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Working at PCA&D

Join our team. We’re the region’s leading BFA degree-granting college of art & design education.

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

Overview

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is currently seeking a Digital Marketing Coordinator to join our team in Lancaster, PA. This role is hands-on entrepreneurial and collaborative. In this role, you will work on a number of digital tasks across campus and departments. You will be an integral part of the day-to-day development, execution, and strategy on a variety of our social media and digital marketing brand campaigns including writing content, creation of graphics and videos, scheduling, engaging, analytics, reporting, and more.

The ideal candidate loves social media and digital marketing and has a passion for higher ed. You are highly curious about digging into analytics and reporting to notice trends and opportunities. Most of all, you want to learn all aspects of social media and digital marketing from the ground up, have a great attitude, and believe there’s nothing that can’t be learned or self-taught. You are a team player that prioritizes organization and planning.  

The ideal candidate is an accomplished communications professional who has demonstrated experience in storytelling and audience-building and is able to engage external and internal campus community members with social media and marketing content that promotes the College’s impact in educating the creatives of the future. The candidate is a collaborative and highly effective communicator who can clearly articulate the values and benefits of an experience-enhanced fine art and design education in a small college setting. 

This position requires someone who is intellectually curious, highly creative, and knowledgeable about the arts. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of producing captivating copy and compelling multimedia content that is irresistible and increases awareness and engagement. This position requires a high level of creativity and marketing savvy, as well as the ability to take feedback with grace and ease. The successful candidate should also be detail-oriented, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and be committed to meeting tight deadlines.

The Coordinator will report directly to the Vice President for Strategic Communications and will work collaboratively with the Director of Public Relations. The Coordinator will work with all members of the College, internal and external stakeholders, and programmatic partners within the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the Directors of Public Relations, Admissions, and Continuing Education, plans and prepares social media content that engages the College’s intellectually curious and socially conscious audience and advances the College’s reputation.
  • Serves as lead producer of social media content, including copy, photos, and videos. Collaborates with the Vice President of Strategic Communications and the Director of Public Relations to develop social and digital media content and to build and manage social programming calendar.
  • Coordinates email marketing strategy and list management, including support of Admissions and Continuing Education marketing.
  • Leads efforts to grow audience engagement across social media platforms, especially Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
  • Produce, gather, and curate college-wide marketing collateral for use in various recruitment campaigns/platforms (videos, approved images, testimonials, boilerplate language, person profiles, statistics).
  • Manages and updates news and events content on the website. 
  • Ensure digital content has effective calls to action aligned with department goals and monitor performance by collecting monitoring and making adjustments to increase effectiveness. 
  • Researches and stays current on best practices and most current digital marketing and website trends both within and outside of our industry.
  • Assists in proofreading and editing of content on various platforms.
  • Takes videos and photos of people and events for website, social media, and other marketing channels, including occasional live streaming and posting from events.
  • Tailors the brand voice to resonate with multiple audiences.
  • Monitors and ensures projects meet production schedules and completion by set deadlines.
  • Create reporting and analytics on a variety of digital marketing tactics and campaigns.
  • Carefully monitors social media channels to gather news and insights. Follows industry trends to advise on targeted social media campaigns/content for different audiences on the most appropriate channel.
  • Support the marketing team in creating images, UTM tracking, project management, and a variety of other tasks as needed

Education: Baccalaureate degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, English, or related field/discipline. 

Experience: Two years of work experience in higher education recruitment or marketing. Experience with web CMS, HTML, and Adobe Creative Suite skills; familiarity with design/production/printing processes

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Background in marketing and/or communications
  • Experience in recruitment, marketing, or sales role
  • Superior verbal communication, writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Knowledge of best practices for web writing and content presentation
  • Superior attention to detail and high-level project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in managing creative work from beginning to completion
  • Familiarity with generating and analyzing reports that measure effectiveness of communication efforts.
  • Proficiency with G-suite; Adobe Suite and Google Analytics experience preferred
  • Experience working with CRM platforms preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of social media platforms
  • Experience writing for different types of media, e.g. web, news, social media
  • Experience using and analyzing results from social analytics tools to inform strategy
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and diplomatic skills
  • Experience as a multi-tasker able to prioritize work and juggle multiple projects at once
  • Receptive to feedback
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends 

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 10 days of vacation per year, 5 personal days, and a minimum of 8 paid holidays annually.

For consideration, please submit the following to jobs@pcad.edu  

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Relevant marketing, writing, and/or design samples
  • Contact information for 3 references. (References will only be contacted after consultation with final candidates.)

 

Include “Digital Media Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.
Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

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.

Overview

PCA&D is an innovative and growing small private, independent college of art and design in Lancaster PA. The College is distinguished by its interactive classes, deeply focused one-on-one attention to students, and the strong and exceptional engagement of faculty. PCA&D has an embedded culture of creative exploration, and interdisciplinary learning opportunities within its core mission. 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 professional leadership will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community. 

General Summary

PCA&D is seeking a Communications and Systems Coordinator to apply their creative and analytical skills to support the expansion and enhancement of the Slate enrollment platform in the Admissions and Continuing Education departments.

The Communications and Systems Coordinator will collaborate with various college stakeholders to coordinate communications and admissions data management to support enrollment growth in the college’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, certificates, continuing education and youth programs. The position will offer a creative outlet for developing content that resonates with several different target audiences. This position will also challenge their rational problem-solving skills as they configure efficient reports and processes resulting in data-based decision-making by leadership.  The College is seeking a dynamic professional, eager to grow their skills and make a difference in an innovative organization. This position will be significant in moving the College forward with modern, student-centered communication tools that support artists as they begin and further their careers in art and design. The primary role will be to maximize the use of Slate, the college’s CRM, to implement new features, expand it to other departments and set up a best practices digital communications experience for our candidates. This position can be fully remote, but it is preferred to have the coordinator visit campus to collaborate closely with staff at least 2-4 days per month.

Essential Functions

  • Use Slate enrollment platform to drive the communication strategy by setting up and managing email, text, and print communication campaigns for admissions and continuing education, including input into the creative strategy, planning, writing, scheduling, and upkeep and analytics of these communications.
  • Collaborate with Strategic Communications department on social media content and strategy by recommending topics that align with the admissions process, events, and priorities
  • Use Slate to elevate the college’s use of technology and digital platforms for enrollment, in particular, establish & implement a texting strategy, integrated scheduling for admissions staff, and enhanced use of portals for registration, portfolio review, and the application process.
  • Provide support to the admissions and continuing education departments and institutional leadership by auditing and configuring reports and dashboards
  • Provide support for importing and exporting data in Slate, including prospects, online leads, Common App candidates, and prospects and leads from other sources.
  • Support the Admissions and Continuing education office with the use of third-party vendors for lead generation and online advertising.
  • Monitor the college’s profile in searchable platforms for college admissions.
  • Collaborate with the Financial Aid Director to cross-reference enrollment records and ensure admissions and financial aid candidate data is consistent and communicated in coordination between each office.
  • Support Asst. Director with other communications and data management as needed.
  • Contribute ideas and problem-solving approaches with colleagues to support a high-performing team culture.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 2 years of direct experience in Admissions or college recruitment is required.
  • Strong technology skills with knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and Client Relationship Management (CRM) software. Knowledge of Slate CRM highly preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of Social Media and digital marketing platforms tools is a plus.
  • Must have the ability to pass a criminal background check and obtain ACT 153 clearances. 

Additional Information

This is an exempt, full-time position. 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 qualifying period.

For consideration, please submit the following to jobs@pcad.edu:  

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

Include “Communications and Systems Coordinator” 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 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and gender non-binary persons to apply.

Overview

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a full-time faculty member to serve as the inaugural department chair and assistant professor for the College’s Live Experience Design BFA program. Live Experience Design is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field. From rock concerts and theatrical stage performances to curated healthcare and retail experiences and immersive art, experience designers use narratives built through multiple media—visual, aural, and tactile—to stimulate strong emotional reactions to brands, performers, stories, and environments, shifting and directing the ways we engage with the world around us.

Qualified applications would possess experience in creative design, media, and technology; creation and innovation in live and virtual performances, experiences, and environments; and/or interactive and curated environments. Primary responsibilities of this position would be to provide leadership in the establishment of this new program as the inaugural department chairperson, teach 12 contact hours per semester, mentor students in the program via academic advising and internship exploration support, and fulfill general faculty responsibilities which include: participating in all assessment and student reviews, supporting department management activities, serving on college committees, and regularly participating in admissions activities.

Applications must be received at lxdsearch@pcad.edu by December 31, 2021 for full consideration.

The position begins July 1, 2022, and reports to the Provost.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters degree or equivalent professional experience required in one or more of the following areas or in related fields: Experience Design, Creative Media and Technology, Live Performance Production, Media Arts, New Media, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Outstanding communication and effective motivation skills targeted to a diverse group of students, colleagues, and community members
  • A team player committed to building and maintaining a professional environment for peers and students
  • Desire to work collaboratively towards the development of shared projects and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of assessment practices
  • Demonstrated support for a student-centered learning environment

Equivalency Statement:
Applicants who do not meet the degree qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position. Statements must include detailed descriptions of skills and expertise obtained through five or more years of professional experience and explain how those acquired skills and knowledge prepare the candidate for effective teaching, academic assessment, and student-centered teaching approaches.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter that summarizes industry and educational experience and also full addresses the information outlined in this call for applicants
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for (email address, phone numbers) for three professional references
  • Teaching materials including a sample syllabus, assignment sheet, rubric, and examples of assessment of teaching effectiveness
  • Questions can be directed to lxdsearch@pcad.edu

Applicants may also include the following:

  • Link to applicant’s professional website
  • One pdf file of 10-15 annotated student/mentored works

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, and 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 administration and leadership, will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community.

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.

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.

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.

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