Job Openings

Volunteer Education Advisor

Provides visitors with information and counseling on higher education, financial aid, careers and other issues related to planning for education beyond high school. Assists visitors with completing financial aid and admissions applications. Maintains records of people served and assistance provided. Follow up contact with clients. Restocks printed materials. Additional tasks as requested. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in an education related field. This is an un-paid volunteer position.


Staff Accountant

Under the direction of the TERI Accounting Manager, performs general accounting functions including preparation of journal entries and financial analysis for the month end close. Responsible for accounting for grants. Reconciles accounts and resolves outstanding reconciling items. Prepares audit workpapers required for internal and external audits.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Actively participates in the month end closing process by preparing journal entries and performing other duties in accordance with the month end schedule.
  • Analyzes income statement and balance sheet line items in order to explain trends in actual results or variances in actual versus budget.
  • Responsible for the grant accounting using proper EDGAR regulations.
  • Publishes monthly cost control reports to program managers.
  • Reconciles other balance sheet accounts and resolves outstanding reconciling items.
  • Compiles audit workpapers for internal and external audits.
  • Performs other special projects as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • Two years of related general accounting experience in
    preparation of journal entries, month end close, financial analysis and
    account reconciliation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and automated financial systems. JD Edwards a plus.
  • Knowledge of Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) a plus.
  • Able to work as a team player to accomplish department goals.
  • Able to prioritize work in order to meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
Please submit resumes to:
Laura Connelly


Vice President and General Counsel

Reporting to the President and a member of the senior executive team, the Vice President and General Counsel renders legal advice and judgment on issues for loan guarantee and college access activities.

Specifically, the Vice President and General Counsel will:

General Management
  • Work with the TERI Executive Team, rendering legal advice and judgment where needed.
  • Attend and present at Board of Directors meetings as needed and address the Board’s legal and risk-related concerns.
  • Determine assignments for outside counsel and monitor progress.
  • Review and approve all billings by outside counsel to ensure accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Advise on matters relating to TERI’s nonprofit status.
  • Prepare annual state corporate filings.
  • Advise on trademark filings, renewals, licensing, and related matters.
  • Review employee policies and communications, as appropriate.
  • Review and advise on website content marketing materials and privacy for and
First Marblehead Oversight
  • Review and analyze apportionment of risk under master agreements with (FMC).
  • Oversee FMC’s legal team in matters attended to on TERI’s behalf, such as preparation of first draft agreements, review of marketing materials, responses to subpoenas for borrower records, etc.
  • Review and monitor FMC compliance updates.
Loan Guaranty Programs
  • Review and negotiate loan guaranty agreements (LGA’s) and loan origination agreements (LOA’s) for all new lenders. Work with FMC attorneys and lender’s attorneys on same.
  • Review and negotiate amendments of LGA’s and LOA’s for existing lenders. Work with FMC attorneys and lender’s attorneys on same.
  • Review and negotiate other lender and school agreements, such as EFT, recourse, licensing and other agreements.
  • Review and advise on risk committee proposals as requested by CFO.
  • Analyze consumer credit issues raised by new and existing programs and advise the Executive Team on same.
  • Review and analyze apportionment of risk as between lenders and TERI under new and existing programs.
  • Review TERI disclosure, TERI documents and officers certificates for securities offerings.
  • Render legal opinions in connection with FMC and other securitizations.
  • Manage borrower litigation (other than collections).
  • Oversee collections attorney managing bankruptcy and nondischargeability proceedings and advise management as to impact of bankruptcy law changes.
Access Programs
  • Review and advise on contracts and partnerships as needed.
  • J.D. Required
  • Major law firm experience (minimum 6-10 years); in-house experience helpful.
  • Background in consumer credit and finance (securitization) law.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Action-oriented, strong decision-maker, adaptable.
Please submit resumes to:
Lisa Clifford


TERI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status.

If you are interested in any of the positions above, please contact Human Resources at
(617) 426-0681.
You may inquire about any of the above positions with hiring manager. If you are interested in pursuing the position, you must inform your present supervisor and Human Resources before scheduling an interview.

Job postings are current as of 1/24/06