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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 ratio 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

 


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Faculty Positions

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Science/Studies

    Washington College, a selective liberal arts college in the Chesapeake Bay watershed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor in environmental science to begin in August of 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental science or related discipline and must have the capacity to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum in environmental education. We seek an environmental scientist who can teach our introductory earth science class with lab, contribute to other introductory environmental science labs, and teach two upper level environmental science classes in their area of expertise over two semesters. The visiting assistant professor will also serve an integral role within the department by mentoring senior environmental science and studies majors as they work on their capstone projects.

    Washington College has a tradition of excellent undergraduate teaching. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential for engaging students both within and outside the classroom. Preference will be given to applicants whose teaching is well suited for taking advantage of Washington College’s unique natural setting in rural Maryland on a major tributary of Chesapeake Bay. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Leslie Sherman, Co-chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies (lsherman2@washcoll.edu). Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three professional references. Please upload these documents to our portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. We expect to fill the position by May 31st.

    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 General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

    Washington College, a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,450 undergraduates, located in Chestertown, MD, is seeking applicants for a full-time two-year visiting assistant professor position in chemistry starting in the fall of 2017. This position may be renewable after two years.  

    Preference will be given to applicants who hold a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and who can teach General Chemistry, but current degree candidates are encouraged to apply. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential. Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives is highly desirable.

    Washington College offers a bachelor’s degree program in Chemistry and is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The typical teaching load for this position will consist of the following courses per semester: one lecture of General Chemistry, one lecture of Organic Chemistry, and two laboratory sections. There is also the opportunity to design your own first-year seminar course (see the following website for more information: https://www.washcoll.edu/academics/writing/first-year-seminar/) on a two-year rotating basis and to teach a course related to your area of expertise. This position also offers the ability to mentor undergraduate research students as part of Washington College’s Senior Capstone Experience (SCE).

    Washington College’s Fall semester starts August 28, 2017. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a teaching philosophy of no more than 2-pages, electronic copies of curriculum vitae, and undergraduate and graduate school transcripts at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their success in working with diverse student populations in their materials. If you have more than one document that you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.docx) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” Three current letters of reference should be emailed to the following address: chem_search@washcoll.edu. Please specify in the subject line “Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor Position”.

    All inquiries can be addressed to aamick2@washcoll.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

    Washington College, a selective liberal arts college of 1,450 students, is conducting a search for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position (non-tenure-track/sabbatical replacement) in Biology for the academic year 2017-2018. Teaching responsibilities include introductory biology, comparative vertebrate anatomy and an upper level organismal biology course in area of expertise. The candidate will also teach the associated labs for these courses. It is expected that this individual will mentor undergraduate students and supervise senior theses. This one-year position begins August 15, 2017. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential. A Ph.D. is preferred at the time of appointment, but current degree candidates will be considered. The College is located on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and is within 90 minutes of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Submit electronic copies of curriculum vitae, a letter of interest including a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references as a single PDF under the ‘Resume’ link at our on-line portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp.

    Inquiries can be emailed to Dr. Martin Connaughton at biology@washcoll.edu. Review of applications will begin March 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.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

    The Department of Sociology at Washington College has two positions available for full-year Visiting Assistant Professors to cover faculty leaves during the 2017-2018 academic year. Areas of specialty are open, but preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the Department of Sociology as well as the college’s interdisciplinary programs in Black Studies, Gender Studies, or Justice, Law & Society. Successful candidates will teach a 3-3 course load, which includes at least one section of Introduction to Sociology each semester, and advise students working on capstone research projects throughout the year. Ph.D. in sociology is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of 1,400 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching. Faculty members teach 3 courses per semester and the college maintains a 12:1 student-faculty ratio with small classes (introductory courses generally capped at 35 students; upper level classes are often smaller in enrollment). 

    Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, and teaching evaluations, if available, through our online portal Consensus (https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp). If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.”   Three letters of recommendation should be sent via post or email to Dr. Erin Anderson, Chair, Department of Sociology, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197. Telephone: (410) 810-7492; FAX: 410-778-7170; e-mail: eanderson3@washcoll.edu

    Washington College is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, DC, 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/sociology/). For assistance accessing our on-line applicant portal, contact (employment@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.

 

Staff Positions

  • Assistant Swim Coach

    Washington College, a NCAA Division III member of the Centennial Conference, will be accepting applications for the 10-month position of Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach. The individual hired will be responsible for assisting the Head Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach in all phases of the Division III swimming 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 Technical Director

    Washington College seeks an Assistant Technical Director for the Gibson Center for the Arts, beginning July 1, 2017. In consultation with the Gibson Center’s Director, and the chairs in Art, Music, Theatre and Dance, the ATD reports to the Technical Director and will assist in the overall operation of the Center, which includes the 425-seat Decker Theatre, 150-seat Tawes Theatre, 200-seat Hotchkiss Recital Hall, and the Kohl Art Gallery.

    GCA is a year–round arts facility that supports both college and community events. The ATD will work closely with the Gibson Center resident academic departments of Music, Theatre and Dance and the Kohl Art Gallery. In co-ordination with the TD, the person will also help support various College offices and departments presenting formal and informal College events and performances, Summer Conference groups renting the facilities for events and performances, and occasional community groups.  

    We are especially interested in well-rounded, safety-oriented candidates with a desire to supervise and mentor undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. This is a full-time 12-month staff position offering a competitive salary and benefits package. Teaching and design opportunities with additional remuneration may be possible, depending on credentials and interests.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    MFA in an appropriate field plus a range of experience and training in theatrical sound, carpentry, lighting, video, and management. Applicants should be fluent in contemporary practice of lighting (conventional and intelligent fixtures, networking, EOS/ION console programming), sound (basic system design, live mixing, QLab), projections (formats and infrastructure for digital playback and live video), and communication (Vectorworks, Lightwright, Dropbox). BA/BFA in appropriate field with professional experience considered.

    Washington College is a small private liberal arts college founded in 1782 and located in rural Chestertown, MD, directly across the Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore, about 90 minutes from Baltimore, Washington DC, or Philadelphia. More information at www.washcoll.edu.

    To Apply:

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

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

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

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

    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. Strong organizational, oral, written, teaching and computer skills required. Advanced knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations 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.

  • Digital Media Services Coordinator

    Library and Academic Technology (LAT) is an academic department dedicated to providing services and programs that support the academic mission of Washington College. LAT inspires faculty and students to discover, create, collaborate and innovate in the classroom and beyond. LAT is faculty and students’ primary resource for assistance with their: research, teaching and learning with technology, communicating with digital media, and using and repairing hardware and software. Academic Technology is a division of Library and Academic Technology. The Digital Media Services Coordinator position reports to the Director of Digital Media Services.

    The Digital Media Services Coordinator coordinates the daily operations of the IDEAWORKS Innovation Suite and records campus events approved by the Director of Digital Media Services.

    Essential Functions:

    In support of the IDEAWORKS Innovation Suite and associated programming:

    Train Digital Media Services student employees to use the equipment in IDEAWORKS (Makerspace, Multimedia Production Center, and Sound Studio)

    Provide guidance and assist students in choosing and using the resources in IDEAWORKS to complete academic and informal projects

    Coordinate the IDEAWORKS student employee work schedules

    Maintain IDEAWORKS equipment and ensure the supplies inventory is kept current

    Educate IDEAWORKS users about best practices

    Ensure compliance with safety, rules and policy guidelines

    Maintain the loaner pool equipment and oversee the loaner system

    Assist with teaching workshops and other programming opportunities

    Assist with program assessment activities

    Perform other duties as assigned

    In support of Campus Events video production:

    Under the direction of the Director of Digital Media Services, the DMS Coordinator will provide planning, production, and post-production services for approved high profile events in the presentation spaces.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    This position is responsible for overseeing student employees and acting as the backup supervisor, when the Assistant Director is unavailable.

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree and experience in an applicable field (art, engineering, computer science, film, etc.) 

    Experience and Background:

    Experience with prototyping technologies, such as 3D printing, 3D scanning, Laser cutting and etching, and general fabrication

    Experience with electronics prototyping technologies, such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi

    Experience in media post production including using industry standard applications such as

    Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects

    Experience with video production, preferably including a multicamera environment

    Ability to install software and troubleshoot technical problems on Mac and Windows platforms

    The ideal candidate is a maker + thinker + doer. You have an insatiable curiosity and knowledge about the ever-converging worlds of art, science, technology, and design. You are not only a knowledgeable individual in emerging technologies, but also excel at inspiring collaboration, creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation among students and your peers.

    The successful candidate must be flexible and adaptable, pay close attention to details, quality, and deadlines, while maintaining clear communications

    Must possess superior customer services skills

    Experience working with a diverse community of learners

    Experience supporting and working closely with students, faculty and staff

    Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

    Entrepreneurial experience is desirable

     

    To Apply:

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

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

  • Director of Housekeeping

    The Director of Housekeeping is responsible for the planning, oversight, organization, development, and direction of the housekeeping department to assure that the highest quality of housekeeping services are provided to students, faculty, and staff.

    Essential Functions:

    Supervises the housekeeping staff and is responsible for the training and motivation of staff, and the development of policies and procedures to ensure a clean and safe facility

    Provides coaching/counseling/formal disciplinary action where appropriate.

    Develops safe work practices and assures that staff follows established safety procedures

    Oversees the care and use of supplies and equipment

    Orders all housekeeping supplies and maintains an adequate inventory

    Prepares housekeeping budget for approval

    Processes payables in accordance with policies and procedures

    Ensures campus buildings are meeting expectations for cleanliness by performing regular inspections

    Coordinates repair needs with Buildings & Grounds staff

    Determines time needed for housekeeping services within each campus building and writes schedules

    Assigns staff and reassigns as needed to cover for absences and vacation

    Supervises laundry services

    Meets with appropriate staff on campus to understand and plan support for campus events involving housekeeping with other unit supervisors

    Participates in at least weekly meetings with Lead Housekeepers to discuss and delegate work related to routine tasks and special events involving housekeeping

    Responds promptly to resident requests for service

    Performs other job duties and projects as assigned

    Education and Experience:

    High school diploma or equivalent required

    Must have seven years of housekeeping experience, two of which must be in a supervisory capacity

    Must possess leadership ability and have the people skills necessary to work harmoniously with both staff and other campus personnel

    Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic

    Must have strong oral, written, and organizational skills

    Must present a professional appearance

    Must have a working knowledge of electronic mail systems, Microsoft Word, and Excel spreadsheets

    Must possess a valid driver’s license

    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 Pre-Health Professions Programs

    Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland is seeking applicants for a new Director of Pre-Health Professions Programs position. Working collaboratively with the College’s Premedical Committee members and faculty advisors for our pre-health professions programs, the person in this position will direct, coordinate, and participate in key activities of the College’s pre-health professions programs as well as aid in further program development. Our pre-health professions 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 dual degree Nursing Programs and those interested in other nursing programs), the Pre-Pharmacy Program (for students in our dual degree Pharmacy Program and those interested in other pharmacy programs), and the 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:

    Provide advice to current students and alumni who are interested in a career in the health professions regarding academic and other admissions requirements. Assist students in connecting with experiential opportunities. 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 and other contacts with careers in the health professions and maintain connections with these alumni and others. Develop experiential opportunities such as job shadowing, research opportunities, externships, and internships with alumni, friends of the College, and relevant regional individuals and organizations.

    Serve as a member of the Premedical Committee. Together with other members of the 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. 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, such as webinars, designed for pre-health professions advisors.

    Work with the Admissions Office and the Office of College Relations to maintain and enhance our communications with alumni, current students, 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, and social media).

    Education and Experience:

    A master’s degree and one to three 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. The successful candidate 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 Dr. Kate Verville, Associate Professor of Biology and Chair Premedical Committee through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Review of applications will begin on March 27, 2017 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 the Quantitative Skills Center

    Washington College in Chestertown, MD is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of the Quantitative Skills Center. This position trains and supervises tutors for mathematics courses and other courses requiring quantitative skills and works with faculty to develop workshops and other programs to support students enrolled in math and science courses. The Director also teaches two or three courses per semester in the Mathematics Department and/or quantitative courses in another appropriate department or program. The Director reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Services and works closely with faculty and other Academic Resources Directors. This is a ten-month staff position.

    Responsibilities:

    Recruit, train, and supervise student tutors for one-on-one and small group tutoring in math and quantitative skills

    Work with faculty to develop materials and offer workshops for students to review fundamental mathematics or quantitative skills for courses such as physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, computer science, economics, and business and to review or learn technology and software pertaining to mathematics and quantitative skills

    Manage tutor schedules, payroll and budget for the Quantitative Skills Center. Collect, analyze, and report outcomes of assessment data.

    Qualifications:  

    Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or closely related field required, master’s degree preferred

    Experience teaching mathematics or a related subject in a school, college or university; experience training and supervising student tutors preferred

    Experience with academic technology and software pertaining to mathematics and related courses

    Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty and other academic resources staff

    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.

  • Graphic Designer

    The Graphic Designer will work primarily with the Offices of Advancement and Alumni Constituent Engagement, as well as individual members of Washington College to conceptualize and deliver a wide range of print and web products including, but not limited to: brochures, case statements, infographics, logos, programs, booklets, posters, invitations, promotional materials, and signage, as well as various multimedia graphics for web, social media, and enews marketing.

    The Graphic Designer will liaison directly with departments to schedule project implementation, keep everyone on deadline, define budget constraints, and work closely with printers to deliver materials on time and on budget.  

    In addition, this position will support the Director of Visual Arts as needed, with other duties as assigned.

    Job Responsibilities and Duties:

    Conceptualize, design, and produce a wide variety of print and digital deliverables simultaneously

    Manage projects and communicate directly with internal stakeholders in a professional and timely fashion

    Gather printing quotes and handle the ordering and delivery of printed materials

    Preflight and package all design files and keep an orderly archive of projects

    Education:

    Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent work experience

    Required Skills:

    Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

    2-4 years of graphic design experience, either at an agency, in-house or freelance

    Solid knowledge of basic design techniques, including preparing files for print and archiving

    Excellent typographic skills

    The capacity to project manage and multi-task

    Strong organizational skills with the ability to work effectively under the pressure of multiple deadlines

    Motivated and flexible, with the ability to work independently and in a team-based environment

    Additional Skills (not required):

    Familiarity with video production and photography a plus but not necessary

    Familiarity with content management systems, HTML and CSS a plus but not necessary

    Animation experience a plus but not necessary

    Required for Applying:

    Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. Applicants must submit a design portfolio with their resume. Please provide a link to where your design samples can be viewed online. Applicants who do not provide a portfolio will not be considered.

    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.

  • Housekeeper (Full-Time)

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Housekeeper. This position provides a clean and safe facility and projects a pleasant, positive attitude. Performs general cleaning services using a variety of specialized chemicals and equipment. Works from a schedule identifying specific areas and tasks to complete each shift. Hours of work may vary. May be asked to cover other areas in the event of a co-worker’s absence, or work additional hours, or on weekends if needed to meet service requirements.

    Essential Functions:

    Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms and other work areas (water coolers/fountains and polish metal).

    Sweep, scrub, wax and polish floor surfaces.

    Utilize powered carpet floor cleaning equipment to accomplish task. Clean or vacuum rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and window coverings (blinds, etc.).

    Empty and clean trash receptacles. Re-line cans. Transport trash and waste to disposal area.

    Must handle various cleaning solvents, chemicals, etc. Must comply with all regulations such as OSHA, EPA, State Health Department, etc.

    Report any needed repairs immediately to Building & Grounds (such as leaky faucets or toilets, loose tile, broken window panes, missing nuts or screws, beds needing repair, etc.).

    Wash interior and exterior windows as scheduled. May be required to wash exterior windows with a telescoping window washing tool.

    Keep an inventory of supplies and requisition replacements from the Director of Housekeeping in advance to assure cleaning will not be hindered. Maintain all supplies and equipment in clean and orderly fashion with labels on all chemical containers.

    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to bend, stoop, reach, kneel, climb and walk. Must be able to lift/carry items weighing up to 50 lbs. Requires standing/walking for extended periods of time. Requires ability to operate motorized cleaning equipment, and be able to lift heavy objects and move light furniture.

    Education:

    High School Diploma or equivalent 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.

  • Maintenance Technician II

    Washington College in Chestertown, MD is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Maintenance Technician II position. The Maintenance Technician II directly reports to the Facilities Manager. Responsibilities include the operation of all mechanical, electrical, and HVAC systems. It also includes the maintenance, all repair, and replacement of plumbing fixtures, electrical devices, HVAC equipment, and the equipment in all of the College’s buildings and grounds department.

    Essential Functions:

    Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance on equipment, motors, tools, and any other College owned systems by following diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications.

    Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems, and using precision measuring and testing instruments.

    Removes defective parts by dismantling devices using specialty tools, measuring instruments, and hand and power tools.

    Operates building HVAC and other controls through automated and computer controlled systems throughout the campus on multiple software programs.

    Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools and automated systems.

    Fabricates repair parts by using shop tools, instrumentation and equipment.

    Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories; anticipates needed equipment, parts, and supplies, places and expedites orders, and verifies receipt.

    Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, and establishing personal networks.

    Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

    Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

    Education and Job Qualifications:

    High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.

    Ten (10) years as a tradesperson, trained mechanic, or graduate from a recognized trade school plus six (6) years’ experience. Journeyman License in Electrical, Plumbing, or HVAC preferred.

    Ability to perform maintenance, repair, replacement, installation, and operations in the HVAC, vehicle, plumbing and electrical trades. 

    Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license to operate College vehicles and maintain a driving record acceptable to the College’s insurance carrier.

    Must be able to perform all associated tasks with minimal supervision and guidance from others.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

    Work involves moving or lifting up to 50 pounds of equipment, materials, and tools.

    Involves climbing extension ladders, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or movement within confined areas including equipment, crawl and attic spaces.

    Must be willing and able to work in all buildings or outdoors in all seasons.

    Must be able to operate power tools and equipment.

    Near visual acuity for reading instructions, manuals, specifications, electrical prints and boiler operation and testing.

    May be required to work evenings, nights and weekends.

    Required to take on-call duty approximately once a month and must be available for emergency calls during this time.

    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.

  • Oral Historian, StoryQuest Oral History Program

    The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites oral historians with teaching and project development experience to apply for a one year grant-funded position with the StoryQuest World War II Oral History Program. The person in this position will work closely with the Starr Center’s Director and Deputy Director to lay the groundwork for a nationwide network of partners to launch local oral history projects on the civilian experience during WWII. The successful candidate will build this infrastructure through direct outreach to potential partners as well as the development of innovative remote training materials and technical support systems.

    Significant experience in the field of oral history is required, including the development of oral history projects; collection and archiving of interviews; teaching/instruction of oral history practitioners; and creation of audio and digital interfaces. 2+ years’ experience in oral history, public history, history education, nonprofit management, or a similar field is also required. Expertise in World War II history will be advantageous, but it is not a requirement. Master’s degree or higher strongly preferred.

    The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to American history and culture (http://www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/). The Center is interdisciplinary and seeks to bridge the divide between the academic world and the public at large. From its base in the circa-1746 waterfront Custom House, the Center also serves as a portal onto a world of opportunities for Washington College students, sponsoring a variety of hands-on learning projects that take undergraduates outside the traditional classroom.

    Working closely with undergraduate students, the StoryQuest program has collected and digitally archived 160 oral histories that integrate the experiences of wartime civilians into the larger story of America in World War II (http://storyquestproject.com/). Capturing the memories of men, women, and children who did not serve in uniform, the program has worked to preserve and make accessible the stories of Americans on the home front. Most recently, StoryQuest students have worked with staff and faculty to develop a webpage, featured by Smithsonian Magazine, dedicated to the memory of Pearl Harbor (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/new-oral-history-project-seeks-stories-world-war-ii-its-too-late-180961326/).

    Washington College, with 1,450 undergraduates, is a liberal-arts institution that emphasizes close student/faculty collaboration and integrative learning. Established in 1782, it is the nation’s 10th-oldest college and the first one chartered in the newly independent United States, as well as America’s first fully secular college. George Washington was among the institution’s original trustees and major donors.

    Chestertown is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a region rich in American history. It is 60 miles from the Washington, D.C., Beltway and 80 miles from Philadelphia.

    Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume through our online portal Consensus, at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp by March 15, 2017. The selection committee will also consider a small oral history portfolio (containing, for example, teaching materials, syllabi, audio/video productions, or web designs) highlighting one’s achievements in the field. These additional materials should be sent to Dr. Patrick Nugent at applications_starrcenter@washcoll.edu. Individual questions can also be sent to applications_starrcenter@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.

  • Utility Worker - Recycling

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for a Utility Worker position. The successful applicant will perform routine duties involving campus recycling, set-up of campus events, furniture moving, and other associated activities as needed.

    Essential Functions:

    Assists in moving furniture, set-ups for dorms, office furniture, or campus events as needed

    Provides support as directed to other physical plant departments

    Must be accessible and available to meet the ongoing responsibilities of physical plant operations

    Depending on the circumstances and needs of the college, overtime work may be mandatory

    Must perform all other duties as assigned

    Education:

    High School Diploma/GED

    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    Required to work outside in all types of weather

    Able to bend, stoop, and lift objects up to 50lbs

    Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record

    Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and express ideas effectively and concisely

    Must be able to follow instructions

    Must be willing to seek training to enhance or learn new skills

    To Apply:

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

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

  • Vice President for Enrollment Management

    Washington College, a selective national liberal arts college located in Chestertown, Maryland, seeks an enterprising and creative Vice President for Enrollment Management to join a transformational leadership team with bold ambitions for the College. The Vice President for Enrollment Management will report to the President. 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. Under her leadership, the College has made major advances in increasing access and affordability. 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.
     
    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 a 90-minutes away.
     
    The College has made a substantial investment in expanding the operating budget of the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices 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 are 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. The result is a highly effective admissions and financial aid 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 joined the College in Fall 2016, and the second George’s Brigade cohort will enter in Fall 2017. 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. She instituted a one-year tuition freeze for students during the 2016-17 academic year. The freeze was 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. Dam the Debt, funded through private donations, followed in May 2016, reducing the federally subsidized loan debt of 119 qualifying seniors by an average of $2,630. In December, when another eight seniors completed their graduation requirements early, we were able to provide additional scholarship money to pay down their federal loans by an average of $2,750.
     
    The President’s newest endeavor in affordability is FixedFor4. By keeping tuition constant throughout all four years that students attend Washington College, we are protecting families against inflation-driven tuition hikes and helping them know exactly how much their student’s college education will cost. Beginning next fall, tuition will increase 2 percent—to $43,702—to help cover the transitional cost of the program. That will be the fixed rate for freshmen who graduate in four years (the Class of 2021), as well as for students already enrolled. Beginning in the fall of 2018, tuition increases for freshman classes will be evaluated annually, but the rate, once set, will remain fixed for the students’ four years. The new Vice President will be an integral partner in the continued discussion, evaluation, and execution of these new approaches to tuition pricing and financing.
     
    Responsibilities of the Position
    The Vice President for Enrollment Management is responsible for all aspects of new student recruitment and enrollment, including the strategic awarding of financial aid. The Vice President is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of a comprehensive, multi-year enrollment plan and for identifying and meeting annual enrollment and net tuition goals. By providing leadership and strategic direction to the admissions, financial aid and college relations and marketing offices, the Vice President is responsible for implementing and directing best practices and strategies that meet enrollment goals, reflect institutional values, and ensure a culture of continuous improvement throughout the Enrollment Management division. It is also vital that the Vice President be knowledgeable about international recruitment and prepared to expand and diversify our global recruitment efforts. 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
    Napier Executive Search is assisting Washington College in their search for Vice President for Enrollment Management. For more information, or to nominate someone for this position, contact Mary Napier (mary.napier@napiersearch.com), or Laura Robinson (laura.robinson@napiersearch.com). All conversations will remain confidential unless otherwise stated and agreed.


    Interested candidates should submit a résumé along with a letter of interest describing his/her unique qualifications for this position. Candidates should also provide the names and contact information of at least three professional references. For confidentiality, references will not be contacted without permission. All application materials should be submitted electronically to washcoll@napiersearch.com by May 5, 2017. The preferred start date is Summer 2017.


    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.

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