OPEN POSITIONS AT PCA&D

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PCA&D is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster, a small “happening” city where the emerging contemporary and traditional arts scenes are thriving. Lancaster is a city of friendly neighborhoods where residents and guests experience the growing creative and entrepreneurial vibe. The city values cultural, ethnic and diverse lifestyles of residents and guests, and is located within driving distance of Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York.

PCA&D is a small private, independent college of art and design. The College is distinguished by its interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative exploration, and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. The College values diversity and has a growing record of academic achievement with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ+ students, and other underrepresented students.

PCA&D encourages diversity in hiring and welcomes and values applications from all people including, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities.

Leadership Role

PCA&D seeks a dynamic, experienced enrollment, admissions and marketing leader to join our leadership team as Dean of Admissions and Enrollment. This is an opportunity to have a great impact by creating and implementing a visionary and strategic enrollment management strategy, crafting inventive marketing and communications strategies while collaborating with PCAD’s administrative leadership, faculty, staff, students, alumni and Lancaster community.

The Dean will serve as the college’s strategic and operational leader in recruiting, admitting, retaining, and marketing to students as well as managing and communicating financial aid awards. The Dean will also be an essential part of the President’s collaborative leadership team. The Dean will assess, develop and implement strategic marketing, communications, and enrollment plans, aligning enrollment, financial aid, communications, and marketing with the College’s mission and vision. An openness to innovation, curiosity about the creative students of the present and the future is crucial, and ability to work closely and effectively with the President and other College Sr. Staff, Board of Trustees, alums, faculty, staff, and community are vital to success in this role. The Dean will join the leadership team of the President while reporting directly to the President.

The Dean must know best practices in successful marketing, student recruitment and admissions programs and understand financial aid management. Candidates who possess an in-depth understanding of contemporary market trends, interactive and social medial tools as an aspect of prospect development, engagement and influence as well as demonstrated experience leading a team with the intentional use of technology, utilizing data-driven decision making will be strong candidates for this role. To be successful, the Dean must possess excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop talented staff and manage transformation across the College.

 

The Dean will:

  • Develop a vision and strategy to grow enrollment in undergraduate, youth, continuing and professional studies programs
  • Establish priorities to develop a strategic enrollment and marketing plan
  • Leverage and help evolve the PCA&D brand as the College evolves
  • Lead the staff with traditional and innovative recruitment strategies and plans, based on opportunities and data
  • Establish and capitalize on the use of financial aid and marketing
  • Facilitate and support coordinated institutional communications within and outside of college
  • Improve the communications and integration of admissions and financial aid through team building, staff and professional development
  • Increase visibility to expand a diverse pool of qualified students and promote PCA&D
  • Build appropriate channels to engage volunteer leaders in the PCA&D alumnae community- in expanding PCA&D’s applicant pool
  • Enhance a growing partnership with the Academic Dean, Director of Continuing and Professional Studies, Dean of Student Services to support student success and retention
  • Expand the use of technology and data analytics.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated record of achievement in enrollment management, preferably in private, non-profit higher education
  • Advanced knowledge of recruiting and admissions marketing best practices
  • Experience in budget preparation and administration as well as success in financial aid modeling with ability to do clear quantitative reporting
  • A strong track record and skills in managing undergraduate admissions and financial aid programs at a tuition driven institution
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and trends with a strong aptitude for implementing systems, monitoring progress, and measuring achievement
  • A flexible, hands-on, and open management style that empowers staff, sets high expectations, and holds divisional colleagues accountable. A track record of managing, motivating, and mentoring team members to maximize individual and collective performance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumnae/i and the public
  • Collaborative, supportive, and strong leadership style
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Demonstrated creativity and willingness to take considered risks to accomplish the goals of the College
  • Background as a change agent with the vision and courage to break new ground and establish the highest standards of excellence while balancing the day-to-day needs of the college in a collegial atmosphere
  • Ability to become a trusted and respected partner of the College’s leadership team who is willing to listen and then gets things done
  • Strong organizational skills, adept at switching priorities without losing momentum, handling multiple tasks
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and project management skills to include the ability to diagnose critical areas of attention and stay focused, and then translate strategies into concrete action
  • Strong judgment and ability to exercise tact and sensitivity in dealing with complex situations and able to base decisions on the institution’s best interest, take action, and implement strategy within appropriate deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, verbal and design acumen and communications skills to articulate and explain complex issues to the President’s cabinet, faculty, trustees, students and other stakeholders
  • Integrity and high standards of professional conduct.

Required Knowledge, Education and Training:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • A minimum of 7 years of demonstrated progressive leadership in higher education management, admissions, financial aid, student retention, and marketing or advertising is ideal. Candidates that have a strong understanding of higher education recruitment and admissions that originate from professional marketing/communications careers will be considered.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices, national trends and developments in marketing, social media and admissions, retention and financial aid
  • Understanding of and an appreciation/commitment to fine art and design education, and the ability to effectively communicate the mission and values of the College to internal and external groups
  • A desire and ability to thrive in a small, but collaborative professional environment, in which leadership and engagement with the internal and external community can be motivating and empowering

Additional information
This is an exempt, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan plus 6% employer contribution after qualifying period, 20 days of vacation per year, 6 sick days and a minimum of 8 paid holidays annually.

To apply, please submit the following at jobs@pcad.edu and include “Dean of Admissions and Enrollment” in the Subject line of the email.

  • resume/CV,
  • cover letter, and
  • contact information for 3 references. (References will only be contacted after consultation with final candidates).

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled

 

General Summaries:

The Financial Aid and Registrar Assistant will assist and serve as primary backup for the Director of Financial Aid/Registrar. Assists with the student enrollment process, prepare student records and enforce the college’s policies and procedures. Will be responsible for assisting with internal and external financial aid rules, policies and procedures. The assistant will conduct a wide range of activities necessary for ensuring that students meet all eligibility requirements for awarding all federal, state, and institutional aid and will be the front line of intake for questions.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists with graduation/credit audits to ensure students are on track for graduation
  • Verifies student enrollment status to external sources
  • Maintains Student Enrollment database
  • Advise students with dropping and adding classes
  • Counsel students on academic policy and procedures
  • Assist with Graduation ceremony planning
  • Issues transcripts requests
  • Assist with Packaging Financial Aid for incoming and returning students
  • Counsel students and families with Financial Aid and funding options
  • Work with and help maintain Financial Aid Management System, PowerFAIDS
  • Help maintain the Net Price Calculation
  • Assist with PA State Grant (PHEAA) updates
  • Certify nonfederal Alternative Loans

 

Other Duties:

  • Assists the Director of Financial Aid/Registrar with daily Registrar and Financial Aid office responsibilities
  • Answer incoming phone calls and emails
  • Greet and work with students and families as needed
  • Help update letters and communications
  • Open House coverage
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience working in higher education preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics:

  • Ability to interpret complex policies and procedures
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel and Word a must
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate and manage; attention to details
  • Proficiency in computer and office software applications
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills to interact tactfully and courteously with students, parents and staff members
  • Excellent decision making and time management competence

 

Application Procedure: For full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume or CV  to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “Financial Aid/Registrar Assistant” in the Subject line of the email.

Note:  This is a temporary, full-time position through June 30, 2019, with a possible extension.

 

Gallery Director and Special Projects Coordinator

PCA&D is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Lancaster, a small “happening” city where the emerging contemporary and traditional arts scenes are thriving.  Lancaster is a city of friendly neighborhoods where residents and guests experience the growing creative and entrepreneurial vibe.  The city values cultural, ethnic and diverse lifestyles of residents and guests, and is located within driving distance of Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York.   

PCA&D is a small private, independent college of art and design. The College is distinguished by its interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative exploration, and interdisciplinary learning opportunities.  The College values diversity and has a growing record of academic achievement with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ+ students, and other underrepresented students.

PCA&D encourages diversity in hiring and welcomes and values applications from all people including, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities

Position Summary

This position is responsible for all aspects of gallery development, strategies, and management. It reports to the Academic Dean and supports presidential initiatives and development

Responsibilities

Manages all aspects of the Main Gallery and its extensions

  • Responsible for developing exhibitions in consultation with the Academic Dean, senior staff, faculty, and at times the community
  • Engages faculty and students in co-curricular engagement that connects the formal and informal exhibitions with the curriculum
  • Engages with students and faculty in coordinating the artwork selection and hanging of the annual Senior Show Exhibition
  • Curates exhibitions
  • Handles all exhibition arrangements including shipping and/or pick-up of artwork, insurance, signage, installation, return of artwork, etc
  • Plans and arranges for staffing of all gallery openings in accordance with institutional policies
  • Works with PR office for releases, production of gallery card and images for the card and signage
  • Works with all other appropriate offices to ensure gallery maintenance and security
  • Develops and manages the gallery budget
  • Monitors gallery usage and maintains the “Count Log”
  • Work with academic chairs to coordinate guest speaker events
  • Research and develop community engagement strategies at an institutional level
  • Support the Director of Development with appropriate development, donor and board events
  •  Other responsibilities as requested

Special Responsibilities

  • Provide the college and the President with support on special projects in attaining strategic goals and establishing new and larger networks/partnerships
  • Provide a supportive function to other areas of the college such as Public Relations, Development, and Marketing that would enhance the institutional goals for these areas
  • Focus, cultivate and develop relationships within the local community to increase the visibility and participation of the college in regional/city initiatives and planning.
  • Accelerate progress in these vital initiatives at the college

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please send a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, CV, and three references online to: jobs@pcad.edu (use Gallery Director in the subject line of the email)

 

Assistant Director/Director of Student Life

SUMMARY:
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) is a private, small college of more than 250 plus BFA students who are pursuing art as their life’s work. The Assistant Director/Director of Student Life is primarily responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of strategies and programs that enrich the PCA&D community on and off campus, as well as within the college’s housing facilities. The Assistant Director/Director of Student Life will report to the Dean of Student Services (DOSS) and work closely with the DOSS to implement PCA&D’s strategic initiatives.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBLITIES AND DUTIES INCLUDE:

Oversee all PCA&D housing facilities; coordinate the PCA&D Housing Referral Service; Advise Student Council; Facilitate the Student Organization Recognition Process; Coordinate annual campus traditions and events; Develop and implement leadership development strategies for student leaders; Oversee the Network to Success internship and job placement resource; Develop community partnerships to aid in the success of the position’s responsibilities; Oversee front line Student Conduct processes and procedures; as well as work with the DOSS to plan and implement all PCA&D transition programs including Onboarding, Orientation and the Fall Symposium. This position will work in support of the DOSS in triaging health & wellness, retention and safety concerns in partnership with pertinent PCA&D faculty and staff, as well as serve on the College’s emergency response team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master’s Degree required.
Experience: Two to five years of experience working with college students in leadership, housing, learning development, professional practices, student conduct and crisis management. Working with diverse groups, as well as the demonstrated ability to promote equity and inclusion has significant value. Art College and/or experience working at a small college is desirable. Appreciation for students’ work and the creative process is also desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Communicate effectively to all groups through both oral and written channels
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite desirable
  • Demonstrate tact, a positive attitude, courtesy and discretion in dealing with faculty, staff, students, high-level college officials and the public
  • Work independently, as well as function effectively in a team and within a diverse group of people
  • Experience with student activities and event planning
  • Exercise independent judgment in complex and new situations
  • Manage multiple, concurrent projects, and meet strict deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and willing to work in a changing environment
  • Broad knowledge of Title IX, Clery, and FERPA guidelines

Application Procedure: For full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume or CV  to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “Student Life” in the Subject line of the email.

 

 

Full Time Faculty Position – BFA Digital Media Program

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a full-time faculty member to join our recently established Digital Media department. The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide professional level teaching and instruction to prepare students for a successful career in a variety of technology-based art and design disciplines. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation. Experience with UE4 level design is highly preferred.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years as a working professional in animation, gaming, or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Expertise in 3-D software (Maya, Unreal Engine 4, Z-Brush, etc.)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Active industry presence and/or affiliation and participation in relevant professional organizations
  • College-level teaching experience highly preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
  • Attend department meetings, critiques, and/or events.
  • Assume additional departmental responsibilities a needed.

This is full-time position with benefits will require teaching three six-hour courses or 9 total credits per semester using high-end resources. Ongoing practice and scholarship in the profession is expected.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume or CV and samples of work to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “DM Faculty” in the Subject line of the email.

 

Part-time Instructor- Continuing Education

The Department of Continuing Education seeks a qualified instructor to teach HTML in the College’s Adult Continuing Education Program. The course is scheduled the Fall. All classes are held at PCA&D. Email jobs@pcad.edu with the subject line TEACH if interested.

 

Continuing Education adjunct instructors

The PCA&D’s Continuing Education department seeks qualified, experienced instructors for teaching art classes for kids, teens, and adults in 2-D, 3-D, and computer-based fields in a variety of media and class formats.

All media are welcome. The department is actively seeking expertise in the fields of illustration, comics, gaming, animation, robotics as kinetic sculpture, web user experience, responsive design.

Qualifications: BFA or MFA degree or equivalent professional background is required. Youth Instructors must have a valid K-12 teaching certificate.

*Youth classes meet on Saturday in the during the school year, and MondayFriday over the summer.

Interested parties should submit an email stating your interest, and area of expertise along with your resume to jobs@pcad.edu (subject line: Teach CE)

 

Continuing Education – Call for Workshops Proposals:

The Continuing Education Department is now accepting Workshop Proposals. Workshops within the Continuing Education Department meet for 3 hours in length, typically between 9am-12pm. All workshops are held at the college.

Workshops typically have 5-15 students.

Topic areas :

  • Art
  • Art and Science
  •  Social Media & Marketing
  • Art and community engagement
  • Art and Technology
  • Hands on… making workshops

If you’re interested in teaching a workshop, please submit the following information:

  • Your topic idea
  • Workshop outline (workshops are usually 3 hours in length)
    • Included in the outline should be at least one activity that involves student’s participation
  • Resume

Email all information to jobs@pcad.edu

Subject line: Teach CE

 

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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design does not discriminate against any individual for reason of disability, handicap, ancestry, race, color, age, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law in the admission of students, administration of programs, employment of faculty and staff, or any terms of instruction and employment.