Employment Opportunities


Assistant Professor of Biology

Position: Ave Maria University seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position as Assistant Professor of Biology beginning in the fall of 2016.

Responsibilities: Teaching a range of undergraduate Exercise Science/Health Science courses and courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, and conducting research involving undergraduate majors.

Qualifications: Applicants with a Ph.D. in Biology, Health Science, Organismal, or Environmental Science backgrounds or a closely related discipline are strongly preferred.  Ideal candidates that are ABD and with a MS degree but has teaching experience will also be considered candidates and should be well rounded in Exercise Science and Health Science.  Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, and disciplinary research interests should be complementary to those of faculty in the Department of Biology.

 To Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of courses that can be taught from the Biology Department course selection, a research summary including how that research would involve student participation, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, and a statement relating the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to their philosophy of teaching. More information about the Catholic identity and mission of Ave Maria University can be found at www.avemaria.edu. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted in support of their application.

Electronic applications are strongly preferred and should be sent to Dr. Thomas Smith, Department of Biology, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL 34142.  Electronic applications are strongly preferred and should be sent to Thomas.smith@avemaria.edu, with a cc to Human Resources: Kathy.Phelps@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 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 devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

Assistant Professor of Biology (Exercise Science)

Description: Ave Maria University seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position as Assistant Professor of Biology beginning in the fall of 2016.

 Responsibilities: Teaching a range of undergraduate Exercise Science/Health Science courses and courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, and conducting research involving undergraduate majors.

Qualifications: Applicants with a Ph.D. in Exercise Science or a closely related discipline are strongly preferred.  Ideal candidates that are ABD and with a MS degree but has teaching experience will also be considered candidates and should be well rounded in Exercise Science and Health Science.  Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, and disciplinary research interests should be complementary to those of faculty in the Department of Biology.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of courses that can be taught from the Biology Department course selection, a research summary including how that research would involve student participation, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, and a statement relating the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to their philosophy of teaching. More information about the Catholic identity and mission of Ave Maria University can be found at www.avemaria.edu. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted in support of their application.

Electronic applications are strongly preferred and should be sent to Dr. Nicholas Curtis, Department of Biology, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL 34142.  Electronic applications are strongly preferred and should be sent to nicholas.curtis@avemaria.edu, with a cc to Human Resources: Kathy.phelps@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 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 devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

 

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.

Director of Admissions

Title:  Director of Admissions Employee Type: Full Time Regular
Department: Enrollment and Marketing FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To:  Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing Effective:  May 2016
PRIMARY PURPOSE
The primary purpose of the Director of Admissions is to motivate, train, and supervise the Admissions counselors in all facets of student recruiting, guiding the collective effort of the team towards achieving the University’s annual enrollment goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Train Admissions personnel to articulate effectively to prospective students and their families the mission and values of the University.
2.  Monitor the implementation of Admissions processing procedures, ensuring compliance with the University, federal, state, and accrediting policies and standards.
3. Consult with the University Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing on a range of Admissions issues and reporting.
4. Work closely with the Director of Financial Aid, the Registrar, and Athletic Department staff to provide timely assistance to prospects throughout the enrollment process.
5.  Collaborate with the Marketing Director on communication related to domestic and international recruitment, and with the IT department on training related to the processing of software.
6.  Interface with personnel of other departments to maintain effective channels of communication on enrollment issues.
7.  Fulfill any other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing.
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 required.
EXPERIENCE: Five years in a private college or university admissions office preferred, with at least two years of supervisor experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of Word and Excel programs.  Experience with PowerCampus by Ellucian a plus.  Very strong interpersonal and leadership skills.  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:   Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other buildings on campus and travel.  Requires excellent verbal communication skills to train staff, and speak with students and parents.  Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate computer, telephone, and copier/fax/scanner equipment and read technical information.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work, and exposure to weather elements. May travel to away competitions and work night and weekend hours.

 TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter addressed to Mr. Dennis Grace, Executive V.P. of Enrollment and Marketing, resume, and references and submit by clicking Ctrl + Click of the below URL:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=108995&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.

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.

Director of Stewardship and Events

Ave Maria University is accepting applications for a full time exempt position of Director of Stewardship and Events.

 

Title:   Director of Stewardship and Events Employee Class: Full Time
Department: Institutional Advancement – 6001 FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To:   Vice President for Institutional Advancement Grade:
PRIMARY PURPOSE
The Director of Stewardship and Events will, with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, develop and execute a comprehensive stewardship program for Ave Maria University. The position will advance AMU’s fundraising goals by ensuring positive, consistent and meaningful engagement which sustains mutually-rewarding relations between the University and its prospects, donors, friends, alumni, parents, students, and institutional partners. The Director will interact with major donors and prospects, Office of the President, Office of the Student Affairs, and Board of Trustees.

This position requires a significant understanding of fundraising, stewardship and donor relations, as well as experience developing and managing a full range of strategic cultivation and stewardship events, from small scale on-site events to off-site events including our annual Scholarship Dinner at a premier venue.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Time %
Stewardship:

  • Design, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive stewardship program which appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels, and supports the prospect management process.
  • Develop and assess policies and procedures of the Office of Institutional Advancement and across the University that are essential for a comprehensive donor relations program.
  • Partner with Department staff to develop and implement strategies for effective cultivation and stewardship of donors.
  • Proactively support the stewardship actions of Major Gift Officer portfolios by coordinating stewardship plans for donors and prospects in their respective portfolios.
  • Devise and use consistent, accurate, and appropriate information-sharing mechanisms for stewarding prospects and donors.
  • Work closely with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to streamline and manage information-tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current major donors to enhance their relationship with the University and increase the likelihood of continued support.
  • Recommend and facilitate publicity of major gifts and donors with department staff and the Director of Marketing. Advise on and facilitate the recognition of donors in both print and Web-based publications.
40%
Events:

  • 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.
  • Manage all event-related vendor relationships and event planning responsibilities.
  • Prepare event budgets and financial reports; accountable for staying within or under budget and meeting revenue goals.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the stewardship program and advancement events, and make recommendations for enhancements where appropriate.
  • Compose written communications, compile appropriate invitation lists, develop invitations, create event programs, prepare event program scripts, briefings, and participant remarks (as needed) and create and/or obtain donor awards and recognitions.
40%
Initiate and maintain ongoing and proactive networking with internal and external constituencies. 10%
Provide administrative support to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, primarily related to donor and prospect management. 10%
EDUCATION:

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

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of five to seven years’ experience in higher education in fundraising, stewardship, and special events planning. Previous experience interacting with donors or other high net worth individuals and event management is required.

CERTIFICATION:

Valid Driver’s License

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.
  • Experience in managing staff coordination, working independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional ability to prioritize and manage multiple, diverse and on-going projects
  • Ability to perform high-level tasks and willingness to provide administrative support to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement as needed.
  • Flexible work schedule with frequent evening and occasional weekends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • Experience working with a complex donor database preferred, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
  • 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 Ctrl + click on the URL link below, click on the APPLY Now tab, click on the Register Now tab, and address your cover letter to Mr. Brian Couch, V.P. for Institutional Advancement:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=108002&lang=en_US&source=CC3

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.

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.

Director of Counseling Services

Ave Maria University is accepting applications for a Director of Counseling Services (full-time, exempt position).

 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.

PRIMARY PURPOSE
Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of Counseling Services (CS) provides vision, leadership and oversight of the clinical, educational, fiscal and administrative services of the department.

Counseling Services is a unit within the larger Division of Student Affairs at Ave Maria.

 Counseling Services offers a range of confidential services to support the mental health needs of students, as well as providing outreach and prevention services to guide students in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Director plays a key leadership role in strengthening linkages between CS, other departments in Student Affairs, and the larger campus community through the coordination of services and activities that support all Ave Maria students. The Director of Counseling Services provides direct clinical, prevention, and outreach services. The Director will oversee clinical and administrative support staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides direct clinical services for mental health needs as well as preventative and outreach services. Appro x. 70%
2.  Prepares Operational Plans and Department budgets; administers policies/procedures; and submits programmatic, board, and year-end reports.

3.  Supervise clinical and administrative support staff

4.  Attends regular and as-needed meetings with other staff/faculty to discuss student needs and coordinate events.

5.  Maintains contact with local service providers and refers/links students with special needs, i.e. psychiatric, autism, etc.

6.  Creates content and maintains CS web pages/brochures to identify student services and electronic resources.

7.  Serves as chair/member of related University committees, e.g., ADA Compliance, Student Affairs, and Facilities, as needed

approx

. 30%

EDUCATION: Minimum qualifications and credentials include a master’s degree in Psychology or closely related field; an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university is highly preferred. Licensure as an independent mental health provider (or immediately eligible) in Florida is required. Counseling psychology, clinical psychology, social work, or other closely related experience is necessary.
EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have five (5) plus years of previous experience as a staff

 

member in a University counseling center or mental health setting, at least three (3) years of which were in an administrative leadership/supervisory capacity.
CERTIFICATION: State Licensure
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must have experience with clinical assessment, efficient counseling modalities, and crisis intervention with a diverse college-aged population. Must have knowledge and experience with ADA compliance issues for mental health and academic accommodations in the higher education environment. Must have a strong commitment to the teachings of the Catholic Church and be committed to providing counseling services that are reflective of Christianity. Proficiency in using electronic counseling/client software; Microsoft Word and Excel.
PHYSICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; 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, type and perform data entry, visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information, ability to hear in order to answer telephones and to communicate verbally.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed indoors with minimal safety hazards, and requires primarily seated work. Due to the nature of higher education, there may be some night/weekend work requirements.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants should apply at this URL link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=106957&lang=en_US &source=CC3     Please submit a cover letter addressed to Ms. Julie Cosden, Vice President for Student Affairs, along with a résumé and three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.
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.

Individual Gift Officer

 

Title:   Individual Gift Officer Employee Class:
Full Time
Department: Institutional Advancement- 6001 FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To:   Vice President for Institutional Advancement Grade:
PRIMARY PURPOSE
With the leadership and direction of the Vice President 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.
CERTIFICATION: Valid Driver’s License
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. Stacy Laffere, Associate Vice President 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=106041&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.

Phone Center Program Manager

 

Ave Maria University is accepting applications for a full time exempt position of Phone Center Program Manager

 

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.

PRIMARY PURPOSE
With the leadership and direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Phone Center Program Manager raises financial support critical to meeting Ave Maria University’s mission priorities, specifically annual gifts. In the capacity s/he develops, plans, manages, coordinates, executes, and analyzes the activities of the Ave Maria student phone center.  This position oversees the general operations of the entire Phone Center, including student hiring, training and supervising student callers and managers, establishing schedules, managing computer database files, and follow-up on pledges and gifts made through the Phone Center.   The program manager will supervise 20 to 30 paid student employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Time %
1. Prepares for and manages calling shifts (evenings and daytime).  Establishes shift, team and individual caller goals to motivate students and to improve productivity and efficiency.  Consistently monitors overall shift and caller progress through the calling shift and provides guidance as needed.  Creates and updates calling scripts as appropriate for each shift’s calling based on the audience and purpose of each shift’s calling including both solicitation and stewardship contacts.  Generates a comprehensive shift report along with statistical data at the conclusion of each shift. 40 %
2. Reviews, assesses, interprets analyzes, and reports on calling trends, return on investments, and sets appropriate strategies for improvements and enhancements to the program that include daily and weekly reports and maintain staff records. 20%
3. Recruits, hires, trains, and manages top student talent for all Phone Center roles, callers and student managers:

  • Conduct interview sessions to hire new student callers.
  • Create and conduct a highly effective student caller training program.
  • Develop top talent to support broader needs of Institutional Advancement beyond Phone Center requirements
  • Ensure paperwork and payroll are accurately prepared and completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensures proper attendance and high caller performance through monitoring and counseling
  • Deal with isolated incidents and difficult callers.
10%
4. Monitor daily processing of pledge information:

  • Ensure pledges are accurately entered on Raiser’s Edge and mailed daily
  • Ensure Handle-by-Email responses are processed and letters are sent
  • Ensure all other responses to the phone calls made are entered in Raiser’s Edge
10%
5. Preliminary set up for calling:

  • Obtain lists of people to be called- run though phone append if needed
  • Write and update approved scripts
  • Print calling cards
10%
6. Special Project/Event Assistance

  • Provide assistance to other Institutional Advancement areas with special projects (correspondence, giving appeals, etc.) and events (Student Thank You note writing projects, Alumni reunion events, etc.)
10%
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required
EXPERIENCE: Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a capacity to adapt and lead change while part of a high functioning team required. Supervisory, management, and leadership experience preferred.  Knowledge of and ability to use Blackbaud, Inc. Raiser’s Edge 7, Microsoft Office, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool training, and familiarity with social media highly desirable.
CERTIFICATION:
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;
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with ability to work as a team member, while able to complete and conduct work independently;
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced office environment;
  • Ability to work with the short and long-term goals of the 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 resourced including time, talent, finances, etc.;
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and disseminate results/outcome in working independently and as a team member;
  • Commitment to the mission and the 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 related to electronics work.
TO APPLY:  Please submit resume and cover letter to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement Ms. Stacy Laferre and apply at the following link:    https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=105777&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.

 

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.

Male Residence Hall Director

   2016-2017 Academic Year

Title: Male Residence Director Employee Class: FULL TIME Exempt
Department: 3002 Housing and Residence Life 12 month, full-time, live-in position.
Reports To: Director of Residence Life and Housing
PRIMARY PURPOSE
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Residence Life, the Residence Director is responsible for the housing operations of the male and female residence hall facilities and the direct supervision of the Resident Assistants in his/her assigned residence hall.  The Residence Director will utilize and develop skills in staff supervision, administration, interpersonal communication, management, mediation, and program development while maintaining the spirit of Ex Corde Ecclesiae.  The Residence Director, along with the support of his/her staff of Resident Assistants, is responsible for promoting Christ-centered spiritual growth in the residence halls.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
General Responsibilities

·       Serve as a strong Catholic role model for the students and the community.

·       Participate in campus-wide programming and staff events as needed.

·       Take part in professional staff on-call duty rotation (nightly and weekend).

·       Maintain a specific number of office hours per week.

·       Attend staff meetings as determined by supervisor.

·       Train and Mange assigned Resident Assistant hall staff.

·       Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life or the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Housing Operations

  • Responsible for coordinating a variety of operations within the department including roommate matching, data management, occupancy reports, housing contract administration, withdrawals and cancellations, room assignments, residence hall opening and closing, etc.
  • Coordinate and Approve assigned residence hall room changes.
  • Assist with the development and monitoring of a system for furniture and equipment inventory and replacement.
  • Maintain and update a database containing applicant and building information.

·       Oversee and coordinate room inspections of assigned residence halls.

Student Conduct

·       Clearly communicate, interpret and enforce department and University policies to staff and students.

·       Ensure staff members are appropriately confronting and documenting behavior issues and concerns.

·       Review all incident reports, consult and follow-up on incident reports as needed.

·       Oversee resolution of Code of Conduct violations.

·       Serve as the Student Conduct hearing officer as needed.

·       Assist in providing programs and educational interventions to minimize behavioral issues within the community. Challenge, confront and follow up on negative behavior and vandalism.

·       Recommend changes in policies and procedures.

·       Assist Security in the evacuation of residence halls during fire drills.

Community Development

·       Administer a comprehensive programming model that provides the residents with a variety of activities and experiences.

·       Distribute, collect, and manage all of the forms associated with Residence Life Programming including Planning, Evaluation, and Attendance Sheets.

·       Oversee all residence hall programming efforts and maintain appropriate records.

·       Design and present campus-wide educational programs.

·       Work at deepening relationships with the residents by planning activities, honoring special days (e.g. birthdays, feast days), etc.

·       Promote and encourage individual responsibility and respect for others.

·       Develop effective relationships with residents through daily interaction.

·       Encourage a sense of building pride and respect for the residence hall and community.

·       Educate students on the importance of personal and building security.

Counseling and Advising

·       Be sensitive and responsive to students’ spiritual, emotional, personal and academic needs; advising and making appropriate referrals to campus resources.

·       Attend to the health and safety of residents in medical, psychological and other crisis or emergency situations.  Being aware of and responding to the effects such crises have on the community.

Spiritual Life

  • Serve as a spiritual shepherd in the residence halls, creating an atmosphere of encouragement and support for the resident students, during daily life, celebration, and times of crisis.
  • Work with the Office of Service Learning to organize and lead a service project for students each semester.
  • Seek out individual ministry with residents through being involved, available, and approachable, showing concern, listening, and praying with them.
  • Keep the residents informed of relevant spiritual information and provide them with resources which will help them grow spiritually.
Supervision

·       Provide on-going supervision, support and evaluation for the Resident Assistants.

·       Plan and conduct weekly staff meetings.

·       Meet on a bi-weekly individual basis with Resident Assistants.

·       Coordinating Resident Assistants weekend duty.

Hall Operations

·       Assist with opening and closing of the residence halls each semester.

·       Build and maintain a working relationship with the Physical Plant staff.

·       Report all maintenance and housekeeping problems to Physical Plant.

·       Follow up on problems not remedied within a reasonable time.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Organization, time management, ability to work independently, strong management skills, ability to work on multiple tasks, willingness to serve, connect and build relationships with the students, detail-orientated, flexibility, 24/7 availability to students, willingness to work over-time, nights, and weekends.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from four-year college.
EXPERIENCE: Prior experience as a Residence Hall Director is a plus.

To Apply:   Interested candidates should complete their application  and attach their cover letter addressed to Mrs. Erin Van de Voorde, Director of Residence Life, with their resume and two letters of recommendation or two references by clicking on this URL:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=103935&lang=en_US&source=CC3

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

The Residence Hall Director must embrace and advance the Catholic mission and identity of the University through personal conduct that upholds the utmost confidentiality of the office and represents the highest Christian standards.

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.

 

Library Associate for Public Services

 PRIMARY PURPOSE
The primary function is to help library users by providing customer service assistance face-to-face at the Circulation Desk, by telephone, or via e-mail.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Time %
1. Provide assistance at the library circulation desk. 50%
2. Manage Interlibrary Loan 30%
3. Publicize library activities and materials through displays, bibliographies, brochures, web sites, social media (Facebook/Twitter) etc. 5%
4. Manage course reserves 5%
5. Other duties as assigned. 10%
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from four-year college. Strong liberal arts background.
EXPERIENCE: Some experience in libraries or book-related field helpful, but not necessary. This can be an entry-level position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good background in humanities required. Familiarity with Catholic theology and culture preferred. Enough understanding of computers to learn and use the Library electronic resources and the integrated library system. Excellent written and oral communication skills along with friendly customer service skills are required.
PHYSICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Position requires sitting for long periods of time and the visual and manual ability to use a computer keyboard. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) moderate weights of 30 lbs and the ability to push a loaded book cart.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronics work.  The ability to work weekends is required and occasional evenings as needed.

To Apply:   Interested candidates should complete their application at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=103535&lang=en_US&source=CC3   and attach their resume and two letters of recommendation or two references.

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.

Senior Systems Analyst – IT

Job Title: Senior Systems Analyst
Department: Information Technology
Reports to: CIO
Employee Class: Full Time

Primary Purpose: The Senior Systems Analyst will be responsible for enhancing business services, implementing business systems and new initiatives, and troubleshooting current systems. Duties will include: conduct process analysis and needs assessments to align information technology solutions with current University initiatives; review, analyze, and document business processes with regard to the Ellucian PowerCampus System and other business systems used; implement software, including setup, testing, and coordination of the integration with the existing software systems; troubleshoot systems and resolve problems that arise in the day to day operation of the University systems, generate reports; and perform other duties as required. The candidate chosen will work closely with various university administrators, department personnel, vendors, and peers at other colleges, universities, and state agencies.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or other closely-related field. Candidates with extensive experience working with the Ellucian PowerCampus System, Great Plains (Dynamics GP), PowerFAIDS, and/or experience in a higher-education setting are preferred. Experience with MS SQL administration, complex SQL queries development, SSRS, SSIS, MS SharePoint, integration of an ERP system. The candidate chosen must be initiative driven and detail oriented. Demands of the position require a broad understanding of functional analysis; a high level of professionalism; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to understand system, accessibility issues, browser compatibility issues, and systems architecture best practices; the ability to stay abreast of industry trends, all applicable technologies, and technical skills required. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update various administrative systems including PowerCampus, Self-Service, Great Plains, PowerFAIDS, CashNET, CBORD, Micros
  • Maintain, modify, and generates reports for departments across campus.
  • Work with end-users and vendors to resolve systems and process related issues.
  • Create and maintain process and systems documentation.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to AMUITJobs@avemaria.edu, and CC:  HR@avemaria.edu.