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Philosophy Professor–Full time position

Christendom College announces the opening of a full-time faculty position in the Department of Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2023.  PhD is preferred, though highly qualified applicants who are ABD will also be considered.

The applicant should be willing to teach the courses of Christendom’s core curriculum and required major courses in Philosophy.  Our Faculty Handbook states, “In accordance with the mind and discipline of the Church for the formation of the young, Christendom College is committed to a Thomistic educational policy: programs of instruction in Philosophy and Sacred Theology shall be taught according to the spirit, method, and principles of the Common Doctor.”  Area of specialization within the Thomistic tradition is open.  The department especially welcomes candidates with a background in metaphysics.  The Philosophy core, required of all students, consists in an ordered sequence of semester courses in Greek philosophy (including traditional logic); philosophy of human nature; ethics; metaphysics; medieval philosophy; and modern philosophy. 

Located an hour and a half west of Washington, D.C., in the Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a small coeducational liberal arts institution dedicated to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.  As a positive expression of the specifically Catholic character of Christendom College and in accord with the desire of the Holy See as expressed in the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, members of the faculty annually make a public Profession of Faith and take the Oath of Fidelity.

Christendom College emphasizes teaching excellence in faculty hiring and advancement. Interested applicants should send 1) a cover letter, 2) a one to two page statement of teaching philosophy and research interests in light of the college’s mission and vision (which can be found here,) 3)  a curriculum vitae, 4) three letters of recommendation, 5) a sample of scholarly writing of 30 pages or fewer, and 6) evaluations of undergraduate teaching (if available) to Dr. Mark Wunsch, Chair of Philosophy, at philosophy.search@christendom.edu. Any other inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Wunsch at mwunsch@christendom.edu.  

In addition, official graduate transcripts must be sent to Greg Townsend, PhD, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630

To be assured of consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2022 (COB). Please allow 3 business days for acknowledgement of emails.  Requests for interviews will be sent early-mid January and in-person interviews will be conducted early-mid February, 2023.

Staff

Financial Aid Officer 

Christendom College is looking for a motivated Financial Aid Officer.  The ideal candidate will have: a direct interest in Christendom’s distinct mission; an interest in focusing on finances and customer service; a familiarity with MS Office suite, particularly Excel;  a patient and professional demeanor; be a great team-player; and can be counted on to take ownership of the tasks and responsibilities as laid out in the job description below.  To apply, please go to the this link and register an account with our Applicant Tracking System. We offer a very competitive benefits package (to include a 403b retirement program, health insurance, paid time off, HSA, and more!), and the compensation is to be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Financial Aid Officer

DEPARTMENT: Business Office

Classification: Nonexempt, Hourly

RESPONSIBLE TO: Vice President of Finance

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Financial Aid Officer awards need and merit-based aid per College guidelines; administers the VTAG program of the state of Virginia and handles some aspects of Student Billing.

CHIEF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

FINANCIAL AID:

1. Works closely with the Vice President of Finance and Admissions Office to determine financial aid awards, then notifies students/parents.

2. Sends email of introduction to incoming students encouraging them to apply for need-based financial assistance through the College Board CSS Profile.

3. Notifies Virginia students of VTAG opportunity.  Prepares reports to the state for financial aid and VTAG.

4. Maintains financial aid database in conjunction with Business Office Database & Cash Manager to provide accurate and timely information to the Vice President of Finance.  

5. Maintains financial aid records and correspondence.  Purges older financial aid records annually according to document retention policy.

6. Works with Advancement Office to update recipients for endowed scholarships.

7. Advertises available competitive scholarships to all students.

8. Reviews financial aid and billing areas of college website annually.  Makes changes as needed.

9. Maintains student loan program for in-school students. 

BILLING MANAGEMENT:

  1. Cross train in Billing Management system.
  2. Uploads financial aid from financial aid database for billing twice a year.
  3. Assists Student Billing Officer with semester registration twice a year.
  4. Assists Student Billing Officer with updating monthly payment plan forms and agreements annually.
  5. Assists Student Billing Officer with preparation of annual audit reports.
  6. Assists Vice President of Finance with review of information for 1098-T tax forms in Billing Management system (Blackbaud).
  7. Assists Student Billing Officer with certifying outside private loans and maintains annual spreadsheet.
  8. Assists Student Billing Officer with preparation of students billed on or off campus and meals for Food Service, Director of Student Support Services, Student Life Registrar.
  9. Make adjustments to financial aid and billing management accounts for students who withdraw, are dismissed/suspended, move off campus, take a block meal plan or are released from the meal plan.  Process refunds requests as necessary.
  10. With input from Student Billing Officer, submits list of doubtful accounts (requesting permission to write off as bad debt) to Vice President of Finance.
  11. Assists Student Billing Officer with maintaining Bad Debt files, bad debt spreadsheet and processes payments made toward bad debt.
  12. Assists Student Billing Officer with assisting families who have questions or difficulties using 529 plans.
  13. Other duties as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

1. Must be able to provide a high level of customer service to student and parents in a professional, yet friendly manner.

2. Must have good organizational skills and be able to multi-task.

3. Must be a college graduate with business, administrative or financial experience.

4. Must be comfortable using Microsoft Excel

PHYSICAL / MENTAL / EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

2. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

3. Must be able to make quick decisions.

4. Must be calm in stressful situations.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time for the needs of the College, but a discussion between the employee and supervisor will take place prior to the change.

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Alumni Relations Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION:

TITLE: Alumni Relations Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Advancement

Classification (FLSA): Exempt, Salary

REPORTS TO: Director of Alumni Relations

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations, the Alumni Relations Coordinator supports and advances the strategic goals of the Alumni Relations Office.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overseeing the Senior Philanthropy Board and Monthly Giving Initiative
  • Directing the daily work of alumni student workers and interns.

 CHIEF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the Alumni Office
  • Planning and executing all alumni related events
  • Coordinating a multi-channel alumni communications program
  • Alumni events planning and execution.
  • Alumni, student and donor stewardship.
  • Prepare regular communications to alumni.
  • Collect updated alumni info.
  • Maintain updated databases.
  • Coordinate alumni office meetings, appointments, calendars, travel, and tours.
  • Generate the Classmates Updates section within the Instaurare magazine.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time for the needs of the College, but a discussion between the employee and supervisor will take place prior to the change.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Desire to help build up the alumni community by supporting the mission of the college
  • Reliable, dependable, trustworthy, flexible
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and conduct multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Cheerful demeanor/sense of humor
  • Ability to conduct tasks while always looking for ways to improve processes
  • Eager to embrace current and new projects with a can-do attitude
  • Basic Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) experience required
  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and others as needed) and InDesign graphics a plus
  • Ability to learn WordPress (alumni portal), Almabase (alumni platform), Raisers Edge NXT and Give Campus (fundraising platforms)
  • Willingness to assist other members of the Advancement Team for large, time-sensitive projects/events
  • A college degree with at least one year of experience in administrative support and/or events planning experience
  • The College prefers that this position be held by an individual who is an active, practicing Catholic who is committed to the Church’s mission on earth.

PHYSICAL / MENTAL / EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift up to fifty pounds.
  • Must be able to make quick decisions.
  • Must be calm in stressful situations.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize tasks.
  • Must work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must be flexible and work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to handle prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer

 To apply, follow this link.