Academic Contract and Payroll Administrator
About Curry College:
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.
The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.
Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.
Under the direction of the Provost/VPAA, the Academic Contract and Payroll Administrator is responsible for executing all academic contract functions including payroll administration consistent with College policy and the AAUP Agreement including Traditional, Continuing Education and Graduate Programs.
1. Administration of Faculty Appointments:
- Oversee the compliance of faculty workloads and the compensation/salary provisions of the College AAUP Agreement;
- Prepare all Full-time faculty reappointment contract letters within AAUP Agreement deadlines;
- Prepare all Part-time faculty appointment contract letters within AAUP Agreement deadlines;
- Ensuring all reappointment and appointment contract letters are returned, signed and filed in appropriate files.
2. Faculty Assignments and Changes:
- Track full-time and part-time faculty schedules by semester or term to ensure workloads are in compliance with the College AAUP Agreement;
- Review and track necessary faculty waivers each semester or term to ensure compliance with the College AAUP Agreement;
- Track and report on all faculty release time (JCRT, Research Track, Service Scholarship Track, AAUP Agreement assigned time, Sabbaticals);
- Reconcile with Registrar's Office course assignments, missing instructors, under-enrolled courses;
- Maintain Senior Lecturer master list to ensure AAUP Agreement compliance;
- Maintain annual roster of active faculty to ensure AAUP Agreement compliance;
- Tracks all part-time faculty promotions and terminations;
- Prepare summer contracts for PAL, AAUP, Administrative projects;
- Maintain Banner faculty database Consistent with FLAC forms and protocols.
3. Reports and Verifications:
- Monthly preparation of faculty and staff payroll files including monthly reminders prior to submission deadlines consistent with Banner/FLAC forms and protocols;
- Collaborate with other departments to produce timely reports and documents with accuracy;
- Track FMLA, load banking schedule, retirements, SL & Lecturer workloads to include contact hours;
- Verify AAUP Agreement payroll items and submit for payroll processing (ex. Independent Course Work, Internship Supervision, Overloads of Students, JCRT, Research Track, Service Scholarship Track, Agreed Assigned Time, Sabbaticals.);
- Ensure all faculty forms are revised to be in compliance with the current AAUP Agreement;
- Review and suggest changes to the current AAUP Agreement to align with the Colleges' policies.
- Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy. Perform other projects or duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.
- Bachelor's degree is required.
- Requires 3-5 years of administration experience in an academic environment. Strong related computer experience necessary. Working knowledge of Banner system required.
- Strong written and oral communication skills required.
- Ability to read and accurately interpret contract language to administer provisions in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement.
- MS Office skills with proficient to advanced Excel skills.
- Familiarity with the payroll process and working with budgets. Ability to work well in a fast paced and deadline driven environment.
- Customer service focus with strong attention to detail.
- Demonstrates the ability to prioritize needs and demands from a host of constituents.
- Must be able to initiate work independently, and to complete tasks with little direct supervision.
- Prior experience working with union contracts in higher education a plus.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.
Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:
- a cover letter;
- a resume; and;
- a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.