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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 & 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.

Montezuma is six miles from Las Vegas, N.M., a historic town filled with Victorian homes and buildings. Santa Fe is about an hour south, and offers a range of cultural activities. For nature enthusiasts, the school location is ideal: surrounded by mountains, there’s skiing, hiking, rafting, and more—all within a short drive.

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.

This policy applies to all areas of employment and volunteer participation, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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UWC-USA seeks to hire the most qualified faculty and staff possible and will post openings as they become available. 

Residential Life Coordinator

This appointment is part of a larger vision to restructure residential staffing to enhance the student residential life experience from a mission- and values-alignment standpoint. This position reports to the Dean of Experiential Education (ExEd) and Residential Life. The RLC will be on the front-line of all aspects of student life and the primary connector between student life “on the ground” and the Dean of Experiential Education and Residential Life. Empowering the shift to a student-led residential community, based on UWC-USA’s mission and values, will be at the heart of the RLC’s work with students.

Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively with the Dean of Experiential Education and Residential Life to align daily execution and strategic objectives
  • Maintains and implements residential policies and procedures
  • Serves in a supervisory and collaborative role with Residential Staff, aligning practices and policies
  • Works directly with students individually and in groups
  • Coordinates student care in collaboration with the Dean, residential staff, counselors, nursing staff, and faculty
  • Facilitates all residential meetings
  • Proactively builds a culture of safety, respect, and responsibility in the student body
  • Clearly communicates school policy with regard to school rules, including safe harbor, and develops a culture of restorative justice through development and consistent application of processes
  • Coordinates, supports, and assures adequate supervision of student activities related to residential life
  • Coordinates (and publishes) residential staff and faculty assignments for weekend team coverage and oversees all weekend campus activities, including events such as parties, Appreciations, Cafés, and other special events
  • Encourages weekend activity to facilitate a relaxed learning and growth environment on campus
  • Coordinates weekend supervision with the Administrator on Duty (AOD)
  • Identifies and investigates any violation of residential rules and notifies the Dean
  • Monitors Wellness Days and follow-up for all students, keeps accurate records, and reviews each semester with the Dean
  • Ensures that appropriate adults are kept informed and or/involved in individual student issues
  • Approves all student travel needs, transportation to and from school for all vacations, along with student travel for college visits and for special visits home; works in conjunction with the Administrative Assistant in charge of travel
  • Documents meetings related to student misconduct or student reporting of residential concerns, including violations of school rules
  • Recommends to the Dean updates for the residential life manual
  • Other duties as requested by the Dean of ExEd and Residential Life

Description and Requirements

  • Ten month, exempt position; approximately 32 hours a week including on call flexibility as required in a boarding environment
  • Position may be held in addition to other residential responsibilities
  • Evenings and weekends required
  • Experience in Residential Life required
  • Knowledge of the UWC-USA program strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Desire to contribute creatively and effectively to residential program to best reflect the UWC-USA mission and values required
  • Living on the UWC-USA campus required

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; experience or advanced degree in counseling or social work, and/or extensive experience with adolescents in a residential setting, preferred.

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 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.

Part Time Bus Driver Positions

UWC-USA is accepting applications for a 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.

 

Advancement Services Manager

The Advancement Services Manager, reporting to the VP for Advancement, supports the mission of UWC-USA and understands it to be 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 and to serve in general support of the Advancement Office.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Gift Processing
  • Process and post all gift information into the database
  • Generate documentation and reconcile with the Business Office
  • Generate and manage gift acknowledgments and their filing
  • Generate and manage pledge reminders and recurring gift reminders
  • Generate and send annual tax letters

      2. Database Entry and Maintenance

  • Add all new constituents to database and research and run update software to ensure accuracy of all constituent information
  • Process event registrations and payments and record event attendance and actions for constituents
  • Create reports, queries, spread sheets, mailing lists, etc. and assist staff with report creation
  • Create and monitor systems for complying with GDPR
  • Ensure that all actions from data management to donor stewardship are completed and appropriately capture in the database

     3.  System Administration

  • Create and maintain donor files for all correspondence
  • Regularly evaluate and correct outdated or incorrect processing of data
  • Work with credit card processors and stock brokers to receive gifts
  • Coordinate maintenance of office machines
  • Complete Raiser’s Edge certification
  • Maintain up-to-date Procedures Manual

    4.  Mailings

  • Create and print mailing lists/envelopes/letters/reply devices, etc.
  • Monitor and order supplies for solicitations, acknowledgement and tax letters

    5.  Research

  • Research work, higher education, and gift capacity indicators
  • Conduct general Google searches to inform biographical information
  • Use all research to create prospect profiles and tag donors for higher asks

    6.  Administrative Support

  • Provide support for all Advancement Office personnel including ordering supplies
  • Code and obtain approval for invoices
  • Work with student assistants

 Essential Skills:

  • Four (4) years recent related experience in an office environment
  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary certificate or equivalent
  • Experience with a fundraising database (preferably Raiser’s Edge)
  • Excellent skills with Excel (intermediate to advanced experience with functions for manipulating data, formatting for reports, etc.), Word processing (including mail merges and formatting of documents), and social media
  • Ability to produce high-quality work, meet critical deadlines, and pay attention to details
  • 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 USA; the remainder represent over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.

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.

Spanish Ab Initio

The United World College-USA is seeking a full time Teacher of Spanish as a Second Language. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate Spanish Ab initio.
Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in any of the following: second language acquisition, foreign language education or in applied linguistics, and have a minimum of three years of teaching experience in this field.
Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with experience in residential school settings and who are willing to be fully engaged in residential life and experiential education.  
Instructional Responsibilities
IB Spanish Ab initio: Language Acquisition (Group 2)
A full-time Spanish Ab initio teacher at UWC-USA teaches 4 classes of Spanish Ab initio; this teacher typically teaches both first- and second-year students, but this may fluctuate, depending on the needs of the Spanish department.
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 (EE)
All teachers are to supervise up to 6 Extended Essays per year.  The EEs are research topics developed by students which result in essays of approximately 4,000 words and involving 4 to 6 hours of work each 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.
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 (ExEd)
All faculty members each year sponsor two activities that fulfill the ExEd requirements of UWC-USA.  At the end of each session they 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, 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 faculty are to attend all faculty meetings and department meetings.  Faculty are also required to attend 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.
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.
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 85 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 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.

Coordinator of Experiential Education

The United World College-USA is seeking a full time, 32 hour per week Coordinator of Experiential Education. The Coordinator of Experiential Education (ExEd) understands and supports the mission of UWC-USA as fundamental to all activities. The role supports the ExEd Track Leaders and programs with logistical and administrative tasks, maintaining a high-quality and accessible experiential education experience for students and employees, as well as leveraging strategic opportunities for collaboration and program synergy with local community and partners.
Key Responsibilities:
Student Experience
• Implement and manage logistical aspects of the experiential education and CAS programs
• Lead two ExEds
• Assist and support students, faculty, and community partners as requested by the Wilderness, Sustainability, Constructive Engagement, and Arts and Culture Track Leaders
• As requested by Track Leaders and Dean, support all aspects of experiential education; ensure risk management, appropriate levels of challenge, and the most effective experience for all students 
• Monitor, assess, and document student performance as needed
• Participate in Southwest Studies and Project Week
Administrative Roles:
• Work closely to incorporate CAS and all IB requirements, as well as integrating UWC-USA ExEd requirements
• Help submit check requests and credit card reports as needed
• Manage data, student requirements, reporting, and recommendations
• Assist with related fundraising as directed
• As directed by Track Leaders and Dean, support communication with staff/interns/volunteers  
• Address student and employee queries on experiential education matters
• Support planning and implementation of Southwest Studies and Project Week
• Assist with orientation and end of year programming
• Utilize appropriate channels for documenting and sharing success stories to help promote UWC-USA
• Special Events: Partner with Track Leaders and ExEd/Res Dean to plan, implement, and assess UWC Day, MLK Day, ExEd Assessment Day, Annual Conference, other events
• Other duties as requested by the Dean
Ideal Skills:
• Good communication, flexible problem solving
• Teaching and Residential experience
• Demonstrated capacity to provide leadership in experiential education for the achievement of quality learning outcomes for all students
• Strong background  knowledge in experiential education and CAS/IB
• Ability to produce high-quality work, meet critical deadlines, and pay attention to details
• Strong computer and data management skills
• Ability to collaborate with the Deans and Track Leaders
• Demonstrated knowledge and interest in academic curriculum across all subject areas
• Ability to engage and inspire colleagues
• Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers
• Ability to contribute to the life of the school
• 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
• Ability to meet deadlines; ability to work on own initiative 
• High degree of accuracy, discretion, and confidentiality is essential
• Actively engaged member of the wider community
• Flexible, adaptable, calm under pressure
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• Requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as moving around, event set-up.
• Some physical effort required, including lifting 25 lbs or more at times.
• None or very limited exposure to physical risk.
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.

Internships: ELL Pre-sessional Week

Intern Opportunities: August 2018 English Language Learner Pre-sessional Week

UWC-USA invites applications from recent UWC-USA graduates for the position of Interns in the August 2018 English Language Learner Pre-sessional Week. This new initiative is for incoming first-year students who do not have a strong command of English. The goal is to give these students extra time to acclimate to the UWC USA campus and its environs.  The camp is scheduled August 11-18, 2018.

Intern responsibilities will include such tasks as:

• In advance of the week, help design the activities and overall program for the week

• Assist the Camp supervisor throughout the week

• Take an active leadership role in organizing group activities and English Language Learning exercises

• Work with individual students who might be struggling with language

• Assist the first-year students with shopping, cooking and clean-up after meals

• Oversee the Camp participants in the evenings and be the first person ‘on-call’ during the night

Requirement:

• Successful completion of the English B course as an IB Diploma candidate 

• At least one complete year of university study and/or gap year activity

Applications should include the following: 

• A resume 

• A statement of interest (maximum 1 page) that includes reflection on your own experience as an English Language Learner and what you could offer to new UWC-USA students

• Contact information (email or telephone) for three references  

 UWC-USA will cover travel expenses. Accommodation and meals will be in the Castle Dignitary Suite.

At the end of the Camp, interns will receive a letter of recommendation detailing their work and leadership role in this pilot program.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for a Skype interview and final decisions will be made by mid-July, 2018. Please send applications and any queries to Anne Farrell.  affarrell@yahoo.com

Full-Time Security Officer Position

Full-Time Security Officer Position

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

Duties include: The ability to work shift work, weekends, and holidays as needed and perform security duties under the direction of the Security Supervisor. A successful candidate must have the ability to write daily reports as well as incident reports.  He or she works closely with staff, students, and general public and 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 picked up at the United World College-USA Old Stone Hotel Building on the first floor, 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.

 

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UWC-USA is one of 17 UWCs on five continents. Other countries that have UWCs include Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, Thailand, and Wales.

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UWC-USA students perform more than 18,700 hours of service every year through our association with 25 community partners. More than 2,500 people in Las Vegas, N.M. and the surrounding community have benefited from service projects led by UWC-USA students.

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UWC-USA has 228 students representing more than 70 countries, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. Eleven students come from countries identified as conflict regions. Representation within our student body includes: Africa 10%, Asia 28%, Europe 29%, North America 23%, South America 10%.

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Students don’t apply directly to the school; they are selected by committees in their home countries based on academic achievement, leadership, and curiosity about and involvement with global events and cultures.

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Philanthropist Shelby Davis has created a $40 million endowment that provides 50 U.S. students with full scholarships to attend a UWC every year.

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Our more than 3,357 UWC-USA alumni are spread across the globe: North America 26%, Latin America and Caribbean 16%, Africa 10%, Middle East 6%, Asia 14%, Europe 21%, Pacific 2%

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UWC-USA offers the International Baccalaureate diploma program. Students can choose from IB classes in 28 subjects – a remarkable number given the size of the school.

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