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Melvin A. McClintock
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Michelle L. Forinash
Assistant Director of Human Resources

A. Faye Graves
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Symaria A. Enoch
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Phone: (240) 895-4309
Fax: (240) 895-4997
Glendening Hall 170
18952 East Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686

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Employment Opportunities

Administrative Positions

Associate Dean of Marketing and Communications

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting resumes for the position of Associate Dean of Marketing and Communications. This position manages the College’s programs that strengthen the connection to the external community, including marketing and branding, and public and media relations. This position establishes the strategic direction for the College’s internal and external communications efforts to present the appropriate image and messaging in support of the College’s mission and goals.

Qualifications include: a Master’s degree (preferred) or bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 8-10 years of progressive experience in directing an organization’s communications, public/media relations, and/or marketing operations, including digital media; experience in and thorough knowledge of the principles of marketing as well as strategic communications, including both internal and external communications, media relations, and crisis management; must have previous web management experience including content strategy, and an understanding of the interplay between web and broader marketing and outreach efforts; must have an understanding of social media tools and related technologies to help cultivate external communities; must be capable of managing concurrently multiple projects and key initiatives involving a diverse range of individual contributors from across a complex organization; strong competency in leading others to meet goals, establishing clear direction, setting objectives, and monitoring progress and results in a deadline-driven environment; excellent written and oral communications skills; organized and efficient with exceptional attention to detail; experience in higher education is highly desirable; any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.

This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is located 70 miles southeast of Washington D.C. and is Maryland's designated public honors college for the liberal arts. Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 2000, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching. The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Richmond.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Beverly Read, Admissions Office, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001; FAX 240-895-5001; or email bjread@smcm.edu. Phone 240-895-5005.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Coordinator of Disability Support Services

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting resumes for the position of Coordinator of Disability Support Services (CDSS). The CDSS is responsible for coordinating the delivery of accommodations and support services to students with a range of disabilities, including (but not limited to) ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety/depression, physical and sensory disabilities, chronic illnesses, and assorted learning disorders. The CDSS works with students, families, instructors, and outside professionals to provide both initial assessment and ongoing monitoring of individual student support requirements; collaborates with appropriate faculty and staff to facilitate student academic success, oversees the use and implementation of assistive technology and other strategies to maintain an accessible learning environment; and advises a small caseload of students on a regular basis, providing coaching in strategies and skills that will help them adapt to the challenges of college. Overall, they will provide ongoing support and advocacy for students with disabilities, both in and outside of the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Significant experience working with students with disabilities in an education setting.
• Familiarity with Autism Spectrum Disorders and knowledge of effective strategies and techniques to assist these students.
• Knowledge of current trends and issues related to the field of Disability Services.
• Familiarity with and commitment to a model of undergraduate liberal arts education.

Minimum qualifications:
• A master’s degree in disability studies, psychology, social work, special education or a related field.
• Two or more years’ experience in disability support services,, or human resources environmen counseling, or a related field, preferably in a higher education setting.
• Familiarity with neuropsychological/psycho-social assessment instruments and the interpretation of results of such testing.
• Good understanding of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, FERPA, IDEA, and other relevant laws.
• Knowledge of and experience with assistive/adaptive and instructional technologies.
• Commitment to working with, and supporting the needs of, a diverse population.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.
• This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is located 70 miles southeast of Washington D.C. and is Maryland's designated public honors college for the liberal arts. Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1900, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching. The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Dr. Ruth Feingold, Associate Dean of Academic Services, at academicservices@smcm.edu.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy

St Mary’s College of Maryland, the public honors college of Maryland, is seeking an energetic and experienced administrator to lead the Center for the Study of Democracy as Director. The Center for the Study of Democracy was established in 2002. The purpose of the Center is to sponsor scholarship, educational opportunities and community outreach on the issues of democracy and civil society. The Center is grounded in the history of Maryland’s first capital, St Mary’s City, and seeks to study the ideals of civil society today.

The Director is responsible for providing oversight to the activities of the Center, including fiscal and personnel management, strategic planning development, program planning, and implementation. The Director plays a key role in interfacing with College faculty, staff, and students, as well as an advisory board and community partners (including Historic St Mary’s City Commission and the Patuxent Partnership).

The Director position is a full-time administrative position. The candidate should possess strong administrative skills, excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, and a successful track record in proposal development and grant seeking. The candidate should be willing to develop innovative, self-supporting programs to advance the mission of the Center. An advanced degree in a discipline appropriate to the work of the Center is desirable. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package. This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply please submit: 1) letter of application, addressing qualifications 2) resume 3) a letter of recommendation and the names and contact information for two others who are willing to speak on your behalf. Electronic submissions (preferred) can be sent to amraines@smcm.edu. Paper submissions should be sent to Adrienne Raines, Center for the Study of Democracy, St Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 East Fisher Rd, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686. St. Mary’s College strives to maintain an environment that is inclusive and supportive of all members of the community. As part of that effort, we actively encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Director of the Library and Media Center

St. Mary’s College of Maryland seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Director of the Library and Media Center. Reporting to the Dean of Faculty, the Director provides strategic vision and leadership for the library, archives, and media center in support of the College’s liberal arts mission. The College seeks an individual with demonstrated leadership ability; a deep commitment to and understanding of the liberal arts and public undergraduate education; and a desire to actively participate in a supportive campus community.

Chartered by the State of Maryland and designated the state's official Honors College, St. Mary's is a premier public, non-sectarian, co-educational liberal arts institution. Founded on the site of Maryland's first capital, at the place where the separation of church and state was first enacted as an ideal in this country, the College stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness, in a setting that continually renews its commitment to the environment. Located in a beautiful rural waterfront setting covering 300 acres on the banks of the St. Mary's River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, St. Mary's has forged a singular identity as an institution offering a small college experience comparable to that found at exceptional private colleges, with commitments to affordability, access and diversity. Its faculty excels in teaching, scholarship, creative thinking, community engagement, and an appreciation of and commitment to the study of world issues, cultures and communities. With a student body of approximately 1,800, 87% of students live on campus.

The library at St. Mary's College of Maryland provides an inviting environment, dedicated librarians and staff, and excellent collections that promote learning and scholarship. Focused on teaching and learning, the librarians are integral to the College’s core curriculum, which is grounded in the four liberal arts skills of critical thinking, written expression, oral expression, and information literacy. The librarians work closely with other faculty to integrate and assess information literacy instruction into the First Year Seminar, research-based departmental courses, senior seminars, and workshops for senior thesis writers. The library is committed to providing high-quality instruction and research assistance to all students, faculty and staff.

The library itself houses a collection of over 200,000 items that support the curriculum of the College. The library also provides access to over 125 research databases and 100,000 individual e-books and e-journals. The archives hold unique materials documenting the history of the school as well as Southern Maryland. The media center provides a wide variety of digital media tools in support of the teaching and learning mission of the College. Students, faculty and staff have access to over three million books through the library’s membership in the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.

Desired Personal Qualities and Professional Skills:

Collaborative Leader:
Promotes and values collegiality, trust and respect in the workplace; fosters a team environment; builds consensus in decision-making processes; provides professional growth opportunities for librarian and staff; guides and supports new and experienced librarians and staff; uses sound judgment; is adaptive, flexible, and open to risk-taking.

Relationship Builder: Develops effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students to further the educational mission of the library and the College; advocates convincingly for the library, librarians and staff; promotes the library’s resources and services to the campus community; assumes a leadership role in state-level and other consortia.

Thoughtful Educator: Demonstrates a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education; promotes the ideals of lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity; draws on teaching experience to advocate for the importance of information literacy in higher education; supports teaching librarians and the educational mission of the College.

Forward-Thinking Planner: Inspires and motivates librarians and staff to improve and enhance library services and collections; leads a strategic planning process for the library, archives and media center; draws on scholarship and the campus community to provide a framework for the future role of the library; leads digital initiatives promoting scholarship, teaching and learning; encourages a responsive culture that welcomes change, innovation and risk-taking.

Core Responsibilities:
• Provides leadership and advocacy for the library, archives, and media center;
• Is responsible for all aspects of library administration including long-term and strategic planning, budget development and management, personnel and facilities management, stewardship of collections, and ongoing assessment of library services and resources;
• Leads 6 FTE librarians and 9 FTE staff (including 6 direct reports) while fostering an organizational culture of collegiality and providing opportunities for professional development;
• Works collaboratively with faculty to promote information literacy and to enhance student learning;
• Provides direction for the integration of new technologies into the services and operations of the library;
• Takes an active role on campus that includes service on faculty governance and other campus-wide committees;
• Maintains and strengthens collaborative efforts with USMAI and other resource sharing groups.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
• A minimum of 10 years of related work experience with at least 5 years of supervisory experience in an academic library setting.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
• Significant experience supervising librarians and staff.
• An understanding and appreciation of all aspects of library work.
• Evidence of scholarly and professional achievement.
• An understanding of current issues and trends in academic librarianship.
• An understanding of the role of the media center as one guided by the library's instructional mission.
• Experience in public services with an emphasis in information literacy instruction.
• Experience with library facilities management, including creative space planning.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working. relationships with faculty, staff and students.
• Experience working with consortia.
• Experience in strategic planning and budget management.

Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

To Apply:
Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to Katherine Ryner, Library, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001, or by email to khryner@smcm.edu. Members of the search committee will attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. To arrange an informational meeting there, please contact Katherine Ryner at khryner@smcm.edu.

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland (www.smcm.edu) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Faculty Positions

Staff Positions

Caretaker I (Housekeeping)

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting applications for the position of Caretaker I (Housekeeper). Caretaker I is a skilled position in housekeeping and minor maintenance trades. Responsibilities include vacuuming, moving furniture, stripping and waxing floors, setting up for College functions, changing light bulbs, and assistance in grounds if needed. Employees must be able to follow oral and written instructions and regularly lift heavy items such as furniture or equipment. Overtime/weekend work will be required. Must be dependable and punctual. Previous custodial experience or training is a plus.

Qualifications include two years experience in cleaning or housekeeping field and possessing a valid Maryland driver’s license. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Annual salary is $24,500 with an excellent benefits package that includes but is not limited to 14 paid holidays, 12 days vacation, 3 paid personal days, health benefit and prescription plans, pension plan, and tuition waiver plan.

This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Applications and position descriptions may be obtained from Physical Plant at St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, Maryland 20686-3001 or from the Office of Human Resources located in Glendening Hall.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Office Associate I

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting resumes for the position of Office Associate I in the Office of Admissions. Responsibilities: Performs secretarial duties, record keeping, administrative detail, and follow-up functions to assist the office staff in implementing departmental programs. Must be well-organized and possess good secretarial and excellent interpersonal skills, both in person and on the telephone. Receives general supervision and exercises considerable discretion and judgment in all work areas. May handle confidential and sensitive issues. May supervise other clerical employees and student employees.

Requirements include: High school diploma or equivalent; at least 3 years of full-time employment in the secretarial/administration field; and ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues. Must have working knowledge in using a pc and various software applications, be well-organized, and possess good secretarial skills. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Salary: $27,136, plus an excellent benefits package that includes but is not limited to 14 paid holidays, 12 days annual leave, 3 paid personal days, health benefit and prescription plans, pension plan, and tuition waiver plan. This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Beverly Read, Office of Admissions, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001; or email: bjread@smcm.edu

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Public Safety Officer/Non-Commissioned

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting resumes for the position of Public Safety Officer/Non-Commissioned. Responsibilities are to safely protect and secure persons, equipment, and facilities on state grounds.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, a minimum of three years experience in a post-secondary professional environment, possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland, and a telephone. The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check and substance abuse testing. Applicants must also have excellent customer service and public relations skills, basic computer skills, and have or able to obtain CPR, First Aid Certifications and a Special Police Commission. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. The beginning salary for applicants who are non-commissioned Public Safety Officers is $24,500. This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Nancy Raley, Department of Public Safety, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001. Resumes are also accepted by FAX 240-895-4438 and e-mail to nlraley@smcm.edu.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Contingent Positions

Head Women's Volleyball Coach - Full-time

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting resumes for the full-time, 10-month contingent position of Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. This position is responsible for managing all phases of a highly competitive NCAA Division III women’s volleyball program. Duties include coaching with an in-depth knowledge of the sport of volleyball, recruiting, scheduling, and all other administrative tasks associated with leading a college athletic program. Adherence to institutional, NCAA, and Capital Athletic Conference rules and policies are required. This is a full-time contingent position for 10 months with no benefits provided.

Qualifications: bachelor's degree required; experience coaching at the college level preferred; and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Department of Athletics and Recreation is housed in the $20 million renovated Athletics and Recreation Center. This new facility opened in the Spring of 2005 and features state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, a 1,500 square foot climbing wall, group fitness room, 1,200 seat competition arena, recreational courts, a 25 yard and 50 meter pool, lounges, classroom, office and conference space.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to: Tom Fisher, Director, Michael P. O’Brien Athletic & Recreation Center, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001 or email twfisher@smcm.edu.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Office Associate I

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting resumes for the contingent position of Office Associate 1 in the Office of Human Resources. This position performs a variety of routine duties, such as record keeping and administrative detail, and follow-up functions to assist the Director of Human Resources and department staff in implementing departmental programs. Must be well organized and possess good secretarial skills and attention to detail. Receives general supervision and exercises considerable discretion and judgment in all work areas. May handle confidential and sensitive issues. This is a part-time position (30 hours per week) with no benefits provided. Hourly rate of pay is $12.00.

Responsibilities include: preparing and typing letters, reports, memoranda, test materials, etc., some of which may be of a confidential or sensitive nature; composing letters, reports, and other materials for the signature of the department head; communicating with other staff, faculty, administrators, and the general public in person, by telephone or through written correspondence.

Qualifications include: high school diploma or GED equivalent with successful completion of courses in typing/word processing (minimum speed of 40 correct wpm), data entry, spreadsheets, and microcomputer systems; at least three years of full-time employment in the secretarial/administration field; strong verbal and written communications skills; good organizational skills; working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, business English, spelling, good grammar and arithmetic, and of standard record maintenance procedures. Working knowledge of various computer software packages, i.e., word processing, spreadsheet applications, and data base management. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: The Office of Human Resources, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001. Applications may be submitted by email to – hr@smcm.edu.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Program Coordinator

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting resumes for the full-time contingent position of Program Coordinator in the Career Development Center. The Coordinator greets and assists visitors and supports the Career Center staff in the administration of comprehensive career development services at the College. The coordinator performs a variety of program support functions related to employer relations, administration of the credit internship program, management of print and electronic resources, and student outreach, advising, and programming. Specific responsibilities range widely, from office administration to student advising, resume reviews, outreach, and development of new educational/marketing materials.

This is a full-time, contingent position, with an hourly pay rate of $13.00 – 15.00 per hour based on education and experience; no benefits provided. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.

Requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree; one to three years experience within a human services, education, workforce development, or human resources environment; and excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills. Proven organizational abilities and attention to detail, as well as proficiency with computer applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Acrobat, and Photoshop desirable). Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a detailed cover letter, resume, and three references to Dana Burke, Director of Career Development, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD, 20686-3001. Materials may be sent through email to dlburke@smcm.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Staff Therapist / Advocate

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting resumes for the position of Staff Therapist/Advocate in the Office of Counseling Services. The Staff Therapist/Advocate is responsible for the provision of clinical mental health services to the college community and sexual assault advocacy and response. This is a 35 hour per week contingent position with no benefits provided and an hourly pay rate of $30.00 per hour. This position follows the academic calendar and does not report during holiday or summer breaks.

Qualifications include: Master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field; two years of experience managing response to crisis situations and working as part of a therapeutic support team; demonstrated record of work with sexual assault prevention and response programs on college campuses (preferred) or in community agencies; and strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. This position has been designated as sensitive and employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Kyle Bishop, Chance Hall, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001. Materials may also be emailed to: kkbishop@smcm.edu or Fax to: 240-895-2239.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.