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Welcome to the official site for employment opportunities at Washington College. We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about the dynamic career opportunities offered here.

Why work at Washington College? 

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Washington College is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will support the College’s mission to challenge and inspire students to discover lives of purpose and passion. Washington College ranks among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is composed of a diverse student body of 1,450 undergraduates from 33 states and 22 nations. The student-to-faculty ration is 12-1 and of our 98 full-time faculty members, 94% hold a Ph.D. or equivalent. Faculty and students are supported by a staff of roughly 500 employees.

Click here to learn more about working at Washington College. 

Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College was the first college chartered in the new nation. An intellectual and cultural hub now in its third century, Washington College holds a significant place in the history of American higher education. The 120-acre campus is located in Chestertown, Maryland a residential community with a population of just over 5,000. Chestertown is less than 90 minutes from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. For more information about the Chestertown community see: http://www.chestertown.com/index.php

 


Application Process

All Washington College positions at minimum require a High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent unless otherwise noted in the qualifications section of the job description. Washington College only accepts materials for those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications. 

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references through our online portal Consensus. If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” Washington College will begin considering applications immediately and all positions will remain open until filled. Notification is not given to a candidate when they are no longer being considered for a position. When a position has been filled, it is closed on Consensus and removed from the Washington College website.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

Washington College is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, takes affirmative action to insure that all qualified applicants for employment are considered, and employees are treated, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors prohibited by law.

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Policy Statement on Discrimination: 

Washington College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission and employment.

The designated coordinator to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Educational Act Amendments of 1972 is Dr. Sarah Feyerherm, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Casey Academic Center, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland, 21620, phone number (410) 778-7228.

The designated coordinator to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is, Andrea Vassar, Director of Academic Skills, Clifton Miller Library, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland, 21620, phone number (410) 778-7883.

For additional information and/or to file a complaint contact the Director, US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, The Wannamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA  19107, or local fair employment practices agencies.  

Please note: Positions are listed alphabetically, not by date posted. 

Faculty Positions

  • Adjunct Lecturer of Financial Accounting

    The Washington College Department of Business Management seeks candidates for an adjunct lecturer position to teach a section of introduction to financial accounting in Fall 2016. Topics include accounting principles and procedures for collecting, recording, summarizing, and interpreting financial statements.  The fall semester begins in August and ends in December.  Course enrollment is capped at 30 students per section.  The successful candidate should have a graduate degree in accounting or a related field.  Teaching experience is preferred.

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,450 students located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  It is within easy driving distance of Washington, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.  Applicants can learn more about the College at www.washcoll.edu, and more about the Department of Business Management at http://washcoll.edu/departments/business-management/.

    Applicants should submit electronic copies of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, to the attention of Susan Vowels, Chair, Department of Business Management, through our online portal Consensus, at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp.  If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.”  Washington College will start considering applications immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at employment@washcoll.edu.  For other questions, please contact Prof. Vowels, at svowels2@washcoll.edu.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans. 

  • Adjunct Lecturer of Managerial Statistics

    The Washington College Department of Business Management seeks candidates for an adjunct lecturer position to teach several sections of one course in managerial statistics in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.  Topics include descriptive statistics, normal distributions, probabilities, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, ANOVA and simple and multiple regression analysis.  The fall semester begins in August and ends in December; the spring semester begins in January and ends in May.  Course enrollment is capped at 30 students per section. The successful candidate should have a graduate degree in statistics, mathematics, or a related field. Teaching experience preferred.

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,450 students located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  It is within easy driving distance of Washington, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.  Applicants can learn more about the College at www.washcoll.edu, and more about the Department of Business Management at http://washcoll.edu/departments/business-management/.

    Applicants should submit electronic copies of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references, to the attention of Susan Vowels, Chair, Department of Business Management, through our online portal Consensus, at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp.  If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.”  Washington College will start considering applications immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at employment@washcoll.edu.  For other questions, please contact Prof. Vowels, at svowels2@washcoll.edu.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Assistant Professor of Biology - Developmental Biologist (Tenure-Track)

    The Department of Biology at Washington College seeks a broadly-trained developmental biologist who can teach a wide range of introductory and upper-level courses. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, a strong interest in developing a career as a teacher-scholar in a liberal arts institution, and show significant promise as a scholar. Courses taught will depend on experience and training of the applicant, but include a majors-level introductory course, developmental biology, and an upper-level biology course. Tenure-line faculty are expected to contribute courses to the college-wide first year writing and research program (see https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/writing-across-the-curriculum/guidelines.php). 

    Washington College, a selective liberal arts college of 1,450 students, is located in Chestertown, MD, on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and is within easy driving distance of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. 

    Further information on Washington College can be found at http://www.washcoll.edu/. This tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor begins August 1, 2017. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of hire. Interested candidates should submit electronic copies of curriculum vitae, letter of interest, statement of teaching and statement of research interests as a single PDF, undergraduate and graduate school transcripts as another PDF through our on-line portal Consensus at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. If you have more than one document that you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine them into one PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” Three current letters of reference and any inquiries should be emailed to Dr. Mindy Reynolds at biology@washcoll.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1st and will continue until the position is filled. 

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Assistant Professor of Biology - Geneticist (Tenure-Track)

    The Department of Biology at Washington College seeks a geneticist who can teach a wide range of introductory and upper-level courses. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, a strong interest in developing a career as a teacher-scholar in a liberal arts institution, and show significant promise as a scholar. Courses taught will depend on experience and training of the applicant, but include a majors-level introductory course, genetics, and an upper level biology course. Applicants with a background in virology or botany will be looked upon favorably. Faculty are also expected to periodically contribute to the College’s first year seminar program (see https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/writing-across-the-curriculum/guidelines.php)

    Washington College, a selective liberal arts college of 1,450 students, is located in Chestertown, MD, on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and is within easy driving distance of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Further information on Washington College can be found at http://www.washcoll.edu/.  

    This tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor begins August 1, 2017.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. at the time of hire. Interested candidates should submit electronic copies of curriculum vitae, letter of interest, statement of teaching and statement of research interests as a single PDF, undergraduate and graduate school transcripts as another PDF through our on-line portal Consensus at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. If you have more than one document that you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine them into one PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” Three current letters of reference and any inquiries should be emailed to Dr. Mindy Reynolds at biology@washcoll.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Position is pending budgetary approval. 

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Part-Time Lecturer in Music (Clarinet and Saxophone)

    The Department of Music at Washington College, a four-year liberal arts college nestled in beautiful Chestertown, MD, on the Eastern Shore, seeks a dynamic Part-Time Clarinet and Saxophone Instructor in the area of Applied Music. The successful candidate will actively recruit and maintain a studio of majors and non-majors with interests in both classical and jazz performance. Collegiality and ability to work with both beginners and advanced students is essential, as is a willingness to perform with both student ensembles and colleagues. The teaching load and compensation is flexible and will depend on the number of applied students registered. Pending sufficient enrollment, the successful candidate may also be asked to coach a woodwind quintet, clarinet quartet/trio, and/or saxophone quartet.

    Required Education and Experience:

    Doctorate in Clarinet Performance preferred; MM required. The strongest candidates will also have expertise in saxophone performance, including experience with jazz, commercial music, and/or musical theater. The applicant must provide evidence of: 1) strong instrumental pedagogical training and teaching 2) successful performance experience. 

    Desired Qualifications and Experience:

    Successful experience and interest in developing the young college performer. Dynamic leadership ability and interest in long-term program development. Experience with entrepreneurial activities/initiatives in preparing instrumental performers for a career in the 21st Century.

    To Apply:

    Please email the following to Dr. Kenneth Schweitzer at kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu: 1) cover letter describing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements and responsibilities of this position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references; 4) links to video/audio performances (personal website or YouTube).

    Deadline:

    This position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by June 15, 2016.

    Inquiries and questions can be sent to:

    Kenneth Schweitzer, PhD

    Associate Professor of Music Chair, Department of Music

    kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu

    Washington College

    300 Washington Ave.

    Chestertown, MD 21620

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a private liberal arts college that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. It is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Part-Time Lecturer of Music (Voice)

    The Department of Music at Washington College, a four-year liberal arts college nestled in beautiful Chestertown, MD on the Eastern Shore, seeks a dynamic Part-Time Voice Teacher in the area of Applied Music. The position includes being an active performer and teaching applied lessons to undergraduates. The successful candidate will actively recruit and maintain a successful voice studio and work together with the Washington College chorus. Collegiality and ability to work with the voice/choral faculty is essential. The teaching load is flexible and will depend on the number of applied students registered.

    Required Education and Experience:

    Doctorate in Vocal Performance preferred; MM required. Tenor preferred, although all voice types will be considered. The applicant must provide evidence of: 1) strong vocal pedagogical training and teaching 2) successful performance experience. 

    Desired Qualifications and Experience:

    Successful experience and interest in developing the young college singer. Dynamic leadership ability and interest in long-term program development and vocal chamber music. Experience with entrepreneurial activities/initiatives in preparing vocal performers for a career in the 21st Century.

    To Apply:

    Please email the following to Dr. Jon McCollum at jmccollum2@washcoll.edu: 1) cover letter describing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements and responsibilities of this position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references; 4) links to video/audio performances (personal website or YouTube).

    Deadline:

    This position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by May 31, 2016

    Inquiries and questions can be sent to:

    Jon McCollum, PhD

    Associate Professor of Music

    Associate Chair, Department of Music

    jmccollum2@washcoll.edu

    Washington College

    300 Washington Ave.

    Chestertown, MD 21620

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a private liberal arts college that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. It is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Research/Instruction Design Librarian

    The Library and Academic Technology Department at Washington College is looking for a dynamic and innovative librarian who can combine the emerging roles of academic librarians and instructional technologists. The Research/Instruction Design Librarian will join a forward-looking and energetic Library and Academic Technology team committed to innovation, strategic alignment with the College’s academic plans, and the needs of our constituent user groups. He/she will work with a team of Instructional Technologists and Librarians to provide academic technology instruction and information fluency to enhance teaching and learning. As a member of the Library and Academic Technology team, this position will share with librarians reference, collection development, and information literacy responsibilities, and with academic technologists, instruction in blended learning theory and the use of multimedia and technology to create innovative approaches to pedagogy that enhance student-learning outcomes across the disciplines. This is a 12-month untenured faculty position at the Assistant Librarian level.

    Required Qualifications:

    MLS, MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program. Desired Qualification: 2nd Masters degree in education or instructional technology; instructional design experience; experience with active engaged learning; experience with creatively integrating technology in instructional settings.

    Demonstrated knowledge in the application of technology appropriately in the teaching-learning process; demonstrated experience with outcome-based assessment practices; demonstrated experience with a course management system, such as Blackboard or Canvas; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; good time management skills; strong commitment to teaching; ability and interest in fulfilling job performance requirements in scholarship, professional development and service for promotion; a commitment to a liberal arts education.

    Familiarity with emerging trends in academic technology, reference, information resources, and the ability to identify and implement appropriate changes within a dynamic environment.

    Technical Skills:

    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of multimedia and digital video software, including Photoshop, PowerPoint, and iMovie. Demonstrated strong technical skills in web development and video production and post-production.

    Application Process:

    Washington College is an independent liberal arts college with a student body of 1,450, located in Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, approximately 90 minutes from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Ruth Shoge, Dean of Library and Academic Technology Clifton M. Miller Library, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620, rshoge2@washcoll.edu or 410-778-7704.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Education

    The Department of Education at Washington College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Education for the 2016-2017 academic year. The teaching load is three courses in the fall and three (potentially four) courses in the spring. For the fall semester, responsibilities include teaching two sections of our introductory course in Principles of Education as well as one upper level course in elementary math and science methods. For the spring, the candidate will teach two sections of Educational Psychology as well as one upper level course in qualitative research in education. There is the potential for a fourth course in the spring, an upper level special topics course. This position is benefits eligible.

    The successful candidate should have: 

    • a PhD in math education, science education, STEM education or a closely related field (A.B.D.’s welcomed)
    • K-12 teaching experience
    • undergraduate teaching experience

    The successful candidate is invited to apply to the full-time, tenure-track search for this position to be conducted in 2016-2017.

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,450 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. It is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.  For more information please consult the college’s website (http://www.washcoll.edu) and the department’s website (http://www.washcoll.edu/departments/education/). 

    To Apply:    

    Electronic copies of a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, three references, and copies of teaching evaluations from the past two years (if available) may be submitted to the attention of Prof. Bridget Bunten, Search Chair, Department of Education, Washington College, through our Consensus portal (https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp). For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at hr@washcoll.edu. For other questions, please contact Prof. Bunten at bbunten2@washcoll.edu

    Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

    The Washington College Department of Business Management seeks candidates for a full-time, one-year visiting assistant professor position in Marketing starting in August 2016.  Successful candidates will possess a passion for teaching undergraduate students in a liberal-arts environment, and enjoy fostering critical thinking, effective communication and moral courage by means of student engagement both in the classroom and beyond.  The successful candidate will teach three (3) courses per semester, including Principles of Marketing and Marketing Research Methods.  Responsibilities will also include compensated supervision of senior capstone theses as well as supervision of a student research subject pool.  The successful candidate should have a graduate degree in marketing or a related field (A.B.D.’s welcomed) and undergraduate teaching experience, and is invited to apply to the full-time, tenure-track search for this position to be conducted in 2016-2017.  

    To Apply:

    Electronic copies of a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, references, and copies of teaching evaluations from the past two (2) years may be submitted to the attention of Prof. Susan Vowels, Search Chair, Department of Business Management, Washington College, through our Consensus portal (https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp). For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at hr@washcoll.edu. For other questions, please contact Prof. Vowels, at svowels2@washcoll.edu.

    Review of applications will be ongoing and continue until the position is filled, with applications received by March 31, 2016 being given full consideration.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

Staff Positions

  • Admissions Counselor

    Washington College is seeking applicants for the Admissions Counselor position. This position plans, organizes, executes, and manages activities within designated geomarkets and states to recruit qualified students for admission to Washington College.

    Essential Functions:

    Manages data and activities within assigned geographic markets designed to promote Washington College

    Evaluates applications and other recruiting materials; conducts interviews with applicants

    Compiles and manages data to support the scheduling of recruitment travel 

    Coordinates communication and campus visits with professors, coaches, staff, faculty and alumni with prospective students 

    Develops relationships and maintains contact with high school counselors, prospective applicants, parents, and alumni volunteers 

    Responsible for implementing projects assigned by the Associate Director of Admissions

    Education and Experience: 

    Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of two years’ experience in a liberal arts environment required. Must possess the ability to relate to high school and college students with widely diverse backgrounds and interests. The person in this position must possess a high energy level, well-developed interpersonal skills, and the ability to get along well with diverse personalities. The successful candidate must be well organized, tactful, mature, flexible, and be comfortable performing multiple projects with minimal supervision. 

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs

    Reporting to the Director of Intercultural Affairs, the Assistant Director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs gives leadership to the George’s Brigade Scholarship Program and works closely with the Director on a variety of initiatives designed to support and retain historically underrepresented student populations at Washington College as it pertains to gender, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, class and citizenship status, and other aspects of identity. This position provides programs designed to increase awareness, education, and competency across campus related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Essential Functions:

    Design, deliver, and assess fall pre orientation for first year George’s Brigade students, annual fall family weekend events for these students and their families, and annual January retreat

    Convene the George’s Brigade steering committee meetings

    Coordinate three annual cultural trips to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

    Maintain communication with George’s Brigade Enrollment Management staff member as it pertains to recruitment of incoming cohorts and the spring overnight visit for incoming cohorts

    Coordinate senior graduation celebration for graduating brigade members

    Oversee the mentoring program for George’s Brigade students, including but not limited to recruitment of campus community members to serve as volunteer mentors, matching students and mentors, training provision for mentors, serving as a resources for mentors, annual assessment of mentoring program and relationship. Facilitate conversation hours.

    Provide annual reports on the welfare of the program

    Provide budget management to the George’s Brigade budget

    Assist in the training and education of Intercultural Student Advocates with the Director

    Serve as an advocate for all historically underrepresented students on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in Student Development, Leadership, Psychology, Counseling, or related field preferred.

    Two (2) years’ experience working in student life in higher education or four (4) or more years working with individuals between the ages of 17 and 25.

    Experience working with and building relationships with individuals from historically underrepresented and underserved racial and ethnic populations, as well as other historically marginalized populations within the United States, international students, and first generation college students

    Demonstrated understanding and implementation of best and promising practices resulting in the retention of students from underrepresented and underserved populations at predominantly white colleges and universities

    Demonstrated understanding of the unique challenges experienced by students from underrepresented racial/ethnic populations at predominantly white colleges and universities

    Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

    High level of initiative, planning, and organizational skills

    Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and others vested in the community and culture of the College

    Computer proficiency including all Microsoft programs and social media skills

    Effective and engaging training and presentation skills

    Ability to handle crisis and conflicts in culturally informed and ethical manner

    Ability to design, apply, and assess programs that increase understanding of issues regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion 

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans. 

  • Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid. Reporting to the Director of Student Financial Aid, the Assistant Director will be the primary point of contact in the Financial Aid Office for prospective students and their families. The Assistant Director will also serve as the liaison between the Financial Aid Office and the Admissions and Athletics Offices. This position will be responsible for preparing financial aid award packages for prospective students using both federal and institutional awarding methodologies, counseling prospective students and their families on financial aid, completing verifications, evaluating financial aid award appeals and requests for professional judgments, interpreting net price calculator and/or FAFSA results for early decision applicants, and providing courteous and competent service to constituents both on and off campus. The applicant should have extensive experience working with a diverse population of students, including first generation and high need students, and a demonstrated track record of providing exceptional service to students and their families.

    The Assistant Director will take primary responsibility for managing and administering one or more federal, state, institutional, or campus-based aid programs or initiatives, depending on the candidate’s particular area of expertise and the needs of the office. The sucessful candidate will also assist the Director and Associate Directors with the administration of aid for current students, as needed.

    Some weekends and evenings may be required, as well as speaking at recruiting events like Open Houses and Accepted Students Days.

    Essential Functions:

    Counsel students and families on financial aid eligibility, application procedures, and various financial aid programs

    Respond to student inquiries in person, by phone, and email

    Maintain current knowledge of federal Title IV regulations, state rules, and institutional policies pertaining to financial aid 

    Develop and administer training to the financial aid team on designated program(s) / area(s) of expertise

    Prepare financial aid awards for prospective students using federal and institutional awarding methodologies

    Perform verifications

    Evaluate financial aid award appeals, professional judgments, and dependency override requests

    Maintain and compile data necessary for program functionality, reconciliation with various campus offices, institutional research, and state and federal reporting pertaining to areas of program responsibility

    Provide support and training to Admission and Athletics staff on financial aid procedures and processes

    Prepare written communications about financial aid processes, procedures, and policies

    Give presentations on financial aid, payment options, etc. during recruiting events

    Serve on committees as needed

    Actively participate in professional development and training opportunities

    Education, Experience, and Background:

    Bachelor’s degree and 3 – 4 years’ related experience in a financial aid office required. Must possess a strong working knowledge on the administration of federal, state, and institutional aid and experience working with a Financial Aid Management System (Colleague, Banner, PowerFAIDs, etc.). Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as public speaking ability; ability to communicate complex processes to a diverse audience; comfortable working with minimal day-to-day supervision; and customer service and training experience required.

    To Apply:

    When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our on-line portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans. 

  • Assistant Director of the Global Education Office

    Washington College in Chestertown, MD is seeking qualified applicants for the Assistant Director of the Global Education Office position. This position has an essential role in supporting international students in their adjustment and adaptation to Washington College and life in the U.S.; as well as serving as a resource to campus departments on key issues faced by international students. This position collaborates with the Director of the Global Education Office in the development and implementation of programs and services in support of exchange, visiting and matriculating international students.

    Essential Functions:

    Serve as the Principal Designated School Official (F) and Responsible Officer (J) administering all aspects of F1 and J1 visa regulations and procedures as they relate to full-time matriculating students, exchange and visiting students as well as visiting scholars.

    Maintain international students’ information in the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and reporting to appropriate agencies as required.

    Work, in conjunction with the Director of the Global Education Office and other relevant staff and faculty members, to develop, implement, and maintain programs that supplement and enhance international students’ educational and social experiences at the College. Programs include but are not limited to: orientation, welcome reception, a minimum of three social events per semester, and a farewell reception.

    Coordinate services for incoming international students with appropriate College offices including Admissions, Residence Life, Health Services, Registrar, Student Affairs Office, Provost’s Office, Financial Aid, Business Office, etc.

    Be sensitive to the unique needs of, and serve as a campus resource for, the students served by the office and work to collaboratively integrate these students into the life of the College.

    Work with international students who are having academic, social, or cultural adjustment issues.

    Advise students interested in internships on Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Academic Training, and Optional Practical Training (OPT). Work with the Career Center to help place students in internships.

    Maintain statistics, information sheets, data bases of inquiries and participants, and issuing reports to the college community and appropriate external agencies.

    Maintain the Global Education Office’s website and other social media such Facebook and Twitter.

    Familiarity with, and implement, if necessary, crisis management policies procedures, and practices.

    Act as an adviser to the International Relations Club (IRC), Chinese Student Union (CSU) and International House.

    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline required, master’s degree preferred. Minimum of three (3) years’ related experience in an international education office required. Must have experience working with international students and visa/immigration regulations (SEVIS) required. Experience teaching English Language Learners, and knowledge of a foreign language as well as experience living and/or working abroad preferred. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, capability to counsel students, sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences, strong organizational and planning skills, and ability to work with various constituencies in a small liberal arts college environment.

    To Apply:

    When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our on-line portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans. 

  • Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach

    Washington College, an NCAA Division III member of the Centennial Conference, will be accepting applications for the 10-month position of Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach. The individual hired will be responsible for assisting the Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach in all phases of the Division III swimming and diving program, within college, conference and NCAA rules and regulations with an emphasis on recruiting highly qualified prospective student/athletes. Additional responsibilities include assisting with management and staff for the Casey Aquatics Center, as well as assisting with the Sho’men Age Group Swim Team.

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree required along with past competitive and/or coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level. Valid driver’s license required as travel is necessary for the position at both the college level and the age group level. Red Cross certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR and First Aid is required. 

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Assistant Sailing Coach

    Job Description:

    Washington College located in Chestertown, MD seeks qualified applicants for an Assistant Sailing Coach. Washington College is a member of the MAISA Conference. The Assistant Sailing Coach assists in all aspects of managing an intercollegiate sailing team including race day logistics, recruiting, scheduling, program administration, budgeting, and most importantly, traveling with the team several weekends per semester.

    Job Requirements:

    High school diploma or GED required, bachelor’s degree preferred. A minimum of 2 years’ coaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or professional competitive experience. Must have a demonstrated knowledge of sailing technique and training methods and the ability to effectively teach them; ability to motivate and effectively communicate with student-athletes; willingness and ability to actively recruit qualified candidates to Washington College; commitment to being a positive member of the Athletics Department, the Washington College community and the ability to influence his/her athletes to do the same. Strong writing and communication skills as well as familiarity with video technology are preferred. The coach must be self-directed, motivated and be able to work independently and under pressure. A valid driver’s license is required. Current CPR, AED and First Aid certification must be maintained.

    To Apply:

    When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our on-line portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Questions can be directed to Max Kurland, Head Sailing Coach, at 860-671-0972 or mkurland2@washcoll.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Assistant Sports Performance Coach

    Washington College, an NCAA D-III Institution located in Chestertown, MD seeks qualified applicants for an Assistant Sports Performance Coach. This is a part-time, 10-month position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: assisting the Head Sports Performance Coach in the programming and coordination of sports performance programs for 17 varsity sports. Duties will focus on providing and ensuring a safe training environment while directly overseeing the development and implementation of off-season and in-season training programs for multiple student-athletes in a variety of sports. Secondary responsibilities include assisting with the supervision, maintenance, and general operation of the fitness center, along with other duties assigned by the Head Sports Performance Coach.

    Job Requirements: 

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Previous collegiate athletic experience and internships preferred. Certifications in Strength and Conditioning/Personal Training through the NSCA preferred. Must possess excellent communication skills; computer skills; the ability to relate to and motivate student-athletes; a strong work ethic; and passion for the profession. Must be able to work in a dynamic environment, early in the morning, and be a positive member of a team.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach (Full-Time)

    Washington College, a NCAA D-III institution located in Chestertown, MD seeks qualified applicants for an Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach. Washington College is a member of the Centennial Conference. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: identify, recruit, coach, and develop high-level athletes for the program; organize official and unofficial visits; assist with practice, game preparations, and planning of travel itineraries; assist the head coach in all phases of student-athlete mentoring, fundraising, game management and scheduling; and other administrative duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree required. Previous coaching experience at the collegiate level in women’s lacrosse is strongly preferred. Strong organizational, oral, written, teaching and computer skills required. Advanced knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations preferred.

    To Apply:

    When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our on-line portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For questions, please contact Heidi Yetman, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at hyetman2@washcoll.edu.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach (Part-Time)

    Washington College, an NCAA Division III member of the Centennial Conference, will be accepting applications for the position of Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. The individual hired will be responsible for assisting the Head Women’s Soccer Coach in all phases of the soccer program, within college, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

    Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree and an interest in collegiate coaching

    Preferred Experience: Experience as a coach, student assistant, or student-athlete

    Valid driver’s license required as travel is necessary for the position.

    This is a part-time, 10-month appointment. Additional compensation possible through camps and club coaching.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Assistant/Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

    The Assistant/Associate Vice President for Student Affairs serves on the department’s senior leadership team and reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. The AVP provides vision and leadership in achieving the mission of the department which is “to inspire intellectual and personal development in our students and challenge them to be self-reflective citizen-leaders in a diverse and changing world.” The AVP serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the College, with primary responsibility to ensure institutional compliance; supervises the directors of public safety, student engagement, and wellness and prevention education; and serves on various committees as the representative of the Office of Student Affairs. The AVP also serves as the primary representative of the office in the absence of the Vice President.

    Essential Functions:

    • Serve as College’s Title IX Coordinator, supervising three assistant coordinators and ensuring College compliance with Title IX and managing the record-keeping and documentation of all complaints and response to those complaints
    • Supervise directors of public safety, student engagement, and wellness and prevention education
    • Oversee Peer Mentor program including selection, training, and supervision of 32 Peer Mentors and 3 Peer Mentor Leaders yearly
    • Coordinate Early Intervention Program, a group that meets every two weeks to discuss students who are at-risk of not succeeding academically or socially and determines strategies and follow up for these students
    • Provide on-call support for student emergencies and other critical situations
    • Serve on College’s Emergency Operations Group, serving as chair every fifth year
    • Oversee the revision of existing, and development of new, policies related to student life, including annual updates to the Student Handbook, ensuring that all policies are appropriate and consistent with all other published College policies
    • Serve as liaison to the President’s Office and Academic Affairs in the coordination of the Presidential Fellows program, including the direction of the annual 3-day January Seminar for Presidential Fellows
    • Serve on Retention Oversight Group (along with VP, Provost, Associate Provost, and Assistant Provost for Institutional Research), meeting regularly to review data and develop strategies that will support increased retention
    • Serve on Fall Family Weekend planning committee, chairing the committee every other year (alternating with Provost’s Office)
    • Serve on other committees or task forces as assigned by the Vice President

    Education and Experience:

    • Master’s required
    • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in college/university student affairs at the director level or above or equivalent experience
    • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to college student development
    • Experience in all aspects of Title IX compliance, including experience in student conduct
    • Commitment to and appreciation of inclusive learning environments
    • Demonstrated administrative and supervisory skills
    • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and computer skills
    • Understanding of and appreciation for a small, liberal arts environment

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Clinical Counselor

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the 10-month Clinical Counselor position. This position provides individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, referral, outreach, consultations for faculty and staff, and contributes to the administration of the Counseling Center at the Director’s request.

    Essential Functions:

    Provide direct clinical services including individual, relationship and group counseling

    Conduct assessments of at-risk clients, consult on medical leave protocol, and initiate emergency evaluation process and make appropriate referrals if necessary

    Develop and support collaboration with Dean of Students Office, Health Services, Residential Life, Public Safety, and faculty

    Communicate with the campus community as necessary to inform of issues and trends relevant to the development and success of students around mental health concerns

    Actively participate in various professional activities and pursuits in order to remain current in the field and maintain requirements for certification/licensure

    Respond to campus emergencies as needed in an on-call capacity

    Maintain patient records and generate reports about students served

    Serve on committees as deemed appropriate by the Director

    Other clinical education and outreach duties as assigned by the Director

    Group counseling: identification of need and group facilitation

    Education and Experience:

    Master’s degree in relevant field. Certification/licensure at the independent practice level, such as LCSW-C, LCPC-C, or Licensed Psychologist. Three to five years’ counseling experience. Must possess the ability to appropriately diagnose and document. Also must possess an understanding of, or experience working with college students, an understanding of the legal aspects of providing counseling services on a college campus, and an understanding of the limits of privacy and confidentiality.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Coordinator of Pre-Health Professions Programs

    Washington College in Chestertown, MD is seeking qualified applicants for the Coordinator of Pre-Health Professions Programs position. The person in this position coordinates, helps manage, and assists the College’s existing pre-health professions advising programs and systems and will aid in their further development. These programs include the Premedical Program (for students planning on attending medical school, dental school, optometry school, podiatry school, or veterinary school), the Pre-Nursing program (for students in our 3:2 Nursing Programs and those interested in other nursing programs), the Pre-Pharmacy Program (for students in our 3:4 Pharmacy Program and those interested in other pharmacy programs), and the many advising systems for students interested in careers in related health professions (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, etc.).

    Washington College is a selective liberal arts college with a student body of 1,450. Founded in 1782, it is located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, approximately 90 minutes from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

    Essential Duties:

    Work with the Admissions Office and the Office of College Relations to maintain and enhance our communications with prospective students and their families, including individual meetings with prospective students/families, presentations at open houses and related admissions events, and marketing initiatives (e.g., website, brochures).

    Provide advice to current students and alumni who are interested in a career in the health professions regarding academic and other admissions requirements as well as experiential opportunities through individual meetings, group meetings, and electronic communications (e.g., website, Canvas).

    Work with the Alumni Office, the Center for Career Development, and the Office of the Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives to maintain and share a detailed database of alumni with careers in the health professions and maintain connections with these alumni. This includes the development of experiential opportunities such as shadowing, research opportunities, externships, and internships. Develop similar opportunities with friends of the college and relevant regional individuals and organizations.

    Serve as a member of the Premedical Committee. Interview each student or graduate seeking a Premedical Committee Letter. Participate in the Committee’s evaluation process of those individuals. Write Evaluation Letters to students or graduates who have sought evaluation by the Premedical Committee and write Committee Letters to be sent to medical, dental, veterinary, podiatry, and optometry schools. Work with the other members of the Premedical Committee to effectively communicate to those seeking evaluation by the Premedical Committee our evaluation criteria and expectations for the Committee File and the interview process. Work with the Premedical Committee and the Premedical Secretary to digitize the process of completing a Premedical File and requesting a Committee Letter.

    Attend National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) and Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP) conferences, including NAAHP Local Area Network (LAN) meetings and other events designed for pre-health professions advisors.

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. 1-3 years of related work experience is required. Experience in pre-health professions advising, although not required, is highly desired. Effective written and oral communication with faculty, staff, prospective students, alumni and professionals outside of the College is required. Respect for confidentiality is essential. Must possess an eagerness and capacity to learn, a strong desire and ability to advise students, and a strong desire to enhance existing pre-health professions programs.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references to the attention of Kate Verville, Chair Premedical Committee through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin on August 22, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be addressed to Kate Verville (kverville2@washcoll.edu).

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Director of Athletics

    Washington College, a selective national liberal arts college located in Chestertown, Maryland, seeks an enterprising and creative Director of Athletics to join a transformational leadership team with bold ambitions for the College. As the nation’s tenth oldest college and the first to be chartered in the newly independent United States, Washington College holds a significant place in the history of American higher education. The College remains defined by its close connection to America’s history, its location and environmental focus on the Chesapeake Bay, and a culture that fosters the values of a liberal arts education. Over the past two decades, Washington College has enjoyed increasing student enrollments, rising donor support and steadily increasing net assets, and has consistently achieved balanced operating budgets. Sheila C. Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a renowned advocate for financial reform, serves as President of the College.

    Washington College has witnessed a remarkable transformation over the past fifteen years — virtually all academic buildings are newly constructed or recently renovated and fourteen new student residences and two new stadiums have been built. Chestertown, Maryland is a picturesque and historic town with numerous art galleries, great restaurants, farmer and artisan markets, and countless waterfront activities including sailing, fishing and kayaking. Annapolis, Maryland and Newark, Delaware are 45-minutes away and the cities of Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia are less than 90-minutes away.

    Washington College seeks an experienced, visionary leader for its program of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III men’s and women’s sports, rec-team sports, intramural sports, and general campus recreation and fitness activities. The Director of Athletics is charged with leadership in areas of personnel (coaches and administrative staff), strategic planning, fund-raising, marketing/brand management, facility renovation and enhancement, and athletic budget oversight. The Director of Athletics must foster an environment of strict compliance with regulations from governing bodies, including, but not limited to, the College, NCAA, Centennial Conference and affiliate organizations. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to academic and athletic success, reinforcing the College’s fidelity to the highest level of integrity and ethical conduct, in keeping with the College’s core values of integrity, determination, curiosity, civility, leadership, and moral courage. The Director of Athletics is a member of the College’s Senior Staff and reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. 

    Washington College has 350 student-athletes competing in 17 sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, field hockey, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming, women’s swimming, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and co-ed sailing. The Shoremen and Shorewomen compete in the Centennial Conference, one of the nation’s elite small college conferences. 

    Over the past 22 years, seven Washington College varsity sports have combined to win 29 Centennial Conference and Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championships, including the first-ever conference titles for field hockey, softball, and men’s and women’s rowing. The 1994 and 1997 men’s tennis and 1998 men’s lacrosse teams won their respective NCAA Division III National Championships. Washington College varsity student-athletes have earned All-America honors 154 times over this period of time. The department’s head coaches have won 20 Centennial and MARC Coach of the Year awards since 2009 alone. 

    Washington College student-athletes have excelled in the classroom and in their post-graduate lives. Annually comprising 25-30% of each incoming class, the College’s varsity student-athletes retain and graduate at significantly higher rates than the general student body and, as a group, perform academically on par or better than their non-athlete counterparts. Sixty of this year’s 62 graduating varsity student-athletes have already secured a job, internship, or post-graduate academic opportunity for next year. 

    Over the past 20 years, the College has invested more than $12 million in the construction and renovation of athletics facilities, including: construction of the Schottland Tennis Center, Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium, the current softball field, and Athey Baseball Park; renovation of the Cain Athletic Center; and the renovation and expansion of the Johnson Fitness Center and Casey Swim Center.

    SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following: 

    Provide creative and strategic leadership for the Washington College intercollegiate athletic program.

    Hire, mentor and supervise coaches, staff and administrative personnel in a collaborative and nurturing work and learning environment.

    Articulate the vision of the Washington College athletic program in ways that align with the mission and values of the College.

    In collaboration with the Faculty Athletic Representatives, Office of the Provost, and Academic Services staff, take responsibility for the College’s commitment to academic excellence, academic integrity, and the retention and graduation of student-athletes.

    Be highly visible and accessible to the student athletes.

    Shepherd the athletic department’s resources to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency, and fiscal integrity of the department.

    Outline strategies and plans that produce championship-winning programs.

    Develop comprehensive marketing and promotion program, including social media.

    Ensure institutional control of the athletics program and the department’s compliance with NCAA, Centennial Conference, and College rules and regulations.

    Plan and lead the department’s development and fundraising efforts in collaboration with the Office of College Advancement.

    In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs and other campus units, promote the active engagement of student-athletes within the College community to enrich student life both on campus and at the College’s athletic events.

    Maintain and grow the department’s community involvement, strategic partnerships, and service initiatives.

    Plan and lead the construction, management, and maintenance of the College’s athletic facilities.

    Establish relationships with student-athlete alumni, encouraging their involvement in the program after graduation.

    Serve as an active member of the President’s senior staff.

    Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED:

    Washington College seeks a Director of Athletics with integrity, vision, collaborative skills, and a commitment to higher education and student-athlete welfare. The candidate should present the following qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree is preferred.

    A record of successful executive-level, strategic leadership within higher education, intercollegiate athletics, and/or a public or private organization.

    Past record of recruiting, hiring, and retaining successful coaches and staff.

    A record of collaborative and ethical decision making within a fast-paced and competitive environment.

    A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, gender equity and Title IX compliance, and the principles and bylaws of the NCAA.

    Demonstrated ability to secure funds for capital projects, program and facility improvements, and overall departmental enhancements, in partnership with the College’s advancement and alumni relations department.

    A team builder with excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of integrity.

    An ability to serve as the primary spokesperson for Washington College Athletics, promoting the philosophy and values of the program.

    A proven track record of successfully creating and maintaining strong constituent relationships.

    A strong work ethic; excellent listening skills; great attention to detail; the ability to make tough decisions, handle criticism, debate, and seek out feedback; and strong negotiation skills.

    To Apply:

    A complete application will include a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position, current resume, and the names of at least three references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers, and email addresses. All documents should be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word format to https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp.

    Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:  jholt2@washcoll.edu

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Director of Development

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Development position. This position is responsible for the overall integration, supervision and performance of members of the front-line fundraising staff and programs to secure annual, capital and planned gifts and commitments from all Washington College constituencies. A key part of this work will be the development and execution of a comprehensive plan to maximize fundraising success and meet annual goals for external philanthropic support for Washington College. This position is a senior advisor to the Vice President for College Advancement and provides leadership, evaluation and mentoring to the individual giving programs and coordinates efforts to maximize philanthropic support for Washington College.

    Essential Functions:

    • With the Vice President for College Advancement, work on pipeline assessment and development, to ensure campaign goals can be met
    • Manage front-line fundraisers:
      • Set annual goals and benchmarks for each team member and support team members in meeting those goals, providing training and mentoring as needed
      • Work with team members to develop donor cultivation and solicitation strategies
      • Oversee clearance procedures for planned cultivation and solicitation
    • Ensure successful and meaningful stewardship functions that engage donors and lead to subsequent gifts
    • Manage budgets for Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Stewardship programs
    • Support and partner with the Vice President to create and implement a unified college campaign strategy and ramp up program activity in the comprehensive campaign for Washington College
    • Lead prospect strategy meetings
    • Perform with a high degree of independence, keeping Vice President informed of unanticipated issues that may arise and recommend actions and solutions to such situations

    Qualifications and Special Skills:

    Bachelor’s degree required; 7-10 years major gift fundraising experience, preferably in a college, university or academic setting; proven track record of successfully closing outright and planned major gifts of six figures plus; experience raising funds in the fast-paced environment of a comprehensive/capital campaign and experience/familiarity with the budget and campaign planning process; appreciation of Washington College’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate it; demonstrated talent as a team leader (a desire to mentor and promote a collaborative environment among front-line fundraisers) and a team player (collaborative partner), and comfortable being a member of several teams; a successful history of managing professional and administrative staff; must be a skilled and talented writer and communicator, able to adjust style of written and oral communication to communicate effectively with various constituencies; must have the ability to develop strong relationships with donors with the highest degree of professionalism; should have high professional aspirations, a willingness to travel; must have a solid understanding and demonstrated use of metrics and best practices related to fundraising and major gifts.

    To Apply:

    When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our on-line portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans. 

  • Director of the Physical Plant

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for The Director of the Physical Plant position. This position reports to the Vice President of Finance and Administration and is responsible for the planning, organization, development, and direction for the overall operation, repair, and maintenance of the College’s physical plant. The Director collaborates with the Construction Project Manager to oversee all renovation and new construction. The Director is responsible for the safety of all campus buildings. 

    Essential Functions:

    Supervises the Director of Housekeeping, the Facilities Manager, the Grounds Manager, the Transportation Secretary, and the Departmental Administrative Assistant

    Directs the basic support services of the facilities and campus community including computerized maintenance management, environmental safety and health, logistics, utilities, and maintenance and repair services

    Reviews position descriptions, personnel, and objectives of the physical plant; hires staff and provides counseling and disciplinary action as necessary

    Prepares and administers the physical plant budget

    Administers the fire safety program and has all systems inspected and tested; investigates and resolves all health and safety violations

    Administers general building, road, and grounds maintenance

    Purchases oil and electric for the campus on an annual basis

    Supervises plans, specifications, and cost estimates for all internal remodeling projects

    Maintains the official college record of all drawings, manuals, and specifications

    Organizes physical plant support services for major events such as Commencement

    Represents the College at meetings of the Planning Commission, Historic District Commission, Maryland Historical Trust, and the Zoning Board of Appeals

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of ten (10) years’ related work experience. Must have considerable knowledge of physical plant operations, maintenance, tools, equipment, hazards, and safety practices regularly used in the maintenance and repair of plant, buildings, and grounds. Must be able to work independently to meet deadlines. Current Maryland First-Class Stationary Engineers and Maryland Sediment and Erosion Control licenses preferred.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Director of Visual Arts

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Visual Arts position. This position leads the creation of publications, graphic design project management, and flash and animated pieces for Admissions & Financial Aid (85%) and the President’s Office (15%), serving as a resource for graphic design with a mindset towards branding.

    Essential Functions:

    Direct, manage and deliver on graphic development for multiple concurrent projects, in both print and electronic format: develop and execute creative concepts; provide accurate time and cost estimates; schedule and monitor all projects, including those produced externally; work in partnership with web designers, digital media staff, and other departmental colleagues

    Advise internal clients on all technical visual recommendations and/or issues: help facilitate both the input and creative meetings; talk to clients to develop an artistic approach and style; work with a collaborative/consultative style

    Develop the overall look or style of a publication or marketing campaign; determine how best to represent a concept visually; determine which photographs, art, or other design elements to use

    Supervise design staff; review and approve designs, artwork, photography, and graphics developed by other staff members; ensure external partners (printers, freelancers, etc.) meet designated deadlines and budgets

    Coordinate activities with other departments on campus

    Benchmark industry standards and make recommendations about the necessary technology to stay with the trend 

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree required in related discipline such as Graphic Design and Animation; minimum of 5-7 years’ graphic design and animation experience. Previous supervisory experience managing professional and student staff is preferred; experience with production of a variety of media particularly print publications. Demonstrated complete understanding of: color theory and color relationships, typographic terms that identify type forms and the specifications required to refer to typographic settings, perspective and space relationships, page composition and grid structures, print production process, knowledge of production techniques, and correct disking procedures, photography and the photographic process, and animation. Proficiency with ADOBE creative suite; experience using Basecamp preferred; strong communications skills are required; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a diverse environment are essential. Should possess strong work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to organize time, projects and resources effectively, ability to work independently, creatively and resourcefully, must possess outstanding demonstrated customer service experience that incorporates a global perspective along with a commitment to diversity. Examples of Washington College’s publications can be found at: http://www.washcoll.edu/epubs/.

    To Apply:

    When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our on-line portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans. 

  • Regional Assistant Director of Admissions

    The Regional Associate Director of Admissions serves as a representative of the College’s Office of Admissions in the Southern Region (GA, SC, NC, FL, AL, MS, LA, KY) through the development and execution of a regional recruitment strategy that includes all of the cyclical activities associated with enrollment management: recruiting students, interviewing, counselor relationships, hosting events, community outreach and development, reading files, hosting yield events, etc. The preferred location for the ideal candidate would be in the Florida or Georgia area. This is in addition to supporting on-campus recruitment and activities.

    Essential Duties:

    Manages data and activities within assigned geographic markets.

    Interviews and evaluates prospects and applicants and applications; recommends decisions.

    Develops and implements off-campus events for prospective students, families, counselors, and other key-stake holders pertinent to the recruitment process.

    Supports on-campus recruitment activities, including (but not limited to) open house programs, interviews, office support, etc.

    Coordinates prospect and applicant visits to campus with office schedule, tour guides, faculty, coaches, staff, and student hosts.

    Maintains regional office, including own filing and record keeping.

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of two (2) years’ related experience required. Must possess an exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively under the pressure of constant deadlines, project management skills, willingness to work evenings and weekends in the conduct of job responsibilities, ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team-based environment and be results-oriented.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Relief Captain (Part-Time)

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for a Part-Time Relief Captain for Callinectes, the College’s research vessel. This position works closely with (and under the supervision of) the Senior Vessel Captain (SVC) to ensure that all trips that the SVC cannot service are staffed with an able boat operator and to maintain timely phone and email communication and an updated outlook calendar. The Relief Captain should be comfortable dealing with students of all ages, educators, potential donors, and alumni and should be able to speak about the activities of the Center of Environment and Society (CES) and Washington College as they pertain to the Chester River, water quality, and the Mission of CES. At the discretion of the SVC, responsibilities may include periodic maintenance, trailering, and operation assistance on Lookdown, the Center’s 27’ seafloor mapping boat. This requires proficiency in trailering a boat, including highway travel, boat yard maneuvering, and overseeing the launching by boat yard lifts and may require the ability to back a trailer down a ramp for offsite programs.

    Essential Functions:

    Keep Callinectes in top shape; safety wise, cosmetically, and mechanically (meeting or exceeding Coast Guard Requirements)

    Use various Bay fish sampling techniques including, but not limited to, Otter Trawl, Scrape. Ability to learn to use other sampling devices including sediment and water samplers.

    Ability and eagerness to learn remote sensing, including seafloor-mapping systems etc.

    Education:

    High school diploma required, college experience or degree preferred.

    Experience and Background:

    A minimum of a 50-ton vessel USCG Master License, First Aid and CPR certifications, and Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP) required. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated organizational skills, and familiarity with local environmental organizations and/or interest in the wider field of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • ShorePower Project Coordinator

    Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society is seeking a highly motivated Coordinator of the “ShorePower Project.” One of Washington College’s Centers of excellence, the Center for Environment & Society is dedicated to providing rich experiences for students through real world community engagement. The Center’s breadth of programs range from wildlife restoration to marine research, geospatial mapping, archaeology, and immersive learning in the Chesapeake—all in an effort to explore, understand, and promote healthy connections between our natural and cultural places.  

    As one of the Center’s premier projects, the ShorePower Project works to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions in municipalities and school systems of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  The project uses comprehensive energy monitoring, innovative project design, and a sophisticated communications strategy that speaks to the importance of energy conservation as well as the clear benefits in cost savings to be successful. The project also promotes energy and climate policy reform at the local and state level in order to accelerate statewide efforts toward climate resiliency.  

    The Project Coordinator will build upon past efforts of ShorePower, using the project’s insights and expertise to broaden the project’s scope of impact. Responsibilities of the Coordinator include developing a communications strategy; facilitating and designing energy reduction and renewable projects with partners; and engaging Washington College students in ShorePower Project objectives. The ShorePower Project’s continued success will depend upon a dedicated and creative thinker capable of managing multiple projects and engaging diverse audiences.   The Coordinator works with Center staff, College staff, student employees, volunteers, elected officials and Town staff in the field and office settings.   

    This is a one-year grant-funded, full-time position. Salary is competitive but is commensurate with experience. Benefits are comprehensive. Employment beyond one year is desired, but will be contingent upon external funding.

    Successful Applicants will have:

    B.A or B.S. in environmental studies, science, or relevant field. M.S. in climate or energy related discipline preferred.

    Experience and understanding of energy and climate policy, science, and management

    Technical experience in energy management (audits, retrofits, baselines,) preferred

    Experience in project management

    Excellent organizational and communication skills

    Ability to work within time constraints and a limited budget

    Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

    Personal Characteristics:

    Well organized and disciplined in time management

    Comfortable maintaining and executing multifaceted projects

    High energy level with ambition and high standard for success

    Creative and aware. Desire to continually learn and ability to innovate

    Self-starting with minimal supervision

    Well-developed interpersonal skills; ability to get along well with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, and flexible.

    Computer literacy and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel

    Current Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans. 

  • Vice President for College Relations and Marketing

    The Vice President for College Relations and Marketing will work in partnership with the President’s Office to create and execute a strategic media communications plan for national audiences identifying and executing opportunities to promote key publicity and fundraising initiatives, including:

    • Capturing opportunities to strengthen the Washington College brand in both national and regional markets and identifying opportunities for special events, speaking engagements, and appearances that strengthen Washington College’s presence on the national stage
    • Identifying and arranging media and marketing opportunities for the President and other key leaders to maximize the College’s profile as a leader in higher education with a focus on student debt crisis, affordability and access, promoting “Dam the Debt” and other initiatives as they are developed and implemented
    • Articulating and promoting the institution’s brand messages regionally and nationally

    Serving as the chief marketing officer for the College, empowered to promote, protect and enforce the brand standards and messages across all College offices and departments, the Vice President for College Relations and Marketing will:

    • Assist the Vice President for Enrollment Management in creating an effective marketing strategy for admissions
    • Support and guide the Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations in developing and implementing an effective marketing strategy for fundraising and donor relations
    • Work with the various college offices to conceive and to provide guidance for communications plans, strategies, and tactics that promote the brand and College’s main distinctions with major constituencies, including prospective students, current students, parents, alumni, donors, media and general public
    • Oversee all College Relations and Marketing programs including print and electronic communications, SEO, SEM, website, publications, and media relations, the Washington College Magazine, institutional outreach and community relations, crisis management and service as a member of senior administration reporting directly to the President

    Candidates for the Vice President for College Relations and Marketing at Washington College should:

    be an excellent project and people manager

    have impeccable communication and presentation skills

    balance strategy and execution of a marketing plan to deliver both well

    have a solid understanding of the value of benchmarking

    be an excellent change agent, using a style of management that mentors/coaches staff to inspire their best performance

    have a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in English, Journalism, Graphic Design or Communications, or related field

    have at least five years’ experience at the Director level in public relations and/or marketing communications, with experience in higher education a plus

    have demonstrated experience and success with national media campaigns

    have superior computing/desktop publishing skills/web navigation/social media skills and strategies

    be able to set goals that dovetail with institutional mission

    be skilled and successful at managing budget

    have an entrepreneurial imagination with creative approach to problem-solving

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Vice President for Enrollment Management

    Washington College, a selective national liberal arts college located in Chestertown, Maryland, seeks an enterprising and creative Vice President for Enrollment Management to join a transformational leadership team with bold ambitions for the College. As the nation’s tenth oldest college and the first to be chartered in the newly independent United States, Washington College holds a significant place in the history of American higher education. The College remains defined by its close connection to America’s history, its location and environmental focus on the Chesapeake Bay, and a culture that fosters the values of a liberal arts education. Over the past two decades, Washington College has enjoyed increasing student enrollments, rising donor support and steadily increasing net assets, and has consistently achieved balanced operating budgets. Sheila C. Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a renowned advocate for financial reform, serves as President of the College.

    Washington College has witnessed a remarkable transformation over the past fifteen years — virtually all academic buildings are newly constructed or recently renovated and fourteen new student residences and two new stadiums have been built. Chestertown, Maryland is a picturesque and historic town with numerous art galleries, great restaurants, farmer and artisan markets, and countless waterfront activities including sailing, fishing and kayaking. Annapolis, Maryland and Newark, Delaware are 45-minutes away and the cities of Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia are less than 90-minutes away.

    In 2013, Washington College merged the admissions and financial aid office with the college relations and marketing office and organized the new department under the direction of the Vice President for Enrollment Management.  Concurrently, the College made a substantial investment in expanding the operating budget of the department to include five new staff lines (an Executive Assistant to support the Vice President, an additional Assistant Director of Financial Aid, two new Admissions Counselors who were located remotely in California and southeast Georgia, and a Director of Visual Arts for Admissions) and relocated one existing Admissions Counselor to work full-time out of Baltimore, and invested $1.25 million in capital resources to create a new Admissions Visitors Center and to transform the visit experience for prospective students and their families (see https://www.washcoll.edu/live/galleries/2217-visitors-center). The result is a highly effective admissions, financial aid, and marketing team that the new Vice President will be expected to support and build upon in the years to come.

    At her inauguration in September 2015, President Bair laid out her plans to help high-ability, high-need students succeed in college and beyond. George’s Brigade is a new initiative designed to meet the full financial need of first-generation college students who have a demonstrated record of high academic achievement. These students are permitted to apply in small groups, with the decision on admission made for the entire group.  The first cohort of 20 students is under recruitment to join the College in Fall 2016.  The full incremental funding for these students four years, beyond the College’s traditional merit award for students of high ability, has been secured through new donations. 

    President Bair has also led efforts to explore fresh approaches to controlling the cost of higher education and reducing the toll student debt takes on borrowers and their families. Last December, she announced that Washington College would institute a one-year tuition freeze for students enrolled during the Fall 2016 academic year.  The freeze is just the beginning of the College’s exploration of new strategies and alternative funding models that will give certainty to families and protect them against unaffordable tuition hikes.  The Dam the Debt initiative provides relief for students.  This semester, $315,683 will be distributed to retire the full balance of seniors’ spring semester subsidized Federal loans.  Next year, it is anticipated that sufficient private philanthropy will have been secured to repay the full, senior-year Federal subsidized loans for our graduates.  The new Vice President will be an integral partner in the continued discussion, evaluation, and execution of these new approaches to tuition pricing and financing. 

    Responsibilities of the Position

    The Vice President for Enrollment Management is responsible for all aspects of new student recruitment and enrollment, including the strategic awarding of financial aid. The Vice President is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of a comprehensive, multi-year enrollment plan and for identifying and meeting annual enrollment and net tuition goals. By providing leadership and strategic direction to the admissions, financial aid and college relations and marketing offices, the Vice President is responsible for implementing and directing best practices and strategies that meet enrollment goals, reflect institutional values, and ensure a culture of continuous improvement throughout the Enrollment Management division. The Vice President for Enrollment Management reports directly to the President and is a close partner in achieving the President’s goals for access, affordability, and selectivity.  The Vice President also collaborates closely with colleagues across the institution including the Provost and Dean of the College and the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will be an active member of the College’s senior leadership team and a key player in developing policies and tactics that support the College’s strategic priorities. This Vice Presidency offers an excellent opportunity for a strategic, forward-thinking enrollment professional to propel the College to higher levels of recognition and distinction.

    Qualifications

    A Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and a minimum of eight years of progressive experience in enrollment management are required. The Vice President must be a highly efficient, effective, and results-oriented individual with strong business acumen, proven ability to lead and knowledge of best practices and current trends in the enrollment field. The position requires experience in management, strategic planning, admissions, financial aid, customer relations, and retention. The successful candidate will be a visionary leader and a strategic thinker. The position requires strong connotative skills and the ability to analyze issues critically. The Vice President must be a data-driven decision maker, an effective presenter and a negotiator who can build synergy and rapport among departments of the College. The successful candidate must understand and believe in the value of a liberal arts education and the mission of Washington College.

    To Apply

    Review of applications begins May 9, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply for this position online via the Williams & Company website at: www.williamscompany.net. Confidential inquiries and/or nominations may be directed to Martha Smiles at: Martha@williamscompany.net or (802) 497-0151.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, as such, takes affirmative action to insure that applicants for employment are considered, and employees are treated, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, handicap, or other factors prohibited by law.