Staff Employment Opportunities

Updated as of September 25, 2017

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant - Autism Lifelong Learning Program


To assist the Director of the ALL Program to meet all program goals and objectives to be in compliance with all State and Federal Regulations that govern the program. To be responsible for the gathering and reporting of billing information. Purge files annually. Participate in all activities to modify program operations based on changing regulations. Order supplies. Event Planning for Open Houses and/or trainings. This is a part-time position.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Support the daily operations of the program to include the maintenance of all participant files, billing information, and schedule all required meetings such as initial intake meetings, and ISP related meetings. To be the main point of contact with the public, referral sources, participants and staff.
  2. Provide administrative support to the Director of the ALL Program to include tracking the required reports and audits that are required by the Office of Development Programs and the Bureau of Autism Services at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. To assist in scheduling of supported volunteer activities.
  3. Assist the Director in monitoring of all Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Activities to include the gathering of data, and to assist in the scheduling of activities that lead to corrective action. Assist in the monitoring of staff trainings.
  4. To assist the Program Director in all contacts, planning, meetings, and on-going activities with community based employers that are supporting the program. To assist in planning and implementing all program marketing and public relations activities.
  5. Monitors/keeps track of budget expenditures.

Associates Degree required. Three years related experience. Experience in social programs, billing procedures, and/or autism preferred. CPR, First-Aid, Core Training in Autism Spectrum Disorders preferred. Valid PA driver’s license. Knowledge of special needs individuals preferred.


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.

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Alumni Services Coordinator

Alumni Services Coordinator - Alumni Relations


The Alumni Services Coordinator will provide event administration to support the coordination of a wide range of program of events which offer alumni and future alumni the opportunity to maintain a mutual affinity with the University. This position will perform a variety of duties and tasks that require planning and organization to meet deadlines and quality standards. Contribute to event briefings for internal attendees including University Senior Management. Some night and weekend hours will be required. Some travel and overnight stays will be required.


Responsibilities include:


  1. Coordinate and implement event administration for the Alumni department to include local as well as regional events. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining event budgets and providing budget reconciliation for each event; identifying and negotiating venue and menu contacts on all event related matter including: reserving event space, determining catering needs, preparing printed materials, and maintaining any necessary records. Seek and coordinate feedback from MU Staff, alumni, and senior management; record this for use when planning future events and make recommendations where appropriate.
  2. Assist in planning and developing events strategy and programming to develop and enhance ways to engage alumni. This includes, but is not limited to, providing planning support for large scale alumni events (local and regional).
  3. Assist the Director of Alumni Relations in managing a Student Philanthropy program, class events, and training, involving both students and alumni, to encourage the culture of philanthropy. Educate current and graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs. Collaborate with the development team to create dollar and participation goals.
  1. Plan and manage the Class Gift program to include recruiting student leaders, coordinating their efforts, soliciting all graduates and meeting established fundraising goals.
  2. Recruit, train, and manage student staff as needed for events.
  3. Maintain alumni email account; respond to inquiries as appropriate and refer complex inquiries to relevant individuals as needed.
  4. Coordinate volunteer staffing for on and off campus activities including, but not limited to, Freshman Welcome, Alumni Pie, Commencement Marshals, and Invocation/Benediction speakers.
  5. Organize, write, and prepare class notes for publication in Alumni magazine.
  6. Provide administrative support to the Alumni Board including, but not limited to, meeting preparation, scheduling meetings, recording meeting minutes, preparing reports, processing purchase order and check requests.

Associate's degree or equivalent from college or university. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of five years related experience and/or training in alumni work, special event planning, project management, volunteer management, training, development, and/or fundraising. Experience maintaining a website/web page. Experience coordinating large group activities is preferred. Current, valid PA driver’s license.


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


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Coordinator of the Autism Lifelong Learning (ALL) Program

Coordinator of the Autism Lifelong Learning Program - ALL Program


The primary purpose of the Coordinator is to support the Director of the ALL Program in areas of supervision, compliance of all state and federal mandates and regulations, to work with employers, to develop community and maintain community relationships. Specifically, the Coordinator will take the lead to insure that Individual Support Plan is completed as per regulation, and that the plan is properly implemented in the field. The duties may include on-call rotation, and other supports as indicated. Assist in the completion of all required reports to the county, regional and state departments of Autism and Development Programs.


Responsibilities include:

  • To establish a working relationship with the county office and OVR to handle referrals to the program and to ensure compliance in meeting all time lines.Included is insuring that all mandates of the ISP are met and implemented in the field.
  • Supervise job coaches.In conjunction with the Director, supervise job coaches and other direct service staff.Visit to the job site and be able to establish working relationship with department managers at the various job and volunteer sites. On-going training and meetings with staff may be included at the discretion of the Director.
  • Orientation of employees.This may include initial trainings and period trainings as mandated by the program and the state and federal governments.Coordination with the HR Department to ensure that all University hiring policies are being followed.
  • Ensure compliance with all required staff documentation to include daily progress reports, timely submission of time sheets and billing sheets, and to ensure that all evaluations and assessments are completed within established time frames.
  • Community based activities to include recruitment of employers and work sites, and to participate in all community relations and marketing activities.
  • Carry out supervisor responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.Includes interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning assigning and directing work; appraising performance rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Education, Occupational Therapy or related field. Minimum of two years’ experience working in an environment where providing care, planning and behavioral management is an essential part of the job. Valid driver’s license. Successful completion of all certification programs as required by the Bureau of Autism Services. Act 153 clearances. Knowledge of the mandates of Section 2380 of OPD. Training in the development of Individual support plans, and training and knowledge in the field of autism.


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


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Custodian

Custodian - Housekeeping


The primary purpose of this position is to perform custodial duties, minor maintenance and other miscellaneous duties in order to ensure that buildings and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner. Assist with the setup of facilities, meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc. Help with snow removal on campus grounds. Shovel snow from walks and driveways.Use chemical ice melters, shovels, ice scrapers, etc. Spread de-icing on passage ways to prevent ice buildup. Evening and weekend hours as scheduled or needed. On-call procedure and overtime as needed.

Scheduled Shift:

Saturday 3:00pm – 11:30pm and Sunday-Wednesday: 5:00pm-1:30am


Responsibilities include:

  • Clean and sanitize offices, classrooms, blackboards, hallways, restrooms, shower rooms, bathrooms, storage areas, elevators, lounge areas, drinking fountains, kitchens, public areas, fans, etc. using established practices and procedures.Refill restroom dispensers.
  • Sweep, mop, and maintain hard floor surfaces, stairwells, etc.Strip, wax, and buff floor surfaces.Vacuum and shampoo carpets.
  • Clean, dusts, and maintain curtains, blinds, room furnishings, and mirrors.Wash windows and screens.Clean light fixtures, glass doors, doors and frames.
  • Remove trash and recyclables.Dump garbage.
  • Keep a stock of cleaning materials and equipment needed to do work.Inform supervisors when more materials are needed or when equipment is in need of repair or replacement.
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies.Use as directed.
  • Note and report defects, wear and tear on facilities to Housekeeping Supervisor, Safety Personnel, or Facilities Personnel as needed.
  • Lock and unlock assigned building; secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights.
  • Work as a team with others on shift in order to facilitate and complete workload.

High School Diploma or GED. Three to six months related experience and/or training. Prior housekeeping experience preferred.


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


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Director of the Annual Fund

Director of the Annual Fund - Development


The Director of the Annual Fund will develop, plan, and implement a comprehensive solicitation program that will increase alumni participation and overall financial support for the Annual Fund and the University from individuals. Evening and weekend work will be required. Travel will be required. Represent the University at special events, functions, or with partner organizations.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinate a comprehensive annual giving program designed to broaden the University’s donor base and increase overall participation and financial support from individuals (alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff) with specific responsibility for increasing alumni participation and unrestricted/annual fund giving each year. Develop strategies and schedules to meet goals. Prepare all materials. Provide analysis of progress/results.
  2. Develop and coordinate a cohesive annual marketing effort to increase annual gifts through brochures, publications, social networking messaging, etc. Conduct annual fundraising programs including, but not limited to, managing a targeted, multi-approach direct mail program, a calling program, digital media projects, coordinating fundraising efforts with other departments, and maximizing matching gifts. Research and implement new solicitation initiatives as needed. Track results of current solicitations and review past giving trends to provide analyses of program results.
  3. Personally visit assigned constituents to upgrade their annual gift. Make recommendations for movement of assigned donors to major gift officers, as appropriate.
  4. Plan, implement and manage affinity giving programs. Coordinate the affinity agent program.Working with the Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, identify, recruit, train, and manage affinity volunteers.Assist affinity committees with letters and messaging, as needed.
  5. Coordinate and develop the University’s annual gift societies, including, but not limited to, tracking donor acquisition and renewals, and assisting with stewardship activities.
  6. Collaborate in the establishment of fundraising goals and objectives for each constituent group, integrating the Annual Fund into the department and division’s strategic plan. Utilize program outcomes to plan future solicitations/segmentation.
  7. Staff the Development Committee of the Alumni Association.

Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Six years of progressively responsible related experience and/or training. Experience in higher education preferred. Current, valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques. Ability to cultivate and solicit donors. Ability to establish credibility and confidence with stakeholders. Familiarity and working knowledge of social media outlets.


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


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Director of Facilities

Director of Facilities - Facilities


The Director of Facilities will provide the overall leadership and strategic direction for the University’s facilities and operations, which include custodial services, grounds maintenance and construction and renovations. Keep current on relevant information and related issues by attending continuing education courses/conferences, professional meetings, reading professional journals and maintaining membership in professional organizations. Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Ability to be available for 24 hour on call status in relation to physical plant and facilities emergencies.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Plan and oversee facilities operations which include maintenance, custodial, and grounds to ensure a suitable living, learning, and working environment in all University facilities. Plan, develop, and set goals on performance output expectations including full utilization of the electronic work order system. Oversee maintenance of records, including operation and maintenance records, capital asset inventory, work order requests, service logs, etc.
  2. Plan and oversee construction projects and renovations. Develop long range plans, conceptual designs, and capital outlay requirements or documentation. Formulate and coordinate program specifications, requirements for proposals and contracts, and associated documents.
  3. Oversee an overall plan for needed repairs of University buildings and facilities, including master planning of utility infrastructure to maximize efficiency of the current building inventory while providing for future expansion. Conduct audits and analyze the data. Recommend appropriate priorities for repairs.
  4. Supervise and provide leadership to the staff. Carry out supervisor responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.Includes interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning assigning and directing work; appraising performance rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  5. Prepare long-range plans and annual budgets for departments. Manage budgets in excess of $2.2 million and monitor expenses in consultation with Vice President of Finance and Administration.
  6. Assist the Vice President of Finance and Administration in developing a long range plans for facilities. Coordinate and implement goals and objectives that are consistent with and supportive of the institutional mission of the University and evaluate progress toward their achievement.
  7. Oversee and, as needed, coordinate the work of contracted services and service personnel engaged in building systems, installation, service and other contractual services. Recommend the acquisition of contract services as needed.
  8. Negotiate with gas and electric service vendors for the best possible unit pricing and purchase.
  9. Oversee the University’s green initiatives and work in collaboration with the faculty, staff, and student groups for a greener environment.
  10. Chair the Facilities Planning committee. Oversee the coordination of building space allocation and work with departments and administration to identify the facility needs of students, faculty, and staff. Perform audits to support facility planning.
  11. Develop relationships to provide consultation, advice, and liaison services between the Facilities and Auxiliary Services departments and internal and external constituents with emphasis on contractors, academics, residential life, and athletic facilities. Serve as a liaison to government, public utility, environmental, and energy agencies.
  12. Research, develop, and implement policies and procedures for departmental standards and protocol. Maintain knowledge base of internal and external regulations and laws necessary to assure compliance. Collaborate with human resources and other departments to create, review, and update University policies and procedures related to facilities and auxiliary services as needed.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related field.Master’s Degree preferred. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible facilities planning and management experience and/or training. Demonstrated ability to independently and effectively manage highly complex projects and business solutions with broad scope and impact. Prior supervisory experience. Experience maintaining budgets for college and university operations preferred. Higher education experience preferred. A current and valid PA driver’s license. Thorough knowledge of all building trades, building and grounds maintenance. Strong budget development skills. Strong project management skills.


Thorough knowledge of procedures in facilities planning, building design, construction standards, construction procedures and materials, regulations and laws related to Federal, State, and local code. Thorough knowledge of strategic planning, budgeting, analysis, monitoring and administration of complex programs. Strong communication skills with particular ability to deal with complex situations with a variety of constituencies including students, parents, faculty, administration and external constituencies in the government and private sector.


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


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Job Coach / Direct Care Staff

Job Coach / Direct Care Staff - ALL Program


The primary purpose of the Job Coach/Direct Care Staff is to direct, supervise and instruct participants in the Autism for Lifelong Learning Program in tasks and programmatic activities that are outlined in the Individual Support Plan. Transportation of program participants to various community sites. Documentation as required by the program. Drive ALL program participants to volunteer and/or community integration activities. Provide reports and summaries as requested. This is a part-time position.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Job Coach: At a job coach/participant ratio of 1:1, assist and coach the ALL program participant in completing job tasks, following general rules in the workplace, interacting with other staff and dealing with workplace supervisors.
  2. Develop working relationship with the workplace management in order to assist the employer in working with an employee with autism.
  3. Direct Care Staff: At a direct care staff/participant ration of no more than 5:1, supervise and instruct participants in all settings when not in the workplace.Supervise integration activities in the community, on campus, and all volunteer work activities. Instruction of workplace protocols and social skills training.
  4. Documentation: Record the progress and needs of ALL participants through accurate and well written documentation. Follow the prescribed clinical format for progress notes. All other required documentation regarding incidents and emergent situations are to be accurately completed. Timely complete all billing sheets and billing reports.
  5. Attend all IST, staff, employer and other required meetings prepared to provide first hand input on the issue at hand with complete documentation.
  6. Attend all initial and ongoing training required by the ALL Program and state/federal regulations.
  7. All other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or GED.Valid driver’s license. Act 153 clearances. Completion of the Bureau of Autism Services Spectrum Training in Autism. All required training of the ALL Program. All trainings required by state and federal regulation. First Aid, CPR and Heimlich Procedures.


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


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Multicultural Student Outreach Coordinator

Multicultural Student Outreach Coordinator - Student Affairs


The Multicultural Student Outreach Coordinator works collaboratively with campus departments and community agencies to provide programs and services that support the diverse needs of underrepresented student populations. This position assumes primary responsibility for on campus programs and services to enhance academic and social integration by improving academic performance and overall student experiences. Through outreach and programming, this position aims to increase retention to positively sustain a multicultural campus culture. Coordinate and meet regularly with local school administrators to increase multicultural partnerships and programs.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, organize, and facilitate on campus multicultural programming throughout the year to provide orientation and adjustment to the University and Northeastern Pennsylvania.Collaborates with other departments to ensure maximum participation in campus events.
  • Develop, organize, and facilitate retention strategies with a variety of departments to compliment the university’s retention goals for minority students.
  • Design outreach strategies to promote the personal and academic development of minority students.
  • Mentor matriculated multicultural students and promote student leadership by serving as advisor to minority student organizations such as the diversity club.
  • Develop professional network, regionally and nationally, to heighten the university’s profile with regards to multicultural support and programming.
  • Network with and counsel students from underrepresented populations and assist in coordinating support services to aid in retention.
  • Advise ALLY program and its members.
  • Develop ALLY program’s yearly Safe Space Training.
  • Develop, organize and supervise summer multicultural camp.
  • Develop and manage budget for all services and programs for the multicultural outreach office.

Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university is required.Three (3) years of experience preferably with underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.Prior experience working professionally with the Hispanic community is preferred.Current, valid PA driver’s license. Broad base of technical knowledge and skills needed to perform all assigned administrative duties.


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


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Professional Counselor

Professional Counselor - Counseling and Psychological Services


The Professional Counselor will provide individual and group counseling services to the university’s student body. This position will also provide psychoeducational outreach programs in order to enhance the emotional well-being, personal growth, and interpersonal development of students. Position requires flexibility for participating in the after-hours Counselor On-Call rotation. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

This is a 10 month position (August 1 – May 31).


Responsibilities include:

  1. Provide individual and group counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention services to students exhibiting psychological and/or developmental problems in order to assist them to improve their functioning.
  2. Provide crisis intervention counseling services to students via the after-hours Counselor On Call system on a rotating basis.
  3. Complete appropriate documentation of counseling services as required.
  4. Participate in service evaluation activities.
  5. Design, conduct, and evaluate developmental and outreach program activities focused on the psychological and developmental needs of students.
  6. Coordinate a peer educator group as needed.
  7. Participate in orientations, Residence Life trainings, campus peer associate recruitment, and other activities as requested.
  8. Provide consultation and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff within the University community regarding psychological and developmental issues and make referrals to community resources as appropriate.
  9. Perform other assigned functions that contribute to the service offerings of the CAPS Center and the mission of the institution, such as: committee work, liaison with academic or administrative units, and participation in university program development.
  10. Participate in appropriate professional development activities, such as: hold membership in professional organizations, attend professional conferences, and/or accrue Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

Master's degree in a relevant mental health discipline from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education, which included a supervised practicum/internship and coursework in assessment, theories of personality, abnormal psychology or psychopathology, human development, learning theory, counseling theory, and/or other appropriate subjects.

Appropriately licensed/certified in the state of Pennsylvania, or license eligible, according to their level of education, training, and professional experience as determined by state regulations.

A minimum of one year of supervised experience at the graduate level in the provision of mental health services.


Experience with individual counseling and treatment planning. Training or experience in crisis intervention. Experience working on a college/university campus, particularly in a counseling center preferred. Possess a high degree of analytical skill to analyze behaviors and symptoms in order to assess the psychological and developmental status of students and determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Offer a high level of multicultural competence to meet the diverse needs of students from a variety of traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented backgrounds.


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 3 references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612. Review of applications will begin September 28, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


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