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POSITION:
Marketing and Events Curator, National Churchill Museum

DEPARTMENT: National Churchill Museum

FLSA: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of the National Churchill Museum

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Marketing and Events Curator for the National Churchill Museum is primarily responsible for raising awareness among the public about the Museum and its programs and activities with the goal of increasing visitation to the Museum and its web site. Secondarily, the curator works with others to plan and execute events in the Museum’s annual calendar. While working closely with and reporting directly to the Executive Director of the Museum, the Curator will work closely with members of the Museum’s governing bodies, other Museum professional staff and student workers, and Westminster College staff to create and execute a comprehensive marketing and group travel program for the Museum and to plan and execute events, including the Museum’s annual lecture series, anniversary commemorations, college events in the Museum and Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, and facility rentals such as weddings.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The position is responsible for the Museum’s marketing program, including print, digital, and social media, and for planning and executing events for the Museum, including those in other locations.

Marketing

  • Develop annual marketing strategic plan and budget; execute the plan with advertising, social media, and other marketing materials.
  • Collect data on the impact of the various components of the marketing plan in order to understand visitation trends.
  • Manage the Museum’s social media platforms, web site, and blog.
  • Work with tourism bodies of Callaway County and the state of Missouri to promote the Museum.
  • Manage the Museum’s news and public relations in cooperation with Westminster College staff.
  • Develop materials and attend travel shows that focus on group travel and weddings; work with trade groups and travel companies to promote and book tours of the Museum.
  • Work with the Museum’s store manager to promote the physical store and its online presence.

Event Coordination

  • Working with the administrative office of the Museum, plan and execute major events for the Museum, including the annual Churchill Fellows Weekend and occasional fundraisers and other special events in Fulton and at other locations. Assist members of the Board of Governors in their work on special events.
  • Serve as wedding specialist to book weddings in the Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury, including management of the Museum’s marketing on wedding web sites and with other vendors.
  • Coordinate with the Curator of Education and Outreach the booking of school group visits and other educational groups.
  • Coordinate use of Museum facilities with various constituencies, especially Westminster College and its student organizations.
  • Maintain the Museum’s calendar of school and group tours, weddings, and other special events.

POSITION EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate work in marketing or project planning preferred.

Experience: Two years of experience in marketing required. May substitute specifically-relevant college coursework for one year of experience. Experience working in a museum or nonprofit environment preferred.

Required Skills: Demonstrated organizational and communication skills as well as proven ability to work with and motivate co-workers and volunteers. Knowledge of graphic arts and design software. Willingness and ability to travel and work some nights and weekends. Poise and ability to work in stressful situations while being tactful with Museum constituents, including VIPs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

As part of a small museum staff, the Curator must be willing to step in and perform other duties as assigned or needed in furtherance of the Museum’s mission.

EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:

Must be able to operate a computer and all associated software used by the National Church 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 50 to 75 pounds to assist in preparing the Museum and Church of St. Mary for special events and programs, and in setting up booth displays at travel and wedding trade shows and other offsite events.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work 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 College events.

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, Director of HR/Compensation, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton MO 65251. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE


POSITION: Enrollment Services Representative (Oklahoma/Texas)

DEPARTMENT: Enrollment Services

FLSA: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Director of Admissions

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position reports to the Director of Admissions and is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the College’s marketing and recruitment plan to achieve its enrollment goals primarily in the Oklahoma and Texas markets. Moreover, this position requires an energetic, hardworking person with good interpersonal and communication skills to implement the enrollment marketing activities of the College. This person will work closely with prospective students, their families, counselors, alumni and colleagues to develop and sustain relationships that will help the college achieve its recruitment goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Meet the enrollment goals for the Oklahoma/Texas market areas by preparing and executing an annual plan that will promote the College and attract prospective students. The plan will include fall and spring travel activities, special events, college fairs high school and personal visits within a well defined market area to ensure College visibility and territory coverage.
  2. Maintain regular contact and/or communication with prospective students, their families, and the high school 
    counselors throughout the recruitment process and provide accurate and appropriate information about the 
    College to all constituents.
  3. Ensure that the academic quality and personal character of student recruits meet Westminster standards for those recommended for review and admittance to the College, by personally reviewing student academic credentials, references and recommendations necessary for assessment prior to review by the Admissions Committee.
  4. Provide consultation and expert advice to management team for the designated region by maintaining accurate records of all recruitment activities for program evaluation and historical preservation.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience: One to three years experience in college admissions, sales or a related position.
  • Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills and marketing skills required; must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and self-disciplined, organized, flexible and creative; attentive to details; must be computer proficient and possess exceptional telemarketing skills.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Offer direction to student interns and/or student aids that may be assisting with designated projects.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be able to assist with selected Campus Visit Programs.
  • Provide counsel and support for inquiries and/or applicants from other states (not primary markets of responsibility).
  • Support other duties as assigned.

EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:

Must be able to operate standard office equipment and computer software for admissions programs. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and provide own vehicle.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Requires standing and sitting for extended periods of time, as well as normal bending and reaching. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines. Requires a normal range of hearing and vision. Requires lifting a travel case or materials up to 25 lbs. May also require driving long distances and the ability to navigate city traffic.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Typical office environment with considerable amount of time dedicated to territory travel. Access to Internet connection, personal computer and fax, business line and cell telephones.

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, Director of HR/Compensation, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton MO 65251. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE



POSITION: Director of the Diversity Center

Department: Student Life

FLSA: Exempt, Full-time, 12 month position.

Reports to: Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students (VPSA)

Position Summary:

The Director of the Diversity Center is responsible for the operations of The Diversity Center and plays a critical role in developing programming, awareness, and outreach efforts for students of all backgrounds, faiths, and orientations. The Diversity Center seeks to broaden awareness of diversity and social justice issues as well as provide support regarding multiple areas of diversity, which includes but is not limited to, international, multicultural, and gender/sexual orientation.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervise the operations of The Diversity Center, including the Westminster Fellow for Intercultural Engagement and student workers.
  2. Develop, evaluate and direct multicultural education programs and events that promote a diverse campus and engage students in developmental learning experiences. Provide leadership in developing collaborative efforts to plan campus-wide cultural events and diversity celebrations including, but not limited to: Hispanic Heritage Week, Native American Heritage Week, Kwanzaa Celebration, Black History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Chinese New Year, LGBT Pride Week, DisABILITY Awareness Week, etc.
  3. Supervise the logistical functioning of the Remley Women’s Center, as well as develop, evaluate and direct gender education programs, in conjunction with the Executive Director of the Wellness Center and Remley faculty advisor.
  4. Develop programs and services designed to increase the recruitment, retention, matriculation, and ultimate graduation of students designated as under-represented.
  5. Establish and maintain ongoing efforts to evaluate the quality of campus life for students of color and recommend appropriate solutions to address campus life issues and improve the overall quality of services and programs for traditionally underrepresented and international students.
  6. Serve as an advisor and/or mentor to the various clubs and organizations representing underrepresented populations: Black Student Association, African Union, Alliance, International Club, etc.
  7. Develop, facilitate, and maintain the Bagby/Pasley-Taylor and the Project Connect mentor programs, undergraduate mentoring programs for students of color, in conjunction with the Westminster Fellow for Intercultural Engagement.
  8. Work closely with Enrollment Management and Admissions to provide a seamless transition to college for students of color and diverse backgrounds.
  9. Counsel, advise, and consult with students, faculty, staff and alumni individually and collectively to embrace the importance of building an inclusive, appreciative, and welcoming environment.
  10. As a member of the Emerson Center on Leadership collaborative team, the Director will collaborate with other Student Life staff, including Residential & Greek Life, Spiritual Life, The Wellness Center, Athletics, Career Development, on the promotion of diversity and multicultural issues.
  11. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Advising International Students

  1. Serve as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) as a signature authority; issue legal documents, specifically I-20’s (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Visa); adjudicate or file petitions such as program extensions, work authorizations, etc.; write letters of good standing for visa, driver’s license, and other applications; and update & maintain SEVIS (Student Exchange & Visitor Information System) records for F-1 students.
  2. Counsel and advise international students on immigration, cross-cultural adjustment, and personal issues related to their stay in the United States.
  3. Ensure that Westminster offers programs and services relevant to international students by program planning, working with international students individually and as a group, and collaborating with the VP and Dean of Students, VP and Dean of Faculty, Enrollment Services, and faculty. Specifically, special programming for international students as related to compliance of the F-1 student visa program is required as necessary in fulfilling responsibilities as the Primary Designated School Official.
  4. Assist international students in their interactions with official US agencies and government officials (Social Security Administration, US Citizenship & Immigration Services, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, etc.).
  5. Aid in and assist in the development of orientation and on-going programming for international students as it relates to immigration matters and cultural adjustment, including a one-hour course on cultural adjustment (TNS 100) offered each semester.
  6. Coordinate student support programs, including programming for international students over College breaks and holidays
  7. Serve as the primary advocate for international students, and the primary point-of-contact for issues related to international students, including Student Response Team (SRT) efforts.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree; Earned Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Education, Student Affairs, International Studies, International Education or similar area preferred.
  • Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States (Required to perform duties of DSO)
  • Experience: 1-2 years’ experience in multicultural education, international student services, or student development preferred. Previous experience in student organizational advisement is a plus. Demonstrated experience and/or training with F visa regulations and procedures preferred.
  • Skills: Organizational and programming skills, effective communication skills (interpersonal, presentation and writing), innovative leadership skills and strong cultural sensitivity. Ability to self-motivate and work independently. Capacity to be a strong Student Life team member and ability to communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituents of the College. Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information. Ability to communicate and relate well with students from other cultures.
  • On-campus apartment or house may be available.

Other Responsibilities:
In the event that a typical programmatic offering for your area is in the format of an academic credit-bearing class that you would need to teach, you may teach a maximum of two hours (if individual classes) or 1 3-hour class per academic year without supervisor approval. Those 2-3 hours would be part of the job duties and not eligible for additional compensation, however, any approved hours taught beyond the 2-3 hours permitted would be eligible for additional compensation. If the opportunity arises to teach classes outside the Student Life program or department, those classes/hours must be approved in advance by the supervisor and would be eligible for additional compensation.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Student employees or interns

Equipment to be Used:
Must be able to use the computer network system which includes Microsoft Office and other software packages. Must be able to operate typical office equipment such as copy machine, telephone, and fax machine.

Typical Physical Demands:
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machine, calculators, the telephone, and office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. May also require activities such as setting up tables and chairs or other work related to preparing facilities.

Working Conditions:
Climate controlled building with private office at most times. This person will also be outside, in other buildings, and a variety of work situations. This position may/will require weekend and evening work.

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, Director of HR/Compensation, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton MO 65251. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE


POSITION:  Curator of Education and Outreach 

DEPARTMENT:  National Churchill Museum

FLSA:  Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director of the National Churchill Museum

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Curator of Education and Outreach is primarily responsible for the development, facilitation, and promotion of the Museum’s education and community outreach programs for diverse audiences of all age groups, including field trips and onsite and off-site programming. Working with the Curator of Collections and Exhibits, the Curator of Education and Outreach develops family learning spaces as components of temporary exhibits in the museum and teaches courses in Westminster College’s museum studies minor. Other responsibilities include: insuring the permanent exhibit space includes family-learning components; developing innovative classroom and online programs based on the life and legacy of Winston Churchill; serving as primary liaison between the Museum and Westminster College students and faculty as well as K-12 teachers and students; and seeking grant, donated, and other funding for education and outreach programs. The ability to communicate clearly and work effectively in a team-based environment is essential. Willingness to participate in other related duties is also important.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the NCM, promote the NCM’s onsite and outreach school and community programs with the goal of increasing the level of participation and the quality of educational experiences that serve the NCM’s mission and the needs of the NCM’s diverse constituents.
  2. Provide for the efficient and effective operations of the NCM’s school and community onsite and outreach programs.
  3. With the assistance of the Museum’s marketing staff, ensure the Museum’s educational purpose, programs, and activities are publicized through written and oral communications with appropriate Westminster staff, students, and faculty and through social media and other outlets to the general public.
  4. Build quality community relationships with local businesses and organizations.
  5. Train and manage NCM volunteers.
  6. Develop new programming and curriculum and update current programming and curriculum to support state standards and goals and for home-schooled students.
  7. In cooperation with the Curator of Collections and Exhibits and under the supervision of the Executive Director of the NCM and Department of History Chair, teach museum-related courses within the Museum Studies Minor at Westminster College.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Master’s degree in museum studies or public history with a focus on education and outreach programming in a historical institution.
  • Experience: Two years of experience working in museum educational programs is required; at least one year teaching experience at the college level preferred. Demonstrate that education and experience combine to allow the candidate to perform the essential job functions.
  • Skills: Strong organizational and management skills are required.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications abilities
    • Must possess the initiative and self-discipline to operate effectively without constant supervision
    • Must possess a valid driver license and be able to drive
    • Must be willing and able to get a Class E Missouri driver license (for field trips)

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directly supervises departmental volunteers and interns.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist as needed with special events at the NCM, including group tours, weddings, concerts, and lectures.
  • Other duties as directed by the Executive Director.

EQUIPMENT TO USE:

  • Must be able to operate the computer and all associated software used by the National Churchill Museum and Westminster College, to include all computer programs and software necessary to access, maintain, and administer the Museum’s school and community programming. Experience with Past Perfect is desirable.
  • Must be able to operate other office machines, as appropriate to the duties of the position, to include: fax machine, telephone, copier.
  • Will train to use the Churchill Museum POS retail system and Church of St. Mary sound system.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Requires standing, sitting, bending, and reaching.
  • May require lifting 10-20 pounds and assisting in putting up exhibits, program materials, and retail stock.
  • Requires walking and climbing stairs.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works daily in a typical office setting; this position requires some weekend and evening work.
  • Office is housed in Museum space below ground level with no windows.

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, Director of HR/Compensation, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton MO 65251. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

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