Employment Opportunities


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

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

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.

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.

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

 

 

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