Staff Employment Opportunities

Updated as of November 15, 2017

Alternative Learning Program Coordinator

Alternative Learning Program Coordinator - Alternative Learning Program


Misericordia University is seeking qualified candidates for the Alternative Learning Program (ALP) Coordinator. The ALP Coordinator will provide an equal opportunity learning environment to students and prospective students with disabilities. The Coordinator will assess students experiencing learning disability/ difficulties and recommend, develop, and deliver services to enable them to acquire strategies to overcome their barriers to learning. In addition, this individual will participate in ALP and Student Success Center team meetings. Flexible hours are necessary to accommodate needs which may include early morning, evening and weekend hours.


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


Responsibilities include:

  1. Utilize formal and informal assessment, and in collaboration with students, high school counselors, physicians, and other personnel, create and implement effective and individualized Plan of Accommodations (POAs).
  2. Provide POAs to appropriate members of the faculty and staff on a timely basis, conferring regularly regarding teaching and supporting students with disabilities.
  3. Identify and provide ongoing support and techniques to enable students to capitalize on their strengths and overcome challenges related to academic progress. This includes, but not limited to, providing writing assistance, time management plans, communication skills instruction, and study skill support.
  4. Record and maintain detailed, confidential student assessment reports and files.Exercise discretion, caution, and care in the use of confidential information.
  5. Respond to students experiencing high levels of stress and emotionally charged, sensitive situations and refer them to the appropriate university resources.
  6. Maintain sensitivity to issues of disability and diversity of population.
  7. Meet weekly with all assigned students.
  8. Serve as an instructor for the learning strategies class for first year students.
  9. Facilitate workshops during the Bridge program.
  10. Coordinate note sharing program for all students registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities who are approved for the accommodation, including maintaining the database, securing, training and monitoring student note takers.
  11. When required, work with faculty to identify note sharers and report unfilled requests in a timely fashion to the ADSSC/OSD.
  12. Support the operations of the SSC through activities such as proctoring exams, representing the department at campus events, facilitating workshops and contributing to retention efforts.

A Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Psychology, Education or related field is required. At least six years related experience with young adults and adults with disabilities, including but not limited to learning disabilities and/or training is necessary. Knowledge of ADA and legislation for students with learning disabilities is preferred. Working knowledge of the needs of students with various disabilities, including mobility, visual and hearing impairments, and learning disabilities is also 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.


APPLY HERE - Alternative Learning Program Coordinator

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Assistant Director of Financial Aid - Financial Aid


Misericordia University is seeking an Assistant Director of Financial Aid. In conjunction with the Associate Director, the Assistant Director will provide leadership, and long term strategic planning for the delivery and coordination of Federal, State and Institutional financial aid programs. The Assistant Director will maintain thorough and current knowledge of Federal, State and institutional regulations and policies relating to financial aid by attending various conferences, workshops and webinars. Some evening and weekend work is required for this position.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Supervise a service oriented financial aid team, who are responsible for working with students and parents to provide information and answers to questions relating to financial assistance available to students. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  1. Assist in the operation of an integrated student information system to include system upgrades. Work with Associate Director and IT to ensure appropriate programming is in place to facilitate timely and accurate awarding of all financial aid at the institution.
  2. In collaboration with the Associate Director, communicate with Admissions, Student Accounts and Registrar’s Office to ensure that charges and credits are accurate for each student.
  3. Maintain day to day responsibility for both the PowerFaids system and Jenzabar financial aid modules, overseeing all systems processing. Assist with the updates and changes needed in PowerFaids to ensure the continued ability to package institutional federal financial aid.
  4. Act as certifying official for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Manage the certification of veteran’s enrollment and track the return of tuition payments to the university. Coordinate with the Admissions Office, Registrar’s Office and Faculty to ensure all federal and state requirements are in compliance.
  5. Maintain the automated packaging of financial aid for approximately 75% of all full and part time students.
  6. Assist in Coordination of the flow and accuracy of financial aid data between all computer software programs, i.e. PowerFaids, Hobsons, COD and Jenzabar.
  7. Daily importing and exporting of all federal financial aid files. Review, identify and resolve federally rejected reports.
  8. Prepare financial aid disbursements for student accounts.
  9. Assist Supervisor with monthly and end of year reconciliation of all federal and state aid.
  10. Assist the SFS counselors with the verification process, professional judgment, federal and alternative student loan calculations, and all State Grant eligibility.

A Bachelor's degree is required; Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of five years demonstrated, successful and progressively responsible related experience is necessary. Prior supervisory experience is preferred. Experience with financial aid database systems is preferred. Knowledge of federal, local, and state programs that provide financial assistance to students is required. In addition, knowledge of principles and procedures related to financial aid office operations and thorough knowledge of PHEAA web based systems, COD, NSLDS, ED Connect, and FAA access to CPS online is preferred. The ability to interpret and apply federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to financial aid programs is also necessary.


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 Art Galleries

Director of the Art Galleries - College of Arts and Sciences


Misericordia University seeks a creative and organized Director of the Art Galleries to advance and continue the mission of the art galleries at Misericordia University. The candidate will oversee the daily operation of the art galleries and promote the visual arts for the cultural enrichment of a diverse set of constituents, including, but not limited to, the students and surrounding community. The Director will support the mission of the galleries to attract visitors to the Misericordia campus and to entertain beneficiaries for the purposes of cultivation and engagement. The Director will serve as an educational advisor to the faculty to select exhibitions or installations that may enhance their course studies and the academic mission of Misericordia University.


Responsibilities include:


Select and coordinate art exhibitions and other activities/functions in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, the MacDonald Art Gallery, and the Creative Film Theatre.


In conjunction with relevant members of the campus community, select artists for upcoming exhibitions that support the mission of the curriculum.


Work closely with faculty to determine ways in which the gallery can support the academic mission of Misericordia University.


Participate collaboratively with University Advancement on activities that foster donor relations and engagement.


Manage the finances and staff of the Gallery.


Negotiate and interpret contracts of traveling shows.


Unpack and inspect art work to be exhibited, prepare condition reports, hang/install/set-up and take down art work, and perform restoration activities required for each show.


Host opening receptions and special events at the Gallery.


Qualified candidates will hold a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) (preferred), or Master of Art (MA) in Art or Studio Art. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. Academic or art gallery/museum experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively with many individuals across the university and possess strong planning and organizational skills.


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 to Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.

To ensure full review, application materials should be received by October 23, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


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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.


APPLY HERE - Director of Facilities


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.


APPLY HERE - Multicultural Student Outreach Coordinator


Student Financial Services Counselor

Student Financial Services Counselor - Financial Aid


The Student Financial Services Counselor will evaluate financial needs of students and award financial aid according to government and institutional regulations and guidelines. This position will provide financial aid information and advice to students and families through e-mail, phone, and personal contact. This individual will balance team and individual responsibilities with other student account counselors, as well as assist and support other counselor's in terms of workload. This work schedule includes evening and weekend hours.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Inform and advise students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, indebtedness, money and management and financial planning; individualizes information to the particular needs and situation of the student
  2. Collect and/or analyze financial data on students to determine aid eligibility and make awards within federal, donor and/or institutional guidelines.
  3. Evaluate unusual/mitigating circumstance documentation or information provided by the student; exercise judgment by making adjustment or revisions to costs, contribution, need or dependency status as exceptions to the prescribed process.
  4. Act as certifying official for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Manage the certification of veteran’s enrollment and track the return of tuition payments to the university. Coordinate with the Admissions Office, Registrar’s Office and Faculty to ensure all federal and state requirements are in compliance.
  5. Assist in the Administration of all state grant programs by verifying students’ eligibility, enrollment status and costs to PHEAA. Assist in balancing of all program funds and in compliance audits.
  6. Responsible for application and administration of tuition benefits offered by the University applicable to part-time students, and subsequent monitoring of enrollment changes or other changes in students entitlement. Reduce/increase benefits accordingly.
  7. Answer questions, inquiries or requests from students, parents, or guardians in person or in writing regarding financial aid programs and eligibility.
  8. Prepare for and present information regarding federal financial aid, scholarships, employment and grants for various campus groups, high school students and parents at meetings, group discussions, workshops and recruitment sessions.
  9. Analyze various reports such as grades and enrollment status or award status to verify continued compliance and eligibility of students receiving aid under federal and institutional guidelines; notify of changes in eligibility of awards and alternatives to amend the situation.
  10. Interact with students and lenders, employers, guarantee agencies and/or staff to resolve issues.
  11. Process Federal Tax Verifications as mandated by federal law. Review the students and or parents federal income taxes for correctness and compare information on taxes to information filed on the FAFSA. Report any discrepancies and make appropriate aid adjustments.
  12. Keep Assistant Director of Financial Aid informed of issues and concerns raised by inquiries; identifies and recommends changes in processes to better expedite financial aid process (both general and student specific).

The chosen candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or a related field. Five (5) years of experience in financial aid, student counseling, or a related area is necessary. Experience in higher education is preferred. Knowledge of general regulations governing the administration of federal, state, and college financial aid programs, including grant and loan programs 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.


APPLY HERE - Student Financial Services Counselor

Van Driver - Part-Time

Van Driver - Part-Time - Student Activities


Misericordia University is seeking a Van Driver – Part-Time. The Van Driver will drive a minibus or van in order to safely transport customers (primarily students) and/or university personnel to off and/or on campus locations. The Van Driver must have the ability to work flexible hours to include evening and weekend work.


A High School diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.The successful candidate should have one to three months related experience and/or training. A clean driving record which meets the requirements to be eligible and maintain eligibility of insurability as determined by the University’s insurance carrier requirement to operate University vehicles is necessary. Candidates should not have serious violations/offenses on their driving record including, but not limited to, DUI, reckless/careless driving, history of speeding, hit and run, and driver-related accidents. Prior professional driving experience is preferred. A valid PA driver’s license and the ability to complete and pass the Van Certification test upon hire is required.


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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