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NE HERC Joblink

As part of its mission to tie higher education to the economic well being of New England, NEBHE has partnered with the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NE HERC) to provide access to recruitment and employment resources to address faculty and staff hiring needs. The mission of the NE HERC, which was founded in 2006, is to advance the efforts of member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and to assist dual-career couples. Moreover, together with NEBHE, NE HERC seeks to raise the profile of the higher education industry in New England as an employer of choice for diverse and highly qualified professionals across all disciplines and functions.

With nearly 18,000 registered job-seekers, 3,000 faculty and staff jobs, and 2.5 million unique website visits per year, NE HERC provides the largest higher education job board in New England, as well as a community of 62 member institutions sharing best practices and participating in strategic networking events and an assortment of targeted professional development opportunities every year.

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Working at NEBHE

Fellow for Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Employment Status: Paid consultant with renewable contract; hours per week negotiable. A fellowship may be a flexible, part-time appointment held in addition to another relevant role (e.g., institutional leader, faculty member or other). Possibility of transition to full-time employment.

General summary:

Under the direction of the NEBHE president and board, the Fellow for Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) provides vision, leadership and planning in the development and implementation of a new regional strategy to expand faculty diversity at postsecondary institutions throughout New England. The candidate comes with an awareness of existing challenges and opportunities, with insights into minority and graduate education, faculty hiring, promotion and tenure; faculty development, mentoring and support; and institution, state and other policies impacting diversity in postsecondary education. The Fellow will assist in developing an inclusive, long-term action plan to address societal, institutional and structural impediments to faculty diversity as a core premise for equity and inclusion in postsecondary education.

Essential job functions:

  • Advise the NEBHE president on convenings, research, program and policy work related to faculty diversity.
  • Facilitate the development of a regional coalition of states, institutions and institution leaders (from both public and independent postsecondary institutions) to support and invest in faculty diversity.
  • Advise NEBHE’s re-engagement with national programs, including the Doctoral Scholars Program and the Institute for Teaching and Mentoring.
  • Assist in forming a regional advisory committee to guide key activities to engage New England postsecondary institutions in committing to support doctoral scholar and faculty development.
  • Assist in developing a regional network for cultivating, recruiting, mentoring, coaching and retaining faculty of color.
  • Advise the NEBHE Policy and Research Department’s development of key reports and indicators related to DE&I and faculty diversity.
  • Develop briefs and articles for the New England Journal of Higher Education (NEJHE) and other dissemination means.
  • Assist in identifying potential performance-improving, capacity-building regional collaborations related to DE&I, with a focus on faculty diversity.
  • Assist in the identification and cultivation of funders to support policy, program and research initiatives.

Other duties and responsibilities:

  • Advise and curate content for relevant meetings, conferences and events.
  • Represent NEBHE in DE&I meetings with key collaborators and policymakers.
  • Maintain current knowledge of issues and the faculty profession through peer association, review of literature and attendance at meetings, seminars and continuing education programs related to duties and responsibilities.
  • Promote and maintain positive relations for NEBHE, regionally and nationally.

Skills/Experience required:

  • Completion of a master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) and significant related experience.
  • An active member and/or contributor to postsecondary education as a policy/thought leader, academic administrator, faculty member or in other applicable roles.
  • Experience and comprehensive understanding of minority and graduate education, faculty hiring, promotion and tenure; faculty development, mentoring and support; and institution, state and other policies impacting diversity in postsecondary education.
  • Experience in developing and managing programs and projects.
  • Knowledge of NEBHE and a strong commitment to the organization’s goals and mission.
  • Knowledge of New England higher education institutions, leaders and faculty; the context of the New England states; and a network of professional and other collaborators on diversity, equity and inclusion issues.
  • Ability to: communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; develop positive public relations for NEBHE; and interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Occasional travel to New England states (state capitals, colleges, universities) as circumstances permit.
  • Exceptional initiative and vision.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@nebhe.org. Salary commensurate with experience.

Working conditions and physical demands:

  • Ability to work in a virtual environment when required by health considerations and collaboration needs.
  • Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
  • Regularly uses computer keyboard, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
  • More than half of time spent in normal office setting.
  • Carry, lift boxes of materials when traveling.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Coordinator, Regional Student Program

General Summary

The Coordinator, Regional Student Program, works under the supervision of  the RSP Senior Director to support the ongoing success and operation of the New England Board of Higher Education’s Regional Student Program, aka Tuition Break, and related student-focused initiatives and projects. 

Essential Job Functions 

Program Operation

  • Assists with timely execution of projects and publications
  • Coordinates multiple databases that manage program content and contacts
  • Assists with enrollment and tuition data collection, analysis and reporting, including an annual enrollment report and customized reports for legislators and others
  • Manages participation in college fairs and events throughout New England

Communications and Outreach

  • Assists with communications with stakeholders throughout New England including New England public colleges and universities, high school counseling offices; college access and outreach organizations; legislators and others
  • Coordinates outreach with students and families, including responses to phone, email and in-person inquiries
  • Assists with workshops and presentations for high school counselors, families and higher education leaders
  • Assists with promotion of the program through newsletters, social media channels and advertising 
  • Represents NEBHE as needed at conferences and events throughout New England

Other Responsibilities

  • Assists with Independent College Transfer Guarantee program as needed
  • Manages NEBHE’s Chinese Government Scholarship program, including recruitment, marketing and participation
  • Assists with NEBHE’s other study abroad initiatives including Quebec and Nova Scotia
  • Assists with additional NEBHE projects as needed 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and two or three years of relevant experience
  • Attention to detail; strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, Filemaker Pro and InDesign
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituents and stakeholders in-person and remotely
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to accomplish organizational priorities 
  • Ability to travel independently to meetings and events throughout New England 
  • Familiarity with New England higher education institutions and agencies, as well as financial aid and college planning resources a plus

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@nebhe.org. Salary commensurate with experience.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Ability to work in a virtual environment when required by health considerations and collaboration needs.
Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
Regularly uses a computer keyboard, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
More than half of time spent in a normal office setting.
Carry, lift boxes of materials when traveling.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

NEBHE actively seeks to achieve a diverse workforce. It provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, genetics, protected military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.