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There are 12 positions currently open at Catawba:

(Updated 3/1/20)
 
 

Advancement Officer

Department:                Development
Position Status:           Full-Time
Directly Reports To:   Vice-President of Development
Classification:             Exempt                                                                       

Catawba College (“Catawba”) is a small institution in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba provides an education focused on an institutional philosophy of a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years. Catawba’s mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.” More information about Catawba College is located at www.catawba.edu.

The Advancement Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies for the solicitation of major gifts, including outright and deferred/planned gifts. The selected candidate will manage a portfolio of at least 75 rated prospects who have a capacity and inclination to make a gift of $25,000 or more to support a wide range of Catawba initiatives. The Advancement Officer will play a critical role in helping to raise funds for the Mind, Body & Soul Campaign and work to increase donor support and act as a Catawba ambassador. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to new donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship of existing donors to increase overall retention and giving levels, and, where assigned, relationship management between donors and other staff. The goal is to secure $250,000 in philanthropic support during the initial year, thereafter $750,000 annually. 

Note: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required. Catawba may ask an incumbent to perform other duties as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Knowledge and skills necessary to perform the position include but are not limited to, the following: 

    • Develop a working knowledge of Catawba College and, specifically, funding priorities to articulate a compelling case for support to all constituents
    • Manage a sufficient prospect portfolio of alumni, friends, parents and faculty to generate a minimum of ten (10) to fifteen (15) prospect visits per month to lead to growth in the number of completed major and planned gift solicitations and major gifts closed
    • Strategically schedule prospect visits to use time efficiently and effectively with approximately 50% of time spent out of office on visits (some regional and limited national travel required)
    • Provide timely stewardship of assigned prospects and donors
    • Assist the Vice President of Development in managing prospect and volunteer activities as necessary
    • Provide staff support for appropriate Catawba leadership to cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects as needed
    • Communicate closely with appropriate staff regarding major and planned gift prospects, including but not limited to contact reports, proposal generation, planned gift documentation, gift acknowledgements, and other information required to accurately preserve donor/prospect records
    • Participate in Development activities, such as capital campaigns, events, donor briefings, committee meetings, and volunteer activities, as needed and appropriate
    • Assist with the successful development and implementation of Development and Alumni events, including but not limited to, Homecoming, reunion, donor functions, and athletic events, utilized for cultivation and/or stewardship activities for prospects and donors
    • Perform other duties as requested, delegated, or assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed in order to perform the duties of the position, including the ability to retain on the job learned skills and abilities. Catawba may make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Ability to clearly articulate Catawba’s Mission and Values
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and aptitude to work with people of different ages and temperaments
    • Superior written and oral communication skills
    • High energy level, self-motivated, and self-directed to design and complete complex projects
    • Must also have skills and desire to multitask and meet deadlines, work collaboratively and independently, understand the principles and techniques relevant to major gift fundraising, and participate in evening and weekend activities as necessary
    • Demonstrate integrity, positive attitude, diplomacy, tact, and courtesy
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the College Mission and Values

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Minimum of two (2) years of major gift experience, preferably in higher education or equivalent experience in a related field
    • Demonstrated successful track record in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual ($10,000 and above) is preferred
    • Ability to make cold calls via phone for prospect discovery and cultivation
    • Ability to manage stress with multiple competing priorities while maintaining a positive attitude and affect
    • Knowledge of development data systems

TO APPLY: 
Applicants must submit the following materials, in a single file, pdf version only, to hr@catawba.edu:

      • Letter of interest;
      • Current resume or curriculum vitae; and
      • Contact information for three (3) professional references.

 Catawba will give priority to applications received by March 5, 2021.

 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 

 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics – Tenure Track 

Position Title:             Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics – Tenure Track
Department:                Mathematics and Computer Science
Position Status:           Full-Time, Tenure Track Appointment
Directly Reports To:   Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Classification:             Exempt

Catawba College (“Catawba”) welcomes applications for the position of a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics beginning August, 2021. Applicants for this position should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics; however, Catawba will consider ABD candidates. The area of specialization is open, but Catawba will give preference to those with experience in statistics and/or data science.

Catawba is a private, liberal-arts institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba enrolls approximately 1300 students from 36 states and 19 countries, and has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. The Catawba mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.” Applicants may locate additional information about Catawba and the mathematics and computer science programs at www.catawba.edu.

This position requires teaching four (4) courses each semester and regular contributions to Catawba through faculty service appointments, as well as continuing scholarship, broadly defined, and professional development. The ideal candidate will desire to shape Catawba’s community and culture through active participation in campus life beyond the classroom as a colleague and campus leader. In addition, opportunities exist for faculty to develop courses for Catawba College’s Honors Program and/or regularly offer a section of First-Year Seminar as part of their teaching responsibilities.

To Apply:
Applicants must submit the following materials, in a single file, pdf version only, to Mathsearch@catawba.edu

      • A letter of application;
      • Curriculum Vitae;
      • A statement of teaching philosophy;
      • Evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
      • Contact information for three (3) professional references.

Review of completed applications will begin January 4, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

Please direct additional inquiries to:

Dr. John Zerger, Search Committee Chair
Catawba College
2300 W. Innes St
Salisbury, NC 28144
704-637-4426
jzerger@catawba.edu  


Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management

Department:                Sport and Health Sciences
Position Status:           Full-Time, Nine (9) Month Appointment
Directly Reports To:   Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Classification:             Exempt

The Catawba College (“Catawba”) Department of Sport & Health Sciences invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management, beginning in Fall, 2021. The candidate will provide instruction for a rapidly growing Sport Management program. The position requires advising Sport Management majors, coordinating internships, experiential learning, and curriculum maintenance.

Catawba seeks a faculty member to create a dynamic, innovative, and experiential learning environment both in the classroom and in partnership with sport properties across the region. The faculty will also be responsible for the recruitment and advisement of a diverse student population, and will be expected to serve on departmental committees, engage in scholarship and service activities of the College.


Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree required, (doctoral degree preferred) from an accredited institution

    • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality teaching
    • Incorporate active learning strategies and effectively use instructional technology to support classroom instruction
    • Evidence of research in the field of sport management and a strong promise for scholarly activity and professional service
    • Remain current with new trends and developments in the field of sport management to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning through attendance at conferences, seminars and workshops

 

To Apply:
Applications are being accepted until the position is filled and should include the following as a single PDF file: 

    1. CV/Resume;
    2. Application with cover letter;
    3. Statement of teaching philosophy for sport management; and
    4. Contact information for at least three (3) professional references

 E-mail all documents as a single PDF file to Dr. Jim Hand, Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at sportmanagementsearch@catawba.edu re: Sport Management Faculty Position.

Catawba College provides an education focused on an institutional philosophy of a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years. The college’s mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.”  Further information on the College can be found at: www.catawba.edu

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

Additional inquiries may be directed to:

Dr. Jim Hand, Dean
School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Catawba College
2300 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
jwhand@catawba.edu 

 

 


Assistant Professor of History

Department:                History and Politics
Position Status:           Full-Time, Tenure Track Appointment
Directly Reports To:   Provost
Classification:             Exempt 

Catawba College (“Catawba”) welcomes applications for a full-time faculty member in History at the Assistant Professor level. The area of specialization is open, but Catawba will give preference to individuals who can provide undergraduate courses in the following areas: survey courses in European, Asian, and African history and research methods in the discipline.

The History program’s mission seeks to ensure that students embrace intellectual curiosity and growth; practice citizenship, service, and civility; develop respect for the intrinsic value of all human beings; and engage in a process of academic reflection during a collegiate career rooted in liberal education. Catawba’s History program has long served our teaching-oriented college in a variety of ways, including courses in the First Year Experience Program, the College’s Honors Program, and the Department of Teacher Education, to name but a few areas. Application materials for candidates desiring an extension beyond the initial appointment term should demonstrate ability to contribute to these programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Course assignment is 4-4 during a traditional two (2) semester academic year; opportunities for teaching online offerings, including Winter Term and Summer Sessions, are available
    • Engage in scholarship and professional development, especially in conjunction with student research initiatives and projects; preference given to those with experience introducing students to digital humanities activities and/or information literacy projects
    • Maintain office hours and provide academic advising and mentorship for students, both majors and non-majors
    • Service engagement, such as faculty governance committee membership and involvement in College and community life
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

    • Dedication to ensuring excellence in curriculum delivery, development, and assessment
    • Scholarship that engages undergraduate students in exploring different historical techniques and approaches
    • Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students
    • Ability and willingness to teach fully online courses & engage in digital pedagogy

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

    • Education: Ph.D. in History; ABD may be considered for a one-year appointment
    • Experience in college-level teaching is preferred,

 

ABOUT CATAWBA: 
Catawba is a private, liberal-arts institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba enrolls approximately 1300 students from 36 states and 19 countries, and has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. The Catawba mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.” Catawba is committed to teaching excellence by its faculty members. 

Applicants may locate additional information about Catawba and the mathematics and computer science programs at www.catawba.edu.


To Apply:  
Candidates should submit this electronic application file (single PDF document) via email to Ms. Glenda Leonard, Coordinator of Academic Affairs, at galeonar@catawba.edu:    

  • A cover letter (not more than 3 pages) detailing the applicant’s:
    • dedication to student learning;
    • innovation in their teaching and scholarship/research activities;
    • characterization and understanding of the liberal arts;
    • suitability to an undergraduate teaching-focused college learning environment;
    • utilization of digital pedagogy in traditional face-to-face as well as online courses; and,
    • willingness to include students in one’s scholarship activities.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • A brief (no more than 2 pages) teaching philosophy statement
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references

 Complete files received prior to February 15, 2021, will receive full consideration, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.



Assistant Professor of Business

Department:                Business & Economics
Position Status:           Full-Time, Tenure Track Appointment
Directly Reports To:   Chair of the Department of Business & Economics
Classification:             Exempt 

Catawba College (“Catawba”) welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor of Business beginning August, 2021. Applicants for this position should have a Ph.D. or DBA in a business field; however, Catawba will consider ABD candidates for this position. The area of specialization is open, but Catawba will give preference to those with experience in one or more of the following fields: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Management, or Leadership. 

Catawba is a private, liberal-arts institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba enrolls approximately 1300 students from 36 states and 19 countries, and has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. The Catawba mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.” Applicants may locate additional information about Catawba and the mathematics and computer science programs at www.catawba.edu

This position requires teaching four (4) courses each semester and regular contributions to Catawba through faculty service appointments, as well as continuing scholarship, broadly defined, and professional development. The ideal candidate will desire to shape Catawba’s community and culture through active participation in campus life beyond the classroom as a colleague and campus leader. In addition, opportunities exist for faculty to develop courses for Catawba College’s Honors Program and/or regularly offer a section of First-Year Seminar as part of their teaching responsibilities.

To Apply: 
Applicants must submit the following materials, in a single file, pdf version only, to BusinessSearch@catawba.edu

    • A letter of application;
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • A statement of teaching philosophy;
    • Evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
    • Contact information for three (3) professional references. 

Review of completed applications will begin February 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination. 

Please direct additional inquiries to: 

Dr. Eric R. Hake, Dean
Ralph W. Ketner School of Business
Catawba College
2300 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

704-637-4293

erhake@catawba.edu


Chief Information Officer

Department:                Information Technology
Position Status:           Full-Time
Directly Reports To:   Vice-President for Finance and Administration
Classification:             Exempt                                                             

The Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and is responsible for all aspects of information technology. The CIO directs the activities of the information technology department including technical and instructional support, systems/networking, enterprise systems, and process improvement teams. The CIO is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and supporting Catawba’s network, wireless, server, and storage infrastructure, academic and administrative systems and databases, information security, educational technologies, telecommunications, media services, client computing resources, and support services. The CIO plans, coordinates, and supports technology-based initiatives in collaboration with others and ensures a high level of support services to students, faculty, and staff.

Catawba College is a small institution in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba provides an education focused on an institutional philosophy of a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years. Catawba’s mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.” More information about Catawba College is located at www.catawba.edu. 

Note: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Essential Functions: Knowledge and skills necessary to perform the position include but are not limited to, the following:

    • Work in partnership with Catawba leadership and constituents to deliver IT services and solutions aligning with Catawba’s mission and strategic goals 
    • With direction from the Cabinet, establish and lead an IT steering committee to define, prioritize, and implement project/work requests
    • Consult with and assist faculty and department heads to plan for and apply technology initiatives for classroom-based, hybrid, and distance learning
    • Prepare and implement operating, capital, and project budgets; manage department procurement and spending activities; provide progress reports and analysis; assess technology changes and their impact on the department and Catawba budget; make appropriate recommendations and adjustments to budget strategy
    • Manage the negotiation, preparation, and administration of contracts for technology services, products, and financing
    • Assess current enterprise systems to determine propriety of continued use and, if so determined, develop a plan to convert enterprise systems
    • Establish an IT road map for major applications and infrastructure considering integration and sourcing strategies; manage existing solutions and plan investments in emerging technologies; develop and implement short- and long-term technology plans in alignment with Catawba’s strategic direction; make actionable recommendations based on the evaluation of alternatives and cost-effective solutions.
    • Implement an information security strategy and framework safeguarding information assets and mitigating risks. 
    • Develop and communicate IT policies and procedures for acceptable use and information security, and interpret and administer applicable policies in compliance with information security laws and regulations
    • Manage and implement disaster recovery and business continuity plans, procedures, resources, and documentation. Analyze risks, and manages contingency planning and incident response to minimize disruption of business operations. Serve as member of the Catawba Emergency Response Group
    • Manage the portfolio of Catawba IT projects and ensure projects are delivered on schedule, within budget, and meet customer expectations
    • Lead, direct, manage, evaluate, and provide appropriate training and career growth opportunities for IT personnel
    • Ensure the IT department has policies, procedures, and standards in place meeting regulatory requirements and are consistent with industry best practices.
    • Review and approve all computer software and hardware purchases for pricing, performance to specifications, and conformance to Catawba IT architecture standards. 
    • Analyze equipment and software needs and present solutions to management for approval
    • Improve and recommend services to support administrative computing, academic computing, and educational technologies 
    • Develop and implement training opportunities to support technology users
    • Serve as Catawba’s liaison to higher education IT operations, committees, and consortiums
    • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree preferred; Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Technology Management, or related discipline required
    • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in information technology, of which at least seven (7) have been in a leadership role encompassing strategic planning, budgeting, process improvement, and managing IT resources, staff, and services required
    • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a higher education environment
    • Experience with development, installation, and maintenance of ERP systems in an educational environment
    • Experience with and knowledge of current and emerging technology used in an academic environment including voice and data communications, networks, servers/storage, software and database applications, information security, enterprise computing systems, academic and educational technology, and online/hybrid course delivery
    • Experience in building strong collaborative relationships with institutional stakeholders, both inside and outside of IT
    • Excellent project leadership, problem-solving, conceptualization, and presentation skills
    • Ability to supervise the work of staff and recommend appropriate personnel actions
    • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the college and to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents
    • Strong communications skills and demonstrated experience in working successfully in a culturally diverse environment
    • Experience with Ellucian Banner (ERP) preferred

Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as a computer, phone, and copier.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and movement is required. This would require the ability to lift files and file boxes, open filing cabinets, walking, and bending or standing as necessary.

 

To Apply: 
Applicants must submit the following materials, preferably in a single file, pdf version only, to hr@catawba.edu:

    • Letter of interest;
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae; and
    • Contact information for three (3) professional references.

 

Catawba will give priority to applications received by March 19, 2021.

 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, Catawba College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of Catawba College. Catawba College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 


 

Creative Content Developer/Designer

Department:                Division of the College Experience
Position Status:           Full-Time, Twelve (12) Month Position
Directly Reports To:   Director of Marketing and Communications
Classification:             Exempt

Reporting directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Creative Content Developer/Designer is responsible for creating, designing, and preparing printed and digital publications, advertisements, materials and select portions of the website and social media platforms targeted for use by faculty, staff, students, prospective students, families, alumni, and/or donors. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Graphic Design Services (70%)

    • Create/design/layout/manage publications, advertisements, and materials for Catawba College (“Catawba”). Assist immediate supervisor, the Marketing and Communications team, and the department requester/supervisors to establish a finished product providing the best possible visual appearance for each printed/digital piece based on audience, purpose, and goals determined by the requesting department.
    • Create electronic or printed proofs for approval of all printed projects. Send packaged artwork for output by email/mail/FTP/link to printers and/or Catawba employees. Design special Catawba logos, stationery, ads, recruiting publications, programs, invitations, certificates, awards and plaques, etc. as determined necessary by appropriate Catawba officials. Organize printed and digital publications, projects, and advertisements for Catawba as directed. Archive all digital publications, advertisements, photos, and materials working with the Web Developer/Designer.
    • Create and monitor publication, web, social media, Catawba representation and design guidelines. Works cooperatively with other divisions, constituents, and departments who have web and/or social media content. Provide creative and design services in cooperation with the Web Developer/Designer in maintaining a dynamic and purposeful web and social media resource.
    • Work with photographers, videographers, web designer, editors, copywriters, content managers, content writers, and student interns as necessary.
    • Develop and maintain a list of appropriate resources for facilitating creative and promotional development.
    • Provide input and creative for any marketing campaigns, logo designs, and branding opportunities as necessary.
    • Ability to deal with high-volume, past-paced, demanding workload. Plans, directs, and implements an energetic, coordinated marketing and communications strategy in support of Catawba’s Mission, Values, and established priorities.

 Social Media Management (20%)

    • Serve as the primary manager of Catawba’s various social media channels and coordinate content management and delivery.
    • Deploy, track, and assess social media platforms in the enrollment of new students and the outreach to other core audiences to assure consistency in tone, voice, and information conveyed among departments.
    • Plan, create, and implement digital ad campaigns (Social Media and Google).
    • Assist in developing social media strategies to support the goals of enrollment, retention, student engagement, athletics, and advancement while engaging regularly and strategically with leadership in those areas.
    • Assist in developing and instituting appropriate accountability metrics for marketing activities and campaigns, using them to assess against defined goals and develop specific steps to incorporate those goals to achieve optimal return on investment.
    • Keeps current on trends and emerging tools, platforms, outreach, and media opportunities.

 Photography/Videography Services (10%)

    • Provide photography services for Catawba events as directed and photography for publications as is necessary.
    • Maintain an organized library of photographs for use in publications.
    • Attend Catawba functions as directed.
    • Maintain an archive of graphic files, photographs and artwork used in publications. Assist and support creation of Catawba videos.
    • Work with professional photographers and videographers when necessary in order to achieve this goal.
    • Performs other responsibilities as assigned.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some movement is required at times. The ability to walk, move, stand, sit, and bend for extended amounts of time will be required at times. 

DESIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE: 

    • Bachelor’s degree required in Graphic Design, Fine Art, Graphic Arts or related field
    • One (1) to three (3) years experience in professional graphic design work
    • Experience with the following software:
      • Adobe InDesign
      • Adobe Acrobat Professional
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • Adobe Illustrator
      • MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook)
    • Excellent and proven written, oral, interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical, and follow-through skills
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated abilities in web, social media, and digital arenas
    • Ability to work in a high-volume, high-demand, highly collaborative, and team-oriented office
    • Must be organized, creative, enterprising, persuasive, and tactful
    • Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to perform well under stress
    • Must possess understanding of the job at strategic and tactical levels
    • Must be able to work well with people at all levels of the organization, and to employ discretion in handling confidential and proprietary information appropriately
    • Experience with photography and videography creation and development

 

TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, completed application, and current resume or curriculum vitae, references, and provide access to a digital portfolio or PDF of graphic design work/projects  to: 

Mr. Drew H. Davis
Vice-President, General Counsel, and Director of Human Resources
Catawba College
2300 W. Innes St
Salisbury, NC28144
hr@catawba.edu

 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, Catawba is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of Catawba. Catawba complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 


Director of Class and Parent Giving

Department:                Development
Position Status:           Full-Time
Directly Reports To:   Vice-President of Development
Classification:             Exempt

Catawba College (“Catawba”) is a small institution in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba provides an education focused on an institutional philosophy of a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years. Catawba’s mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.” More information about Catawba College is located at www.catawba.edu.

The Director of Class & Parent Giving will work in partnership with the Senior Director of Development to develop, plan, and implement a robust class agent program and assist with additional departmental volunteer management needs. The class agent program will consist of training class agents, organizing reunion giving, and making solicitations as appropriate. The Director of Class & Parent giving will also establish and support Catawba’s Parents Council, by identifying and soliciting targeted parents of Catawba students to engage in robust programming and giving to Catawba. The goal is to secure $50,000 in philanthropic support during the initial year, thereafter $200,000 annually. 

 

Note: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required. Catawba may ask an incumbent to perform other duties as required.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Knowledge and skills necessary to perform the position include but are not limited to, the following:

      • Design, implement, and support a Parents Council program for engagement and philanthropic support
      • Develop strategies for broad-based parent engagement
      • Collaborate with Development colleagues to implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for current and past parents.
      • Manage a pool of prospects who have the capacity to be engaged volunteer board members; cultivate and solicit these individuals and ensure appropriate stewardship
      • Work independently and creatively to match donor interests with institutional priorities
      • Monitor and report on class and parent fundraising progress, including prospect tracking and moves management
      • Design and implement a class agent giving program
      • Analyze fundraising activity to identify ideas for improvement in both dollars raised and participation for alumni giving
      • Implement class fundraising strategies, participates in class leadership conference calls, surveys class leadership and donor prospects, and determines solicitation strategies for leadership gift prospects
      • Increase giving, drive donor retention, and acquisition in both reunion and non-reunion classes
      • Identify, recruit, train, brief, and motivate class agent committee members
      • Maintain in-depth knowledge of Catawba's campaign priorities, academic and co-curricular programs, and develop relationships with key faculty and administrators
      • Perform other duties as requested, delegated, or assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed in order to perform the duties of the position, including the ability to retain on the job learned skills and abilities. Catawba may make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Ability to clearly articulate Catawba’s Mission and Values
    • Effective interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers, and faculty, staff, and administrators
    • Well-developed written and oral communication, negotiating and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of desktop applications and relational databases, including managing and tracking prospects
    • Ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision
    • Ability to find creative solutions and analyze and change systems in ways that achieve desired outcomes
    • Ability to work effectively in high-tension situations and maintain composure under pressure
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Evening and weekend work required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • At least three (3) years related work experience, including volunteer management, program creation, annual giving or other direct fundraising experience, history of successful parent or class fundraising program preferred

TO APPLY
Applicants must submit the following materials, in a single file, pdf version only, to hr@catawba.edu:

      • Letter of interest;
      • Current resume or curriculum vitae; and
      • Contact information for three (3) professional references.

 

Catawba will give priority to applications received by March 5, 2021.

 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 


Director of Marketing and Communications

Department:                Division of the College Experience
Position Status:           Full-Time, Twelve (12) Month Position
Directly Reports To:   Senior Vice President for the College Experience & Dean of Students
Classification:             Exempt 

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, the Director is responsible for managing the daily operation of the Office of Marketing and Communication, and developing and implementing creative strategies for the advancement of all programs, educational offerings, events, and distinctive features of Catawba College. 

Essential Functions: 

    • Plans, directs, and implements an energetic, coordinated marketing and communications strategy in support of the College’s Mission, Values and established priorities.
    • Works with the Senior Vice President, marketing staff, and other members of the Cabinet, to advance and distinguish the Catawba College brand through all communication media and to all Catawba constituencies.
    • Develops strategies to support the goals of enrollment, retention, student engagement, athletics, and advancement while engaging regularly and strategically with leadership in those areas. Similarly, engages with the Provost, the Deans/department chairs, and other academic leaders to effectively tell the Catawba story and build recognition and visibility for academic programs.
    • Develops and institutes appropriate accountability metrics for marketing activities and campaigns, using them to assess against defined goals and develop specific steps to incorporate those goals to achieve optimal return on investment.
    • Oversees budget management for the department including development, oversight, and adjustment of initiatives to ensure effective fiscal responsibility.
    • Provides leadership, engagement, and management to a team of marketing and communication professionals covering marketing, and digital and social media.
    • Keeps current on trends and emerging tools, platforms, outreach, and media opportunities and, with the Senior Vice President, manages and implements a long-term strategic approach to marketing and communications.
    • Performs other responsibilities as assigned.


Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines.


Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and movement is required. This would require the ability to lift files and file boxes, open filing cabinets, walking, and bending or standing as necessary.

 

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience: 

    • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree strongly preferred
    • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in progressively responsible roles in marketing and/or communications required, including at least 3 years in marketing
    • Excellent and proven written, oral, interpersonal communication, organizational, analytical, and follow-through skills
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated abilities in web, social media, and digital arenas
    • Writing and editing experience necessary, including press releases and organizational communiques, as well as managerial experience in supervising projects and/or directing the activities of communications and marketing staff
    • Ability to lead and work in a high-volume, high-demand, highly collaborative, and team-oriented office
    • Must be organized, creative, enterprising, persuasive, and tactful
    • Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to perform well under stress
    • Must possess understanding of the job at strategic and tactical levels
    • Must be able to work well with people at all levels of the organization, and to employ discretion in handling confidential and proprietary information appropriately

 

To Apply:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, completed application, and current resume or curriculum vitae references to: 

Mr. Drew H. Davis
Director of Human Resources
Catawba College
2300 W. Innes St
Salisbury, NC28144
hr@catawba.edu

 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 

 

 


 

Director of Online Programming

Department:                   Distance and Online Education
Position Status:             Full-Time
Directly Reports To:      Provost
Classification:               Exempt

Catawba College (“Catawba”) welcomes applications for the position of Director of Online Programming beginning August, 2021 (or earlier, based on availability of selected candidate).  The Director provides leadership and coordination of online and distance education programs at Catawba College.  The portfolio of online programs currently offered by the College include birth-kindergarten education, business, information technology, RN-to-BSN, and general studies.  Applicants for this position should have a master’s degree or doctorate from an accredited college or university, with experience in administration of online programming.  

The duties of the Director include: 

    • Collaborate with departments and campus offices in offering online programming.
    • Work with Learning Resources to design and implement training for online instructors.
    • Design and implement student training (onboarding) for online students.
    • Develop and maintain academic and teaching standards, practices, and policies for use in online courses, in collaboration with departments, chairs/directors, and faculty.
    • Maintain SARA approval and reporting for distance education.
    • Work with academic departments and Program Coordinators to develop a master schedule of nontraditional courses to meet all degree programs.
    • Provide administrative oversight of the winter and summer terms.
    • Consult on marketing of online programs and degrees.
    • Identify pipeline of partnership programs with projected enrollments and budgets per partnership.
    • Coordinate development and implementation of partnership agreements and articulation agreements.
    • Meet regularly with Program Coordinators and other faculty and staff concerning online programming.
    • Coordinate nontraditional and online student services not assigned to other departments.
    • Contribute to the teaching of online courses in general education program and/or in a specific online degree program.

 

Required Qualifications:

    • Earned master’s degree or doctorate from an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrated experience and leadership in online programming.
    • Ability to collaborate between departments and offices.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Doctorate in a field of study related to the current online programs, higher education leadership, or related field.
    • 3 or more years demonstrated leadership of an online program
    • Experience with accreditation standards for online programs.  Experience with NC-SARA.
    • Knowledge of adult online learner market.
    • Experience with marketing and recruitment of adult online learners.

Catawba is a private, liberal-arts institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba enrolls approximately 1300 students from 36 states and 19 countries, and has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. The current portfolio of online programs offered by the College include birth-kindergarten education, business, information technology, RN-to-BSN, and general studies.  The Catawba mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.” Applicants may locate additional information about Catawba and the mathematics and computer science programs at www.catawba.edu.


To Apply:
Applicants must submit the following materials, in a single file, pdf version only, to Glenda Leonard, Coordinator of Academic Affairs and Assistant to the Provost at galeonar@catawba.edu:

    • A letter of application that details the candidates qualifications and experience in leadership of online programs;
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • Contact information for three (3) professional references. Catawba will not contact professional references without candidate’s knowledge and permission.

 Review of completed applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Catawba will give priority consideration to applications received by January 4, 2021.

 Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 



Program Coordinator for the Online Bachelor of Business Administration: Assistant/Associate Professor of Business

Department:                Business & Economics
Position Status:           Full-Time, Tenure Track Appointment
Directly Reports To:   Chair of the Department of Business & Economics
Classification:             Exempt 

Catawba College (“Catawba”) welcomes applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Business beginning August, 2021, to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, a fully online degree offered by the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for onboarding and advising of BBA students.  Additionally, the Program Coordinator will work with the Department Chair to schedule courses, provide program assessment, and assist with marketing and recruitment for the BBA program. 

Applicants for this position should have a Ph.D. or DBA in a business field. The area of specialization is open, but Catawba will give preference to those with experience in one or more of the following fields: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Finance, Management, or Leadership. Expertise and experience in online education, delivery, and administrative responsibilities is expected.

 Catawba is a private, liberal-arts institution located in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba enrolls approximately 1300 students from 36 states and 19 countries, and has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. The Catawba mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.” Applicants may locate additional information about Catawba and the mathematics and computer science programs at www.catawba.edu

This position requires teaching courses for the online BBA and in-person traditional programs each semester, regular contributions to Catawba through faculty service appointments, continuing scholarship, and professional development. The ideal candidate will desire to shape Catawba’s community and culture through active participation in campus life beyond the classroom as a colleague and campus leader. In addition, opportunities exist for faculty to develop courses for Catawba College’s Honors Program and/or regularly offer a section of First-Year Seminar as part of their teaching responsibilities.


To Apply:
 
Applicants must submit the following materials, in a single file, pdf version only, to BusinessSearch@catawba.edu

  • A letter of application;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • A statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
    • Contact information for three (3) professional references.

 Review of completed applications will begin February 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of the College. The College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.

 Please direct additional inquiries to: 

Dr. Eric R. Hake, Dean
Ralph W. Ketner School of Business
Catawba College
2300 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

704-637-4293

erhake@catawba.edu

 


 

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Department:                Business and Finance
Position Status:           Full-Time
Directly Reports To:   President of the College
Classification:             Exempt                                                                       

A member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice-President for Finance and Administration (“VPFA”) serves as a critical strategic partner and advisor to the President of the College, Cabinet, and the Board of Trustees.

The VPFA is Catawba’s chief financial and business officer, providing leadership to ensure effective stewardship of Catawba’s physical and financial resources. The VPFA oversees Catawba’s financial functions, including but not limited to budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, financial planning and strategy, asset management, and risk and liability management. The VPFA is also responsible for a range of administrative functions including but not limited to the operation and maintenance of Catawba facilities, construction projects, Information Technology, sustainability, fleet management, camps and conferences, and purchasing.

As part of the President’s Cabinet, the VPFA is part of a collaborative and innovative leadership team guiding Catawba consistent with our Mission and Values. The VPFA will contribute strategic thinking, wise counsel, and effective management to Catawba, and serve as a positive influence on Catawba’s culture.

The VPFA reports directly to the President of the College. The selected candidate will work closely with members of the President’s Cabinet, particularly the Provost and Director of Human Resources, and supervise the leaders of Catawba’s facilities, maintenance, housekeeping, and Information Technology departments.

The chosen candidate must be an effective leader of people, and must exhibit the ability to develop leaders, address and manage personnel problems, and contribute to a growing, vibrant, thriving organizational and institutional culture.

Catawba College is a small institution in Salisbury, North Carolina, equidistant from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. Catawba provides an education focused on an institutional philosophy of a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors, and from the freshman to senior years. Catawba’s mission is to provide “students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation” and to enable “students to reach their highest potential while becoming responsible citizens.” More information about Catawba College is located at www.catawba.edu.

 Note: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.


Essential Functions:
Knowledge and skills necessary to perform the position include but are not limited to, the following:

    • Serve as integral member of the President’s Cabinet and be a key partner to the President, Provost, and Director of Human Resources
    • Provides leadership and direction to Catawba Business, Finance, and Information Technology departments
    • Oversee facilities operations, building maintenance, custodial services, and grounds keeping activities and ensure work completed to established standards.
    • Act as a key partner in academic and departmental planning, including budget planning
    • In concert with the President, direct and lead Catawba’s overall budget strategy and provide the President and key stakeholders budget recommendations, forecasting, detail, and analysis
    • Responsible for planning, preparation, supervision, and presentation of the College’s annual budget to President, Board Finance Committee, and the Board of Trustees
    • Develop and communicate Catawba budget protocols
    • Execute financial reporting in accordance with current standards
    • Develop long-term financial policies and strategies
    • Collaborate with the President and Cabinet members in aligning financial management, short and long-term financial planning, and projections with Catawba’s overall operational goals
    • Oversee long-term budgetary planning, resource use, debt management, facilities management, information technology, and investment opportunities
    • Report budgetary information to President, Cabinet, and Board of Trustees
    • Report financial information to the Board of Trustees, with specific support of the Board of Trustees Finance and Institutional Operations Committees, with primary responsibility to recommend for action and to report issues, trends and changes in the operating model and operational delivery policies related to business and finance
    • Collaborate with the Vice-President for Development to ensure endowment and restricted funds are properly managed
    • Maintain and foster positive working relationships with Catawba’s banking and lending partners
    • Oversee Catawba audits and coordinate activity with Catawba’s audit firm(s)
    • Oversee facilities master planning, major renovations, and new construction as required including related project financing. Act as integral participant in development of Catawba capital project program
    • Develop policies and procedures for the procurement of goods and non-personnel services
    • Provide leadership and guidance to ensure the campus-wide technology strategy is responsive to the needs of the college community
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Lead annual planning and promote service excellence for Business and Finance Office
    • Maintain Catawba’s official fiscal and accounting records
    • Provide general supervision of fiscal reporting, accounting, and budgetary control functions
    • Analyze income and expenditures and recommend budget revisions
    • Recommend accounting procedures and supervise auxiliary fund accounts
    • Serve as a liaison between external auditors and governmental agencies

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

    • Demonstrated understanding and experience of fiscal management, fund accounting, financial reporting, budget preparation, and control in a private education institution
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies including administrators, faculty, staff, students, Board of Trustees, and external public
    • Experience as an effective leader with significant budgetary and organizational responsibilities
    • Demonstrated understanding of academic/higher education institutions
    • Strategic planning and organizational management skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively, independently, and within a diverse environment
    • Extensive knowledge of state and federal financial reporting requirements and operations
    • Knowledge of appropriate computer applications and software


Education and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or an equivalent combination of education and work experience beyond the bachelor’s degree required
    • Expertise in understanding business and financial operations including the budget process and fund management, facilities, and information technology required
    • At least ten (10) years of work experience with extensive progressively demanding levels of fiscal management responsibilities required
    • Minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible management/supervisory experience directly related to administrative, business and/or financial expertise required
    • Five (5) years experience with an institution of higher education in budget management/endowment management strongly preferred
    • Current CPA licensure in good standing preferred
    • Executive level experience in higher education management preferred


Work Environment
:
This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as a computer, phone, and copier.

 

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and movement is required. This would require the ability to lift files and file boxes, open filing cabinets, walking, and bending or standing as necessary.

 

To Apply: 
Applicants must submit the following materials, preferably in a single file, pdf version only, to hr@catawba.edu:

      • Letter of interest;
      • Current resume or curriculum vitae; and
      • Contact information for three (3) professional references.

 Catawba will give priority to applications received by January 15, 2021.

 Catawba College is an equal opportunity employer. As such, Catawba College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status, unless allowed by law and deemed necessary to the operation of Catawba College. Catawba College complies with all federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination.


 

Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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