Title: Campus Visit Coordinator
Date: November 29, 2016
Department: Admissions

Full-time, 12-month position with some evening and weekend hours required.

Bridgewater College is seeking candidates for the position of Campus Visit Coordinator to join the Admissions Office team. Successful candidates must be energetic and team oriented and have the ability to provide outstanding customer service to a diverse group of people.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordination and management of the Campus Visit program, which includes group and individual visits and on-campus visit events, such as open houses, private college week, etc.  In addition to these responsibilities, the coordinator will also assist with processing applications, data entry and answering the main admissions phone line.

Qualifications  

  • High School Degree or equivalent required; Associate degree in business management, office administration, or related field preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills required; Microsoft Office suite preferred.
  • Ability to convey the value of a liberal arts education through excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of communicating with diverse audiences in a variety of venues.
  • Manage multiple tasks and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to focus on details.
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.

General Information

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training.  Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

For Additional Information

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Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, resume and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references. 

Deadline  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.


Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

 

Title: Teaching Fellowship in Music Education
Date: November 28, 2016
Department: Music

Bridgewater College’s Department of Music invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a full time Teaching Fellowship beginning in August 2017. Qualified Teaching Fellows will include candidates for a Ph.D. or D.M.A. in music education who have completed “all but dissertation” or who recently completed their degree. Fellowship recipients will teach a reduced load, as they are given time to complete their terminal degree or advance their scholarship agenda. The appointment also includes a $3000 faculty development fund, which may be used to support scholarship activities. Successful fellows will have the opportunity for a tenure-track appointment. This fellowship is being funded in part through a grant from a not-for-profit foundation and is designed to increase the College’s capacity to better serve our diverse population, increase the diversity of our faculty, and provide effective diversity education on campus. 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach an elementary music methods course, instrumental methods courses and fine arts courses that support the college's general education program. Our current general education offerings cover such topics as classical music, American music, jazz history, opera, musical theatre and ethnomusicology. Other responsibilities include supervision of student teachers and serving as advisor to our Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The Fellow will teach a reduced course load that allows time for research and scholarship and participate in a faculty development program that includes monthly workshops and peer discussion groups.

Qualifications  

Qualified Fellows will be candidates for a Ph.D. or D.M.A. in music education who have completed “all but dissertation” or who recently completed their degree. Additionally, the Fellow will have evidence of successful teaching experience in the public schools.

Department Information

The Department of Music offers a major and a minor in music as well as an emphasis in church music. The department currently serves 33 majors and 14 music minors. More than half of our music majors are pursuing Virginia K-12 teacher certification in either instrumental or choral music. The department has four full-time faculty as well as ten adjunct teachers who provide applied lessons. Ensembles include symphonic band, jazz ensemble, concert choir, chorale, pep band, gospel choir and chamber ensembles in strings, bells, and percussion.

Mission

Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of almost 1900 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research.  Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, and so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

General Information

Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training.  Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state's lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

For Additional Information

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Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline  

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.


Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

 

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Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications

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Abbie Parkhurst is the College’s Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Parkhurst graduated summa cum laude with an English degree from Washington and Jefferson College and received a Master of Science in broadcast journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Following graduate school, Parkhurst worked as a television reporter in Central New York.

Prior to joining the College in 2011, Parkhurst held positions in marketing, communications and public relations at Syracuse University and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York.

Parkhurst oversees public and media relations, marketing, electronic media, branding and design for the College. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Special Assistant to the President

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Bridget Rigby is Special Assistant to the President at Bridgewater College. She earned her Bachelor of Science at Drexel University and Master of Business Administration at Mount St. Mary’s University.

Before joining the College in August 2014, Rigby served as Executive Assistant to the Dean of Natural Science and Mathematics and Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mount St. Mary’s University. Prior to Mount St. Mary’s, Rigby worked in the mortgage banking industry as an underwriter for several lending institutions.

A member of the College’s leadership team, Rigby is responsible to the president for directs and coordinates College-wide events for the President. Additionally, she manages the President’s Advisory Council.