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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

  • 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.

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science - American Politics (Tenure-Track)

    Washington College is seeking an American politics specialist for an entry-level appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science, tenure-track, beginning August 2017. Ph.D. should be in hand or very near completion; salary is competitive. We seek candidates whose graduate transcripts, teaching experience, research, or other experience demonstrate preparation to teach courses in American political institutions, especially the American Presidency, Congress and the Legislative Process, and Parties and Interest Groups—and several other upper level courses in areas such as Minority Politics and Media and Politics. The ability to offer a basic research methods course would be an added benefit and the candidate will also teach our introductory level course in American politics as well; faculty are also expected to periodically contribute to the college’s first year seminar program. As we have expertise in the following areas already, we are not seeking candidates who specialize in public law, political theory, or religion and politics. Teaching load is three courses per semester. Some senior thesis advising, undergraduate advising, and occasional internship supervision are required.

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of 1,500 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 about the college please consult the college’s website (http://www.washcoll.edu) and the department’s website (http://polisci.washcoll.edu).

    Applications should be submitted by October 10, 2016. Materials should be directed to the attention of Dr. Melissa Deckman, Chair, Department of Political Science; e-mail: mdeckman2@washcoll.edu. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations, if available, 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.

    Candidates who wish to be interviewed at the APSA Convention’s job placement services in Philadelphia should e-mail or call after August 15 to request an appointment.

    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 Dance

    The Department of Theatre & Dance at Washington College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance, beginning January 2017. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, benefits eligible position. The initial appointment will be for three consecutive semesters, through Spring 2018, with the possibility of renewal.

    The faculty member holding this position will teach courses in modern and ballet dance technique (all levels), Dance History, and Dance Composition to build upon an already-existing Dance minor. The faculty member holding this position may develop and teach courses in other dance styles, depending upon interest and expertise. Responsibilities also include advising undergraduate dance minors, artistic direction and choreography of the fall performance, and oversight of the dance honor society.

    The successful candidate will hold an MFA in Dance (PhD and ABD in Performance Studies also welcome if accompanied by appropriate training in dance technique, dance history, and dance composition). The successful candidate will also possess a demonstrated interest and experience in college-level teaching. Excellent teaching, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential. Salary range is competitive and based upon candidate’s qualifications.

    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/theatre-and-dance//). 

    To Apply: 

    Candidates for the position must apply online though our online portal Consensus at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Please submit electronic copies of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (which should include video links to choreography or staged repertory), a statement of teaching philosophy with particular reference to a dance minor, and graduate-level transcripts. Candidates are also encouraged to submit samples of curricular materials and publications.

    Materials beyond the cover letter and curriculum vitae will need to be submitted under “Other Documentation” in Consensus; please combine these additional materials into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.”  Materials should be directed to the attention of Prof. Michele Volansky, Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, Washington College, through our Consensus portal. For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at employment@washcoll.edu. For other questions, please contact Prof. Volansky at mvolansky2@washcoll.edu

    Applicants should also have three current letters of reference sent directly to the chair of the search committee at the following email address: dance_search@washcoll.edu.

    Review of applications will begin on August 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 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.

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 Engagement

    Working with the Director of Student Engagement, the Assistant Director of Student Engagement ensures that student participation and engagement in student activities contributes to overall satisfaction and to each student’s academic and personal success. The Assistant Director works with student groups to develop and deliver a robust array of student events and activities outside the classroom and assists the Director in developing appropriate policies and procedures to support the work of the Student Engagement office. The Assistant Director also helps develop activities of the department in accordance with departmental mission and planning, as well as the mission and planning of Student Affairs and the institution.

    Essential Functions:

    Works closely with and is available to students on an individual and group basis in the planning and delivery of events and programs on campus.

    Assists Director of Student Engagement in overseeing the Hodson Student Center.

    Oversees the student workers for the student center and assists the Director in the oversight and guidance of the Student Events Board and the Office of Student Activities interns.

    Responsible for working with Greek organizations in the planning and delivery of social events and programs.

    Co-advises the Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council, especially in areas related to recruitment, conduct, and philanthropy.

    Assists the Director in supporting student community service groups and associated events.

    Oversees the implementation of student leadership programs including student leadership luncheons, club advisor trainings, student leader and club advisor recognition, annual leadership conference, and annual leadership awards celebration.

    Assist in planning and delivering new student orientation (both August and January).

    Assists in planning and delivering Student Affairs related programs during Summer Advising Days.

    Assists in the coordination of Fall Family Weekend with an emphasis on programming.

    Establishes collaborative relationships with Student Affairs departments and staff, as well as other campus departments, staff and faculty responsible for student life and academic success.

    Promotes the design and implementation of high quality student leader training programs within areas of responsibility, especially those aimed at enhancing student leadership experiences. When appropriate, participates with other campus departments and staff in responding to student crisis and/or student conduct concerns.

    Engages in regular assessment and planning to increase the effectiveness of programs and services in promoting student satisfaction and learning.

    Education and Experience:

    Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; exercise effective independent professional judgment; establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, student organizations, faculty, and staff, and relate successfully in one-on-one and group situations with persons representing diverse backgrounds and interests. Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and theories of student learning and development; understanding of the cultural, social, recreational, and educational needs of the college community; and proficiency in planning and assessment of programs and activities, and principles of student mentor training, supervision and evaluation.

    Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel or related field preferred, and 1-3 years professional experience in student activities and/campus center management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    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 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 Tennis Coach (Part-Time)

    Washington College, a member of the Centennial Conference and Division III NCAA, is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Part-Time Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach. The successful candidate will report to the head coach and will assist in all areas required to run a Division III program.

    Washington College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions located in the historic town of Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Situated on the scenic Chester River we are an easy driving distance from the major metropolitan areas of Annapolis, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree and playing/coaching 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/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.

  • Associate Director of Alumni Relations

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Associate Director of Alumni Relations position. Members of the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving team work collaboratively to develop and manage a comprehensive program of alumni activities and communications that fortify positive relationships with students, alumni and campus partners, and encourage active engagement and financial support for The Washington Fund.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Champion the overall mission of College Advancement and the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving by: attending board meetings and events, supporting College fundraising efforts (including but not limited to Phonathon, writing and/or reviewing solicitations, and timely and genuine acknowledgment of gifts), facilitating communications through various channels, strengthening alumni volunteer programs, and contributing meaningful content to the website.

    Supervise Alumni Relations staff; support their respective assignments and professional development to achieve shared goals with respect to: alumni event attendance, active alumni volunteers, and total alumni volunteer hours.

    Create and implement strategic work plans for the growth and development of the Regional Chapters program by collaborating with the Chapters Committee of the Alumni Board to identify program goals; develop timeline and strategies to achieve goals; outline and implement calendars of chapter events and communications; partner with staff, Career Services and Admissions to identify new regions of interest; reference data from surveys, geographical maps, and aspirational schools to inform best practices; coordinate opportunities for alumni engagement in chapter regions; with chapter leaders, set goals for chapter areas; design events and programs to achieve goals; provide support for Career Services’ and Admissions’ regional events.

    Develop systems for recruiting, training, managing and stewarding chapter leaders; provide resources for chapter leaders to work independently; facilitate opportunities for chapter leaders to communicate and collaborate to ensure they understand their value and outcomes; build a pipeline of leaders to ensure strong presence over time.

    Recruit, train, manage, and steward Class Correspondent volunteers; outline and implement a calendar of communications for volunteers; gather and edit all class note submissions in collaboration with College Relations & Marketing; partner with the Alumni Alliance to brainstorm and identify additional affinity Correspondents.

    Effectively market the Voyagers program (which brings alumni into contact with student ambassadors) to alumni; recruit, hire and train students to serve as ambassadors for the program; develop and maintain alumni contact lists for student ambassadors; coordinate discovery visits for student ambassadors with Development prospects, when appropriate; oversee all aspects of students’ visits with alumni, beginning with the initial outreach and concluding with appropriate stewardship; in partnership with the Volunteer Coordinator, ensure that information gained through visits is used to maximize each alumna/us’ engagement with and support for the College; reference data from geographical maps, Voyager contact reports, and aspirational schools to inform best practices.

    Actively recruit and steward members of the Nominations committee of the Alumni Board. Identify committee goals; develop timeline and strategies to achieve goals.

    Qualifications and Special Skills:

    Bachelor’s degree required

    Minimum of three years’ relevant Advancement and/or Alumni Relations experience required

    Ability to represent Washington College professionally and accurately

    Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills

    Proven experience in successful volunteer management

    Ability to work with and motivate other Advancement professionals and WC colleagues

    Willingness to provide enthusiastic service, support and stewardship for volunteers and donors

    Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team environment

    Trustworthiness to work with sensitive and confidential information

    Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary

    Facility with computers, databases and Microsoft Office software

    Strong organizational skills required

    Creativity 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.

  • Athletics Communications Game Day Assistant (Part-Time)

    Provides assistance to Athletics Communications staff on game days when assigned. Works on a part-time basis, primarily late afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

    Essential Functions: 

    Provides public address, statistical, and/or broadcast support to the Athletics Communications staff on home game days. May also be assigned videographer and/or photographer duties for select home games.

    May act as point person for Athletics Communications at assigned home games.

    Potential for travel with a team during spring break to act as an official scorer.

    Education:

    High school diploma or GED required.

    Experience and Background:

    Broad-based knowledge of sports, specifically basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, and/or field hockey. Intermediate or better computer literacy. 

    Personal Characteristics: 

    Flexible schedule availability, primarily for late afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

    Comfortable with public speaking, willing to perform public address duties.

    High energy level.

    Dependability.

    Excellent interpersonal 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. 

  • 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 Career Development

    Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of the Center for Career Development (CCD) is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Center and its staff, ensuring that its programs and services contribute to effective student career development and outcomes. The Director oversees the development and administration of a comprehensive career development program and the efficient management of all services (including publications and websites, employer outreach, graduate school applications, etc.) The Director supervises the activities of the department, including the administration of the Student Employment Office, in accordance with appropriate career services standards and practices, departmental mission and planning, as well as the mission and planning of Student Affairs and the Institution. 

    Essential Functions:

    Supervises Center for Career Development and Student Employment Office services and staff including student workers and interns, establishing appropriate performance expectations and standards.

    Guides the development of campus outreach activities to ensure student participation in Center for Career Development programs and services and to engage students in career development and decision-making activities. Activities and programs include a Targeted Career Awareness Program, a First-Year Career Awareness Program, workshops, career fairs, and other career-related initiatives.

    Develops and oversees an appropriate assessment plan for the office that promotes and measures student career development and outcomes and employer outreach.

    Works closely with the Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives in providing experiential learning opportunities for students (job shadowing, internships, and research experiences).

    Works collaboratively with the Offices of Advancement and Alumni Relations to cultivate positive donor and/or alumni partnerships that lead to career-related outcomes for students.

    Ensures that Center for Career Development programs and services are attentive to and supportive of the unique needs of students with diverse backgrounds.

    Establishes collaborative relationships with faculty and other staff engaged in the academic mission to develop targeted post-graduate career opportunities (work and further education).

    Works closely with students, provides individual and group counseling, administers and interprets assessment instruments and designs/conducts outreach programming.

    Directs the development of Center for Career Development and Office of Student Employment related procedures, policies, publications and practices in accordance with the needs of the college and nationally-accepted best practices.

    When needed, participates with other campus departments and staff in responding to student crisis and/or student concerns.

    Develops and manages the office’s budget and the efficient use of resources.

    Creates and facilitates presentations and reports on the operations of the office and student career outcomes to internal and external constituencies including the Board of Visitors and Governors, faculty, President’s Leadership Council, Parent’s Council, prospective students and parents, and other groups as needed.

    Serves on the Vice President/Dean of Students’ staff and other committees and groups as assigned.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of college career development as well as the current employment landscape and emerging trends related to career opportunities and paths for college students; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; exercise effective independent professional judgment; establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, staff, faculty and alumni where appropriate; and relate successfully in one-on-one and group situations with persons representing diverse backgrounds and interests; understanding of the cultural, social, and educational needs of the college community; understanding of the needs of employers; proficiency in planning and assessment of program and activities; and effective use of principles of employee training, supervision and evaluation.

    Education:

    Master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel or related field, and 5-8 years professional experience in Career Development /Services; management at a supervisory level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    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 Intercultural Affairs

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Intercultural Affairs. This position is responsible for providing campus leadership and direction to multicultural and diversity related policy, programs and services that contribute to overall student learning and satisfaction, with attention to programs and services designed for students from historically underrepresented populations. Directs activities of the department in accordance with departmental mission and planning, as well as the mission and planning of student affairs and the institution.

    Essential Functions:

    Directs the development and implementation of multicultural and diversity programs, services and education in accordance with the needs of the college and its students and nationally accepted best practices. Advises VP and other members of the campus on best practices in multicultural affairs.

    Plans and implements the support services for George’s Brigade initiative, giving leadership to and working collaboratively with admissions for the George’s Brigade Scholarship Program.

    Advises organizations and clubs for students from historically underrepresented populations, and works closely with and is available to students on an individual and group basis for issues relating to social and academic adjustment, multiculturalism and diversity and campus climate.

    Consults with other campus departments to ensure that policies, programs and services are attentive to and supportive of the needs of students from historically underrepresented populations.

    Establishes collaborative relationships with other student affairs departments and staff, Global Education Office, and other campus departments, staff and faculty responsible for student life and academic success.

    Designs and implements student leader training programs for designated groups; collaborate with other student affairs areas in the design and implementation of a multicultural competence program as well as a pre-orientation program for students from historically underrepresented populations.

    Co-leads bias reporting process, collaborating with Office of Public Safety, Human Resources, and the Director of Wellness and Prevention Education.

    Teams with other campus leaders to design and facilitate campus-wide conversations, programs and training on topics that foster an inclusive and respectful campus climate.

    Participates with other campus departments and staff in responding to student crisis and/or student conduct concerns.

    Conducts regular planning and assessment to increase the effectiveness of multicultural and diversity efforts provided by the department in promoting student learning and satisfaction.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    Serves as the administrative liaison for the Center for Black Studies and oversees programming for the Center.

    Serve as liaison to Hillel House and work collaboratively with Advancement to secure funds for programming and staffing.

    Assists the Office of Admissions with recruitment-related processes.

    Recruits, hires, and supervises office interns.

     

    Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, or other related fields preferred, bachelor’s required, and 3-6 years working with multicultural populations, preferably in a college or university setting; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

    Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; exercise effective independent professional judgment; establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, student organizations, faculty, and staff; and relate successfully in on-on-one and group situations with persons representing diverse backgrounds and interests. Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and theories of student learning and development; understanding of the cultural, social, and educational needs of the college community; and proficiency in planning and assessment of programs and activities; understanding of a highly residential community; and experience advising student groups.

    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 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.

  • Events Supervisor, Gibson Center for the Arts (Part-Time)

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for a Part-Time Events Supervisor for The Gibson Center for the Arts. The Events Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all the front-of-house and technical support for public events in the Center. The Events Supervisor manages and trains the Gibson Crew, a pool of 20-30 undergraduate student employees, who set up and serve as running crew and ushers for events. The Events Supervisor reports to the Gibson Center Director and works closely with the Gibson Center Technical Director and the Campus Events Office. In coordination with the event organizers, the Events Supervisor plans how best to facilitate the needs of each visiting lecturer, entertainer, or ensemble. This person must be able to maintain email correspondence with organizers and student employees to ensure that events are fully staffed, that the required technical support is in place, and that the spaces are prepared for events. The Events Supervisor must be present and accountable at all events to guarantee the satisfaction and safety of the performers, organizers and audience members. The Events Supervisor is in charge of student hiring and payroll. 

    Qualifications:

    Good organizational skills are a must and a working knowledge of the facility’s technical systems (lighting, sound, rigging, video, projections, building climate management) is required. The person must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required. The Events Supervisor must be comfortable working with students, staff, faculty, and guests of The Gibson Center for the Arts.

    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.

  • Staff Writer/Development Specialist

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Staff Writer/Development Specialist position. This position is part of the College Relations & Marketing (CRM) team and will be focused primarily on the development communications needs of College Advancement. The staff writer will collaborate with all members of the CRM team to develop and disseminate stories, press releases, donor brochures, and other communications pertinent to alumni and donors. He/she will be responsible for coordinating the timely production of these efforts, meeting mutually agreed upon deadlines.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Support the objectives of College Advancement by developing print and electronic communications for fundraising, including web stories, press releases, magazine pieces, brochures, campaign literature, and social media campaigns.

    Create strategic content for solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects across all channels, including print, video, website, email and social media materials.

    Lead the development of a variety of regularly occurring communications and stewardship pieces, including the WC Calendar, Honor Roll of Donors, Word from Washington, and The 1782 Society’s newsletter.

    Develop content for the Giving website; keep site current.

    Collaborate with digital media strategist to run social media campaigns, including Giving Day and other social media challenges.

    Collaborate with director of media relations to develop and distribute press releases.

    Collaborate with fellow writers on staff to develop alumni stories for the web and magazine.

    Coordinate production schedules and timely delivery of print and electronic communications.

    Other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications and Special Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Creativity and imagination.
    • Facility with computers, including web, CMS, and social media platforms.
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as in a team 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.

     

  • 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 and financial aid 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 immediately 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.

    Please visit the College’s website at: www.washcoll.edu

    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.