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

Salary Range: $13.70 – $20.50/hr

United World College-USA is seeking to hire a Security Guard Supervisor. This position functions as a working supervisor to lead employees in guarding the property against damage, fire, theft, trespassing, and illegal entry; consistently patrol premises by foot; examine doors, windows, and gates to ensure that they are properly secured; verify identity of employees and other persons entering the grounds; develop incident reports of damage, theft, or unusual occurrences; investigate disturbances and in the event of an emergency maintain order and safety of occupants.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Scheduling “Supervisor” shift coverage in times of absence
  • Supervision of Day, Swing and Graveyard Shifts
  • Have scheduled days each month working on each of the three shifts to oversee all employees
  • Investigations (i.e. criminal, accident), follow-up, and completion
  • Assisting employees with problem-solving
  • Inventory control (tagging, paperwork)
  • Training of new security guards
  • Attending training sessions/workshops as needed
  • Reports to Security Guard Director
  • Evaluating employees
  • Reprimanding and/or warning employees
  • Assist Accounting in driving to town and making bank deposits.
  • Identify, assist, and attend to tourists and guests
  • Transport students to hospital in emergency situations or to bus stations as requested.
  • Pickup and sign-in packages/Provide delivery/courier services
  • Reviewing Daily Reports
  • Attending school meetings as directed
  • Mail coordination and distribution (Office Mail, UPS, Special Delivery)
  • Fire drills (student, faculty, staff evacuation)
  • Monitoring equipment use/condition
  • Patrolling Campus/Hot Springs and other school areas and properties.
  • Complete tasks as assigned by the Security Guard Director
  • Leadership: All UWC-USA employees are expected to provide varying levels of leadership in order to support the UWC mission. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Actively participating and contributing to committee or task force assignments, providing leadership in campus-wide events or initiatives, strategic planning efforts, in the experiential education program, the dormitories, dining hall, and/or in physical plant initiatives.
    • Initiating strategic discussions and sharing thoughtful and innovative ideas with your co-workers for carrying out the UWC mission and successfully completing day to day work assignments.
    • Demonstrating a growth mindset by believing and acknowledging that intelligence, skills, learning and creativity can all grow with time and experience.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, loud noises and/or unpleasant or irrational people
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 50 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High School graduation or GED, plus three to four (3-4) years of providing security services.
  • Valid NM Driver’s License, and must be insurable by the school’s insurance carrier.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Flexible and eager to work
  • Ability to complete daily logs and inspections reports
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel.
  • Ability to drive motor vehicles.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in providing protection services to individuals on campus.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, 12-month position. Compensation is commensurate with experience; and UWC-USA offers a competitive benefits package.

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 U.S.; the remainder represent more than 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit, potential, and promise.

To apply, complete an application form. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate is required to either be vaccinated, as vaccines are available, or provide a medical or religious waiver, prior to starting this position at UWC-USA.

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.

Salary Range: $19.20 – $28.80/hr

United World College-USA is seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Advancement department. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Administrative Assistant will use their outstanding communication talents to provide direct administrative and operational support for the Advancement team. This campus-based position serves as a campus and public-facing representative of the department and plays a pivotal role in event coordination and communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential

  • Serves as the Primary Point of Contact for the Advancement Team by serving as a presence on campus for this virtual team and providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office by:
    • Answering phone calls, scheduling meetings and supporting visitors.
    • Carrying out administrative duties such as writing, copying, scanning etc.
    • Exhibiting polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
    • Maintaining supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Coordination of Campus Events: Assist in the planning and execution of small and large fundraising and cultivation events, including multi-tasking an extremely high-level of event management duties such as assisting with invites, overseeing coordination of internal and external participants, drafting/creating event related communications and web forms/pages, aiding in guest-list management, assisting with key onsite roles such as volunteer management and various day-of preparation, and working with staff and/or contractors and other pre, onsite and post event duties as assigned.
  • Get Away Family Program Coordination: Serve as the liaison between the local community and the school to coordinate the UWC-USA Get Away Family program, including assigning students to get away hosts, ongoing stewardship of this program, and coordinating annual recognition of the host families (invitation to public events on campus, annual recognition event, year-end holiday cards, etc.)
  • Assist with database management: Aid in keeping data organized/consistent in the organization’s CRM, help create/pull reports, aid in processing donations and creating event forms
  • Donor Reporting: Responsible for various donor stewardship/acknowledgement administrative related tasks on campus (drafting and processing acknowledgement letters, ordering/shipping gift recognition items, etc.) to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Manage the advancement and communications calendar and coordinate content delivery.
  • Support the Communications Director in identifying, drafting, posting daily updates and communication for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (weekly updates on LinkedIn)..
  • Collaborate with Advancement Team in generating content ideas, and assist in drafting and distributing email communication, the Kaleidoscope and other external communication alerts as needed, specifically for fall, end of year, and end of fiscal year fundraising campaigns.
  • Work with the Communications Director to update and generate content for the website to ensure the quality, timeliness and relevance of web materials. This includes coordinating the receipt of bios and headshots of faculty, staff and board.
  • Provide administrative support to the Chief Advancement Officer for documentation and correspondence related to the Board’s Governance and Advancement Committees.
  • Other duties as assigned for general office needs.

Additional

  • Listen to and understand prospect, donor, and volunteer needs and proactively respond to those needs in a timely manner.
  • Create positive relationships with UWC-USA students, employees, and trustees. Involve students in advancement efforts, as appropriate.
  • Assist the office in taking photographs of personnel and community events and have primary responsibility for sorting, storing and sharing images/videos effectively and in an organized manner.
  • Some local travel may be required to support off-campus student activities, e.g. Southwest Studies, Project Week, Retreats, etc.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Leadership: All UWC-USA employees are expected to provide varying levels of leadership in order to support the UWC mission. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Actively participating and contributing to committee or task force assignments, providing leadership in campus-wide events or initiatives, strategic planning efforts, in the experiential education program, the dormitories, dining hall, and/or in physical plant initiatives.
    • Initiating strategic discussions and sharing thoughtful and innovative ideas with your co-workers for carrying out the UWC mission and successfully completing day to day work assignments.
    • Demonstrating a growth mindset by believing and acknowledging that intelligence, skills, learning and creativity can all grow with time and experience.

Supervisory

  • Possible supervision of student workers

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3 or more years successful experience in nonprofit management, communications and/or administrative roles.
  • Strong writing ability.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Creativity in planning and implementing campus events.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Ability to prepare reports and correspondence to respond to volunteer and donor inquiries.
  • Excellent computer skills; ability to work with database systems, preferably Raiser’s Edge; ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize goals.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability to understand the practice of donor relations, gift processing, and research.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Aptitude/Experience in Photography
  • 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.
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours occasionally or after hours, as required.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of and communicate the ethos and ideals of UWC-USA, and international education.
  • A professional and mature approach to work with an ability to build strong rapport with a broad spectrum of people.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, on-campus, 12-month position. Some local travel may be required. Compensation is commensurate with experience; and UWC-USA offers a competitive benefits package.

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 U.S.; the remainder represent more than 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit, potential, and promise.

To apply, complete an application form. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate is required to either be vaccinated, as vaccines are available, or provide a medical or religious waiver, prior to starting this position at UWC-USA.

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 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.

To apply, complete an application form.   Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate is required to either be vaccinated, as vaccines are available, or provide a medical or religious waiver, prior to starting this position at UWC-USA.

2021-2022 UWC-USA Fellowship Opportunities

UWC-USA is a two-year international school in Montezuma, NM which brings students from around the globe together virtually and in person for a two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and place-based experiential education and residential community building. In support of our efforts, we invite alumni and others to serve as Fellows in a variety of capacities. Fellows are offered room and board and a small stipend and the chance to work with young change agents and the campus community during short residencies that align with our mission and goals. For more information, please see the following links: 

2022 Permaculture Fellow – The Permaculture Fellow will work with the Director of the Agroecology Research Center to develop and execute sustainability related programming for our body of international high school students, with a particular focus on our Permaculture Design Certificate. Fellows will also provide operational assistance for all programming at the Agroecology Research Center, UWC-USA’s 20-acre farm and ecological field station, and assist with Campus Sustainability programming as a part of our Residential Life team.
Fellows are provided with a stipend ($1,000/month) for 30+ hours a week from January- May.

Alumni in Residence – Alumni in Residence Fellows work on school programs/initiatives related to their field of study, interests, and/or (future) passions. The personal contact and day-to-day involvement of the fellow with our community benefits our students by helping prepare them to become active and engaged alumni. 

Arts and Culture – Not available for 2020; check back in October regarding 2021

Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conflict – Fellows will share from their areas of expertise formally and informally, teaching skills to address root causes of conflict, transform conflict, and/or utilize restorative justice working with students and the campus community in small groups and one-on-one. 

For more information, please contact the individuals listed in each link, or visit www.uwc-usa.org. Successful candidates are required to either be vaccinated, as vaccines are available, or provide a medical or religious waiver, prior to starting any position at UWC-USA.

“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