Wyoming Catholic College (WCC) in Lander, Wyoming, invites applications for a part-time faculty position teaching sophomore rhetoric courses this Spring as part of the College's Trivium sequence.
Trivium 202, Political Rhetoric and the Common Good, is described this way in the College's Catalog: "Having mastered the foundational skills of written rhetoric, students advance in this semester to the study of great orations. Drawing especially from the speeches of statesmen from ancient and modern republics, the course requires the students to craft and deliver speeches of their own. In doing so, they practice the arts of memory and delivery. As they encounter the speeches of statesmen who turn the course of critical events either within their countries or in the world, they also necessarily reflect upon the close tie between rhetoric and the preservation of political liberty. Pericles, Cicero, Lincoln, Shakespeare’s Henry V, Churchill, and Washington powerfully used their words to stir their countrymen to improbable victories. A major emphasis of the course is the tradition of rhetoric in the American republic."
Applicants are required to hold at least a Masters Degree in one of the relevant disciplines, such as the Liberal Arts, Literature, or English. Teaching experience of college level courses is preferable.
Salary will be $1,200 per credit hour. (Wyoming Catholic College is an Equal Opportunity Employer).
Applications should be received by December 20th, 2016. Please submite a Letter of Interest, including a 500 word response to our Philosophical Vision Statement (found
), a CV, and contact information for two professional references to:
Dr. Thaddeus J. Kozinski, Academic Dean
COR Expeditions Instructor
Outdoor Leadership Program
Reports to: Director
of the Outdoor Leadership Program
Benefits: Full employee benefits
Start Date: December 1, 2016
Position Summary: Wyoming
Catholic College is a small Great Books Liberal Arts college located in Lander,
Wyoming. Every student at the college follows a specific curriculum which
includes 13 required credits in the Outdoor Program. The purpose of these outdoor trips is to grow
in faith, imagination and wonder by being immersed in God’s First Book as well
as develop and improve each student’s leadership, character, virtues and other
lifelong skills. The college also provides outdoor trips for its high school recruiting
program called PEAK.In addition to the
outdoor programming provided to the college students, WCC is now offering these
outdoor adventure trips to organizations and participants who are not WCC
college students. This program is called COR Expeditions. While COR Expeditions
is now formally offering trips beyond the WCC college students, WCC has been
offering these types of trips for 3 years which have included trips for
seminarians, youth groups, a graduate program, and other Catholic organizations.
This position will primarily be responsible for promoting, organizing,
planning, and leading the COR Expedition trips. As a brand new program, this
position will be key is spreading the word and promoting the program and
specifically selling and designing trips to organizations and open enrollment
trips for individuals. In addition to promotion, this position will include
designing course curriculum, route plans and administrative responsibilities such
as managing participant registration paperwork, applying for backcountry
permits, creating documents for trips, budgets and more. Fundraising is also a
key component to this job. This person will be responsible for acquiring and
maintaining a support team and well as reaching out to program donors and benefactors
who will support COR Expeditions.A secondary
responsibility of this position is to support and assist the college outdoor
program when needed. For approximately 10 weeks of the year the college is very
busy running outdoor trips for its students or discerning high school students.
During these busy times of the year the COR Instructors will be planning and
leading trips for WCC students. This includes Head leading the freshmen 21-day
trip, leading technical aspects of the PEAK high school program, leading the
Winter trip, leading up to 5 Weeklong trips each year, leading the outdoor
leader course and freshmen expedition instructor course, assisting in specific trainings
and weekend trips such as the climbing instructor course, assisting certain retreats
such as the Sophomore and Senior retreat, and other specific needs for the
college. Ultimately, the COR Instructors will spend about 75% of their time
specifically working for COR Expeditions and 25% of the time supporting the
college’s outdoor program.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
- Attend a two
day fundraising seminar to learn how to effectively acquire and maintain a support
team. After this seminar this person will need to spend 6 weeks towards
- Promote COR
Expeditions to Catholic organizations, home school programs, youth groups,
parishes, private Catholic schools, seminaries, diocese, and individuals around
the country. This may include extensive travel around the country.
- Plan and
organize outdoor trips for various groups which include planning the route,
applying for backcountry permits and camping reservations, organize any rental
equipment, plan travel for students and instructors, plan food menus, designing
curriculum specific to each trip, and more.
- Be a direct
liaison to organizations that contract courses through COR and work directly
with youth directors and any leader of any COR trip to help them facilitate
registration paperwork, health forms, payment methods, travel plans, and other
- Lead various
outdoor trips for COR Expeditions. The summer months may include 3 months of
intensive backcountry trips and the rest of the year will have more time in the
office. This position may consist of over 150 days in the backcountry.
various administrative duties including but not limited to: designing and
updating website content, social media content, creating promotional material,
managing and updating trip paperwork such as registration and payment forms,
reviewing participant health forms, creating and managing budgets for trip
proposals and actual trips, and more.
the college outdoor program by leading various college trips, supporting
student leaders before weeklong trips, providing technical trainings for
students, assisting during various college retreats and special events, and
- The ability
to lead a variety of trips including backpacking, canyoneering, rock climbing,
whitewater rafting and kayaking, canoeing, sea kayaking, mountain biking,
winter backpacking, backcountry skiing, ice climbing and more.
- Assist in
promotional events and fundraising events which may include travel around the
country to establish new donors and benefactors for COR Expeditions and the
This is not
a typical Monday through Friday, 9-5 position. Evening, weekend work, travel
around the US and extensive time in the backcountry are required.
Candidates must have, as a minimum:
instructor primarily provides trips for Catholic organizations and Catholic
clientele. Therefore, it is imperative that this person not only lives his or
her Catholic faith but is able and excited to share his or her faith with
others. Many of these trips are designed to evangelize the Catholic faith with
its participants through God’s First Book. A background and previous coursework
in Catholic theology is recommended for this position.
degree including involvement with Outdoor Education & Leadership.
- 3 years of
experience working with outdoor recreation programs. This includes leading
trips in various activities such as water based, land based, rope based, snow
based, etc., renting gear, gear maintenance and repair, planning and packing
backcountry food rations and more.
- Current WFR
(Wilderness First Responder) and CPR certification, and ability to teach and
run WFR scenarios.
experience and demonstrated ability to lead and teach various outdoor adventure
courses including at least 6 or more of the following: backpacking,
canyoneering, mountaineering, canoeing, sea kayaking, rock climbing, mountain
biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, winter backpacking, cross-country
skiing, backcountry skiing, ice climbing, fishing.
- 2 years experience
training trip leaders in the previously mentioned outdoor activities, and a
working knowledge of wilderness safety, risk management, and industry standards
in those activities.
- 2 years experience
in planning and organizing a variety of different outdoor trips previously
mentioned. This includes route plans, technical knowledge of the route, emergency
and evacuation routes/plans, choosing and finding qualified leaders/instructors
- The ability
to acquire and maintain permits with state and federal land and river
budgeting and computing experience.Flexible,
creative, and a problem solver. This program is a new program and needs someone
that can not only do a variety of responsibilities but adapt to the unique
program and its goals. It is essential that this person is creative with time management;
self motivated, can adapt to changes and is excellent at working with a team
and solving problems.
training is provided, this person needs to have the motivation and energy to
fundraise support for the program as well as acquiring and maintaining a
personal support team.
with programs similar to NOLS, Outward Bound, SROM or other reputable outdoor
with AEE accreditation standards and its programming.
Certifications (or the ability to get these certification within a year) such
as AMGA SPI instructor, ACA Swiftwater Rescue training, Avalanche certifications,
Backcountry Instructor Certification from a reputable program, WFR instructor
with various trip and route opportunities in Wyoming and its adjacent states.
Candidates must apply for this position by
emailing April Pendleton
with a letter of application, current résumé, any
applicable river or climbing log/backcountry log, copies of certifications, and
the names and current phone numbers of three professional references (one must
be, or have been an immediate workplace supervisor).
consideration, November 15th, 2016. Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.
round position will start around December 1st, 2016. This person will
attend a fundraising seminar in mid-January and spend the following 6 weeks
acquiring a support team.
full-time position requires 40 hours per week. While the position pays a
minimum or $12 per hour, the actual wage is based on the person’s ability to
acquire and maintain a support team. Higher wages are determined by the success
of one’s support team.
For More Information: Call
the Director of the Outdoor Leadership Program, Tom Zimmer at 719-648-1574.