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  • Wyoming Catholic College Seeks Vice President for Advancement


    Background

    Wyoming Catholic College, located in the mountain town of Lander, at the foothills of the largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48 states, is taking important next steps in developing one of the finest Catholic liberal arts colleges in the world.

    Under the leadership of the College’s president, Dr. Kevin Roberts, and the College’s Board of Directors, Wyoming Catholic College is currently engaged in the silent phase of a $10,000,000 campaign, which is designed to fund the goals of Vision 2024, the College’s robust strategic plan.

    Over the course of the next three years, the current campaign will be concluded and planning for a capital campaign will commence to fund the first phase of building a permanent campus.

    Upon the hiring of an experienced advancement vice president, with a proven track-record in collegiate development, the currently-serving Vice President for Advancement will step down and focus his efforts exclusively on principal, major, and planned gifts in support of the needs of the College. Consequently, the new Vice President for Advancement will inherit an experienced staff, with the exciting opportunity to lead them and the College through the next phases of WCC’s development.

    For a faithful, entrepreneurial, high-spirited professional, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to impact the upward trajectory of an inspiring institution, to be part of an innovative executive team, and to flourish as a human being in one of the best places to live in the American West.

    Job Description

    The Vice President for Advancement at Wyoming Catholic College serves as the chief advancement officer and is responsible for the following key tasks: (1) designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs; (2)recruiting and developing talented team members who are focused on the significantly increasing donor involvement and fundraising outcomes; and (3) leading all efforts in annual and sustaining gifts, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment, capital campaigns, and stewardship, and advancement services.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Advance the mission, vision, and short and long-term goals of the College in concert with the President and senior administrative colleagues.
    • Work closely with the President in all phases of his advancement and campaign leadership activities.
    • Serve as a member of the College’s Executive Council and maintain close working relationships with members of the Board of Directors and key friends and supporters.
    • Maintain a dynamic portfolio of individuals and secure major, capital, and planned gifts, as well as advanced annual gifts and endowment support.
    • Participate in strategic discussions and develop programs to strengthen the financial resources of the College.
    • Create and execute fundraising plans that utilize best practices in annual, major, and planned gift programs to meet fundraising goals.
    • Ensure dynamic processes in all phases of donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
    • Prepare for the upcoming capital campaign through comprehensive and effective campaign planning and execution.
    • Hire, train, inspire, and guide direct reports and the entire advancement team (expected to grow from 3 to 5 FTE’s) toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes.
    • Develop annual plans and budgets for annual and sustaining gifts, gift planning, campaigns, major gifts, grants development, stewardship, and advancement services.
    • Engage College constituents and enhance the culture of philanthropy. Maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty and staff, whose cooperation is essential to effective outreach and fundraising.
    • Serve as the staff liaison for Advancement to the Board of Directors and the Board Committees on Finance and Development.
    • In concert with the Vice President for External Affairs, devise and implement effective internal and external messaging and methods of advancement communication.
    • Serve as an exemplary College advocate in the community, with local and national leaders, religious organizations, business and corporate partnerships, and other leaders, and build relationships that closely link the wider Catholic community with the College.
    • Embody values of caring, compassion, justice, integrity, competence, and empathy, while living a rich life of faith and commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
    • Treat members of the campus community with fairness, dignity, and respect, seeking a spirit of unity and harmony to achieve a common mission.
    • All other duties as assigned by the President. The Vice President must be willing to travel extensively in his work with donors and as a representative of the College.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    The successful candidate will display a record of leadership and accomplishment in advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning and execution. Proven organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities are required. The successful candidate will document successful solicitation of numerous major gifts and present a history of building advancement programs and achieving fundraising performance. Exemplary interpersonal skills are essential as is the ability to interact with sophisticated donors. This person must be a visible Catholic leader both on and off campus and give witness as a person who lives a life that honors the Lord Jesus Christ and which is consonant with the Magisterial Teaching and Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.

    Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree is required and master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should possess a minimum of ten years of fundraising experience, including five years as a senior level advancement professional, ideally in an institution of higher learning. Given the changes in fundraising in the competitive philanthropic environment, this career experience in advancement must be current. This includes specific experience in developing fundraising plans and strategies, case statements, and capital campaigns.

    Salary and Benefits

    The successful candidate can expect to receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including an unparalleled quality of life that only a small Rocky Mountain West town can offer.

    To apply, submit cover letter and résumé to president@wyomingcatholiccollege.com

    OR

    Dr. Kevin Roberts
    President, Wyoming Catholic College
    306 Main Street
    Lander, Wyo. 82520

    PDF version of job announcement available HERE.

  • Wyoming Catholic College Seeks Assistant Professor of Latin

    Wyoming Catholic College Seeks Assistant Professor of Latin

    Latin is the only foreign language taught at Wyoming Catholic College. The College requires all freshman and sophomore students to complete two years of coursework in the language, followed by two semesters of guided practice in reading in the junior and senior years. The purpose of this requirement is to equip all students with practical language skills which facilitate and encourage firsthand encounters with the Catholic and Western cultural tradition through Latin texts of varied types and periods. We seek a Latinist whose professional interests harmonize with this purpose and who will gladly work within the constraints of an undergraduate curriculum.

    About the College:

    Founded in 2005, Wyoming Catholic College is a private, four-year, Roman Catholic Liberal Arts college located in Lander, Wyoming. It is Wyoming's first private, four-year undergraduate institution and is a formally-recognized candidate for accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. The College exists to exemplify and promote education of the whole person in three aspects: body, mind, and spirit, and it strives to form vigorous and imaginative generalists. All students take a pre-set, integrated curriculum which is firmly rooted in the Western tradition, based on the Great Books, and leads to the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts.

    About the Latin Program:

    The founding principle of the WCC Latin Program is the often-sidelined truth that Latin is fully a language, valuable because practical competency in Latin makes possible direct access to much of the seminal thought and literary art of Western Civilization. The Program is committed to teaching in a manner appropriate to the students the Program serves and to Latin's nature as a language. Instructors do not reduce Latin to mere matter for analysis, but make abundant use of experiential, communicative teaching strategies inspired by modern-language classrooms. Latin itself is the normative language of instruction in freshman and sophomore Latin language classes, and in these classes ecclesiastical pronunciation is also normative, reflecting the Catholic identity of the College. Teachers in the Program are expected to ensure that the conduct and content of their courses support the overall goals of Wyoming Catholic College and engage other areas of its curriculum.

    Guidelines for Applicants:

    All candidates are encouraged to review the WCC Course Catalog and Philosophical Vision Statement on the College's website at www.wyomingcatholiccollege.com.

    The ideal applicant will:

    • demonstrate competence in speaking Latin at a level permitting him/her to teach in it.
    • demonstrate competence in applying communicative language pedagogy to Latin.
    • demonstrate effectiveness in teaching young people.
    • possess a graduate degree in Latin or a related subject (e.g. Medieval Studies, or Classics with an emphasis on Latin).
    • articulate a clear understanding of the mission and unique integrated nature of the WCC educational model, and of the role of Latin within it.

    The duties of the successful applicant will include:

    • teaching freshman and sophomore Latin language classes
    • leading junior and senior Latin Reading Groups focusing on a variety of different texts. (Examples of recent Reading Group topics are selections from Augustine's Confessions, selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses, and the Song of Songs).
    • participating actively in enrichment activities such as our twice-yearly Latin Immersion Weekend.
    • ensuring that the conduct and content of his/her courses are consonant with the overall goals of the College.
    • fulfilling normal administrative obligations, such as attendance at weekly faculty meetings writing course evaluations, etc.

    Application Procedure:

    Candidates must apply for this position by writing to the Academic Dean, Dr. John Mortensen, at jmortensen@wyomingcatholiccollege.com. Attach a letter of application, current CV, and the names and current telephone numbers of three professional references. If at all possible one reference should be an immediate and current workplace supervisor.

    Application Deadline: February 1, 2015.

    Start Date: Contract begins July 1; classes begin September 1.

    Salary commensurate with professional qualifications and experience.

  • Wyoming Catholic College Seeks Full-Time Executive Assistant

    Title: Executive Assistant
    Salary: $20,000 - $30,000 depending on experience
    Reports to: Academic Dean
    Benefits: Health and retirement plans available

    Description:

    It is the responsibility of the Executive Assistant to provide administrative and clerical support to the Academic Dean. The Executive Assistant should expect to be given a wide variety of tasks. The Executive Assistant will be expected to maintain full confidentiality as the position is privy to information on student behavior and grades. The Executive Assistant will oversee the library catalog and the library work study students. The Executive Assistant will also perform tasks related to the operations of The Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine (for more information visit: www.theaquinasinstitute.org).

    Responsibilities of the Executive Assistant include, but are not limited to:

    1. Opening, responding to, and filing correspondence.

    2. Running errands.

    3. Scheduling student meetings with the Academic Dean.

    4. Attending meetings as required.

    5. Maintain files of faculty applications and corresponding with prospective faculty.

    6. Reviewing semester schedules.

    7. Collecting syllabi and entering assignments into the College Calendar.

    8. Conducting academic research as needed by the Academic Dean.

    9. Supervising several work-study students for the Dean’s office.

    10. Answering incoming calls.

    11. Keeping office clean and organized.

    12. Supervising several work-study students for the library.

    Qualifications:

    1. Must have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google products.

    2. Must have a basic understanding of accounting.

    3. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

    4. Must have good communication skills.

    5. Must be comfortable using computers.

    6. Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

    7. Prefer bachelor’s degree.

    8. Prefer previous Executive Assistant experience.

    9. Prefer experience using Quickbooks Online.

    10. Prefer working knowledge of library operations.


    To apply, submit cover letter and résumé to dean@wyomingcatholiccollege.com

    OR

    Dr. John Mortensen
    Dean, Wyoming Catholic College
    306 Main Street
    Lander, Wyo. 82520

  • Wyoming Catholic College Seeks Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics


    The science sequence at Wyoming Catholic College provides students with training in natural history, natural science and the scientific method, and natural philosophy. Science courses enable WCC students to be aware of their natural environment, to observe patterns, processes, and causality in nature, to interpret scientific evidence, and to evaluate the scientific arguments of others. The sequence begins with an emphasis on experience and becomes, with each passing semester, progressively more analytical. In the final capstone semester, students bring together scientific, philosophical, and theological arguments to explore, at length, the theory of evolution. Principal goals of the sequence are to understand the strengths and limitations of scientific arguments (vis-à-vis, e.g., theological or philosophical arguments) as well as the profound harmony between faith and reason. The candidate hired for this position will report directly to the Academic Dean.

    About the Program: Wyoming Catholic College is a Great Books Liberal Arts college located in Lander, Wyoming. All students take a pre-set, integrated curriculum with no electives. Teachers at WCC work as a team in a unified program, working together to ensure that their courses engage and support other areas of the curriculum. The Science and Mathematics track is part of the required curriculum at WCC. Therefore the professor must help students see how what they learn applies to the rest of WCC’s integrated curriculum. Flexibility, broad intellectual interests, and a commitment to the education of the whole person are necessary qualities in an applicant.

    The Science and Mathematics Track: Candidates are encouraged to review the Course Catalog, available on the college’s website (http://www.wyomingcatholiccollege.com), for additional information. Note, however, that the course sequence has been slightly revised since this catalog was prepared. In particular, in the revised sequence the first semester of field science occurs in the first semester of freshman year (emphasizing natural history), while the second semester of field science occurs at the end of junior year, after the students have had an introduction to scientific reasoning (e.g., statistical hypothesis testing). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help redesign this second semester of field science, with the goal that students will use quantitative methods to gain experience in experimental design and statistics. Current field science topics include astronomy, botany, ecology, geology, ornithology, mammalogy, and aquatic ecology with the opportunity to develop curriculum that complements specific interests or experience. Lander, WY is uniquely situated within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in the southern foothills of the Wind River Range, providing opportunities for field study in our courses that span from alpine to high desert locations.

    Specific Guidelines of Candidates:

    The instructor is responsible for:

    • implementing the master syllabi proposed for the current courses and working with the Science and Mathematics curriculum committee to continue to improve all courses, particularly to help design a new second semester of field science;
    • providing the students timely feedback on all assessments and exercises;
    • attending weekly faculty meetings;
    • writing a course evaluation at the end of each semester;
    • maintaining close communication with other faculty members, especially other members of the Science and Mathematics Committee and the Academic Dean.

    Candidates will have:

    • a graduate degree in one of the natural sciences – preferably biology / ecology / botany / zoology, etc., but others will be considered;
    • an ability and willingness to teach in any or all of the (elementary) Mathematics courses of the WCC curriculum, and, ideally, in some other subjects of the curriculum outside of the Science and Mathematics sequence;
    • familiarity with liberal education, and more specifically an understanding of the mission and unique integrated nature of the WCC educational model.


    Desired: Demonstrated knowledge of the flora and fauna of the mountains and plains of the western US and ability to teach natural history in a field setting.

    Application Procedure: Candidates must apply for this position by writing to the Academic Dean, Dr. John Mortensen, at jmortensen@wyomingcatholiccollege.com. Attach a letter of application, current CV, copies of certifications, and the names and current phone numbers of three professional references (if at all possible, one should be an immediate workplace supervisor).

    Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Start Date: Contract begins July 1; classes begin September 1.

    Note: Salary is dependent on degree qualification and teaching experience.

  • WCC Seeks Part-Time Cook

    Part-Time Cook
    Wyoming Catholic College (Lander, Wyoming)
    Title: Part Time Cook
    Salary: $11 - $14 per hour (depending on experience)
    Reports to: Food Service Manager
    Benefits: No Employee Benefits
    Qualifications:
    • Previous cooking and supervisory experience
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Well organized, strong attention to detail, creative, and reliable
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality is a must
    • Basic skills in Kitchen operations and cooking for large numbers
    • Able to supervise college work study students
    • Work collaboratively with others as well as independently
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
    Wyoming Catholic College is seeking a Part-Time Cook. This employee will have the responsibility of cooking meals for the College students, as well as supervising College work-study students who are part of the College’s kitchen crew.

    The part-time cook reports directly to the Food Service Manager. The ideal candidate will have strong cooking skills, and 5+ years experience preparing food for a large group and supervision. This posting is a part-time position without benefits. Start date is September 15, 2014.
    Send a letter of intent and resume to Mrs April Pendleton Business Manager and Financial Aid Officer at apendleton@wyomingcatholiccollege.com.
    Wyoming Catholic College
    Attention: April Pendleton
    P O Box 750
    Lander WY 82520
    307-332-2930