OPEN POSITIONS AT PCA&D

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Registrar

General Summary:

The Registrar is the lead academic coordinator with a leadership role in an intimate college environment. This position has responsibility for all aspects of student registration and academic records. These include creating student plans of study, administering institutional academic policies, ensuring the completeness, accuracy, and security of student records and transcripts in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA); ensuring accurate and current enrollment data for reporting and planning purposes; coordinates the development of the academic master schedule. Additionally, the Registrar assumes responsibility for adhering to Title IX guidelines and inclusive practices.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintains student database
  • Serves as the official custodian of academic records, maintaining the integrity, accuracy and security of electronic and hard copy student records.
  • Ensure accurate and timely response to transcript requests
  • Assists Dean of Students with evaluation and awarding of transfer credit
  • Oversee management of degree audit system
  • Assist with the assignment of advisors
  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of new and existing systems of technology which will provide service to the College community

 

  • Coordinates the development of the Master class schedule
  • Working closely with the Academic Dean, department chairs and other relevant College staff, prepares the BFA academic schedule each semester.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Continuing Education to prepare C.E. semester course schedules.
  • Assigns academic space, coordinating class schedules with room assignment for best possible use of buildings and equipment.
  • Communicates with Academic Dean and department chairs to identify enrollment trends that affect staffing and other academic areas of need.

 

  • Processing and issuance of grades and grade changes
  • Coordinates the input and distribution of grades
  • Verifies the accuracy of grades

 

  • Administration of college academic policies
  • Determines honors based on academic standing including graduation honors and Deans’ list.
  • Enforces policies related to grading, grade changes, withdrawal, leaves of absence, probation and graduation requirements.

 

  • Serves as a main source of enrollment information regarding the College
  • Provides information required for various reporting purposes, including but not limited to IPEDs, HEADS, Middle States, PA Department of Education and the federal government.
  • Produces enrollment verification documents
  • Reports Act 48 attendance
  • Produces academic action reports and Deans’ List at end of each semester
  • Maintains historical data on enrollment for College
  • Assures that all FERPA regulations are met and provides training to College community on FERPA guidelines

 

  • Institutional Research:
  • Is responsible with other department heads for the completion of regular external compliance reporting
  • Must be able to extract, interpret and analyze student and related educational data for internal institutional planning on a regular basis
  • Will produce and disseminate a variety of institutional reports as needed

 

  • Other Responsibilites:
  • Serves as the custodian of the College seal
  • Prepares and administers the department budget for the Registrar’s Office.
  • Assists The Dean of Student Services in planning activities related to new student orientation
  • Is responsible for changes to and production of annual catalog and student handbook
  • Is reponsible for working with the Director of Student Activities to plan and coordinate Graduation activities.Serves as College representative to national and regional associations including but not limited to AACRAO and MASACRAO.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Five years experience in Higher Education Administration
  • In-depth experience in the management of a Student Data Information System

Application Procedure: For full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume or CV  to jobs@pcad.edu  and include “Registrar” 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.

 

Full Time Faculty Position – BFA Graphic Design Program

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a working professional to teach both the fundamentals of graphic/interactive design and the advanced skills sets needed for the print and web industries. Candidate must be proficient with industry-related software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and able to produce high quality, computer-based design and layout. Teaching experience and UX & UI design a plus.

Technical Skills for Web and Interactive instruction:
HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, Media Queries, Responsive Web, jQuery, Action script, PHP, WordPress, Adobe XD or Sketch, Invision. Balsamiq, Responsive frameworks

Minimum Bachelor Degree with 3-5 years professional experience working in the field.

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 “GD 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.