Working in Higher Education in New England

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, Open Education

Department:Policy & Research

Reports To: NEBHE President

Date: July 2019

Employment Status: Consultant with renewable contract; hours per week negotiable; possibility to transition to full-time employment

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the NEBHE President, the Open Education Fellow provides vision, leadership, and planning in the development and implementation of a new regional Open Education strategy. Candidate comes with an awareness of existing institution, state and regional policy and operational frameworks, but also with a vision to support and expand OER use on a larger scale.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:*

Lead identification, development and launch of key OER policy, program and related research initiatives.

Form an advisory committee to guide NEBHE on development of a regional OER strategy.

Collaborate with Policy and Research Department to construct OER reports and analysis. This includes identifying state policy resources, information and tools to raise awareness and demonstrate benefits to higher education and state leaders on common return on investment measures including student savings and comparative student performance using OER to incentivize institution, system and/or state-level adoption.

Develop briefs and articles for dissemination.

Foster system, state, cross-state, and other collaborations in research and strategies to promote best practices and scaling efforts.

Advise and/or curate content relevant meetings, conferences and events.

Represent NEBHE in OER meetings with key collaborators and policy makers.

Assist in identifying potential cost-saving, performance-improving, capacity-building regional collaborations related to OER.

Assist in the identification and cultivation of funders to support policy, program and research initiatives.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains current knowledge of profession through peer association, review of literature, and attendance at meetings, seminars, specialized schools, and continuing education related to duties and responsibilities.

Promotes and maintains positive relations for NEBHE.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and significant related experience.

An active member and/or contributor to the open education community.

Requires experience and comprehensive understanding of how institutions, systems or consortia approach the discovery, creation, adoption, licensing, and stewardship of open educational resources and connections to open pedagogy.

Experience in developing and managing programs and projects.

Knowledge of NEBHE policies, compact, and procedures, and a strong commitment to the organization’s goals and mission.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for NEBHE; and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.

Travel to New England states (state capitals, colleges, universities).

Exceptional initiative and vision.

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

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


Fellow, Adult Learner Success Strategies

Department:Policy & Research

Reports To: NEBHE President

Date: July 2019

Employment Status: Consultant with renewable contract; hours per week negotiable; possibility to transition to full-time employment.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the NEBHE President, responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of programs, workshops, meetings and research reports relating to re-engaging, upskilling and supporting adult learners in postsecondary education.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Develops and implements research and program activities relating to adult learner success strategies, aligned with NEBHE’s strategic priority
Produces reports and analysis responsive to constituent needs and complementary to conference topics or other NEBHE priority areas or initiatives.

Develops state policy resources, information and tools relating to best practices that serve as an information resource for NEBHE, state and institutional leaders, and the public.

Informs NEBHE President and Policy & Research staff of trends and developments impacting the adult learner related to workforce development, higher education and the economy in New England.

Coordinates relevant meetings, conferences and other events, including: the selection of topics and speakers; development of agendas and meeting materials; event communications and logistics; appropriate follow up.

Assists NEBHE Directors by providing research and analysis for their reports or grant applications.

Assists with fundraising efforts for programs, research and other activities relating to adult learner success strategies and other key NEBHE initiatives, including identifying corporate and foundation prospects, cultivating potential donors, developing prospectuses and applications.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains current knowledge of the profession through peer association, review of literature, and attendance at meetings, seminars, adult-focused institutions schools, and continuing education related to assigned duties and responsibilities.

Promotes and maintains positive relations for NEBHE.

Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

Duties require knowledge of workforce development, higher education, public policy; statistics and research methodology, completion of a Master’s degree and three to five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with postsecondary institution, system or state initiatives that serve adult learner populations.

Knowledge of New England higher education institutions, governance structures, agencies and financial aid programs that support adult learners.

Knowledge of national and state policies, best practices and strategies to increase the participation of adult learners, engage employers and support degree attainment.

Knowledge of NEBHE policies, compact, and procedures, and a strong commitment to the organization’s goals and mission a plus.

Ability to think strategically and to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and goals for NEBHE and related to adult learner success strategies.

Ability to form strong coalitions with internal and external constituencies.

Ability to resolve problems and to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and to be detail oriented.

Ability to recognize organizational priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishment.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for NEBHE; and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.

Travel to New England states (state capitals, colleges, universities).

Exceptional initiative and vision.

Fund-raising skills.

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

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.