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.
About the New England Board of Higher Education
Established in 1955 by six visionary New England governors, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is a regional compact organization that helps leaders assess, develop and implement education practices and policies of regional significance; promotes regional cooperation that encourages efficient sharing of education resources; and strengthens the relationship between higher education and the regional economy.
Located in downtown Boston, NEBHE values a diverse team of individuals and a collaborative workplace that support its goals to address the varying needs of the region’s learners and to provide leadership, programs and services that increase equity in postsecondary education outcomes.
Open Education Consultant
Reports To: Lindsey Gumb, NEBHE Fellow
Under the direction of Lindsey Gumb, this individual will be responsible for supporting NEBHE’s Hewlett Foundation grant funded activities. The consultant will assist in planning an Open Education summit that includes a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), assist in writing briefs, reports, update and create new content for the Open Education web pages on the NEBHE site, represent NEBHE at Open Education meetings and serve as a member of a proposal development team to expand Open Education usage in the region.
The Policy and Research Consultant position is remote and part-time ranging from 10-15 hours per week. The rate of pay is $75.00 per hour not to exceed $15,000. The position begins January 3 through June 30, 2022. Subject to funding, this position may be extended beyond June 30, 2022.
- Essential Job Functions:*
- Assist with the planning, coordination, and facilitation of a regional Academic Leadership Summit (summer 2022)
- Assist with the coordination and facilitation of regional advisory committee meetings (Virtual)
- Assist with adding relevant resources and content to the Open Education web pages
- Attend bi-weekly NCOER meetings (Fridays, 1-2 EST)
- Update and maintain web presence for NEBHE’s Open Education initiatives
- Assist with the development of briefs and articles for dissemination
- Advise and/or curate content for relevant meetings, conferences and events
- Represent NEBHE in OER meetings with key collaborators and policy makers
- Support NEBHE staff in garnering additional financial resources to extend the scope of the Hewlett Foundation grant application.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintains current knowledge of Open Education 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.
- Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and significant related experience
- An active member and/or contributor to the Open Education community
- Has a deep understanding/vision of how to center equity in Open Education
- 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
- A willingness to learn about 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
- A willingness to travel to other states for conferences and presentations
- Exceptional initiative and vision
- Preferably located in the Northeast U.S.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- This position is virtual, however there may be a need to be at NEBHE periodically
- NEBHE will require COVID vaccination for all staff members who may have a presence in the office or at events. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. NEBHE continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees, their families and the community
- Prolonged period sitting at a desk working on a computer
- Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.
Submission of Applications:
Applicants should send their resume with a cover letter by Wednesday January 12, 2022 to Lindsey Gumb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Policy & Research
Reporting to the NEBHE President, the Director of Policy & Research plays a leadership role in the organization and executes the policy and research team’s work and maintains a strong sense of organizational priorities. A successful candidate thinks critically, communicates complex ideas and technical information in easy to understand ways, works independently as well as in a team, and finds a little fun in their work. Moreover, the Director will have expertise in state and/or federal policymaking, a strong research and analysis background and the ability to engage a cross-section of stakeholders, including legislators, higher education leaders, funders and employers. Applicants: For early consideration, please send a cover letter and resume by Jan. 1, 2022 to email@example.com.
Director of the Regional Student Program
Reporting to the NEBHE President, the Director of the Regional Student Program is responsible for administering NEBHE’s longest running program, the Regional Student Program (RSP), also known as Tuition Break. The RSP engages the region’s public higher education institutions in the sharing of academic programs across state lines while providing significant tuition savings to eligible residents of the New England states. Responsibilities include strategic planning and program development, engagement with constituents, outreach and promotion, information dissemination, and analyzing and reporting on program enrollment, offerings and financial benefits. Applicants: For early consideration, please send a cover letter and resume by Jan. 15, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
NEBHE actively seeks to achieve a diverse workforce. It provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, genetics, protected military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.