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There are 6 positions currently open at Catawba:

(Updated 6/8/21)
 
 
 

 

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  

 


 

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


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.

 


 

Director of Campus Life

Department:                Student Affairs/Division of the College Experience
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 Director of Campus Life provides leadership, direction, and supervision for the College’s student-centered social, cultural, and educational co-curricular experiences.  The Director of Campus Life provides specific leadership in the development of social and education opportunities/experiences and is directly responsible for the operation, programs, and services within the Office of Campus Life. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

    • Responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive co-curricular student involvement and engagement programs helping to facilitate  each individual student’s personal growth and formation
    • Plan and execute large-scale campus-wide traditions including Welcome Weekend, Family Weekend, Homecoming events, Catawbapalooza Spring Event, etc.
    • Serve as an advisor to the College’s student programming board and provide guidance to the Student Government Association and the over 50 student clubs and organizations
    • Provide leadership for integrated and cooperative programs with other administrative department and faculty departments/schools
    • Manages financial resources, within budget limits, in accordance with college guidelines under the guidance and supervision of the Dean of Students by planning, developing, and overseeing designated budgets
    • Develop co-sponsored or complementary programs and forms strong network ties with campus organizations, departments, and campus programming committee
    • Oversee Student Activity publications and social media accounts
    • Responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of the New Student Orientation Program
    • Provide daily monitoring and supervision of the Cannon Student Center
    • Contribute to an effective unit by completing special projects and performing other duties assigned by the Senior Vice-President & Dean of Students
    • Represent the Division at College-sponsored events and committee assignments
    • Provide dean-on-call rotating responsibilities for campus issues and emergencies
    • Other duties as assigned

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

    • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Educational Leadership, College Student Development or closely related field
    • Four to six years’ experience in student activities, student services, and/or orientation programming
    • 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
    • Familiarity with Banner and Presence software to record involvement and track engagement

 

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 June 9, 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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