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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

  • Assistant Professor of Medieval/Renaissance Art History (Tenure-Track)

    The Department of Art and Art History at Washington College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Medieval and Renaissance Art History at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. Teaching load is three courses per semester. Courses will include Introduction to the History of Western Art; courses in medieval and Renaissance art; upper-level courses in areas of expertise; and regular contribution to the writing-intensive First-Year Seminar program. Supervision of Senior Capstone Experience projects is also required. Candidates should demonstrate ability to incorporate global perspectives and be prepared to teach in a sub-specialty (such as East Asian, Islamic, African, or Latin American art) to expand and diversify art history course offerings and interdisciplinary studies at Washington College. Applicants should have Ph.D. by time of appointment; teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship is preferred. 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.

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a private liberal arts college located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Washington College faculty members are dedicated to creating an enriched academic environment geared to interdisciplinary learning; classes are small, with the largest art history course, the introductory survey, capped at 25 students.

    Candidates for the position must apply online though our online portal Consensus at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp.

    Applicants should submit the following materials: letter of application, CV, names and contact information for three references, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, syllabi (taught or proposed), and writing sample. Materials beyond application letter, CV, and list of references will need to be submitted under “Other Documentation” in Consensus; please combine these additional materials into one Word or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” If you have questions regarding the on-line application process, contact the Office of Human Resources at 410-778-7298 or Employment@washcoll.edu. Applicants should also have three current letters of reference sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Professor Aileen Tsui, at the following email address: arthistory2017_search@washcoll.edu.

    Review of applications begins November 10, 2016 and continues until position is filled. Priority will be given to applicants applying by November 10. Interviews of semi-finalists will be held over Skype.

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

  • Full-Time, One-Year Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Literature

    The Department of Modern Languages at Washington College invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Literature for the 2017-18 Academic Year. The candidate must be able to teach Standard Mandarin at all levels as well as additional classes pertaining to the candidate’s specialty and/or departmental needs. The position is benefits-eligible, and the teaching load is 2/3. In addition to teaching, the candidate will assist in some cultural events and other language and cultural outreach on campus.

    The successful candidate must be native or near-native fluent in Standard Mandarin Chinese and must have an MA in a related field (PhD in hand or ABD preferred). The candidate should also have undergraduate teaching experience (preferably in the liberal arts).

    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 D.C., 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/modern-languages).

    To Apply:

    Electronic copies of a statement of interest and curriculum vitae may be submitted to the attention of Dr. Cristina Casado, Search Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Washington College, through our Consensus portal (https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp). Three letters of recommendation will be required at a later stage. For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at employment@washcoll.edu. For other questions, please contact Dr. Casado.

    Review of applications will begin on December 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 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

  • Annual Giving Specialist

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Annual Giving Specialist. This position works collaboratively with the members of the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving (AR/AG) team 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 primarily by supporting College fundraising and donor stewardship; additionally, attending Alumni Board meetings and events, and assisting with AR/AG priorities

    Assist with annual fund projects and mailings, primarily specialty giving (i.e. Hillel House)

    Assist Assistant Director of Annual Giving in maintaining a donor database

    Coordinate Phonathon Program and student employees

    Assist with special giving days’ execution and tracking

    Potential ability to manage office functions (ordering, etc.)

    Manage Alumni House reservations and events

    Qualifications and Special Skills:

    Bachelor’s degree required

    Experience with a telemarketing program preferred

    Ability to represent Washington College professionally and accurately

    Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills; including data management and analysis

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

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

    Demonstrated strong organizational skills

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

    Facility with computers, databases and Microsoft Office software

    Evening and weekend work will be expected during the Phonathon, with the opportunity to consider a shifted schedule

    Some travel may be 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.

  • Data Specialist

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for a Data Specialist position in the Registrar’s Office. Primary responsibilities include entry and retrieval of student data, assisting in the course registration process, and auditing student records to ensure that registration policies are followed. Additionally, the Data Specialist will assist with Commencement, maintain room calendars, maintain the Registrar’s website, as well as other day-to-day tasks as assigned.

    Responsibilities:

    Run reports using the College’s reporting software, Informer, for staff and faculty as requested

    Process drop/add, withdrawal, and Pass/Fail forms

    Audit student schedules to ensure that students are following registration policies (Physical Education guidelines, prerequisite rules, etc.)

    Responsible for running waitlists

    Edit student addresses as requested

    Enter graduation application information yearly

    Reserve classrooms when requested by faculty, staff, or student groups

    In collaboration with the Registrar, re-design the office’s website, and maintenance yearly

    Assist with Commencement related activities - organizing diplomas, preparing transcripts for rehearsal, spelling checks on all graduation related materials, assist in lining up students on Commencement day

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree and some experience with data entry. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, as well as the ability to readily adapt to other software programs; ability to meet deadlines.

    To Apply:

    Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references through our online portal Consensus, at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” Washington College will start considering applications immediately and all positions will remain open until 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 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 to 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 five staff in the Center for Career Development and Student Employment Office 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 yearly metrics/assessment plan for the office that promotes and measures student career development and outcomes as well as 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 persuasively, 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 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 Sustainability

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Sustainability. The Director positions Washington College as a nationally recognized leader in the application of sustainability and resiliency concepts in campus facilities, operations, and programming.

    Essential Functions:

    Works with Buildings and Grounds staff to identify and create opportunities for: carbon, electricity, and water savings; innovative, carbon-neutral energy generation; and resiliency.

    Initiates, leads, and supervises campus sustainability programming by working with faculty and academic administration to integrate a triple-bottom-line (financial, environmental, and social accounting) sustainability and resiliency outcomes across multiple venues and disciplines.

    Offers professional development for faculty and staff to elevate the College’s collective understanding of sustainability and resilience, and to inform the College community about regional, national, and international issues of importance.

    Works with ShorePower Coordinator to create student opportunities integrating Washington College’s effort in energy management and sustainability into the larger community, including Chestertown.

    Develops mutually beneficial relationships between Washington College and relevant nonprofit organizations; nongovernmental organizations; governmental agencies and bodies at the local, state, and/or national levels; for-profit companies; funding agencies; and others.

    In conjunction with CES public events, hosts public lectures. Participates in public lectures, symposia, discussions, and other information-sharing sessions to disseminate Washington College’s missions and goals related to sustainability and resilience.

    Works with students to integrate issues of social justice and cultural sustainability into the regional sustainability consciousness.

    Integrates Washington College into state, regional, and national academic movements in sustainability. Serves as liaison to national and international sustainability organizations; participates in annual meetings of those organizations; seeks leadership positions with those organizations.

    Seeks training and education opportunities in sustainability for him/herself, including the pursuit of advanced certifications or degrees, if appropriate.

    Maintains a cheerful disposition, and becomes the embodiment of the sustainability ethos visible on, and off, campus; leads by example.

    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies/science or related degree in architecture, engineering, management or science, with an environmental focus. Master’s or other advanced degree, strongly preferred.

    Minimum of five years’ experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs and demonstrated effectiveness. Experience in a university environment or for a non-profit is 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.

  • 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.


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