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There are 14 positions currently open at Catawba:

(Updated 4/27/21)
 

 

Admissions Counselor

Department:                Admissions
Position Status:           Full-Time, Twelve (12) Month Position
Directly Reports To:   Associate Director of Admissions
Classification:             Non-Exempt

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  

  • Evaluate and execute admission decisions
  • Meet enrollment goals specific travel territory
  • Perform market research of assigned territory
  • Ability to develop and monitor reports focused on enhancing recruitment strategies
  • Coordinate travel schedule for given territory (attend college fairs and schedule private visits at high schools in territory assigned)
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Work with Alumni in recruitment of geographic territory
  • Coordinate telephone recruitment for specific territory, as well as other electronic recruitment initiatives
  • Conduct student interviews on and off campus
  • Assist with admissions events on and off campus
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree required
  • Position requires initiative, ability to make decisions in a fast-paced setting, ability to work in a team environment and flexibility
  • Day and evening hours and travel (potential travel of ten (10) to twelve (12) weeks in Fall and four (4) to six (6) weeks in Spring
  • Knowledge of marketing, publication development, and communication strategies helpful
  • Must be able to work independently and prioritize work volume 
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Admissions processes, procedures and systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook is required. Working knowledge of database systems, particularly Banner and Recruit, is preferred
  • Organizational, problem-solving, communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and student assistants
  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This job operates primarily in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines. Day and evening travel required, and job functions are routinely performed outside of primary office on campus or in off-campus locations. Participation in admissions events in evenings and on weekends likely in this position.

 

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.


APPLICATION PROCESS: 
To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and completed Catawba College application to hr@catawba.edu. Instructions and the job posting are or will be on-line and available to the public at Catawba.edu/jobs.

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 or Instructor of Nursing

Department:                Nursing
Position Status:           Full-Time, Nine (9) Month Appointment
Directly Reports To:   Chair of the Department of Nursing
Classification:             Exempt 

The Catawba College Department of Nursing invites applications for a full-time nine (9) month faculty position (tenure track or non-tenure track), with an August, 2021, start date. The faculty will teach primarily in the pre-licensure BSN program. Evening courses and occasional weekends may be a part of the teaching assignment in any given semester (with notice). 

Faculty will be responsible for didactic and clinical instruction using evidence-based methodology. The faculty will also be responsible for the recruitment, advisement, and academic mentorship of potential and current students. Catawba expects the selected candidate to serve on Catawba and Departmental committees, engage in scholarship and service activities, and complete additional duties as assigned. Experience in Maternal/Newborn and Pediatric nursing is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Nursing Education or equivalent from accredited institution required; Doctorate in relevant field strongly preferred; Doctorate strongly preferred
    • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina (or eligible)
    • Familiarity with the North Carolina Board of Nursing Regulations and Standards
    • Experience with Accreditation Standards and Curriculum Development
    • Two (2) or more years of teaching (classroom and clinical) at the course coordination or lead faculty role strongly preferred
    • Three (3) or more years of clinical practice as an RN
    • A record of scholarship to meet the desired academic rank (i.e. instructor, assistant, or associate professor

 

To Apply: 

Catawba will accept applications until this position is filled. Applications are to include the following as a single PDF file:

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

 

E-mail all documents as a single PDF file to Dr. Valerie Rakes, Chair of Nursing at nursingsearch@catawba.edu re: Nursing 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. Valerie Rakes, Chair
Department of Nursing
Catawba College
2300 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
vnrakes18@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 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


 


Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Science

Department:                Health Sciences and Human Performance
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”) School of Health Sciences and Human Performance welcomes applications for a new tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Nutrition & Exercise Science beginning August, 2021. Applicants for this position must have a completed doctorate in nutrition or exercise science, or related area. Catawba will give preference to candidates exhibiting the ability to deliver a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate Nutrition and Exercise Science courses. The ideal candidate will have expertise in exercise science and experience supervising clinical experiences.  Must have a Registered Dietician credential. 

The successful candidate will be part of the growing Catawba School of Health Sciences & Human Performance. The school currently offers degrees in Exercise Science, Nursing, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Therapeutic Recreation, and Sport Management. The candidate will have opportunities to teach and provide input on the development of new undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This position requires regular contributions to Catawba through faculty service appointments. 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. 

Responsibilities: 

    • Teach courses within the Department of Sport & Health Sciences, as well as a future Nutrition undergraduate minor and graduate coursework
    • Assists students in securing practical, clinical, and internship site placements
    • Evaluate clinical sites to maintain high academic standards
    • Assist in developing curriculum, academic standards, and student recruitment for the School of Health Sciences & Human Performance
    • Assist with the assessment and evaluation of programs
    • Advise prospective, new and current students regarding program planning, course selection and employment options within the department majors
    • Provide student research opportunities and oversight

 

Qualifications and Experience 

    • An earned doctorate in nutrition or exercise science, or a related field
    • Registered Dietician credential required
    • Professional licensure and certification(s) in an area aligned with terminal degree
    • Experience using a variety of instructional strategies, such as face-to-face delivery, online, hybrid, experiential learning, and field-based experiences to engage students with diverse experiences
    • A willingness to embrace working in an inter-disciplinary atmosphere

 

To Apply: 

Catawba will accept applications until this position is filled. Applications are to include the following as a single PDF file: 

    • A letter describing scholarly and teaching experiences and qualifications
    • Curriculum Vita
    • Statement of teaching philosophy
    • Names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three 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 exercisesciencesearch@catawba.edu: 

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. 

 


 

Asst. Professor of Sustainable Technology, Energy, & Innovation (Tenure Track)

Department:                Department of Environment and Sustainability
Position Status:           Full-Time, Nine (9) Month Appointment
Directly Reports To:   Chair of Department of Environment and Sustainability
Classification:             Exempt 

The recently formed, generously funded, and rapidly growing Department of Environment & Sustainability at Catawba College (“Catawba”) seeks to add a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Sustainable Technology, Energy, and Innovation to its dynamic, collegial, and progressive faculty cohort.  This will be a full-time, nine-month faculty appointment beginning in August or December 2021. Responsibilities include, among others, teaching in the Department’s concentrations in Environmental Science, Sustainable Planning & Leadership, Environmental Policy and Advocacy, Natural Resource Management, and Environmental & Outdoor Education. The candidate’s will primarily be responsible for teaching introductory courses on Air-, Water-, and/or Land-related environmental science and interdisciplinary special topics courses in the applicant’s areas of strength or interest. Catawba also expects the selected candidate to exhibit the ability to teach introductory physics courses for the College’s general education programs. 

Catawba is a small college with a liberal arts foundation located in Salisbury, North Carolina, approximately 45 minutes from Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston Salem. Our campus solar arrays produce more than one megawatt of power, and these installations are but one example of the widespread campus infrastructure and ethos, demonstrating our commitment to sustainability and the environment.  We offer a 3-2 BS/MEM collaboration with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, diverse study abroad opportunities, generous scholarship support and robust internship programs for undergraduate Environment & Sustainability majors, as well as excellent departmental support to augment faculty teaching and research/advocacy development.   

The successful candidate will have a promising track record in undergraduate teaching or equivalent professional experience, their own active green technology-based research or innovation programs, peer-reviewed and/or professional publications, student- and intern-centered directed mentorship, and teamwork as a part of a close-knit academic or professional program. Teaching requirements will be a combination of four (4) lecture sections per semester in addition to independent studies and mentorship on an ad hoc basis.  Departmental responsibilities include collaborating on curriculum review and development, new course creation, student advising, and being a point of contact for interested student recruits, among others. College-level responsibilities generally expect participation in one (1) to two (2) academic committees on a rolling basis. 

Catawba urges candidates with strength in Sustainability and Green Technologies, with particular interest in (but not limited to) a combination of the following: renewable energy innovation and ecopreneurship, materials recycling and reuse, regulatory frameworks and energy markets, environmental engineering, programming languages, and/or environmental physics. Catawba will provide special consideration to candidates with experience in working with groups underrepresented in STEM, with an eye to increasing equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion. Catawba expects the selected candidate to possess experience using a variety of instructional strategies, such as face-to-face delivery, online, hybrid, experiential learning, and field-based experiences to engage students with diverse experiences, and a willingness to embrace working in an inter-disciplinary atmosphere. 

PhD or equivalent degree and professional experience required (final stage ABD accepted for application, must be conferred before December 2021). 

To Apply: 

Applications are to include the following: 

    • Cover letter;
    • Curriculum vitae;
    • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience;
    • Statement of research interests, including how undergraduates can be incorporated into a small college green tech research, innovation, and/or implementation program;
    • Unofficial copy of transcripts for terminal degrees; and
    • Contact information for at least three (3) professional references

 E-mail all documents as a single PDF file to Dr. Luke Collar, Chair of the Department of Environment and Sustainability at ENVGreenTechSearch@catawba.edu

 Catawba will prioritize applications received on or before April 16, 2021.

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.


 


Catawba One-Stop Specialist

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

The Catawba One-Stop Specialist will provide direct, one-stop support and customer service to current and prospective students, parents, staff, faculty, and other members of the Catawba campus community.  The Catawba One-Stop Specialist will provide customer service related to admissions, financial aid, registration, business office, billing and payment, general inquiries about academic programs, and other resources to prospective and current students. As a member of the Student Affairs and Student Success teams, the Catawba One-Stop Specialist will also be involved in planning and implementation of orientations, welcome and admissions events, and admitted-students events. 

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Provide a One-Stop-Shop approach to ensure customers receive the highest level of customer service and information. Work collaboratively with other offices to provide excellent customer service.

    • Communicate effectively and promptly; address inquiries; provide follow-up on open cases;  provide explanation and training to customers on how to access information or to accomplish various processes
    • Maintain knowledge of Catawba policies and procedures
    • Greet visitors and field questions from current and prospective students through email, chat, phone, and in-person
    • Assess customer needs and effectively redirect to appropriate offices
    • Research solutions to questions, issues, and obstacles, and communicate action items to customers
    • Assist other Student Services offices in performing activities and transactions, as needed
    • Ensure that information and concerns are accounted for using established procedures and handled with the highest level of integrity and confidentiality
    • Provide live, customer support for the Catawba switchboard
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


JOB REQUIREMENTS:
The minimum job requirements for this position are:

    • A bachelor’s degree in any field, at a minimum.
    • Commitment to Catawba’s Mission and core values
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as necessary.  The Catawba One-Stop Specialist must work on-site
    • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion and confidentiality
    • Ability to communication effectively in oral and written form
    • Ability to provide education to customers on various tasks and processes
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other offices
    • Ability to assess and find solutions to a variety of customer issues and needs
    • Attention to detail and record keeping


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

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

Catawba will give priority to applications received by May 21, 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.

  


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 Retention

Department:                Student Success
Position Status:           Full-Time, Twelve (12) Month Position
Directly Reports To:   Associate Provost
Classification:             Exempt

Catawba College (“Catawba”) is accepting applicants for a newly created Director of Retention and Persistence position. Through the use of CRM Advise, the Director of Retention and Persistence will collaborate with partner across campus to implement of programs and services designed to promote academic, personal, social/emotional success, engagement, and retention of students.  

The Director of Retention will join dedicated staff of Student Success professionals to address the unique needs of students. Reporting to the Associate Provost, the team includes the Director of Student Success, three professional Success Coaches, and Director of Career Services and Internships, with a collaborative relationship with the Director of CRM Management.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and coordinate initiatives to support student retention
    • Using a case-management approach, lead the Catawba Cares Team, a group of faculty and staff who evaluate student needs and implement action plans for targeted interventions
    • Maintain and provide CRM Advise documentation and training for use by faculty, staff, and other enrollment stakeholders
    • Manage use of CRM Advise for student retention, including creating and maintaining events, alerts, and the communication flow from CRM Advise and create reports that inform strategies for student success
    • Represent the Office of Student Success at Catawba functions, meetings, open houses, admissions events, orientations, and similar events
    • Assist in planning and implementation of Catawba events, especially orientations, as needed
    • Serve as success coach for a caseload of transfer and re-entering students; design and implement orientation programming specifically for this population of students 
    • Support academic success and transition of transfer students through monitoring class attendance and academic performance, transitional conferencing, and pathway to graduation planning
    • Make referrals to other Catawba services/offices as appropriate (examples: Registrar's Office, Student/Residence Life, Counseling Services, Career Services)
    • Attend professional development training aligned to the goals of the position
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


JOB REQUIREMENTS: |
The minimum job requirements for this position are:

    • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Teaching, College Student Development, Counseling, Education, or closely related field
    • Experience providing direct services to students in a higher education setting
    • Commitment to Catawba’s Mission and core values
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as necessary. Catawba expects the chosen candidate to work on-site, on-campus
    • Demonstrated history of problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills along with the ability to work collaboratively with others
    • Comfortable communicating (verbal and written) to a wide variety of audiences, including parents, students, coaches, faculty, and administrators
    • Strong investigative skills, with high attention to detail
    • Experience with relational database management and data analysis/cleanup preferred.  Familiarity with Banner and CRM Advise (Microsoft Dynamics CRM Platform) preferred
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced and high stakes environment

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

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

Catawba will give priority to applications received by May 21, 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.

  


 

Ecological Preserve Keeper

Department:                Center for the Environment
Position Status:           Part-Time, Twelve (12) Month Position
Directly Reports To:   Director of the Center for the Environment
Classification:             Non-Exempt 

Catawba College (“Catawba”) seeks a part-time employee to perform daily maintenance and management of Catawba’s 189-acre Fred Stanback, Jr. Ecological Preserve and Elizabeth Stanback Wildlife Garden.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  

    • Daily maintenance of ecological preserve and landscape surrounding the Center for the Environment building, including but not limited to mowing, weed eating, removing invasive plants, removing fallen trees, clearing culverts, repairing trails and bridges, maintaining water features and irrigation system while following safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment
    • In conjunction with the Director of Operations, train and supervise college work-study students and volunteers
    • Perform other Center for the Environment related duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE
:

    • Experience in landscaping, trail maintenance, or agriculture
    • Ability and willingness to work outside in challenging conditions (rain, cold, heat, mosquitoes, bees and hornets, and potential allergens) doing physically demanding work
    • Experience operating various types of equipment safely and efficiently (e.g., lawnmower, chainsaw, tractor, etc.)
    • Some carpentry/construction experience
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive relationships with co-workers, preserve visitors and neighbors, and handle enforcement of regulations with diplomacy and tact
    • Personal initiative and ability to prioritize and carry out tasks in absence of direct supervision
    • Willingness to attend and complete First Aid and CPR training
    • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record


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 an active role and substantial movement and labor is required to perform the tasks set forth above.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: 
To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and completed Catawba College application to hr@catawba.edu. Instructions and the job posting are or will be on-line and available to the public at Catawba.edu/jobs.

 

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


 

Senior Director of Admissions

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

The Senior Director for Admissions provides operational leadership to the Catawba College (the “College”) Office of Admissions to enable the College to attract, recruit, and enroll undergraduate, online, and graduate students. Reporting to the Senior Vice-President for the College Experience, the incumbent will lead a dynamic, results oriented, and collaborative recruitment team of professionals with responsibility for ensuring the College meets its stated first-year, transfer, distance and online education, and graduate student admissions goals.  The Senior Director for Admissions will also be responsible for working with the Office of Financial Aid to ensure that the College meets its financial aid goals for the admitted class, and will work closely with the Senior Vice-President for the College Experience and other stakeholders to develop and execute the College's strategic enrollment plan.

In close consultation with the leadership within the Division of the College Experience, the Senior Director for Admissions will manage ongoing strategic communications and marketing to prospective students as well as key stakeholders. Expertise in organizational management, vendor management, CRM management, and financial aid modeling will be required.  This position requires the incumbent to attend admissions, alumni, and development events when necessary, which will include evening and weekend hours.  Serves as the liaison for the Office of Admissions to the College’s Alumni Board and any additional committee assignments as needed by the College or the Board of Trustees.

The position holder is a highly visible and effective spokesperson for the College and must articulate the benefits and values of the campus community to a variety of on campus and off campus constituents.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Provide supervisory oversight, leadership, and direction to the Office of Admissions and its team members by cultivating and developing talented team members with clear goals, expectations, and accountability by managing all functions including the hiring, training, on-boarding, performance management, and professional development of the staff.
    • Work collaboratively with the Senior Vice-President to develop and implement an innovative, proactive and strategic approach to new student recruitment and enrollment efforts by overseeing the operation of the Office of Admissions
    • Provide oversight and chair the admissions application review and evaluation process for first-year, transfer, and international applicants.
    • In collaboration with the Senior Vice-President, the Executive Vice-President/CFO, and the Director of Financial Aid, internally develop, oversee, and assess strategic financial aid allocation and its impact on recruitment/enrollment trends.
    • Collaborate with marketing and communications in conjunction with the Senior Vice-President on all recruitment marketing activities and initiatives including the development of recruitment publications, enrollment communications, social media activities, admission websites, etc.
    • Collaborate as a member of the Division leadership and with other constituents such as, Marketing, Information Technology, Financial Aid, Alumni & Parent Relations, Residence Life, and Athletics to serve the needs of prospective students.
    • Supervise the development and monitoring of statistical reports to enhance recruitment and enrollment strategies, yield management, predictive modeling and operational effectiveness.
    • Strategically and responsibly manage the Office of Admissions budget in accordance with business processes and in alignment with the strategic compass.
    • Build relationships with parents, guidance counselors, academic departments, and other constituents of the Admissions Office.
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


JOB REQUIREMENTS:
The minimum job requirements for this position are:

    • At least ten (10) years of recruitment/enrollment experience with at least five (5) years of increasing responsibility and management/leadership experience. 
    • Demonstrated ability and documented success in meeting admissions and financial aid goals by effectively managing the admissions "pipeline" through the inquiry, application, accept, deposit, and enrolled stages.  
    • Experience using student information systems, client relationship management (CRM) systems and communication technologies to recruit and enroll students
    • Master's degree from an accredited college/university, or equivalent and related experience
    • Valid Driver's License


WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This job operates primarily in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines. Day and evening travel required, and job functions are routinely performed outside of primary office on campus or in off-campus locations. Participation in admissions events in evenings and on weekends likely in this position.

 

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, in a single file, pdf version only, to hr@catawba.edu

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

 

Catawba will give priority to applications received by May 14, 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.

 


 

Catawba College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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