PCA&D is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster, a small 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 values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college community and invites candidates who through their teaching, professional experiences, and service will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community.

 

OPEN POSITIONS AT PCA&D

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The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) seeks an experienced, highly organized, and energetic administrator to serve as Registrar and Director of Institutional Research in the Academic Affairs Division. Reporting to and working closely with the Provost, the next Registrar and Director of Institutional Research will have the agility and experience to manage all aspects of the academic life cycle of student records and to serve as steward of institutional data by authoring reports and collecting evidence to inform campus decision-making. The position touches on all areas of campus. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Registrar

  • Ensuring the completeness, accuracy, and security of student records and transcripts in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
  • Conducting transfer credit evaluations and ensuring accurate and timely response to transcript requests
  • Onboarding and registration of incoming first-year students; supporting Admissions department in planning activities related to new student orientation
  • Monitoring academic progress and participating in retention and completion monitoring
  • Producing Deans’ List at the end of each semester
  • Administering and enforcing institutional academic policies related to grading, grade changes, withdrawal, leaves of absence, probation and graduation requirements
  • Coordinating input and distribution of grades, verifying the accuracy of grades, and determining honors based on academic standing including graduation honors and Deans’ list
  • Assuring that all FERPA regulations are met and providing training to the College community on FERPA guidelines
  • Preparing semester course schedules and room assignments for all academic programs and ensuring best possible use of buildings and equipment
  • Overseeing revisions and publication of academic catalog and student handbook
  • Planning and coordinating graduation ceremonies
  • Preparing and administering the department budget

Institutional Research

  • Serving as steward of institutional data and undertaking data reporting responsibilities
  • Ensuring accurate and current enrollment data for reporting and planning purposes; producing enrollment verification documents and maintaining historical data on enrollment for College
  • Providing information required for various reporting purposes, including but not limited to IPEDs, HEADS, Middle States, PA Department of Education and the federal government
  • Reporting Act 48 attendance
  • Collecting and maintaining data about student learning and supporting the College’s academic assessment processes
  • Serving as College representative to national and regional associations including but not limited to AACRAO, MASACRAO, and AIR.

The following professional proficiencies are expected for this position and are drawn from AACRAO (The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) and AIR (Association for Institutional Research):

  • Highly organized and excellent time management
  • Ability to think critically and flexibly while identifying problems and formulating and delivering solutions
  • Ability to manage systems, processes, and complex policies across divisions
  • Knowledge of and experience with student records data systems
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the student data system and the academic life cycle of students
  • Understanding and managing integration and impact of student information systems and academic life cycle of students on other divisions and offices such as Bursar, Financial Aid, Admissions, Continuing Education, and Student Affairs
  • Knowledge of catalog content and production, curriculum management, course scheduling, and documentation of academic policy and academic program management
  • Knowledge of how data is used, understanding of appropriate use of data, and possess the ability to communicate data effectively
  • Understanding of legal and accreditation related standards for records keeping, management, and release
  • Proficiency in academic advising and experience in conducting degree audits to support student completion, persistence, and retention
  • Demonstrated ability to manage academic program requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large events such as commencement ceremonies
  • Demonstrated ability to identify information needs, collect, analyze, and interpret data

This is a salary position and compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
PCA&D is a private, independent college of art and design with just over 250 students. 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, LGBTQIA+ students, and other underrepresented students. PCA&D values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college community and invites candidates who through their administration and leadership will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education or related field
  • Five years’ experience working in higher education
  • Experience working as a registrar or institutional research officer

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu with the position title written in the subject line Registrar and Director of Institutional Research. In the cover letter, include a statement of vision that provides evidence of the candidate’s experience with the duties and possession of the competencies outlined in the position description. The letter must demonstrate an understanding of a small college environment and provide evidence of the candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be submitted by February 18, 2020, for full consideration. The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in compliance with all applicable laws in the admission of students, administration of programs, employment of faculty and staff, and any terms of instruction and employment. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and

Continuing Education at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) brings creativity to life for students of all ages through a range of classes, workshops, and certificate programs. Our vision is to be a regional leader in the creative processes through: providing exceptional educational experiences in visual arts and design; functioning as a center for creative exploration and influence in the region; helping students develop 21st Century career skills; nurturing innovative thinking and imagination by helping individuals and groups tap into their creative potential; enrolling students of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels; and providing offerings ranging from personal growth and enrichment to professional development.

The Program Coordinator provides program development and outreach to foster the success of the Continuing Education (CE)  department; manages functional components of course offerings and marketing; assists with administration of the department; and helps maintain the office’s physical space. The Program Coordinator is often the first point of contact for CE programs and services and serves as a resource for the department and its patrons, students, faculty, and community members. This position is responsible for creating a welcoming atmosphere for those who access the office and its programs, including advising people on classes, assisting faculty, supporting students, answering phones, and responding to office voicemail and email. The Program Coordinator supports CE courses, programs, and workshops for all students—youth, pre-college, and adult—and works collaboratively with the CE Director to support the mission and vision of the office. 

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 values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the college community and invites candidates who through their administration and leadership will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community. 

Reporting to the Director of Continuing Education, the typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee registration services for all Continuing Education classes and events (e.g., handling and processing registrations and confirmations, database oversight, managing course website, managing student communications, processing refunds, overseeing first day of class arrivals)
  • Oversee departmental customer service and correspondence (e.g., answering email, telephone, drop-in visitors, community partners)
  • Assist with College customer service (e.g., answering main phone line and greeting college visitors as scheduled)
  • Communicate with faculty, organize and manage contracts and new hire paperwork, and assist in identifying new teaching faculty
  • Coordinate programs/classes and their exhibition (e.g., set-up, food ordering, signage), organize and maintain classroom supplies and inventory oversight, and work with instructors to manage supply orders (i.e., with budget approval from the Director)
  • Coordinate the development and management of class schedules and assist with the curriculum development in consultation with the Director
  • Support the strategic development of new course offerings that will expand out into new markets 
  • Lead office assessment through the preparation, distribution, and tracking of CE surveys and evaluations (i.e., course and instructor)
  • Oversee the production and distribution of all Continuing Education publications, marketing materials, and mailings (e.g.,postcards, print ads, email promotions) in collaboration with the Director
  • Assist online and social media marketing efforts in collaboration with the Director
  • Update departmental website as needed (e.g., instructor bios, classes by semester, photography and graphics) 
  • Complete accounting and paperwork associated with departmental finances and budget management and assist Director in tracking departmental spending
  • Represent PCA&D and Continuing Education at recruitment activities, as well as regional and College events (e.g., open houses, class-check in, adult college fairs, community fairs, business events)
  • Participate in recruitment initiatives, in collaboration with the Director, to strengthen and open up new markets (e.g., reaching out to local schools, community organizations, and businesses)
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experiences working with diverse communities and strong interpersonal skills to serve individuals and groups from a wide array of backgrounds, identities, ages, life experiences, and communication styles 
  • Reliable, detail-oriented, and organized with the ability to juggle many different projects simultaneously, with consistent accuracy, follow-through, and timely completion of projects 
  • Skill to concentrate in an open work area in a busy office environment, as well skills to pay close attention to detail and prioritize workload with frequent interruptions 
  • Ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and work independently with good judgment about when to seek direction
  • Excellent communication skills to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing 
  • Collaborative work style in a team-oriented environment, which fosters and maintains strong relationships, with campus partners (i.e., including larger unit and academic and administrative leadership) and external partners (e.g., community organizations, local businesses, and professional organizations) 
  • Ability to recognize and protect confidential information and exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive information and situations 
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheets, previous experience with managing databases, website management and email, experiences with graphic design software
  • Creative, innovative, and interested in art education for all ages
  • Ability to consistently work some evenings and weekends for classes outside of regular business hours 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior administrative/office experience 
  • Experience with web and graphic design software
  • Professional experience in the arts and/or higher education and/or arts education
  • Meaningful relationships in the local Lancaster community
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience 

 

Work Schedule:

This is an hourly 30-hour/week position with a consistent weekday schedule during College workday hours (i.e., the College workday is Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm) and time allotted for working evening and weekend classes, recruitment activities outside of the traditional workday, and special events. Although some evenings and weekends are required, the work schedule will stay within an average 30-hour per week schedule. All scheduling needs will be communicated with and approved by the Director. This position is benefits-eligible with a salary of $20/hour. Desired start date is April 6, 2020.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu with the position title written in the subject line “CE Program Coordinator”.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2020, for full consideration.

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in compliance with all applicable laws in the admission of students, administration of programs, employment of faculty and staff, and any terms of instruction and employment. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and  LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and gender non-binary persons to apply.

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

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu with the position title written in the subject line.

 

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.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to jobs@pcad.edu with the position title written in the subject line “CE Program Coordinator”

 

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in compliance with all applicable laws in the admission of students, administration of programs, employment of faculty and staff, and any terms of instruction and employment. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and gender non-binary persons to apply.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design prohibits discrimination against and harassment on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, family or marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other protected class in any aspects of its employment process, admissions process, and programs and activities. Pennsylvania College of Art & Design prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Policies & Nondiscrimination Guidelines, City of Lancaster General Legislation Chapter 125/Ord. No. 10-2001, and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.