Professional Staff 

Below you will find all open professional staff positions.  If nothing appears, there are no available listings. Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Listing:

Director of Alumni Engagement

Executive Director, National Churchill Museum

Interim Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer

Director of Development

Job Title:
Director of Alumni Engagement
Job Type:
Full-Time Staff

Job Summary:
The Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive plan of programs and projects that strategically engage and provide tangible benefits to alumni, current and prospective students, and the greater Westminster College community. Serving as an ambassador, the Director of Alumni Engagement collaborates with colleagues in campus-wide offices, including (but not limited to) Enrollment Services, Student Life and Institutional Advancement, to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advances the mission and goals of the College.
Required Qualifications:
• Education: Bachelor’s Degree • Experience: A minimum of three years in alumni relations or external affairs is preferred along with a thorough understanding of ‘best practices’ for engaging alumni in a meaningful manner. Experience with working with volunteers is preferred. Proven communication skills – ability to establish and maintain relationships with faculty, staff, student, alumni and friends of the College. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. • Skills: Ability to assume role as a self-starter. Maintain a high level of professionalism and understanding of ethical standards when handling confidential information. Ability to strategize, create and build constituent programs with the goal of “volunteer ownership” of the program. Ability to work as a team member as well as independently to complete projects.
Preferred Qualifications:
 
 
 
Job Description:
Essential Functions: •Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the College’s strategic plan, as well as the goals of any fundraising campaigns. •Implement and promote integrated alumni volunteer plan to increase alumni volunteerism. •Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications. •Educate students, especially graduating seniors, about alumni benefits and engage them in programs. •Partner with Enrollment Services to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process; partner with the Dean of Student Affairs to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni. •Collaborate closely with development colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts. •Provide staff support to the Alumni Council and the Parents’ Association to help guide their efforts to engage more alumni and families in meaningful activities. •Provide support for the selection and training of alumni mentoring program. •Provide oversight to the Student Ambassadors as they fulfill their responsibilities “to ensure the establishment and maintenance of a strong relationship between the college and its constituents.” Equipment To Be Used: Computer and all associated college authorized or approved software. Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machine, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. Working Conditions: Work is in a typical office setting.
How To Apply:
To apply send cover letter, resume and application including the names of three professional references to: Lisa.reffett@westminster-mo.edu Deadline for submission is June 25, 2014. EOE


Job Title:
Executive Director, National Churchill Museum
Job Type:
Full-Time Staff

Job Summary:
The Executive Director reports to the President, Westminster College, and serves as the leader of the National Churchill Museum and is solely responsible for supervising all aspects of the Museum’s operation, to include: leadership, mission, vision, strategic planning, management, finance and budgeting, fundraising, facilities maintenance, retail operations, special activities, and programs, including the College’s Museum Studies Program. The Executive Director, National Churchill Museum, also serves on the Westminster College cabinet and provides appropriate advice, representation and support to the President and to several committees and subcommittees of Westminster College and its Board of Trustees. The Executive Director will work closely with the College cabinet to advance the educational goals of the College, to actively support development and fundraising activities of the Museum and College, to ensure financial and budget activities of the Museum are coordinated with the college, and to support college programs. The Executive Director will also hold the position of Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Endowed Professor of Churchill Studies and will be expected to teach at least one course each year.
Required Qualifications:
JOB REQUIREMENTS: •Education: An advanced degree in Modern History or a discipline related to Anglo-American Studies suitable for an endowed professorship; an earned doctorate is preferred. •Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in leadership and management, strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, and marketing of not-for-profit museums and/or historic sites, or institutes in a closely related field. Experience in higher education and a record of publications and scholarship suitable to an endowed professorship. Knowledge of relevant organizations and bodies in the United Kingdom, given the aims and intentions of the Museum, is also significant. •Skills: Strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communications skills are required. -Strong business and financial management skills—planning, programming, budgeting—are required. -Must possess strategic planning, fundraising, and marketing skills. -Must have ability to interact with all constituencies of the College (internal and external). -Must have ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. -Must have ability to communicate with and comfortably interact with the media. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct oversight and supervision of the following positions: -Assistant Director, National Churchill Museum -Curator-Archivist, National Churchill Museum -Director of Development, National Churchill Museum -Education and Public Programs Coordinator, National Churchill Museum -Museum Store and Front Desk Manager, National Churchill Museum -Executive Assistant to the Churchill Museum and Library
Preferred Qualifications:
Job Description:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Ensure the successful and continuing operation and improvement of the National Churchill Museum by supervising all activities, by developing and implementing strategic plans, and by assisting in capital and program fund raising initiatives in support of the Museum. 2. Maintain and further develop the Museum’s national and international reputation as the center for Churchill scholarship and Anglo-American studies through forging and maintaining links with the wider academic community and relevant organizations both in the USA and UK. 3. Engage the wider Churchill world through close coordination with the Board of Governors of the Association of Churchill Fellows and other national and international Churchill entities. 4. Maintain close coordination with the National Churchill Museum Committee of the College Board of Trustees to develop and implement improvements to the Museum and enhance its daily operations. 5. Ensure the Museum staff (full-time, part-time and volunteer) is qualified and motivated to achieve the mission, goals, and objectives of the Museum by hiring, supervising, organizing, developing and evaluating all personnel. 6. Manage the annual budget for the Museum by preparing, coordinating, submitting, and supervising its execution. 7. Develop and maintain high visibility and a favorable public image by communicating effectively and regularly with internal and external constituencies, by representing the Museum at meetings, conferences, etc., for both internal and external constituencies and organizations, and by planning, organizing, preparing, and executing special events and programs (such as the Kemper Lecture) at the Museum. 8. Ensure the proper maintenance of Museum records of memberships, donors, collections, and events by supervising, counseling, developing and verifying subordinates’ operations. 9. Serve as the Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Endowed Professor of Churchill Studies by coordinating with the Department of History to teach a minimum of one course per year (either classroom-based or on-line) related to Churchill’s life and legacy and Anglo-American studies, and by supervising the Museum’s contribution to the College’s Museum Studies Program. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Represent the National Churchill Museum to external constituencies, organizations and media 2. Work closely with College Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer with regards to budget, financial services, maintenance, etc. 3. Work closely with the College Vice President for Institutional Advancement with regards to fundraising, donor recognition, annual fund, and capital campaign. 4. Serve as an ex officio member of the Association of Churchill Fellows and provide administrative support to its Board of Governors. 5. Accomplish other duties as directed by the President, Westminster College, and the College Board of Trustees EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Must be able to operate the computer and all associated software used by the National Churchill Museum and Westminster College. Must be able to operate other office machines, as appropriate to the duties of the position, to include: fax machine, telephone, copier. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires standing, sitting, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50-75 pounds, if necessary, to assist in setting up museum exhibits, maintaining Museum and museum artifacts, rearranging exhibits and office space, preparing Museum and Church of St. Mary for special events and programs, and managing gift shop operations. WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in a typical office setting, although the position requires frequent travel (both domestic and international) to attend meetings, conferences, fund-raisers, special events, and lectures, and includes hotel stays and other associated travel requirements. This exempt position may require some weekend and evening work, including participation in social activities and Museum and/or College events.
How To Apply:
Applications, nominations, or confidential inquiries concerning this search may be sent by email to Meda Young, Administrative Assistant, National Churchill Museum: meda.young@westminster-mo.edu. The Search Committee will begin its review of candidates in late June 2014 with the intent of the new Executive Director being appointed in late summer/early fall 2014. Westminster College is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community and is an EEO Employer.


Job Title:
Interim Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer
Job Type:
Full-Time Temporary Staff

Job Summary:
BACKGROUND Westminster College seeks an experienced business and finance professional to serve as Interim Vice President for Business and CFO for a period of twelve to twenty-four months. The College is undergoing a presidential transition and plans to fill this position on a permanent basis after the new president is installed. The Business Office has a strong team in place; therefore, the Interim Vice President for Business and CFO is expected to provide executive-level oversight of the business and finance functions and supervision of the staff. The Interim Vice President for Business and CFO is not expected to be considered as a candidate to fill the position on a permanent basis. POSITION SUMMARY: The Interim Vice President serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the College and is responsible for directing the College’s mission, vision, and strategic objectives by developing, monitoring, evaluating, and enforcing plans, controls, and results in the following areas: budgets, external audits, risk management, information technology, the physical plant and campus safety, personnel, mail and printing, and auxiliary services. The Vice President also serves on the College Cabinet and provides staff support to the President and several committees and subcommittees of the Board of Trustees.
Required Qualifications:
JOB REQUIREMENTS: •Education: An appropriate bachelor’s degree is required; an MBA (or the equivalent) and CPA are highly desirable. •Experience: A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in a college business and financial management setting or the equivalent. Having relevant direct experience serving in an interim executive financial management position is desirable, but not required. •Skills: Strong leadership, planning, organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are required. •Must have strong skills in the areas of strategic planning, quantitative, and financial analysis. •Must have ability to interact with all constituencies of the College – internal and external. •Must have ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. •Must be capable of managing and motivating individuals in different areas of the College. •Must have ability to manage continuous business process improvements. •Must exhibit and insist upon attention to detail and accuracy. •Must exhibit and emphasize high energy, timeliness and goal achievement. •Must exhibit the highest levels of integrity and credibility.
Preferred Qualifications:
Job Description:
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct oversight and supervision of the following positions: •Associate Vice President for Business and Controller - Director of Human Resources and Compensation - Budget Accountant/Manager •Executive Director of Information Technology •Executive Director of Plant Operations •Bookstore Director •Mail and Printing Services Director •Executive Assistant to VPB and CFO OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Work closely with the Dean of Student Life in dealings with the outsourced food services at the College (i.e., contract negotiations, setting prices, etc.) and managing billing, collection, and other services for Greek housing. 2. Work closely with the Executive Director of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library with regards to budgets, financial services, maintenance, etc. 3. Work closely with the Vice President for Development with regards to support of endowment and annuity funds, fundraising, donor relations, annual fund, and capital campaign. 4. Work closely with the Dean of Enrollment Services with regards to support of College enrollments, tuition deposits, and student billings and financial aid. 5. Accomplish other duties as directed by the President, Westminster College. EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Must be able to operate the computer and all the associated software used at the college, and other office machines such as the fax, calculator, and telephone. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in a typical office setting.
How To Apply:
Please send a cover letter of interest, your resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to: lisa.reffett@westminister-mo.edu or Westminster College, ATTN: Ms. Lisa Reffett, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251. Review of application will begin in mid-July, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


Job Title:
Director of Development
Job Type:
Full-Time Staff

Job Summary:
The Director of Development will manage a portfolio of approximately 100-125 prospects, including the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts. The incumbent will travel to assigned geographic territories (statewide and nationally) to build and advance strong personal and professional relationships with current and prospective donors, alumni, parents, and friends of the College. This position works collaboratively with colleagues in the Institutional Advancement office to devise overall strategic planning for the College’s departmental fundraising initiatives, and independently to develop donor relationships and to solicit gifts. Additionally, this person will work with campus leaders on a regular basis.
Required Qualifications:
Job Requirements: •Education: A four-year degree from an accredited college or university is required. •Experience: A minimum of three years in fund raising, alumni relations or external affairs is preferred. •Skills: Proven communication skills – ability to establish and maintain relationships with faculty, staff, student, alumni and friends of the College. Strong appreciation for the mission and values of a liberal arts education. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and writing skills, as well as the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Preferred Qualifications:
Job Description:
POSITION: Director of Development DEPARTMENT: Institutional Advancement FLSA: Exempt REPORTS TO: Vice President for Institutional Advancement Position Summary: The Director of Development will manage a portfolio of approximately 100-125 prospects, including the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts. The incumbent will travel to assigned geographic territories (statewide and nationally) to build and advance strong personal and professional relationships with current and prospective donors, alumni, parents, and friends of the College. This position works collaboratively with colleagues in the Institutional Advancement office to devise overall strategic planning for the College’s departmental fundraising initiatives, and independently to develop donor relationships and to solicit gifts. Additionally, this person will work with campus leaders on a regular basis. Essential Functions: • The Director of Development will work match donor interests with institutional priorities, develop funding proposals, and negotiate gifts. • Motivate and support volunteers for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship calls. • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the College’s fundraising priorities including academic and extra-curricular programs. • He or she will work to secure major and campaign gifts and meet agreed upon metrics. • Create and execute fundraising plans that utilize best practices in major giving including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors. • Assist with other development projects as needed and directed. Job Requirements: •Education: A four-year degree from an accredited college or university is required. •Experience: A minimum of three years in fund raising, alumni relations or external affairs is preferred. •Skills: Proven communication skills – ability to establish and maintain relationships with faculty, staff, student, alumni and friends of the College. Strong appreciation for the mission and values of a liberal arts education. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and writing skills, as well as the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. Equipment To Be Used: Computer and all associated college authorized or approved software. Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 25 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machine, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. Working Conditions: Work is in a typical office setting.
How To Apply:
To apply send cover letter, resume and application including the names of three professional references to: Lisa.reffett@westminster-mo.edu Deadline for submission is August 29, 2014. EOE