Working at PCA&D

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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.



PCA&D is seeking a hands-on visionary, entrepreneurial, and collaborative Vice President of Development for the College. The ideal candidate will serve to energize, build, cultivate, and steward PCA&D’s base of philanthropic support during a period of growth and engagement. They will also be a thoughtful and decisive leader with a successful record of strategy development and execution.

The Vice President will report directly to the President and will serve as a member of the Executive Cabinet. The Vice President will be accountable to PCA&D’s Trustees and have tertiary leadership and support of the Alumni and Parent Councils of the College. The Vice President will work effectively and professionally with all members of the College, key internal and external stakeholders, and programmatic partners within the community of Lancaster and the region.

The successful candidate is a strategic, skilled leader with demonstrated experience in successful, long-term relationship building with key stakeholders as well as external and internal campus community members. The candidate is a collaborative and highly effective communicator who can articulate the values and benefits of an experience-enhanced fine art and design education in a small college setting. The candidate will develop and assure the successful implementation of the annual fund, and all fundraising campaigns.


Reporting to the President, the Vice President will manage and build the Development department programs, and bases of philanthropic engagement while serving as a key member of the College’s senior leadership team. The Vice President works closely with the Board of Trustees, serving as the staff liaison to the Board’s External Relations Committee. They will also work in close collaboration with the Vice President for Strategic Communications and the President’s Chief of Staff. As the College’s chief fundraising officer and the President’s primary advisor on fundraising strategy, the ideal candidate is highly organized, entrepreneurial, a team builder, and a mentor who can lead, direct, define, manage, and assure the successful achievement of performance goals.

The ideal candidate will be a strong advocate for philanthropic support of the College both on and off campus and serve as the clearinghouse for any College-related fundraising. The candidate will lead successful fundraising programs through their own example of excellence in donor stewardship. The candidate will demonstrate a successful personal record of donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. They will provide strategic leadership and active support for the potential development of a future comprehensive fundraising campaign, as well as fundraising for the select initiatives associated with the College’s bold strategic plan.

In collaboration with the PCA&D leadership team and key stakeholders, the Vice President will have hands-on, and primary responsibility for all fundraising success including individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising, grants, and donor stewardship. They will manage and cultivate key institutional relationships, engage alumni and parents, and implement annual and special campaigns. The ideal candidate will be collaborative and engaging among all PCA&D’s constituencies, including the Lancaster community, the region, and beyond.

The Vice President will initiate and provide oversight of policies and procedures applicable to institutional development and further the culture of philanthropy on campus. They will possess the management and leadership acumen to leverage the College’s existing capacity, strengthen performance, and effectively manage and build an effective operation while maintaining best practices, camaraderie, shared accountability, and clearly defined goals.

Core Responsibilities

Build and provide hands-on leadership and management to the College’s Development program consisting of individual, corporate and foundation giving, bequests, the annual fund, grants, and special fundraising events.

Identify and cultivate potential major donors, both corporate and individual, and work with the Trustees and President to identify appropriate individuals to assist with the cultivation, strategy development, solicitation, and stewardship of all donors.

Maintain all donor records, assure systems are accurate, and develop/create proactive stewardship structures.

Track and record activities as they relate to assigned prospects using donor database and report results regularly to the President.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Trustees of the College and members of the college and local community

Create, implement, and evaluate the development strategic planning process; work closely with the President to present development plans to key partners and Trustees that are well researched and support the strategic plan for the College.

Become an active and visible member of the business, arts, creative, and philanthropic communities. Identify and establish strong relationships with existing donors and cultivate new potential donors.

Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of charitable donations, or other data related to potential donors or general donor markets.

Develop and implement individual donor solicitation plans.

Identify well-respected individuals for introduction to the Board of Trustees, recipients for institutional honors/awards, and potential members of both the Alumni and Parent Councils.

Collaborate with key members of the staff on the identification, drafting, and writing of grants and award applications for the College.

Staff the Board of Trustees’ External Relations Committee.

Provide tertiary support to the Vice President of Student Affairs & Community Engagement for the Alumni Parent Councils.

Lead and support key members of the staff in all fundraising and stewardship events for the College.

Key Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, with 5-7 years of relevant experience in advancement, fundraising, development, or related work. Significant successes in the field of development, management, or related business preferred.

Possess highly developed and keen strategic writing, proofreading, and editing skills as well as excellent skills in utilizing databases.

Understand and appreciate the value of an art and design education and the roles creatives offer society. Understand, appreciate, and thrive within the dynamics of a small college experience.

Deep and broad professional knowledge of current best practices and compliance across all components of advancement work.

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use contemporary fundraising techniques, including the use of social media, in the stewardship and solicitation of donors.

Ability to represent the College with integrity and professionalism.  Goal-oriented, self-motivated, and energetic.

Demonstrated understanding of the importance of the role of alumni, parents, and community in the success of the College.

Commitment to demonstrate integrity and excellent judgment in all constituent relationships.

Working Conditions

May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Travel may be required.

Valid driver’s license is required.


Additional Information

This is an exempt, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience.  PCA&D offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, Life insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan plus match after the qualifying period.  Other benefits include 20 days of vacation per year, 6 personal days, and a minimum of 8 paid holidays annually.


For consideration, please submit the following to  

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 references. (References will only be contacted after consultation with final candidates.)


Include “Vice President of Development” in the subject line of the email.

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

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 LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and gender non-binary persons to apply.


The Maintenance Coordinator will report to the Director of Physical Plant. The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with maintenance experience, and is committed to providing excellent service to the campus community.
With experience, planning, and troubleshooting systems, they will have the ability and willingness to undertake and be responsible for a variety of tasks from maintaining the facility’s preventative maintenance program to collaborating with other departments to ensure goals are met.
As part of a small team, they will be a self-starter, detail-driven, collaborative, flexible, and able to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment. We seek a quick study, analytical thinker, exhibiting pride in their work, with a connection to and passion for PCA&D’s mission, alignment with our values-driven culture, and inclusive disposition that maintains calm and focus in performing duties under any circumstance.

Work Schedule
This position is primarily first shift, M – F, but requires availability for emergencies as needed.

Essential Duties
Maintenance and repair of the College physical plant
Ensure the facility’s Preventative Maintenance Program is maintained
Ensure that the buildings are maintained in good repair and in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
On-call as needed for plant emergencies
Provide relief and/or assistance in other department jobs
Facility support for all events
Coordinate resources for all College events with the Director of Physical Plant
Ensure the facility preparation and set-up for all events
Maintain facility documentation
Ensure that all projects are completed within budget limitations
Review cost overruns with the Director of Physical Plant as discovered
Utilize administrative computing systems for Facilities, Fixed Assets, and Budgeting
Student Life/Housing Maintenance Liaison
Liaise with Student Life/Housing for any housing needs.
Coordinate and perform post-move-out and pre-move-in inspections.
Ensure keys and access cards are assigned.
Repair, replace, and install college-owned assets.
Liaise with landlords as necessary for building repairs.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements
High School diploma/GED
Minimum of 3 years of job-related experience
Technical/vocational training in one or more building systems. (electrical, plumbing,
HVAC, etc.) is preferred.
Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and general maintenance repair
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of Google Suite is a plus.
Ability to act with discretion and protect the confidentiality of all information
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills for interacting with students, staff, faculty, and a variety of vendors.
Valid PA driver’s license is required.
Attendance at and participation in meetings and training as required


Interested applicants should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references online to: with MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR as the subject line. Position will remain open until filled.
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, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and gender non-binary persons to apply.


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.


  • 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 with the position title written in the subject line.


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 with the position title written in the subject line.

The Center for Exploration at PCA&D is always looking to expand our educational offerings and introduce new ideas and skills to our students and community. 

We invite artists and creatives to submit resumes and propose classes and/or workshops in areas such as drawing, painting, creative writing, printmaking, video, professional writing, photography, animation, social media and digital marketing, graphic design, web design, and more. We are interested in instructors with extensive professional experience and advanced degrees as well as creatives who have taken non-traditional paths in their practice. 

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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.