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Posted:
11/16/2017

The College of Wooster Libraries seeks an innovative and team-oriented Learner Experience Librarian to develop and lead an agile and comprehensive library instruction program that supports the mission of the Libraries and the curricular goals of the college. The mission statement:  The College of Wooster Libraries cultivates an environment where students, faculty, and staff, as a diverse community of learners, discover, create, communicate, and preserve knowledge and insight.

Reporting to the Librarian of the College, the Learner Experience Librarian provides leadership in the development of a dynamic information literacy curriculum, incorporating teaching and learning theory in support of our diverse community of learners. The Learner Experience Librarian designs and integrates accessible virtual and physical learning materials and tools to support the information literacy curriculum and performs regular assessment to ensure that the library instruction program supports student success. The Learner Experience Librarian collaborates with the librarians on new developments in instructional design and actively contributes to the Libraries’ instruction, research, and outreach programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Applies Learning Experience Design principles to support the development of a dynamic and comprehensive information literacy program
  • Researches, implements, and engages with instructional technologies supporting library programs
  • Teaches in the Libraries’ instruction programs and provides in-depth reference assistance for our diverse community of learners
  • Participates in the Libraries’ liaison program, partnering with assigned departments to provide instruction, research support, and collection development
  • Designs and implements library instructional assessments
  • Communicates new developments and best practices in library instructional design, technologies, and assessment within the Libraries
  • Actively builds partnerships across campus to enhance the Libraries’ instruction program and increase student engagement
  • Guides the Libraries’ instructional outreach program and participates in the Libraries’ broader outreach programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Learning Experience Design principles either through applied practice, internship, or course work.
  • Ability and knowledge to create virtual and physical learning materials and tools
  • Experience with diverse, inclusive, and/or international student populations
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience delivering instruction (any learning setting: camps, schools, higher education, non-profit or corporate training, etc.)
  • Experience creating learning materials and tools
  • Experience (employment and/or internship) or coursework specific to working in an academic library

The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

Applicants should submit the following through Interfolio:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, a teaching statement that includes an articulation of learning experience design principles as applied in academic libraries and a research statement and/or statement of professional development focus.  A diversity, inclusion, and equity statement, and three reference letters should also be submitted. The diversity, inclusion, and equity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the library and library instruction, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply.”  Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/47006

Posted:
11/14/2017

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time, three year appointment (non-tenure) for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Data Analytics position to begin in August 2018.

Responsibilities

OWU’s new data analytics program is interdisciplinary and requires students to complete core courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science in addition to data analytics courses and courses in a cognate subject (e.g., economics, business, political science, or physics).  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching courses at all levels in data analytics and possibly teaching courses in cognate departments (depending on experience and departmental needs).  Applicants must demonstrate an interest in working with students and the capacity to develop a vibrant and rigorous data analytics curriculum.  More information about the program can be found at www.owu.edu/data-analytics.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in any related field (completed or with expected completion by August 2018) is required.  This is a three-year term position with the possibility of conversion to tenure-track.

For additional information and to apply, visit our link at mathjobs.org.

Application review will begin January 8, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).

Posted:
10/23/2017

The University’s Division of Student Engagement and Success invites applications for Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. The Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards is charged with meeting the developmental and eduational needs of students related to community expectations, civility, and respect for self and others, by helping to create and enforce community standards for students at the University. 

Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the student conduct process to assure fairness for respondents, complainants, witnesses and the community at large. Includes establishing fair procedures and following those procedures throughout the conduct process, and imposing sanctions that are proportional to the violation and that further the educational mission of the University.
  • Manage student conduct cases, including: analyzing reports of complaints against students, investigating allegations (often in conjunction with Public Safety), charging students with University policy violations, developing and determining sanctions, and assuring that sanctions are completed. Also includes review of traffic appeals.
  • Provide leadership related to policy review and revision efforts for student conduct and residential life functions; Coordinate annual review and modification of student handbook
  • Design and implement training for students, faculty, and staff who serve as student conduct panel members.
  • Communicate with relevant constituencies, including written and verbal correspondence with primary parties to a case, such as respondent, complainant, witnesses, and board members; as well as secondary parties to a case, such as parents, attorneys, administrators, and faculty.
  • Maintain and analyze data and records for student conduct cases, including ensuring that Public Safety has necessary information for Clery reporting. Conduct case analyses and assess trends.
  • Design and implement community-wide preventative programs and education regarding student conduct and community standards at the University, including topics such as alcohol education, hazing, sexual misconduct, and bystander intervention
  • Develop and implement student staff trainings related to community standards (e.g. for Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders)
  • Remain current with research and developments in theory and practice of conduct systems in higher education, and developments in the law.
  • Assist in response efforts during and after regular work hours in conduct-related matters.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with student support services (Counseling Center, Health Center, Public Safety, etc.)
  • Serve on assigned committees
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree required, preferably in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
  • 3 years professional experience in student affairs
  • Experience conducting investigations and/or managing cases.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Analytical skills for evaluating conflicting or ambiguous information.
  • Ability to work effectively with all University constituents including students, faculty, and staff as well as parents and other outside entities.
  • Understanding of current issues in student conduct, trends in higher education, and federal compliance.
  • Technical skills including data base management, word processing, spreadsheets, and email systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of Title IX, the Clery Act, FERPA, and other relevant laws and regulations, statutes, case law, and federal policies.
  • Working knowledge of Maxient and/or student conduct data systems.
  • Experience coordinating multifaceted staff education and training initiatives. 

Completed application packets will include: 

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references. 

Please email application materials to: jobs@owu.edu 

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. 

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE). 

Posted:
10/23/2017

The University’s Athletic Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Baseball Coach. This is a twelve-month full benefit position. The individual will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletics and the Head Baseball Coach. The assistant coach will assist in the planning and administration of all phases of a quality Division III baseball program. 

Responsibilities 

The ideal candidate will possess a high level of competency in baseball skill instruction and motivation, preferably at the collegiate level; a focus on  hitting instruction will be preferred, the ability to conduct practice sessions under the direction of the head baseball coach; an understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment; strong recruiting, teaching and coaching skills; an inherent ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student-athletes, staff and alumni. The ability to throw batting practice is a requirement. 

Dedication to the mission of the University and commitment to gender equity and diversity are essential. This position will function in accordance with NCAA regulations, North Coast Athletic Conference regulations, University Policies and the requirements of the State of Ohio. This position will assist with summer camps and other duties as assigned including a secondary assignment in the athletic department. 

Qualifications 

A Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s preferred, demonstrated coaching/recruiting experience and/or relevant competitive experience at the collegiate level is essential.  All candidates should also possess an understanding of the role athletics play in a rigorous academic setting and an ability to identify and attract outstanding students to the University. Candidates must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Ohio Wesleyan University and the NCAA. Effective written and oral communication skills are required.  

Completed application packets will include: 

  1. Cover Letter with salary requirements,
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references. 

Please email application materials to:  jobs@owu.edu 

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.  

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).

Posted:
10/05/2017

The University’s Office of Admission invites applications for a Director of Enrollment Systems position. The Director of Enrollment Systems is responsible for the management of the Admission’s Office constituent relationship management system (CRM), Technolutions Slate. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the CRM and supplemental technologies are supporting enrollment objectives and goals, and will be responsible for the management of data, and providing information to support decision making.  In addition, the Director will oversee staff responsible for data entry and communication flow. The Director will facilitate the data exchange between Technolutions Slate and third party vendor data. 

Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the primary administrator of Slate.
  2. Manage third party data sources, such as Common Application, Front Rush, Search, SAT/ACT and other sources of prospects.
  3. Ensure successful integration with existing campus student systems.
  4. Create and maintain the admission applications (Cappex, Common Application and Slate).
  5. Maintain data integrity and quality.
  6. Maintain predictive modeling tools.
  7. Build customized dashboards, provide daily/weekly standard analytical reports needed as well as ad-hoc report requests, research and analytic support to key decision makers.
  8. Ensure analytics are tracked in marketing and communication campaigns. Interpret analytics to decision makers to improve marketing, recruitment techniques.
  9. Work collaboratively with the recruitment team to inform them of recruitment trends
  10. Ensure the accuracy of student records. Oversees and documents the maintenance of all prospective student records in the Slate database.
  11. Oversee data entry staff.
  12. Responsible for Slate training and setting up user accounts.
  13. Serves as a liaison with faculty and administrative departments in supporting data and communication needs.
  14. Overseeing communication flow in Slate based on identified populations and segments; executes print, email and text communication flow, supports event management, and integrates web and social media activities.
  15. Other duties as assigned.
  16. Position may require evening and weekend work.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant work experience is required. Degree in business, computer science or marketing preferred.

Preferred experience with Technolutions Slate.  Knowledge of SQL is also preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates with previous higher education or marketing experience.  Must have proven proficiency with relational databases and data integrations, Understanding of data analytics and reporting.  Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications. Experience building, evaluating and refining work flows and other operational business processes is essential.

Experience teaching, training, or supporting staff in the use of Slate.  Must be able to work independently. The Director of Enrollment Systems must have superior communication and analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to remain focused and organized while managing numerous concurrent and even competing projects and demands. Must be a strong collaborator, working well with colleagues in Admissions and Financial Aid and across campus. 

Completed application packets will include: 

  1. Cover Letter with salary requirements
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references 

Please email application materials to: jobs@owu.edu 

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until October 21st. The deadline for application is October 21, 2017. 

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages 

Posted:
10/03/2017

The Human Resources Department invites applications for an Assistant Director of Human Resources/Employment Specialist position. This position is primarily responsible for the efficient operation of the employment function within the University, and assisting the Director of Human Resources with special projects and the strategic management of the human resources function.   

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the University’s employment process which includes: processing of requisitions, job postings, resume/CV receipt and routing, applicant tracking, employment offer letter generation, and statistical analysis of recruiting efforts.
  • Input new faculty and staff employees into HRIS and coordination of employment paperwork including processing of pre-employment contingencies.
  • Participate on and provide training to search committees on search process, best practices, legal and diversity issues, etc.
  • Research and provide recommendations on initiatives that will streamline current human resources processes with a focus on automation resulting in greater departmental efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Research/develop/revise, implement and communicate policy and procedure changes.
  • Participate in the strategic planning and goal setting process for the department.
  • Prepare and submit timely reports required by law to be filed with federal and state agencies, and coordinate and prepare various reports related to benefits programs for internal purposes.
  • Investigate employee grievances and recommend appropriate action to the supervisor and Director of Human Resources.
  • Collaborate with managers and supervisors in the interest of employee relations as necessary.
  • Management of vendor relationships for assigned areas of responsibility as well as maintaining external vendor agreements.
  • Participate in the preparation and management of the human resources department budget.
  • Coordinate campus wide employee engagement programs (satisfaction survey, benefits fair, wellness programs, etc.).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of five years of human resources experience required, and within a higher education setting preferred.
  • Graduate degree and PHR or CEBS certification preferred.
  • Strong analytical ability, process improvement skills, customer service focused, ability to meet deadlines, and highly organized, are all required skills.
  • Additional requirements include strong attention to detail; the ability to define problems and recommend alternative solutions; and excellent computer skills especially using Word and Excel. 

Completed application packets will include: 

  1. Cover Letter with salary requirements
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references 

Please email application materials to: jobs@owu.edu 

Application review will begin October 16th and will continue until position is filled. 

Posted:
09/19/2017

The University’s Athletic Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Operations and Student Development. This is a 12-month, full benefits position working under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletics.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work in conjunction with the Director of Athletics to provide strategic leadership and vision to the athletics department, including but not limited to developing and implementing policies and procedures for the department that ensures its administrative and operational effectiveness and day-to-day operations including facilities and event management for all 25 sports. The Assistant Athletics Director will provide strategic planning and programming initiatives on student-athlete education and retention. The Assistant Director will represent the athletics department as appropriate on campus, in the conference, and with the NCAA. 

Qualifications

  • This role requires a Master’s degree and a minimum of three years of professional experience in progressively responsible administrative roles. A successful candidate for the position must have:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of intercollegiate athletics programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in:
  • Creating and implementing policies and procedures that ensure an exceptional student-athlete experience, competitive success, robust administrative support, and efficient department operations.
  • Managing day-to-day department operations, including contest and facility management.
  • Developing, implementing and assessing student development, retention and educational programs.
  • Budget management and long range planning.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships and collaborate with all departments across the university and to work effectively with a wide range of people.
  • An ability for fostering and managing change within an organization.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically in order to develop and implement short and long-range plans that meet program needs.
  • Ability to set priorities to achieve objectives and to manage multiple, diverse assignments/projects.
  • A track record of strong and positive management experience.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate operations and develop creative solutions and make sound decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and listening skills.
  • A sense of humor and a dynamic, welcoming personality.
  • A commitment to students and their personal development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a department culture that values equity, integrity, and inclusiveness.

Completed application packets will include:

  1. Cover Letter with salary requirements,
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references. 

Please email application materials to: jobs@owu.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. 

Posted:
09/19/2017

The University’s Division of Advancement invites applications for an Associate Director of the Ohio Wesleyan Fund. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, and partnering with the University Advancement staff, the Associate Director is responsible for the personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of alumni and parent donors to the annual giving programs. This position oversees fundraising efforts for two classes in reunion, and fundraising for a decade of classes annually, as well as the communication and fundraising efforts for the Parents Fund and OWU Parent Community and management of the Parents Leadership Council. The candidate will work in tandem with other team members for general annual fund projects in order to raise general philanthropic dollars for Ohio Wesleyan. 

The successful candidate will communicate the goals and mission of Ohio Wesleyan University to donors, parents, alumni and friends through face-to-face meetings, substantive phone conversations and in writing. The successful candidate must be comfortable soliciting alumni and parents for annual leadership gifts. Some travel required; within Ohio and across the country.  

The successful candidate will have experience in annual giving, with a strong emphasis on volunteer management.  The candidate must be collaborative and able to thrive in a team environment.  The candidate must adapt to working with alumni, parents, coaches and friends of OWU. Experience working at higher education institution, independent school or a non-profit organization preferred. 

Responsibilities 

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward current and potential donors (alumni and parents) to annual giving programs by engaging prospects in a variety of medias (face-to-face, phone, in writing). A minimum of 100 meetings in addition to extensive phone calls.
  • Develops fundraising goals and strategies to realize both leadership gifts and participation for annual giving programs, including the parent annual giving program. This encompasses both leadership gifts and participation to the parents program and class giving program.
  • Administers the recruitment, solicitation, training and management of the Parents Leadership Council.
  • Collaborate with major gifts, planned giving, and the alumni relations teams in order to maximize prospect and donor relationships with Ohio Wesleyan University.
  • Plan and execute communication and solicitation strategies for both current and past parents.
  • Communicates and partners with multiple University departments on outreach to the OWU parent community, including but not limited to the parent newsletter.
  • Works closely in conjunction with research team on identification of parents.
  • Plans and manages parent cultivation activities during University events such as Orientation, Family Weekend, and Commencement, as well as other athletic, art and department events.
  • In partnership with Alumni Relations, administers the recruitment, training, motivation, and management of fundraising volunteers for two class reunion programs.
  • Oversees the recruitment, training, motivation, and management of class fundraising volunteers for a decade of classes. 
  • Provides information and assistance to volunteers to support their peer to peer recruitment, solicitations, and other assignments. Follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned responsibilities.
  • Effectively communicate results of contacts to appropriate personnel, such as other University Advancement and University staff and utilize Raiser’s Edge to document the call reports and other relevant information about donor and prospect moves management.

Qualifications 

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of fundraising experience, preferably in the field of higher education in which at least two (2) years included personal solicitation of donors or management of volunteers or management of parent outreach. Other qualifications include: the ability to travel for in-person solicitations and to attend regional events and to work occasionally on weekends and evenings, organize and work with volunteers, strong computer skills, attention to detail, ability to take initiative, excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a valid drivers' license. 

Completed application packets will include:

  1. Cover Letter with salary requirements,
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references. 

Please email application materials to: jobs@owu.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. 

Posted:
09/19/2017

The University’s Division of Advancement invites applications for an Assistant Director of the Ohio Wesleyan Fund. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, and partnering with the University Advancement staff, the Assistant Director is responsible for the personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of alumni donors to the annual giving programs, specifically the Ohio Wesleyan Fund and Team OWU athletic fund. The candidate will work in tandem with other team members for general annual fund projects in order to raise general philanthropic dollars for Ohio Wesleyan. 

The successful candidate will communicate the goals and mission of Ohio Wesleyan University to donors, parents, alumni and friends through face-to-face meetings, substantive phone conversations and in writing. The successful candidate must be comfortable soliciting prospects for both general and athletics annual gifts. Some limited travel required. Occasional attendance at sporting events strongly encouraged. 

The successful candidate will have experience in annual giving, with a strong emphasis on volunteer management.  The candidate must be collaborative and able to thrive in a team environment.  The candidate must adapt to working with alumni, parents, coaches and friends of OWU. Experience working in higher education, athletics program or non-profit institution preferred. 

Responsibilities

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward current and potential donors to annual giving programs by engaging prospects in a variety of medias (face-to-face, phone, in writing). A minimum of 75 meetings in addition to extensive phone calls.
  • Develops fundraising goals and strategies to realize both leadership gifts and participation for annual giving programs, specifically the Ohio Wesleyan Fund and Team OWU Fund. This encompasses both leadership reunion gifts and extensive reunion class participation.
  • In partnership with alumni relations, administers the recruitment, training, motivation, and management of fundraising volunteers for three class reunion programs.
  • Work in partnership with coaches and alumni relations on athletic alumni reunions; specifically the strategy and execution of solicitations.
  • Oversees the recruitment, training, motivation, and management of class fundraising volunteers for two decades of classes.
  • Provides information and assistance to athletic, reunion and class volunteers to support their peer to peer recruitment, solicitations, and other assignments. Follow up with volunteers to ensure completion of assigned responsibilities.
  • In partnership with University Athletics, develops fundraising goals, strategies and manages the execution of the annual athletic golf outing; and oversees the recruitment, training, motivation and management of the golf outing volunteers.
  • Collaborate with athletics, major gifts, planned giving, and the alumni relations teams in order to maximize prospect and donor relationships with Ohio Wesleyan University.
  • Effectively communicate results of contacts to appropriate personnel, such as other University Advancement and University staff and utilize Raiser’s Edge to document the call reports and other relevant information about donor and prospect moves management. 

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of two to four (2-4) years of fundraising experience, preferably in the field of higher education in which at least one (1) year included personal solicitation of donors or management of volunteers. Other qualifications include: the ability to travel for occasional personal solicitation and to attend regional events and to work occasionally on weekends and evenings, organize and work with volunteers, strong computer skills, attention to detail, a basic knowledge of athletics, ability to take initiative, excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a valid drivers' license. 

Completed application packets will include:

  1. Cover Letter with salary requirements,
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references. 

Please email application materials to: jobs@owu.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. 

Posted:
09/18/2017

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Education Department welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor and Program Director for a new program in Special Education. This is a 3-year visiting position with strong potential to move to tenure-track on the condition of program success. This position combines a small, supportive, liberal arts community, with the opportunity to build an innovative, forward-thinking program in a critical shortage area. 

The successful candidate will teach core special education coursework with potential to design and teach courses in area(s) of specialty, supervise field and student teaching experiences, and advise students at the undergraduate level.  The candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarly activity and provide service to the department, university, and local/professional community. As the Special Education Program Director, the candidate will coordinate with areas schools to arrange field placements, and assess & report on program effectiveness. 

Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate by time of appointment, but will consider applicants who have made substantial progress towards completion of a doctorate (ABD).
  • Minimum of four years of experience working with students with disabilities and their families at the elementary, middle, and/or high school levels – two of the three grade bands required.
  • Commitment to progressive, inclusive education for children and young adults, particularly those from underrepresented groups.
  • A desire to work in an environment which values collaboration, diversity, student learning, and respect for all people.
  • Appreciation for the unique opportunities that teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts institution provides to an intellectually engaged faculty member.
  • Experience with program administration, field/student teaching supervision, and college-level teaching is desired.

About Ohio Wesleyan University

Ohio Wesleyan University promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment with regard to culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged, as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion which lends to our continuing and vigorous efforts to increase the diversity of the campus community, to promote equal employment opportunities, and to ensure nondiscrimination in all aspects of our programs and activities. 

About the OWU Education Department

Our small department prepares students to teach grades Pre k-12, and includes faculty with one to 30+ years of experience at OWU. We are committed to preparing dedicated, justice-minded, and highly qualified teachers. 

About Delaware, OH

Founded in 1842, Delaware is an affordable and charming small town/semi-rural area thirty miles from the diverse social, cultural, and academic resources of Columbus, Ohio. 

Completed application packets will include:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 2-3 letters of reference
  • Graduate transcripts

Please email application materials to: Dr. Katherine Glenn-Applegate, Search Committee Chair, at educ@owu.edu. Please send all materials as .pdf or .doc attachments. 

The deadline for application is November 1, 2017.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Posted:
09/18/2017

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of WGSS to begin in August 2018. We seek a candidate with strong general background in Women’s/Gender/Sexuality/ Queer/Feminist Studies (WGSQFS) and a specialty area in transnational feminisms, women of color feminisms, and/or LGBTQ Studies. The teaching load is 5.5, which includes advising senior Independent Study thesis projects and teaching Introduction to WGSS, an interdisciplinary course in feminist methodologies, a Senior Seminar Feminist Pedagogy in Action, upper-level courses in transnational feminisms, LGBTQ Studies, and/or Histories of Feminist Thought, and the college-wide First Year Seminar. A Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary field focused on WGSQFS is preferred, although applicants who hold a degree in another field with a graduate certificate or significant interdisciplinary training in WGSQFS are welcome to apply.  Prior teaching experience is desirable and applicants should provide evidence of their ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (including teaching philosophy, syllabi and student evaluations, if applicable) and research (including research statement and writing sample of 25 pages or less); diversity statement; and three reference letters through Interfolio.  The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community.

If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, at sschuch@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Ahmet Atay, Chair of WGSS, at aatay@wooster.edu.  Review of applications will begin on October 15 and close on November 1, 2017.

Posted:
09/18/2017

The Department of History at The College of Wooster invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Early American History. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates in the fields of gender history, environmental history, and Native American history. The successful candidate will teach the U.S. History survey and courses in their areas of specialization. They will also supervise undergraduate research in the College's required Independent Study Program and participate in the College’s First-Year Seminar. Ph.D. expected by August 2018. The College’s student population is 20% domestic students of color and 11% international students. All applicants must demonstrate a promise of excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds. Application deadline is October 6, 2017.

A complete application will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, a diversity statement, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus, and in the broader community.  The teaching statement must explicitly address: the professor’s role in a liberal arts institution; fostering and supporting diversity in the classroom, and mentoring undergraduate research.  Candidates may also describe their plans for introductory and upper-level courses that complement or expand our existing course offerings.  Additional evidence of research and teaching interests is also welcome. Address all materials to Dr. Jeff Roche, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, College of Wooster. All materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply.”

Posted:
09/18/2017

The College of Wooster Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Design. Responsibilities include teaching Scenic Design, Lighting Design, and the introductory level Theatre Design Foundations course, and designing for faculty-directed theatre and dance productions each semester. Successful candidates may also teach: Scenic Painting, Sound Design, Design Technology, Multi-Media Design, Stagecraft, and/or Props Design. Additional expectations: to work closely with the Technical Director and shop staff and to mentor student designers in the College’s required Independent Study Program. MFA in Design or Ph.D. with significant professional practice plus experience designing both theatre and dance required. Undergraduate teaching experience preferred. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students). All applicants must demonstrate a promise of excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds. Application deadline is November 17, 2017.

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, teaching statement, online portfolio with research statement, three reference letters, and a diversity statement (which details how the applicant has engaged or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus). All materials must be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants.  Address all questions to Dr. Jimmy A. Noriega, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Theatre and Dance.

Posted:
09/18/2017

The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin August 2018. Core teaching responsibilities include introductory and organic chemistry in addition to advising research in our nationally-recognized Senior Independent Study program. Organic chemists with research in an interdisciplinary field (e.g., bio-organic, chemical biology, polymer, or organometallic chemistry) are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vibrant undergraduate research program in addition to excellence in the classroom. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, with postdoctoral research and teaching experience preferred. The Department of Chemistry has a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer and is housed in a modern teaching/research space that will be expanded and integrated with the life science facilities in 2018. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students). The Department is particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working within a diverse academic community.

The following materials should be submitted via Interfolio: cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one-page diversity statement, a detailed research plan (4-page max), and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. The diversity statement should speak to the candidate’s ability to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Three letters of recommendation should also be provided via Interfolio. Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply.”

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Paul Bonvallet, 943 College Mall, Wooster, OH 44691. Review of applications will begin October 6, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Posted:
09/18/2017

The Department of Biology at The College of Wooster is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology to begin August 2018. Primary responsibilities will be to teach upper-level courses in organismal physiology, contribute to introductory and intermediate courses in the Biology major, participate in the College's First-Year seminar in critical inquiry, and mentor undergraduates in our nationally recognized senior research program. Ability to teach a sophomore-level course in statistics and experimental design is a plus. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral research and/or teaching experience preferred. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students). All applicants must demonstrate a promise of excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds.

To apply, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research program, diversity statement, and three letters of reference to Interfolio. The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community.  Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Rick Lehtinen (biology@wooster.edu). Application deadline is October 9, 2017 for full consideration.

Teaching responsibilities include introductory and intermediate courses in the Biology major as well as upper level electives in the candidate's area of expertise. Additionally, participation in the College's First-Year seminar program and mentoring undergraduates in our nationally recognized senior research program are expected. The typical teaching load at The College of Wooster is 4 to 5 courses per year – depending on the sizes of the classes, number of contact hours, labs, and other factors. See the Biology Department website for specific course information.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program that purposely involves undergraduate students and results in scholarly publications.  The College of Wooster supports faculty research with competitive start-up funds, extensive student research programs, faculty research and travel funds, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.  The Department will be housed in the Williams Hall of Life Science, which is currently being constructed and is scheduled to open in fall of 2018.  The Department of Biology also contributes to the Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Program in Neuroscience and the Program in Environmental Studies. Applications from candidates that could contribute to one or more of these programs are welcomed.

Posted:
09/12/2017

Job Summary: The Associate Dean of Students is a continuing, 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff (A&PS) position. This role is responsible for participating in activities designed to promote student success in the Division of Student Life.

Responsibilities: Responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating student leadership development efforts. Duties include: design and develop a student leadership development plan for the Division of Student Life; coordinate initiatives within the Division of Student Life to support students in exploring the intersections of leadership, academic, and co-curricular interests as they relate to intersectionality of multiple identities; provide support to student organizations, the Student Senate, and intermural sports programs by engaging them in self-evaluation and reflection practices. In turn, they will develop skills and competencies to become more impactful leaders in their current and future roles; promote collaboration efforts among students leaders and organizations to encourage accountability within organizations, and build critical relationships to address larger campus issues; provide vision and leadership in the development and administration of international student support and services; supervise the Director of the International Student Resource Center in their role as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO), and ensure compliance with immigration regulations; oversee the development and implantation of educational programs, and community building initiatives that are led by the Director of the International Student Resource Center; provide guidance and managerial support during international student pre-orientation; design and develop a first-year cohort program for incoming first-year students for the Academic Advising Resource Center, recruit, hire, train, and supervise 70 students to serve as peer leaders for first-year student cohorts; develop a curriculum for the Peer Advising Leadership program where first-year students will earn one co-curricular credit for their participation (Fall semester); serve as the liaison to the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences by collaborating with faculty to support first-year students in reaching Oberlin’s learning goals; design, implement, and oversee the establishment of an information desk and help line that provides academic support to students and faculty; recruit, hire, train, and supervise individuals that will operate the academic support information desk and help line; serve as a liaison to the Academic Advising Resource Center to provide students and faculty with academic advising support across divisions; assist the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students in designing, developing, and implementing response plans to urgent, on-going, and potential concerns that have a direct and indirect impact on student success and retention; serve in the rotation of deans on call as part of the College’s 24-hour crisis response team, which consists of deans, Residential Education on-call staff, counselors on-call, and the Department of Safety and Security; and other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education or similar field.
  • Position requires 12 months of experience in a development position in higher education.
  • Position requires experience with recruitment and retention of international students in a college or university setting. Experience may have been gained before, during, or after degree.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with promoting student success and inclusion.
  • Experience in the hiring, training, and management of student staff.

 

Posted:
09/12/2017

Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Deputy Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator. A member of the President’s staff, The Deputy Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator reports to the Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator.  The Deputy Coordinator has expertise in cultural competency, and can demonstrate familiarity with, and respect for, diverse racial, ethnic, cultural identities, and gender identities. Specifically, the Deputy Coordinator assists with monitoring and coordinating compliance with nondiscrimination laws alleging discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.

The successful candidate will have experience in the development and implementation of educational programs and training sessions in a college or university setting. Further, the Deputy Coordinator will be able to articulate a clear understanding of how to effectively interpret and implement college or university rules and regulations. Duties require evening and weekend availability. A timely response to urgent situations is critical,, therefore candidates must live no more than a 15 minute drive from the Kenyon Campus. The position is a full-time, 12 month appointment.

Essential Functions:

Title IX

  • As directed, receive and process inquiries and complaints from the campus community and third parties in a timely manner consistent with the established College policy and process.
  • Establish, implement, and monitor interim measures for cases.
  • Assist in the review of the established College policy, process, protocols, and practices to ensure compliance with Title IX regulations.
  • Aid in creating and disseminating educational materials and in-service training tailored to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Share in the facilitation of training and education sessions designed for members of the Kenyon community.
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners.
  • Maintain awareness of regulations and statutes relating to gender based violence including, but not limited to, Title IX, VAWA and Campus SaVE Act.
  •    Other Protected Classes
  • As requested, respond to students, parents/guardians, staff, administrators, and others who report Section 504/ADA violations, disability discrimination, harassment based on disability, discrimination based on a legally-protected class.
  • When designated, investigate complaints of discrimination, institute corrective actions when appropriate, inform the individual about the College’s complaint procedures, and assist individuals in filing complaints when needed.
  • Conduct investigations of Section 504/ADA complaints in accordance with the College’s discrimination complaint procedures, as directed. This may involve interviewing complainants, respondents, and witnesses; reviewing documents and other relevant materials; and researching legal standards and requirements relevant to the complaint.

Other Duties

  • According to established office protocol, organize and maintain records including all formal and informal complaints.
  • Participate in conferences, workshops, and trainings to stay current in field.
  • Serve on related committees and panels as requested. Evening and weekend availability may be required.
  • Serve on-call according to the schedule established by Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
  •  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Success Factors
  • Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator.
  • Knowledge of current state and federal law and regulations, College-specific policies, practices and procedures, in the field of higher education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX, Section 504/ADA and other state and federal laws or regulations.
  • Ability to manage a caseload of civil rights grievances to a prompt, effective, and equitable remedy.
  • Able to develop and effectively facilitate educational programs and training sessions for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with members of the campus community, campus organizations, and community partners.
  • Demonstrated success in addressing sensitive, emotionally charged conversations, and crisis situations.
  • Ability to establish consensus among team members and stakeholders.
  • Effective project management, organization, and analytical skills.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (students, staff, faculty, family members, administrators, attorneys) with diplomacy and tact.
  • Maintain professional qualifications through ongoing training and professional development.
  • Ability to act independently, take initiative, and exercise sound judgment.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, social work, public health, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years post-master’s experience working in higher education preferred; Preference given to candidates with a background in residence life and/or student conduct . 
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues related to gender based violence.
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and multicultural competency in working with diverse populations, including people of color, international persons, and those who identify as LGBTQ.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, handle a large work volume, and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Maintaining a positive perspective is crucial to success in this role.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled.

 

Posted:
09/12/2017

The Department of Health & Human Kinetics at Ohio Wesleyan University is accepting applications for a three-year Assistant Professor position (with the potential for conversion to tenure-track), focused on nutrition, beginning August 2018. The Department is seeking candidates who can help to build a dynamic new nutrition program. 

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include courses in food and nutrition, lifespan nutrition, human nutrition, nutrition counseling, global nutrition, and sport and exercise nutrition, and direction of mentored internships and student projects. The candidate will have the opportunity to shape and grow the new Nutrition major at Ohio Wesleyan University, through the development of course content and pedagogies, practical student experiences, and community outreach.

Additional responsibilities include reliable and committed academic advising, scholarship including mentored student research, and departmental committee work. Candidate must have earned doctorate in human nutrition, public health nutrition, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered if doctorate will be earned by the start of classes in August 2018. Preferential consideration will be given to candidates with experience in course and program development.

Qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate in human nutrition, public health nutrition, or related field by August 2018.
  • Course and program development experience.
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the college level.
  • Ability to teach and support the department across introductory and advanced level courses.
  • Scholarship commensurate with academic experience.
  • Active in regional, state or national professional organizations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge and application of instructional technology.

Completed application packets will include:

  1. Formal letter of application,
  2. Current curriculum vitae,
  3. Written statement of teaching philosophy
  4. A research statement
  5. Complete set of official transcripts
  6. Three (3) letters of recommendation

Application materials should be sent electronically to: jobs@owu.edu  

The deadline for applications is October 30, 2017. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the deadline. 

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).

Posted:
09/08/2017

The University’s Office of Finance invites applications for Assistant Manager for the OWU Campus Store. This position is responsible for assisting the Manager in supervising and managing store operation. 

Responsibilities

  • Supervise the work activities of the staff.
  • Schedule work hours for part-time sales staff.
  • Train new sales staff.
  • Ensure sales associates follow university and store policies, procedures and standards executing white glove treatment to customers.
  • Ensure the proper merchandising standards, promotion standards, creating displays, etc.
  • Greet customers and answer phones and provide information, direct callers and resolve escalated issues.
  • Receive, verify and unload orders as necessary.
  • Operate cash register and store computer to accept payments, place orders, make change adhering to safe cash handling procedures including balancing cash drawer and preparing bank deposits.
  • Stock shelves and take inventory per store schedule.
  • Order general merchandise approved by the manager.
  • Assist manager when needed with course related text and supplies, adoption data entering, receiving, returning unused materials and rental returns.
  • Execute merchandising standards, promotion standards, creating displays, etc.
  • May fill in for other personnel during breaks, lunch, vacation or peak seasonal periods, including register operations, shipping/receiving, textbooks, and various departments throughout the store.
  • Key holder with opening and closing responsibilities.
  • Calculate deposits, count cash drawers, count the safe, balance cash, credit cards and checks to register tapes. Check invoices against purchase orders and credit memos against charge-backs to ensure accuracy. Investigate the reason for cash drawers not balancing.
  • Apply shrink prevention practices and activities. 

Qualifications

  • 2 years of leadership or management experience of staff, scheduling, merchandising and training in a retail environment.
  • 2 years’ experience with business money management consisting of accounts payable & receivable and bank deposits. 
  • Strong knowledge of computer office systems and ability to research.
  • Knowledge of loss prevention very helpful.
  • Ability to stand for extended amounts of time, bend, kneel, reach, turn, reach arms over head, lift and carry up to 40 lbs.

Preferences

  • Associate Degree
  • Bookstore experience

Completed application packets will include:

  1. Cover Letter with salary requirements.
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  3. The names, titles, & contact information for three professional references. 

Please email application materials to:  jobs@owu.edu

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Posted:
08/28/2017

The Libraries at The Five Colleges of Ohio (Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the College of Wooster) invite applications for a 12-month full-time grant-funded position starting January 3, 2018 as a Digital Scholarship Post-Baccalaureate Fellow to work in partnership with the libraries on a digital scholarship initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Post-Baccalaureate Fellow will join a collaborative team of librarians and technologists partnering with faculty members from the Five Colleges of Ohio to develop and integrate digital collections, tools, and methodologies into their teaching and research. The specific focus of the position will depend on the interests and background of the candidate, but in general, the Fellow will gain experience as a member of one or more faculty project teams, assisting with the coordination and management of grant-funded initiatives and events, and working directly with the prominent and emerging technology platforms in use by digital humanities practitioners at the Five Colleges of Ohio and by many in the broader DH community.

The successful candidate will be one who demonstrates a keen interest in exploring emerging technologies and has direct experience in at least one of the following areas: digital mapping, text encoding (TEI), computational textual analysis, oral history, cultural heritage metadata, digital preservation, or other relevant computational methods applied to humanities research and teaching. Building on this experience, the successful candidate will be able to articulate the position’s potential to bridge their previous undergraduate work with their career or research goals.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Investigate emerging technologies relevant to existing and potential faculty projects.
  • Assist with planning and conducting faculty workshops on topics and tools related to digital scholarship.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of grant-funded programs and initiatives such as speaking events and workshops.
  • Support faculty projects by assisting with website creation, planning and creating metadata, and training students contributing to faculty projects in both classroom and one-on-one settings.
  • Assist with assessment of new and existing grant-funded programs and initiatives (e.g. workshop series, faculty development opportunities, faculty projects).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with digital tools and methods applied to undergraduate research and teaching (examples could include coursework, independent research, or direct participation in a group project).
  • Excellent oral and communication skills.
  • Experience with creating or maintaining websites.
  • Experience with at least one of the following areas: digital mapping, text encoding (TEI), computational textual analysis, oral history, cultural heritage metadata, digital preservation, or other relevant computational methods applied to humanities research and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from one of the Five Colleges of Ohio.
  • Prior experience organizing students.
  • Communication or event planning.
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g. PHP, Python, Javascript).
  • Experience with one or more platforms commonly used in digital humanities research and teaching (e.g. Omeka, ArcGIS, Scalar, Voyant).
  • Willingness to travel between campuses.

To Apply

  • Deadline for applications is October 13, 2017. To be considered for the fellowship, applicants should submit:
  • A 1-2 page letter explaining your interest in the position and articulating how you feel this position might serve as a bridge to your future academic or career goals.
  • A current resume.
  • A recent college transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • Contact information for three references.

Five Colleges of Ohio employees are hired through Kenyon College, an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the college’s policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

Posted:
07/10/2017

Job Summary

The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for a Teacher of Opera Theater. This is a full-time, 10-month appointment (non tenure-track) beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.

Responsibilities

The Teacher of Opera Theater will teach Introduction to Opera (two sections per semester), Opera Workshop, manage the Opera Scenes Program, direct the Winter Term Opera, and teach additional courses as required, including specialty areas (e.g. movement, stage combat, stage management, etc.).

Essential Job Functions

Part of the Division of Vocal Studies, Oberlin Opera Theater presents two major productions each year in cooperation with Oberlin’s Theater and Dance department, as well as two opera scenes programs each semester and a Winter (January) Term opera. The Opera Theater curriculum includes the following courses: Introduction to Opera, Opera Workshop, Opera Seminar, Research in Opera, and a Seminar in Directing.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold the following qualifications: advanced degree in opera theater, vocal performance, or related field or equivalent professional accomplishment; experience as a lyric theater director or equivalent performance experience; musical and linguistic expertise; practical knowledge of theater technology; experience teaching acting and/or movement to singers; demonstrated success in working effectively with students, faculty, and staff.

Posted:
07/10/2017

Job Summary

The position of Finance and Human Resources Information Systems Analyst is a continuing 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff (A&PS) position. The Finance and Human Resources Information Systems Analyst provides support for a wide variety of technological needs of the Finance and Human Resources divisions. This position facilitates strong working relationships between the HR and Finance divisions and the Center for Information Technology. The position plays a critical role in ensuring the success of projects within the Finance and HR divisions. This position reports to the Director of Administrative Computing Services.

Responsibilities

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 
• Acts as a functional steward of relevant data, working collaboratively to ensure a high level of data integrity
• Promotes and educates within the HR and Finance divisions staff sound data management principles including concepts of system of record, data integrity, data standards, and data stewardship
• Articulates and promotes best practices regarding data management and usage within the Finance and HR divisions, including refining business processes and configuring and testing software to support improved processes 
• Creates project plans and/or test plans for software upgrades or implementations
• Identifies training needs within HR and Finance divisions; facilitates and/or delivers that training
• Analyzes HR and Finance reporting requirements; develops specifications for data structure to support distributed reporting; develops selected reports; promotes the development of self-service reporting within HR and Finance divisions
• Assists functional users with the development and refinement of essential reports
• Works to technologically empower the members of the HR and Finance divisions, ensuring congruence between technological environments and functional requirements
• Regularly reviews and analyzes major trends, issues and initiatives related to HR and Finance within higher education; assess their impact and applicability to Oberlin College and makes appropriate recommendations 
• Work with appropriate parties within CIT and Finance/HR to define, develop and deliver robust and well-supported data integration’s between relevant systems
• Facilitates strong working relationships between the HR and Finance divisions and the Center for Information Technology

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in finance, human resources or business-related major 
• Five or more years of experience in similar relevant positions, preferably within higher education
• Demonstrated understanding of HR and Finance processes and best practices
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement technical strategies to support business objectives
• Demonstrated ability to absorb and synthesize disparate information of multiple types from multiple sources; ability to formulate complex strategies based upon this synthesis
• Demonstrated ability to think critically 
• Ability to analyze complex issues and develop appropriate solutions
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues with different areas and levels of technical expertise
• Strong customer service mentality
• Ability to perform business process analysis, and to facilitate that ability in others
• Demonstrated ability to effectively multitask while still meeting deadlines

Desired Qualifications

• Proficiency with Argos Report Writer, including the development of data blocks
• Familiarity with OnBase Document Management and Workflow
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel and desktop productivity tools
• Familiarity with Ellucian’s Banner ERP system and/or other higher education ERP systems
• Familiarity with Filemaker Pro and/or Microsoft Access
• Experience managing projects
• Comfort with ambiguity
• Experience with all of the above in a higher education context is preferred

Skill In:

• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Strong customer service mentality
• Written and interpersonal communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all areas of the College and external constituents
• The position requires excellent problem solving, analytical and business skills; and strong project management skills to meet deadlines and work effectively with others

Ability To:

• Work as a team member 
• Be self-motivated
• Interact in a positive and professional manner with all levels of employees and management in a culturally and ethnically diverse population

Posted:
07/10/2017

Job Summary

The Oberlin College Department of Athletics and Physical Education invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach for Field Hockey. This is a full-time, 10-month Administrative and Professional Staff position, reporting to the Head Coach of Field Hockey and working with the Director of Athletics and Physical Education.

Responsibilities

This position will be responsible for assisting the Head Coach in all aspects of coaching, recruiting and administering the women’s field hockey program. Specific responsibilities, include, but are not limited to: (1) assist with coordinating and performing coaching duties including traditional and non-traditional practices, game preparation, coaching of all student-athletes; (2) assist with the development of team strategy and analyze performance of student athletes; (3) assist with scouting, recruiting and retention of student-athletes; (4) help operate a successful program within NCAA and NCAC rules and regulations; and (5) perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, two years coaching and/or relevant competitive experience; solid administrative skills and the ability to motivate staff and volunteers to achieve administrative goals; excellent written and oral communication skills; basic familiarity, appreciation and empathy with the role of intercollegiate athletics and its relationship to the College, and the capacity to articulate that role and interact comfortably with those individuals and constituency groups (student-athletes, alumni, coaches, parents, etc.) crucial to the advancement of athletics at Oberlin; high motivation with a capacity for independent work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • A complete application should include a cover letter, resume, and three references with current contact information.
Posted:
07/10/2017

Job Summary

The Oberlin College Department of Athletics and Physical Education invites applications for the position of 2nd Assistant Coach of Men’s Lacrosse. This is a part-time, Administrative and Professional Staff position, reporting to the Director of Athletics and Physical Education and working with the Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse.

Responsibilities

This position will be responsible for assisting the Head Coach Men’s Lacrosse in all aspects of coaching, recruiting and administering the men’s lacrosse program. Specific responsibilities, include, but are not limited to: (1) assist with coordinating and performing coaching duties including traditional and non-traditional practices, game preparation, coaching of all student-athletes; (2) assist with the development of team strategy and analyze performance of student athletes; (3) help operate a successful program within NCAA and NCAC rules and regulations; and (4) perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required and playing or coaching experience; offensive experience is highly preferred; solid administrative skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; basic familiarity, appreciation and empathy with the role of intercollegiate athletics and its relationship to the College; high motivation with a capacity for independent work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The approximate start date will be August/September 2017.

Posted:
07/10/2017

Job Summary: 

Oberlin College’s Career Center helps students and recent alumni identify and achieve meaningful career objectives that build upon their Oberlin education and experiences. The Career Center is currently seeking a creative and driven content strategist to expand its outreach through social media and digital content. This is a newly created position in which the individual can influence how the Career Center uses social media and digital content to build trust and interest from the people they serve through content. This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position in the Division of the Dean of Studies and will report to the Director of the Career Center.

Responsibilities:

The Content Strategy Coordinator will create and manage digital content to promote the Career Center as a valuable resource for Oberlin College students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents. As a content producer, the coordinator will work with subject matter experts to tailor content to the unique strengths and styles of each channel, and monitor the content’s effectiveness in reaching its intended audiences. In social media, the coordinator will post key messages, monitor responses, and engage appropriately with followers. In all activities, the content strategy coordinator will work to build a strong community dedicated to Oberlin students’ lifelong career success.

Essential Job Functions: 

1. Advise and implement the Career Center’s content marketing strategy to enhance its reputation as a thought leader in career and professional development 
2. Ensure that all the Career Center’s content speaks in a consistent voice reflecting Oberlin College’s informal personality 
3. Define and manage an editorial calendar for all content channels
4. Work with multiple stakeholders to gather and repurpose existing content and digital resources from around Oberlin College
5. Write and edit original content, including printed marketing collateral, web and social media updates, special event invitations, and other department communications
6. Oversee the Career Center website working closely with subject matter experts to draft and review content, design visual elements, and ensure information is up to date 
7. Explore and implement changes to the website related to navigation, layout, and overall design 
8. Analyze and interpret metrics from all channels to recommend enhancements to the content strategy
9. Supervise the center’s student copywriter and graphic designer

Required Qualifications: 

● 3-5 years’ experience writing, editing, and producing content for multiple channels in a general communications, public relations, or publishing environment
● Excellent writing and editing skills, adept at transforming content from one medium and purpose to another
● Strong expertise in using web and social media platforms and their conventions (e.g., HTML/CSS, blogging, commenting, hashtags, image posting, etc.)
● Experience authoring content in a content management system (e.g., WordPress, Joomla!, Sitecore, etc.)
● Some experience in collecting and interpreting web and social media analytics preferred
● Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university required

Desired Qualifications:

● Experience in higher education
● Coursework and training in marketing, public relations, social media or web design

 

Posted:
07/10/2017

Job Summary:

The Assessment & User Experience (UX) Librarian provides leadership in three innovative areas: reference and instructional support of the curricular goals of the College, library assessment activities within the Oberlin College Libraries (OCL), and the development and implementation of activities and project designed to enhance the overall user experience within OCL. The Assessment and User Experience Librarian develops relationships, seeks out opportunities, and organizes and facilitates the delivery of data driven initiatives that meet the assessment and user experience objectives of Oberlin College and OCL.

This position serves as a member of the OCL’s Core Reference Team in collaboration with the Academic Commons Coordinator, the Outreach and Programming Librarian, the Information Literacy and Special Initiatives Librarian, the East Asian Studies Librarian, and the Reference and Academic Commons Assistant. The incumbent provides individualized reference services to students, faculty, and the wider community by staffing the Research Desk and conducting research appointments, and relevant course- related instructional sessions, in partnership with the faculty, that advance the teaching and learning mission of Oberlin College. This is an 11.5 month Administrative and Professional Staff position that reports to the Assistant Director/Head of Public Services.

This position also has interconnectivity with the Archives and Special Collections Department; the Art, Conservatory, and Science libraries; the Collections and Acquisitions Librarian; the Emerging Technologies and Systems Librarian; the Discovery and Metadata Services Librarian; and the Digital Initiatives Librarian. The incumbent also serves as the Department of Public Services’ liaison to the Department of Technical Services.

It is important that the incumbent recognizes and values how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is an essential part of our College and Conservatory culture and is prepared to use a DEIlens to inform practices and behaviors both inside and outside of the Oberlin College Libraries.

Responsibilities:

Curricular Support/Reference and Instruction: 45%
• Provides information literacy instruction to support the curricular goals of the College and assists students in developing the necessary skills to become effective users of information.
• Assists students in identifying appropriate scholarly resources related to course assignments and research.
• Serves as a key collaborator in the development of an information literacy program that enables student success across established metrics in partnership with the Information Literacy and Special Initiatives Librarian.
• Serves as the lead collaborator in the development and evaluation of an assessment program for all aspects of our public services that measures student success across established metrics, in partnership with the Core Reference Team. 
• In close partnership with the Academic Commons Coordinator, explore, design, and assess initiatives that optimize the user experience for students and faculty. 
• Builds relationships across the campus and works with researchers, research teams, and support services to design and deliver programs for students in partnership with the Outreach and Programming Librarian.
• In partnership with the Information Literacy and Special Initiatives Librarian, collects, evaluates, and presents feedback and assessment data on course-related instructional sessions.
• Works with faculty to identify and integrate appropriate information resources in the curriculum.
• Co-designs effective learning objects in partnership with relevant faculty that support curriculum and information literacy instruction activities.

Assessment Initiatives: 25%
• Serves as the lead collaborator in creating an organizational culture that supports assessment and UX design that contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of OCL.
• Manages data collection for annual reporting and survey responses including: gathering; reviewing, validating and evaluating; and synthesizing data submitted by library departments.
• Works closely with Assistant Director/Head of Public Services, Core Reference Team and the branch libraries to align OCL’s assessment initiatives with the teaching and learning mission of Oberlin College.
• Analyzes and reports quantitative and qualitative data from OCL user surveys, focus groups, interviews, anecdotal details, and vendor usage statistics.
• Works with faculty, students and library staff to develop activities using scholarly resources, technologies and others tools that support teaching and scholarship.

User Experience Initiatives: 10%
• Conducts effective UX research and assessment with different groups and stakeholders within the institution.
• Works in partnership with the various entities within the Department of Technical Services to remedy issues related to patron access and discovery of resources.
• Collaborates with the Outreach and Programming Librarian to develop timely, course-driven, academic programming that advances information literacy for global leadership.
• Contributes relevant content that supports and enhances OCL’s growing web and social media presence. 
• Organize user focused research using various techniques and tools that enhance existing services or potentially create new services.
• Maintains knowledge of operating systems, programming languages, and software.
• Serve as a collaborator on initiatives and activities that arise from the Oberlin College Strategic Plan. 
Information Resources Management: 10%
• Collaborates with the Collections and Acquisitions Librarian to enhance OCL’s collection through the selection of high quality digital and print materials.
• Cultivates a deep understanding of the resource needs of faculty and students; regularly consults with faculty regarding library resources.
• Participates in ongoing collection assessment and management activities, including collaborative planning.
• Monitors collection development needs in assigned areas as department liaison.

Miscellaneous Duties: 10%
• Manages a budget line in support of programs, supplemental services, and maintaining professional currency.
• Maintains currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures.
• Contributes to the development of library programs, services, and expertise through participation in task forces, working groups, and implementation committees.
• Contributes to the profession through active participation in relevant conferences, associations, and writing.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

• Graduate degree in the field of library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Knowledge regarding standard library assessment and user experience methods and methodologies. 
• Experience in reference and information literacy activities in an academic setting. 
• Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated record of creativity and innovative thinking.
• Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity.
• Competent with a variety of technologies.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and abilities and comfortable working in a team environment.
• Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
• Strong commitment to building and nurturing positive relationships among users and colleagues
• A proven ability to work in a collaborative environment 
• Ability to balance assertiveness and diplomacy
• Willingness to pursue additional education and skills development to complement the learning environment reflected in a progressive academic setting
• Demonstrated organizational skills in a broad range of situations
• Collegial and contributory member of the team and of the OCL as a whole
• User focused and committed to service excellence with all users
• Solution focused, identifying synergies and opportunities to benefit users

Desired Qualifications: 

• Demonstrated experience developing and managing academic library assessment activities.
• Knowledge in strategically enhancing the user experience for diverse academic communities
• Prefer a minimum of three years’ experience in an academic library environment.
• Course related instruction development and execution experience.
• Demonstrated capacity for success in working with students, faculty, library colleagues, and administrators.
• Awareness of various information literacy assessment systems.

Posted:
07/10/2017

Oberlin College & Conservatory invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the department of Musical Studies, which houses the music major within the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a three-year term (with potential for renewal) beginning fall semester 2017.

Responsibilties: The incumbent will teach two courses per year, including the Musical Studies capstone seminar and either an introductory ethnomusicology course or an intermediate ethnomusicology class within the incumbent’s area of specialization. The incumbent will also develop and direct an ensemble that complements existing offerings at Oberlin in their own area of expertise for students from across the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory. The incumbent will advise majors in Musical Studies and serve on the Musical Studies Committee. In addition, the incumbent will join the Musical Studies committee in fostering musical engagement across the curriculum, as well as collaboration across the College, Conservatory, and Allen Memorial Art Museum through StudiOC (a state-of-the-art flexible educational space designed to cultivate creative and integrative multidisciplinary inquiry in students).

Qualifications: Candidates should possess the Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in ethnomusicology. A specialization in either Roots music or Latin American popular styles/genres is strongly desired. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service will support Oberlin College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; see http://new.oberlin.edu/student-life/diversity/. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations and should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions: 

  • A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s approach to teaching and a description of their experience in a Liberal Arts environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; and 3) up-to-date contact information for three recommenders* who can write a Letter Recommendation for the candidate that addresses their teaching and scholarly abilities.
  • All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College’s online application process at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. The first time you visit this page, click the “Create Account” link on the left-hand toolbar, and follow the instructions to create an account.
  • *By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.
  • Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the March 31 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
  • Questions about the position may be addressed to: Charles Edward McGuire, chair of the search committee, at cmcguire@oberlin.edu or (440) 775-8252.
Posted:
07/10/2017

CLOSES AUGUST 7, 2017

Reporting to the Annual Fund Director, the Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving is primarily responsible for planning, directing, and implementing programs that secure gifts at the $1,000+ level. This position also oversees the engagement of a large pool of leadership annual giving supporters for the College— over 3,400 individuals each year.

This position works closely with the Major Gifts Program and division-wide with colleagues to set goals for all Wooster Fund leadership giving societies, and integrate the solicitation and stewardship of leadership annual giving and the giving societies into the division’s activities. This includes: identifying new volunteer leadership, increasing the diversity of the volunteer base, and ensuring the success of their fundraising efforts.

The successful candidate will be a proven fundraiser with demonstrated ability in fundraising and management, marketing, communications, and leadership of volunteer groups focused on fundraising.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership Annual Giving Pool Management and Oversight (50%)

  • At the start of the fiscal year, conduct a feasibility analysis including the identification of past, current, and potential donors at the $1,000+ level to set goals for donors at each level of membership for The Wooster Fund.
  • Throughout the year, perform a range of data monitoring for annual fund solicitations to inform and improve the solicitation process, including: review of open pledges and pledge schedules for those in annual fund solicitation pool; monitoring of overlapping Campaign/Major Gifts solicitations planned for those in annual fund solicitation pool; comparison of committee and solicitation assignment lists with legacy admissions decisions to determine appropriate follow-up; ongoing data integrity tests to identify and resolve entry errors; and preparation of monthly reports on solicitation status. Document processes as needed.
  • Throughout the year, provide strategic direction and oversight to the Assistant Director of Annual Giving Stewardship to ensure that leadership donors are being appropriately thanked and stewarded to support overall membership and donor retention goals.
  • At the close of the fiscal year, conduct the Annual Review process which includes identification of prospects to be tracked at the annual fund level, and coordination with the Major Gifts Program officers to determine the Annual Fund solicitation plan for each tracked prospect in the upcoming fiscal year. Ensure all potential major gifts prospects identified are handed to research for further qualification.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate specific strategies to increase membership, including approaches for recognition to ensure strong retention, along with effective marketing of societies for upgrades and acquisition. Work proactively with partners to promote giving societies.

Volunteer Management (40%)

  • Work in close collaboration with the Office of Alumni Engagement and other internal and external partners to identify new volunteers, increasing the diversity of the volunteer base, and ensuring the success of giving society and parent fundraising efforts.
  • Provide overall management of the Leadership Giving Circle Committees – core components of the strategy to increase Wooster Fund giving by soliciting annual fund gifts at the $1,000 level and higher. Develop and implement strategy to develop and increase committee membership to sufficiently cover needed outreach to prospective donors. Provide orientation and ongoing training for Chairs as needed. Work closely with Chairs to maximize their experience as leaders; meaningfully engage them in the recruitment process, committee conference calls, and their solicitation of committee members. Provide frequent information updates to Chairs on committee progress, assignment results, and other relevant news regarding committee members and assignments. Provide necessary support and materials for use by Chairs in conference calls, trustee meetings, and events.
  • Maximize the volunteer experience of committee members by engaging them effectively in the assignment process, providing one-on-one support and training as they navigate their assignments and questions that arise from their prospects. Provide frequent updates to committee members on overall progress to date and new developments involving their assigned prospects. Provide meaningful, personalized effective strategies for each assignment.
  • Complete additional personal solicitations as needed, including individual donor follow-up resulting from committee efforts. Perform ongoing statistical analysis to inform overall strategy, areas for enhancement, and the establishment and monitoring of goals for the committee. Develop new ways to measure progress, including additional ways to capture Wooster Fund–specific information as a result of volunteer activity. Coordinate with Major Gifts Program officers committee solicitations of major gift level prospects.

Personal Solicitations (10%)

  • Personally solicit top-level annual giving prospects. Set annual activity goals based on review of the gift table and the number of individuals who are appropriate for solicitation by the Director. Document information in the database to assure proper recording and tracking of results.  Prioritize training to maximize recruitment / solicitation efforts. 

FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

The Assistant Director of The Wooster Fund:

  • Reports to the Director of The Wooster Fund.
  • Assists development colleagues in crafting prospect strategies related to annual giving by major donor prospects.
  • Recruits and supports giving volunteers in their peer-to-peer outreach and solicitation efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Five or more years in development; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of higher education development and fundraising with an understanding of individual giving programs, and detailed understanding of annual fundraising programs, such as direct mail, phonathon, and personal solicitation programs, strongly preferred.
  • Conversant in relevant and contemporary technologies and how they can be used in support of communicating and marketing direct mail and electronic solicitation programs, including increasing participation, and measuring and managing results.
  • Proven record of leadership, management, and supervisory skills. Proven experience in recruiting, managing, training, leading, and stewarding volunteer fundraising committees to reach their full potential and to achieve fundraising goals.
  • A supportive and accessible management style, and a strong commitment to personal and professional development, with a proven track record motivating, training, and managing a staff with diverse skills and experience.
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to connect to a variety of audiences; clarity, crispness, and persuasiveness in written and oral communications. Proven ability to guide a successful broad-based messaging platform including a mix of print, electronic, and social media in support of an annual giving program.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends and travel.
  • Experience in personally soliciting gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and effectively with a wide range of constituents and manage complex relationships; proven collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment—with a mix of faculty, parents, alumni, and staff colleagues. Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding personal initiative.
  • Knowledge of modern data management practices and techniques including data-based computerized information systems, data modeling, and models of analysis that lead to effective decision making on behalf of the program. Strong Excel skills including formulas, pivot tables, and vlookups are required; familiarity with BSR Advance and iModules preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

For  highest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. 

Posted:
07/10/2017

CLOSES AUGUST 7, 2017

The Communications position is primarily responsible for planning, directing, and implementing successful broad-based solicitation campaigns to raise and retain unrestricted support.

The position must have excellent project management skills and outstanding solicitation writing skills to grow engagement in fundraising, dollars raised, and alumni participation rates over the course of the upcoming Campaign for The College of Wooster.

The position also works closely with Annual Giving staff and volunteers on message development.  The successful candidate will be a proven direct mail and e-mail writer and data manager with demonstrated ability in fundraising and management, marketing, and communications.

ESSENTIAL DEPARTMENTAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Broad-Based Solicitation Program Management (65%)

  • In conjunction with the Director, create, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive broad-based solicitation plan to increase donors and dollars in support of The Wooster Fund as part of meeting annual Wooster Fund goals, strengthen alumni participation, and increase retention of loyal donors.. The plan will include audience segmentation, timing, messages, and goals.
  • Conceptualize, develop, design, and write copy for multi-channel appeals and solicitations; manage review and approval process from stakeholders and signers.  (If working with an outside writer, write segments.) Design and produce collateral printed materials as required.
  • Schedule and manage all broad-based appeals.  Oversee each step of the process to ensure that mailings and e-mails are on time and meet exacting standards. Coordinate all projects in conjunction with other departments as needed. Serve as the primary contact to designers, graphic purchasing, and mail house.
  • Provide leadership to colleagues in messaging for Wooster Fund initiatives across multi-channel communications, from Mailings to volunteer outreach talking points. 
  • Monitor progress toward all broad-based initiatives and goals. Provide a rigorous, systematic review and analysis of all Wooster Fund activities to find ways to do things more effectively and efficiently. Provide effective reporting and analysis to volunteers, supervisor, and colleagues for use in management decision making.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight for student workers providing support to the broad-based outreach programs.
  • Create and maintain documentation and processes to standardize work within the department. 

Analysis (25%)

  • Compile all broad-based solicitation results; analyze and prepare reports for internal use and to present to the Board of Trustees.  Advise Director of Annual Giving in planning strategies for future direct mail initiatives, concepts, and themes.
  • Compile and analyze direct mail program results and costs. Archive mailing samples for future reference on effectiveness to each audience.
  • Monitor the progress toward direct mail, e-mail, and participation goals, and ensure they are reached.
  • Faculty and Staff Giving (10%)
  • Identify faculty and staff representatives as chairs and serve as the voices of the campaign with their respective constituencies.
  • Establish policies and procedures with HR to streamline the process for faculty and staff giving.  Enhance visibility and importance of giving through these constituency groups.
  • Ensure that Faculty and Staff campaign efforts are incorporated into the appropriate solicitation tactics throughout the year.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (List minimum requirements first)

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Three years in development; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of broad-based annual fundraising programs strongly preferred. Experience in direct mail and e-mail solicitation production highly preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be very detail oriented, highly motivated, and demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.  Able to manage multiple and changing priorities.  Demonstrated ability to work proactively, with excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Conversant in relevant and contemporary technologies and how they can be used in support of communicating and marketing direct mail and electronic solicitation programs.
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to connect to a variety of audiences; clarity, crispness, and persuasiveness in written and oral communications. Proven ability to draft effective direct mail and e-mail solicitations in a higher education environment, and to guide a successful broad-based messaging platform including a mix of print, electronic, and social media in support of an annual giving program. 
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and effectively with a wide range of constituents and to manage complex relationships; proven collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Must have strong analytical skills.  Must be able to work, at an advanced level, with desktop applications, databases, desktop publishing applications, reporting applications, networked informational systems, and the Internet. Knowledge of data management practices and techniques including data-based computerized information systems.  Strong Excel skills including formulas, pivot tables, and vlookups are required; familiarity with Ellucian Colleague and iModules preferred.  Fluency in design software highly preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

For highest consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional letters of reference.

Posted:
07/10/2017

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving has primary responsibility for direct marketing efforts for the Office of Annual Giving and assists with the planning and implementation of the Kenyon Parents Fund.   

Essential Functions

Oversee Direct Marketing Efforts for the Office of Annual Giving

Work with the Office of Communications to produce printed and electronic appeals for the Kenyon Annual Funds. Oversee direct mail efforts, both internally and through the use of third-party direct mail vendors. Distribute electronic appeals. Work with Office of Communications and Annual Giving staff members to produce phonathon scripts, volunteer solicitation templates, and other materials that support solicitations. Oversee Kenyon’s volunteer portal, including data upload, updates and resources provided to volunteers on the portal. Maintain the Web presence for the Office of Annual Giving and oversee web-based marketing efforts. Work with computer records supervisor to design and implement constituency segmentation strategies. Serve as the office’s technology liaison.

Kenyon Parents Fund (KPF) and Senior Parent Challenge (SPC)

Rate and track parent leadership prospects, in collaboration with Director of Parent and Family Giving. With Director of Annual Giving and the Phonathon Manager, coordinate participation calls to non-leadership parents. 

Parents Fund Committee of the Parents Advisory Council (PAC)

In collaboration with the Director of Parent and Family Giving help recruit Kenyon Parents Fund Chair, Senior Parent Challenge Chair, three Class chairs, and Parents of Alumni committee to determine solicitation strategies and review prospects. Meet with chairs in June/July to plan the KPF/SPC year and determine goals and strategies. With the Director of Parent and Family Giving and the KPF chair, plan and co-chair two meetings of the Parents Fund Committee of the Parents Advisory Council. Assist the Director of Parent and Family Giving with SPC Chair, prepare materials and strategy for solicitation of senior parent challengers. Assign leadership calls to all PAC members and coordinate efforts of the volunteers. Prepare and oversee PAC phonathon at April meeting 

Family Weekend Leadership Giving Breakfast

Work with the Director of Parent and Family Giving to oversee breakfast at Family Weekend

Kenyon Fund

With other annual giving staff, develop strategies for successful Kenyon Fund campaigns. With director of annual giving and director of reunion giving, evaluate and analyze effectiveness of all annual giving programs. Assist with two Kenyon Fund Executive Committee meetings each year.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Success Factors

Technologically savvy; ability learn new software programs and interfaces quickly. Attention to detail, quality-control minded. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and volunteers. Be both outgoing and open-minded and possess a professional attitude as well as a good sense of humor. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Possess strong organizational skills with the ability to manage large, time-sensitive projects. Results-oriented self-starter with high energy level and initiative. Ability to develop new methods, adapt to the changing needs of the office, and establish appropriate procedures. Ability to operate under pressure; not easily frustrated.

Supervisor Responsibilities

Oversees one part-time administrative assistant.

Working Conditions

Typical office environment; must be able to use office equipment such as computer, printer, fax machine, copier, etc. Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, preferably from a liberal arts college. Prior experience in development or alumni work is desirable, as is experience working with volunteers. Excellent analytical, organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of database management systems, page layout programs and Microsoft Office. Strong commitment to liberal arts education. Willingness to travel regularly and work occasional weekends.

Posted:
07/10/2017

Basic Function:  Identify and secure philanthropic support for the College with a specific focus on the President’s Associates Giving Societies ($1,000 and above). Provide oversight of the giving society program goals, strategy and recognition, secure leadership level giving through the support of Reunion classes celebrating reunion (20th-45th) and the Volunteers Inspiring Philanthropy (VIP) program.

Essential Job Functions: 

Leadership Giving Society Program: 45%

  • Develop and oversee the Leadership Giving Societies of Denison including the analysis and feasibility to set giving society goals for the program overall, along with membership giving from alumni, parents and friends. 
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward current and potential President’s Associates donors to achieve increased goals in membership.
  • Market the Leadership Giving Societies of Denison program with key constituencies; and build a program that creates an identity and commitment to leadership gifts to the Denison Annual Fund each year.
  • Regularly solicit President’s Associates level gifts to ensure goals are met.

Volunteer Fundraising Program Management: 40%

  • Administer a volunteer program to expand gift society membership at all leadership levels. Plan, coordinate, supervise and implement the various volunteer activities to reach fundraising goals and objectives for reunion classes and VIP program, and ensure these committees reach their full potential.
  • In partnership with other Annual Fund staff, create and maintain volunteer fundraising training manuals and materials.
  • Develop and oversee the Reunion and VIP Committees, including individual goal setting for each committee, facilitate peer-to-peer solicitations. This includes: evaluation of giving patterns and establishing goals; providing input on broad-based components of campaign effort; identification, recruitment, training and support of campaign volunteers; analysis and evaluation of various campaign efforts; and personal solicitation.
  • In partnership with Major Gift Officers, Annual Fund and the office of Alumni and Family Engagement staff, identify, recruit and steward volunteer leaders and committee members to develop strong committees focused on fundraising. Communicate frequently to coordinate solicitations and adjust strategies for high-level donors. 
  • Support volunteers through regular contact including personal visits, e-mail, and phone. Work with National Reunion Fund Chair, Leadership Chair, and Annual Fund Chair to offer assistance and motivation to volunteers. 
  • Maintain a high level of attention to detail as it relates to managing solicitation reports shared with volunteers, the creation of written solicitation strategies with volunteers, accomplishing projects and tasks in the prescribed timeframe, and keeping colleagues engaged and informed as needed concerning program strategies.
  • Oversee the updating of databases to monitor, discern and track the appropriate activities with various populations — such as volunteer recruitment, committee assignments, and donors.

Event Planning: 10%

  • Plan and implement a fall Volunteer Summit involving Denison Annual Fund volunteers, working in conjunction with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement. 
  • Plan and implement an annual fund volunteer recognition program, including a presidential reception during Reunion Weekend, to recognize volunteers and leadership donors.

Other duties & expectations: 5%

  • Attend and staff events including the Fall Big Red Alumni/Parent Weekend, Commencement, Reunion Weekend and Volunteer Summit. 
  • Collaborate with other College offices to meet Denison’s fund-raising objectives. 
  • Participate in professional activities (e.g., presenting at STAFF or CASE workshops and conferences) to raise Denison’s visibility in the profession and to stay current with trends in the field. 
  • Participate as an active member of the university community by attending regular campus meetings (e.g. General Faculty meetings, First Friday gatherings) and events (athletic events and student performances, First-Year Induction Ceremony, Academic Awards Convocation, Baccalaureate and Commencement).

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Demonstrate significant experience of at least three years in development or a related field such as Alumni Affairs, Public Affairs, Marketing, or Public Relations.
  • Detail oriented, and highly motivated.
  • Strong organizational skills; excellent communication skills (oral and written); effectively represent Denison; demonstrated ability to work well with, lead, and train a diverse team of volunteers to reach fundraising goals, and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to handle confidential material with utmost discretion.
  • Travel required.
  • Strong Excel skills including filtering, formulas and pivot tables.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional or volunteer experience in higher education advancement a plus.
  • Experience in reunion campaigns or short-cycle annual fund campaign fundraising, knowledge of the principles and practices which underlie individual giving are preferred Knowledge of Banner or other fundraising database management systems preferred.
Posted:
07/10/2017

Basic Function: 

  • Direct, assign and supervise the work of four supervisors and 60 staff in maintaining all academic and administrative buildings, physical education facilities, rental properties, residence halls and associated areas in a high standard of cleanliness.
  • Provide leadership and direction to instill a team-based, continuous improvement, sustainable department ethos based on industry best practices and documented standards to provide exceptional customer service to the campus community.
  • Support special events and catering set-ups; campus moving functions; trash collection and recycling services.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Provide general supervision for the care and cleaning maintenance of all University buildings. Supervise four supervisors and 60 staff. Develop and implement work and quality standards and service level agreements; conduct building inspections to determine adequacy of work performed and take necessary action to correct any deficiencies. Arrange and direct training of Building Service Workers to ensure that all assigned staff is instructed in the safe and proper use of cleaning compounds and equipment. Responsible for effective safety program and OSHAcompliance
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate and consistent employment policies including; interviewing and recommending hiring; coaching and disciplinary actions; establishing work schedules and assigning personnel on a permanent and temporary basis; and maintaining appropriate records.
  • Provide general supervision and coordinate with event planners and user groups to ensure that the events are of the highest quality. Anticipate and be proactive in planning for and working towards events.
  • Provide general supervision of trash removal and recycling operations and personnel; collect and maintain records and work with Sustainability Office to modify and improve operations. Ensure that the Department utilizes environmentally sustainable products and practices in all aspects of its operation. Assist with move-in and move-out material collection and the disposition of surplus and usable items into the community.
  • Initiate work orders for building and equipment repairs and utilize the CMMS to track work to bill non-maintenance services. Coordinate and supervise outside contractors related to cleaning, event support and other areas as needed.
  • Ensure adequate supplies are maintained for cleaning and lighting in buildings and custodial equipment is maintained in a working state of repair. Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minumum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years of related experience in a managerial position for custodial/housekeeping operations is required. In addition to a valid Ohio state driver’s license, person must be insurable through the University carrier.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to work with a diverse population are required. Proven ability to lead, manage, motivate, develop, and evaluate staff. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with campus constituents. Individual must be highly motivated, flexible, dependable and have an eye for detail. Individual must possess a calm demeanor and have the ability to solve problems as they arise.

Preferred Qualificaitons:

  • Previous experience in providing event support services; experience in a college or university environment; work loading analysis using APPA Staffing guidelines or similar tools;
  • Certification from a related organization;
  • Experience in team based cleaning and creation of service level agreements.
Posted:
07/10/2017

Basic Function: Administer specific Linux/Windows servers and the infrastructure services they provide as an integral part of a small team of systems and network engineers. Services include identity and access management, directory services, customer support, digital asset management, and endpoint security. Work on transformation of the current I&O environment to adopt modern approaches such as IaaS, containerization, process automation, support of agile cloud-based solutions, etc.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Administer virtual and physical Linux and Windows servers, and their associated services, such as directory services, IAM, web, wireless authentication, Windows updates, endpoint/client management, event scheduling, digital display, and asset management services.
  • Assist with administration of physical appliances, such as SAN, disk backup, VMware, blade chassis, VPN, etc.
  • Maintain and manage campus endpoint security services, work with desktop support team to ensure effective operation of anti-virus software.
  • Write Linux shell and Windows scripts to automate system administration tasks, user account creation and de-provisioning, support service desk troubleshooting tools.
  • Function as secondary systems/network administrator for other IT infrastructure systems, such as file/print, G Suite, etc.
  • Provide client support as necessary.
  • Monitor system performance and security.
  • Develop and maintain documentation covering essential job functions.
  • Work closely with other functional areas within IT to identify, implement, and support effective technology solutions.
  • Communicate with vendors and peers to keep abreast of emerging products, technologies, and services.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • The individual in this position should be available outside of normal work hours to assist in emergency events. As a result, it is expected to be reachable, within reason, via mobile device.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in an IT/CIS or related field
  • At least two years of related experience in information technology field
  • Expert knowledge of Linux OS and experience scripting system administration tasks
  • Experience with Windows server administration and troubleshooting
  • Experience with scripting languages, such as Perl, Python, Windows, and Linux shell
  • A solid understanding of operating system fundamentals and diagnostics related to memory utilization, file systems, logical volumes, RAID configurations, and networking
  • Strong technical background, analytical and problem-solving skills, and communication abilities
  • Must work well independently and with others of varying technical skills levels

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with RH, CentOS, SuSE, and system management tools like Puppet, Chef or SaltStack
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, HTTP and SMB protocols
  • Familiarity with directory, authentication and file/print services, such as eDirectory, OpenLDAP, FreeRADIUS, OES, CUPS/iPrint, etc
  • Experience administering Apache web server and common web applications (WordPress, Apache proxy, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining system integration and automation tools using shell scripts and other scripting languages
  • Project planning and implementation experience
  • Experience with Windows and/or Macintosh workstation administration
  • Administration experience on McAfee ePO server
  • Experience with server virtualization technologies (VMware, etc.)
  • Experience with hyperconverged and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) technologies
  • Industry recognized certification in relation to job duties
  • Evidence of personal focus on refreshing knowledge and learning new skills relevant to the field
Posted:
07/10/2017

Denison University invites applications for a visiting faculty position in Computer Science for a three year term, to begin in August 2017. Candidates must have earned at least a Masters degree (or ABD) in Computer Science or a closely related field; a Ph.D. is preferred. (Individuals without a Ph.D. will be assigned the rank of Instructor.) We are seeking an energetic and dynamic teacher who is committed to teaching a variety of undergraduate CS courses in a liberal arts setting and mentoring undergraduate students.

Denison offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package; for more details, please see the faculty handbook, hosted at http://denison.edu/forms/faculty-handbook. Visiting faculty are encouraged to maintain active research programs; Denison will support the research and teaching of the successful candidate with professional development funds of $3,000 per year. The teaching load for this position is 5 courses per year.

To apply, please go to https://employment.denison.edu and submit

  • a cover letter speaking to the areas mentioned above 
  • a curriculum vita 
  • transcripts of graduate work (unofficial acceptable for applications) 
  • a statement on your teaching philosophy, experience and effectiveness, including how you will engage with and foster diversity on campus
  • evidence of effective teaching, including teaching materials and evaluations (if available, upload to Optional Documents 1, 2, 3) )
  • a statement on your current and future research program
  • 3 references, at least 1 of which must address your teaching effectiveness or potential

We will begin reviewing applications on January 2, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted:
07/10/2017

Denison University seeks an active artist/scholar who works within African Diaspora/Africanist traditions to join a vibrant dance program at a private liberal arts college. Successful candidates are expected to be excellent teachers, to maintain a productive, ongoing research agenda, and to contribute actively to the continued growth of the department and the college.

We seek a dance educator who will bring an interdisciplinary 21st century perspective to courses in movement practice, creative inquiry, and dance theory for a tenure track position in the Department of Dance. The successful candidate must be able to teach two or more of the following areas of theoretical/creative inquiry: dance composition/improvisation, cultural studies in dance history, somatic practices, and/or movement analysis, and bring a rigorous physical practice rooted in Africanist cultural aesthetics. (For those seeking to teach sub disciplines in which there are certification programs, our preference is for a certified candidate.) The teaching load of 20 credits per year (parsed in 2 credit and 4 credit courses) is expected to include creating original, cultural, or reconstructed choreographic works on student performers. Student mentoring is an expectation at Denison, where student and faculty relationships are prioritized.

Writing is an important initiative for the university, thus experience teaching writing in the discipline of dance will be a plus. With the University’s current internationalization initiative, we welcome a colleague who can bring an international scope to our campus through new or developing relationships. Preference may be given to candidates who bring these experiences to the position.

Our colleague will be expected not only to be an excellent teacher but also to maintain a clear research agenda that demonstrates growth and development over time, producing peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative work that contributes to his/her/their field of expertise.

This colleague will be expected to contribute to a collaborative and team-based environment, with a small faculty of three whose aim is to sustain, develop, and grow the department. In addition to responsibilities to his/her/their own teaching and scholarly agenda, the successful candidate will also be expected to participate actively in the administrative and curricular vision of the department and serve the greater community of the college and/or the discipline in various ways.

Qualifications
M.F.A. or Ph.D. in dance, or where dance is a primary focus. Degree expected at time of application or official notification that the degree has been conferred by the start of the appointment, August 2018. Demonstrated evidence of successful university teaching for diverse student populations in various levels of African, African American and/or African diaspora dance forms, and in two or more of the theory lines listed above.

Posted:
05/19/2017

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2018. Ph.D. in Sociology by August 2018 is required. We seek a sociologist whose work is both empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated. Desired areas of expertise in research and skills are in quantitative methodology (especially in descriptive and inferential statistics) and in large scale datasets. Additional expertise from a global perspective should include one of the following three foci: 1.) stratification 2.) crime and law or 3.) social justice. Our preference is for research related to Latin America (broadly speaking) or other regional areas that do not reproduce existing expertise within the department. Ability to teach within a combined anthropology and sociology curriculum and a strong commitment to liberal arts education are necessary. Candidates must be able to teach quantitative research methods and data analysis to undergraduates, a combined introductory course in anthropology and sociology, and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the department.