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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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Listings

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

Director of Advancement

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a Director of Advancement. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the President. The Director of Advancement is responsible, in coordination with the President and the Board of Trustees, for developing and implementing the fundraising, alumni relations, communications, and marketing strategies for UWC-USA.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Directly responsible to:

●       Plan and manage the fundraising program to include the Annual Fund, gifts for special projects and endowment, major and planned gifts, and foundation proposals when appropriate

●       Manage a portfolio of major donors

●       Travel to meet with donors and prospects as required and prepare President for meetings with prospects and donors

●       Manage donor recognition and stewardship programs

●       Provide written and oral reports to Strategic Leadership Team and the Board at regularly scheduled intervals and keep the President informed on an ongoing basis of fundraising results

●       Serve as staff liaison for any Board committees relevant to fundraising, alumni relations, and marketing/ communications

●       Oversee and regularly evaluate Advancement Office staff, including staff who work remotely

●       Manage the department budget

●       Serve as a member of the Strategic Leadership Team and perform other duties as assigned by the President

Planning and preparation:

●      Work closely with the President on planning and preparing the school for special campaigns and/or a major anniversary-based fundraising campaign

●      Create and implement a staffing plan to increase capacity of school to research, qualify, cultivate, and solicit constituents who are around the globe

Manage staff:

●      Supervise alumni relations staff in designing most effective ways to communicate with and about alumni on and off campus while seeking to increase the level of alumni support and engagement with the school

●      Supervise marketing and communications staff in designing most effective use of the UWC-USA website, social media platforms, e-newsletters, and print pieces to raise awareness of UWC-USA

●      Oversee staff who process and acknowledge all gifts, adhering to legal requirements

●      Oversee maintenance of an accurate database of donors, prospects, and alumni and running analytical reports from the database

●      Work effectively in conjunction with Business Office staff to assure smooth operations in relation to gift processing, the annual audit, and budgetary matters

Essential Skills:

●      Minimally 8-10 years of increasingly responsible advancement experience that includes leadership and program building with alumni and major donors, and with proven success in annual, capital, and endowment fundraising

●      Demonstrated management experience and ability to lead staff, establish goals, and manage performance. Experience managing remotely preferred.

●      Experience with gift planning

●      Strong aptitude for metrics/performance goals and deliverables

●      Excellent writing, communication, persuasion, and presentation skills

●      Understanding and appreciation for a seven-day, independent, boarding school culture, as well as for the UWC mission

●      Strong organizational skills and high level of self and team accountability

●      Strong mentorship ability

●      Capacity and willingness to travel globally

●      Skill with Blackbaud products, Microsoft Office, and presentation software

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

Education Requirements:

●      Bachelor’s degree is required

●      Masters is preferred

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 225 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 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.

Residential Life Coordinator

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a residential life coordinator (RLC).

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 deeply engaged in 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, 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 and UWC-USA offers a competitive benefits package.

 

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.

Part Time Registered Nurse

The Wellness Department is searching for a Part Time Registered Nurse (RN).  This position reports directly to the School Nurse.  The role is to serve as RN in the Health Clinic during regular clinic hours; and to be on call when the health clinic is closed.

Responsibilities include:

·       Provide medical care to students as needed,

·       Administer medications as needed,

·       Contact parents as needed,

·       Maintain current/daily documentation of all events/treatments/incidents,

·       Report absences due to illness, appointments, hospitalization,

·       Provide information on length of absence when students will be out for an extended period

·       Provide emergency medical care to faculty/staff as needed,

·       Ensure that all medications are secured

   Skills Required

·       Assessing and providing student health services related to injuries and illnesses,

·       Following school policies, procedures and practices related to health issues and activities,

·       Following and keeping up with health and safety regulations,

·       Maintaining confidentiality,

·       Keeping calm and controlled demeanor during emergency situations,

·       Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, other programs as needed,

·       Ability to work with individuals of all ages, sex, national origin, etc.,

·       Ability to communicate well orally and in writing,

·       Ability to assist individuals with specialized health care needs,

·       Ability to prepare and maintain medical-related records,

·       Ability to plan and organize work and meet schedules and time lines,

·       Ability to maintain a positive working relationship with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students, and the general public,

·       Ability to work independently.

       Physical Demands

·       Sitting or standing for an extended period of time

·       Walking

·       Pushing or pulling to assist students in wheelchairs

·       Lifting and carrying 50lbs or more

·       Bending and kneeling

      Hazards

·       Contact with blood and other body fluids

·       Potential for contact with blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases

·       Chemicals including antiseptics and disinfectants

·       Biomedical waste and hazards

     Experience

·       Must have school nursing or health clinic experience.

This is a part time, non-exempt position that begins as soon as possible.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 230 students in grades 11 and 12. All students follow the IB Diploma program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the USA; the remainder represent over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.

An application, a letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references are required and may be emailed to 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.

Part Time Bus Driver Positions

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
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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.

 

Interim Theatre Arts Adjunct

The United World College-USA is seeking a part-time Theatre Arts Teacher. The teacher will be responsible for teaching two classes of International Baccalaureate Theatre Arts.

The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in a related subject and have at least three (3) years’ experience teaching performance. 

This position is for Spring Semester 2019; January 7 through May 15.

Instructional Responsibilities

IB Theatre Arts

This teacher will be expected to teach one class of first-year IB Theatre Arts and one class of second-year Theatre Arts.  Both HL and SL students are in the same class.    

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.  

Grades and Reports and Invigilation

The teacher will compile grades in February and May, and write a narrative report for each student in their classes in May.  The teacher tracks attendance in the approved school platform (Edsby).  
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.

Director of Admissions

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a Director of Admissions. This is a full-time, exempt position starting as soon as possible, reporting to the Dean of Academics. The Director of Admissions is responsible for working collaboratively with the President, other members of the Strategic Leadership Team, the U.S. National Committee, the UWC International Office, and over 150 National Committees worldwide.

The ideal applicant will have prior experience in higher education or boarding school admissions or student advising. Experience with the UWC movement a plus.

PURPOSE AND NATURE OF JOB

The Director of Admissions serves as the senior enrollment officer for UWC-USA. The Director works collaboratively to bring in annually a diverse class of 125 students from across the globe, including 25-30 U.S. Davis Scholars, in order to meet enrollment and  tuition revenue goals.  Recruitment occurs through a process involving over 150 National Committees and the UWC International Office, making strong relationships and stewardship skills key to the role. The Director also is responsible for the oversight and management of the United States National Committee, leading the design and implementation of recruitment and marketing strategies to achieve the goals for that program.

                                  DESCRIPTION OF TASKS PERFORMED

  • Develops deep and collaborative relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Supervises, mentors, and motivates professional, volunteer, support, and student staff to meet and exceed enrollment and budget goals.
  • Provides input to the school’s decision-making process concerning offers to National Committees to maintain deliberate diversity (gender, socio-economic, nationality, racial, ethnic, religious, political) of the student body
  • Coordinates the admissions and funding offers in collaboration with the President and SLT
  • Renders final decisions on nominations from National Committees
  • Develops and upholds admissions policy and process, both in compliance with the International Office’s guidance and USA campus needs
  • Plans, develops, implements, markets, and evaluates recruitment efforts for prospective students and parents
  • Prepares and distributes admissions marketing materials in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Expands market outreach and diversifies applicant pool ensuring steady enrollment goals and outstanding academic standards
  • Provides welcoming services (tours, customized meetings) to potential students and families who wish to learn more about the campus
  • Provides assistance to prospective students and others
  • Serves on the U.S. Selection Committee, acting as key liaison for the Committee to the International Office as well as between the Committee and the school
  • Supervises admissions team, including applications processing, and maintenance of records
  • Directs the giving of notice of acceptance or nonacceptance
  • Oversees the financial needs assessment of Davis Scholarship families, in order to determine placement at various campuses, matches to scholarship offers, and family contributions to a UWC education
  • Works with all worldwide selection committees, negotiating offers for students
  • Serves as UWC-USA’s Primary Designated School Official, responsible for international student visas and U.S. government regulations compliance
  • Works with the Advancement, Business, Registrar, and Residential Life Offices to assure complete service to newly admitted students
  • Reviews appeals for additional financial support as families’ circumstances shift, leading the financial aid committee to approve or deny recommended increases to scholarships
  • Excels at interpersonal, written, oral, and electronic communications as well as teamwork skills
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Serves on the school’s Program Leadership Team, providing perspective and guidance on decisions that affect external (national committees, families) as well as internal (faculty, students) constituencies
  • Prepares and maintains data regarding inquiries, enrollment, geographical distribution and attrition of students
  • Communicates the complexities of each incoming class to help faculty and staff best prepare for educating within this type of environment
  • Maintains close liaison with PLT and faculty in order to keep the admissions office apprised of current course offerings, average IB results, changes in timetable, and other operational and procedural shifts in the school which affect student experience and must be communicated to families and National Committees.
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proactive, visionary leader with the willingness to explore best practices for the Admissions Office and the ability to navigate competing demands in a complex organization
  • High level of initiative and motivation to achieve enrollment and budget goals
  • Ability to work independently, exercising judgment that has significant impact on the school
  • Budgeting and management
  • Knowledge of best practices in higher education and/or boarding school admissions (both in the U.S. and elsewhere)
  • Knowledge of the UWC movement and understanding of/commitment to achieving UWC-USAs mission and goals
  • Understanding of enrollment management, admissions trends, and best practices among secondary boarding schools and scholarship programs, domestically and internationally
  • Ability to work individually and collectively with students and parents
  • Great interpersonal skills, including timely and clear electronic communication
  • Technical skills pertaining to the application and financial aid process
  • Great organizational skills
  • Great computer skills, including facility with Excel, G Suite, Microsoft Word
  • Knowledge of UCAS application system, or strong willingness to learn
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Attendance at monthly Faculty Meetings as required
  • Attendance at Board of Trustees Meetings as required
  • Support school and its leadership

LICENSE:               

Valid NM Driver’s License, and must insurable by the schools insurance carrier.

EXPERIENCE:       

2-5 years’ experience in higher education or boarding school admissions or student advising, or promise and potential as demonstrated within the UWC movement or comparable international boarding schools.

EDUCATION:         

Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred    

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

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 225 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 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.

Interim Theatre and Literature Teacher

The United World College-USA is seeking a full time teacher of Theatre Arts and Literature and Performance. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate Theatre Arts and Literature and Performance.

The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in Theatre and/or Literature and have at least three (3) years’ experience teaching both of these subjects.  Favourable consideration will be given to those with IB 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.  

Please note: this is an interim position from January to May 2018.

Instructional Responsibilities

IB Theatre Arts and Literature and Performance

This teacher will be expected to teach two classes of Theatre Arts and two classes of Literature and Performance.   This teacher has both first- and second-year classes in both subjects.   

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 to supervise up to six Extended Essays (EE) per year.  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.  

Grades and Reports

The teacher will compile grades in February and May, and write a narrative report for each student in their classes in May.  The teacher tracks attendance in the approved school platform (Edsby).  
General Responsibilities

Advising

This teacher may have up to 7 advisees; there are monthly meetings scheduled but it is also expected that the teacher be available at other times to meet with students regarding their classroom subjects, experiential education choices, and school/life balance.    

Experiential Education (ExEd)

This teacher will be responsible for supervising two activities that fulfill the ExEd requirements of UWC-USA. 

At the end of May 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.  

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 called Forum, and take attendance of their advisees.    

Post-Graduation

All faculty are expected to remain on campus after Graduation to participate in any faculty professional development or culminating activities. 

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 e

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DID YOU KNOW

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.

DID YOU KNOW

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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