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Those who work at UWC-USA understand that they are more than employees at a world-class institution: they are integral members of a campus community. Whether they teach, maintain the campus, or work in an office, each person recognizes the crucial role they play in educating tomorrow’s change-makers.

Living & Working in Montezuma

Most faculty live on campus with their families in school-provided housing. They typically know each of the 200 students by first name and are able to serve as mentors and role models in ways that are only possible through residential life. Those who live off-campus are just as enmeshed in the community; meals are shared in the dining hall, and many participate in student activities such as clubs, hikes, and service projects.

Montezuma is six miles from Las Vegas, N.M., a historic town filled with Victorian homes and buildings. Santa Fe is about an hour south, and offers a range of cultural activities. For nature enthusiasts, the school location is ideal: surrounded by mountains, there’s skiing, hiking, rafting, and more—all within a short drive.

UWC-USA is committed to equal employment and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

This policy applies to all areas of employment and volunteer participation, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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UWC-USA seeks to hire the most qualified faculty and staff possible and will post openings as they become available. 

Part Time Bus Driver Positions

The Armand Hammer United World College is accepting applications for part-time Bus Drivers.

  • -  Must have a valid Driver’s License to drive passenger vehicles.
  • -  Must have current CDL with a class P endorsement and current medical card to drive large buses.

Drivers are needed for the following:

  • -  In town trips
  • -  Out of town trips
  • -  Days and evenings
  • -  Weekdays and weekends

The job description is available at www.uwc-usa.org.

Applications may be picked up at the United World College-USA Old Stone Hotel Building, 5 miles NE of Las Vegas, or downloaded at www.uwc-usa.org and mailed to the United World College-USA Human Resource Office, P.O. Box 248, Montezuma, NM 87731, or emailed to Victoria.lovato@uwc-usa.org.  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Vice President for Education

UWC-USA is seeking to appoint a Vice President for Education. This is a full-time position reporting to the President and responsible for academic, experiential, and residential programming and management.

The ideal applicant will have prior experience with the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and with experiential education and residential life. Experience with the UWC movement a plus.



  • To provide leadership and execution on strategic vision and plan
  • To develop and provide operational oversight of academic, residential life, experiential, and summer programs
  • To liaise with outside agencies related to educational programming and accreditation
  • To serve as part of senior leadership team
  • To provide recommendations and carry forward major strategies in areas of responsibility and areas of overlap with all campus-wide initiatives.


Key Areas of Responsibility:


Teaching and learning

  • To ensure that the standards and guidelines of the IB are interpreted/balanced with the UWC mission and the recommendations of IBO evaluations carried out in light of the UWC mission
  • To formulate, within a shared governance structure, the overall aims of educational and residential programming
  • To ensure that the quality of teaching and support programming is high for all students’ needs and abilities
  • To ensure that all students (and parents) are regularly informed about their progress through written reports
  • To set the agenda and chair regular meetings of the Program Leadership Team
  • To oversee the preparation of policies and schemes of work to ensure that proper standards of professional performance are established and maintained
  • To establish and maintain the standards required for recognition from external accrediting agencies as well as the UWC guidelines and principles



  • To recruit, mentor, and evaluate high-quality faculty and experiential, residential, and co-curricular staff
  • To implement a program of regular performance appraisal for teaching faculty
  • To oversee a program of regular performance appraisal for experiential education and residential staff
  • To define responsibilities and prepare position descriptions across the program delivery of UWC-USA
  • To oversee the content of the faculty and student handbooks and compliance with their guidelines
  • To make appropriate policies and arrangements for the induction of new faculty and their ongoing training and professional development
  • To produce an annual staffing plan for the president’s review
  • To collaborate with the president in setting the agenda for faculty and staff meetings, and to chair meetings when the president is not available



  • To ensure residential life policies and a student life atmosphere predicated on UWC mission and values
  • To ensure policies that support an environment conducive to social and emotional wellness and to cultivating a quality student-centric and student-driven experience
  • To ensure that experiential and residential programming fulfill IB CAS requirements and further the UWC mission and a student-centric, student-driven approach
  • To ensure that a rich, varied, and intentional program of experiential education opportunities is available and encourage meaningful student involvement
  • To work closely with student leadership as part of an effort to build a culture of student responsibility and leadership in all aspects of the UWC experience



  • To inform and collaborate on the strategic direction of the school
  • To work closely with the president and the vice president of finance and operations to ensure effective security and supervision of the school campus, buildings, and contents
  • To keep the school’s compliance with health and safety requirements under review
  • To draft and manage the annual educational budget, ensuring that resources are adequate for the needs of all aspects of the program, and to oversee all budgets under area of supervision
  • To liaise with the president and director of admissions to finalize the selection of candidates admitted to UWC-USA
  • To staff  the Board Education Committee, including but not limited to setting the agendas and providing progress on major initiatives and areas of concern


Key Requirements:

  • Career educator with advanced degree(s)
  • Expertise in international education, preferably at the secondary level
  • A proven educational administrator with residential life experience
  • Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate curriculum
  • Empathetic leadership style; open, accessible, and collaborative
  • Outstanding organization and communication skills
  • Energetic and motivational role model for colleagues and students alike

 UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 240 students in grades 11 and 12. All students follow the IB Diploma program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the USA; the remainder represent more than 75 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit, potential, and promise.


A letter of interest specific to the position, resume, application, and a list of references may be emailed to victoria.lovato@uwc-usa.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

Meet Mzwakithi Shongwe, '12, who came to UWC-USA from Swaziland.


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UWC-USA is one of 16 UWCs on five continents. Other countries that have UWCs include Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, and Wales.


UWC-USA students perform more than 18,700 hours of service every year through our association with 25 community partners. More than 2,500 people in Las Vegas, N.M. and the surrounding community have benefited from service projects led by UWC-USA students.


UWC-USA has 228 students representing more than 70 countries, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. Eleven students come from countries identified as conflict regions. Representation within our student body includes: Africa 10%, Asia 28%, Europe 29%, North America 23%, South America 10%.


Students don’t apply directly to the school; they are selected by committees in their home countries based on academic achievement, leadership, and curiosity about and involvement with global events and cultures.


Philanthropist Shelby Davis has created a $40 million endowment that provides 50 U.S. students with full scholarships to attend a UWC every year.


Our more than 3,357 UWC-USA alumni are spread across the globe: North America 26%, Latin America and Caribbean 16%, Africa 10%, Middle East 6%, Asia 14%, Europe 21%, Pacific 2%


UWC-USA offers the International Baccalaureate diploma program. Students can choose from IB classes in 28 subjects – a remarkable number given the size of the school.

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