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

Director of Advancement

UWC-USA seeks to appoint a Director of Advancement. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the President. The Director of Advancement is responsible, in coordination with the President and the Board of Trustees, for developing and implementing the fundraising, alumni relations, communications, and marketing strategies for UWC-USA.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Directly responsible to:

●       Plan and manage the fundraising program to include the Annual Fund, gifts for special projects and endowment, major and planned gifts, and foundation proposals when appropriate

●       Manage a portfolio of major donors

●       Travel to meet with donors and prospects as required and prepare President for meetings with prospects and donors

●       Manage donor recognition and stewardship programs

●       Provide written and oral reports to Strategic Leadership Team and the Board at regularly scheduled intervals and keep the President informed on an ongoing basis of fundraising results

●       Serve as staff liaison for any Board committees relevant to fundraising, alumni relations, and marketing/ communications

●       Oversee and regularly evaluate Advancement Office staff, including staff who work remotely

●       Manage the department budget

●       Serve as a member of the Strategic Leadership Team and perform other duties as assigned by the President

Planning and preparation:

●      Work closely with the President on planning and preparing the school for special campaigns and/or a major anniversary-based fundraising campaign

●      Create and implement a staffing plan to increase capacity of school to research, qualify, cultivate, and solicit constituents who are around the globe

Manage staff:

●      Supervise alumni relations staff in designing most effective ways to communicate with and about alumni on and off campus while seeking to increase the level of alumni support and engagement with the school

●      Supervise marketing and communications staff in designing most effective use of the UWC-USA website, social media platforms, e-newsletters, and print pieces to raise awareness of UWC-USA

●      Oversee staff who process and acknowledge all gifts, adhering to legal requirements

●      Oversee maintenance of an accurate database of donors, prospects, and alumni and running analytical reports from the database

●      Work effectively in conjunction with Business Office staff to assure smooth operations in relation to gift processing, the annual audit, and budgetary matters

Essential Skills:

●      Minimally 8-10 years of increasingly responsible advancement experience that includes leadership and program building with alumni and major donors, and with proven success in annual, capital, and endowment fundraising

●      Demonstrated management experience and ability to lead staff, establish goals, and manage performance. Experience managing remotely preferred.

●      Experience with gift planning

●      Strong aptitude for metrics/performance goals and deliverables

●      Excellent writing, communication, persuasion, and presentation skills

●      Understanding and appreciation for a seven-day, independent, boarding school culture, as well as for the UWC mission

●      Strong organizational skills and high level of self and team accountability

●      Strong mentorship ability

●      Capacity and willingness to travel globally

●      Skill with Blackbaud products, Microsoft Office, and presentation software

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

Education Requirements:

●      Bachelor’s degree is required

●      Masters is preferred

This position is an exempt, full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience; and UWC-USA offers a competitive benefits package.

UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 225 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.

Part Time Bus Driver Positions

UWC-USA 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.


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.


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.


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%.


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.


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


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%


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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