Iowa Wesleyan Employment Opportunities

FACULTY POSITIONS

Assistant Professor in the Division of NursingAssistant Professor in Teacher EducationAssistant Professor of Mathematics

Iowa Wesleyan University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nursing to begin in August 2017.  This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track teaching position.   As an Assistant Professor the responsibility is teaching nursing students in the classroom, the clinical environment, and online.  A full time nursing faculty must possess the knowledge skills and attitudes of management and leadership, organizational strengths, strong interpersonal and communication skills, current clinical and professional skills.  A typical workload for a faculty member is 27 semester hours per academic year.  The current expectation is that the faculty member will also have weekly office hours totaling 5-7 each week.  Some teaching in the evenings, weekends and summer months may be part of the contractual agreement between administration and the faculty member.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Fulfills the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member, participating on campus committees as requested and attending regular general faculty meetings as well as actively participating in the DoN meetings.
  • Fulfills the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member, participating on campus committees as requested and attending regular general faculty meetings as well as actively participating in the DoN meetings.
  • Advises nursing majors academically.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree with a Major in Nursing Education or a Terminal Degree in Nursing.  Applicants with only a Master’s degree in nursing will be required to commit to the completion of a Terminal Degree in Nursing or a related subject will be requested.
  • Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa or eligible for licensure within the State of Iowa.
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience plus three years’ experience as a faculty member within a comparable institution.

Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, resume or CV, graduate transcripts, and three reference letters.  No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

Iowa Wesleyan University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education to begin in August 2017.  This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track teaching position in the areas of Literacy/Reading and, if needed, Elementary Education core courses and/or Special Education (Mild/Moderate) courses. The position requires teaching traditional and nontraditional students during day and evening, academic advising, serving as point person for the Reading practicum, participating on standing Teacher Education Program and Campus committees, and performing other work-related duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in professional organizations and local schools.
  • Participate in community service as related to education.
  • The ability for summer teaching is desired, but negotiable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or EdD in Literacy/Reading (All But Dissertation will be considered)
  • Current, relevant classroom teaching experience in Literacy/Reading at any level, K-6 (within the last 5 years)
  • Teaching certification in Literacy/Reading (does not have to be current, nor from Iowa)
  • Experience teaching college-level Literacy/Reading courses are recommended
  • Be effective in addressing the needs of a diverse student body
  • Licensure in Special Education is advantageous
  • Ph.D./EdD in Educational Administration or Curriculum and Instruction will be considered with relevant Literacy/Reading experience

Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, resume or CV, graduate transcripts, and three reference letters.  No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

Iowa Wesleyan University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Mathematics to begin in August 2017.  This is a full-time, tenure-track teaching position that  will lead the campus in the instruction of quantitative literacy, from teaching foundation courses I in the general education to supporting quantitative experiences across the disciplines.

Responsibilities include oversight of the mathematics curriculum and supervision of adjunct faculty in math.  Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the general education program, including statistics, algebra, calculus, and a fundamentals course covering geometry, logic, and sets.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mathematics, Ph.D. preferred.
  • The ability to partner with other existing majors on campus, such as biology, nursing, education, or psychology, to better prepare students for post-graduate work is preferred.
  • Experience teaching and developing online curricula is highly desirable.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to excellent undergraduate instruction and a dedication to committee service at Institutional levels.

Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, resume or CV, graduate transcripts, and three reference letters.  No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

ADJUNCT (PART-TIME) FACULTY POSITIONS

Adjunct Instructor of EthicsAdjunct Instructor of ArtHistory InstructorVisual Communication and Design InstructorEnglish Composition and Speech InstructorMathematics InstructorPhysics InstructorChemistry InstructorSociology Instructor

Iowa Wesleyan University seeks a part-time adjunct instructor in the Humanities Department to teach Ethics during the Spring 2017 semester beginning in January 2017.  Responsibilities will include teaching Ethics:  Life and Career a face to face, day course held on the Mount Pleasant campus.

Qualifications:  Preferred candidates would have a Masters in Philosophy or a related field with at least 18 hours of graduate course work in Ethics.  Experience teaching at the collegiate or secondary school level is desirable. Successful candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellent undergraduate instruction.

Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, CV, and transcript. No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

Iowa Wesleyan University seeks a part-time adjunct teaching in the Art Department beginning in January 2016.  Responsibilities will include teaching Ceramics I and Ceramics II (depending on enrollments perhaps multiple sections), maintaining the ceramics studio inventory of clay and supplies, supervising of clay mixing and the firing process. Class size is limited to 8 students per section.

Qualifications:  Preferred candidates would have a masters of fine arts with significant experience.  Experience teaching at the collegiate or secondary school level is desirable. Successful candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellent undergraduate instruction.

Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, CV, and transcript. No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.


Iowa Wesleyan University maintains a pool of individuals who are interested in teaching for the college on an adjunct basis in various disciplines at the college.   Iowa Wesleyan University is currently seeking adjunct instructors for the upcoming semester to teach:

History – The Revolution and the Early Republic (3 credit course) and Gilded Age & Progressive Era (3 credit course)

Adjunct positions require a Master’s degree plus a minimum of 12 credit hours in the specific subject matter at the graduate level.  Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, CV or resume, contact information including titles of for three professional references to applicants teaching experiences and unofficial transcripts.  Applicants will be contacted if their credentials match the criteria for an opening at our institution.  Previous successful college-level teaching preferred.  Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of criminal background check.  Iowa Wesleyan University welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.  Other adjunct positions announcements are occasionally posted on our website as they come open.

Iowa Wesleyan University maintains a pool of individuals who are interested in teaching for the college on an adjunct basis in various disciplines at the college.  Iowa Wesleyan University is currently seeking adjunct instructors for the upcoming semester to teach:

Visual Communications and Design – Survey of Visual Communications (3-credit hour course), Multimedia Development (3-credit hour course), Advanced Visual Communications and Design (3-credit hour course).

MAC Lab Coordinator – Responsible for software and data updates on 14 computers and one server in the Art Department. The coordinator will install updates to Adobe, Mac software and other updates as needed. Other responsibilities include maintenance of instructor-provided data for class use on the computers and server, inventory control of printer supplies, and general cleaning of hardware.

Adjunct positions require a Master’s degree plus a minimum of 12 credit hours in the specific subject matter at the graduate level. Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, CV or resume, contact information including titles of for three professional references to applicants teaching experiences and unofficial transcripts.  Applicants will be contacted if their credentials match the criteria for an opening at our institution.  Previous successful college-level teaching preferred. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of criminal background check. Iowa Wesleyan University welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Other adjunct positions announcements are occasionally posted on our website as they come open.

Iowa Wesleyan University maintains a pool of individuals who are interested in teaching for the college on an adjunct basis in various disciplines at the college. Iowa Wesleyan University is currently seeking adjunct instructors for the upcoming semester to teach:

Composition courses and/or Speech/Public Speaking courses:  Instructor(s) may be needed for first-year and upper-level composition and creative writing courses as well as a speech course that is in the Wesleyan Studies general education program.

Adjunct positions require a Master’s degree plus a minimum of 12 credit hours in the specific subject matter at the graduate level. Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, CV or resume, contact information including titles of for three professional references to applicants teaching experiences and unofficial transcripts.  Applicants will be contacted if their credentials match the criteria for an opening at our institution.  Previous successful college-level teaching preferred. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of criminal background check. Iowa Wesleyan University welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Other adjunct positions announcements are occasionally posted on our website as they come open.

Iowa Wesleyan University maintains a pool of individuals who are interested in teaching for the college on an adjunct basis in various disciplines at the college. Iowa Wesleyan University is currently seeking an adjunct instructor for the upcoming semester to teach:

Mathematics – Algebraic structures (3 credit course)

Adjunct positions require a Master’s degree plus a minimum of 12 credit hours in the specific subject matter at the graduate level. Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, CV or resume, contact information including titles of for three professional references to applicants teaching experiences and unofficial transcripts.  Applicants will be contacted if their credentials match the criteria for an opening at our institution.  Previous successful college-level teaching preferred. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of criminal background check. Iowa Wesleyan University welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Other adjunct positions announcements are occasionally posted on our website as they come open.

Iowa Wesleyan University maintains a pool of individuals who are interested in teaching for the college on an adjunct basis in various disciplines at the college. Iowa Wesleyan University is currently seeking an adjunct instructor for the upcoming semester to teach:

Physics – General Physics II (4 credit course with lab)

Adjunct positions require a Master’s degree plus a minimum of 12 credit hours in the specific subject matter at the graduate level. Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, CV or resume, contact information including titles of for three professional references to applicants teaching experiences and unofficial transcripts.  Applicants will be contacted if their credentials match the criteria for an opening at our institution.  Previous successful college-level teaching preferred. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of criminal background check. Iowa Wesleyan University welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Other adjunct positions announcements are occasionally posted on our website as they come open.

Iowa Wesleyan University maintains a pool of individuals who are interested in teaching for the college on an adjunct basis in various disciplines at the college. Iowa Wesleyan University is currently seeking adjunct instructors for the upcoming semester to teach:

Chemistry – Principles of Chemistry II (4 credit course with lab), Organic Chemistry II (3 credit course with lab), Instrumental Analysis (4 credit course with lab)

Adjunct positions require a Master’s degree plus a minimum of 12 credit hours in the specific subject matter at the graduate level. Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, CV or resume, contact information including titles of for three professional references to applicants teaching experiences and unofficial transcripts.  Applicants will be contacted if their credentials match the criteria for an opening at our institution.  Previous successful college-level teaching preferred. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of criminal background check. Iowa Wesleyan University welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Other adjunct positions announcements are occasionally posted on our website as they come open.

Iowa Wesleyan University maintains a pool of individuals who are interested in teaching for the college on an adjunct basis in various disciplines at the college. Iowa Wesleyan University is currently seeking an adjunct instructor for the upcoming semester to teach:

Sociology – Introduction to Sociology (3 credit course); Race and Ethnicity (3 credit course)

Adjunct positions require a Master’s degree plus a minimum of 12 credit hours in the specific subject matter at the graduate level. Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, CV or resume, contact information including titles of for three professional references to applicants teaching experiences and unofficial transcripts.  Applicants will be contacted if their credentials match the criteria for an opening at our institution.  Previous successful college-level teaching preferred. Employment offer contingent upon satisfactory results of criminal background check. Iowa Wesleyan University welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Other adjunct positions announcements are occasionally posted on our website as they come open.

STAFF POSITIONS

Major Gifts OfficerDirector of Development OperationsHead Women’s Soccer Coach Advancement OfficerDirector of the Harlan-Lincoln House

The Iowa Wesleyan University is accepting applications for the immediate opening in the Office for University Advancement for the position of Major Gifts Officer.  This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position with the University that includes elective participation in the University’s full benefit package.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Major Gifts Officer secures gift revenue in support of the priority fund-raising objectives of the University. This includes identification, cultivation and solicitation of individuals with current or future capability of leadership gifts to the university; and maintaining a portfolio which includes leadership annual gifts.

The Major Gifts Officer may serve as campaign project director for specific major gift efforts.  The Major Gifts Officer serves as a member of the department’s moves management team; and assists in leading the major gifts activity to achieve the goals of the division.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership and direction for a portfolio of 100+ major gift donors and prospects. Meet with donors, prospects, and volunteers, travel as necessary;
  • Manages ongoing relationships and tracking of portfolio, ensures effective and appropriate stewardship; tracking of portfolio with Raiser’ Edge software;
  • Works in concert with the major gifts team to coordinate prospect identification, assignments, strategies and coordination of activity; participates in annual and semi-annual prospect review sessions with moves management team to carry out these objectives;
  • Coordinates involvement of appropriate volunteers, staff and faculty in planning and making the asks;
  • Assists with coordination of stewardship and fund raising events.
  • Enlist and train volunteers and develop volunteer leadership networks in areas to promote the priority fund-raising objectives of the University;
  • Assists in planning and implementing of special events in support of fundraising efforts
  • Serve as staff support with volunteer boards as appropriate.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • Assist in developing an annual major gifts master plan that includes: direct mail, personal solicitations, recognition strategies and stewardship.  Develop timelines, budgets and an implementation calendar with clear, measurable goals for each program activity.
  • Identify and recruit a core group of volunteers to assist in connecting Iowa Wesleyan with prospective major gift donors.
  • Set individualized, written gift strategies for the personal solicitation of top major gift donors. Participate in MOVES strategy meetings for major gift solicitations within the Division.
  • Maintain positive relations with other staff involved in personal engagement and solicitation efforts taking place throughout University Advancement.
  • Provide monthly reports to the Vice President for University Advancement for all areas of major gift responsibilities based on agreed upon metrics, providing benchmarking information on a quarterly basis.
  • Evaluate the program and plan at the close of each fiscal year. Provide a formal written final report based on work plan results.
  • Maintain timely donor call reports in the Advancement Offices software package.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Communicates IW’s mission, vision, and values passionately and effectively to all stakeholders; positive attitude.
  • Ability to make important decisions regarding donor focus, organizational structure, and use of personnel.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in major gift fundraising or high level sales experience.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals and deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and diplomacy skills.
  • Strong analytical and technology skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Past experience with database (CAMS or Raiser’s Edge preferred) word processing and spreadsheet applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point).
  • Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including evenings and weekends for special events and travel.

Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of application, resume, three professional references with names, titles, and contact information.  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information.  Iowa Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Iowa Wesleyan University is accepting applications for the immediate opening in the Office for University Advancement for the position of Director of Development Operations.  This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position with the University that includes elective participation in the University’s full benefit package.

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Iowa Wesleyan University Director of Development Operations is responsible for providing operational support for the Division of University Advancement. The Director of Development Operations will develop, update and maintain database reports to support planning and advancement of; The Wesleyan Fund, the Major and Planned Giving programs and Special Initiative or campaign funding.  The Director will provide prospect identification, qualification and research functions for the department.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management and oversight of efficient and accurate gift processing, donor recordkeeping and the preparation of weekly status reports on pledge receipts and payments for all Development programs.
  • Preparation of Dashboard on a monthly basis to track performance and benchmarks. The dashboard will include tracking activity of Major Gifts program, Wesleyan Fund activities and gift income.
  • Ensure records are updated with all contact and solicitation report information. Manage donor archives and records, ensuring adherence to institutional, state and federal requirements. Creates process improvements and implements best practices for database, gift processing, coding, and coordination and tracking with the IT Department.
  • Develops and processes financial reports for the business office; performs reconciliations with business office as needed. Manages online gift process and associated online vendors.
  • Prepare prospect and donor research profiles, pulled from existing records and from research of public information via database subscription and online for all Major gift prospects and donors.
  • Oversee prospect identification process, wealth indexing and prospect qualifying, utilizing internal resources and subcontractors.
  • Oversee accurate acknowledgement, record keeping, pledge fulfillment and stewardship processes for all program areas of the department.
  • Supports presentations and material prep for Board of Trustee University Advancement Committee meetings, monthly Major Gift Strategy meetings and other meetings and events as directed by the Senior Vice President.
  • Provides stewardship reports and sets annual stewardship calendar.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Supervises the Advancement Coordinator

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Communicates IW’s mission, vision, and values passionately and effectively to all stakeholders; positive attitude
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge donor management system preferred.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Excel, MS Access and other data modeling and forecasting tools.
  • Experience working in higher education fundraising department preferred
  • Ability to coordinate various functions and manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including evenings and weekends for special events and travel

Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of application, resume, three professional references with names, titles, and contact information.  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information.  Iowa Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Iowa Wesleyan University, located in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa invites applications for the position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach.  This position is a 12-month, full-time position that reports to the Director of Athletics.

The position will require an understanding of and commitment to the values of Iowa Wesleyan University and NCAA, Division III. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: coaching, recruiting, retention, conditioning, practice, scheduling, budget oversight, promotion, and alumni relations.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate outstanding mentorship of players, thorough knowledge of Division III recruiting strategies and rules, and a desire to create and sustain a successful NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer program.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with coaching experience at the collegiate level is required.  Candidates must possess excellent communication, leadership, and motivational skills, be detail oriented with strong time management and organizational skills.  All applicants must have a valid driver’s license.  Travel, evenings and weekends availability is required.

Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of interest, resume, statement of coaching philosophy and contact information of three references.  No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information.   Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Iowa Wesleyan University has an immediate opening for the position of Advancement Officer. This full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Vice President for University Advancement.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Advancement Officer solicits major and planned gifts on behalf of Iowa Wesleyan. He/she develops and implements strategies for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitations and stewardship of major gifts, endowment, capital, and special projects. The Advancement Officer assists in planning capital and endowment components of comprehensive campaign activities for Iowa Wesleyan University

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The Advancement Officer represents Iowa Wesleyan University and its mission to major donors and prospects for the purpose of securing major and planned gifts for the institution.

  • Manages a portfolio of up to 150 major gift donors and prospects and actively cultivates and solicits major donors.
  • Identifies new major gift prospects and upgrades current donors to IW.
  • Develops donor cultivation events and activities to deepen the relationship of major prospects and donors with IW.
  • Achieves major gift goals in support of the annual, capital, endowment and special project initiatives of IW.
  • Develops and presents major gift proposals.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • Actively cultivates, solicits and stewards major donors and prospects to increase their engagement in, affinity for and giving to IW. Identifies and qualifies prospects through discovery calls and visits. Schedules and holds face-to-face cultivation and solicitation visits with major and planned giving donors and prospects.
  • Coordinates the involvement of appropriate board, volunteers and staff members in the planning and execution of solicitation strategies. Prepares for and attends monthly strategy sessions. Provides written, personalized strategies for each major donor prospect.
  • Participates in campus and alumni relations events to increase the involvement of prospective major donors.
  • Identifies Planned Giving prospects through database and community engagement activities.   Develops planned gift seminars and events to cultivate and steward planned gift donors.
  • Liaisons with professional advisors to promote planned to give to IW.
  • Develops solicitation materials, testimonials, donor profiles, planned giving illustrations and communications including written proposals, pledge cards, and acknowledgments.
  • Provides written monthly reports to the Vice President for University Advancement on metrics including a number of major solicitations conducted, number and dollar amount of gifts received, qualification and cultivation visits.
  • Implements Moves Management tactics and strategies to transition prospects and donors through the development cycle. Tracks and records cultivation activities, interests and other relevant information on contact sheets and ensures inclusion of this information in the donor record. Evaluates portfolio on a quarterly basis for adjustments.
  • Works with Advancement Operations and Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations to ensure the accuracy of contact lists, donor files and gift entry for the Wesleyan Fund and the timely and personal acknowledgment and stewardship of all gifts.
  • Maintains positive relations with other staff involved in personal engagement and solicitation efforts taking place throughout the University Advancement department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years’ experience in Major and Planned Giving for a college/university, foundation or non-profit
  • Communicates IW’s mission, vision, and values passionately and effectively to all stakeholders; positive attitude
  • Knowledge of successful solicitation practices and Moves Management for major gifts
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize projects and work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and diplomacy skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Past experience with Crescendo database, word processing, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including evenings and weekends for special events
  • Must be available to travel on an extensive basis to meet with major donor prospects

Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of application, resume, salary history, three professional references with names, titles, and contact information. No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

Iowa Wesleyan University has an immediate opening for the position of Director of the Harlan-Lincoln House Relations. This is a part-time position reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement. The Director will understand and appreciate the Harlan-Lincoln House to be a non-profit, permanent historical legacy, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of the Abraham Lincoln and James Harlan families and their environment for purposes of education and enjoyment. The director will manage the day-to-day affairs of the House’s operations, programs and activities.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

OPERATIONS & MUSEUM MANAGEMENT

  • Direct and manage the day-to-day operations of the Harlan-Lincoln House and its related businesses;
  • Keep the Harlan-Lincoln House Executive Committee informed in a timely manner of all pertinent issues, along with attending and reporting to the Executive Committee at meetings;
  • Work proactively and communicate effectively with the University and Harlan-Lincoln House Executive Committee to develop and implement short-term operational and long-term strategic plans;
  • Manage the Museum’s financial operations, accounts, inventory, safety of artifacts, endowments, gifts, budgets and associated records; and
  • Implement strategies for increasing income, well aware of the potential for a national scope.

EDUCATION AND PROGRAMMING MANAGEMENT

  • Provide creative vision and leadership for all the Harlan-Lincoln House programs including curatorial and educational activities for a wide variety of audiences;
  • Develop and support an active partnership with public and private local schools as well as home-schooled groups;
  • Direct and routinely evaluate educational programs for the University and the public; and
  • Conduct Museum tours and presentations as needed.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

  • Conduct recruitment activities, train and evaluate volunteers as needed;
  • Work closely with the Harlan-Lincoln House Executive Committee to be full participants in the House’s activities.

MARKETING

  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for the Museum, including interaction with the media, community associations, and others;
  • In collaboration with the University Marketing Department design, implement, and evaluate a strategic marketing program; and
  • Effectively use technology in information exchange; working to employ contemporary and innovative methods.

DEVELOPMENT

  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, coordinate an annual membership giving drive;
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, investigate potential grants that are properly written and submitted by deadline;
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, acknowledge gifts with written thank you and any required tax documentation; and
  • In conjunction with the University Advancement Office, oversee development and maintenance of a database listing both current and potential volunteers and donors.

FACILITY & GROUNDS MANAGEMENT

  • In conjunction with University physical plant staff, oversee the secure use and maintenance of the facility, its equipment and supplies, building, grounds and parking facilities.

OTHER

  • Attend House and University events.
  • Lead and manage special projects and perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned or as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate degree or extensive equivalency experience in the following or closely related fields: History, Business Administration, Education, Museum Studies, or Public Administration. Master’s degree preferred.

  • At least three years of non-profit management experience.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, with occasional evening and/or weekend hours required.
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Social Media, platforms.
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, and writing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability in fundraising and grant writing
  • Ability to inspire, lead and manage volunteers
  • Ability to develop and implement long-range plans.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should email the following to kathy.moothart@iw.edu: letter of application, resume, salary history, three professional references with names, titles and contact information. No phone calls please; candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.