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

 

 

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.

 

Studio

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible future adjunct credit teaching positions. Positions will be filled on an as needed basis. The college has BFA programs in Digital Media, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography. Additionally, we are seeking resumes for our studio Foundation program.

 

General Responsibilities:

The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the Department Chair; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master degree preferred) from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience
  • College-level teaching experience highly preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Active affiliation and participation in relevant professional organization.
  • Active online presence with current examples of professional and personal work

 

Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Department at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design invites applications for adjunct and full-time faculty with specialized knowledge in the general humanities, art history, verbal and visual communications, social sciences, math, and sciences fields. Candidates must have a Masters degree in a field related to the subject being taught. At least two years of teaching experience at the higher education level preferred.

 

General Summary:

The Custodian is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the buildings on a daily basis. In completing these responsibilities, the Custodian must respond to the needs of faculty and staff in an efficient and timely manner. Position is supervised by Lead Custodian and reports to Director of Physical Plant.  Hours may vary according to the college/department needs;

Base hours: 5 days per week, 7.5 hours per days

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all floors and stairwells are swept, mopped, and vacuumed as needed
  • Ensure that all bathrooms (sinks, commodes, etc.) are cleaned and sanitized daily or as needed
  • Ensure that classroom equipment (desks, chairs, dry erase boards) are cleaned daily or as needed
  • Ensure that classrooms are arranged properly (chairs, tables, AV material, etc.) before classes
  • Ensure that trash bins and receptacles are emptied, cleaned, and liners replaced daily or as needed
  • Ensure that common area equipment (water fountains, microwaves, tables) are cleaned daily or as needed

Application Procedure: For full consideration, call 717-396-7833 ext. 1023 or please send an email declaring interest to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “Custodian” in the Subject line of the email.

 

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.

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

Interested parties should submit an email stating your interest, and area of expertise along with your resume to Amber Kane, Director of Continuing Education, jobs@pcad.edu

 

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

 

 

 

 

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.