick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the HVAC/R MECHANIC assumes a broad range of responsibilities in building heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration operations and maintenance on the campuses of Becker College.
A high school education; a minimum of five years of experience in the operation and maintenance of building HVAC systems, including building energy management systems and building automation systems and programming of Direct Digital Control (D.D.C.); troubleshooting and repair of HVAC/R controls, gas and oil fired heating systems and boilers, and refrigeration systems, including hands-on experience in the repair, replacement, and adjustment of their operating components; ability to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic temperature controls; ability to read ladder diagrams, blueprints, and schematics; a valid Massachusetts' driver’s license and satisfactory driving history. The ability to lift 100 lbs. and/or carry 50 lbs. and the following licenses or certifications is required: Massachusetts' Refrigeration, Massachusetts' oil burner technician, and a universal refrigerant recovery certificate required. Basic computer skills including experience with Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook; customer relations experience; the ability to communicate and interact with vendors and work with customers and other tradespeople to plan and complete tasks desired.
Full-time adjunct nursing faculty and full-time clinical facilitator positions available on the Worcester Campus.
M.S.N.; three years of medical surgical nursing, maternity, or psychiatric practice experience within the last five years.
M.S.N. or B.S.N.; two years medical surgical experience within the last five years, Massachusetts license, and a strong interest in the growth of the Becker College nursing program.
Becker College, School of Animal Studies located in Leicester, MA, is seeking an experienced educator for clinical instruction and veterinary clinical practice. Experience in the instruction of surgery and anesthesiology is required. Instructors to join our team of faculty and clinical teaching staff are expected to be an integral partner in the growth of our programs in animal studies and veterinary sciences. With a faculty and staff of over 15, including veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians and professionals, we are seeking leadership, innovation, and advancement in our growing program. This is a 10 month position.
Becker College is well-known for its animal studies programs and is one of only a few programs nationwide that operates a full service animal hospital on campus (Lenfest Animal Health Center), providing students the opportunities to assist with medical and surgical care of client and program animals under the supervision of faculty veterinarians. Becker College offers a four-year bachelor of science in the School of Animal Studies in the following disciplines: pre-veterinary medicine, equine studies, clinical and laboratory animal medicine and laboratory animal management. Becker College also offers two associate of science degree programs in animal care and AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Science programs.
Becker College is the top ranked program in New England and number 15th nationally, among four-year private institutions, in awarding undergraduate animal studies degrees in 2011-2012. Nationally, Becker is one of the 10 largest producers of undergraduate veterinary technology degrees among four-year private institutions and is one of only two private colleges in New England to offer AVMA-accredited undergraduate programs in veterinary technology.
Qualifications include a minimum of 5 years of experience in veterinary practice and /or education with strong clinical skills. Prior teaching experience is a plus.
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Becker College is a vibrant private institution that has been ranked among the nation’s best 379 colleges by The Princeton Review for three consecutive years. Becker offers undergraduate programs in a range of disciplines, with notably strong programs in nursing, game design, and animal studies. Today more than 2,000 students from across the nation and around the world live and learn on the College’s two picturesque New England campuses in Worcester and Leicester, Massachusetts.
The College is currently seeking applicants for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Provost is the chief academic officer and is responsible for promoting a rich intellectual and professional institutional culture; fostering student success; creating an active learning environment in the classroom and beyond; and enhancing teaching, service, and institutional diversity. This visionary individual coordinates and sustains collaborative leadership in advancing the mission of Becker College. The Provost reports to the President and is a member of the President's Cabinet.
Responsibilities include providing strategic leadership and direction to facilitate innovation in teaching and learning; increasing student retention and graduation rates; providing personnel management and direction to deans, academic administrators, and faculty development; overseeing budgeting, resource allocation, and the overall financial and contractual management for Academic Affairs; and, promoting and actively representing the College to external constituencies including other post-secondary institutions, businesses, and industry.
An earned doctorate from an accredited institution preferred. Seven to ten years of senior leadership experience in higher education, corporate, or government industries; demonstrated experience acquiring and managing funding from government agencies and private foundations; excellence in all forms of written and verbal communication including social media and evolving technologies; extensive experience in strategic planning development and implementation; expertise with budgetary processes including the development and administration of departmental and programmatic budgets and grant funded initiatives; experience in hiring, evaluating, and managing, exempt and unionized employees; demonstrated ability in collaborating with key stakeholders in the enrollment management, student affairs, branding/PR, advancement, and finance areas; knowledge of integration with library and academic support services, systems, and practices; familiarity with innovative information and/or education technology systems and services that instill a data-informed approach to decision making; demonstrated ability to innovate in pedagogical, curricular, and technological areas; and, the ability to multi-task and manage multiple departments, individuals, projects, and priorities desired. Knowledge of competency based learning and stackable credentials a plus.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the posting will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references by February 5, 2015 to ProvostSearch@becker.edu. Please send all documents in either Word or PDF to this e-mail. Documents should be named lastname.firstname for consistency.
References will not be contacted unless the candidates are notified. On campus interviews will take place in March and the projected start date will be no later than July 1, 2015. This is a confidential search until candidates are invited to campus.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (unless otherwise indicated) to Human Resources, Becker College, 61 Sever Street, Worcester, MA 01609-2195 or e-mail to email@example.com Becker College has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans. Becker College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (On employment opportunities screen have link to initial employment forms: Background Screening consent forms, W-4, I-9, Administrative Access Forms and contact information) Becker College has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans. Becker College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.