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: $10.00 – $15.00/hr 

United World College-USA is seeking a full-time Facilities Worker in the Maintenance department to work Mondays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Must be willing to be on call to work weekends with a rotation of every 6-7 weeks. 

The role of the Facilities Worker in Maintenance is to maintain property and ensure that facilities are kept in good repair and working order. Under direction, performs minor to medium repairs to buildings, facilities, service equipment, maintains grounds, and performs custodial duties. Operates the collection and distribution systems, pump and storage facilities, all other related equipment and school infrastructure, and performs all other work as may be assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responds to and remedies work orders in a timely and professional manner
  • Performs minor-to-medium repairs to building fixtures
  • Performs minor plumbing repairs in assembling, installing, and repairing pipes.
  • Assists in maintaining boilers
  • Maintains & repairs minor electrical malfunctions and installs new equipment
  • Acts as a carpenter in the alteration, repair, and maintenance of buildings
  • Maintains tools and machinery in good condition and uses all tools carefully and as instructed
  • Completes work orders for painting and building repairs, indicating materials used and time involved
  • Conducts snow removal as needed
  • Assists in maintaining and operates water pumping, storage, and distribution systems
  • Assists in maintaining wastewater pumping and collection systems, and water and sewer maintenance equipment
  • Does a walk through of campus buildings and inspects for damage and/or safety hazards
  • Replaces bulbs and performs drywall, painting, and touch up painting

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects of at least 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 one (1) year of providing maintenance 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.
  • Consistently positive attitude.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to work with hands and to work in mechanically oriented situations following supervisor instructions.
  • General knowledge of various types of equipment used in building trades.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision, given proper instructions.
  • Ability to do heavy lifting.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and construction equipment.
  • Ability to read and write and to follow detailed written instructions.

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: $10.00 – $15.00/hr 

United World College-USA is seeking a full-time Facilities Worker in the Grounds department to work Mondays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Must be willing to be on call to work weekends with a rotation of every 6-7 weeks. 

The role of the Facilities Worker is to maintain property and ensure that facilities are kept in good repair and working order. Under direction, performs minor to medium repairs to buildings, facilities, service equipment, maintains grounds, and performs custodial duties. Operates the collection and distribution systems, pump and storage facilities, all other related equipment and school infrastructure, and performs all other work as may be assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Mows and waters lawns
  • Feeds and trims shrubs, tends flower beds and regularly inspects assigned work areas to insure proper standards are maintained
  • Plans, plants and maintains landscaping in accordance with the landscaping plan
  • Assists with repairing walkways and parking lots
  • Cuts down and removes limbs, branches and trees that have been damaged
  • Prepares and maintains athletic/soccer fields
  • Applies fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides as needed
  • Operates a variety of hand tools and power equipment
  • Maintains irrigation systems
  • Works on special projects as needed (i.e., forest thinning)
  • Loads/unloads dirt, gravel and other debris
  • Removes refuse and trash from grounds
  • Maintains brush pile at farm for chipping and composting
  • Performs heavy manual labor for extended periods under some unfavorable climatic conditions
  • Removes snow as needed
  • Enforces and complies with safety regulations at the work site
  • Supervises and assigns tasks to student or part-time employees assigned to assist

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects of at least 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 one (1) year of providing maintenance 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.
  • Consistently positive attitude.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to work with hands and to work in mechanically oriented situations following supervisor instructions.
  • General knowledge of various types of equipment used in building trades.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision, given proper instructions.
  • Ability to do heavy lifting.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and construction equipment.
  • Ability to read and write and to follow detailed written instructions.

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: $10.00 – $15.00/hr 

United World College-USA is seeking a part-time Facilities Worker in the Custodial department to work Mondays through Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The role of the Facilities Worker in Custodial is to maintain property and ensure that facilities are kept in good repair and working order. Under direction, performs minor to medium repairs to buildings, facilities, service equipment, maintains grounds, and performs custodial duties. Operates the collection and distribution systems, pump and storage facilities, all other related equipment and school infrastructure, and performs all other work as may be assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs cleaning and janitorial duties.
  • Assists in control of sanitation.
  • Cleans assigned areas by washing furnishings and equipment.
  • Sweeps and mops floors with special cleaning solutions and disinfectants to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Uses damp disinfected cleaning cloths and vacuum cleaner to dust window seals, blinds, floors, furniture and equipment.
  • Scours and polishes sinks, toilets, mirrors and similar equipment.
  • Replenishes supplies of soap, towels and other dispensable items.
  • Gathers and disposes of trash, washes waste baskets and large refuse containers, transfers all recycling to appropriate recycling containers, and relines with plastic bags.
  • Periodically polishes floors using buffing machine and polish.
  • Strips and refinishes floors as necessary.
  • Be on call, work shifts, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Work overtime as needed.
  • Conduct snow removal as needed.
  • Conduct grounds work and maintenance painting in the summer.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects of at least 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 one (1) year of providing maintenance 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.
  • Consistently positive attitude.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to work with hands and to work in mechanically oriented situations following supervisor instructions.
  • General knowledge of various types of equipment used in building trades.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision, given proper instructions.
  • Ability to do heavy lifting.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and construction equipment.
  • Ability to read and write and to follow detailed written instructions.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

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.

Starting Salary: $42,930

United World College-USA is seeking a full-time Chemistry Instructor beginning in August 2021. The teacher will be responsible for teaching IB Chemistry. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Chemistry or a related subject, and have at least three (3) years’ experience teaching Chemistry. 

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

IB DP Instruction

Chemistry Instructor: A full-time Chemistry Instructor is responsible for teaching four classes of chemistry.  This teacher instructs both Higher Level and Standard Level in the same classes; however, in the first year the course content is identical and differentiation occurs in the second year.

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.  

The teacher is expected to provide students with the necessary skills to complete the Internal Assessment by the school’s internal deadline.  Teachers are to complete the marking of all IAs before 1 April, enter the grades into IBIS and upload the required sample. 

Extended Essays 

All teachers are to supervise up to 6 Extended Essays per year.  The EEs are research topics developed by students which results in an essay of approximately 4,000 words and involves 4 to 6 hours of work for the supervisor.  There are 3 mandatory reflection sessions that must be completed.  

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.  

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.  Most students need at least 2 recommendations in the application process. While it is reasonable to present students with criteria or guidelines, teachers should keep in mind that limiting the number of recommendations that they write puts a burden on their colleagues.  The average faculty writes 10-15 letters.   

General Responsibilities

Advising

Full-time faculty serve as official advisors to a group of 10-12 students.  However, UWC-USA is a place where student-faculty relationships are expected to be extensive and meaningful.   

Experiential Education

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. 

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.  Residential terms shall not exceed a total of ten (10) years.

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 faculty are to attend all faculty meetings and department meetings.  In addition, teaching faculty who are also residential staff are to attend twice-monthly residential meetings.  Faculty are to attend scheduled assembly, stand-up sessions.    

Post-Graduation

In May, after Graduation, the first-year students have one week of culture-building and academic activities.  Faculty will be involved in the design of the week, and are to participate in the 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 or both of these trips.

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 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. UWC-USA is an equal 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.

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.

Starting Salary: $21,465

United World College-USA is seeking a part-time English A Instructor for the 2021-22 academic year beginning in August 2021. The teacher will be responsible for teaching IB English A: Language and Literature and/or Literature. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in English or a related subject, and have at least three (3) years’ experience teaching English. 

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

 

English A Instructor

A part-time English A Instructor is responsible for teaching two classes of English A HL and/or SL in all of its iterations.  This teacher instructs both Higher Level and Standard Level in the same classes; however, in the first year the course content is identical and differentiation occurs in the second year.

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.  

The teacher is expected to provide students with the necessary skills to complete the Internal Assessment by the school’s internal deadline.  Teachers are to complete the marking of all IAs before 1 April, enter the grades into IBIS and upload the required sample. 

Extended Essays 

All teachers are to supervise up to 6 Extended Essays per year.  The EEs are research topics developed by students which results in an essay of approximately 4,000 words and involves 4 to 6 hours of work for the supervisor.  There are 3 mandatory reflection sessions that must be completed.  

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.  

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.  Most students need at least 2 recommendations in the application process. While it is reasonable to present students with criteria or guidelines, teachers should keep in mind that limiting the number of recommendations that they write puts a burden on their colleagues.  The average faculty writes 10-15 letters.   

 

General Responsibilities

 

Meetings

All faculty are to attend monthly employee, and department meetings, and it is recommended that they attend monthly faculty meetings and the  weekly assembly (Forum). 

Orientation and Post-Graduation

Part-time faculty are expected to participate in several aspects of orientation. Additionally, part-time faculty are encouraged to remain on campus after Graduation to participate in faculty professional development or culminating activities. 

 

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. UWC-USA is an equal 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.

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.

2020-2021 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: 

2021 Summer Sustainability Fellow – The Summer Sustainability Fellow will work with other farm interns and be provided with a stipend ($1,000/month) for 32 hours a week for four months of work (May – August).

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