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Catherine A. Pratson
Director of Human Resources 

Melvin A. McClintock
Assistant Director of Human Resources/AA/EEO Officer

Michelle L. Forinash
Assistant Director of Human Resources

A. Faye Graves
Human Resources Specialist

Symaria A. Enoch
Fiscal Associate II

 

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

HR Office

Employment Opportunities

Administrative Positions

Assistant Director of Physical Plant

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting resumes for the position of Assistant Director of Physical Plant. This position is responsible for all Physical Plant operations in the absence of the Assistant Vice President. The primary responsibilities are supervision of and coordination of administrative functions associated with production control and maintenance operations within the trades department, provides project management for repair and enhancement projects.

Qualifications include: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering; progressive management experience in facilities maintenance and repair services; strong background in HVAC, HVAC controls, general building maintenance and operations and personnel management and contract coordination; valid driver’s license, thorough knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations relative to plant operation and maintenance; and working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and applications. 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. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Joyce Goodwine, Office of Physical Plant, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001; FAX 240-895-4913; email jcgoodwine@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.

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.

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 Development

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting resumes for the position of Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for strategic leadership and management of the Development Program. This includes the development and positioning of compelling projects to maximize relevance to donor interests. This position is charged with raising gifts of $25,000+ through the proper identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and current donors to St. Mary’s College. This position helps to establish best practices for engaging prospective donors in the life of the institution in a way that generates enthusiasm for making philanthropic investments and results in lasting relationships with donors and the College.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required; graduate degree preferred; 5-7 years fundraising experience, preferably in higher education, including major gifts cultivation and solicitation. A demonstrated record of successful major and annual gifts raising 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. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Salary is approximately $120K.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Sandy Abell, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001 or email: slabell@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 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

Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies

JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach undergraduate courses in Chinese language, literature, culture, films, Asian American literature and Introduction to Asian Studies. Ability and commitment to teach all levels of Chinese and courses in English in one’s field, near native fluency in both Chinese and English. Prepare and deliver lectures; conduct class discussion; design, administer and grade student exams; serve as a mentor and advisor to students within the major. Demonstrate continuing scholarship and/or other creative achievements; participate in conferences, organize literary panels, conduct research, pursue grant activities and publish papers. Serve in academic committees, participate in curriculum and teaching development and assist in educational related programs and activities. 

REQUIREMENTS: Require Ph.D. in Modern Chinese Literature or Cultural Studies or another closely related field; and minimum of one year of teaching experience.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

CONTACT INFO: Apply to: afgraves@smcm.edu, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Human Resources, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD 20686.

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 Positions

Caretaker I

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.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. 

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.   

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. 

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

Financial Aid Support Specialist

St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting resumes for the contingent position of Financial Aid Support Specialist. This is a part-time contingent position with no benefits provided. Duties include answering general financial aid questions, performing clerical functions to include word processing of letters, ordering supplies, handling of daily mail and filing. Work hours are 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Hourly rate of pay is $12.00.

Qualifications: Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred; must have at least 1-year administrative experience in an office environment; and ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues. Demonstrative success of strong verbal and written communication skills; good organizational skills; working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, business English, spelling, good grammar and arithmetic, and of standard record keeping. Any combination of acceptable educations and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Robert Maddox, Associate Director of Financial Aid, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City MD 20686-3001, or by email to rwmaddox@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.

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.