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Fit-Friendly Worksite – Gold Level RecipientFounded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective, coeducational, residential college of liberal arts and sciences located in eastern Pennsylvania's picturesque Lehigh Valley.  The campus is about one hour north of Philadelphia, 90 minutes west of New York City and in close proximity to the AppalachianTrail. The College currently enrolls more than 2,200 full-time day students and has enjoyed steadily increasing selectivity and student quality.

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Please follow the application instructions specific to each of the positions below. For more information about the College, visit our web site at http://www.muhlenberg.edu.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to valuing and enhancing diversity and encourages applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity of our community. 

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ADMISSION

  • Enrollment Data Manager & Analyst - This individual serves as the primary Admission department data expert responsible for the configuration, coordination and daily management of admission's technical systems and integration of data with other college departments. This position is Admission's liaison to the Office of Information Technology and supports enrollment managers (admission and financial aid) by providing ongoing data analysis and interpretation. Responsibilities include assisting the enrollment staff with training and systems-related technical support and coordinating application technology and enrollment digital communication. Click here for full job description.

    Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience working with higher education student information systems and/or related technologies required. Experience in admissions preferred. Experience with relational data bases, SQL, SPSS, Crystal Reports and ACCESS required. Experience with Slate, Technosolutions CRM and Powerfaids preferred. Starting salary is $60 - $65K, depending upon background and experience.

    To apply, email a single pdf document including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure to note your last name and Job #1608 in the "Subject" line of your email. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by February 29, 2016. E. O. E.

ADVANCEMENT  

  • Associate Director, Annual Giving (Job #1620)- Reporting to the Assistant VP, Annual Giving & Advancement Services, the Senior Associate Director is responsible for raising funds from alumni and other donors in support of the current operations of the College. The Senior Associate Director is responsible for sustaining, stewarding and growing participation and giving from the College’s annual donors who have the potential for leadership and major gifts. This position supports the strategy developed in conjunction with the Assistant VP and the Annual Giving team, including the development and implementation of a peer-to-peer solicitation volunteer program, reunion and class giving, as well as affinity and religious-based fund-raising. Experience with face-to-face solicitation is preferred, as the Senior Associate Director will maintain a portfolio of 250 prospects capable of making a leadership gift and will be expected to complete 15-18 prospect visits per month.

    A bachelor's degree is required, as is experience (three to five years) in annual giving. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a self-directed fashion while serving as a member of a highly collaborative development team. Muhlenberg College offers an excellent benefit package, including tuition scholarship plans for dependents after two years of service. Click here for full job description. If you find that your background and experience have prepared you for this position, apply by emailing a single pdf including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.eduPlease be sure that the subject line of your email includes both your last name and "Job #1620." 

  • Leadership Gift Officer (Job #1628) – Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Leadership Gift Officer will advance the mission of Muhlenberg College by developing and increasing the level of personal involvement and financial commitment of alumni, parents and friends. The incumbent will be part of an experienced and talented development team challenged with meeting and exceeding the College’s annual goals. The Leadership Gift Officer manages an on-going fund raising cultivation cycle with a portfolio of 250 qualified principal gift prospects, maintaining a national travel schedule and visiting a minimum of 120 qualified prospects a year. The successful candidate will have five or more years of development/relationship building experience and be a proven self-starter. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the liberal arts. Must have a belief in, commitment to, and ability to clearly articulate the values and mission of Muhlenberg College. Salary of $60K - $70K, depending on background and development experience. Muhlenberg offers an excellent benefits package, including tuition scholarship plans for dependents after two years of service.

    Click here for full job description.  If you find that your background and experience have prepared you for this position, apply by emailing a single pdf including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu.  Please be sure that the subject line of your email includes both your last name and Job #1628.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by May 20, 2016.
     
  • Senior Associate Director, Donor Relations - This member of the Muhlenberg College Advancement team oversees and manages the Muhlenberg Stewardship Protocol, identifying appropriate, practical, and cost-effective stewardship procedures for gifts of all sizes and types. Working in coordination with Advancement Services, the Senior Associate Director assists with pledge and gift acknowledgement procedures to ensure that donors receive timely, appropriate confirmation of their gifts and pledge payments; assists with planning and implementation of donor-related events and activities; and assists with stewardship related communication efforts, including the annual Philanthropy Report. Bachelor's degree required. Strong writing skills and ability to tailor communications to a variety of audiences essential. Experience in donor relations and development communication for non-profits preferred. Click here for full job description.  Starting salary of $50 - $52K, depending upon background and experience.

    To apply, email your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure to include your last name and Job #1632 in the “Subject” line of your email.  For best consideration, apply by May 20, 2016. Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  

  • Student Philanthropy Coordinator (Job #1629) - Assists in building relationships and raising funds to support the current operations of the College.  Manages the phonathon operation, which includes recruitment, training and supervision of student workers.  Develops and implements educational programming on the importance of philanthropic support and class gifts.  Bachelor’s degree required; one to two years in philanthropy or higher education experience preferred.  Salary of $37,000 - $40,000 depending on background and experience.  Click here for full job description.

    If you find that your background and experience have prepared you for this position, apply by emailing a single pdf including your cover letter, resume and names/contact information for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu.  Please be sure that the subject line of your email includes both your last name and Job #1629.   For best consideration, apply by May 30, 2016.  Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   

  

ATHLETICS

  • Athletic Communications Assistant (Job #1627) - See posting under COMMUNICATIONS

  • Assistant Athletic Trainer (Job #1621) - Muhlenberg College invites applications for the position of assistant certified athletic trainer.  This is a FT 10 month position (August 1 - May 31)  Starting salary is $38,000 - $40,000 depending on background and experience. Responsibilities include assisting the head athletic trainer and staff in the administration of the athletic training room, supervising student staff, overseeing and coordinating coverage for 22 varsity sports, 2 club sports and possibly other administrative duties within the Department of Athletics.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, masters with collegiate experience preferred. NATA, CPR/first aid certified, PA certification, and general computer skills required.  Candidates should have a clear understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy and the role of physical education and athletics within a private, liberal arts academic setting.   Click here for full job description.

    Muhlenberg College is a selective, undergraduate liberal arts college located in Allentown, PA and a member of the Centennial Conference.
    This is an immediate opening with an application deadline of May 13, 2016. To apply, email your letter of application addressing qualifications and job description, your resume and contact information for three current professional references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu.  Please be sure to include both your last name and Job #1621 in the Subject line of your email.  
    We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

  • Softball Coach (Job #1636) - Full-time, 12-month, Head Softball Coach position includes teaching and/or administrative responsibilities. Coaching experience required, teaching experience preferred. Click here for full job description. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure to include your name and Job # 1636 in the Subject line of your email. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by May 20, 2016.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Athletic Communications Assistant (Job #1627) - This is a full-time, 11-month position running from August 1 through June 30 annually. The Athletic Communications Assistant will collaborate with the Director of Athletic Communications and Director of Athletics on publicity efforts for the College’s 22-sport Division III varsity intercollegiate program. Primary responsibilities will include: updating the College website and social media sites; assisting with game day operations including live streaming video and live stats; editing promotional videos; designing, writing and editing brochures, game programs and newsletters; formulating and writing feature stories on Muhlenberg athletes; and reporting results to local and regional media.

    Qualifications include: bachelor’s degree, strong writing and communication skills; knowledge of StatCrew, video streaming software, video editing software, desktop publishing and social media; previous experience in sports information; solid understanding of sports and sports statistics; and a willingness to work nights and weekends. Click here for full job description.

    Compensation for this 11-month assignment includes a starting salary of $33,000 annually plus full benefits. To apply, email your cover letter, resume, writing samples and the names and phone numbers of at least three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure to include your last name and Job #1627 in the Subject line of your email.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by May 16, 2016.  We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

  MAILROOM

  • Mail Delivery Clerk (Job #1630)- Immediate opening for this full-time, year-round position. Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Mail Delivery Clerk drives a College van to postal locations to pick up and drop off regular and bulk mailings. Responsibilities include delivering mail across campus and to outlying offices, using van and handcart. Also delivers printed materials from Copy Center to various departments. Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis, push cart full of mail, and navigate steps in buildings without elevators. Valid driver's license and clean driving record required. Prior postal experience preferred, but not required. Compensation includes a starting hourly rate of $12.25 - $13.00 per hour and full benefits. Click here for full job description.

    To apply, email your cover letter, resume and names/contact info for three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please include your last name and Job #1630 in the subject line of your email.Application deadline is May 13, 2016.  We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

     

 PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ATHLETICS

  • Life Guard – PT - 3-4 mornings per week 6-9am;occasional afternoons. Additional hours may be available during college breaks. Must have current Lifeguard certification including CPR, First Aid and AED. $12/ hour. Contact Corey Goff via email:  cgoff@muhlenberg.edu  (no phone calls please).

PLANT OPERATIONS

  • Custodian PT- Weekends (6 am-2:30 pm) academic year. Custodial experience preferred.  Send resume or apply in person to Muhlenberg College, HR Office, Job # 1510, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104.  EOE.  Click here for job description.

  • Groundskeeper (Job #1612) - Full-time, year-round position.  Primary responsibilities include grounds upkeep, removal of snow and ice, repair and preventive maintenance of grounds department equipment, and moving and set-up of furniture  Must have ability to lift 50+ pounds on a regular basis.  Clean driving record and valid driver’s license required.  Criminal background check required. One year of experience required, 2 years of landscaping or horticulture experience preferred.  Experience with skid steer loader, front-end loaders and chainsaw a plus. Groundskeepers are “Essential Personnel” and as such they are required to report to  work for snow removal when the College is closed due to winter storms.  Starting salary is $12.15/hour. Click here for full job description.  Click here for printable application form. Email application or resume to jobs@muhlenberg.edu, or mail materials or apply in person to Muhlenberg College, HR Office, Job #1612, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104.  E.O.E.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Assistant to the Chief Information Officer (Job #1638) - The Assistant to the Chief Information Officer reports directly to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and coordinates Office of Information Technology (OIT) office functions including procurement, budget management and analysis, and departmental scheduling. Responsibilities include maintaining accounts of capital and equipment budget spending, aiding in preparing budget numbers, especially in the area of contracts and support agreements, and maintaining supporting paperwork for contract files. This person manages the CIO’s calendar, schedules meetings for the CIO and other senior staff, coordinates user group and project meetings, and assists in the preparation of reports using standard Office software as well as specialized application software. The Assistant is responsible for inputting purchase requisitions, including requests for other offices on campus, as needed; receiving items; and processing associated invoices. This individual provides direct administrative support to the department as a whole in virtually all daily operations and also acts as office receptionist. Full-time, year-round schedule of 35 hours per week.  Click here for full job description.

    Salary is $3,000 to $3,300 per month, depending upon background and experience. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure to include your name and Job #1638 in the Subject line of your email. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by June 1.

 

  • Director of Client Support Services (Job #1639)- The Director of Client Support Services leads a mix of tier 1 and tier 2 customer support across multiple teams, including Student Help Desk, Faculty/Staff Support Desk, and Desktop Operations (5 FTE). The Director is responsible for implementation of a unified Client Support Services model, in pursuit of consistency and quality of information technology support for the Muhlenberg community. While the focus is on interactions with our tier 1 and tier 2 teams, the Director is the champion for a positive user experience on all services across the entire Office of Information Technology (OIT) department. The Director will also develop a comprehensive training catalog that ranges from in-person courses to online tutorials. The Director is a key part of developing a culture of documentation creation and maintenance throughout OIT, and leads the IT Service Management (ITSM) initiative in OIT. Projects include the documentation of a service catalog, incident, problem, and change management, along with other components appropriate to our environment. Click here for full job description.

    Starting salary is $70-$74K, depending upon background and experience. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please be sure to include your name and Job # 1639 in the Subject line of your email. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by June 15.

PROVOST

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

    Muhlenberg College located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, seeks a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (“Provost”). Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a selective residential, undergraduate, coeducational, private liberal arts college. The institution enrolls approximately 2,200 full-time students in its traditional undergraduate program and nearly 200 additional adult learners in the Wescoe School of Continuing Education. With an endowment of approximately $237 million and annual budget of approximately $130 million, the College is known for its academic rigor, faculty who are committed to their students, and a close sense of community.

    As the chief academic officer of the College, the Provost reports to the President and is a key member of the President’s administrative cabinet. The Provost’s team includes the Dean of the Wescoe School; the Dean of the College for Academic Life; the Dean of Global Education; the Dean of Institutional Assessment and Academic Planning; the College Registrar; the Director of Trexler Library; the Associate Dean of Digital Learning; the Associate Dean of Diversity Initiatives; the heads of 19 academic departments (encompassing 170 full-time faculty); and the Directors of three centers and institutes, and three honors programs.

    This is an opportune moment for Muhlenberg. Over the past decade, the College has been on an upward trajectory—strengthening the academic quality of its student body, increasing its number of applicants, wrapping up its most successful capital campaign, enhancing both student and faculty diversity, and completing many capital construction projects. The new Provost will work with the President, senior colleagues, the faculty and the entire College community to further the impact and reputation of the institution.

    Muhlenberg seeks a strategic thinker who will champion all aspects of the educational enterprise at the College. He or she will enhance academic rigor, nurture the scholarly activities of faculty, foster creativity in the curriculum, shape the long-range academic strategic plan for the College, and strengthen Muhlenberg’s identity, diversity and reputation. The Provost will allocate resources to support existing core programs and pave the way for new ones that will help Muhlenberg to thrive.

    The successful candidate will have a record of proven and effective academic and administrative leadership. He or she will also possess a collaborative, communicative leadership style; administrative, budgetary, and management skills; a demonstrated commitment to diversity; an understanding of effective program assessment; and knowledge of academic technologies. An earned doctorate or other terminal degree is required, as is a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with appointment as a full professor.

    Inquiries, nominations, and/or applications (including a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest) should be directed in confidence to: Anita Tien, Vice President and Randi Alberry, Associate, Isaacson, Miller at www.imsearch.com/5772.  ‌

 

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology - The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning August 2016. We seek a broadly trained sociologist with a record of successful teaching experience, who can demonstrate a strong ability to teach research design (Fall) and quantitative methods (Spring) to undergraduates as well as introduction to sociology. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach courses in development, social change, and environmental sociology. Ph.D. preferred, advanced ABD will be considered.   Muhlenberg College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. We encourage applicants to explain how their teaching and research have contributed to understanding and strengthening diversity.

    Interested candidates should apply online by sending: 1) a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching and research interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) sample teaching materials with evidence of teaching excellence; 4) three letters of references to SocAnthJob@muhlenberg.edu.  Please direct any inquiries to Tracy Kline, Department Administrative Assistant, at the email address above.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

    Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, liberal arts college of 2,200 students. Located in the Lehigh Valley, the college is within easy reach of New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., as well as coastal and mountain recreation areas. The college offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salaries.

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS

  • Vice President, Student Affairs

    We seek an inclusive and creative leader to serve as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students (“VPSA”). The new VPSA will join Muhlenberg at a time of tremendous momentum and opportunity, strengthening the integration of student intellectual, social, and residential life activities with the academic programs and mission of the College.

    Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a selective residential, undergraduate, coeducational, private liberal arts college. The institution enrolls approximately 2,200 full-time students in its traditional undergraduate program and nearly 200 additional adult learners in the Wescoe School of Continuing Education. With an endowment of approximately $237 million and annual budget of approximately $130 million, the College is known for its academic rigor, faculty who are committed to their students, and a close sense of community. This is an opportune moment for Muhlenberg. Over the past decade, the College has been on an upward trajectory—strengthening the academic quality of its student body, increasing its number of applicants, finishing its most successful capital campaign, enhancing both student and faculty diversity, and completing many capital construction projects.

    As the head of the College’s student life division, the Vice President of Student Affairs reports directly to the President and serves as a key member of the President’s administrative cabinet. The VPSA oversees the following departments: Athletics & Recreation, Campus Safety and Security, Community Engagement, Judicial Affairs, Multicultural Life, Residential Services, Student Activities, Student Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Student Leadership and Greek Affairs, Student Union/Campus Events, and Title IX Coordinator. The VPSA has a budget of $1.5 million, and oversight of more than 140 staff.

    We seek a strategic thinker who will partner with the new President and the Muhlenberg community in charting a path for the next generation at Muhlenberg. The position demands creative leadership, a results orientation, and a thorough understanding of contemporary issues in student affairs. S/he will be an inspiring leader and an effective advocate and ally for Muhlenberg students, leading the College’s efforts to provide an integrated and exceptional student experience. The Vice President of Student Affairs will provide visionary leadership to the College; restructure, motivate, and develop a strong staff; forge tighter collaborations with colleagues who are stakeholders in creating the best learning environment for students; serve as an ambassador and advocate for students beyond the College community; proactively and effectively manage student issues; and foster an inclusive environment that embraces diversity.

    The successful candidate will be an accessible student-centered leader, a collaborative manager, and have a proven track record for creating a climate of openness and mutual respect; a strong commitment to community building; an ability to forge cross-campus partnerships; deep organizational, planning, and public speaking skills; and an understanding of the interdependence of both academic and non-academic aspects of student education. A doctorate or master’s degree (minimum) with a record of substantial and increasingly responsible experience in student life is required.

    Inquiries, nominations, and/or applications (including a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to Kate Barry, Principal and Randi Alberry, Associate, Isaacson, Miller, at http://www.imsearch.com/5771.  Click here for full job profile.

    Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.

 TREXLER LIBRARY

  • Head, Library Systems and Information Transfer Services (LSITS)- (Job #1625)- Muhlenberg College seeks a dynamic, collegial, and enthusiastic manager for the Library Systems and Information Transfer Services (LSITS) team providing discovery, access, and library technology services for our Trexler Library. An ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science, or an appropriate graduate-level degree in a computer and/or information technology field is required. Responsibilities include managing a very talented staff; web and digital collections development; support and integration of existing and emerging library technology interfaces; and circulation/access services. Trexler Library staff also focuses on excellent customer service and a commitment to collaboration across the campus community. This is an excellent opportunity for a tech-savvy librarian who is excited about sharing their expertise to enhance teaching and learning at a small, liberal arts college. Click here for full job description.

    Starting salary of $60-$65K depending upon background and experience. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references (preferably as a single pdf) to jobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please include both your last name and Job #1625 in the "Subject" line of your email. For best consideration, please apply by May 6, 2016. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.


  

Human resources

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.  For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can visit the ‌College's Diversity Strategic Plan‌.

Last updated: May 25, 2016