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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.

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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.

  • 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 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 

  • Patrol Officer

    Washington College in Chestertown, MD is seeking qualified applicants for the Public Safety Patrol Officer position. This position performs investigative and general patrol duties to ensure building security, personal safety, and protection of property.

    Essential Functions:

    Patrol campus facilities and grounds to observe and ensure the safety and security of persons, buildings, and property

    Investigate crimes and other complaints by obtaining all initial data through personal questioning of complainants, witnesses, and others and/or by examining the area where the incident occurred

    Handle complaints, in person or by phone; receive and dispose of lost and found articles; monitor alarm systems; radio dispatch and maintain continuous communications with all Public Safety members on patrol

    Respond to fire alarms to assist with locating the source of alarm, evacuating the building when necessary, and resetting of alarm system

    Administer first aid, coordinate emergency response, and provide initial support to victims in traumatic situations

    Collaborate with the Chestertown Police Department and other law enforcement agencies with regard to investigations relating to college matters

    Education and Experience:

    High school diploma or GED required. Completion of courses in law enforcement or security officer training preferred. Previous experience in security work or similar exposure to the public is desirable. Must possess a first-aid certificate or readiness to undergo first- aid training on the job and a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Proven ability to work in potential crisis situations. Knowledge in the use of computers is desirable.

    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.

  • Switchboard Operator

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Switchboard Operator position. This position is responsible for the daily operation of the central switchboard; routes calls to the appropriate employee or department and provides courteous customer service to callers. This position is also responsible for updating the online directory and supports SharePoint integration for campus projects.

    Essential Functions:

    Answer and respond to calls made to the central switchboard. Put callers on hold, transfer calls to the appropriate extension, and locate information for callers as needed; use online directory to search for phone numbers and other pertinent information; assist with updating the directory, databases, and phone lists

    SharePoint and Outlook 365 integration and implementation for webpages, documents, lists, calendars, and data for OIT as well as other departments

    Train student employees to operate the switchboard

    Be knowledgeable of all policies and procedures as they apply to the switchboard and the telecommunications area including Federal/State regulations on Telephone Privacy Acts and policies of Washington College

    Education and Experience:

    High School diploma or GED required; college degree preferred. Technical IT background and knowledge of directory software; proficiency with PBX telephone system; customer service oriented, adaptable, optimistic, highly motivated and cooperative with ability to multi-task and perform tasks with efficiency; proficiency with Microsoft Office and Outlook 365; previous telecommunication service experience is preferred; experience training and supervising others; strong organizational, technical, and administrative skills; must be able to work independently and to work well with other professionals; proficient oral and written communication skills

    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.