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Part-Time Dispatcher

McDaniel College invites applications for a PART-TIME DISPATCHER position. Minimum $9.30 hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 8 to 16 hours as needed per week. 52 weeks a year. Shift work is required. Responsible for orderly flow of communication between campus and employees providing services. Performs dispatch duties, data entry and light clerical duties. High school diploma and excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills required. Familiarity with Windows based PCs and typing skills preferred. Must be able to prioritize tasks and work without close supervision.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Intercollegiate Athletics Graduate Assistant, Sports Information

McDaniel College, a private, Liberal Arts College located 30 miles northwest of Baltimore and 55 miles north of Washington, seeks applicants for a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Sports Information. Reporting to the Director of Sports Information, the Graduate Assistant is responsible for supporting the Director and department in promotion and publicity of the 24 intercollegiate athletics teams. The position would be primarily responsible for securing corporate sponsorship, developing and implementing creative solutions for student and community promotions, and developing and implementing online videos to highlight achievements of student-athletes. The Graduate Assistant would also assist in coverage of home athletic contests. Other duties may be assigned by the Director.

Previous experience in a sports information and/or collegiate athletic marketing setting is strongly preferred.

A small stipend, lunch meal plan and tuition benefits provided. Anticipated start date 1/6/14.
For more information about McDaniel College, please visit our website at www.mcdaniel.edu.

Please send a letter of application addressing position requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/.
For additional information contact:

Luke Stillson
Director of Sports Information
McDaniel College
Athletic Department
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157-4390
410-857-2291

Review begins December 9, 2013.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

McDaniel College invites applications for a DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS position. Compensation for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits include tuition remission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Develops and oversees the CFR program, including identifying major prospects, developing cultivation strategies, soliciting gifts and developing grant proposals that address institutional priorities, and stewarding these gifts through regular reporting and recognition as required.
* Lead a targeted solicitation strategy, generating grant proposals and letters of inquiry designed to secure major gifts of $25,000 and above to support McDaniel College's institutional priorities.
* Build and maintain the corporate and foundation major prospect pool by regularly identifying and evaluating likely sources of support.
* Effectively communicate, both internally and externally, the College's case for support through personal visits with members of the corporate and foundation communities, as well as through cultivation strategy meetings with members of the McDaniel College faculty and staff.
* Steward corporate and foundation gifts through regular reporting and recognition activities, as well as work in cooperation with the College's Finance and Administration Division to ensure the proper and timely use of grant funds.
* Drive the planning process for the CFR program and incorporate goals and objectives into the annual and long range plans of the Development Department and the Institutional Advancement Division.
* Fully participate in the Development Department's moves management process, specifically focusing on the identification of top corporate and foundation prospects and the development of specific strategies and goals to secure their support.
* Track and evaluate corporate and foundation gifts and activity through regular reporting and on-going database maintenance.
* In coordination with the College's Office of Communications and Marketing, develop press releases and other media pieces that recognize corporate and foundation gifts and grants.
* Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director of Major and Planned Gifts.
* Provide support to the College's Office of Annual Giving in its efforts to raise annual, restricted annual, and matching gifts from corporations and foundations and their representatives.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Five years of experience or equivalent as a Corporate Foundation Professional.
* Business experience preferred.
* Successful track record of securing six figure and above corporation and foundation grants.
* Significant experience working in an educational institution development environment preferred.
* Must be an excellent communicator, both writing and personal presentation.
* Must be an effective advocate for a liberal arts education.
* Ability to attend to multiple projects at one time required.
* Must be detail oriented and committed to meeting deadlines.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references using the following link: http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Director of Human Resources

McDaniel College invites applications for the Director of Human Resources. Compensation for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits include tuition remission for employees, eligible spouse/partners, and eligible children.

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for all Human Resources functions including: employee relations, labor relations, recruitment, training, compensation, benefits, record keeping, and legal compliance. Specific responsibilities include: development and implementation of employee communication plans; employee recognition programs and events; orientation planning and execution; effective design and implementation of Performance Appraisal process; training and development and wellness initiatives; design and implementation of compensation programs; oversight of all employee benefits programs; compliance with applicable laws and regulations; development and maintenance of property/casualty insurance and risk management program; and required reporting activities for all HR related functions.

The position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Management, or a related field. A Master's Degree or higher in a related field, and/or professional certification such as SPHR is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will possess at least 7 years of progressive Human Resources experience, with at least 2 years of experience in a management capacity. Prior higher education experience is preferred.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references using the following link: http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

McDaniel College employs over 390 full-time employees at its campus in Westminster, Maryland, with additional staffing of several graduate program sites in-state, and a campus location in Budapest, Hungary, The college is recognized nationally among *40 Colleges that Change Lives* and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, and over 20 highly regarded graduate programs.


McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Temporary Groundskeeper

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among *40 Colleges that Change Lives* and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, and over 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for a Temporary Groundskeeper position. Compensation for this full-time, temporary position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Perform labor on all grounds operations which includes using riding and hand mowers, tractors, trucks, and other related vehicular and hand equipment.
2. Assist with event setups, furniture moves, and deliveries.
3. Perform snow removal.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Must have the ability to learn to operate all vehicles in stock which includes tractors, riding mowers, and walking mechanical equipment.
2. Must have the ability to read and comprehend written instructions, procedures, and service manuals.
3. Must have the ability to learn departmental policies, procedures, proper use of tools and materials used to perform duties within a two week probationary period.
4. Must be able to pass background check and have 2 or less points on a driving record.

TO APPLY
Please apply using the following link: http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Graduate Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

McDaniel College, a private, Liberal Arts College located 30 miles northwest of Baltimore and 55 miles north of Washington, seeks applicants for a Graduate Assistant Womenâs Volleyball Coach. Reporting to the Head Womenâs Volleyball Coach the Assistant Coach is responsible for supporting the head coach in practice and game preparation, recruiting, and program administration. The position includes evening and weekend travel within the mid-Atlantic region for competition, recruiting and for training sessions.
Other duties will be assigned by the Head Coach and the Director of Athletics.

Successful playing, coaching and/or teaching experience is required. Experience at the intercollegiate level as a coach is preferred.

A graduate tuition, a stipend, and a meal benefits are provided. This is a nine-month position.
For more information about McDaniel College, please visit our website at www.mcdaniel.edu.

Please send a letter of application addressing position requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references using the link http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/

For additional information contact:

Jessica Cortese Wolverton â Head Volleyball Coach
McDaniel College
Athletic Department
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157-4390
410-857-2566


Review begins April 15, 2014.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

Associate Director of Alumni Relations

In collaboration with other members of Institutional Advancement, the Associate Director works to develop and manage alumni engagement programs focused on increasing the depth and diversity of alumni relations in support of the College. Recruitment and management of nationwide alumni volunteer leadership, targeted geographic, academic and affinity group programs that address the alumni association's strategic mission and vision is key, along with increasing alumni involvement and participation in the life of the college through a variety of outreach efforts, events, and volunteerism. The advancement environment at McDaniel required teamwork, a positive attitude, perseverance, optimism, and the ability to think strategically and creatively. This position reports to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations.

Responsibilities
Include but not limited to:
* Responsible for planning and execution of all major on-campus and alumni activities including the Alumni Association Awards banquet, Homecoming and all reunion activities (class as well as affinity).
*Develop and manage geographic, academic, and affinity group alumni programs and activities including volunteer and leadership management of numerous committees.
*Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni via direct contact, email and social media; complete an average of 8 personal visits with potential alumni volunteers per month.
*Form strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships with College departments/units to develop and enhance initiatives consistent with division and college goals.
*Responsible for the development of a training program for key volunteers.
*Manage program plans and budgets.
*Meet regularly with the McDaniel College Alumni Association governing board, provide staff support to assigned MCAA committee/s, and assist in the planning and organization of Association activities.
*Supervise the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations providing guidance and support, and complete timely mid-year and annual performance reviews.

Qualifications
*Bachelor's degree required. At least 5 years of experience in large-scale special event planning, volunteer, and leadership management, and marketing required.
*Prior alumni relations experience in higher education or its equivalent preferred.
*Strong commitment to private liberal arts education required.
*Creative, articulate, self-starter who possess strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills and well-developed organizational skills.
*Entrepreneurial spirit, positive attitude and energy to implement new strategies and meet ambitious goals.
* MS Office (Word, Access, Excel) and customer service skills required. Basic skills in graphic design (PageMaker, Photoshop) and web/social media experience required. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge a plus.
*Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends to support programming and events is required.

To apply
Please send a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

Campus Safety Senior Officer or Campus Safety Supervisor

The McDaniel College Department of Campus Safety seeks an energetic, self-supervising campus law enforcement supervisor or supervisor trainee to oversee the line level delivery of campus public safety services to its campus community. This position is responsible for supervision of several uniformed officers and a dispatcher generally between the hours of 4pm and 2am. The schedule generally allows a 3 day weekend off 2 weeks per month based upon rotating work days.

The position is responsible to the Director of Campus Safety either directly or through supervisors for protection of life and property. The main duties of the position are the delivery of campus protection and safety. The senior officer may supervise the work of other officers in a 'trainee' supervisor capacity or directly supervise subordinate staff depending upon the successful candidates experience and qualifications. Training is assigned or available.

Minimum Experience & Qualifications
Must be self-motivated with ability to work with little supervision, develop plans to deal effectively with critical situations, communicate effectively, work shifts including evenings and weekends, and participate in a team-oriented environment.

Must be able to serve on-call. Must have high school diploma. Associates Degree or equivalent college credits preferred. Must possess valid driver's license, and be able to pass a background investigation and pre-employment/random drug screening. Mastery in a collateral area as demonstrated by issuance of advanced certification (ex. First Line Supervisor, FTO, EMT, Defensive Tactics Instructor, etc.) preferred.

Required at the time of hire or must be obtained shortly after hire: Certification from a law enforcement basic training program (municipal or special police). Certification at MIEMSS Emergency Medical Responder, AHA Healthcare Provider, and MPCTC First Line Supervisor Training program or similar (Training will be provided if certification is not current).

Review of resumes will begin immediately.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

System Administrator

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among 40 Colleges that Change Lives and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, and over 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for the System Administrator. Compensation for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits include tuition remission for employees, eligible spouse/partners, and eligible children.

Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer or designee, the System Administrator is responsible for the effective support, provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software related to the core infrastructure in IT. The individual will be part of a team supporting the core infrastructure by IT and for McDaniel College, and will participate in technical research, support and development of these systems to enable continuing innovation within IT's infrastructure. This individual will be a primary resource for technical support and maintenance concerns, and will ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational goals, values, and standards.

REQUIREMENTS
The position requires a minimum of or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or related discipline. Additional requirements include:
* 2-4 years in Systems Administration
* Knowledge related to installation, configuration, modification and support of networked systems, database, and servers
* Demonstrated experience in and understanding of Windows server administration, VMware and vSphere
* Familiarity with highly available database configurations, including clustering
* Working knowledge of server hardware (RAID, clustering, virtualization, etc.)
* Basic knowledge of TCP/IP Protocol, DHCP, DNS, Active Directory, LDAP a plus.
* Experience with configuration and maintenance of SAN storage.
* Familiarity with highly available database configurations, including clustering.
* Working knowledge of server hardware (RAID, clustering, virtualization, etc.).
* Demonstrated experience with support and management of more than one of the following systems: SharePoint, Exchange, SQL Server, ImageNow, Blackboard, Colleague.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references using the following link: http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

Receiving Clerk for Purchasing

McDaniel College, a private, Liberal Arts College located 30 miles northwest of Baltimore and 55 miles north of Washington, seeks applicants for Receiving Clerk.

Reporting to the Director of Purchasing this individual is responsible for:
Working with Purchasing- data entry, filing, payment acceptance
Receiving goods for the College
Performing data entry for Fixed Assets and some tagging of items
Conducting warehouse Inventory
Helping to order goods on the internet
Helping to process credit card bills
Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Flexibility is essential
Good organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to get and maintain Forklift Certification
Some accounting knowledge

Salary for this 25-hour a week position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. McDaniel offers an outstanding benefits plan that includes tuition remission. For more information about McDaniel College, please visit our website at www.mcdaniel.edu.

Please send a letter of application addressing position requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references using the link http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

Equipment Manager: Intercollegiate Athletics

McDaniel College, a private, Liberal Arts College located 30 miles northwest of Baltimore and 55 miles north of Washington, seeks applicants for an Athletics Equipment Manager. Reporting to the Director of Athletics Facilities this individual is responsible for supporting the equipment needs of the athletics and recreation and Exercise Science/PE departments. This includes equipment ordering, game preparation, laundry and repair, equipment storage and administration etc. The position includes evening and weekend work and some travel within the mid-Atlantic region for competitions. Other duties may be assigned by the athletics facilities director.

Experience in athletics equipment management is required. Experience at the intercollegiate level is preferred. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Salary for this regular full-time position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. McDaniel offers an outstanding benefits plan that includes tuition remission. For more information about McDaniel College, please visit our website at www.mcdaniel.edu.

Please send a letter of application addressing position requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references using the link http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For additional information contact:
Phil Smith-Athletics Facilities Director/Softball Coach
410-857-2568
pdsmith@mcdaniel.edu
McDaniel College
Athletic Department
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157-4390

Groundskeeper/Gardener

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among 40 Colleges that Change Lives and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, and over 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for a Groundskeeper/Gardener position. Compensation for this full-time position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Perform, guide, and assist other employees in the planting, watering, weeding, spraying, fertilizing, mulching, edging, and clean-up of all annuals, perennials, shrub beds, and borders.
Assist with planning and implement planting displays in the gardens and lawns.
Mow grass and do landscaping of grounds using all types of power equipment
Perform proper pest control measures as required.
Maintain, water, and fertilize all outdoor potted plants, making seasonal changes.
Operate various types of equipment, including power mowers, saws, edger, shears, light or medium weight trucks to pick up and deliver materials and supplies, and light or medium tractors and attachments used to maintain grounds as needed.
Inspect equipment each day ensuring it is in safe and proper working order. Repair equipment or see that it is repaired by the proper mechanic.
Have the knowledge of work methods, equipment and procedures to assure health and safety standards and precautions are in compliance with OSHA requirements.
Perform snow removal
Assist with set-ups for major campus events
Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Two years related experience in horticulture or landscape field.
Working knowledge of the cultural care of annuals, perennials, bulbs and shrubs.
Ability to work well with a wide range of people.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to work weekends and occasional holidays.
Ability to work while kneeling, squatting, crouching, etc.
Must possess valid driver's license.
Must possess High School Graduate or equivalent.

TO APPLY
Please apply using the following link: http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

Director of Grounds

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among 40 Colleges that Change Lives and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, and over 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for a Director of Grounds position. Compensation for this full-time position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits include tuition remission.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Planning, directing, and organizing daily activities of grounds department
* Developing and maintaining a safe work environment culture
* Supervising landscaping and grooming of maintainable acreage including campus grounds, athletic fields, nine hole golf course, and hardscape including snow removal
* Planning, developing, prioritizing, and managing efficient and economical grounds maintenance tasks and horticulture programs in accordance with green and sustainable practices and the seasonal calendar
* Hiring, guiding, training, and providing technical assistance to supervisors and employees
* Providing ongoing training of employees in operations and safety
* Communicating with all levels within the college and external vendors and contractors
* Maintaining compliance with all applicable OSHA, EPA, and other local, state and federal statutes and regulations
* Executing set-ups for campus events including commencement and convocation
* Purchasing and maintaining residence hall furniture

QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor's Degree in the appropriate field
* 5-7 years of grounds supervisory experience
* Possess or gain pesticide applicator certification within 6 months of hire
* Technical knowledge of landscape, trees, shrubs, turf, flora and fauna
* Project management experience overseeing skilled, semi-skilled, and non-skilled trade personnel
* Must possess a valid Maryland Driver's License with two or less points
* Weekend and on-call availability
* Ability to lift 50 lbs

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to: http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/. Review of applications begins immediately.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

The Center for Experience & Opportunity--Program Assistant

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among 40 Colleges that Change Lives and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, and over 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for a PROGRAM ASSISTANT. Salary for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a minimum of $11.00 per hour. Full benefits include tuition remission.


RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Assisting in the management of office correspondence and workflow
* Overseeing and updating the Center for Experience & Opportunity student database, which houses a broad range of the College's experiential opportunities
* Assisting in the oversight of the CEO student mentors
* Developing office publicity and managing social networking sites
* Overseeing logistics related to employer visits and recruiting
* Managing the details involved with special events and programs

QUALIFICATIONS
* Must be a problem solver with strong interpersonal skills who can work well with college students, staff, faculty, employers and community members.
* Excellent organizational skills and effective oral/written/visual communication are required.
* Previous experience with database management and/or experience working in an office setting is strongly preferred
* Basic graphic design and/or video skills is required.

Visit College website at http://www.mcdaniel.edu/employment.htm for more details.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references using the following link provided.

Application materials must be received before April 24, 2014. Review of applications begins immediately.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing

The Office of Communications & Marketing is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing an integrated marketing program that promotes the students-first mission and activities of the College to its primary constituencies and to the public-at-large through multiple media platforms including the national press, the website and social media, official publications, and diverse special promotions. In addition to providing accurate and timely information, all communication efforts are intended to generate awareness of and appreciation for the image of the College in terms of the quality of its faculty and students, teaching emphasis, and the rewarding professional and personal achievements by alumni.


Position Description: Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Scope: The Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing plays a critical role in achieving McDaniel College's strategic goals and advancing its reputation, visibility, and influence by effectively presenting and interpreting the College's distinctions, achievements, aspirations, needs, and values to all members of the College community and to key constituents. As key advisor to the college's leadership team on matters of communication and marketing, the primary goals of this position are to enhance the image and public recognition of McDaniel College through the development of innovative communications and marketing approaches that showcase the College at the regional and national level as well as in Budapest where the campus has a branch.

The AVP is responsible for managing the Office of Communications and Marketing and for designing, staffing, and implementing a comprehensive communications and marketing program. The AVP will lead and manage all communications including publications, websites, social media, other marketing material, public relations, advertising, and media. Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Associate Vice President participates as a full executive partner in developing and evaluating enrollment strategies, on issues of institutional image, strategic and crisis communications, student recruitment marketing, community relations, constituent engagement, increased philanthropic support, online communications including the official College website, and communications across the campus. The AVP works closely with Enrollment Management, Institutional Advancement, other divisional Vice Presidents and the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies to develop and maintain high levels of support for the College's brand and plays an integral role in helping these divisions meet their enrollment and revenue goals.

Key Responsibilities:

The Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing has primary responsibility for the organization, planning and operation of the College's public relations and marketing programs, which generates awareness of and promotes the image of the College and its achievements in terms of the quality of faculty and students, teaching emphasis, and alumni.

Provide a platform from which to elevate the College's reputation by delivering messages that advance institutional priorities, build cohesive institutional branding, and ensure McDaniel is consistently portrayed as a high-caliber academic institution.

Support a forward-thinking President and his leadership team in strategic and tactical communications to advance the vision of the College and recognition as spokespeople for key trends in higher education.

Provide leadership and direction in developing and testing communications and marketing strategies using traditional and new media to define the College's messages, priorities, and initiatives. Determine the vehicles necessary to convey these messages broadly, evaluate their effectiveness, and revise as required. Develop and implement a strategic marketing and communication plan covering print, digital and video needs to increase McDaniel's regional and national visibility and continue to build its national reputation. The plan must address all components of the marketing mix and focus on key constituencies, ensuring that messages communicated from across the campus are aligned. Determine key performance measures to ensure progress in meeting established objectives and to enable mid-course adjustments as needed in plans and resources.

Serve as lead advisor and manage communication of difficult and sensitive campus issues, including crisis and emergency communications; serve as the College's primary official spokesperson; direct and counsel senior staff on image-sensitive public announcements. Respond effectively and strategically to all critical communications challenges.

Oversee the College's media relations program, focusing on the identification, cultivation, communication and evaluation of key media contacts to raise McDaniel's profile, further establish brand, and enable college leaders from all constituencies to represent McDaniel to its best advantage.

A highly productive and collaborative relationship with colleagues in Development, Advancement and Alumni Relations, and other externally focused functions is essential. Develop compelling messaging that describes the benefits of being an active alumnus, alumna, or friend of the College and the impact of philanthropy on McDaniel students and faculty. Coordinate the production of case statements, publications, and related materials that define College priorities and the ways in which committed donors can participate in the life of McDaniel. Establish a long-range marketing and communication plan for the division geared toward creating a sophisticated communication program that focuses very intentionally on current and potential major and principal gift donors and identifying the elements necessary to meet fundraising objectives, including a comprehensive campaign.


Specific Responsibilities:

Develop and manage a communications organization that provides highly professional and responsive communications; supervise the operation of the Communications and Marketing Office including personnel supervision and evaluation, budget development and administration, and office systems and procedures. Initiate and oversee contracts retaining editorial, graphic design, and technical professionals.

Lead, coordinate, and implement a College-wide graphic identity program. Retain approval authority for all College publications (both electronic and print), for all communication strategies and programs, and for the College's graphic design and identity standards. Authorize all contracted printing for the College.

Provide marketing, communications and editorial support for fundraising, alumni relations, undergraduate and graduate admissions, athletics and special events promotions.

Prepare and monitor guidelines for the College's official homepage, reviews and approve all College-wide information on the Web, and review material for departmental Web pages to ensure consistency with College image and identity.

Write and produce speeches, ceremonial scripts and tributes, special letters, brochures and other select communications and special publications for the President and Divisional Vice Presidents. Provide counsel on college leadership, bringing external relations issues to the attention of the President's Council and ensuring that major institutional concerns, issues, and directives are represented in all College communications.

Serve as executive editor for The Hill, the College's alumni magazine, shaping strategy, content, and style as well as managing scheduling and budgetary issues. Also serve as executive editor of the online bi-monthly newsletter, News@McDaniel, and philanthropy newsletters.

Manage all creative paid advertising and directs media buys and placement.

Serve as the College's primary community relations officer.

Qualifications and Skills:

Marketing and Communication Experience: candidates should bring at least ten years of relevant institutional marketing and communications experience, and have served in a leadership role in a comparable position. Marketing strengths should include experience with market research, data analysis, customer segmentation, advertising, customer relations and defining value propositions all within the context of a highly competitive marketplace. Experience with coordinating marketing and public relations for a broad range of audiences and stakeholders is essential.

Communications background should include exposure or experience with managing public relations, publications, website design, outreach, and content management, social media, institutional branding and identity, creative services, news media relations, and crisis communications.

The successful candidate will present a confident and professional presence and exude credibility. A track record of successfully developing and leading a full-service communications organization is highly desirable.

Vision and Creativity: candidates should have experience in setting broad institutional or organizational visions, and should bring an element of creativity that will explore new ways to present traditional material. This creative spirit should include promotional instincts and a strong sense of how to define and present external messages.

Administrative Skills: candidates should have experience leading a professional staff and directing multiple projects simultaneously including the ability to manage short- and long-range plans, manage budget resources, and delegate effectively. Technology skills should include competence with electronic media and emerging communications technologies.

Executive Support: ideally, candidates will have experience supporting a president or a senior executive and will know how to engage that leader in the promotion and advancement of the College. Confidence to provide feedback and honest assessment to the president is desirable.
Evidence of experience in creating and managing strategic partnerships within an organization is essential.

Academic Background: Previous service in higher education is desirable, or the candidate must be able to exhibit clear understanding of academic culture and mission and embrace a higher educational setting. A bachelor's degree and experiences appropriate to being a leader in a college setting must be presented.

Personal Qualities: candidates should demonstrate integrity, energy, entrepreneurial spirit, a sense of humor and a positive attitude. Diplomacy and consensus building skills are essential.

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Position Description
Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Scope
McDaniel College seeks an energetic, highly motivated, results-driven professional responsible for the planning, implementation and analysis of the overall alumni relations program. The position provides strategic direction, oversight, and resource management to define, enhance and effectively engage the College's alumni. The Executive Director supports the goals of Alumni Relations to build and strengthen the alumni network by planning and implementing engagement opportunities which foster lifelong mutually enriching connections, support College priorities, create an inclusive community among alumni, current and prospective students and the College, and cultivate a culture of philanthropy, including events, benefits, and services, communications, volunteer opportunities, and campus and community partnerships. This position reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA) and serves as a member of the division's leadership team and Visitor to the Board of Trustees.

Responsibilities Include
1. Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Manage and coordinate regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages and print publications. Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs.
2. Develop, enhance and market alumni programs that support the College's strategic vision as well as institutional fundraising priorities, including but not limited to the management of Reunion and Homecoming weekend programs.
3. In collaboration with Annual Giving staff, manage reunion fundraising efforts, with a goal of measurably increasing alumni participation and gifts in reunion class years; lead reunion giving volunteer committees.
4. Collaborate closely with advancement colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni prospects for gifts; personally manage and solicit a portfolio of alumni donors.
5. Ensure accurate and complete alumni database information including communicating development related activities through entries and call reports in Raiser's Edge software and periodic attendance at prospect management meetings.
6. Track current trends, market research and benchmark peer institutions.
7. Assist with the development, distribution and analysis of alumni surveys and coordination of roundtable discussions with key constituencies.
8. Gather data for metrics and tracking reports; monitor and report progress of programs against planned outcomes.
9. Develop strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships with College departments and units where needed to grow and enhance initiatives consistent with division goals.
10. Manage the development of support and training materials/programs for key volunteers. Oversee stewardship for and recognition of alumni volunteers.
11. Develop and manage unit plans and oversee the budget.
12. Plan and coordinate periodic meetings with the McDaniel College Alumni Association governing board (MCAA), provide staff support to assigned MCAA committee/s, and supervise in the planning and organization of Association activities.
13. Supervise the Associate Director of Alumni Relations, providing guidance and support and complete timely mid-year and annual performance reviews.
14. Perform all other duties as assigned by the VPIA.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, demonstrated team-building management skills, experience working with diverse constituencies, attention to organizational planning and detail, and will possess strong and assertive leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Bachelor's degree required, master's degree a plus, with a minimum of seven years of progressive experience in alumni relations and/or fund raising setting relevant to higher education; familiarity with principles and practices of annual, major and planned giving highly desirable.

*Demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership.

*Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment to achieve institutional goals. Strong analytical and independent decision making capability is required.

*Demonstrated supervisory and budgetary experience.

*Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills; demonstrated personal solicitation experience as well as high-level sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings.

*Energetic, highly motivated results driven professional focused on increasing the depth and diversity of alumni relationships in support of the College.

*Proven track record of developing and leading successful alumni programs that achieve specific, measurable results.

*Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment, with excellent follow through and prioritization to meet deadlines.

*Strong computer skills and use of constituent databases; knowledge of Raiser's Edge a plus.

*Solid professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.

* Ability to work with volunteers of all ages, and to travel and work evenings and weekends as warranted.
 
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