Careers with UWC-USA

Careers with UWC-USA

EMPLOYMENT

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 and 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.

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.

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LISTINGS

 

The United World College-USA is seeking a full-time Mathematics Teacher. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate Mathematics in its various forms. 

The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Mathematics or a related field (e.g., engineering, physics) and have at least three years’ teaching experience. 

  Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with experience in residential school settings and all applicants should be willing to be engaged in residential life and experiential education.  

Instructional Responsibilities

Mathematics

A full-time Mathematics teacher at UWC-USA should be prepared to teach four classes of Mathematics HL and/or SL in all of its upcoming iterations.      

Course Content and Assessment

The teacher is responsible for covering the required course content and assessing student performance based upon a standard set of requirements and criteria provided by the IB.  

Extended Essays

All teachers are expected to supervise Extended Essays (EE).  The EEs are research topics developed by students which result in an essay of approximately 4,000 words and involving four to six hours of work for the supervisor.  There are three mandatory reflection sessions that must be completed.  Teachers may be asked to supervise Extended Essays in subjects that they do not teach if there are not any in their given subject. 

Grades and Reports

The teacher will compile grades and write a narrative report for each student in their classes at designated times of the year.  Teachers are to track attendance in the approved school platforms.  

Invigilation

During trial examinations teachers are expected to invigilate their own exams and, during the IB examinations in May, full-time teachers are expected to invigilate approximately 12 hours of exams. 

References and Recommendations

All faculty are to write letters of recommendation to colleges and universities on behalf of their students, at the student’s request.  

General Responsibilities

Advising

Full-time faculty serve as official advisors to a group of 10-12 students. 

Experiential Education (ExEd)

All faculty members each year sponsor two activities that fulfill the ExEd requirements of UWC-USA.

At the end of each session all faculty are responsible for writing a narrative report that explains the activity and, where appropriate, the contributions of individual students.  Faculty also assist with student generation of digital portfolios.  In addition, all faculty are expected to participate in UWC Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the Annual Conference. 

Driving

All faculty members shall assist in transporting students as needed.  All faculty are expected to follow UWC-USA’s Vehicle Safety Policy.  

Residential Life

All faculty members are involved in residential life during their tenure at UWC-USA.  All faculty who have been provided with school-supplied housing will be expected to accept appointments serving as a Resident Tutor or Assistant Resident Tutor for two (2) consecutive years on a rotating cycle or as needed.  

Weekend Duty

All faculty and staff who have school-provided housing (regardless of location of that housing) are expected to assist with weekend duty up to five weekends per year. 

Meetings

All full-time faculty are to attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and the weekly assembly (Forum).    

Orientation and Post-Graduation

Faculty participation in Orientation in August is critical to the success of the program.  All faculty participate in several aspects of orientation.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to remain on campus after Graduation to participate in any faculty professional development or culminating activities.  

Southwest Studies and Project Week

Southwest Studies and Project Week are week-long educational excursions that take place in the fall and spring, respectively.  All faculty are to participate in one of these trips.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 230 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 over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.

A UWC-USA application, a letter of interest specific to the position, resume, 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.

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a Director of Admissions. This is a full-time, exempt position starting as soon as possible, reporting to the Dean of Academics. The Director of Admissions is responsible for working collaboratively with the President, other members of the Strategic Leadership Team, the U.S. National Committee, the UWC International Office, and over 150 National Committees worldwide.

The ideal applicant will have prior experience in higher education or boarding school admissions or student advising. Experience with the UWC movement a plus.

PURPOSE AND NATURE OF JOB

The Director of Admissions serves as the senior enrollment officer for UWC-USA. The Director works collaboratively to bring in annually a diverse class of 125 students from across the globe, including 25-30 U.S. Davis Scholars, in order to meet enrollment and  tuition revenue goals.  Recruitment occurs through a process involving over 150 National Committees and the UWC International Office, making strong relationships and stewardship skills key to the role. The Director also is responsible for the oversight and management of the United States National Committee, leading the design and implementation of recruitment and marketing strategies to achieve the goals for that program.

                                  DESCRIPTION OF TASKS PERFORMED

  • Develops deep and collaborative relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Supervises, mentors, and motivates professional, volunteer, support, and student staff to meet and exceed enrollment and budget goals.
  • Provides input to the school’s decision-making process concerning offers to National Committees to maintain deliberate diversity (gender, socio-economic, nationality, racial, ethnic, religious, political) of the student body
  • Coordinates the admissions and funding offers in collaboration with the President and SLT
  • Renders final decisions on nominations from National Committees
  • Develops and upholds admissions policy and process, both in compliance with the International Office’s guidance and USA campus needs
  • Plans, develops, implements, markets, and evaluates recruitment efforts for prospective students and parents
  • Prepares and distributes admissions marketing materials in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Expands market outreach and diversifies applicant pool ensuring steady enrollment goals and outstanding academic standards
  • Provides welcoming services (tours, customized meetings) to potential students and families who wish to learn more about the campus
  • Provides assistance to prospective students and others
  • Serves on the U.S. Selection Committee, acting as key liaison for the Committee to the International Office as well as between the Committee and the school
  • Supervises admissions team, including applications processing, and maintenance of records
  • Directs the giving of notice of acceptance or nonacceptance
  • Oversees the financial needs assessment of Davis Scholarship families, in order to determine placement at various campuses, matches to scholarship offers, and family contributions to a UWC education
  • Works with all worldwide selection committees, negotiating offers for students
  • Serves as UWC-USA’s Primary Designated School Official, responsible for international student visas and U.S. government regulations compliance
  • Works with the Advancement, Business, Registrar, and Residential Life Offices to assure complete service to newly admitted students
  • Reviews appeals for additional financial support as families’ circumstances shift, leading the financial aid committee to approve or deny recommended increases to scholarships
  • Excels at interpersonal, written, oral, and electronic communications as well as teamwork skills
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Serves on the school’s Program Leadership Team, providing perspective and guidance on decisions that affect external (national committees, families) as well as internal (faculty, students) constituencies
  • Prepares and maintains data regarding inquiries, enrollment, geographical distribution and attrition of students
  • Communicates the complexities of each incoming class to help faculty and staff best prepare for educating within this type of environment
  • Maintains close liaison with PLT and faculty in order to keep the admissions office apprised of current course offerings, average IB results, changes in timetable, and other operational and procedural shifts in the school which affect student experience and must be communicated to families and National Committees.
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proactive, visionary leader with the willingness to explore best practices for the Admissions Office and the ability to navigate competing demands in a complex organization
  • High level of initiative and motivation to achieve enrollment and budget goals
  • Ability to work independently, exercising judgment that has significant impact on the school
  • Budgeting and management
  • Knowledge of best practices in higher education and/or boarding school admissions (both in the U.S. and elsewhere)
  • Knowledge of the UWC movement and understanding of/commitment to achieving UWC-USAs mission and goals
  • Understanding of enrollment management, admissions trends, and best practices among secondary boarding schools and scholarship programs, domestically and internationally
  • Ability to work individually and collectively with students and parents
  • Great interpersonal skills, including timely and clear electronic communication
  • Technical skills pertaining to the application and financial aid process
  • Great organizational skills
  • Great computer skills, including facility with Excel, G Suite, Microsoft Word
  • Knowledge of UCAS application system, or strong willingness to learn
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Attendance at monthly Faculty Meetings as required
  • Attendance at Board of Trustees Meetings as required
  • Support school and its leadership

LICENSE:               

Valid NM Driver’s License, and must insurable by the schools insurance carrier.

EXPERIENCE:       

2-5 years’ experience in higher education or boarding school admissions or student advising, or promise and potential as demonstrated within the UWC movement or comparable international boarding schools.

EDUCATION:         

Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred    

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Work is typically performed in an interior/office work environment
  • Can require sitting for long periods of time
  • Requires some physical effort
  • Some exposure to physical risk

This position is an exempt, full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience; and UWC-USA offers a competitive benefits package.                                                    

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 225 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 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit, potential, and promise.

A UWC-USA application, letter of interest specific to the position, resume, 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.

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a residential life coordinator (RLC) for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Reporting to the director of residential life, this newly created position is part of a larger vision to enhance student support and the student experience toward mission and values alignment, guided by evidence-based practices of healthy adolescent development and socio-emotional learning.  Student success, support, and wellness are supported by this position. The RLC is on the front-line of all aspects of residential life, facilitating and supporting how students live the mission and values within one of the residential houses (approximately 40-50 students) through programming, monitoring and reporting students of concern, upholding community standards, and pastoral care. Furthermore, the RLC will empower students towards the development of personal integrity, healthy adult-youth relationships, and peer-to-peer accountability. This is a ten month, live-on, and exempt position to include on-call flexibility. A typical work week is Thursday – Monday.  Active work hours are primarily afternoon and evenings.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the director of residential life and residential team to build community within the residential houses, consistent with the values and mission of the UWC movement
  • Build positive student relationships that contribute toward deepening the student experience
  • Coordinate student care in collaboration with the director of residential life, residential staff, counselors, health clinic staff, and faculty
  • Work with director of residential life in coordinating programming to address student wellness
  • Supervise and assist in training assistant residential life coordinators and student resident assistants
  • Reenvision, develop, and update resident assistant handbook, selection process, and training along with residential team
  • Educate and train staff to uphold residential and community standards policies and procedures
  • Communicate proactively with teaching faculty and respond to faculty and parent/family concerns
  • Submit incident reports and serve as community standards officer in responding to student behavior
  • Attend all residential meetings and holds house team meetings
  • Proactively build a culture of safety, respect, engagement, and responsibility
  • Submit and follow-up with maintenance requests for assigned house
  • Coordinate weekend supervision with the Director of Residential Life
  • Complete “check” for assigned house and performs regular walk-throughs
  • Assist with orientation and the opening and closing of residential houses
  • Sponsor an Experiential Education activity
  • Drive occasionally for student activities and events
  • Assist with major campus events including Southwest Studies/Project Week, service days, and retreats
  • Other duties as assigned by the director of residential life

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working within residential communities required
  • Must possess strong desire to work with 16-19 year-olds in a dynamic international boarding environment
  • Keen understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent organizational skills, relationship building skills, and communication skills required
  • Desire to contribute creatively and effectively to the UWC mission and values
  • Must be willing to drive fifteen passenger vehicles and possess a clean driving record and driver’s license
  • Living within assigned residential house required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the UWC movement
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care practices
  • Experience working within an international community
  • Experience with student disciplinary processes and procedures
  • Working knowledge of adolescent student development theory

Education or Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred with focus in counseling, leadership, education, or related field. Ten or more years of experience with adolescents in a residential setting may be considered in lieu of education.

This position is an exempt, full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience.  UWC-USA offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, cafeteria plane and 403(b) retirement.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school, enrolling 230 students from 16-19 years of age. All students follow the IB Diploma program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the USA; the remainder represent over 90 different countries.A UWC application, a letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references are required and 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.

Reports to: Director of Alumni Engagement & Giving (if Director of Advancement is remote)

Role: This temporary, part-time position will assist the Advancement team in meeting financial and engagement goals by supporting administrative tasks and strategic projects of the advancement office.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Support ongoing activities of the Advancement Office, including filing gift documentation, researching and updating alumni records, and organizing supplies
  • Support special projects of the Advancement Office, including in-house direct mail appeals, compiling results of alumni focus groups, event planning and reunions
  • Gather information on alumni for Peer Review and for alumni map on website

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Support additional Advancement Office staff projects as needed

Specific Job Skills

  • Excellent computer skills; ability to work with database systems, preferably Raiser’s Edge; ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Successful project management experience preferred

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, marketing, communications, or related fields is preferred

Highly Desirable Skills and Attributes

  • A passion, or desire to learn about the fundraising process, communications and marketing, and nonprofit management
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is a must
  • Office support experience desired
  • A proactive approach with a “can-do” and flexible attitude
  • A self-starter, with a determination to succeed
  • Ability to work independently, on own initiative, as well as part of a team

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 230 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 over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.

A UWC-USA application, letter of interest specific to the position, resume, 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.  Applications can be found online at uwc-usa.org

The Wellness Department is searching for a Part Time Registered Nurse (RN).  This position reports directly to the School Nurse.  The role is to serve as RN in the Health Clinic during regular clinic hours; and to be on call when the health clinic is closed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide medical care to students as needed,
  • Administer medications as needed,
  • Contact parents as needed,
  • Maintain current/daily documentation of all events/treatments/incidents,
  • Report absences due to illness, appointments, hospitalization,
  • Provide information on length of absence when students will be out for an extended period
  • Provide emergency medical care to faculty/staff as needed,
  • Ensure that all medications are secured

   Skills Required

  • Assessing and providing student health services related to injuries and illnesses,
  • Following school policies, procedures and practices related to health issues and activities,
  • Following and keeping up with health and safety regulations,
  • Maintaining confidentiality,
  • Keeping calm and controlled demeanor during emergency situations,
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, other programs as needed,
  • Ability to work with individuals of all ages, sex, national origin, etc.,
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing,
  • Ability to assist individuals with specialized health care needs,
  • Ability to prepare and maintain medical-related records,
  • Ability to plan and organize work and meet schedules and time lines,
  • Ability to maintain a positive working relationship with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students, and the general public,
  • Ability to work independently.

       Physical Demands

  • Sitting or standing for an extended period of time
  • Walking
  • Pushing or pulling to assist students in wheelchairs
  • Lifting and carrying 50lbs or more
  • Bending and kneeling

      Hazards

  • Contact with blood and other body fluids
  • Potential for contact with blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases
  • Chemicals including antiseptics and disinfectants
  • Biomedical waste and hazards

     Experience

  • Must have school nursing or health clinic experience.

This is a part time, non-exempt position that begins as soon as possible.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 230 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 over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.

An application, a letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references are required and 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.

UWC-USA does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or admission and employment practices based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, or any other legally protected class.

UWC-USA seeks a Media Intern of Global Leadership Forum (GLF)

The Media Intern is part of the UWC-USA short course: Global Leadership Forum that will provide current or rising media professionals with the unique opportunity to tell the stories of young international youth in a dramatic and beautiful landscape while tackling meaningful problems. They will work in collaboration with the GLF Director to document the stories and events of the 2019 GLF summer program. The qualified candidate is able to internalize and model the UWC mission and core values, participate in a positive and inclusive environment, and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff. Media Interns will develop a library of digital and marketing materials for the program and website, as well as assist GLF participants with their community project action plans.

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

General

  • Engage with the participants throughout the workshops and activities on campus, off campus, and in the wilderness
  • Create materials that will contribute to the website redesign plan
  • Create a Certificate of Completion for participants
  • Participate in 2-3 hikes and 3 days / 2 nights of camping
  • Current or graduating High School student

Video & Photography

  • Take high-quality photographs and videos of staff and participants during staff training and the summer program
  • Take high-quality photographs and video of all programming components and activities during the summer program
  • Develop a weekly one-minute recap of the camp and participants
  • Create materials for outreach, promotion, and marketing using Facebook, Instagram, and other social media venues (e.g. SnapChat and Blogs)
  • Lead and assist GLF participants in the creation of any digital media projects
  • Compile and organize all participant and staff created photography and video to be use and distributed for the 2018 cohort

Social Media

  • Manage GLF Facebook account during GLF Staff training and summer program
  • Post updates, news, pictures, and videos highlighting the program and staff training on the GLF Facebook page
  • Create innovative social media quick-clips, showcasing the dynamic beauty of New Mexico and the diverse student cohort

Research

  • Research online activity of exemplar camps and summer programs
  • Report to Director on social media best practices for exemplar camps and summer programs
  • Create a social media marketing and communications template plan for 2019 summer programming

Preferred Qualities:

  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Mature, flexible, adaptable, dependable, and respectful within a diverse community
  • Independent

Desired Qualities:

  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Bilingual in English and one other language

Contract Length:

  • Staff Training June 19 – June 29
  • GLF Program June 30 – July 20

Compensation:

  • $500 or Travel Stipend up to $500
  • Lodging and Meals
  • Transportation during GLF program
  • Temporary Health Insurance (for non-US residents only)

To Apply:

Submit the following to Jason Brewer, GLF Director at jason.brewer@uwc-usa.org by May 3 by 5PM MST:

  1. A letter of intent explaining your interest in being the GLF Media Intern (250 – 500 words)
  2. A reel or a collection of links to your media work. Both video and still shots, if possible

    UWC-USA seeks a Media Intern of Global Leadership Forum (GLF)

    The Media Intern is part of the UWC-USA short course: Global Leadership Forum that will provide current or rising media professionals with the unique opportunity to tell the stories of young international youth in a dramatic and beautiful landscape while tackling meaningful problems. They will work in collaboration with the GLF Director to document the stories and events of the 2019 GLF summer program. The qualified candidate is able to internalize and model the UWC mission and core values, participate in a positive and inclusive environment, and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff. Media Interns will develop a library of digital and marketing materials for the program and website, as well as assist GLF participants with their community project action plans.

    Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

    General

    • Engage with the participants throughout the workshops and activities on campus, off campus, and in the wilderness
    • Create materials that will contribute to the website redesign plan
    • Create a Certificate of Completion for participants
    • Participate in 2-3 hikes and 3 days / 2 nights of camping
    • Current or graduating High School student

    Video & Photography

    • Take high-quality photographs and videos of staff and participants during staff training and the summer program
    • Take high-quality photographs and video of all programming components and activities during the summer program
    • Develop a weekly one-minute recap of the camp and participants
    • Create materials for outreach, promotion, and marketing using Facebook, Instagram, and other social media venues (e.g. SnapChat and Blogs)
    • Lead and assist GLF participants in the creation of any digital media projects
    • Compile and organize all participant and staff created photography and video to be use and distributed for the 2018 cohort

    Social Media

    • Manage GLF Facebook account during GLF Staff training and summer program
    • Post updates, news, pictures, and videos highlighting the program and staff training on the GLF Facebook page
    • Create innovative social media quick-clips, showcasing the dynamic beauty of New Mexico and the diverse student cohort

    Research

    • Research online activity of exemplar camps and summer programs
    • Report to Director on social media best practices for exemplar camps and summer programs
    • Create a social media marketing and communications template plan for 2019 summer programming

    Preferred Qualities:

    • Ability to work well in a team
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Mature, flexible, adaptable, dependable, and respectful within a diverse community
    • Independent

     Desired Qualities:

    • Ability to work well in a team
    • Bilingual in English and one other language

     

     Contract Length:

    • Staff Training June 19 – June 29
    • GLF Program June 30 – July 20

    Compensation:

    • $500 or Travel Stipend up to $500
    • Lodging and Meals
    • Transportation during GLF program
    • Temporary Health Insurance (for non-US residents only)

     To Apply:

    Submit the following to Jason Brewer, GLF Director at jason.brewer@uwc-usa.org by May 3 by 5PM MST:

    1. A letter of intent explaining your interest in being the GLF Media Intern (250 – 500 words)
    2. A reel or a collection of links to your media work. Both video and still shots, if possible
    3. Two references listed. Please include their full name, title, relationship to you, email address and phone number
  3. Two references listed. Please include their full names, titles, relationship to you, email address, and phone number

UWC-USA seeks a Registered Nurse for Global Leadership Forum (GLF)

The Registered Nurse is part of the UWC-USA summer youth short course: Global Leadership Forum that works in collaboration with the GLF Director and Curriculum & Instruction Manager to ensure all participants have access to health care assistance 24 hours a day during each day of the summer short course program. The qualified candidate is able to internalize and model the UWC Core Values; establish, model, and facilitate a positive and inclusive learning environment for GLF participants; and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff.  The Registered Nurse will ensure the health and well-being for international youth aged 14 – 18.

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Be on-call 24 hours a day during each day of the program (18 days)
  • Assist and treat participants outside of basic first aid
  • Provide recommendations based on participant health
  • Facilitate a Health Workshop for participants and staff
  • Compile health reports for GLF Director for each participant
  • Respect confidentiality among staff and participants about participant health developments
  • Assist the Director and Managers with all health / medical logistical tasks
  • Join 2 – 3 hikes and be present or available for all outdoor experiences
  • Establish a positive learning environment and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff
  • Facilitate and model constructive engagement in conflict
  • Support participants’ social and health well-being via integrating oneself in the residential life and educational experiences, and attending all meals

Preferred Qualities:

  • Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record and be able to drive a school vehicle
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (e.g. WFA, WFR or any other equivalent certification)
  • Experience in risk management in experiential education setting(s)
  • Experience in youth development, camps, and outdoor adventures
  • Ability to model effective problem-solving skills and engage in conflict constructively
  • Flexible, adaptable, and dependable

Desired Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Bilingual in English and one other language

Contract Length:

  • Online: May 1 – June 18
  • On site: June 19 – July 22

Compensation:

  • $2,000

Submit a letter of interest for the position, resume, and a list of two references may be emailed to Jason Brewer at jason.brewer@uwc-usa.org. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 29 by 5:00 pm MST. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

More information about UWC can be found at www.uwc.org. More information about UWC-USA can be found at www.uwc-usa.org. More information about GLF can be found at www.uwc-usa.org/GLF.

UWC-USA seeks an Instructor of Global Leadership Forum (GLF)

The Instructor is part of the UWC-USA Short Course: Global Leadership Forum that works in collaboration with the GLF Director and Curriculum & Instruction Manager and is part of the design team that aid in the development of an outstanding youth leadership program. The qualified candidate is able to internalize and model the UWC mission and core values; establish, model, and facilitate a positive and inclusive learning environment for GLF participants; and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff.  Instructors will ensure the delivery of a dynamic and challenging leadership program and a succinct UWC experience without the academic pressures of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for international youth aged 14 – 18.

 Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Contribute to the development of the GLF curriculum
  • Implement the GLF curriculum via facilitating engaging workshops, activities, and meaningful discussions and debriefs aligned with the GLF curriculum
  • Professionally plan and co-plan workshop presentations, activities, and debrief discussions with other Instructors and the Curriculum & Instruction Manager
  • Provide constructive feedback on facilitation and pedagogical strategies
  • Assist the Director and Curriculum & Instruction Manager with all logistical tasks
  • Lead 2 – 3 hikes and participate in all outdoor experiences
  • Establish a positive learning environment and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff
  • Facilitate and model constructive engagement in conflict
  • Support participants’ social and health well-being via integrating oneself in the residential life and educational experiences, and attending all meals
  • Manage and mentor 1 – 2 Volunteer Assistant Instructors
  • Maintain excellent self-care and hygiene
  • Be 21 years of age or older

Preferred Qualities:

  • Have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record and be able to drive a school vehicle
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (e.g. WFA, WFR or any other equivalent certification)
  • Background in experiential education or project-based learning
  • Experience in risk management in experiential education setting(s)
  • Experience in youth development and outdoor living
  • Ability to model effective problem-solving skills and engage in conflict constructively
  • Flexible, adaptable, and dependable

Desired Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Bilingual in English and one other language

Contract Length:

  • Online: May 1 – June 18
  • On-Site: June 19 – July 22

Compensation:

  • $1,500 or Travel Stipend to and from New Mexico

Complete the application on the website at www.uwc-usa.org/GLFSTAFF and email to Jason Brewer at jason.brewer@uwc-usa.org for any questions or clarifications. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 22 17:00 MST. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

More information about UWC can be found at www.uwc.org. More information about UWC-USA can be found at www.uwc-usa.org. More information about GLF can be found at www.uwc-usa.org/GLF.

United World College– USA is accepting applications for one (1) full-time Facilities Worker.

Duties to include but not limited to; painting, plumbing, generators, carpentry, HVAC, boilers, fire system, general maintenance duties, snow removal, move furniture, grounds maintenance, custodial duties, etc. Prefer someone with a (electrician, plumbers, gasfitters, etc.) journeyman’s license.  Boiler operator’s license a plus. Must be willing to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and/or overtime as needed. Also, must be willing to rotate “on-call” duties with other maintenance staff and assist other staff members as needed. 

Applicants should be organized, flexible, and eager to work, have good communication skills and be able to work with people. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable through schools insurance.

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.

UWC-USA 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.

The United World College-USA is seeking a full-time English Language and Literature Teacher. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate English A in its various forms. 

The ideal applicant will hold a master’s degree in English literature or a related field (e.g., Spanish literature) and have at least three years teaching experience. 

Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with experience in residential school settings and all applicants should be willing to be engaged in residential life and experiential education.  

Instructional Responsibilities

IB English A

A full-time English teacher at UWC-USA should be prepared to teach English A: Language and Literature, English A: Literature HL and SL, and Literature and Performance.   English A classes have Higher Level and Standard Level students together in one class; in the first year the course content is identical, with differentiation of instruction in the second year as needed.  

Course Content and Assessment

The teacher is responsible for covering the required course content and assessing student performance based upon a standard set of requirements and criteria provided by the IB.  

Extended Essays

All teachers are expected to supervise Extended Essays (EE).  The EEs are research topics developed by students which result in an essay of approximately 4,000 words and involving four to six hours of work for the supervisor.  There are three mandatory reflection sessions that must be completed.  Teachers may be asked to supervise Extended Essays in subjects that they do not teach if there are not any in their given subject. 

Grades and Reports

The teacher will compile grades and write a narrative report for each student in their classes at designated times of the year.  Teachers are to track attendance in the approved school platforms.  

Invigilation

During trial examinations teachers are expected to invigilate their own exams and, during the IB examinations in May, full-time teachers are expected to invigilate approximately 12 hours of exams. 

References and Recommendations

All faculty are to write letters of recommendation to colleges and universities on behalf of their students, at the student’s request.  

General Responsibilities

Advising

Full-time faculty serve as official advisors to a group of 10-12 students. 

Experiential Education

All faculty members each year sponsor two activities that fulfill the ExEd requirements of UWC-USA. One of this teacher’s Experiential Education activities is working with the writing center and assisting students with English acquisition. 

At the end of each session all faculty are responsible for writing a narrative report that explains the activity and, where appropriate, the contributions of individual students.  Faculty also assist with student generation of digital portfolios.  In addition, all faculty are expected to participate in UWC Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the Annual Conference. 

Driving

All faculty members shall assist in transporting students as needed.  All faculty are expected to follow UWC-USA’s Vehicle Safety Policy.  

Residential Life

All faculty members are involved in residential life during their tenure at UWC-USA.  All faculty who have been provided with school-supplied housing will be expected to accept appointments serving as a Resident Tutor or Assistant Resident Tutor for two (2) consecutive years on a rotating cycle or as needed.  

Weekend Duty

All faculty and staff who have school-provided housing (regardless of location of that housing) are expected to assist with weekend duty up to five weekends per year. 

Meetings

All full-time faculty are to attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and the weekly assembly (Forum).    

Orientation and Post-Graduation

Faculty participation in Orientation in August is critical to the success of the program.  All faculty participate in several aspects of orientation.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to remain on campus after Graduation to participate in any faculty professional development or culminating activities.  

Southwest Studies and Project Week

Southwest Studies and Project Week are week-long educational excursions that take place in the fall and spring, respectively.  All faculty are to participate in one of these trips.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 230 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 over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.

A UWC-USA application, a letter of interest specific to the position, resume, 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.

“How can there be peace without people understanding each other; and how can this be if they don’t know each other?”

— Lester B. Pearson, former Canadian Prime Minister and UWC supporter