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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. 

Dean of Experiential Education and Residential Life

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a Dean of Experiential Education (ExEd) and Residential Life. This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position reporting to the President and working collaboratively with the Dean of Academics and the Dean of Admissions and College Counseling. The primary focus of this position will be to realize the UWC mission and values with an integrated, high quality student experience in experiential learning and living. The Dean is responsible for supporting and developing policies, programs, and practices that enable a culture of healthy individual challenge, responsible citizenship, and meaningful leadership.

The ideal applicant will have prior experience with the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and with experiential education and residential life. Experience with the UWC movement is a plus.

 Leadership:

  • Provides leadership in execution of the current UWC-USA strategic plan
  • Provides leadership, along with the dean of academics, for the day to day running of UWC-USA programming
  • Provides leadership for the experiential and residential staff
  • Develops programming and provides operational oversight
  • Serves as part of strategic leadership team (SLT), including reporting at Board meetings
  • Serves as part of program leadership team (PLT)
  • Manages program budgets
  • Provides documentation and proposals in support of institutional advancement
  • Leads planning and oversees major annual events including UWC Day, Fall Retreat, Martin Luther King (MLK) Day, Annual Conference, Southwest Studies, and Project Week
  • Identifies, develops, and supports strategic opportunities for collaboration with the local community and partners
  • Oversees dorm readiness and student dormitory assignments before student arrival
  • Organizes and implements the fall student orientation, in collaboration with other Deans.
  • Works collaboratively with the other Deans on the school’s academic calendar to maximize the student experience
  • Hires; supervises; supports, facilitates, and maintains good communication with the residential staff, experiential education staff, school nurses, counselors, wellness coordinator, and Get-Away Program Coordinator
  • Proactively monitors social and emotional growth and progress of each student, in partnership with campus adults
  • Communicates clearly and consistently on student behavioral expectations
  • Identifies “students at risk” in conjunction with the other Deans and residential and experiential staff
  • Maintains good communication with all departments, including Security and Maintenance, regarding student residences; attends monthly meetings
  • Serves as Administrator on Duty (AOD) on a rotating basis
  • Works closely with the Dean of Admissions and College Counseling on deliberate diversity (gender, nationality, socio-economic, etc.) needed to maintain the appropriate mix of students from year to year
  • Other duties as requested by the President

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Student Experience

  • Serves as IB CAS Coordinator for UWC-USA
  • Implements and oversees all day-to-day aspects of experiential and residential programming
  • Maintains student records related to experiential education, residential life, and discipline; corresponds appropriately with parents, College Counselor, and National Committees
  • Serves as the Title IX coordinator working with sexual harassment and assault issues, assigning investigations and coordinating the process
  • Clearly communicates behavioral expectations to students and responds to disciplinary problems
  • Oversees policies and staffing for student off-campus permissions and travel arrangements
  • Oversees and coordinates weekly Health Team meeting
  • Oversees the Get-Away Program
  • Organizes and maintains the school calendar in collaboration with other deans
  • Organizes, rewrites, and maintains the student and experiential education handbooks on a regular schedule
  • Coordinates events requested by all UWC community members
  • Organizes and manages weekly assembly and M-Codes with Program Leadership Team
  • Leads one ExEd per semester

Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrated capacity to provide leadership in the social growth and well-being of young people in residential and experiential learning
  • Ability to proactively build a culture of safety, respect, and responsibility in the student body
  • Ability to produce high-quality programming, implement collaboratively, meet critical deadlines, and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to use good judgment in establishing priorities and assessing difficult situations
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions
  • Exemplary discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues within the profession, including within the larger UWC movement

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Work is typically performed in an interior/office work environment
  • Can require sitting for long periods of time
  • Requires some physical effort
  • Some exposure to physical risk

Key Requirements:

  • Residential life experience
  • Experiential education experience
  • Career educator
  • Empathetic leadership style; open, accessible, and collaborative
  • Outstanding organization and communication skills
  • Flexible, adaptable, calm under pressure
  • Energetic and motivational role model for colleagues and students alike

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree is required
  • Masters is preferred, or comparable experience in experiential education and student life.

This position is an exempt, full-time position that will be an initial two (2) year contract.   Compensation is commensurate with experience; and UWC-USA offers a competitive benefits package.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 240 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 more than 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit, potential, and promise. 

A UWC-USA application, 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.

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.

Chief Strategy Officer

UWC-USA is seeking to appoint a Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). This is a limited term, full-time position reporting to the President. The Chief Strategy Officer will work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, President, Strategic Leadership Team, campus community, local community, and alumni. The Chief Strategy Officer will carry forward strategic initiatives that further the mission and ensure that the day-to-day activities of the school support those initiatives.

The ideal applicant will have prior experience with strategic planning and implementation within a school setting. Experience with the UWC movement a plus.

The CSO understands and supports the mission of UWC-USA as fundamental to all activities. The role is to work closely with the President to meet short- and long-term strategic goals and to make sure the school’s overall operation falls in line with those goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with senior leadership to execute on short- and long-term plans.
  • Creates implementation plans to achieve tangible results.
  • Assesses the school’s projects to ensure that they align with the school’s strategic objectives.
  • Analyzes the success of projects and activities and provides recommendations for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Analyzes the financial impact of strategic initiatives in cooperation with the Vice President for Finance and Operations and makes recommendations accordingly.
  • Communicates the school’s strategic progress externally and internally.
  • Discovers ways to improve outcomes by eliminating wasteful practices.
  • Leads and supports management in application and implementation of new policies and procedures.
  • Represents the school at official functions.
  • Main point of contact when President is off campus.
  • Develops new business opportunities by leveraging contacts, pursuing new projects, and improving project efficiency.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws, policies, and regulations.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess exceptional creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of project and people management and strategy implementation.
  • Must have experience managing budgets from a mission standpoint.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and adept at communicating verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to multitask with project management, data analysis, coordination with the strategic leadership team and execution teams, and acting as the public face of the school in the absence of the President.
  • Must be willing to challenge the status quo with new ideas, new approaches, and new solutions.
  • Must have strong decision-making skills and the determination to see projects through to the end.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, management, and collaboration.
  • Must be able to work with projects in detail and in keeping with the bigger picture.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Masters of Business Administration or certification in organizational leadership recommended.
  • Must have demonstrated excellence in analytical research, leadership, and strategic planning.

Work Environment:

  • Time divided between desk work, conferences, meetings, and on-site research.
  • Must be comfortable working long hours, including some nights and weekends.
  • Must be willing to travel.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 240 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 more than 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit, potential, and promise.

A UWC-USA application, 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.

Residential Life Coordinator

This appointment is part of a larger vision to restructure residential staffing to enhance the student residential life experience from a mission- and values-alignment standpoint. This position reports to the Dean of Experiential Education (ExEd) and Residential Life. The RLC will be on the front-line of all aspects of student life and the primary connector between student life “on the ground” and the Dean of Experiential Education and Residential Life. Empowering the shift to a student-led residential community, based on UWC-USA’s mission and values, will be at the heart of the RLC’s work with students.

Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively with the Dean of Experiential Education and Residential Life to align daily execution and strategic objectives
  • Maintains and implements residential policies and procedures
  • Serves in a supervisory and collaborative role with Residential Staff, aligning practices and policies
  • Works directly with students individually and in groups
  • Coordinates student care in collaboration with the Dean, residential staff, counselors, nursing staff, and faculty
  • Facilitates all residential meetings
  • Proactively builds a culture of safety, respect, and responsibility in the student body
  • Clearly communicates school policy with regard to school rules, including safe harbor, and develops a culture of restorative justice through development and consistent application of processes
  • Coordinates, supports, and assures adequate supervision of student activities related to residential life
  • Coordinates (and publishes) residential staff and faculty assignments for weekend team coverage and oversees all weekend campus activities, including events such as parties, Appreciations, Cafés, and other special events
  • Encourages weekend activity to facilitate a relaxed learning and growth environment on campus
  • Coordinates weekend supervision with the Administrator on Duty (AOD)
  • Identifies and investigates any violation of residential rules and notifies the Dean
  • Monitors Wellness Days and follow-up for all students, keeps accurate records, and reviews each semester with the Dean
  • Ensures that appropriate adults are kept informed and or/involved in individual student issues
  • Approves all student travel needs, transportation to and from school for all vacations, along with student travel for college visits and for special visits home; works in conjunction with the Administrative Assistant in charge of travel
  • Documents meetings related to student misconduct or student reporting of residential concerns, including violations of school rules
  • Recommends to the Dean updates for the residential life manual
  • Other duties as requested by the Dean of ExEd and Residential Life

Description and Requirements

  • Ten month, exempt position; approximately 32 hours a week including on call flexibility as required in a boarding environment
  • Position may be held in addition to other residential responsibilities
  • Evenings and weekends required
  • Experience in Residential Life required
  • Knowledge of the UWC-USA program strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Desire to contribute creatively and effectively to residential program to best reflect the UWC-USA mission and values required
  • Living on the UWC-USA campus required

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; experience or advanced degree in counseling or social work, and/or extensive experience with adolescents in a residential setting, preferred.

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 are required and 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.

Part Time Bus Driver Positions

UWC-USA is accepting applications for a 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.

 

Part Time History and Group 3 (Individuals and Societies) Instructor

Part Time History and Group 3 (Individuals and Societies) Instructor 

The United World College-USA is seeking a part-time History/Group 3 teacher. The teacher will be responsible for teaching International Baccalaureate History HL: Americas and another subject in the department, including Economics, Global Politics and Social and Cultural Anthropology.

The ideal applicant will hold a Master’s degree in a related field, have secondary education certification, and have at least three years’ teaching experience.

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

Instructional Responsibilities

 IB History and Group 3

A part-time History and Group 3 teacher is responsible for teaching one class of IB History HL: Americas and one other class in the Group 3 based on the needs of the department. This could be another history course, economics, global politics, or social and cultural anthropology.

Additionally, this teacher must be available to provide support and occasionally serve as a substitute for other teachers in the department as needed.

Course Content and Assessment

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

Extended Essays

All teachers are to supervise up to six Extended Essays (EEs) 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.

Grades and Reports and Invigilation

All teachers will compile grades and write a narrative report for each student in their classes at designated times of the year. Teachers are to track attendance in the approved school platform. During IB exams all teachers are expected to assist in invigilation as needed.

References and Recommendations

All faculty are to write letters of recommendation to colleges and universities on behalf of their students, at the student’s request.

General Responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Serving as an official advisor
  • Assisting with Second-Year Survival Week
  • Driving
  • Sponsoring an Experiential Education activity
  • Participating in orientation and post-graduation faculty programming
  • Participating in residential life according to the terms of the housing policy if residing in school-supplied housing

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 UWC-USA application, 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 e

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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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