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Those who work at UWC-USA understand that they are more than employees at a world-class institution: they are integral members of a campus community. Whether they teach, maintain the campus, or work in an office, each person recognizes the crucial role they play in educating tomorrow’s change-makers.

Living & Working in Montezuma

Most faculty live on campus with their families in school-provided housing. They typically know each of the 200 students by first name and are able to serve as mentors and role models in ways that are only possible through residential life. Those who live off-campus are just as enmeshed in the community; meals are shared in the dining hall, and many participate in student activities such as clubs, hikes, and service projects.

Montezuma is six miles from Las Vegas, N.M., a historic town filled with Victorian homes and buildings. Santa Fe is about an hour south, and offers a range of cultural activities. For nature enthusiasts, the school location is ideal: surrounded by mountains, there’s skiing, hiking, rafting, and more—all within a short drive.

UWC-USA is committed to equal employment and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

This policy applies to all areas of employment and volunteer participation, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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Listings

UWC-USA seeks to hire the most qualified faculty and staff possible and will post openings as they become available. 

Part Time Bus Driver Positions

United World College is accepting applications for part-time Bus Drivers.

  • -  Must have a valid Driver’s License to drive passenger vehicles.
  • -  Must have current CDL with a class P endorsement and current medical card to drive large buses.

Drivers are needed for the following:

  • -  In town trips
  • -  Out of town trips
  • -  Days and evenings
  • -  Weekdays and weekends

The job description is available at www.uwc-usa.org.

Applications may be picked up at the United World College-USA Old Stone Hotel Building, 5 miles NE of Las Vegas, or downloaded at www.uwc-usa.org and mailed to the United World College-USA Human Resource Office, P.O. Box 248, Montezuma, NM 87731, or emailed to Victoria.lovato@uwc-usa.org.  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

GLF 2018 Instructor

UWC-USA seeks an Instructor of Global Leadership Forum (GLF)

The Instructor is part of the UWC-USA Short Course: Global Leadership Forum that works in collaboration with the GLF Director, Curriculum & Instruction Manager, and Operations & Community Engagement Manager and is part of the design team that aids in the development of an outstanding youth leadership program. The qualified candidate is able to internalize and model the UWC Core Values; establish, model, and facilitate a positive and inclusive learning environment for GLF participants; and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff. Instructors will ensure the delivery of a dynamic and challenging leadership program and a succinct UWC experience without the academic pressures of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for international youth aged 14-18.

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Contribute to the development of the GLF curriculum
  • Implement the GLF curriculum via facilitating engaging workshops, activities, and meaningful discussions and debriefs aligned with the GLF curriculum
  • Professionally plan and co-plan workshop presentations, activities, and debrief discussions with other Instructors and the Curriculum & Instruction Manager
  • Provide constructive feedback on facilitation and pedagogical strategies
  • Assist the Director and Managers with all logistical tasks  
  • Lead 4-5 hikes and participate in all outdoor experiences
  • Establish a positive learning environment and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff
  • Facilitate and model constructive engagement in conflict
  • Support participants’ social and health well-being via integrating oneself in the residential life and educational experiences, and attending all meals
  • Maintain excellent self-care and hygiene
  • Be 21 years of age or older

Preferred Qualities:

  • Have a valid driver's license and clean driving record and be able to drive a school vehicle
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (e.g. WFA, WFR or any other equivalent certification)
  • Background in experiential education or project-based learning
  • Experience in risk management in experiential education setting(s)
  • Experience in youth development and outdoor living
  • Ability to model effective problem-solving skills and engage in conflict constructively
  • Flexible, adaptable, and dependable

Desired Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Bilingual in English and one other language

Contract Length:

  • Online: March 12 – June 26
  • On site: June 27 – July 24

Compensation:

  • $1,500 or Travel Stipend to and from New Mexico

Complete the application on the website at www.uwc-usa.org/GLFSTAFF and email to Jason Brewer at jason.brewer@uwc-usa.org for any questions or clarifications. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 16. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

More information about UWC can be found at www.uwc.org. More information about UWC-USA can be found at www.uwc-usa.org. More information about GLF can be found at www.uwc-usa.org/GLF.

 

GLF 2018 Curriculum & Instruction Manager

UWC-USA seeks a Curriculum & Instruction Manager of Global Leadership Forum (GLF)

 

The Curriculum & Instruction Manager (C&I) is part of the UWC-USA Short Course: Global Leadership Forum (GLF) design team that aids in the development of an outstanding youth leadership program. The qualified candidate must internalize and model the UWC Mission and Core Values; establish, model, and facilitate a positive and inclusive learning environment for GLF Instructors and participants; and maintain professional boundaries between participants and staff.

 

The C&I is primarily responsible for co-developing, co-implementing, and co-evaluating GLF’s Short Course curriculum, which includes, but is not limited to, managing all GLF Instructors and their professional development, managing up to 80 participants, facilitating leadership skills through a wide variety of teaching pedagogies inside and outside the classroom, facilitating and leading staff training sessions, and observing and critiquing Instructors’ sessions during the GLF Short Course. The ideal applicant will hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in secondary and / or outdoor education, or a related field, and have worked with youth ages 14-18 for a minimum of two years.

 Job Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Contribute to the development of the GLF curriculum and lead the logistical planning, implementation, and evaluation of the GLF curriculum
  • Supervise and manage all Instructor-led activities
  • Lead and support GLF curriculum logistical planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Plan, lead, and facilitate meaningful discussions and debriefs with Instructors and participants surrounding the GLF curriculum activities
  • Be 25 years of age or older
  • Have a valid driver's license (U.S. or International) and clean driving record and be able to drive a school vehicle
  • Coach Instructors throughout GLF Short Course and provide constructive feedback for professional growth
  • Support Instructors’ and participants’ social and health well-being throughout entire Short Course via integrating oneself in the residential life and educational experiences, and attending all meals
  • Collaborate with GLF Director, Operations & Community Engagement Manager (OCE), and Instructors on all GLF curriculum activities
  • Lead 4-5 hikes and participate in all outdoor experiences
  • Facilitate and model constructive engagement in conflict
  • Be available for any GLF-related emergency

 Preferred Qualities:

  • CPR and First Aid Certification (e.g. WFA, WFR or any other equivalent certification)
  • Background in experiential education or project-based learning
  • Experience in risk management in experiential education setting(s)
  • Experience in youth development and outdoor living
  • Flexible, adaptable, and dependable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team

 Desired Qualities:

  • Bilingual in English and one other language

 Contract Length:

  • Online: March 12 – June 26
  • On site: June 27 – July 24
  • Online: July 25 – July 30

 Compensation:

  • $4,000

 A letter of interest for the position, resume, and a list of two references may be emailed to Jason Brewer at jason.brewer@uwc-usa.org. Applications will be accepted until February 16th or until the position is filled. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

More information about UWC can be found at www.uwc.org. More information about UWC-USA can be found at www.uwc-usa.org. More information about GLF can be found at www.uwc-usa.org/GLF

English B Teacher

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a Teacher of English as a Second Language for the academic year 201/1019. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate English B and assisting with the Mother Tongue language program.

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in any of the following: EFL, ESL, TESOL, TEFL, second language acquisition, foreign language education or in applied linguistics, and have a minimum of three years of teaching experience in this field.

Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with experience in residential school settings and who are willing to be fully engaged in residential life and experiential education.  

Instructional Responsibilities

 IB English B: Language Acquisition (Group 2)

A full-time English B teacher at UWC-USA teaches four classes of English B; this teacher typically teaches both first- and second-year students, but this may fluctuate, depending on the needs of the English department.   This teacher instructs both Higher Level and Standard Level in the same classes; however, in the first year the course content is identical and differentiation occurs in the second year.

 Course Content and Assessment

The teacher is responsible for covering the required course content and assessing student performance based upon a standard set of requirements and criteria provided by the IB. 

The teacher is expected to provide students with the necessary skills to complete the Internal Assessment (IA) by the school’s internal deadline.  Teachers are to complete the marking of all IAs before 1 April, enter the grades into IBIS, and upload the required sample.   

Extended Essays

All teachers are to supervise up to six Extended Essays (EE) per year.  The EEs are research topics developed by students which result in an essay of approximately 4,000 words and involving four to six hours of work for the supervisor.  There are three mandatory reflection sessions that must be completed.  

Grades and Reports and Invigilation

The teacher will compile grades and write a narrative report for each student in their classes at designated times of the year. The teacher tracks attendance in the approved school platforms.  

References and Recommendations

All faculty write letters of recommendation to colleges and universities on behalf of their students, at the student’s request.  Most students need at least two recommendations in the application process. While it is reasonable to present students with criteria or guidelines, teachers should keep in mind that limiting the number of recommendations that they write puts a burden on their colleagues. The average faculty writes 10-15 letters.   

General Responsibilities

Advising

Full-time faculty serve as official advisors to a group of 10-12 students. However, UWC-USA is a place where student-faculty relationships are expected to be extensive and meaningful.   

Experiential Education (ExEd)

All faculty members each year sponsor two activities that fulfill the ExEd requirements of UWC-USA.  At the end of each session they are responsible for writing a narrative report that explains the activity and, where appropriate, the contributions of individual students.  Faculty also assist with student generation of digital portfolios.  In addition, all faculty are expected to participate in UWC Day (Sept. 21), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 15) and the Annual Conference, (Feb. 1-3). 

Driving

All faculty members shall assist in transporting students as needed. All faculty are expected to follow UWC-USA’s Vehicle Safety Policy.  

Residential Life

All faculty members are involved in residential life during their tenure at UWC-USA.  All faculty who have been provided with school-supplied housing will be expected to accept appointments serving as a Resident Tutor or Assistant Resident Tutor for two (2) consecutive years on a rotating cycle or as needed.  Residential terms shall not exceed a total of ten (10) years.

Weekend Duty

All faculty and staff who have school-provided housing (regardless of location of that housing) are expected to assist with weekend duty up to five weekends per year.

Meetings

All faculty are to attend all faculty meetings and department meetings.  In addition, teaching faculty who are also residential staff are to attend twice-monthly residential meetings. Faculty are to attend scheduled assembly, and stand-up sessions.    

Orientation and Post-Graduation

Faculty participation in Orientation in August is critical to the success of the program.  All faculty participate in several aspects of orientation.

In May, after Graduation, the first-year students have one week of culture-building and academic activities.  Faculty will be involved in the design of the week, and are to participate in the activities.  

Southwest Studies and Project Week

Southwest Studies and Project Week are week-long educational excursions that take place in the fall and spring, respectively.  All faculty are to participate in one or both of these trips.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 230 students in grades 11 and 12. All students follow the IB Diploma program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the USA; the remainder represent over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.

A letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references may be emailed to victoria.lovato@uwc-usa.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

Visual Arts Teacher

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a teacher of International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts for the academic year 2018/2019. The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in the Arts, or a related field, and have taught successfully for a minimum of three years in the subject.

 Instructional Responsibilities

 IB Visual Arts

A full-time visual arts teacher at UWC-USA teaches four classes of visual arts – two first-year and two second-year courses. Higher Level and Standard Level are in the same classes, and the course content is identical in the first year, with differentiation of instruction if necessary in the second year.

Course Content and Assessment

The teacher is responsible for covering the required course content and assessing student performance based upon a standard set of requirements and criteria provided by the IB.

The teacher is expected to provide students with the necessary skills to complete the Internal Assessment (IA) by the school’s internal deadline.  Teachers are to complete the marking of all IA[CB1] s before 1 April, enter the grades into IBIS, and upload the required sample.   

Extended Essays

All teachers are to supervise up to six Extended Essays (EE) per year.  The EEs are research topics developed by students which result in an essay of approximately 4,000 words and involving four to six hours of work for the supervisor.  There are three mandatory reflection sessions that must be completed.  

Grades and Reports and Invigilation

The teacher will compile grades and write a narrative report for each student in their classes at designated times of the year. The teacher tracks attendance in the approved school platforms.  

References and Recommendations

All faculty write letters of recommendation to colleges and universities on behalf of their students, at the student’s request.  Most students need at least two recommendations in the application process. While it is reasonable to present students with criteria or guidelines, teachers should keep in mind that limiting the number of recommendations that they write puts a burden on their colleagues. The average faculty writes 10-15 letters.   

General Responsibilities

Advising

Full-time faculty serve as official advisors to a group of 10-12 students. However, UWC-USA is a place where student-faculty relationships are expected to be extensive and meaningful.   

Experiential Education (ExEd)

All faculty members each year sponsor two activities that fulfill the ExEd requirements of UWC-USA.  At the end of each session they are responsible for writing a narrative report that explains the activity and, where appropriate, the contributions of individual students.  Faculty also assist with student generation of digital portfolios.  In addition, all faculty are expected to participate in UWC Day (Sept. 21), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 15), and the Annual Conference, (Feb. 1-3). 

Driving

All faculty members shall assist in transporting students as needed. All faculty are expected to follow UWC-USA’s Vehicle Safety Policy.  

Residential Life

All faculty members are involved in residential life during their tenure at UWC-USA.  All faculty who have been provided with school-supplied housing will be expected to accept appointments serving as a Resident Tutor or Assistant Resident Tutor for two (2) consecutive years on a rotating cycle or as needed.  Residential terms shall not exceed a total of ten (10) years.

Weekend Duty

All faculty and staff who have school-provided housing (regardless of location of that housing) ar[CB3] e expected to assist with weekend duty up to five weekends per year.

Meetings

All faculty are to attend all faculty meetings and department meetings.  In addition, teaching faculty who are also residential staff are to attend twice-monthly residential meetings. Faculty are to attend scheduled assembly, and stand-up sessions.    

Orientation and Post-Graduation

Faculty participation in Orientation in August is critical to the success of the program.  All faculty participate in several aspects of orientation.

In May, after Graduation, the first-year students have one week of culture-building and academic activities.  Faculty will be involved in the design of the week, and are to participate in the activities.  

Southwest Studies and Project Week

Southwest Studies and Project Week are week-long educational excursions that take place in the fall and spring, respectively.  All faculty are to participate in one or both of these trips.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 230 students in grades 11 and 12. All students follow the IB Diploma program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the USA; the remainder represent over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.

A letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references may be emailed to victoria.lovato@uwc-usa.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-time Custodial//Housekeeping Position

UWC-USA is accepting applications for a full-time Custodial/Housekeeping position.  

 

Duties include: General housekeeping procedures including some knowledge of cleaning chemicals and their use and the working of housekeeping equipment. Must have a current valid New Mexico driver’s license, and applicant must be willing to do shift work, work weekends, holidays, and/or overtime as needed.

 

Applications may be picked up at the United World College-USA, Old Stone Hotel, 5 miles NE of Las Vegas or obtained from the United World College-USA website at www.uwc-usa.org/about/employment. Completed applications may be mailed to the United World College-USA, Human Resource Office, P.O. Box 248, Montezuma, NM 87731 or emailed to victoria.lovato@uwc-usa.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Meet Mzwakithi Shongwe, '12, who came to UWC-USA from Swaziland.

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UWC-USA is one of 17 UWCs on five continents. Other countries that have UWCs include Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Swaziland, Thailand, and Wales.

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UWC-USA students perform more than 18,700 hours of service every year through our association with 25 community partners. More than 2,500 people in Las Vegas, N.M. and the surrounding community have benefited from service projects led by UWC-USA students.

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UWC-USA has 228 students representing more than 70 countries, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. Eleven students come from countries identified as conflict regions. Representation within our student body includes: Africa 10%, Asia 28%, Europe 29%, North America 23%, South America 10%.

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Students don’t apply directly to the school; they are selected by committees in their home countries based on academic achievement, leadership, and curiosity about and involvement with global events and cultures.

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Philanthropist Shelby Davis has created a $40 million endowment that provides 50 U.S. students with full scholarships to attend a UWC every year.

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Our more than 3,357 UWC-USA alumni are spread across the globe: North America 26%, Latin America and Caribbean 16%, Africa 10%, Middle East 6%, Asia 14%, Europe 21%, Pacific 2%

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UWC-USA offers the International Baccalaureate diploma program. Students can choose from IB classes in 28 subjects – a remarkable number given the size of the school.

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