Employment Opportunities


Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ave Maria University seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position as Assistant Professor of Psychology beginning in the fall of 2016.  Ph.D. or doctoral equivalent desired.  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 interest and ability to teach undergraduate courses among the following:  Principles and Methods of Psychology, Statistics, Quantitative Research, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognition and Learning, Psychopathology, Positive Psychology, Evaluation and Testing, Introduction to Counseling, and/or Sport Psychology.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a short statement relating the University’s Catholic mission to their philosophy of teaching 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 carbon copy to Human Resources:  Kathy.Phelps@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.

Direct Marketing Coordinator

Title: Coordinator of Direct Marketing
Employee Class: Full Time/Part Time
Department: Institutional Advancement
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Coordinator of Direct Marketing will lead IA’s efforts to develop relationships and fundraising through direct marketing. The Coordinator will work with AMU fundraisers to develop and implement strategies that leverage all direct marketing channels to achieve the fundraising and engagement objectives of IA: email, web, social, mail, print, etc. The coordinator will develop both content and copy for each channel. This individual will strengthen digital rich-media and visual IA storytelling initiatives through the development and use of video, audio, and still image assets. This individual will manage IA’s social and web presence.
 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Time %
1. Develop and implement direct marketing strategies to achieve the fundraising and engagement objectives of IA overall and with key segments of prospects and donors. 50 %
2. Develop direct marketing capabilities in digital space not currently practiced by AMU with contemporary digital content and story-telling: email, web, social media. Successful, collaborative partnering with AMU’s marketing and communications department is critical in this role. 20%
3. Recruit and develop student talent to staff the direct marketing projects and capabilities required for IA 20%
4. Develop a robust performance tracking and management capability for the effectiveness of IA Direct Marketing effort 10%
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required
EXPERIENCE: 2 to 4 years direct marketing experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Four-year college degree
  • Demonstrated success, producing and/or editing high quality content for rich media communications platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo
  • Familiarity with digital media production environments and workflows
  • Demonstrated success in qualifying and quantifying results of communication strategies
  • Demonstrated success using emerging technologies to meet communication goals
  • Demonstrated understanding, and the ability to discuss in layman’s terms, emerging rich-media technologies and how people use the web to communicate, find information, and interact
  • Verified professional success managing multimedia sites and communities, including photo and video sharing sites, and video bookmarking sites for higher education, business, political, or other clients
  • Experience with web video and multi-channel web distribution
  • Understanding of image and video production and quality control
  • Photography skills
  • Interest in engaging Ave audiences and in expanding the University’s profile worldwide
  • High degree of understanding of how to amplify the Ave experience with relevant and engaging content
  • Must be highly organized and show meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be comfortable working with a broad range of clients, collaborators, and contributors
  • Ability to gather and analyze data from multiple sources.
  • Proficient in business writing.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
  • 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. May periodically travel to satellite sites.
TO APPLY: Copy and paste the URL below to your web browser.

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

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=113617&lang=en_US&source=CC3

• Please address your cover letter to Mr. Brian Couch, V.P. Institutional Advancement and attach that with your resume and list of references within the AMU Career Center.

Ave Maria University provides an excellent 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.

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.

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 APPLY:

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

Prospect Research Analyst

Employee Class: Full Time
Department: Advancement Services – 6102
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Advancement Services

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Reporting directly to the Director of Advancement Services, the Prospect Research Analyst manages all aspects of donor and prospect research for Ave Maria University Institutional Advancement. In this capacity, the prospect researcher extracts information from in-house and external sources to support Executive Leadership and Individual Gift Officers in performing their duties. This will be accomplished by providing comprehensive research on individual, foundation, and corporate major gift constituents and prospects. The Prospect Research Analyst will also report to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for responsibilities related to the overall support of the University’s prospect management and strategy development program.
 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Time %
1. Manage a comprehensive, proactive, and reactive research program helping to identify and qualify individuals in preparation for cultivation and solicitation. 25 %
2. Work within the university-wide prospect management system to support in designing and executing strategies to manage and grow the size and value of the prospect pool as well as to assign prospects and donors to respective executive leadership and individual gift officers. 20%
3. Utilizing electronic sources and in-house files to concise analytical research reports, including profiles, biographies, spreadsheets, project summaries and solicitation information and other database extractions as required and additional materials used by gift officers and executive leadership. 20%
4. Participate in prospect management team meetings, led by the Director of Advancement Services, for determining priorities of tasks, reviewing work, and delegating responsibility. 10%
5. Proactively and independently executes strategies to identify sources of major gift prospects using creative research techniques, gift reports, database queries, data mining, and electronic search methodologies to assist in meeting fundraising goals. 10%
6. Interpret, evaluate and synthesize biographical and financial information on donors and prospects. 5%
7. Develop and maintain systems and procedures that establish and maintain standards of quality, accuracy, and timeliness for prospect research and ensures complete, accurate and timely updates of research information is properly recorded in Raiser’s Edge. 5%
8. Responds to requests and inquiries from team members and communicates with staff regarding reports produced, suggested strategies, prospect identification efforts and research status. 5%
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree preferred
EXPERIENCE: 2 to 4 years in prospect research utilizing research tools common in the field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of Raisers Edge software strongly preferred. Target Analytics and Lexis-Nexis and demonstrated ability in extracting data/reports preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer software packages.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of wealth indicators, electronic research tools, fundraising terms and processes.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data from multiple sources.
  • Proficient in business writing.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
  • 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. May periodically travel to satellite sites.
TO APPLY: Copy and paste the URL below to your web browser. Then click on the Apply Tab, First Time User? – Register Now tab, and once registered you can upload your application materials.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=113735&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Please address your cover letter to Ms. Jennifer Whitis, Director of Advancement Services, and attach that with your resume and list of references within the AMU Career Center.

Ave Maria University provides an excellent 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.

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

Coordinator of Special Events

Department: Institutional Advancement

The Coordinator of Special Events will, with the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, develop and execute a robust schedule of annual events for Ave Maria University (AMU). The position will advance AMU’s fundraising goals by ensuring positive, consistent and meaningful engagement between the University and its prospects, donors, friends, alumni, parents, students, and institutional partners. The Coordinator of Special Events will interact with major donors and prospects, Office of the President, Office of the Student Affairs, and Board of Trustees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with department staff to develop, plan, coordinate, and manage events that ensure appropriate cultivation of prospects and donor appreciation, including small, tailored events on site, and the annual Scholarship Dinner.
  • Develop invitations, create event programs, prepare event program scripts, briefings, and participant remarks (as needed) and create and/or obtain donor awards and recognitions.
  • Manage all event-related vendor relationships and event planning responsibilities.
  • Recruit, train and manage event volunteers.
  • Prepare event budgets and financial reports; accountable for staying within or under budget and meeting revenue goals.
  • Working with department staff, schedule event debriefs to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of events, develop appropriate follow-up strategies, and make recommendations for enhancements where appropriate.
  • Initiate and maintain ongoing and proactive networking with internal and external constituencies.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience providing the knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the job responsibilities.

Experience:

One to two years’ experience in event planning is required. Previous experience interacting with donors or other high net worth individuals is preferred.

Certification:

Valid Driver’s License required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to appropriately manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional ability to prioritize and manage multiple, diverse and on-going projects.
  • Flexible work schedule with frequent evening and occasional weekends.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • 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:

Click or copy and paste the link below in your web browser:

 https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=113435&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. Tina Muracco, Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, and attach that with your resume and list of references and attach to your application within the AMU Career Center.

Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefits package. AMU 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.

Head Womens Cheer Coach

Ave Maria University is accepting applications for a Head Women’s Cheer Coach.  This is a part time 10-month position reporting to the Director of Athletics.

 PART I:         JOB INFORMATION

 POSITION TITLE:  Head Women’s Cheer Coach

REPORTS TO:         Director of Athletics

DEPARTMENT:      Athletics – #3624

STATUS:                   Part Time, Teacher Exemption

DATE:                       July 6, 2016

______________________________________________________________________

PART II:       POSITION SUMMARY

 The Head Coach will oversee the planning and administration of all aspects of the Women’s Cheer program and will provide leadership and oversight to the student athletes, and serve as a role model and provide a positive image for the athletic program.  The primary duty and specific emphasis is teaching, and skill instruction in the fundamentals of the sport through development at practices and individual training sessions.

 PART III:      ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

 Major Duties – 60%:

Student-Athlete Development –  Directing and supervising all activities relative to the teaching, training and skill development of student-athletes in preparation for cheering at University competitions.

  • Provide technical skill instruction to aid in the development of student-athletes at practices.
  • Conduct individual training sessions with student-athletes geared at skill development.
  • Develop and execute practice plans that will prepare the team physically and mentally for competition.
  • Assist in the preparation of the cheer program athletes for games by contributing strategies and aiding in daily preparation of organized and effective practices.
  • Monitor student-athletes academic progress ensuring student athletes meet eligibility standards and advance towards a degree.
  • Monitor and assist in the rehabilitation of injured student-athletes as directed by Team Physicians and Sports Medicine staff.
  • Coordinate with Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning staff to organize and monitor the physical conditioning of student-athletes.

SECONDARY DUTIES:

Program Administrative and Fiscal Management – Assist in directing and planning an

organized, competitive and fiscally sound program.  Oversee the planning and administration of all aspects of the Women’s Cheer program.  Duties may include, but are not limited to, travel coordination, ordering equipment, and completion of expense reports.

NAIA  Compliance – Ensure program compliance with NAIA, Sun Conference, and Ave Maria University rules and regulations.

  • Responsible for performing all duties within the framework of NAIA rules and regulations.
  • Assist in coordinating the preparation and submission of all the necessary NAIA compliance forms (i.e. practice logs, recruiting folders, official visit forms, etc.)
  • Assist in monitoring academics amongst student athletes, ensuring student-athletes progress in degree advancement and meet NAIA eligibility and University standards.

Recruiting – Manage the overall recruitment activities for the Women’s Cheer Program:

  • Assist in evaluating talent and recruiting prospective student-athletes who will be successful in the classroom and contribute positively to the women’s cheer program and the University community.
  • Communicate via phone, emails and letters, with prospective student-athletes and parents.
  • Plan and direct the scouting of prospective student-athletes including, but not limited to determining the recruiting events and competitions to attend and the prospective student-athletes to be evaluated.
  • Assist with on-campus official and unofficial visits of prospective student-athletes per University and NAIA policies.

Academics, Service, Marketing, Public Relations, and Development

  • Assist in the monitoring of academics amongst student-athletes ensuring student-athletes progress in degree advancement and meet eligibility standards.
  • Assist in the development of fund-raising events for the program within the framework of the university and departmental guidelines.
  • Reinforce the AMU mission and ideals of devotion to service by designing appropriate events for the team to give back to the community and serve others.

_______________________________________________________________________

PART IV:      POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

 Formal Education: 

Bachelor’s Degree required

 Specific Job Knowledge: 

  • Knowledge of and adherence to NAIA, Sun Conference, and Ave Maria University rules and regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge of collegiate level women’s cheer programs
  • Understanding of the University’s mission and its philosophy regarding student-athletes.

Minimum Work Experience: 

Previous cheer coaching experience preferred.

 Work Skills:

Must possess excellent teaching, organizational and communication skills, as well as the abilities to pay close attention to details, interact effectively and appropriately with student athletes, and evaluate prospects.

Equipment Knowledge: 

Proficiency with personal computer applications.   

 Working Conditions:

  •  Some lifting, carrying equipment, walking, running, bending, stooping
  •  Significant travel

TO APPLY:    Click copy and paste the link below in your web browser:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=111975&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 Mrs. Kimberly King, Director of Athletics, and attach that with your resume and list of references and attach to your application within the AMU Career Center.

Ave Maria University provides an excellent 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.

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.