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.
Working at NEBHE
Positions at NEBHE are available! See below.
Project Coordinator will support a curriculum and professional development project preparing high school and college educators to introduce their students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, with a focus on Problem Based Learning (PBL). The project coordinator will work with the project director and other project personnel to design and manage conferences, workshops and other meetings, provide support services to project participants, disseminate project communications by email, web site, presentations and newsletters and work on project development.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to multi-task as several of the project activities can happen concurrently
- Attention to detail, time management skills, and a willingness to learn new technologies
- Proficient user of Mac computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience with Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop
- Experience with social media outlets is a plus
- Experience with Word Press, Google Groups and Google Analytics is desired
- Reach out to and support education, industry, government and non-profit sector partners
- Develop outreach materials and dissemination strategies for the PBL Projects using desktop publishing software and Microsoft Office Suite
- Manage PBL Projects database
- Manage website in collaboration with project team and web consultant
- Research funding and scaling opportunities for PBL Projects
- Coordinate professional development workshops
- Assist with coordination of research and evaluation data with the project’s external evaluator
- Work collaboratively with other programs in the organization
The preferred candidate would have an interest in and experience with higher education, industry-education partnerships, lifelong learning and alternative teaching methods.
Academic requirements: College degree plus 5 years related work experience.
Application and availability: Please send a cover letter and writing sample(s) via email to Phyllis Maguire, Office Manager, at pmaguire [at] nebhe [dot] org by October 28, 2014. Position is available beginning December 1, 2015.
Communications Assistant (Part-time) will support communications and research for online journal and other web content. Subject matter generally includes a variety of higher education topics such as college access and affordability, leadership, enrollment, campus developments and education trends.
- Strong writing, communication and research skills.
- Current college student, preferably majoring in English, communications, journalism, public relations or marketing.
- Computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and WordPress, and familiarity with social technologies such at Twitter and Facebook.
- Familiarity with Google Analytics and Constant Contact desired.
- Write and edit weekly web newsletter noting recent content posted to http://www.nebhe.org.
- Research and write content for NEBHE web site, including several short pieces on news and events.
- Assist with inviting and editing commentary and analysis by staff and outside contributors.
- Lay out finished articles with graphic elements for web.
- Create and edit video clips.
- Assist with social networking and email communications.
Compensation: Compensation may include a combination of college Work Study funds and academic credit. Number of hours weekly is negotiable, but generally 8 to 21 hours on average.
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and writing sample(s) via email to John O. Harney, Executive Editor, at nejhe [at] nebhe [dot] org.
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