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Employment at Saint Martin's

Founded in 1895 as Saint Martin’s College, the University has evolved as a modern, diverse, and comprehensive Master’s University with liberal arts and professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University community is proud of its Catholic Benedictine heritage and identity, its attention to the holistic development of students, commitment to social justice and access, integrated approach to teaching and learning, and collaborative engagement with local and regional organizations, businesses, the military, and government. When you become a part of Saint Martin’s University, you become a part of a community of a diverse blend of talented enthusiastic individuals who encourage the understanding of varied viewpoints and the appreciation of all cultures.

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Faculty openings

  • Assistant Professor - Business (three positions)

    Assistant Professor - Business

    Closing date: Review of candidates will continue until an appointment is made.
    Position title: Assistant Professor – School of Business

    Position summary

    The School of Business at Saint Martin’s University invites applications for tenure-track positions as entry-level Assistant Professor in the following areas:

    • Business in Management (broadly understood to include specializations in project management, public and/or nonprofit administration, international/global business, and entrepreneurship)
    • Marketing
    • Accounting (audit) (CPA required, CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) and/or CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)  preferred).  
    • Economics (applied economics, health economics, environmental economics or international economics)

    Saint Martin’s is a Catholic Benedictine university student-centered ethos, and faculty members are encouraged to teach across disciplines, to engage in scholarship, and to contribute to the life of the University through service. Qualified candidates have the opportunity to play a leading role in developing and growing the MBA program. 

    A doctoral degree is required, practical experience is a plus (additional professional credentials such as PMI certification, SixSigma Black Belt, etc., is high desirable). Candidates should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and service, and an active program of scholarship. Experience in teaching in an evening MBA program is also a plus.

    Candidates must have valid documentation permitting them to work permanently in the US from the date on which the appointment at Saint Martin’s takes effect. The positions are subject to budgetary approval.

    Preferred start date is August 2017. The position is a 9 month appointment.  The standard teaching load is 12 semester hours. Teaching expectations include evening classes as well as some classes at off-campus regional sites (within a 20 miles radius). The School of Business offers degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, and an evening MBA. The University faculty are engaged in initiatives to transform the Core Curriculum and the academic course structure; successful candidates will have an opportunity to contribute to these discussions and to join a Business program that is strategically poised to extend its reach and reputation.

    Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 22 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

    Application Process

    Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter responsive to the specific faculty position announcement, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Review of candidates is underway and will continue until an appointment is made.

    Please submit the above documentation online to business@stmartin.edu
    All positions are subject to final budget approval.

    Saint Martin’s University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Director of Nursing

    Director of Nursing

    Saint Martin’s University invites applications and nominations for a collaborative, dynamic nurse educator to lead an innovative CCNE accredited RN-to-BSN program grounded in the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education and informed by the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing.  The RN-to-BSN program is currently an academic program within the College of Arts and Sciences which provides rich opportunities for interdisciplinary engagement.  Unique aspects of the program include an elective course in traditional Chinese medicine and options for study abroad.  The university plans to submit an application for approval to develop a pre-licensure baccalaureate program, development of which will become responsibility of the director.

    This is a full-time, 12-month renewable position with potential for a transition into the tenure-track.  Faculty rank will depend on qualifications.

    Responsibilities

    • Evaluate and revise curriculum as needed
    • Perform total program evaluation to maintain CCNE accreditation and Washington State approval
    • Communicate with academic leaders, accreditors, and regulators
    • Facilitate the program’s strategic plan including development of a pre-licensure BSN program
    • Recruit, appoint, and mentor faculty
    • Work closely with faculty and academic leaders to create and develop academic and practice partnerships
    • Facilitate recruitment, retention and advisement of students

    Required Qualifications and Attributes

    • Earned doctorate in nursing, public health, human services or related field, with at least one graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) in nursing
    • At least five years of experience as a registered nurse including two years of experience in nursing education at or above the baccalaureate level
    • Unrestricted RN Licensure in Washington State at the time of hire and during employment
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and with community Preparation in education and administration
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    • Willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine tradition of Saint Martin’s University
    • Commitment to the Institute of Medicine recommendations on the future of nursing

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in and commitment to curriculum development
    • Experience and/or interest in working with diverse populations
    • Experience with web-based learning management systems
    • Experience teaching in an RN-to-BSN and pre-licensure nursing programs

    Application Process

    Please send a letter of interest responding directly to the position description above, current C.V., and complete contact information for 3 professional references to Search Committee: Director of Nursing, at lcastillo@stmartin.edu, Office of the Provost, Saint Martin’s University. Electronic submission in .PDF format is required. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and continue until the position is filled. Questions and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Molly Smith, Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, by email (msmith@stmartin.edu) or telephone at 360-438-4310.

Staff openings

  • Annual Giving Manager

    Annual Giving Manager

    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Position Title: Annual Giving Manager  
    Job Class: Exempt, 40 hours per week, benefit eligible 

    Position Summary

    The Annual Giving Manager will oversee a systematic, timely, creative and comprehensive annual giving program that includes personal solicitation, direct mail, e –solicitation, and a student-based phon-a-thon. Such efforts will focus both on increasing gift revenue and increasing alumni, parent and friend giving participation rates.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    General Annual Giving Management

    • Creates a systematic and comprehensive annual giving plan, with emphasis on personal solicitation, direct mail, e-solicitation, and a student-based phon-a-thon. Develops reports to illustrate fund raising progress in each of these areas, and use to set future goals.
    • While growing unrestricted gift revenue, with an emphasis placed on donor retention and acquisition, begins developing an affinity based giving model to include each of the University’s colleges and schools, library, athletics, etc.
    • Conceptualizes all annual giving promotional materials and works closely with the Office of Marketing and Communications on the execution of direct email and e-solicitation efforts.
    • Personally solicits and secures leadership gifts for the annual fund, with the intent to move donors to higher levels of giving. Works closely with volunteers and other staff, (i.e. IA board committee chair) on soliciting all Trustees and other VIP donors and prospects. Suggests potential capital, endowment, and planned giving donors to the major gifts team as identified.
    • Develops systems to ensure the regular solicitation donors for annual scholarships and for tracking and stewarding this process. Identifies and secures new opportunities for increased annual scholarship revenue.
    • Maintains fiscal responsibility of the annual fund budget.

    Phon-a-thon Management

    • Creates and keeps up to date (i.e. current best practices) all materials relating to phone-a-thon.
    • Executes and manages the student-based phon-a-thon including the recruitment, training, and management of 25-35 student phon-a-thon staff.
    • Develops reports to show fund raising progress and calling results, and use to set future goals.

    Other Functions

    • Works with Office of Campus Life to execute a student philanthropy program.
    • Works with Office of Institutional Advancement Staff to coordinate the acknowledgement of annual giving donors including, but not limited to, annual giving clubs, the annual donor report, gift receipts, etc.
    • Ensures that appropriate gift and volunteer activities are properly entered into PowerCAMPUS. Assists as back-up and oversees work assigned to other staff or students regarding the entry of donor gifts and activities.
    • Assists the Office of Institutional Advancement effort by helping with the planning and execution of events and meetings.
    • As a staff member and representative of the University, at all times maintains good and proper personal appearance and a high level of professional conduct.

    Competencies

    • Understanding of direct mail, phon-a-thon, electronic, and personal fundraising.
    • Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Identifies what needs to be done and proactively takes appropriate action.
    • Influences others to achieve understanding, acceptance, and commitments to act in support of ideas, programs, or causes.
    • Organizes multiple assignments to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time.
    • Integrates various ideas, intentions, and information to form goals, objectives, timelines, action plans, and solutions.
    • Communicates information for the purpose of having others learn, understand, and apply specific principles, and techniques, or information.
    • Effectively interviews, hires, assigns, and directs work of student workers. Sets expectations, instructs, coaches and identifies training needs.
    • Uses critical thinking to develop and implement strategic direction for an annual giving.  This includes developing, planning, organizing, and administering policies and procedures for the University to ensure administrative and operational objectives are met.
    • Demonstrates strong and effective communication skills with constituents and the public in a variety of settings, including face- to- face and by telephone.
    • Demonstrates effective and professional supervision of student staff and volunteers.
    • Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills. 
    • Efficiently maintains and monitors annual giving budget.
    • High energy level, self-motivated and self-directed to design and complete complex projects.
    • Demonstration of integrity, positive attitude, diplomacy, tact, courtesy and a sense of humor.
    • Ability to effectively produce written communication that is clear, concise and accurate.
    • Able to work in a stressful [high-paced] environment and effectively manages multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Able to work effectively and collaboratively with co-workers, colleagues across the University, alumni and other volunteers.
    • Able to travel sometimes on short notice. Able to work nights and weekends.
    • Demonstrates support of the University’s mission as a Catholic Benedictine university and be able to articulate that mission.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Three (3) years of direct annual giving experience, or related experience, preferably in higher education.
    • Practical knowledge of annual giving operations and an understanding of what it takes to expand donor participation.
    • Successful track record in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of unrestricted leadership gifts preferred.
    • Experience in the supervision of professional staff as well as the supervision of volunteers/students for fundraising purposes.
    • Knowledge of PowerCAMPUS database a plus.
    • Must demonstrate proven track record of developing successful programs.
    • Must be able to work nights (3 times a week) and weekends (twice a month) for up to 26 weeks per year.
    • Successfully pass a criminal background check.

    Application Procedures

    To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to the Office of Human Resources at hro@stmartin.edu:

    • Application of employment
    • Cover letter specifying interest and how their background has prepared you for this position
    • Current resume
    • As part of our recruiting and hiring process, Saint Martin’s University requires final candidates to prepare a brief statement (no more than one page) which highlights how the candidate’s work experience and background will contribute to our Catholic Benedictine mission and vision of Saint Martin’s University.  To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine values in an educational environment, we are providing a link to a well-written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html. Please bring the statement with you and give it to the search/interview committee.
  • Web Content Manager

    Web Content Manager

    Closing date: Open until filled
    Position title: Web Content Manager
    Job type: Exempt; 40 hours/week, benefit eligible

    Position summary

    The web content manager will help lead the University’s efforts to develop a premier website that positively and cohesively reflects Saint Martin’s overall mission, identity, values and offerings as a Catholic, Benedictine educational institution. Focusing on the web as the University’s primary marketing and recruiting tool, the web content manager will provide editorial oversight and strategy of the web. This position will work closely with offices and departments as the primary trainer and consultant to edit existing content and generate new content that is more effective, more inviting and more engaging for users, particularly prospective students. In doing so, this position will be instrumental in moving the University toward a more concerted approach to web content development. This position – in close collaboration and consultation with the VP of marketing and communications and the web manager – plays a leadership role for the Office of Marketing and Communications by: (1) developing a vision and editorial calendar for web content development; (2) curating and writing original content for top level web pages; (3) designing and facilitating content generation workshops for the web assistants, staff and students; and (4) serving as project manager for website redesign projects, specific and comprehensive.

    Primary functions and responsibilities

    Writing and Content Generation

    • ​Develop with the VP and the web manager a strategic plan and an editorial calendar for web content development and identify priorities for implementing the plan.
    • Build with the VP and the web manager a vision and strategy to enhance website user experience, with a focus on incorporating more engaging and interactive content, increasing usability and accessibility and preserving web standards.
    • Write new content and edit existing content on website, working both independently and collaboratively with program/department directors and web assistants.
    • Identify and curate potential stories for the website, approaching and interviewing subjects.
    • Maintain the marketing and communication blog, updating the community on relevant activities in the marketing and communications office and providing the web assistants with a one-stop location for pertinent updates.

    Web Training and Web Governance

    • Assist web manager in implementation and training. Primary publisher of web changes. 
    • With the web manager, direct, train and assist web assistants and marketing and communications student workers on organizing, curating and creating content to optimize user experience.
    • Develop and facilitate training and marketing workshops including Introduction to Drupal and Generating Content for the Web.
    • Serve as resource and advocate for marketing and branding policy and strategy. Ensure best practices are upheld throughout the website as relates to W3C standards, section 508 accessibility compliance, content readability, content usability and AP style.
    • Configure and manage Siteimprove web governance tool. Collaborate with vendor to establish, maintain and extend event tracking for constituent conversions. Utilize Siteimprove for quality assurance in maintaining website integrity.

    Project Management

    • Responsible for scheduling and facilitating community feedback sessions, maintaining communications with vendor, assigning tasks, assessing and mitigating risks, keeping team on target with deliverables ensuring positive project outcome and timely completion.
    • With the web manager, project manage the development of new websites and implementation of new third-party web systems. Communicate with stakeholders, schedule meetings, assign tasks, develop timelines, assess risks and ensure projects meet deadlines.

    Secondary responsibilities

    Social Media

    • Support University events and activities via scheduled and on-the-fly promotional and informational postings through a variety of media outlets.
    • Work with marketing and communications team to brainstorm and develop new and innovative social media campaigns to strengthen the Saint Martin’s brand.

    Technical Assistance

    • ​Assist web assistants with implementation of javascript embed code and HTML, where necessary. Troubleshoot coding issues, generating on-the-fly training-based responses.
    • Consult, advise, and manage web assistants on on-going development and implementation of third-party online forms.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.

    Minimum qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field. Professional-level experience in communications or web management may be substituted, year for year, for the education requirement.
    • Two years of professional writing and web writing/editing experience.
    • Experience with web editing software and web page layout.
    • Experience training or coaching others to write plainly and clearly for web audiences.
    • Experience in social media and marketing preferred.
    • Experience is preferred in HTML and Drupal.
    • Successfully pass a criminal background check.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrated understanding of website design/management and the tools and techniques used to create effective, well-organized, user-focused websites.
    • Fluency in writing and editing plainly and clearly for websites, and a demonstrated ability to translate complex, complicated language into compelling content for diverse, non-technical audiences.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with coworkers across the University.
    • Understands and can apply principles of adult learning to training development and delivery; including engaging learners to identify their own learning needs; helping trainees set personal learning objectives; drawing on and incorporating trainees' past experiences and expertise; using experiential and interactive training techniques; helping trainees apply training content to their jobs.
    • Strong communications strategy and planning skills.
    • Ability to prioritize projects, handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines with accuracy in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a calm and professional demeanor.
    • Working knowledge of AP Style
    • Working knowledge of graphics software, including PhotoShop.
    • Working knowledge of improving web analytics via search engine optimization.
    • Support of a Catholic, Benedictine philosophy of education.

    Application Procedures

    To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to Human Resources at: hro@stmartin.edu:

    • Application of employment
    • Cover letter specifying interest and how their background has prepared you for this position
    • Current resume
    • As part of our recruiting and hiring process, Saint Martin’s University requires final candidates to prepare a brief statement (no more than one page) which highlights how the candidate’s work experience and background will contribute to our Catholic Benedictine mission and vision of Saint Martin’s University.  To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine values in an educational environment, we are providing a link to a well-written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html. Please bring the statement with you and give it to the search/interview committee.

Contingent faculty openings

  • Business and Accounting

    Position announcement

    Closing date: Open until filled.

    Position title: Adjunct business and accounting professors

    Saint Martin's University invites applications for adjunct professor positions in undergraduate business, accounting and the MBA program. A doctoral degree is preferred and a Master’s degree is required. For accounting, a CPA certification is also required. Candidates should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and have an active program of scholarship and/or engagement in their professional discipline.

    Application procedures:

    To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following:

    • Cover letter responsive to the specific faculty position announcement.
    • Complete curriculum vitae.
    • The names and contact information for at least three professional references
    • Brief statement which highlights how your work experience and background will contribute to the Catholic Benedictine philosophy of education. To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine Values in an Educational Environment," we are providing a link to a well written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html.

    For questions, concerns, or more information, please contact the School of Business administrative assistant, Nicole Phillips, at Nicole.Phillips@stmartin.edu, or call 360-438-4512.

  • Computer Science

    Position announcement

    Closing date:  Open until filled.

    Position title: Adjunct - Computer Science

    The Instructor, Computer Science is an instructional position responsible to the Dean, Extended Learning Division. The instructor’s duties and responsibilities are teaching students, in the evening program and/or day at JBLM.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the related teaching field. Master’s degree is preferred.
    • Five years of recent related work experience exclusive of teaching is required.

    Additionally, the following is required to obtain within one month of employment:

    Current certification in one of the following:

    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Application Lifecycle Management
    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - 98-364 Database Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - 98-361 Software Development Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) - 98-379 Software Testing Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) - 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with Javascript and CSS3
    • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) - 70-483 Programming in C#

    The following is preferred:

    Currently certified as an MCP in the following:

    • 70-496 Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
    • 70-497 Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012
    • 70-498 Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management
    • 70-480 Programming in HTML5 with Javascript and CSS3
    • 70-483 Programming in C#

    Application procedures:

    To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following:

    • Cover letter responsive to the specific faculty position announcement.
    • Complete curriculum vitae.
    • The names and contact information for at least three professional references
    • Copies of transcripts indicating degree confirmation and certificates. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate.

    For questions, concerns, or more information, please contact the Dean of Extended Learning, Radana Dvorak PhD, rdvorak@stmartin.edu, 360-412-6141.

  • Education

    Position announcement

    Closing date: This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

    Position title: Contingent education professors

    Position summary

    Saint Martin's University invites applications for contingent professor positions in undergraduate teacher education and the MIT program. We typically have needs for individuals to teach both foundations courses (e.g., Curriculum and Instruction, Classroom Assessment, Classroom Management) as well as methods courses in a variety of areas (e.g., Reading, Math, Integrated Arts). We maintain a pool of applicants for current and future positions.

    A doctoral degree is preferred and a Master’s degree is required. Experience in the public school environment is also required. Candidates should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and have an active program of scholarship and/or engagement in their professional discipline.

    Application procedures

    To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to Human Resources at: hro@stmartin.edu

    • Cover letter responsive to the faculty position announcement specifying the course or courses you would like to be considered for.
      For course titles and descriptions »
    • Current curriculum vitae.
    • The names and contact information for at least three professional references.
  • English and Mathematics

    Position announcement

    Closing date: This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

    Position title: English and Mathematics Instructors

    Position Summary

    Saint Martin’s University Extended Learning Division invites applications for contingent instructor positions in undergraduate courses delivered at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM.)

    We are specifically looking for 100-200 level English and Math instructors. Must be available for daytime courses (Monday – Thursday) located at Saint Martin's Extended campus on JBLM. Experience teaching non-traditional learners preferred. Master’s degree in Teaching, English or STEM is required.

    Application procedures

    To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to Human Resources at hro@stmartin.edu

    • Cover letter responsive to the faculty position announcement specifying the course or courses you would like to be considered for.
      For course titles and descriptions »
    • Current curriculum vitae.
    • The names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Equal opportunity

  • Equal opportunity statement

    The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

    Equal opportunity in employment is governed by a variety of federal laws. The major applicable federal laws are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, and VEVRAA. Collectively, these laws prohibit discrimination in all terms and conditions of employment - including hiring, compensation, training, promotion, and termination - based on race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran's status, and age. The majority of these laws are enforced by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, frequently known as the EEOC.

    In addition to those mentioned above, equal opportunity in higher education is also governed by Titles VI and IX. Like their employment law counterparts, these laws collectively prohibit discrimination in educational programs or activities based on race, national origin, and sex. These laws are enforced by a division of the Department of Education known as the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Associate Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503
360-491-4700
CJohnson@stmartin.edu

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.