Employment Opportunities at Wyoming Catholic College

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Wyoming Catholic College is seeking a scientist who would enjoy teaching non-majors in a highly integrated interdisciplinary environment. The ideal candidate will have teaching and research experience in a theoretical field of physics or similar field, be attentive to the philosophical implications of those fields, have an ability to speak to non-scientists about science in a clear and exciting way, and have a background in the liberal arts and a demonstrable, ongoing interest in engaging questions about the relationship between the natural sciences and other disciplines (such as how to understand free will vs. physical determinism, or the relation between mathematical formalism and nature, or the harmony between the scientific and scriptural accounts of human origins). The ideal candidate will be familiar with WCC’s integrated curriculum, would enjoy teaching any class within WCC’s science and math sequence, and would be interested in teaching or co-teaching in the College’s logic and natural philosophy courses at some future date. Given the integrated nature of the curriculum at WCC (where all students must take all courses), it is imperative that the prospective faculty member be willing to engage colleagues with non-scientific backgrounds and be excited about maintaining a bridge between the mathematics and science courses and other academic disciplines.

The applicant should read and agree with the vision and mission of Wyoming Catholic College as articulated in the Philosophical Vision Statement and the Catalog. The letter of intent should communicate the applicant’s interest in teaching in accord with the vision outlined in those documents.

Faculty are typically required to teach a course load of 12 hours per week, to direct one or more theses, and to assist in some administrative duties. Faculty at WCC are committed to teaching and serving students as their first and foremost responsibility. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Wyoming Catholic College welcomes applications for this position regardless of the applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. A letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three names of academic reference (letters will be requested at a later date) should be sent to the Academic Dean, Kyle Washut, Wyoming Catholic College, 306 Main St., Lander, WY 82520, or by email to solsson@wyomingcatholic.edu. We will begin reviewing applications this fall. For full consideration, please submit an application before December of 2020.

Wyoming Catholic College is seeking a philosopher who would enjoy teaching non-majors in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The ideal candidate will not only have a Ph.D. in philosophy and be rooted in the Thomistic-Aristotelian tradition, but will also have an active interest in the philosophy of mathematics and natural science and be attentive to the philosophical implications of those fields. The ideal candidate would be conversant with higher level mathematics and be able to effectively engage key texts in scientific literature, while also having an ability to speak to non-scientists about science in a clear and exciting way, and possessing a background in the liberal arts. The ideal candidate will be familiar with WCC’s integrated curriculum, would enjoy teaching any class within WCC’s philosophy track and would be interested in teaching or co-teaching courses in WCC’s science and math sequence, at some future date. Given the integrated nature of the curriculum at WCC (where all students must take all courses), it is imperative that the prospective faculty member be willing to engage colleagues across the various curricular tracks and cultivate a genuine interest in all aspects of the curriculum.

The applicant should read and agree with the vision and mission of Wyoming Catholic College as articulated in the Philosophical Vision Statement and the Catalog. The letter of intent should communicate the applicant’s interest in teaching in accord with the vision outlined in those documents.

Faculty are typically required to teach a course load of 12 hours per week, to direct one or more theses, and to assist in some administrative duties. Faculty at WCC are committed to teaching and serving students as their first and foremost responsibility. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Wyoming Catholic College welcomes applications for this position regardless of the applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. A letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three names of academic reference (letters will be requested at a later date) should be sent to the Academic Dean, Kyle Washut, Wyoming Catholic College, 306 Main St., Lander, WY 82520, or by email to mbolin@wyomingcatholic.edu. We will begin reviewing applications this fall. For full consideration, please submit an application before December of 2020.

Wyoming Catholic College seeks to hire a full time Latin professor.

The applicant must have already completed an M.A. or Ph.D with coursework in Latin, be a confident Latin speaker, and have experience successfully teaching students using active pedagogy. An ideal candidate will have broad intellectual interests and be able to teach within an integrated curriculum. An especially desirable candidate would be able to teach other courses at the college outside of Latin, expanding into disciplines such as math, humanities, theology, or philosophy. The applicant should read the vision and mission of Wyoming Catholic College as articulated in the Philosophical Vision Statement and the Academic Catalog, and write a one page response in Latin, discussing how the candidate would be a good fit for the college and further its  goals as a Latin professor. The response is also intended to demonstrate a candidate’s level of proficiency in Latin. If candidates make it to the interview stage, they should anticipate the interview being conducted in Latin.

Faculty are typically required to teach a course load of 12 hours per week, to direct one or more theses, and to assist in some administrative duties. At times regular course load may be adjusted in exchange for organizing additional Latin activities. Faculty at WCC are committed to teaching and serving students as their first and foremost responsibility. Rank and salary are commensurate with degrees earned and teaching experience; salary and benefits are competitive.

A response to the Philosophical Vision Statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of academic reference should be sent to the Academic Dean, Kyle Washut, Wyoming Catholic College, 306 Main St., Lander, WY 82520, or by email to kyle.washut@wyomingcatholic.edu. Questions may be directed to the Academic Dean or to Mr. Eugene Hamilton at ehamilton@wyomingcatholic.edu.

Wyoming Catholic College welcomes applications for this position regardless of the applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

The Advancement Office of Wyoming Catholic College is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to strengthen the organization’s advancement efforts. A four-year private college located in Lander, Wyoming, Wyoming Catholic College aims to form students through a rigorous immersion in the primary sources of the classical liberal arts tradition, the grandeur of the mountain wilderness, and the spiritual heritage of the Catholic Church. Grounded in real experience and thoughtful reflection, our graduates love truth, think clearly, and communicate eloquently, engaging with the world as it is.

The Director of Donor Relations will work in close collaboration with the entire Advancement team to expand its current fundraising, with a particular focus on increasing the College’s base of active major donors. The ideal candidate will excel at three skills: developing relationships with new major donor prospects, shepherding those relationships through the cultivation process, and stewarding them once their support has been solicited. The candidate must be well-versed in the College’s mission. A deep understanding of genuine liberal education and a passion for communicating its benefits to a wide range of benefactors are essential. Ideally, the position will be based in Lander, though consideration will be given to a resident of a major metropolitan area.

Responsibilities (among others):

  • Discover, cultivate, and solicit major gift benefactors for the College
  • Manage portfolio of approximately one hundred prospects (individuals and foundations)
  • Identify and research new candidates, and craft personalized plans for their cultivation
  • Move prospects in a timely fashion toward solicitation
  • Solicit gifts in collaboration with the entire Advancement team
  • Provide ongoing stewardship after solicitation
  • Record donor contacts in database, querying on impending and past actions as necessary
  • Participate in regular planning and strategic meetings with the College’s President and Vice President of Advancement, as well as other members of the Advancement staff

Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in major gift fundraising with a quantifiable record of success
  • Excellent storyteller with a polished manner (in written and in-person communications)
  • Strongly self-motivated, mapping out and executing cultivations with minimal oversight
  • Understanding of and appreciation for liberal education and the Catholic Faith
  • Ability to travel frequently—between 50% and 75% of the time
  • Personable, self-motivated, and professional, with strong attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher; Raiser’s Edge experience a plus (though not required)

Salary will be commensurate with the experience and expertise of the applicant. Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Joseph Susanka, Vice President of Advancement
306 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520
jsusanka@wyomingcatholic.edu • (307) 332-2930, x. 1126

Job Title: Executive Assistant
Department: Administration
Reports to: President and Leadership Team
FLSA Status:
Exempt
Benefits: Full

College Overview: Wyoming Catholic College is a four-year private college located in Lander, Wyoming.  The school’s mission is to form students through a Great Books curriculum studying the best of the Western Tradition, immersion in the outdoors of the Rocky Mountain West, and spiritual formation through faithful adherence to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.  The school offers a single degree program for a Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.

Lander, Wyoming: With approximately 8,000 permanent residents (and many more during the summer months), Lander lies in the valley of the Popo Agie River on the southeastern edge of the majestic Wind River Mountain Range. With a charming and vibrant Main Street that caters to Western fashions, artistic tastes, and outdoor adventure, Lander is unique. National Geographic named it one of the premier “Adventure Towns” in America, and it was a finalist in a nationwide “Coolest Towns” competition.

Position Summary: The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the administrative leadership team (the President’s Cabinet) to augment their time to focus on executive level responsibilities.

Essential Functions/Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Handle administrative and clerical tasks delegated by the President and his Cabinet
  • Manage incoming and outgoing correspondence for President and Cabinet
  • Prioritize and manage projects even as multiple people delegate projects
  • Accurately complete projects within the assigned timeframe
  • Serve as recording secretary at quarterly Board of Directors and weekly Cabinet meetings
  • Continually identify areas for new efficiency within the organization and your work
  • Organize and coordinate the travel arrangements for the President and Cabinet

Requirements

Specific Skills/Specialized Knowledge: 

  • Quick thinking and action-oriented personality able to balance multiple projects and tasks at one time
  • Capacity to foster an environment of order and calm even during periods of impending deadlines
  • Effective use of written and oral communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Upbeat and pleasant personality
  • Professional demeanor (mandatory)
  • Self-motivation to complete assignments on-time and above expectations
  • Ability to build rapport with co-workers and faculty to effectively complete tasks
  • Complete discretion with confidential material (mandatory)
  • Proficient skills with the Microsoft Office suite

Education and Experience: 

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience as executive assistant or related positions
  • Understanding and commitment to the mission of Wyoming Catholic College

Salary will be commensurate with the experience and expertise of the applicant. Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Paul McCown, Chief Financial Officer
306 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520
pmccown@wyomingcatholic.edu • (307) 332-2930, x. 1124

Job Title: Contract Coordinator
Department: COR Expeditions
Status: Salaried, Full Time w/benefits
Reports to: Dr. Thomas Zimmer, Executive Director of COR Expeditions
Work Schedule: 40+ hrs/wk; typical office hours are M-F 8:30-5:30; some evening and weekend hours required

Position Summary:  The COR Contract Coordinator primarily assists the Director with booking courses for new and returning clients and communicates with clients, Director, and Administrative Coordinator to draft and finalize contracts for these courses. Fulfillment of additional responsibilities in order to meet the needs of the program will be expected.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  1. Promote COR Expeditions courses to Catholic organizations, homeschool programs, youth groups, parishes, private Catholic schools, seminaries, dioceses, and other groups or individuals around the country. This may require travel.
  2. Dialogue with clients to book trips, finalize contracts, send out information, and screen participants.
  3. Coordinate initial trip planning (logistics and paperwork) and see that information reaches the appropriate member of the COR staff.
  4. Follow up with clients after courses to collect feedback, gauge client satisfaction, initiate booking for the next year, and ensure that all course paperwork and payments are complete (check with Administrative Coordinator).
  5. Brainstorm & implement new organizational systems to streamline existing processes such as course booking, client communication tracking, and lead management.

Additional Functions/Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with recruiting, hiring, and staffing.
  2. Support the Outdoor Leadership Program of Wyoming Catholic College.
  3. Support, mentor, and train COR Missionary Staff, Field Instructors, and WCC Outdoor Leaders.
  4. Attend professional development opportunities in the fields of both outdoor education and Catholic ministry.
  5. Host visiting clientele by coordinating transportation, lodging, campus tours, etc.
  6. Field time is encouraged when possible to foster connection to the program.
  7. Additional duties and filling in, as required. COR is a young organization and the requirements of this position may change as we grow.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Mission-driven and excited to represent the goals of COR to a wide population.
  • Bachelor’s degree that includes involvement with Outdoor Education & Leadership.
  • 2 years of experience in planning and organizing a variety of outdoor trips including: route plan development, technical knowledge of the route, emergency and evacuation routes/plans, choosing and finding qualified leaders/instructors, etc.
  • Organized and attentive to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to consistently communicate on a professional level both verbally and in writing.
  • Reliable – able to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in the face of changing priorities and deadlines and to be creative with time management.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and proven problem solving skills to meet and adapt to the needs of a growing non-profit organization.
  • Motivation and energy to fundraise support for the program as well as acquire and maintain a personal support team – training will be provided.

 Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Prior experience working with COR Expeditions and/or the WCC Outdoor Leadership Program.
  • 1-2 years prior administrative/office experience.
  • Current WFR (Wilderness First Responder) and CPR certifications.
  • Experience training trip leaders in various outdoor activities.
  • Clean driving record, experience driving 12 passenger vans and trailers.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, recognize needs, and brainstorm creative ideas/solutions to better meet the needs of COR Expeditions.
  • Previous fundraising experience.

 Additional Details:
Initial two-year commitment for the position is requested, though employment is at-will. The position will be half support based and half paid by COR Expeditions, meaning that the employee is expected to fundraise half of his/her salary. This will help the Contract Coordinator maintain buy-in with the mission of the organization, participate in fundraising with the rest of the COR staff, and build the COR support team.

Level of Supervision Received/Given:
Moderate; some projects will have a high level of supervision while others will have little to none.

Special Working Conditions:
This is primarily an office position, but may employ a more active role with a variety of tasks and responsibilities.

Timeline:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.

 To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to kanderson@wyomingcatholic.edu.

COR Expeditions/Wyoming Catholic College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious, national and ethnic origin in its hiring and employment practices.

Wyoming Catholic College admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, hiring and employment practices, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.