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

 

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Alumni Engagement Officer advances the goals of the institution and meets financial and engagement goals by planning and implementing programs and projects that strategically engage UWC-USA alumni.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Recruit, train, coordinate, and inspire class agents and other volunteers to assist in various aspects of solicitation.
  2. Recruit and manage reunion giving chairs as appropriate for each class and develop a targeted method of special reunion fundraising.
  3. Analyze and prepare detailed reports for volunteers, Chief Advancement Officer, and trustees.
  4. Continue fostering alumni generational commitment, involvement with and in support of the school, the students and the mission
  5. Develop, coordinate, and execute on- and off-campus alumni gatherings, including the annual reunion, and events in cities where UWC-USA has concentration of alumni.
  6. Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally by maintaining regular communication via direct contact, email, and social media and responding to all requests by alumni.
  7. Solicit news, biographical updates, and photos from alumni for the website, Kaleidoscope, and online platforms.
  8. Conduct individual and collective constituent research, both quantitative and qualitative, and maintain information management systems (Raiser’s Edge).
  9. Establish goals, strategies, tactics, and benchmarks for the alumni engagement programs and provide reports that analyze results and response rates.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Listen to and understand prospect, donor, and volunteer needs and proactively respond to those needs in a timely manner.
  2. Make recommendations to the giving officers to determine appropriate ask amounts and solicitation strategies.
  3. Create positive relationships with UWC-USA students, employees, and trustees.  Involve students in alumni engagement as appropriate.
  4. Work with the marketing and communications teams to establish an engagement communications plan for enhanced brand recognition on all communications platforms
  5. Serve as the sponsor for the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR).
  6. Other duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Possible supervision of student workers

Specific Job Skills:

  • Experience in and comfort with asking for donations.
  • Creativity in planning and implementing solicitation strategies.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work with and motivate other development professionals and volunteers.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as necessary.

Education and/or Experience:

     Bachelor’s Degree with 3 or more years successful experience in nonprofit management and/or alumni engagement experience.

Working Conditions:

         12-month position

Highly Desirable Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience in financial/budget control.
  • 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, exempt position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The benefits package is excellent and includes medical, life and disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

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.

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.

The Advancement Services Manager, reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, understands and supports the mission of UWC-USA as fundamental to all Advancement Office activities.  The role is to oversee and maintain the Advancement Office database and donor files, all gift processing and acknowledgement processes, mailings, and analytical and stewardship reports. 

Key Responsibilities:      

  1. Gift Processing
  • Receive and post all gift information into the database
  • Generate gift validation documentation for the Business Office and reconcile gift entry monthly with the Business Office
  • Generate acknowledgment letters and manage the signing and mailing process
  • Generate and send monthly pledge reminders
  • Generate and send inquiries to monthly donors who lapse or whose credit card becomes invalid
  • Ensure that all steps from data management to stewardship of the donor are completed and appropriately captured in the database
  1. Database Entry and Maintenance
  • Add all new constituents to database following the established standard operating procedures
  • Be familiar with and regularly update, as appropriate, the standard operating procedures for the database
  • Update addresses and other constituent information in a timely manner to ensure accuracy
  • Research and add work and higher education information on constituent records
  • Add event attendance information to constituent records
  • Record actions taken by assigned relationship managers and their visit reports
  • Create queries, reports, spread sheets, phonathon cards, etc. from the database
  • Produce donor lists for annual giving report, and updates to EverTrue Alumni App
  • As needed, assist other members of Advancement Office staff with the creation and production of queries, reports, spread sheets, etc.
  1. System Administration
  • Create and maintain donor files for all correspondence
  • Work with campus IT Department to ensure that latest software updates are installed, functioning and that data is backed up and secure
  • Work with credit card processors to ensure that donations are being received and transmitted
  • Coordinate maintenance of printers and copy machine, ensuring all are in working order
  1. Mailings
  • Create and print mailing lists/labels for solicitations, e-newsletters and publications
  • In consultation with other Advancement Office staff, create packages and appeals
  • for direct mail and online solicitations
  • Manage the mail merges from mailings lists
  • Monitor and order supplies for mailings
  • Organize and take responsibility for processing mailings

Essential Skills:

  • Four (4) years recent related experience in an office environment
  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary certificate or equivalent
  • Experience with fundraising database (preferably Raiser’s Edge)
  • Ability to produce high-quality work, meet critical deadlines, and maintain attention to detail
  • Word processing (including mail merges and formatting of documents), Excel experience (intermediate to advanced experience with functions for manipulating data, formatting for reports, etc.), social media, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to use good judgment in establishing priorities and assessing difficult situations
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions
  • High degree of accuracy, discretion, and confidentiality is essential

This is a full-time non-exempt position that begins as soon as possible. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The benefits package is excellent and includes medical, life and disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

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 U.S. and 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.

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 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.

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.

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a Dean of Students. This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position reporting to the President and working collaboratively with the Dean of Academics and the Director of Admissions.  The primary focus of this position will be to realize the UWC mission and values with an integrated, high quality student experience in experiential learning and living.  The Dean is responsible for supporting and developing policies, programs, and practices that enable a culture of healthy individual challenge, responsible citizenship, and meaningful leadership.

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

Leadership:

  •    Provides leadership in execution of the current UWC-USA strategic plan
  •    Provides leadership, in collaboration with the dean of academics, for the day to day running of UWC-USA programming
  •    Provides management and leadership for the experiential and residential staff
  •    Direct oversight of the Director of Residential Life and the Experiential Education leadership    
  •    Develops programming and provides operational oversight
  •    Serves as part of strategic leadership team (SLT), including reporting at Board meetings
  •    Serves as part of program leadership team (PLT)
  •    Lives on campus to be a visible presence toward building an intentional community
  •    Manages program budgets
  •    Provides documentation and proposals in support of institutional advancement
  •    Supports planning and oversees major annual events including UWC Day, Fall Retreat, Martin Luther King (MLK) Day, Annual Conference, Southwest Studies, and Project Week
  •    Supports implementation of strategic opportunities for collaboration with the local community and partners
  •    Oversees dorm readiness and student dormitory assignments with the Director of Residential Life before student arrival
  •    Organizes and implements the fall student orientation, in collaboration with other Deans.
  •    Works collaboratively with the Dean of Academics on the school’s academic calendar to maximize the student experience
  •    Hires; supervises; supports, facilitates, and maintains good communication with the residential staff, experiential education staff, school nurses, counselors,   wellness coordinator
  •    Proactively monitors social and emotional growth and progress of each student, in partnership with other employees
  •    Communicates clearly and consistently on student behavioral expectations
  •    Identifies “students of concern” in conjunction with the Dean of Academics, residential staff and all faculty
  •    Maintains good communication with all departments, including Security and Maintenance, regarding student residences; attends monthly meetings
  •    Serves as Administrator on Duty (AOD) on a rotating basis
  •    Works closely to achieve deliberate diversity (gender, nationality, socio-economic, etc.) needed to maintain the appropriate mix of students from year to  year in conjunction with the Director of Admissions
  •    Other duties as requested by the President

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Student Experience

  •    Corresponds appropriately with parents, College Counselor, and National Committees
  •    Serves as head adjudicator for sexual wellness and community standards cases
  •    Responds to behavioral concerns and manages crises as needed
  •    Oversees policies and staffing for student off-campus permissions and travel arrangements with the Director of Residential Life
  •    Chairs weekly Health Team meeting
  •    Organizes and maintains the school calendar in collaboration with other Deans
  •    Revises and approves the student and experiential education handbooks on a regular schedule
  •    Works with Program Leadership team to organize and manage weekly Forum presentations

Essential Skills:

  •    Demonstrated capacity to provide leadership in the social and emotional growth and well-being of young people in residential and experiential learning
  •    Ability to proactively build a culture of safety, respect, and responsibility in the student body
  •    Ability to produce high-quality programming, implement collaboratively, meet critical deadlines, and pay attention to detail
  •    Ability to use good judgment in establishing priorities and assessing difficult situations
  •    Ability to work with frequent interruptions
  •    Exemplary discretion and confidentiality
  •    Ability to collaborate with colleagues within the profession, including within the larger UWC movement

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

Key Requirements:

  •    Residential life experience
  •    Student programing experience
  •    Student discipline experience
  •    Career educator
  •    Empathetic leadership style; open, accessible, and collaborative
  •    Outstanding organization and communication skills
  •    Flexible, adaptable, calm under pressure
  •    Energetic and motivational role model for colleagues and students alike

Education Requirements:

  •    Bachelor’s Degree required
  •    Master’s Degree preferred, or comparable experience in experiential education and student life.

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 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 Special Assistant to the President. This position performs under the direct supervision of the President and works collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, President, Strategic Leadership Team, Strategic Planning Committee, campus community. 

The Special Assistant understands and supports the mission of UWC-USA as fundamental to all activities. The role is to serve as project manager to advance the UWC-USA strategic plan initiatives beginning summer 2019. The Special Assistant will also work closely with the President to prepare communication on progress to all constituencies. The Special Assistant will create templates, in collaboration with SLT, of all current programming and supports all aspects of change management as the strategic initiatives are implemented.

PURPOSE AND NATURE OF JOB

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Main point of contact for strategic plan implementation
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to execute on strategic plan and special projects, including IO surveys, accreditation coordination, board prep
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop implementation plans and execution for strategic initiatives; measures and reports progress against goals
  • Analyzes the financial impact of strategic initiatives in cooperation with the Vice President for Finance and Operations and makes recommendations accordingly.
  • Prepares communications on the school’s strategic progress for internal and external constituents.
  • Leads and supports management in application and implementation of new policies and procedures.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess exceptional creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of project and people management and strategy implementation.
  • Must have experience managing budgets from a mission standpoint.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and adept at communicating verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to multitask with project management, data analysis, coordination with the strategic leadership team, and execution teams
  • Must be willing to challenge the status quo with new ideas, new approaches, and new solutions.
  • Must have strong decision-making skills and the determination to see projects through to the end.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, management, and collaboration.
  • Must be able to work with projects in detail and in keeping with the bigger picture.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently, onsite and off.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in analytical research, leadership, and strategic planning.
  • Must have experience with project management.

Work Environment:

  • Time divided between desk work, conferences, meetings, and on-site
  • Must be comfortable working some nights and weekends.
  • Must be willing to travel on occasion.

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 victoria.lovato@uwc-usa.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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