Employment Opportunities


Adjunct Professor - Economics

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR – ECONOMICS

Ave Maria University seeks applicants for an Adjunct Professor position in Economics for Fall 2017. Applicants should hold an advanced degree in Economics (MA or PhD) and be able to teach basic economics courses, especially in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics.  Compensation is dependent on credentials.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement relating their philosophy of teaching to the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to:

Dr. Gabriel Martinez, Chair
Department of Economics
Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 34142

Electronic applications are strongly preferred and should be sent to gmartinez@avemaria.edu, with a cc to:  HR@avemaria.edu

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Position subject to final administrative approval.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website:   https://www.avemaria.edu

The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish.  A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 30 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis of Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices.   For more information on the community please visit this link: http://www.avemaria.com/community/location

Assistant Professor in International Relations and Comparative Politics

The Politics Department at Ave Maria University invites applications for a position in International Relations and Comparative Politics at the level of Assistant professor beginning Fall 2017. A Ph.D. in Political Science, or equivalent, is required at the time of appointment. Candidates must be also prepared to teach our core course in American Civilization. Applicants with the potential for excellence in teaching and an active research agenda are preferred.

Application materials including a letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching and research interests, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to:  Dr. John Colman, Chair, Department of Politics, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL  34142 electronically via email to:    John.Colman@avemaria.edu with a cc to:  HR@avemaria.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled.  The position is subject to final administrative approval.

Ave Maria University is dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the Catholic identity of the university.

Ave Maria University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology

Ave Maria University seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Psychology beginning in the Fall of 2017.  Ph.D. or doctoral equivalent desired.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as ability to relate the field of Psychology to the Catholic anthropological tradition.  Ideal candidates would have capability to teach undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Quantitative Research, and Statistics, and to develop an active program of undergraduate research.  Candidates who have interest and ability to teach undergraduate courses among the following are also strongly encouraged to apply:  Principles and Methods of Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition and Learning, Psychopathology, Positive Psychology, Evaluation and Testing, Introduction to Counseling, Internship, Health Psychology, Sport Psychology, and/or Forensic Psychology.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a short statement relating their philosophy of teaching to the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to:  Dr. Keith Houde, Chair, Department of Psychology, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL  34142.  Electronic applications are strongly preferred and should be sent to keith.houde@avemaria.edu, with a cc to:  HR@avemaria.edu  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The position is subject to final administrative approval. Ave Maria University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Biology

Biology Faculty Position

 Ave Maria University Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Biology beginning in the fall of 2017.  Applicants with a Ph.D. in Biology, Health Science, Exercise Science or a closely related discipline are strongly preferred.  Candidates that are ABD or a have a MS degree with teaching experience will also be considered.  Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship.  Ideal candidates would be well rounded in Biology and have the ability to teach a broad range of Biological courses.   There will also be possible opportunities to teach Biology courses in the areas of specialization within an undergraduate curriculum.

TO APPLY: Copy and paste the URL link below to your web browser:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=117615&lang=en_US&source=CC3
Click on Register Now, and enter your information.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, list of courses that can be taught from the Biology Department course selection, and a short statement relating the University’s Catholic mission to their philosophy of teaching as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae addressed to  Dr. Nicholas Curtis, Chair, Department of Biology, Nicholas.curtis@avemaria.edu .  Review of applications will begin on December 15 and continue until the position is filled.  The position is subject to final administrative approval. Ave Maria University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ave Maria University provides an excellent fringe benefit package.

For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website:   https://www.avemaria.edu

The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish.  A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 30 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis of Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices.   For more information on the community please visit this link: http://www.avemaria.com/community/location

Finance, Economics, or Business

Ave Maria University seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in Finance, Economics, or Business beginning in Fall 2017. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and be able to teach basic courses in finance and investments, as well as economics and statistics; other teaching fields in business also considered. Professional experience in the field of finance is valued, as well as an interest in developing internship opportunities for students. Rank and salary are dependent on experience and credentials.

The AMU business program is new, small, and fast-growing.  We understand business as a profession, not a theoretical field, for which a robust and dynamic internship and job-placement program is crucial.  Our aim in teaching students the specific tools and concepts of the world of business is to strengthen their analytical skills.  We teach business in the context of a robust core curriculum that instills strong intellectual habits and offers a sound view of reality that helps students make good decisions.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement relating their philosophy of teaching to the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to:

Dr. Gabriel Martinez, Chair, Department of Business,

Ave Maria University,
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.,
Ave Maria, FL 34142.

Electronic applications are strongly preferred and should be sent to gmartinez@avemaria.edu, with a cc to:  HR@avemaria.edu

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Position subject to final administrative approval.

Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefit package.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website:   https://www.avemaria.edu

The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish.  A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 30 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis of Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices.   For more information on the community please visit this link: http://www.avemaria.com/community/location

Marketing and Business

Ave Maria University seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in Marketing and Business beginning in Fall 2017. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree and be able to teach basic and advanced courses in marketing, including Integrated Marketing Communications, Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, and Advertising and Digital Marketing. Professional experience in the field is valued, as well as an interest in developing internship opportunities for students. Rank and salary are dependent on experience and credentials.

The AMU Marketing program is new and fast-growing.  It aims to teach marketing as a profession, not a theoretical field, for which a robust and dynamic internship and job-placement program is crucial.  Students are provided with the tools and concepts of the world of business to strengthen their analytical skills.  At the same time, marketing is supported by a robust core curriculum that instills strong intellectual habits and offers a sound view of reality that helps students to make good decisions.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement relating their philosophy of teaching to the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to:

Dr. Frank A. Shepard, Chair, Department of Business,

Ave Maria University,
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.,
Ave Maria, FL 34142.

Electronic applications are strongly preferred and should be sent to Frank.Shepard@avemaria.edu, with a cc to:  HR@avemaria.edu

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Position subject to final administrative approval.

Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefit package.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website:   https://www.avemaria.edu

The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish.  A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 30 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis of Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices.   For more information on the community please visit this link: http://www.avemaria.com/community/location

Admissions Counselor

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

Ave Maria University is accepting applications for the position of Admissions Counselor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

The Admissions Counselor reports to the Director of Admissions.

The Admissions Counselor will serve as the primary point of contact for prospective students and parents within an assigned territory to provide information about the school, majors and programs, and to counsel families through the admissions process.  The incumbent will be responsible for recruiting prospective students including:  participating in recruiting events, campus tours, visiting secondary schools and junior colleges, attending college fairs, and providing group and individual presentations.

The incumbent will be expected to build and maintain positive relationships with high school guidance counselors, administrators, faculty and students.

Other duties include analyzing qualifications of prospective students utilizing established admissions standards and guidelines, and staffing the applicant review committee. Evening and weekend hours are required.

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree or higher

EXPERIENCE:  Previous experience in a university admissions department is helpful, but not required.

TO APPLYCopy and paste the URL below to your web browser.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=123004&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 Then click on the Apply Tab, First Time User? – Register Now tab, and once registered you can upload your application materials.

Please address your cover letter to Ms. Karen Full, Director of Admissions, and attach that with your resume and list of references within the AMU Career Center.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website:   www.avemaria.edu

The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish.  A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 30 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis of Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices.   For more information on the community please visit this link:

http://www.avemaria.com/community/location

Bursar

Bursar

Ave Maria University is accepting applications for the position of Bursar.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

Ave Maria University

Job Posting

The Ave Maria University Business Office seeks applicants for a full-time Bursar position to work in Ave Maria, FL, reporting to the Vice-President for Finance and Administration.

 Title: Bursar Employee Class: Full Time Admin.
Department: Business Office FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Vice President of Finance and Administration Approved Date: February 2017

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE
The Bursar’s primary functions are to maintain accounting records for student tuition and fees in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. This requires in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  This position utilizes Sungard Higher Education PowerCampus Student Administration software, CBORD Campus Card System software, Microsoft Dynamics GP Financial Management Software and the CASHNet Payment Portal as well as interfacing with College Board PowerFAIDS Financial Aid Software.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintaining the PowerCampus setups which will result in correctly assessing student charges, and properly identifying financial aid items, payments and other credits
  • Posting tuition cost, room and board and other academic fees
  • Working with Financial Aid to determine how student balances are to be cleared, whether by scholarships, grants, loans, third party payments or student/parent payments
  • Process Financial Aid disbursements
  • Work closely with Registrar Office (VA benefits, Yellow Ribbon)
  • Billing third parties for amounts to be paid on behalf of students (Florida Prepaid, etc.)
  • Reviewing student’s balances, refunds and applying adjustments to students’ accounts
  • Collecting of current and past due accounts
  • Negotiation of past due balances with students and parents
  • Perform customer service to students, parents, staff members and visitors to resolve problems and complaints concerning student accounts
  • Interfacing with collection agency to provide them the necessary documentation for student accounts which are in collection
  • Reconciliation of General Ledger accounts relevant to all student related items
  • Supervision of the Cashier
  • Compilation, preparation, and distribution of the annual 1098-T tax statements

INCIDENTAL DUTIES:  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an Accounting Major

EXPERIENCE:  Three to five years of broad-based accounting experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility.  Prior Bursar experience and use of PowerCampus, CASHNet, PowerFAIDS and CBORD software programs are a plus.

TO APPLY:  Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of Mr. Robert Farnham,  V.P. of Finance and Administration,  and complete the online application form and attach documents by clicking on this URL link:   https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=123184&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefit package to full time faculty and staff.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.  The University offers thirty undergraduate B.A./B.S. degrees in addition to an M.A. and Ph.D. in theology, and is located in Southwestern Florida in the town of Ave Maria.

For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website:   www.avemaria.edu

The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish.  A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 30 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices.   For more information on the community please visit this link:  http://www.avemaria.com/community/location

Groundskeeper-General Maintenance Worker

Ave Maria University

JOB POSTING

POSITION TITLE:          Groundskeeper-General Maintenance Worker

REPORTS TO:                  Director of Physical Plant

DEPARTMENT:                Physical Plant – 8000

STATUS/CLASSIF.:          Full Time, Non-Exempt

DATE MODIFIED:           February 2017                     

PART II:              POSITION SUMMARY

The Groundskeeper-General Maintenance Worker performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of University grounds and landscapes which includes the operation of electrically-powered and gasoline-powered grounds keeping equipment and machines, and the use of small hand and power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating, and trimming grounds and landscaping. The Groundskeeper also performs maintenance on grounds keeping equipment and tools, and makes minor repairs (within demonstrated capability) as directed.
Titles of Positions Supervised (if any):  Student Workers

 PART III:            ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  1. Performs tasks common to the care of grounds and landscapes by seeding, watering, mulching, fertilizing, and applying chemicals to outside plantings, lawns and turf, as well as inside flowers and cuttings used in transplanting; inspecting plant materials for insects, disease, physical and mechanical damage and identifying replacements; transplanting, pruning, trimming, and cultivating trees, shrubs, ground cover, and flowers; and storing and caring for bulbs and cuttings in the winter season.
  2. Performs regular and directed grounds and landscape maintenance by mowing lawns with riding or push mowers; trimming and edging around trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, sidewalks and buildings; weeding, thinning and cleaning flower beds and other grounds by hand or utilizing proper tools and equipment; and setting up, adjusting, repairing, and cleaning irrigation systems.
  3. Provides a record of grounds and landscape watering and chemical spraying by keeping daily logs of areas watered and duration of watering and the application of chemicals, including areas sprayed, amount and type of chemicals used, substances sprayed and reason, and the wind speed and direction at time of spraying.
  4. Removes unsightly trash and debris from public areas by regularly inspecting grounds, drains, manhole covers, etc., for debris; raking, sweeping and bagging leaves, debris, dirt and trash from streets, sidewalks, parking lots, tunnels, and transporting the trash to designated central collection points on a daily basis.
  5. Prepares outdoor locations for use by visitors, vendors, and the public as needed by campus operations, such as moving bleachers and seating, and erecting portable goals or other athletic equipment.
  6. Applies chemicals used in grounds keeping (horticulture, turf management, and floriculture) properly and safely by wearing prescribed protective clothing, masks, and/or rubber gloves and boots, following either written or verbal directions for mixing chemical compounds according to specifications, applying the chemicals properly on grounds and landscapes designated for their use, and disposing of residual chemical products as directed or storing and labeling them for future use.
  7. Safely operates light vehicles such as pick-up trucks, tractors, riding mowers and portable power tools and equipment such as saws, grass trimmers, leaf blowers, sprayers, and other grounds keeping equipment by obeying applicable traffic laws and following operator instructions, and wearing appropriate safety items such as goggles, gloves, or other appropriate protective clothing.
  8. Ensures that grounds maintenance equipment and building maintenance equipment are operational by performing routine and preventative maintenance and cleaning of tools, equipment and machines within reasonable capabilities.
  9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  10. Contributes to the overall success of the campus by performing all other related duties as assigned.

 EDUCATION:  High School diploma or equivalent is required.  An Associate’s degree in horticulture or turf management is a plus.

MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of two years’ experience in groundskeeping is required.  An Associate’s degree in horticulture or a related field may be substituted for the two years of experience required.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

Valid FL Driver’s License & evidence of insurability is required.  Possession of a public pesticide applicators license is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and trimming a variety of types of trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers and grasses is required.  Knowledge of the proper care of turf and ornamentals, and the use and proper disposal of chemicals used in groundskeeping (horticulture, turf management, and floriculture) is preferred.

SKILLS:   Must be able to read and write in the English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, chemicals, fertilizers and similar products used in groundskeeping and writing the daily log of watering and spraying.

Skill in the proper operation and maintenance of grounds maintenance tools, equipment, and machinery is required.  Ability to identify and eradicate disease or insect damage to plant and turf materials is preferred.

ABILITY:  Ability to display mechanical aptitude, problem solve with equipment to identify issues and create action plans, schedule activities, use job-related equipment, and be flexible with others in a variety of circumstances, ability to adapt to changing work priorities, communicate with diverse groups, meet deadlines and schedules, work as part of a team, and comply with OSHA/TOSHA regulations.

EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE: 

Proficiency with operating and maintaining grounds keeping equipment such as riding and push mowers, Bobcats, Chain saws, Weed Trimmers, Leaf Blowers, etc. is required.   

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s essential functions require the following physical demands:   Ability to lift and carry groundskeeping supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis, prolonged sitting, walking or standing, and frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing and reaching on a daily basis are required. Occasional climbing, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling is required.   The job is performed under temperature extremes and in a generally hazard free environment.

TO APPLY:   Please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to Mr. Jason Sylvester, Director of Physical Plant by logging in to our Talent Management site that is reached by copying and pasting this URL address in to your web browser:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=123919&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefit package to full time staff.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Ave Maria University is dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

Facilities Service and HVAC Technician

Ave Maria University

JOB POSTING

POSITION TITLE:          Facilities Service and HVAC Technician

REPORTS TO:                Director of Physical Plant

DEPARTMENT:                Physical Plant – 8000

STATUS/CLASS:               Full Time, Non-Exempt

DATE MODIFIED:           February 2017                     

PART II:              POSITION SUMMARY

The Facilities Service and HVAC Technician oversees and performs repair, maintenance, service, installation, modification, troubleshooting, inspection and monitoring of the operation of commercial/institutional heating, ventilating, fume hoods, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and associated plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and controls systems. Troubleshoots, maintains, modifies and repairs heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and equipment, fans and fan motors, heat exchangers, pumps and pump motors, electric controls, and associated safety, overcurrent and other equipment protection devices. Supports the maintenance and operation of other campus and plant equipment, including but not limited to EMS (Energy Management Control System), condensate return systems, and scientific equipment such as low-temperature freezers.  Assists in design, identification of systems, estimating hardware and labor costs; and planning of equipment upgrades and remodel projects by Physical Plant. Provides customer service.

Titles of Positions Supervised (if any):  Student Workers

PART III:            ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Coordinates with assigned foreman and/or other trades for the purpose of completing projects and work orders efficiently
  • Diagnoses causes of problems and/or failures in heating/air conditioning systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or system repair and/or replacement needs
  • Fabricates equipment parts for the purpose of meeting specialty needs and/or replacing unavailable parts
  • Informs personnel regarding procedures and/or status of work orders for the purpose of providing information for making decisions, taking appropriate action and/or complying with building and safety regulations
  • Inspects HVAC systems and their components (e.g. heating units, building exhaust fans, ventilation units, etc.) for the purpose of evaluation condition, identifying necessary repairs and recommending preventive maintenance
  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance as needed for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing functioning of the HVAC system
  • Installs heating and air conditioning equipment and systems for the purpose of providing enhanced and/or upgraded capabilities
  • Repairs heating and air conditioning systems and/or components (e.g. pumps, motors, air handlers, fan coils, piping, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a comfortable work environment
  • Requests equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of items required to complete the necessary installation and/or repair
  • Transports a variety of tools, equipment and supplies for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit
  • Solicits bids and quotes from vendors when needed and requested by Facilities Director
  • Monitors contractor performance and works closely with outside vendors and contractors to ensure work is completed according to specifications
  • May act as the project coordinator for all size projects including large scale repair and new facility construction projects
  • Responds to and assists with building emergencies on a 24-hour basis
  • Performs basic electrical work and determines when an electrician is required
  • Monitors and replaces light bulbs in all assigned facilities, as needed
  • Coordinates and assists with departmental and employee moves as needed
  • Dismantles and installs furniture
  • Transports goods or equipment as assigned
  • Hangs pictures and shelving, as needed
  • Performs immediate cleaning duties necessary to maintain clean facility
  • Performs other related maintenance duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

PART IV:             POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  High School diploma or G.E.D., and a certificate from a vocational technical trade school is preferred, or equivalent work experience related to HVAC systems, facilities and/or maintenance, and/or project or vendor management is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge to perform algebra and geometry, ability to review and interpret highly technical information, and write technical materials.  Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:   indoor air monitoring equipment and interpreting data results, standards for design and construction, air condition and heating codes, hazards and safety precautions, and refrigerant handling and disposal.

SKILLS:   Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include operating equipment and tools used in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment; basic knowledge of the trades and ability to assemble and repair equipment and facilities, planning and managing projects, preparing and maintaining accurate records, and handling hazardous materials.

ABILITY:  Ability to display mechanical aptitude, problem solve with equipment to identify issues and create action plans, schedule activities, use job-related equipment, and be flexible with others in a variety of circumstances, ability to adapt to changing work priorities, communicate with diverse groups, meet deadlines and schedules, work as part of a team, comply with OSHA/TOSHA regulations, and work with interruptions.

MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of two years’ job related experience in HVAC maintenance, with increasing levels of responsibility is desired.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:

Valid FL Driver’s License & evidence of insurability; Freon handling certificate; Universal EPA Refrigeration Certificate

EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE: 

Proficiency with personal computer applications, as well as ability to support and maintain other campus physical plant equipment.   

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands:   occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 60% walking, and 30% standing.  The job is performed under temperature extremes and in a generally hazard free environment.

TO APPLY:   Please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to Mr. Jason Sylvester, Director of Physical Plant by logging in to our Talent Management site that is reached by copying and pasting this URL address in to your web browser:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=123920&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefit package to full time staff.  Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Ave Maria University is dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

Librarian

Ave Maria University is accepting applications for a full time position of Librarian for the Canizaro Library.

Job Title: Librarian Employee Class:  Full-Time
Department: Library FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Library Services Effective: March 2016
PRIMARY PURPOSE
The academic librarian is responsible for the acquisition, organization, management, and distribution of library resources, and ensuring that library provisions meet the needs of all of its users. This is a people-focused role, requiring individuals to manage learning resources and duties include selecting, developing, cataloging and classifying library resources, answering readers’ inquiries, using library systems and specialist computer applications, supervision of student workers, and other staff as assigned, liaising with departmental academic faculty, external organizations and suppliers, ensuring that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users, managing budgets and resources, and assisting library users with computer equipment, conducting literature searches, and promoting the library’s resources to users.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Time %
1.      Performs cataloging in all formats using standards, serials processing, technical processing, and database maintenance 30%
2.      Supervises library assistants and student workers 15%
3.      Acquiring library materials, regardless of format (including subscriptions) by purchase and donation; includes receiving purchases.  Identifies and selects materials to be added to the library collection according to the library’s collection development policies.  Handles receipt, disposal and acknowledgement of gift materials for the library collection 15%
4.      Maintains library materials budget records and appropriate statistics 10%
5.      Provide leadership in the organization, processing and maintenance of archives and selected other special collections 10%
6.      Other duties as assigned as appropriate to responsibilities and librarianship in general, including but not limited to running reports, staffing the Circulation desk 20%
INCIDENTAL DUTIES:  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college and a Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited school are required.
EXPERIENCE: At least three years of technical services experience, preferably in an academic library.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Demonstrated strengths in leadership, organization, and communication. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to work flexible hours; may require evenings and weekends. Knowledge of computer software.  Proven ability to manage multiple projects and measure results.

Microsoft Office software experience should include Word and Excel.

Commitment to the mission, values, goals and plans of Ave Maria University as a Catholic higher education university as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

PHYSICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Depending on the assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10 – 50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work. May need to visit other campus buildings, and travel for continuing education or business as assigned.

TO APPLY:  Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of Ms. Jennifer Nodes,  Director of Library  Services  and complete the online application form and attach documents by clicking on this URL link:   https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=123184&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefit package to full time faculty and staff.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.  The University offers thirty undergraduate B.A./B.S. degrees in addition to an M.A. and Ph.D. in theology, and is located in Southwestern Florida in the town of Ave Maria.

For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website:   www.avemaria.edu

The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish.  A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 30 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices.   For more information on the community please visit this link:  http://www.avemaria.com/community/location

Major Gift Officer

Title: Major Gift Officer
Employee Class: Full Time
Department: Institutional Advancement
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

INCIDENTAL DUTIES: The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by the Department Chair or Supervisor.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: With the leadership and direction of the Senior Director for Institutional Advancement, the individual gift officer raises financial support critical to meeting Ave Maria University’s mission priorities, including leadership annual, major, planned, and endowment gifts. In this capacity s/he develops and executes plans to qualify, cultivate, ask and close on gift opportunities with assigned prospects.  The Individual Gift Officer facilitates the development of the relationship between the prospect/donor and Ave Maria University (AMU) including stewardship, ensuring that other University stakeholders are involved as appropriate.
 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Time %
1. Cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects/donors. Establishes ongoing relationships with individual donors and prospects through personal visits, phone calls, correspondence, and meaningful contacts.  Achieves annual goals for fundraising from assigned portfolio as well as developing the long-term potential of the prospects/donors. Develops relationships leading to gifts up to $1,000,000 and above. 50%
2. Writes/edits proposals for presentation to major donors that compellingly tell the story of AMU as aligned with the donor’s specific interests, and that effectively convey the impact the gift from the donor will make on AMU and her students. 10%
3. Completes contact reports and other important information in a timely manner for reporting and database purposes. 10%
4. Develops and designs systems to track solicitation assignments and progress. Prioritizes prospects and solicitations based on appropriate research and assessment. 10%
5. Confers with appropriate administrative personnel to ensure proper planning for proposals and to secure closure of gifts.  Collaborates with other stakeholders at AMU to identify and develop proposals and identify possible donors for key funding priorities of the University. 10%
6. Leads a wide range of fundraising activities, including providing stewardship, identifying new prospective donors and volunteers, maintaining an active level of contacts, coordinating volunteer fundraising efforts, and facilitating relationships between potential and current donors and volunteers. Attends major University fundraising events and represents the University in a positive light to donors, prospects, and other constituent groups. 10%
*Other duties may also be assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three to five years of progressive experience in development or a related field with demonstrated strengths in solicitations, relationship development, leadership, organization, and communication.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal and telephone communication skills, writing, speaking, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to establish an organized system of donor and prospect identification and evaluation involving potential leadership donors;
  • Ability to be self-motivated and self-directed while also being able to work as a team-member to get work done efficiently and effectively;
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced office environment;
  • Ability to work with short and long-term goals of Institutional Advancement and establish strategies for reaching those goals;
  • Maintain sensitivity, discretion, and tact in working with confidential information;
  • Ability to be effective in the use of resources including time, talent, finances, etc.;
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and disseminate results/outcomes in working independently and as a team member;
  • Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time and work flexible hours including weekends for events as required;
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Ave Maria University and Catholic higher education.
PHYSICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Depending on the assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or ability to stand, walk, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10 – 50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and read technical information.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work. Requires travel.
TO APPLY:

Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of Ms. Tina Muracco, Senior Director for Institutional Advancement and complete the online application form and attach documents by clicking on this URL link:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=120218&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.  The University offers thirty undergraduate B.A./B.S. degrees in addition to an M.A. and Ph.D. in theology, and is located in Southwestern Florida in the town of Ave Maria.

For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website: www.avemaria.edu

The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish.  A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 30 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices.   For more information on the community please visit this link:  http://www.avemaria.com/community/location

Marketing Coordinator

Ave Maria University is accepting applications for the full-time position of Marketing Coordinator.

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Marketing Coordinator will provide essential support for design, writing, marketing, and promoting Ave Maria University across various channels, including but not limited to the University’s website, social media, magazine, and ad copy and print. The Marketing Coordinator strategizes with University leadership and works in close collaboration with the Office of Admissions, Office of Advancement, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Student Life, and Athletics Department. The Marketing Coordinator will also assist the Director of Marketing in managing the Maria Vision video team, student interns, and student employees.

PRIMARY DUTIES – May include, but not limited to the following:
• Design print and digital advertisements using the Adobe Creative Suites as assigned
• Assists in writing for social media and the University magazine
• Assists the Director of Marketing in management of student workers, interns, and Maria Vision video crew
• Work in close collaboration with the Office of Admissions to produce content for the Admissions communication plan
• Assists in the development of email campaigns (using the MailChimp platform)
• Ensure all University departments follow brand guidelines
• Assists in the preparation of analytical reports.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field. Minimum one to two years of marketing or communications experience with responsibility preferably in a higher-education setting. The candidate is expected to possess a working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite software. Excellent editorial, writing and project management skills are required. Must have the ability to work independently, creatively, and efficiently under tight time constraints. Must be detail oriented and able to coordinate multiple projects with competing priorities. Excellent teamwork skills and the willingness and ability to collaborate in a team environment on various projects.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 
• Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
• Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally, by phone, in person, and in writing.
• Ability to represent the department and University in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner. Ability to use a personal computer, DSLR camera, and other equipment.

PHYSICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Depending on the assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or ability to stand, walk, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10 – 50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp, visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and read technical information.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work. May periodically travel off-site for events.

TO APPLY: Copy and paste the URL below to your web browser:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=116675&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Then click on the Apply Tab, First Time User? – Register Now tab, and once registered upload your cover letter addressed to Mr. Colin Voreis, Director of Marketing, your resume, and a list of references within the Ave Maria University Career Center.

Ave Maria University’s mission is dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

Ave Maria University provides an excellent fringe benefits package.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information about Ave Maria University please visit our website: www.avemaria.edu

The town of Ave Maria is Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, built around the Ave Maria University and the Ave Maria Parish. A small, safe, and family oriented community with affordable housing, yet just 30 minutes away you will discover all the treasures of Naples, Florida with its sugar-sand beaches, cultural attractions such as Artis of Naples, the Sugden Community Theater, and a large array of shopping and dining choices. For more information on the community please visit this link: http://www.avemaria.com/community/location