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


POSITION:  Vice President and Dean of Student Life

DEPARTMENT:  Student Life

FLSA:  Exempt

REPORTS TO:  President

POSITION SUMMARY:

Westminster College seeks applicants or nominations for the critical position of Vice President and Dean of Student Life.  The Dean reports directly to the President and is administratively responsible for the following areas: Career Development, the Wellness Center (Physical and Mental Health), Spiritual Life, Residential & Greek Life, Student Involvement, Service Learning, and the Diversity Center. The position requires a leader to continue to build the positive momentum in our student programs and services.

Full description for the Vice President and Dean of Student Life position


POSITION:  Associate Director of International Admissions

DEPARTMENT:  Admissions Office

FLSA:  Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Director of Admissions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The position will focus primarily on the planning, implementing, and evaluating of recruitment activities for international students, pursuing both degree and non-degree programs.  Primary responsibilities will be to continue to strengthen the existing international student population of 16% through admission and recruitment efforts.  These efforts include statistical analysis, market segmentation, alumni support, travel, and academic evaluation.  The associate director of international admissions works closely with the Director of Admission to develop strategies for international recruitment that are consistent with Westminster’s mission and goals. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with non-English speakers and individuals with diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Through heavy use of outgoing contacts via phone, email, social media, etc., the counselor cultivates, engages, grades, persuades and closes prospective students. Always qualifies conversation and generates next steps (application, enrollment deposit, FAFSA, housing application, registration, etc.).
  • Determine and communicate admission decisions for international students. Process or oversee the process of SEVIS and other US Department of Homeland Security requirements, to include I-20s, and all other related and required such documentation. 
  • Leads group information sessions and also meets one-on-one with parents and prospective students to provide information and assist in the application process; gives campus tours
  • After receipt of application materials, determines and informs students of acceptance and award of possible scholarships. Reviews files for acceptance and presents admission recommendation to admissions committee. 
  • Develops, maintains and delivers an ongoing communication flow with prospective students in conjunction with the office of admissions marketing communication flow.
  • Researches, plans and executes fall and spring travel for recruitment, by evaluating previous years' productivity; coordinates travel plans with college and guidance counselors; meets with prospective students at educational fairs to inform them about the college, i.e. application process, scholarships, financial aid, majors, campus activities and on-campus housing. 
  • Cultivate relationships with alumni, guidance counselors and other constituents in the territory to assist with the recruitment process. 
  • Performs other site and position specific functions as assigned. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Experience:  A minimum of 3 year of experience in a college/university setting with prior international recruitment experience.

Skills:  Ability to maintain a calm and professional atmosphere in a busy and dynamic environment; clear, concise  written and verbal communication skills; time management skills, must be a team player with the ability to work well with a variety of staff with different work styles and project priorities, should be a quality-minded self-starter; should appreciate how essential confidentiality is.  Valid driver’s license and ability to travel internationally without restriction. 

Essential:  Permitted, willing, and able to travel internationally for extended periods of time.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  •  International travel is required.
  • Working some evenings and weekends is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your application, cover letter, and resume with a list of three professional references to:lisa.reffett@westminster-mo.edu or Westminster College, Attn: Lisa Reffett, Associate Vice President, Chief HR Officer, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton MO 65251. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Westminster College is an inclusive institution.  Westminster does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulation.


POSITION: Director of Admissions

DEPARTMENT: Admissions

FLSA: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position will provide key leadership in the office of admissions and manage the day-to-day operations of admissions personnel. The director will be responsible for but not limited to admissions, including and not limited to recruiting, process and administrative operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Administer and coordinate all phases of student recruitment.
2. Supervise admissions staff under the umbrella of Enrollment Management.
3. Plays a critical senior-level leadership role with the Undergraduate Admissions Office and manages a talented staff.
4. He/She will perform statistical analysis as needed for the purposes of research or to help project yield models.
5. This person works closely with parents, students, counselors and school officials, campus partners, academic departments, and external constituents to meet the short and long-term goals of the Office of Admissions.
6. He/she will assist in efforts to recruit a diverse student population. Assist in the awarding of students’ financial aid.
7. The Director of Admissions manages and participates in the strategic planning and implementation of recruitment programs and activities, marketing plans, technology, and office goals that encompass the recruitment of freshmen, transfers, international students, and underrepresented students and the review of their applications.
8.This person serves on Westminster committees and takes an active role in professional organizations. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, goal-oriented, and attentive to detail, well organized, able to manage multiple priorities and work well under pressure.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

• Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, master’s preferred

• Experience: Five years of experience in admissions.

• Skills: Ability to maintain a calm and professional atmosphere in a busy and dynamic environment; clear, concise written and verbal communication skills; time management skills, must be a team player with the ability to work well with a variety of staff with different work styles and project priorities,

The ideal candidate will be well-organized, comfortable with data and research.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Admissions office personnel, including but not limited to admissions counselors and administrative personnel.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Other duties as assigned.

EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:

Must be able to operate the computer and all of the associated software used at the college, including Jenzabar and PowerFAIDS, 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 manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machine, calculators, telephone, and office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. Requires working some evenings and weekends.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Climate controlled building and private office.

About Westminster College:

Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private, selective, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college. Our curriculum focuses on preparing students to succeed within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in. Students are challenged and guided by expert faculty to evolve into the capable leaders and confident difference-makers they are meant to be.

It shall be the mission of Westminster College to educate and inspire all its students through a distinctive liberal arts curriculum and a dynamic developmental experience, to challenge them to be critically aware, life-long learners and leaders of character, committed to the values of integrity, fairness, respect, and responsibility; and to prepare them for lives of success, significance, and service.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your application, cover letter, and resume with a list of three professional references to:jessica.langdon@westminster-mo.edu or Westminster College, Attn: Jessica Langdon, Human Resources, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton MO 65251. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Westminster College is an inclusive institution.  Westminster does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulation.


POSITION: Director of Operations, National Churchill Museum

DEPARTMENT: National Churchill Museum

FLSA: Exempt Employee

REPORTS TO: Office of the President

POSITION SUMMARY:

The successful candidate will be capable of managing and improving all aspects of the Museum’s operations while providing an important resource to the College’s legacy. The candidate will have management and operations experience, be entrepreneurial, and will be expected to contribute to marketing, and operational activities. This role requires that the Director of Operations work directly with the Office of the President and Executive Director both to set priorities and to ensure their successful implementation. This individual needs also to be comfortable addressing groups and adept at interacting with a broad cross section of the Museum’s wider constituency including Museum members, Trustees, Museum visitors, community partners and current and prospective donors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.Ensure the proper execution of the Museum budget by assisting the Office of the President and Executive Director in planning, programming, developing, and supervising the annual budget by maintaining and/or tracking all Museum financial records.

2.Oversees and provides direction regarding departmental budget planning and implementation and approves, in consultation with the President’s Office, of all spending of Museum funds. Oversees implementation of Museum budget and approves all spending in accordance with priorities set in consultation with the Office of the President and Executive Director.

3.Leads program development to increase the number of visitors to the Museum and coordinates and participates in the Museum’s efforts to market its activities more widely.

4.Works with the business and development offices of the college to provide for continuing operations of the Museum by monitoring all financial records and accounting data relating to Friends of the Museum; by ensuring all donations are received, processed, deposited, and credited properly to the Museum; by maintaining accurate records of the status of Museum funds; by supervising the expenditure of restricted and non-restricted funds; and by advising the President’s Office regarding any issue pertaining to the Museum endowment.

5.Ensure efficient daily operation of the Museum by maintaining continuous coordination with all College agencies.

6.Assists the Marketing Manager in providing for adequate part-time and volunteer staffing of the Museum by supervising the hiring, training, work scheduling, and work performance of student employees, museum docents and other volunteers; manages a well-executed training program with close supervision, and, when necessary, being on-call during non-office hour time.

7.Ensures the efficient use and scheduling of all Museum facilities by serving as the single point of contact for scheduling all events; by maintaining an up to date calendar of all events in Museum facilities; by determining (in conjunction with the Office of the President ) appropriate fees, compensation, and reimbursement for the use of Museum facilities; by scheduling the supervision or participation in these events by appropriate Museum staff (full-time, part-time, and volunteer); and by planning and executing special events and functions in support of the Museum.

8.Assists the Marketing Manager to enhance and improve gift shop/retail traditional and online operations by analyzing purchases and buying patterns; by assessing the profitability of items and adjusting inventory, as necessary; by training and supervising student employees; by overseeing the daily operations of the gift shop; by conducting inventories, as required; by maintaining accurate financial records of retail operations; by purchasing appropriate items for resale; and by introducing and executing innovative sales programs.

9.Monitors emerging trends and best practices in the field of museum management.

Assists with the implementation of museum education and exhibit programs developed by the Curator of Collections and Exhibits and the Curator of Education and Outreach according to established priorities of the Executive Director.]

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/ Business Management/ Museum Studies or related field required. Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: A minimum of two years in positions of progressive responsibility in office management, business management, not-for-profit management or museum management is required.

Skills:
•Strong organizational skills are required.

•Must possess leadership and management skills to operate a 7-day a week operation

•Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

•Must demonstrate software skills in Microsoft Excel and have a current online presence in some social media sites.

•Must have ability to accurately track and manage multiple projects simultaneously

•Evidence of success in strategic planning, introducing and managing change in complex environments, budget planning and administration, and evidence-based assessment.

•Must have the ability to think about problems and be creative in thinking about solutions as well as resolute in their implementation.

•Appreciation of the role of museums in higher education and American culture is desirable.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Manage a staff of 3-4 employees and 5-10 student volunteers

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Represent the National Churchill Museum at meetings, conferences and other events

2.Work closely with Executive Director of National Churchill Museum.

3.Serve as liaison to the board of the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Friends of Churchill.

4.Other duties as directed by the Office of the President

EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:

Must be able to operate the computer and all associated software used by the Museum and Westminster College, to include all computer programs and software necessary to maintain the budget and all financial records. 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 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 daily in a typical office setting, although this exempt position may require some weekend and evening work, including participation in social activities and Museum and/or College events. Supervision responsibility of the 7 day-a-week operation of Museum may require remaining on-call during non-office hours.

Westminster College is an inclusive institution. Westminster does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulation.

About Westminster College:

Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private, selective, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college. Our curriculum focuses on preparing students to succeed within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in. Students are challenged and guided by expert faculty to evolve into the capable leaders and confident difference-makers they are meant to be.

It shall be the mission of Westminster College to educate and inspire all its students through a distinctive liberal arts curriculum and a dynamic developmental experience, to challenge them to be critically aware, life-long learners and leaders of character, committed to the values of integrity, fairness, respect, and responsibility; and to prepare them for lives of success, significance, and service.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your application, cover letter, and resume with a list of three professional references to:jessica.langdon@westminster-mo.edu or Westminster College, Attn: Jessica Langdon, Human Resources, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton MO 65251. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Westminster College is an inclusive institution.  Westminster does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulation.

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