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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 located in Worcester and Leicester Massachusetts, a college of 1900 students, seeks a Director and entrepreneurial leader for the Center for Career Education. The Director provides overall direction, leadership and strategic vision for the department within the context of the College’s Core Values of Excellence, Accountability, Community and Diversity, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Creative Expression.
Responsibilities include coordinating activities and managing all aspects of the department, cultivation and development of relationships with business and industry contacts, creation and implementation of a four year, developmentally appropriate career and professional development program in order to support campus objectives for student retention, program completion, and graduate placement. As Director you will be responsible through your actions and your programs to help develop an agile mindset in each student so they are both personally and professionally ready to make confident career decisions upon graduation.
The Director must demonstrate current experience, awareness of best practice, and strong knowledge of: employment trends, the job market, and developing internship and experiential programs; developing a strong employer relations program; and professional and graduate school advising. The Director must work cooperatively with all other areas in Student Affairs and with faculty to develop discipline-specific programs, and foster partnerships with alumni to develop and expand internship and employment opportunities.
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:
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The amount of stored information grows four times faster than the world economy, while the processing power of computers grows nine times faster.”
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think – Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier
Given this reality, at Becker College we believe all jobs of the future will include some form of data competency and as such we seek to hire an entrepreneurial leader as our Data Science, Founding Director. 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 affiliations to the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute, which we founded on our campus in 2011. Becker offers cognate areas for data science in animal studies, healthcare and biology, business, game design, criminal justice and forensics, psychology, and more—there are multiple pathways to build data programs here at Becker.
Becker College invites applications and nominees for our recently established position of Founding Director of the Data Science program. The position will carry faculty rank at the Full, Associate, or Assistant level based on experience. The undergraduate program in data science, “big data,” is currently conceived including three interdisciplinary components: 1. Computer Science, 2. Statistics, 3.with a corresponding cognate area. 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. The search committee asks candidates to identify at least one area of interest in the application of data science to another discipline.
Responsibilities include: thought leadership, program development, network development, industry engagement, research, effective classroom teaching, student advising, college service, and professional scholarship. This is a great entrepreneurial opportunity to build a new flagship area for the college.
A doctorate in Computer Science or related field desired. An ABD will be considered.
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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.
Reporting to the Director of Facilities this position performs as a working supervisor in the grounds maintenance area. The incumbent shall monitor and improve the beauty and safety of the exterior environment of the campuses of Becker College by providing supervisory skills and horticultural expertise to maintenance and improvements.
A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in management of personnel and techniques for maintenance of grounds, roadways, walkways and equipment, and, landscape maintenance in a lead or supervisory capacity; ability to manage and supervise the work of others and to motivate staff to accomplish departmental goals; a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory driving history; a MA hydraulic hoisting license; a medical examiners certificate of health; a CDL license, or the ability to obtain one in six months; the ability to lift 100 lbs. and/or carry 50 lbs.; effective communication skills; and, basic computer skills required. A bachelor of science degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in landscape architecture, horticulture, plant science, forestry, agricultural engineering, or related field, and private-commercial pesticide license preferred.
Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Major Gifts Officer will be dynamic and assist with and initiate the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects capable of making leadership gifts to Becker College. The Major Gifts Officer will interact regularly with the community, leadership, staff and volunteers. This position is charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of prospects, approximately 75 – 200, including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts for Becker College from alumni and friends; executes assigned tasks that support the effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors to the college. This position will foster an ongoing and positive relationship between the college and these constituencies and lead to annual financial support the college’s mission. This position requires a team member with a positive, can-do attitude, outstanding interpersonal skills, who is energetic, enthusiastic and works well independently and in a team environment. Gift officers work independently and also as members of the University Advancement team, and coordinate their activities with those of other units within the division and the University. This position is primarily sedentary but does require the ability to travel and enter facilities which may not be ADA compliant.
Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts; strong written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent writing and oral communication skills; knowledge of computerized data bases and Microsoft Office applications; the ability to prioritize task and meet deadlines; and, exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to being a member of the Advancement team desired. Ability to travel to off-site locations and occasionally work nights and /or weekends required.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.