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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 Philosophy and Religion

    The Washington College Department of Philosophy and Religion seeks a colleague at the rank of Assistant Professor, with Philosophy Ph.D. in hand, AOS Ancient Chinese philosophies, and AOC History of Western Philosophy, Ancient or Modern. Washington College emphasizes excellence in teaching and we seek a colleague committed to engaging students from a range of backgrounds and conveying philosophy’s continued bearing on the contemporary world.

     

    The standard 3/3 load will include Intro to Philosophy each semester and creation of new courses in one’s AOS. The Department’s four professors share responsibility for Logic, Ancient, and Modern.  We offer a religion minor:  the ability to teach religion courses will be viewed favorably. The Philosophy Department also contributes one course per year to the “First Year Seminar.” Finally, all faculty are expected to direct senior thesis projects.  Please submit cover letter describing one’s research interests and teaching experience, as well as the CV, references, writing sample, and a teaching portfolio.  The portfolio should include a teaching statement that speaks to engaging students of various backgrounds, how you contemporize your area of specialization, and evidence of excellence in teaching (may take the form of teaching awards, student evaluations, teaching-related publications, etc.).  For full consideration, materials must be sent on or before December 5, 2017 to Dr. Jennifer Benson, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, using our online portal, Consensus.  See “Application Process” at http://hr.washcoll.edu/.

     

    We will conduct first-round Skype interviews in the second week of January.  On campus interviews of finalists will take place in February.

     

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,450 students, with a 12:1 ratio of students to scholar/educators.  Located on Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore, in colonial Chestertown, the College allows professors to link their course content to the farming and waterman communities, as well as the Chesapeake Bay.  Chestertown is busy with festivals, the arts, historic preservation, and the local foods movement.  The College academic calendar features a wealth of invited speakers, poets, and artists of national and international prominence, as well as the department’s own funded speakers.  Philosophers who thrive on the intellectual stimulation of cross-disciplinary work should note the College’s academic focus on Chinese language and literature, politics of Asia, Environmental Science, International Studies Program, Rose O’Neil Literary House, The Center for Environment and Society, and the Star Center for the American Experience.

     

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

     

  • Assistant Professor Health Psychology (Full Time, Tenure-Track)

    The Department of Psychology at Washington College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in health psychology. Ph.D. is expected by the start date of August 2018. The specialty area within health psychology is open but preference will be given to individuals who are able to teach both the biological and applied aspects of health psychology.

    Teaching responsibilities include Health Psychology w/Lab, General Psychology, a combined Statistics and Research Design w/Lab course, and first year and upper level courses in an area of expertise. The new faculty member will also be expected to supervise and mentor undergraduate research. The typical teaching load is 3:3.

    In addition to our psychology major, the psychology department offers concentrations in clinical/counseling and behavioral neuroscience. Many of our course offerings include a laboratory component for active immersion in the course material. We have excellent teaching and research facilities, including dedicated lab space for each departmental faculty member. Washington College also has an active pre-med/pre-health program and an interdisciplinary minor in Public Health. See psychology.washcoll.edu and washcoll.edu for more details about the program, facilities, and our commitment to quality liberal arts education.

    To apply, send cover letter, CV, official graduate transcript(s), (p)reprints of publications and teaching evaluations via our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp . Three letters of reference should be sent to HealthPsychSearch2017@washcoll.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and we strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

  • Assistant Professor in International Relations (Tenure-Track)

    Washington College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2018, pending budget approval. Ph.D. should be in hand or very near completion; salary is competitive. We seek candidates whose graduate transcripts, teaching experience, research, or other experience demonstrate preparation to teach courses in International Relations, with the ability to offer courses in international relations theory, international organization and law, international political economy, and one or two courses related to the politics and international relations of Sub-Saharan Africa to contribute to the interdisciplinary concentration in African Studies. Candidates who are interested in working to develop experiential learning opportunities internationally and/or to contribute to our vibrant model diplomacy program are especially welcomed. Some senior thesis advising, undergraduate advising, and occasional internship supervision are required. The position will be jointly appointed with our inter-disciplinary International Studies program.

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of 1,500 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. It is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. For more information about the College please consult the College’s website (www.washcoll.edu), as well as both the Political Science Department’s website (http://polisci.washcoll.edu) and the International Studies Program’s website (http://is.washcoll.edu).

    Applications should be submitted by October 11, 2017. Materials should be directed to the attention of Dr. Melissa Deckman, Chair, Department of Political Science; e-mail: mdeckman2@washcoll.edu. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations, if available, through our online portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. We strongly prefer that you combine additional information into one document to upload to Consensus, but if unable to do so, please send materials to politicalscience_search@washcoll.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

  • Assistant Professor of Economics (Tenure-Track)

    Tenure-track opening for an Assistant Professor of Economics to teach undergraduate economics courses starting in August of 2018.  We seek expertise in Behavioral Economics and Game theory. Additional expertise in History of Economic Thought, desirable but not necessary. Teaching responsibilities include a first year writing seminar. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is essential. Applicants should have a Ph.D., but individuals near degree completion will be considered.

    Washington College is a competitive, four-year liberal arts college located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. For further information, see  www.washcoll.edu.

    APPLICATION PROCESS: 

    Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and all teaching evaluations from the most recent two years taught (including written comments) through Consensus https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp to the attention of Chair, Department of Economics, Washington College. Your teaching evaluations must be submitted as one document under “Other Documentation.” Three references letters should be submitted separately to econ_search@washcoll.edu with your name in the subject line. If you have any other documents that you would like to submit, please send them to econ_search@washcoll.edu.

    Review of applications will begin in December 2017 and we will interview at the AEA meetings in January, 2018.

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (Tenure-Track)

    Washington College, a highly selective liberal arts college in the Chesapeake Bay watershed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, invites applications for a tenure track position in environmental science, to begin in August of 2018. We seek a scientist with expertise in the study of the resiliency of coastal systems whose course offerings, pedagogical approaches, and student-faculty research are well positioned to expand our ties of our curriculum to the natural local and global environment through an interdisciplinary course of study. Candidates with backgrounds in coastal systems science related to biology, physics, and/or chemistry are encouraged to apply. The hiring effort is part of the expansion of the recently created Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Washington College and will contribute to achieving the College’s goal of becoming a leader in the interdisciplinary study of the environment, as articulated in its strategic plan.

    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. 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. The successful candidate will develop upper-level classes in their area of expertise, as well as contribute to the foundational introductory course, and to the college-wide first-year seminar program (FYS) on a topic of their interest. For more information about the FYS program, see https://www.washcoll.edu/academics/writing/first-year-seminar/. The successful candidate should be able to engage students in original research.

    The deadline for applications is November 12, 2017, and the position will be filled as soon thereafter as possible. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names of four 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.” Inquiries should be directed to Professor Leslie Sherman, co-chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies (lsherman2@washcoll.edu).

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

  • Assistant Professor of International Finance (Tenure-Track)

    The Washington College Department of Business Management and the International Studies Program invites applications for a jointly-appointed full-time, tenure-track teaching position in International Finance starting in August 2018 (pending budgetary approval). The successful candidate will teach three courses per fall and spring semesters, including financial analysis and courses such as international finance or world capital markets, plus compensated (stipend or course release) supervision of a number of senior capstones. The successful candidate will also be expected to occasionally contribute to the College’s first-year seminar program. Enthusiasm for teaching in an undergraduate liberal-arts environment (with an emphasis on critical and analytical thinking, writing, speaking, and faculty-student interaction) is essential. We welcome candidates with an interest in developing experiential-learning opportunities and working individually with qualified students on research projects. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who would thrive in a collegial environment that supports research, encourages interdisciplinary efforts within and beyond the department, and provides mentorship for junior faculty. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or D.B.A. in hand at the start of employment. The College will hire at the assistant-professor level.

    Washington College is a private, selective, independent liberal-arts college located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, within easy driving distance to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, this tenth-oldest college in the country celebrates a rich heritage of producing citizen-leaders who have made significant impacts in their chosen endeavors. Its location central to the Chesapeake Bay provides both academic and recreational opportunities.  Visit these links to learn more about our programs and our approach to teaching:

    https://www.washcoll.edu/about/our-mission.php 

    http://www.washcoll.edu/departments/business-management/

    http://www.washcoll.edu/departments/international-studies/

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

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

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Tenure-Track)

    The Department of Mathematics & Computer Science of Washington College invites applications for a position in mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of upper-level and introductory classes in mathematics, especially calculus, and to supervise senior undergraduate theses. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. by August 2018. The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and a strong interest in developing a career as a teacher-scholar in a small liberal arts institution.

    Washington College is a selective liberal arts college of 1450 students. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is housed in a recently constructed science center with state-of-the-art teaching and research labs. The college is located on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and is within 90 minutes of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Among the benefits offered by Washington College are domestic partner benefits and paid maternity/paternity leave. For more information, please consult the college’s website (www.washcoll.edu).

    Submit electronic copies of curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts through the portal at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. If you have more than one document that you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine them into one PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” Three current letters of reference and any inquiries should be emailed to Bari Lynne Kersey at math_search@washcoll.edu or mailed to the same at Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD, 21620. Review of applications will begin on October 10 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews may be conducted at the Joint Math Meetings in San Diego, CA in January 2018.

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

     

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology (Tenure-Track)

    The Department of Sociology at Washington College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor beginning in August 2018. Ph.D. should be in hand or very near completion; salary is competitive. We seek candidates whose graduate transcripts, teaching experience, research, or other experience demonstrate preparation to teach undergraduate courses in the area of stratification. Ability to teach courses on race and ethnicity, rural sociology, or political sociology would be added benefits. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Sociology and Research Methods, contribute to the department’s Senior Seminar, the College’s First Year Seminar program, as well as offer upper level and specialized courses.

    Contributions to the College’s interdisciplinary program in Environmental Sciences and Studies would be an asset. Opportunities for the successful candidate include working with the College’s Center for the Environment and Society and the very active GIS program.

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of 1,400 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. 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). Faculty members balance teaching, academic advising, senior thesis advising, research, and service for the benefit of students in the department and the College as a whole.

    Washington College is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Among the benefits offered by Washington College are domestic partner benefits as well as paid maternity/paternity leave. For more information please consult the College’s website (http://www.washcoll.edu) and the department’s website (http://sociologyandanthro.washcoll.edu). 

    The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017, and the position will be filled as soon thereafter as possible. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, and teaching evaluations, if available, 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.” Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date. 

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

  • Assistant Professor, Applied Cultural Anthropology (Tenure-Track)

    Washington College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Applied Cultural Anthropology to begin August, 2018.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and an active record of engaging students in applied research.  The ability to teach any of the following upper level courses is a plus, although we are open to other exciting ideas: medical anthropology; applied anthropology; myth, religion and magic; and anthropology of globalization.  In addition to upper level courses, the successful candidate will teach introduction to cultural anthropology and contribute to the first-year seminar (https://www.washcoll.edu/about/first-year-programs-and-orientation/first-year-seminar/).  All department members mentor undergraduate students and supervise senior theses.  PhD required.  Geographical specialization outside of Latin America is preferred.  Teaching load is 3-3.

     

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts college of 1450 students located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Located on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, we are within easy driving distance of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.  Benefits include paid junior sabbatical, domestic partner benefits, paid parental leave, and funding for faculty development.  Applicants can learn more about the College at https://www.washcoll.edu/ and more about the Anthropology Program at https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/anthropology/.

     

    To apply, please submit electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, graduate transcript, and the names of three references through our online portal Consensus, at: https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. If you have more than one document to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine them into one Word (.docx) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.”   Applications should be submitted by January 15th, 2018.  Materials should be directed to Dr. Aaron Lampman, Chair, Anthropology Department, email: alampman2@washcoll.edu.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted via phone/Skype starting January 22nd.  Final candidates will visit the campus in March.  Washington College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Director of Miller Library Resource Management

    Washington College seeks an experienced and enthusiastic librarian to provide leadership and management for the Miller Library Resource Management Department. The purpose of the Resource Management Department is to locate, acquire, and provide access to all library resources in all formats owned or subscribed to by the library. This position is responsible for library content discovery, access, and management and is expected to be competent in managing the integrated library system, Innovative Interfaces Sierra and the Ebsco Discovery Service.

    As the manager for the library’s acquisitions budget and the lifecycle processes of all resources, the Director must have a working knowledge of collection development processes, and be able to collaborate with other librarians and faculty to ensure the timely acquisition, discovery, delivery, and management of library materials using current information technology. The Director of Resource Management also participates in a culture of learning and discovery by providing research and instruction services and outreach to students and faculty, and by contributing to the overall success of the Library and Academic Technology department. This is a 12-month untenured faculty position, and as such, the Director is eligible to participate in faculty committees, attend faculty meetings and is expected to meet the faculty librarian requirements for promotion.

    Responsibilities:

    Supervises 4 staff members and 3-6 student assistants in Resource Management Department

    Manages the integrated library system, Innovative Interfaces Inc. Sierra

    Oversees the cataloging and processing of all library resources based on current cataloging standards

    Performs catalog maintenance tasks

    Directs data management for acquisition and access to electronic resources, including ILS record management, ERM data management, and local electronic resources and database records

    Oversees management of serials and government documents

    Produces and maintains departmental documentation – policies, procedures, workflows, reports, collection statistics, etc.

    Acts as liaison to outside vendors and service providers such as Lyrasis, Ebsco, Innovative, etc.

    Resolves complex problems related to orders, renewals, and access

    Works an evening and occasional Sunday during the semester in public access

    Pursues professional growth and development

    Collaborates with Office of Information Technology on matters pertaining to infrastructure and networking that affects library

    Qualifications:

    MLIS/MLS from an ALA accredited institution is required. Additional advanced degree is desirable.

    A minimum of three years’ experience in cataloging, applying metadata standards, and managing an integrated library system (preferably Innovative Interfaces Inc.)

    Experience with the implementation of current and emerging technologies relevant to discovery and retrieval of information in academic libraries required

    Evidence of successful supervisory experience required

    Commitment to a collaborative work environment

    Familiarity with institutional repository systems is a plus

    Commitment to the values of small liberal arts colleges is highly valued

     

    Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of 1,450 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching with a 12:1 student-faculty ratio. The College offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. For more information please consult the Washington College Website and the Library and Academic Technology website. 

    Application review will begin September 7, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended to our Online Portal, Consensus. If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Documents.” Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email to Dean of Library and Academic Technology, Dr. Ruth Shoge at rshoge2@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.

  • One-Semester Visiting Assistant Professor in General Chemistry

    Washington College, a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,450 undergraduates, located in Chestertown, MD, is seeking applicants for a one-semester full-time visiting assistant professor position in chemistry starting in January of 2018.

    Preference will be given to applicants who hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry and who can teach General Chemistry, but current degree candidates are encouraged to apply. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

    Washington College offers a bachelor’s degree program in Chemistry and is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The teaching load for this position will consist of the following courses: one lecture of General Chemistry and four labs. These courses could change based upon final fall enrollments and other departmental needs to include the second semester of Organic Chemistry.

    Washington College’s spring semester starts January 22, 2018. 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 “One-Semester 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 Assitant Professor of Chinese (3 Year)

    The Department of Modern Languages at Washington College invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Literature beginning in the 2018-19 Academic Year. The candidate must be able to teach Mandarin Chinese at all levels, literature courses, as well as additional classes pertaining to the candidate’s specialty and/or departmental needs.  The teaching load is 3/3. In addition to teaching, the candidate will assist in cultural events and other language and cultural outreach on campus. 

     

    The successful candidate must have native or near-native ability in Standard Mandarin Chinese and must have a PhD in a related field (ABD acceptable). 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 ( https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/modern-languages/  ). 

     

    To Apply: Electronic copies of a statement of interest and curriculum vitae may be submitted to the attention of Dr. Nicole Grewling, 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. Grewling.

     

    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.

 

Staff Positions

  • Administrative Coordinator for College Advancement

    Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development and Strategic Engagement, the Administrative Coordinator for College Advancement assists in the implementation of processes related to Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Institutional and Government Giving to support an historic fundraising campaign for Washington College. In this role, we seek a proactive partner - a motivated and creative self-starter who can contribute meaningfully to the efforts of a goals-driven team.


    The primary responsibilities center around providing support to a staff that works with alumni and friends of Washington College who contribute time and treasure to secure the College’s future financial health. This fast paced role includes assisting with research, outreach, travel support, scheduling, and follow-up for numerous activities associated with the cultivation and solicitation of prospects and donors, donor recognition and appreciation, record keeping and gift accounting and acknowledgment.


    Job Duties:
    · Assist the Associate Vice President, Gift Officers, and Institutional and Government Gifts team with donor research, outreach, and preparation, submission, and tracking of gift and grant proposals
    · Coordinate activity and status reports for fundraisers, prepare gift agreements and other special communications including written acknowledgments and pledge reminders for gifts at all levels
    · Support team members with travel preparation, expenses, follow-up and documentation and data entry of all substantive contacts into the College Advancement database
    · Schedule meetings and appointments for six fundraisers
    · Provide direct support to the Associate Vice President assisting with management reports, meeting follow-up, daily activities, and other duties as assigned


    Skills and Qualifications:
    High school diploma or GED requires, some college preferred. One (1) year related work experience preferred. Reporting skills, administrative writing skills, Microsoft Office skills, organization, prioritization, and time management capabilities a plus.


    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 Capital Projects

    Washington College in Chestertown, MD is seeking qualified applicants for the Director of Capital Projects position. This position performs develops project scopes, determines the appropriate method of accomplishment and prepares project request packages for approval. Investigates methods, materials, and systems and executes project cost estimates, drawings, specifications required for bidding. Monitors and tracks all projects submitted in the Major Capital and Minor Capital programs.

    Updates facility condition survey and all reporting requirements relative to the Facility Characteristics and Space Inventory reporting systems.

    Position performs construction project management with the assistance of required trades personnel. Maintains project logs, negotiates change orders, inspects for compliance with contract specifications and performs final acceptance inspections. Responsible for the planning and estimating of minor capital projects work orders, which require installation and are outside of the maintenance and repair scope. Prepares and processes all essential forms and documentation needed to close out projects both fiscally and physically.

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS

    • Engineering degree or equivalent relevant background and experience.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of project planning and development, contract management, estimating, design and construction management with experience in integrated project delivery.
    • Five years Facilities Management/Construction managing or supervising construction projects in the rage of $250k to $10 mill
    • Interpretation of specifications and blueprints, preparation of construction estimates is essential to this position.
    • Progressive experience in the management and supervision of new construction and renovation projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform inspections of workplace ensuring quality and code compliance.
    • Ability to coordinate the development of project scopes/programs and to develop realistic project budgets and schedules.
    • Demonstrated the ability to plan and prioritize, delegate and supervise work.
    • Excellent written and oral skills required.
    • Possesses working knowledge of building codes, fire and safety codes, and requirements.
    • Proven ability to maintain, manage and prepare reports and records essential.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/ROLE REQUIREMENTS

    • Serves on College committees as required
    • Prepares quarterly reports for Buildings and Grounds committee of the Board of Visitors and Governors
    • Contributes information to the Director for monthly reports for relevant Faculty committee(s) and Faculty meetings
    • Supports development of grant applications
    • Understand the overall objective of the College and including long-range goals. Able to provide input from a construction project perspective that would assist in long-term planning
    • When dealing with construction projects, must be able to balance economy with practicality effectively
    • Must be able to recognize and resolve conflicts that may arise that could affect the outcome of a project

    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.

  • Major Gift Officer

    The Major Officer is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive portfolio of major and principal gift donors and discovering prospects from individuals capable of, and inclined to commit large gifts, bequests, and gifts-in-kind to fund College priorities. Working collaboratively with all members of the College Advancement team, the Major Gift Officer will serve as primary point of contact for managing relationships with current and prospective donors who give at the $50,000 to $1,000,000 level. This role requires a comprehensive understanding of institutional culture and an ability to articulate the College’s priorities effectively.

    Essential functions and responsibilities of the position:

    Raise funds and strengthen relationships with alumni, parents and friends for the benefit of Washington College.

    Collaborate with Annual Giving, Major and Planned Giving, Advancement Research, Advancement Services, and Donor Relations to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward to build a diverse, high-dollar portfolio of prospects with established institutional relationships and multiple interests.

    Strategize with the Associate Vice President of Development and Strategic Engagement on long-range planning and special projects related to comprehensive campaign solicitations such as: collaborating with College Relations and Marketing to draft proposals and case statements and assisting with the implementation of college-sponsored events to engage and inspire giving to the Forge a Legacy Campaign.

    Create and oversee the execution of an annual operating plan that cultivates, solicits, and stewards a prospect portfolio of approximately 100 alumni, friends, and parents based on wealth screening and capacity to give at the major gift level

    Travel and make a monthly average of 10 - 12 donor/prospect visits

    Solicit major and principal level prospects to fund campaign priorities

    Attend select on-campus and special events throughout the region to engage and cultivate assigned prospects, and discover new potential donors to the Forge a Legacy Campaign.

    Collaborate with the Parent Relation Coordinator to further develop fundraising strategies for parents

    Utilize central resources such as Advancement Research, Gift Planning, and Institutional and Government Giving as appropriate. Maintain good working relationships with colleagues, faculty and staff across the College. Gather and understand current knowledge of the College’s priorities and activities.

    Additional functions and responsibilities of the position:

    Serve on divisional and institutional task forces and committees as assigned.

    Carry out other duties as assigned by the Associate VP for Development and Strategic Engagement

    Willingness to work evenings and weekends when necessary.

    Education and Experience Required:

    Bachelor’s degree is required, Masters preferred. Two-three years of development and/or sales experience, preferably in higher education, highly desired. Experience in face-to-face solicitation a plus. Commitment to the liberal arts is required.

    Knowledge: Fundraising practices and procedures; familiarity with annual funds, and various computer software applications.

    Abilities: Communicate exceptionally well verbally and in writing; successfully develop relationships with prospects to solicit gifts and commitments; operate in an organized, but creative manner; travel; successfully meet deadlines; work as a team leader and member; be goal and achievement oriented; operate with enthusiasm and integrity; and supervise student employees/volunteers.

    Certifications: Driving is an essential function of this position; therefore a valid driver’s license is required. Must have a driving record that meets the College’s guidelines for insurability.

    Washington College is a private independent liberal arts and sciences institution located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Historic Chestertown. The College, founded in 1782 with a philanthropic gift from George Washington, currently enrolls 1,450 students from across America and several foreign countries. In 2017, the College publicly launched a $150M comprehensive campaign designed to build endowment, enhance capital infrastructure, and increase current use annual funding to sustain a financially-secure future. The Forge a Legacy Campaign will focus on Access and Affordability, Faculty Excellence, Student Engagement, and The Learning Environment, and is scheduled to conclude in June 2020.

    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. 

  • Patrol Officer (Full-Time, Temporary, Non-Benefits Eligible)

    Washington College in Chestertown, MD is seeking qualified applicants for the Full- Time  Temporary Public Safety Patrol Officer position.  This position is no eligible for benefits. This position performs investigative and general patrol duties to ensure building security, personal safety, and protection of property.

    Essential Functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Education and Experience:

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

    To Apply:

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

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

  • Patrol Supervisor (Sergeant) - Full Time, Benefit Eligible

    Washington College in Chestertown, MD is seeking qualified applicants for the Full- Time Public Safety Patrol Supervisor (sergeant ) position. This position performs investigative and general patrol duties to ensure building security, personal safety, and protection of property. Also providing  supervision for the operation of their shift. Supervises and performs patrol duties related to matters of building security, personal safety, and protection of property. Supervises, conducts and oversees criminal and non-criminal incidents, which occur during their shift.

    Essential Functions:

    • Supervises and conducts the patrolling of campus facilities and grounds to ensure the safety and security of persons, buildings and property.
    • Responsible for initial training of all officers assigned to their shifts and conducts other recurring training as required/directed.
    • Assists members of the College community, providing information and guidance on matters of concern.
    • Responsible for receiving complaints by telephone or in person, receiving and disposing of lost and found articles, monitoring alarm systems, radio, dispatch and general assistance to the public, completion of routine paperwork.
    • Review of subordinate’s paperwork for accuracy and grammatical errors.
    • Assist the general public by giving information relating to the Campus.
    • Supervise and/or provide escorts for persons concerned for their safety.
    • Supervise and/or conducts the search of areas or buildings in emergency situations to ensure that the premises are safe.
    • Respond to fire alarms, location of the fire, evacuation of the building when necessary, and re-setting the alarm system when the building has been cleared to re-enter.
    • Supervise and perform enforcement duties relating to traffic and parking regulations.
    • Administer first aid, coordinate emergency response and provide initial support to victims in traumatic situations.
    • Supervise and/or respond to security alarms and apprehend unlawful intruders or determine the reason for the false alarm.
    • Supervise the investigation of crimes and other complaints, which occur during the shift or assigned to officer under their supervision by:Obtaining all initial information through questioning of complainants, witnesses and others. Examination of the area where the incident occurred, gathering evidence, checking relevant documents, i.e., identity of complainants, witnesses and suspects, recording pertinent information for reference purposes, writing initial reports concerning the investigations conducted and recording the findings.
      • Collaboration with other law enforcement agencies with regard to investigations relating to College matters.
      • Giving testimony and introducing evidence in judicial proceedings.
      • Maintaining confidentiality of all information relating to investigations.

    Education and Experience:

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

    To Apply:

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

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

     

  • Retail Prep/Cashier (Full-Time)

    Prepares, creates and serves top quality and visually appealing sandwiches, salads and sides in a fast paced environment. Responsible for handling all meal plan and cash transactions by use of a PC cash register. Must have knowledge of menu item pricing, including knowledge of meal plan program. Will adhere to safety & sanitation guidelines and conduct themselves in a professional manner & appearance with excellent customer service skills, while offering a warm welcome to our customer.  Must be a team player and work well with others. 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Responsible for having and using sanitation solution in station at all times. Responsible for keeping area around cash register clean and presentable throughout shift. Responsible for set-up and/or breakdown. Communicate any concerns, comments or needs to management presented by our customers. Responsible for bank and contents and the handling of money. You will have to sign-off on your cashier work sheet, showing the amount of money that is in your bank.  If there is a discrepancy at the beginning of your shift, you must notify a manager immediately. At the end of your shift you will count the amount of money in your bank, and deposit anything over the initial bank total. Cashiers will sign off on the cashier work sheet and have a manager and or supervisor sign off at the same time. Each retail outlet will have an AM and PM cashier bag.  You will need to get change money from either your manager or an accounting person at the start of your shift, and prepare for the entire shift.  Responsible for your bag and making sure the bank matches the z reading at the end of your shift. Cashier’s bag must be organized at the end of the shift, with the larger bills deposited.  Deposited money must be put in an envelope at the end of the shift, with the cashier report.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    High School Diploma or GED required. Must have 1-3 years of related experience. Must be highly proficient with the use of computers and software including but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Word, Micros and CS Gold. Must have excellent customer service skills and respect our customer base. Must be able to work weekends. Servsafe Certificate and previous managerial skills preferred. Must be able to bend and lift 40 pounds. Must be able to work long hours, while standing.

    HOW 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 that 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 and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

  • Retail Prep/Cashier (Part-Time)

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Part-Time Retail Prep/Cashier position. This position prepares, creates, and serves quality and visually appealing sandwiches, salads and sides in a fast paced environment. This position is also responsible for handling all meal plan and cash transactions by use of a PC cash register.

    Essential Functions:

    Responsible for set-up and/or breakdown of retail store; handles money and manages bank during shift; must have knowledge of menu item pricing, including knowledge of meal plan program; responsible for keeping area around cash register clean and presentable throughout shift and adhere to safety and sanitation guidelines; must conduct oneself in a professional manner and have excellent customer service skills.

    Education and Experience:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred but not required; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have excellent customer service skills; must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to work long hours, while standing. Must be a team player and work well with others. 

    How 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.

  • Table Attendant

    Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for a Table Attendant. This position maintains the Dining Room and Serving area and keeps equipment and utensils in a clean and orderly condition by performing the following duties:

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Wipes down tables, chairs and counters

    Restock napkins, condiments and beverages

    Washes worktables, walls and other equipment as needed

    Removes trash and places it into the proper designated containers

    Removes dirty plates and utensils from tables to the dish carousel

    Transfer supplies and equipment between storage and work areas

    Restock utensils, plates, cups, and other necessary items for use by dining hall guests

    Assists with catering and other special events in preparation, service and clean up

    Serves customers in an efficient and friendly manner following outlined steps of service

    Resolves customer concerns and relays relevant information to supervisor

    Interacts with co-workers to ensure compliance with company service standards

    Assures compliance with all sanitation and safety requirements

    Assist with daily and weekly cleaning of the dining service areas of operation so that it meets operating standards

    Performs other duties and functions as assigned

    Follow all rules and regulations set forth in the Washington College Employee Handbook and the Washington College Dining Services Supplemental Handbook

    Qualifications:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred but not required; or one to three months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess basic math and reasoning abilities. Schedule may include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    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.

  • Technology Acquisitions Administrator

    The position is responsible for the timely acquisition of all products, goods, and services required/requested by LAT/IT; performs inventory management controls; reconciles transactions and invoices and responds to inquiries from internal and external clients and vendors for LAT/IT Department.

    Essential Functions:

    • Oversees “purchase-to-pay” methods (i.e., receiving, inspection, receipt confirmation, inventory management, distribution, and accounts payable) for technology-related acquisitions for the campus community.
      1. Applies best practices to obtain cost savings on goods, materials, and services.
      2. Keeps accurate accounting and bookkeeping records.
      3. Ensures compliance with and timely payment of IT hardware and software maintenance contracts and renewals.
    • Collaborates with the staff in Client Support and Technical Services to ensure technology orders, and proposals meet recommended specifications and quality control standards.
    • Uses the appropriate college solutions (i.e., administrative systems, credit card allocation system, and content management system) to pay invoices, allocate credit card charges and chargebacks to departments.
    • Reconciles HelpDesk transactions against official payment batch summary reports from the Business Office. Resolves all quality, delivery and billing issues and respond to inquiries from clients and vendors.
    • Assists with monitoring the budget and generates reports for the Dean of Library and Academic Technology, the Business Office, and the Office of the Provost. Generate reports for other campus clients, as needed.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Supervises and trains student employees to assist with administrative tasks assigned by the position.
    • Stays up-to-date on innovation in the technology market.
    • Participates in and may oversee special initiatives, as assigned.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Management Responsibilities:  The Acquisitions Manager oversees and facilitates the acquisition process.  Only supervisory duties are for assigned student workers.

    Education:  College degree or equivalent experience is required in technology and business field.

    Experience and Background:

    • 3-5 years of experience in a technically oriented, dynamic customer support environment.
    • Working knowledge of bookkeeping.
    • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and presentation) skills.
    • Possess strong technology skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with relational databases is desirable. Must have demonstrated experience with two or more of the following operating systems: Windows OS, Mac OS, iOS, and Android systems. Website development experience is beneficial.
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn highly technical information and apply the knowledge in a demanding environment.
    • Work independently and in a group setting. Also, requires the ability to work harmoniously with other employees.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to get along well with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students in a tactful, mature, and flexible manner.
    • Good communications skills.
    • Good organizational skills and attention to details.
    • Service-oriented, adaptable, optimistic, highly motivated and cooperative.
    • Exercise good judgment, independent thinking, and creativity as appropriate. The ability to set and achieve goals within a specific time frame is required.
    • Comfortable with performing multifaceted tasks along with the performance of normal duties.
    • Ability and willingness to adapt to an environment of continually changing technology and to acquire new competencies as needed.

    Organizational Relationships:

    • Accountable to the Dean of Library and Academic Technology.
    • Close working relationships with colleagues in LAT; especially the Client Support and Technical Services group.
    • Advises, consults, and coordinates with Business Office, vendors, and consortia partners.

     

    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.

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

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Policy Statement on Discrimination: 

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

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

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

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

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF ANNUAL SECURITY & FIRE SAFETY REPORT

Washington College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available to review here.