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Academic Advisor
Director of Field Placement & Certification
Director of Business Development & Enrollment
Director of Disability Services
Assistant Director for the Rose Institute
Resident Director for Founder's Hall
Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning (IRAP) Coordinator
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April 9, 2014

Position: Academic Advisor

Department: Office of Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising at Manhattanville College is seeking two Academic Advisors to serve as members of the Academic Advising team, collaborating with current Advising staff, Faculty, Registrar, academic support staff, and student life staff to facilitate students' progress and maximize their chances for success. Reporting to the Dean of Studies, each Academic Advisor will work with and support an assigned student cohort to address the needs of both freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students.


  • Assists with the general academic advising and monitoring of the academic progress of undergraduate students, particularly freshmen and sophomores.
  • Provides support for advising and registration of students throughout the academic year.
  • Serves as a contact and resource for students, faculty and staff for issues relating to the College's academic requirements and students' academic progress.
  • Assists with outreach to and follow-up with students flagged through the College's Starfish/Early Alert system and provides appropriate campus referrals.
  • Participates in training and programming initiatives offered through the Office of Academic Advising.
  • Educates and assists students (in coordination with Advisors and Faculty) in preparing for their fulfillment of General Education requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in academic advising in a college environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in student development and dedication to Manhattanville's core values.
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience with current Student Information Systems, Blackboard, MS Office Suite and Early Alert systems (Starfish preferred).
  • Experience in advising various student populations (first-year, undeclared students, transfer students etc.) is desirable.

For consideration, send cover letter and resume along with three references to humanresources@mville.edu.

March 2014

Position: Director of Field Placement & Certification
Department:  School of Education

The School of Education is seeking a Director of Field Placement and Certification.


  • Oversees all functions related to placements for student teaching in public, independent, and parochial schools
  • Hires and supervises the work of approximately 40 field supervisors
  • Oversees edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) to ensure students' preparedness for this new statewide certification requirement
  • Works with graduate advising office and NYSED to recommend students for certification
  • Travels to schools to meet with school representatives
  • Organizes state-required workshops (e.g., child abuse), conducts certification workshops for students, and hosts orientations and meetings for student/supervised teachers and field supervisors
  • Serves as a member of the Professional Development School (PDS) Liaison Working Group Committee and PDS Advisory Board to facilitate student teaching placements
  • Works closely with the accreditation office to assist with data and documents for NYSED and CAEP
  • Other duties that may be assigned from time to time


  • Masters degree in education or related field
  • Certification and experience as a teacher
  • Public school and/or higher education administrative experience
  • Experience with edTPA a plus
  • Ability to work successfully with undergraduate and graduate teacher education students, college faculty and administrative staff, and school district personnel a must

For consideration, send cover letter and curriculum vitae along with three references to humanresources@mville.edu

March 2014

Position: Director of Business Enrollment & Development
Department: School of Graduate & Professional Studies

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) at Manhattanville College offers five newly-redesigned Master's of Science Degrees in Business Leadership, Human Resources, Marketing Communication, Finance, and International Management, in addition to its flagship MS in Sport Business Management, Advanced Certificates, and three accelerated BS degrees. The school has experienced rapid growth over the past two years and is now seeking an entrepreneurial and strategic leader to enrich student recruitment and retention efforts.

Primary Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Dean, the Director of Business Development and Enrollment will be responsible for student recruitment, retention, prospect management, admissions, marketing, media and public relations, and communications through building market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing student and business relationships. S/he will

  • Provide leadership in the development of strategic plans, policies, procedures, programs and systems to support and achieve enrollment goals.
  • Identify trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements.
  • Locate or propose potential business relationships by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.
  • Enhance organization reputation through innovative and strategic thinking and explore opportunities to add value to students and the community at large.
  • Collaborate with all areas of the campus in order to effectively market GPS to prospective students and the community at large including communication distribution channels, college websites, social media, marketing, and public information.
  • Develop communication strategies for a variety of market segments that address prospective students, program and enrollment inquiries, and application processes.
  • Supervise team of support staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience (three or more including graduate recruitment) of demonstrated successful experience in strategically developing business, evaluating and improving recruitment, enrollment and marketing strategies from a data-driven perspective.
  • Advanced knowledge of recruitment funnel development and management and proven success in creating, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive enrollment plan.
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and implementation of advertising, promotion, and marketing strategies including the use of social media and information technology to improve the recruitment and enrollment of students.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to build consensus in a service-oriented environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Masters degree.

Please submit a complete and comprehensive resume, a letter of intent that addresses the Primary Responsibilities and Minimum Qualifications (not to exceed three pages in length); and a list of three professional references (with at least two of whom served in a direct supervisory role), telephone and e-mail contact information. Application materials should be sent electronically to humanresources@mville.edu with the subject line GPS Admissions and will be accepted until position is filled.

March 2014

Position:  Director
Department: Disability Services

The Disabilities Office at Manhattanville College is seeking a Director. The Director manages and coordinates all aspects of learning and physical needs for students with disabilities. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and related federal and state regulations as they pertain to students. S/he will lead, implement, and support efforts to develop policies, procedures and programs, and to coordinate reasonable accommodations, for all students with disabilities. The Director oversees a testing center which provides accommodated tests for students with disabilities, as well as oversight of the Higher Education Learning Program (HELP) Center, a fee-based tutoring program within the department. S/he serves as both direct service provider for students and departmental administrator. The Director also convenes and chairs the ad hoc ADA Committee; works with other offices (e.g, Residence Life, Academic Affairs, Academic Advising, etc.) to ensure a well-rounded approach; and provides disability related information and training to staff and faculty. The Director meets with students and their families as needed to facilitate the transition from high school to college. The Director is also responsible for maintaining the content of the Disability Services page of the College's website, updating the brochures/informational material and ensuring the college community is aware of current trends in assistive technology and other reasonable accommodations.


  • Assess individual student's need for reasonable accommodations by detailed review of all disability documentation and interview of student.
  • Determine appropriate reasonable accommodations for each for student with a disability that ensures program accessibility, yet does not compromise the essential elements of the course or curriculum.
  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure that accommodations are being provided, including intervention as needed when disability related issues arise in the classroom.
  • Develop, review and revise eligibility for services, policies and procedures that delineate steps required for students to access services including accommodations.
  • Interprets court/government agency rulings and interpretations affecting services for students in order to maintain compliance.
  • Oversight of HELP Center, including supervision of 8-10 part-time tutors
  • Evaluate the assistive technology needs of the campus community and collaborate with IT to update and add technology as needed.
  • Oversight and supervision of the testing center, including a full-time testing coordinator and all functions of the provision of accommodated testing for all students with disabilities.
  • Foster a strong institutional commitment to collaboration on disability issues among key administrative personnel (e.g., academic advisors, registrar, provost).
  • Assess the effectiveness of accommodations and access provided to students with disabilities (e.g., timeliness of response to accommodation request).
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time


  • Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, social work, special education or a related field is required.
  • 3 years experience in disability services, counseling or a related field. Two or more years of experience in higher education administration, related to student academic life is desirable.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to guide the academic support and disability programs
  • A highly organized and detail-oriented approach to work, with knowledge of changing le-gal issues as they relate to students with disabilities
  • Knowledge of student development and disability issues
  • Knowledge of learning and studying strategies
  • Knowledge of and experience with assistive and/or instructional technologies
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff and students in identifying academic problems and their effective solutions
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with student information systems and MS Office Suite preferred
  • Demonstrated Interest in student development and dedication to the College's core values

For consideration, send cover letter and resume to humanresources@mville.edu.

February 21, 2014

Position:  Assistant Director for Rose Institute
Department:  School of Education

The Assistant Director is a 12-month, administrative position to work with the Professor/Director of the Rose Institute for Learning and Learning to develop, implement, and oversee a newly established program for graduate students.

Responsibilities: Assist the Professor/Director with all matters related to the program such as the following:

  • Coursework and practicum for the 13-credit certificate program
  • Communication and collaboration with the Reading Reform Foundation of New York
  • Personnel on campus from various offices (e.g., Graduate Admissions, Graduate Advising, School of Education, Registrar, Financial Aid) to market the program, schedule courses, and admit and advise students
  • School of Education's partnership schools and other interested schools to develop specific guidelines for practicum (in-school training)
  • Key personnel in all interested schools to establish and implement a protocol for the practicum
  • Marketing strategies to recruit and advise students
  • Quarterly reports to submit to the program's funder
  • Program sequence manual
  • Scheduling of meetings, events, and courses
  • Management of calendar
  • Assistance with students and faculty involved with the program
  • Special projects and research


  • Knowledge of phonics and multisensory instruction such as the Orton-Gillingham approach at the K-12 level
  • An earned master's degree in the appropriate area
  • Experience with administrative work in higher education

For consideration, send cover letter and curriculum vitae along with three references to humanresources@mville.edu.

December 11, 2013

Position:  Resident Director for Founder's Hall
Department:  Residence Life

Manhattanville College Resident Life Department is seeking a Resident Director (RD). The RD will oversee the management of a 400-bed, corridor style residence hall, and the development of programs, activities, and policies to improve the overall community within the area. Supervise, develop, and evaluate nine Resident Advisors. Act as a conduct hearing officer in adjudicating policy violations. This is a 12-month, full time, live-in position with on-duty responsibilities and requires regular evening and weekend hours. The primary goal of this position is to establish a residential community that is conducive to the academic and non-academic development of students.


Supervision Responsibilities

  • Supervise RAs and evaluate their performance on an on-going informal basis, and through written performance appraisals.
  • Hold regular individual and staff meetings to discuss on-going progress and concerns in the hall.
  • Assist in planning and implementing programs and staff development opportunities for RA staff.
  • Supervise, support, and attend activities sponsored by the RA staff.
  • Assist in RA recruitment, selection, and placement.
  • Support and attend all orientation, training and in-service programs

Student Development Responsibilities

  • Develop a rapport with and knowledge of residents in building.
  • Provide opportunities for personal and educational growth and development.
  • Be aware of residents' personal, disciplinary, and academic problems; counsel and refer where appropriate; document and follow-up.
  • Participate in regular building meetings as needed.
  • Encourage and educate students to be responsible for their own safety and security, and be respectful of the rights of to others and the residence facility.
  • Respond to policy violations.
  • Support student participation in Residence Hall Association and co-curricular activities.

Facilities & Operations Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility for the maintenance of residence hall facilities in cooperation with Physical Plant.
  • Maintain accurate records including room condition reports, maintenance requests, furniture inventories, supplies, etc.
  • Handle distribution, collection, and inventory of keys.
  • Work closely with Physical Plant to handle maintenance requests.
  • Conduct Health & Safety Inspections and pre-opening/closing room checks to assess damage/repair and follow through with student billing process, maintenance requests, and documentation.
  • Assist with all openings and closings of the residence hall; including the beginning and end of each semester and all vacation periods.
  • Participate in the room selection process.

Conduct & Administrative Responsibilities

  • Serve as a primary conduct hearing office for resident incidents and policy violations.
  • Assist in the creation, implementation, & enforcement of departmental and College policies and procedures.
  • Plan and participate in professional and staff development activities and meetings.
  • Create and coordinate divisional/ departmental programs and projects as assigned.
  • Oversee building and/or committee budgets as allocated by Director/Assistant Director of Residence Life
  • Respond to student needs and emergency situations as part of Resident Director on-duty rotation.
  • Active participation in departmental and campus committees.
  • Assess the progress made within the community through an end of the semester report, this includes programming, student conduct, and other office initiatives.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Auxiliary Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement all RA recruitment, selection and training efforts.
  • Chair the Student Staff Recruitment and Development Committee.
  • This position will also work with the campus community to organize and implement student-centered programs with a focus on the Junior class.
  • Hire, train and supervise the Summer RA Staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director / Assistant Director of Residence Life.


Bachelor's degree is required, master's degree or full time professional experience in residential life is strongly preferred. Previous supervisory experience and experience managing student conduct issues and a demonstrated understanding of issues facing college students are preferred. The RD must be a team player and be willing to work with students, faculty and staff. The RD must possess the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. The RD must have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and success in creating inclusive communities. The RD must have experience with and knowledge of student leadership. The RD must be able to solve problems and handle multiple tasks and priorities. The RD must have good planning, administrative, organizational, supervisory, and budget-management skills. The RD must be able to work independently and make complex decisions based on knowledge of departmental and College policies and procedures. Excellent written and oral communication skills and a sense of humor are a must. Candidates must hold a valid driver's license.

Other Requirements:

  • This position requires persons to:
  • Climb stairs and walk/stand for extended periods of time
  • Maneuver objects of substantial weight
  • Respond promptly to late night hours and remain alert
  • Make complex decisions based on knowledge of departmental and College policies and procedures
  • Work independently

For consideration, send cover letter and resume to humanresources@mville.edu.

December 2, 2013

Position: Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning (IRAP) Coordinator
Department: Institutional Research

Manhattanville College is seeking an Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning (IRAP) Coordinator. He/She assists with implementing the college-wide institutional effectiveness program.

Under the guidance of the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, the IRAP Coordinator:  

  • Retrieves, cleans, analyzes, and reports data to external agencies (IPEDS, NYSED, US News, etc.) and for institutional projects related to retention, student learning outcomes assessment, accreditation, monitoring, and decision-making
  • Collaborates with other system users to develop common data definitions and works cooperatively with various college constituencies to optimize the quality, availability, and flow of relevant data and information throughout the college
  • Serves as a central resource for data for the College community – interpreting user specifications; creating data sets, reports, and dashboards; and automating reporting, where possible.
  • Updates the Fact Book annually
  • Administers surveys
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  • Knowledge of administrative computer information systems; Colleague/ Datatel experience desirable
  • Skills in retrieving, cleaning, analyzing, verifying, merging, and manipulating data
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, data query and analysis software. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS and Crystal Reports software is desirable.
  • Ability to perform statistical data analysis
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to consistently perform fine detail work with accuracy
  • Ability to identify, communicate, and find solutions to problems in a proactive manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of higher education accreditation requirements and processes desirable
  • Knowledge of institutional research with particular respect to such organizational datasets/surveys as IPEDS, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Annual Institutional Profile, AAUP, CUPA, and US NEWS & World Report desirable

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with training in statistics, business, psychology, economics, or other quantitative social science/research-related field. Graduate degree desirable.
  • One year of relevant experience in applied statistics, survey research, data management, data analysis and project management.
  • One year of experience with a statistical package (such as SPSS, SAS, STATA) and database query and reporting tools.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in Institutional Research or two years of experience in business analysis/market research.

For consideration, send cover letter with salary requirements and resume along with contact information of three references to humanresources@mville.edu.