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: $25,344 – $38,016

United World College-USA is seeking a Residential Coordinator to start in August 2022.

Reporting to the Director of Student Life, the Residential Coordinator (RC) 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 RC 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 RC will empower students towards the development of personal integrity, healthy adult-youth relationships, and peer-to-peer accountability. Each RC position also supports our signature programs: arts and culture, wilderness, constructive engagement of conflict, and sustainability.

POSITION 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 as a team to place incoming students with roommates to form a diverse, inclusive and collaborative residential hall.
  • Work with the Director of Student Life in coordinating programming to address student wellness; hold individual wellness assessment interviews with each student twice a year.
  • 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
  • Maintain regular office hours, complete administrative tasks on time and in a thorough manner including daily/weekly/semester reports, credit card receipt tracking, and student data
  • Uphold residential and community standards policies and procedures.
  • Communicate proactively with teaching faculty regarding students of concern; respond to faculty and parent/family concerns
  • Submit incident reports as needed and serve as community standards officer in responding to student behavior
  • Attend all residential meetings and hold house team meetings on a regular schedule
  • 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 Student Life
  • Complete “check” as assigned and perform regular campus walk-throughs until midnight
  • Assist with orientation and the opening and closing of residential houses
  • Sponsor one Experiential Education activity and one Residential focus area
  • Drive for student activities and events
  • Assist with major campus events including Annual Conference, MLK Day, UWC Day, service days, retreats and student arrival and departures.
  • Lead two week-long trips (Southwest Studies and Project Week)
    • Up to 14 students
    • Includes approximately 20 additional hours of meetings, planning, and prep prior to the trips.
  • 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
  • Help maintain a healthy presence in the dining hall by monitoring one meal per week
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Life
  • Leadership: All UWC-USA employees are expected to provide varying levels of leadership in order to support the UWC mission. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Actively participating and contributing to committee or task force assignments, providing leadership in campus-wide events or initiatives, strategic planning efforts, in the experiential education program, the dormitories, dining hall, and/or in physical plant initiatives.
    • Initiating strategic discussions and sharing thoughtful and innovative ideas with your co-workers for carrying out the UWC mission and successfully completing day to day work assignments.
    • Demonstrating a growth mindset by believing and acknowledging that intelligence, skills, learning and creativity can all grow with time and experience.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Living on the UWC-USA campus required
  • RCs live in a private apartment inside the dorm building they supervise
  • Evenings and weekends required, including on call flexibility
  • A typical work week is Thursday – Monday. Active work hours are primarily afternoon and evenings, with some late night responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Desired 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
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite, ability to learn other software as needed
  • CDL Driver/willingness to be trained

This is a full-time, 10-month, exempt, live-on 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. 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.

Starting Salary: $42,930

United World College-USA is seeking a full-time IB Language A Instructor to begin in August 2022. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in languages or a related field and have at least three (3) years’ experience teaching Language A. 

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 Teaching  A full-time Language A Instructor is responsible for teaching two classes of English A and two classes of Spanish A.  Higher Level and Standard Level are in the same classes, and the course content is identical in the first year, with differentiation of instruction 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. 

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 grades and  attendance using PowerSchool and Schoology (the affiliated LMS).

Invigilation During 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  Teachers serve as official advisors to a group of 7-8 students.  The duties of an advisor are clearly laid out in the faculty handbook.

Experiential Education (ExEd)  All faculty members each year sponsor activities that fulfill the ExEd and campus service requirements of UWC-USA and participate in annual events that are designated at the beginning of the school year in August such as an Annual Conference and a UWC Day.. 

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 an Assistant Resident Coordinator 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 employee meetings, faculty meetings, faculty professional development sessions, department meetings, and all-school assemblies. 

Orientation and Post-Graduation  Faculty participation in Orientation in August is critical to the success of the program, and all are required to participate in several aspects of orientation that are clearly laid out at the start of the school year. Additionally, all faculty are expected to remain on campus after Graduation to participate in faculty professional development, completion of grades and reports, and/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. 

Leadership  All UWC-USA employees are expected to provide varying levels of leadership in order to support the UWC mission. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Actively participating and contributing to committee or task force assignments, providing leadership in campus-wide events or initiatives, strategic planning efforts, in the experiential education program, the dormitories, dining hall, and/or in physical plant initiatives.
  • Initiating strategic discussions and sharing thoughtful and innovative ideas with your co-workers for carrying out the UWC mission and successfully completing day to day work assignments.
  • Demonstrating a growth mindset by believing and acknowledging that intelligence, skills, learning and creativity can all grow with time and experience.
  • In all interactions, upholding the UWC mission and values, and creating an environment that promotes and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

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: $76,000 – $114,000

United World College-USA is seeking a Network Administrator. Under the supervision of the Director of Information Technology, the Network Administrator provides support for all information systems’ infrastructure and connected devices for the use of technology resources used in support of UWC-USA’s mission.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

● Maintain and manage all physical networking equipment and connected devices including infrastructure and cabling.
● Lead equipment deployment and network expansion projects involving installation, repairs, upgrades and replacement of critical devices.
● Maintain and manage all critical server hardware and software systems.
● Coordinate with supervisor in the design and implementation of data storage and disaster recovery systems and processes.
● Support supervisor in evaluating hardware, software, courseware for potential use in instructional or administrative areas.
● Directly supervise IT technicians by providing technical guidance, delegating tasks and evaluating their work.
● Works directly with their supervisor and vendors to coordinate the ordering and purchasing of computer equipment and supplies.
● Maintain and manage all critical network resources including printing, email and application services.
● Manage network user accounts and employee access permissions.
● Support users with technology as it relates to school computer hardware and software functionality and connectivity to the campus network and internet.
● Assure the security and validity of School information by following appropriate security policies and procedures.
● Has a responsibility to report and discontinue any inappropriate or malice, network or user account activity as it occurs.
● Maintain internal websites and application hosting platforms.
● Perform related duties as assigned.
● Leadership: All UWC-USA employees are expected to provide varying levels of leadership in order to support the UWC mission. Examples include but are not limited to:
○ Actively participating and contributing to committee or task force assignments, providing leadership in campus-wide events or initiatives, strategic planning efforts, in the experiential education program, the dormitories, dining hall, and/or in physical plant initiatives.
○ Initiating strategic discussions and sharing thoughtful and innovative ideas with your co-workers for carrying out the UWC mission and successfully completing day to day work assignments.
○ Demonstrating a growth mindset by believing and acknowledging that intelligence, skills, learning and creativity can all grow with time and experience.
○ In all interactions, upholding the UWC mission and values, and creating an environment that promotes and values diversity, equity and inclusion.


WORKING CONDITIONS

● Office environment
● Field work around campus
● Operate office equipment
● Exchange information in person or on the telephone
● Sitting for extended periods of time
● Some lifting and carrying
● Some use of power tools
● Some work on ladders and/or roof tops


QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination equivalent to:
● Bachelor’s degree in a computer related field with equivalent experience
● Seven (7) years’ experience in the area of computers and information systems administration including network communications, hardware and software management, and client support protocols

Knowledge of:
● Data communications theory, protocols and hardware
● Servers and server operating systems.
● Personal computer hardware and software
● Database structures and administration
● Customer service operations and procedures
● Internet and Intranet systems standards
● Organization, management and control of complex computer equipment and data processing systems
● Physical networking systems including wireless, Ethernet, power over Ethernet and fiber optic cabling
● Enterprise level networking structures and security
● Printer operations and management
● Disaster prevention and recovery technology and procedures
● Familiar with IIS, Apache, WAMP and WordPress platforms
● Proficient with HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and MySQL
● Working knowledge of SSL certificates (conversion & installation)
● Domain network services (AD, GPO & OU management)

Ability to:
● Work with a team or independently to complete complex projects
● Troubleshoot advanced networking issues
● Generate cohesive documents and instructional materials
● Express complex ideas clearly and accurately both orally and in writing
● Assign duties, supervise and evaluate the work of others
● Provide or direct others in providing customer service
● Analyze complex user problems and recommend solutions
● Evaluate computing requirements and user needs and advise on appropriate hardware and software configurations
● Train faculty and staff in the use of computers and software
● Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work
● Maintain a positive working relationship with other administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students, school and community organizations, vendors, and the general public

 

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

 

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 240 students in grades 11 and 12. All students follow the IB Diploma Program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the U.S.; the remainder represent more than 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit, potential, and promise.

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

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

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.

2022 UWC-USA Fellowship Opportunities

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

Wilderness Fellow- Call for Applicants – The Wilderness program is seeking applicants for our Wilderness Fellows program. 

2022 Agroecology FellowThe Agroecology Fellow will work with the Director of the Agroecology Research Center to develop and execute sustainability related programming for our body of international high school students, with a particular focus on our Agroecology program. Fellows will also provide operational assistance for all programming at the Agroecology Research Center, UWC-USA’s 20-acre farm and ecological field station, and assist with Campus Sustainability programming as a part of our Residential Life team.  Fellows are provided with a stipend ($1,500/month) for 30+ hours a week from May – August.

Agroecology Research Center Internship ProgramUWC-USA’s Agroecology Research Center (The Farm) is seeking two interns to work for a 12-week period during the 2022 summer season from approximately May 23rd through August 15th. 

Alumni in Residence – The alumni office is seeking alumni who have graduated before 2015 to share their experiences with students on campus as part of the Alumni-in-Residence program. 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. 

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