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Vacancy List

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA)

 The Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA) Executive Director supports the collaborative work, organizational development, fund-raising, and on-going management of the PCLA and its operations.

Established in 2014 through a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the PCLA is comprised of the following institutions: Bryn Mawr College, Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Haverford College, Juniata College, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College, Ursinus College, and Washington & Jefferson College.  While these colleges have distinctive institutional missions and well-defined institutional identities, they share a common commitment to the liberal arts, intercultural understanding, excellence in teaching and scholarship, and close working relationships between students and faculty.

The mission of the PCLA is to strive to enhance cross-institutional knowledge among our members in order to improve the quality of our institutions and programs as well as to create opportunities for cost efficiencies.  The consortium’s activities will contribute to the national conversation about how America’s liberal arts colleges can address concerns such as increasing access and opportunity.  Our work is guided by the following set of principles:

  • Primacy of presidential leadership
  • Senior staff collaboration across campuses at multiple levels  
  • Flexibility in terms of individual institutional involvement or lack thereof in specific consortial initiatives
  • Commitment to full participation in the leadership and governance of the consortium 
  • Collegiality, and 
  • Assessment and periodic review of consortial activities.

Position Summary

The PCLA Executive Director (ED) will be housed at one of the participating colleges, most likely Franklin & Marshall or Washington & Jefferson, but there will be significant activity on each campus that will require the ED’s attention.  The ED is responsible for administering the core activities and programs of the PCLA, which focus are designed to promote improvement of academic offerings, faculty development, compliance and risk management, administrative services, study abroad, library resources, and enhancing diverse institutional cultures.  We anticipate that activities will range from back office collaborations to shared legal services to development of shared classes in real time through video technology. The presidents meet twice a year face to face (June and January) to direct the business of the consortium.  The Executive Director will report to the PCLA Executive Committee that consists of 4-6 individuals and will be chaired until June 2016 by the president of Washington & Jefferson College.

This is a full-time administrative position, with benefits, for a one-year, renewable term beginning immediately.  The Executive Director will be supported by an administrative assistant.

The PCLA ED role is well suited for a highly organized, energetic, and innovative professional with knowledge of higher education and a commitment to the liberal arts.  The ideal ED has experience in program development and management, excellent communication and organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to successfully execute projects while working under limited supervision.  Experience in higher education is preferred, as are budget management and grant writing.  Skills in web editing and database management are desirable.

The duties and responsibilities of the PCLA ED include, but are not limited to, the following functions:

  • Organize the activities and programs of the PCLA, including annual meetings, periodic workshops, and the consortium budget
  • Maintain the PCLA web resources and external communications
  • Engage academic leaders, faculty, professional staff, and students in PCLA programs
  • Coordinate internal communications among the PCLA members, including scheduling in-person and/or teleconference meetings of the presidents, the chief academic officers, the chief information officers, the chief student life officers, the library directors, and the chief financial officers.
  • Organize and preside as needed over activities of work groups that may be formed and events that may be scheduled
  • Manage the PCLA budget
  • Conduct research on best practices and external resources for the PCLA
  • Establish procedures, maintain records, and develop materials in support of the consortium
  • Help to identify new collaborative activities and programs for the PCLA in focus areas
  • Assist the Executive Committee in assessing the success of the consortium
  • Initiate fundraising and write grants for the PCLA
  • Facilitate connections between the consortium and the state government of Pennsylvania, and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Successful candidates will have five years of experience in project or program management or other relevant experience
  • Familiarity with higher education, and especially the mission of liberal arts colleges
  • Budget management experience
  • Command of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Exceptional ability to work both collaborative and independently
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with broad constituencies in a manner that positively portrays the PCLA
  • Successful clearance of a criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or similar post-baccalaureate credentials
  • Experience in conference and event planning

Additional Desirable Skills

  • Web editing and database management experience

To Apply:

Send a resume and a cover letter addressing the specific nature and requirements of this position to:

Please be sure to include current contact information and any restrictions or preferences in terms of job timeline or office location (including telecommuting). The job will remain open until filled.  Credentials will be reviewed beginning August 1.

Administrative Assistant

Washington & Jefferson College is currently seeking applications for an Administrative Assistant. The position provides daily administrative support for the Vice President for Business and Finance and reporting offices. This position will maintain a calendar of operating or administrative commitments and notifies supervisor of deadlines, compose correspondences, establishes and maintains the Vice President’s confidential records and files, and maintains an overall awareness of organizational activities of importance or impact to the Vice President.

Minimum requirements are: High School Diploma or Associate Degree Preferred, 5-10 years of experience, editing, proofreading skills, strong organizational, interpersonal/communication skills, and must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times, advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) is necessary, ability to effectively interface with trustees, students, faculty, staff, and visitors, a team player who has the ability to manage multiple ongoing time sensitive projects and ability to build positive working relationships with employees at all levels. 

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter: Please include your salary requirements.

Assistant Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field Coach-Intern

Requisition Number: 14-017

Washington & Jefferson College is accepting applications for an Assistant Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field Coach-Intern.  Washington & Jefferson College is a private selective liberal arts college located in Washington, PA.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

Primary responsibilities will include coaching, recruiting, assisting with the daily administrative duties of the program, assisting with travel/organization of the Cross Country Program, as well as other duties assigned by the Head Coach or Athletic Director.  Preference will be given to candidates who have a background in Throwing/Multi Events.  The internship includes a 10 month meal plan, medical coverage, housing, and a stipend. A Bachelor's degree is required. Playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred. The position will require excellent communication skills and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Applicants should email (please type: Cross Country/Track and Field Assistant Coach Intern in the subject line) their resume and cover letter to:

Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach-Intern

Requisition Number: 14-015

Washington & Jefferson College is accepting applications for an Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach-Intern. Washington & Jefferson College is a private selective liberal arts college located in Washington, PA and a member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference in Lacrosse. Review of applications will begin immediately.

The coaching intern will assist the head coach in all aspects of the operations of the women’s lacrosse program. The responsibilities include but are not limited to coaching, player development, assisting with practice and game planning, scouting, game day duties, monitoring academics, strength and conditioning, recruiting both on and off campus, and other duties assigned by the head coach. The internship includes a 10 month meal plan, medical coverage, housing, and a stipend.  A Bachelor's degree is required.  Playing and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.  Defense or goalkeeping knowledge /experience is preferred.  The assistant must adhere to NCAA Division III rules and regulations and be committed to the Division III philosophy of athletics as well as the college’s mission statement.

Applicants should email (please type: Women’s Lacrosse Intern in the subject line) their resume and cover letter to: or by using the Apply Now button.

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship

Student Health and Counseling Services

Salary Range

Position Description
The Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship a full-time 12-month appointment with salary and benefits.  It is our intent to provide an entry-level professional with the post-degree supervision and experience necessary for licensure as a psychologist in Pennsylvania. (Note:  Pennsylvania requires 1,750 hours.)

The fellow will gain further experience providing the following services:

  • individual, and possibly group and couples counseling
  • crisis intervention/urgent counseling, after hours on-call
    • candidates must be able to respond within 20 minutes or less for emergencies on campus when on-call
  • assessment (Primarily for learning disabilities and ADHD)
  • consultation to the college community
  • outreach programming
  • supervision and training for graduate students
  • additional administrative duties or other assignments as appropriate for the trainee’s interests and the needs of the College and Center

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
• Offer direct psychotherapy services to student clients including intake, urgent walk-in, individual, group and couples counseling.
• Routine evening and occasional weekend hours required.  After hours on-call every other week.  Candidates must be able to respond within 20 minutes or less for emergencies on campus when on call.

• Secondary clinical supervision of advanced doctoral level practicum trainees.
• Maintain appropriate clinical documentation and schedule within Titanium Schedule.
• Participate in weekly staff meetings.
• Develop collaborative relationships with various campus organizations (e.g. Student Health, Athletics, Residence Life, Disability Support Services, and Global Education Programs).
• Offer consultation to faculty, staff, and family members.
• Develop and implement outreach programs and workshops designed to foster students’ academic and life success.
• Participate in collection of accurate client data.
• Participate in college-wide or division-wide meetings as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications
• Completed Doctoral Degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program prior to the start date.

• Completed accredited pre-doctoral internship, ideally in a college or university counseling center.
• No post-doctoral or post degree experience required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors:

  • Experience in a university/college counseling center
  • Evidence of skill in addressing psychiatric emergencies
  • Evidence of interest or experience in offering consultation to faculty, staff and students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive and collaborative interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable experience in and commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, and commitment to ongoing development of multicultural competence
  • Interest and knowledge in alcohol and other drug treatment, education and outreach
  • A self-motivated and self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, and knowledge of/adherence to legal guidelines and APA Ethical standards.
  • Demonstrated professional commitment and interest in university counseling center work and college student development

Desired Qualifications
Expertise in one or more of the following treatment areas: anxiety management, alcohol and other substance abuse, anger management, eating disorders, provision of services to population with diverse needs.

College Description
Founded in 1781 and located about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Washington & Jefferson College is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished co-ed, four-year liberal arts colleges for undergraduate students.  Washington & Jefferson is a small College and generally has an enrollment of approximately 1500 students.

Region Description
W&J is located in the city of Washington, Washington County, in Southwestern Pennsylvania at the crossroads of Interstates 70 and 79 and Route 19.  The surrounding area is rural, while the city of Pittsburgh is easily accessible.

Required Application Materials
Please send application materials electronically. A completed application will include:

  • a cover letter stating your interest, goals, and experience specifically relevant to the Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship
  • current CV
  • letter of readiness from your academic program, including statement of likely date degree will be conferred (if not yet completed.)
  • student (unofficial) copies of graduate transcripts
  • two letters of recommendation from recent supervisors or training director of internship or other qualified referee with contact information.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date
Preferably August 1, or August 15, 2014, but negotiable.

Send Applications To:
Please send application materials to

Mailing Address
Human Resources

Washington & Jefferson College

60 S. Lincoln Street,

Washington, PA 15301

Phone Number
724-223-6107 (Counseling Center)

Email Address

Web Address

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Visitor Services Coordinator

Requisition Number: 14-014

The Office of Admission at Washington & Jefferson College is seeking a Visitor Services Coordinator. This position serves as the first contact for visitors and is primarily responsible for coordinating itineraries for guests before and during their campus visit.  Duties will include but not be limited to scheduling and arranging campus visits, greeting the public, answering phones, data entry, generating electronic and written correspondence, maintaining the visitor services database, managing student workers and assisting elsewhere as needed.

A successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent telephone etiquette, the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to interact with the public in a courteous and engaging manner. They will also be highly organized, detail oriented, extremely energetic, a team player, a creative thinker, able to adapt to a dynamic work environment and possess proficient computer skills, particularly with MS Office©. This job will require some evenings, weekend and overtime.

Applicants should email (please type: Visitor Services Coordinator in the subject line) their resume with cover letter and three professional references to:

Adjunct Instructor of French

Washington & Jefferson College invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor of French for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 terms. The position entails teaching undergraduate courses in French primarily at the first and second year levels, and occasionally third and fourth year (literature and culture) courses.

Qualifications: advanced degree in Second Language Acquisition or French literature or cultural studies; Advanced/Superior proficiency in French and English; demonstrated excellence in teaching and professional development. 

Send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information of three professional references to: by July 1.