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

United World College– USA is accepting applications for a full-time Security Officer.

Duties include: the ability to work shift work, weekends, and holidays as needed.  Perform security duties under the direction of the Security Supervisor. Must have the ability to write daily reports as well as incident reports.  Works closely with staff, students, and general public.  Must have basic computer skills.

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

Applications may be downloaded from the website or here and emailed to hr@uwc-usa.org.  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

United World College– USA is accepting applications for a female 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 downloaded from the website or here and emailed to hr@uwc-usa.org. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The Wellness Department is searching for two (2) On-Call Registered Nurse (RN).  This position reports directly to the School Nurse.  The role is to serve as on call RN 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 hr@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 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 downloaded from the website or here and emailed to hr@uwc-usa.org.  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a Chief Finance & Operations Officer.  This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position reporting directly to the President. In consultation with the president and strategic leadership team, the CFOO oversees and maintains efficient and effective financial and operating systems and processes as well as exemplary service levels and accountability across the school’s core business and operations functions. The CFOO continuously seeks to improve resource utilization and is responsible for the business office, human resources, information technology, property management, legal affairs, insurance, plant and facilities maintenance and transportation, campus security, dining services, the campus store, and auxiliary revenue sources. The CFOO is a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), coordinating to ensure the effective and safe operation of UWC USA.  The CFOO also works closely with the finance, investment, and audit committees of the board.

The ideal applicant will have prior experience working in academe, and with international and or non-profit organization. Experience with the UWC movement is a plus.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Property Management and Interface for Legal Matters – Directs and manages the assets of the college, including overseeing both its physical plant and financial assets. Oversees the management of new construction, renovation, and non-routine maintenance.
  • Serves as the main contact for the college on legal matters regarding the operations or financial responsibilities of the college.  
  • Oversees Risk Management and property Insurance(s). Maintains oversight of legal issues and public safety.  Serves as lead of the Risk Management Committee.  Serves as the main contact for the schools insurance companies.
  • Oversees the implementing of the college’s sustainability initiatives. Leads and supports the sustainability committee and their efforts.
  • Financial Management – Provides leadership and oversight of the work of the business office and its function to ensure efficient and effective management of the finance function, accuracy and reliability of financial information.  
  • Leads the process of budgeting and provides relevant information to operating divisions and the president.
  • Develops and maintains systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the college.
  • Provides leadership in continuing to improve effective management accounting systems and processes.
  • Investment Management – Oversees the management of UWC USA assets and endowments, including tracking investment performance and providing financial statement analysis to the Board.
  • Audit, Compliance and Internal Controls – Oversees bond indebtedness and banking and auditing relationships.  Produces financial, expense and budgeting reports.  Ensures audits and statutory compliance are carried out on time, in line with applicable laws and UWC USA regulations and compliance requirements.  Arranges for the preparation of the audited financial reports by external auditors; and reports to the President, Senior Leadership Team and the Board.
  • Leadership – Serves as a member of the Senior Leadership team  and contributes to the team’s efforts to promote an organizational culture of collaboration, open and frequent communication, adaptation, alignment with a common vision, and acknowledgement of success in achieving specific project and broader organizational objectives.  
  • Human Resource Management – Oversees human resource activities including but not limited to recruitment, selection and hiring, orientation, payroll and benefits, staff support and engagement, and support for training and development, as well as employee benefits such as health, life, dental, FSA, and workers compensation.
  • Security – Oversees the security division to ensure the safety and welfare of campus, employees, students, and visitors.
  • Management of Information Technology – Oversees, and ensures effective use of Information Technology systems to support organizational processes,  including document management, client relationship management, event support, and supporting mainframe computing, other administrative computing, and faculty and teaching equipment and technology.  Establishes and maintains budget and cost management for IT.  
  • Management of Food Services – Oversees food services contract and works closely with the food services manager to ensure quality service to the UWC USA community while maintaining the approved budget.
  • Strategic Operations – Provides support to the Board, President, Senior Leadership Team, and the Strategic Planning Committee in the area of forward working planning, strategic financial management, budgetary analysis and reporting.
  • Serves as a staff officer to the Board’s Business and Finance Committee and Investment Committee.
  • Serves on several college committees, such as Housing, Information Technology, Buildings and Grounds, Long Range Land Use Planning, and others as assigned.
  • Has other duties as required and as assigned by the president.

Skills:

  • Strong operations leadership and management skills
  • Strong accounting, audit, financial management and financial analysis skills
  • Ability to provide leadership and oversight to multiple departments
  • Highly numerate with an ability to create, manage, interpret, and present financial analysis, forecasting and resource management
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills with ability to manage and develop high-performing teams
  • Ability to prioritize workload and function effectively within and outside the office in a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary environment
  • Ability to work under pressure to complete multiple tasks, meet demands and deadlines with a positive, constructive attitude
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters and respond as required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel; familiarity with accounting software, Google Suite
  • Understanding of legal language in all types of business contracts and risk assessment
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload and perform effectively managing numerous significant responsibilities and challenges with competing priorities.

Knowledge:

  • Strong working knowledge of financial, accounting, cash flow, donor, grant budgeting and investment management
  • Strong working knowledge of audit and compliance
  • Knowledge of US accounting standards and consolidated financial reporting
  • Understanding of legal language in all types of contracts and risk assessment
  • An understanding of the not-for-profit sector, including donor relations and management
  • Background in strategy and business planning with proven ability to develop and manage business plans, processes and controls to enhance efficiencies and mitigate risk
  • Demonstrate proven ability in organizational development, information technology, business transformation, project management, asset and property management
  • Knowledge of US accounting standards, US government grant processes, procedures, auditing requirements, and consolidated financial reporting
  • Background in and working knowledge of computerized management information systems
  • Adept with information communications technology (ICT) commonly used in office applications, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Office environment primarily, but with frequent visits to construction and non- routine maintenance sites.
  • Some evening and weekend work.
  • Some overnight travel.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, or a related field. 
  • International and/or non-profit experience preferred.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Collaborative leadership style that includes strong team-building skills.
  • Commitment to the mission of the school and the UWC movement.

The following qualifications are desirable: 

  • Graduate degree in a related field (such as an MBA), or comparable experience of progressively evolving management and team leadership in an academic setting.
  • Experience working in academe.
  • Experience in planning and overseeing capital projects.

This position is an exempt, full-time position that will be an initial two (2) year agreement.  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.

A UWC-USA application, letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references may be emailed to hr@uwc-usa.org.  Application forms may be found at https://www.uwc-usa.org/about-us/careers-with-uwc-usa/  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 to appoint a Residential Coordinator (RC) for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Reporting to the Dean of Students, this 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 40-55 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, with some late night responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the residential staff and 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 dean of students, 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 Coordinators and student resident assistants
  • Support utilization of resident assistant handbook, supervise selection process of student RA’s, and provide training along with residential team
  • Will maintain regular office hours
  • 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 hold 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 perform regular walk-throughs
  • Assist with orientation and the opening and closing of residential houses
  • Sponsor two (2) Experiential Education activities
  • Maintain a designated focus area in student support and/or ExEd Track
  • Assist with mail and package delivery shifts as assigned
  • Drive for student activities and events
  • Assist with major campus events including Southwest Studies/Project Week, service days, and retreats
  • Participate in diversity, equity, inclusion programming and professional development
  • Complete annual certification in First Aid/CPR, Adolescence Mental Health First Aid, Constructive Engagement of Conflict and/or Experiential Education
  • Assist with Peer Educator wellness training, related to issues of consent, addiction and substance abuse prevention and mental health
  • Co-lead Southwest Studies or Second Year Success Week (October)
  • Co-lead Project Week (March)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students

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 U.S. driver’s license
  • Living within assigned residential house required for full academic year.

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, particularly restorative justice
  • Working knowledge of adolescent student development theory
  • CLD Driver/willingness to be trained

Education or Experience Requirements:

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

This position is a 10 month, exempt, full-time position.  Housing is available 12 months. Compensation is commensurate with experience.  UWC-USA offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and cafeteria plan and 403(b) retirement.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school, enrolling 230 students from 16-19 years of age. All students follow the International Baccalaureate 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 hr@uwc-usa.org.  Application forms may be found at https://www.uwc-usa.org/about-us/careers-with-uwc-usa/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.

The United World College-USA is seeking a full-time Biology Teacher. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate Biology in its various forms. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Biology or a related field 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. Experience and knowledge of the UWC movement is a plus.

Instructional Responsibilities

Biology A full-time Biology teacher at UWC-USA should be prepared to teach four classes of Biology 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 the 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 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.

A UWC-USA application, letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references may be emailed to hr@uwc-usa.org.  Application forms may be found at https://www.uwc-usa.org/about-us/careers-with-uwc-usa/  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.

The United World College-USA is seeking a full-time Economics/Global Politics Teacher. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate Economics/Global Politics in its various forms. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Economics, Political Science or a related field 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. Experience and knowledge of the UWC movement is a plus.

Instructional Responsibilities

Economics/Global Politics A full-time Economics/Global Politics teacher at UWC-USA should be prepared to teach four classes of a combination of Economics and/or Global Politics HL and/or SL in all of its upcoming iterations, based on demand. 

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 the 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 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.

A UWC-USA application, letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references may be emailed to hr@uwc-usa.org.  Application forms may be found at https://www.uwc-usa.org/about-us/careers-with-uwc-usa/  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.

The United World College-USA is seeking a full-time Social Anthropology Teacher. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate Social Anthropology in its various forms. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Anthropology or a related field 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. Experience and knowledge of the UWC movement is a plus.

Instructional Responsibilities

Social Anthropology A full-time Social Anthropology teacher at UWC-USA should be prepared to teach four classes of Social Anthropology 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 the 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 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.

A UWC-USA application, letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references may be emailed to hr@uwc-usa.org.  Application forms may be found at https://www.uwc-usa.org/about-us/careers-with-uwc-usa/  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.

The United World College-USA is seeking a full-time Spanish Ab Initio/Spanish B Teacher. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate Spanish Ab Initio/Spanish B in its various forms. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Spanish language, Spanish education or a related field 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. Experience and knowledge of the UWC movement is a plus.

Instructional Responsibilities

Spanish Ab Initio/Spanish B A full-time Spanish Ab Initio/Spanish B teacher at UWC-USA should be prepared to teach four classes of Spanish Ab Initio/Spanish B 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 the 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 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.

A UWC-USA application, letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references may be emailed to hr@uwc-usa.org.  Application forms may be found at https://www.uwc-usa.org/about-us/careers-with-uwc-usa/  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.

“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