Title: Coordinator of Leadership and Outdoor Programs
Date: June 21, 2017
Department: Student Life

Bridgewater College is seeking a full-time (12-month) Coordinator of Leadership and Outdoor Programs for the Department of Student Life. The position requires night and weekend hours. The position is availability immediately.

The position is responsible for oversight of student leadership and outdoor program initiatives and serves as the primary coordinator for new student orientations, as well as Welcome Week. The successful candidate will be flexible in implementation and development of a comprehensive plan for Outdoor Programs while also developing student staff to lead initiatives reflecting best practice within student life, leadership, and outdoor programming.

Responsibilities

New Student Orientation and Welcome Week

  • Select, train, and assess Soar Mentors, the College's peer transition program.
  • Plan, organize, and implement Soar Mentor Training.
  • In collaboration with others, develop and assess orientation and Welcome Week activities.
  • Develop programming that is social, relational, and educational as directed by campus orientation needs.

Leadership Development

  • Develop and implement a range of leadership programs designed to provide leadership development across a wide range of experiences.
  • Implement a freshman leadership program designed to recruit and develop future leaders.
  • Work collaboratively with partners across campus to provide leadership training for both campus leaders and advisors.

Outdoor Programs

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive weekend outdoor program open to students when school is in session.
  • Maintain the Outdoor Center which allows students to check out outdoor equipment and become acquainted with local outdoor parks and recreational areas that are within an easy driving distance.
  • Provide eco-friendly and safety educational programming such as: Leave No Trace Behind; Hiking/Camping 101; and being a BC Hike Leader.
  • Organize and conduct an annual Outdoor Recreational Fair.
  • Coordinate an Alternative Fall Break and Spring Break opportunity.
  • Host speakers and films on campus related to leadership and outdoor programming.
  • Develop an Outdoor Student Leadership Board which provides leadership in all aspects of planning and leading a trip.
  • Manage budget for Outdoor Program Activities.

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Outdoor Recreation or related field required.
  • Prior experience in higher education, with progressive responsibility specifically in the areas of orientation and outdoor programs.
  • Demonstrated ability performing technical skills and instructing activities associated with several outdoor recreation activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, skiing/snowboarding; wilderness first aid; experiential education and team building.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate outdoor recreation and instructional classes, workshops, clinics, and special events, including team building and participant debriefing of outdoor excursions.
  • Wilderness First Aid Responder certified; and current CPR and AED certifications (instructor preferred).
  • Clean driving record.

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: Stable Worker (Part-time, 20–29 hours per week)
Date: June 19, 2017
Department: Athletics

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for general maintenance of the horses and farm. This includes feeding, turnout, bringing in, haying, cleaning stalls, resetting feed, grounds work and any other task needed during the work schedule. 

Must be available to work weekends, some evenings during the week and possible barn checks.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Must have ability to perform manual labor as described above, walk/stand up to 8 hours, and lift up to 50 lbs.

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

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application

Please complete our online application.

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: Assistant Director of Residence Life
Date: May 18, 2017
Department: Department of Student Life

Bridgewater College is seeking an Assistant Director of Residence Life. This is a full-time (12-month) live-in position.

Please Note: Typical office environment with standard equipment. Duties may require occasional evening and weekend availability on campus and require ability to respond to urgent situations by phone or email on evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities

  • Area management responsibilities:
    • Manage two apartment complexes with approximately 300 upperclassmen residents
    • Supervise 8 paraprofessional Resident Advisors
    • Develop educational strategies and lesson plans within the Student Life curriculum for assigned residential areas
    • Advise hall government
    • Adjudicate student conduct cases
  • Housing Operations responsibilities:
    • Provide primary oversight for housing assignments, including communication with students and other Area Coordinators regarding room changes and roommate changes
    • Manage and maintain data within StarRez and ensure information is transferred appropriately to and from Ellucian Colleague
    • Manage the Break Housing process, including communication with appropriate offices and students, managing the request process, and managing the card access system
    • Assist the Director in coordinating the Housing Selection processes for returning and new students as well as summer school
    • Respond to student and parent concerns regarding housing assignments and other aspects of housing operations via email, phone, and in person
  • Other responsibilities:
    • Participate in campus duty rotation
    • Assist with divisional and campus wide events including, but not limited to, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Commencement, student and professional staff selection, etc.
    • Representing Residence Life on designated committees as assigned
    • Assist the Director in the development of goals, vision, policies, and procedures for Residence Life
    • Act in place of the Director of Residence Life when the Director is not available

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education, or closely related field is required.
  • Experience in Student Affairs is required. Experience in Residence Life is strongly preferred.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness. Must display diplomacy and tact in all communication.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness. Must display diplomacy and tact in all communication.
  • Ability to make decisions independently, outstanding organizational skills, excellent judgment, and a high level of self-motivation and accountability.
  • Must exhibit flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to contribute to the successful achievement of personal, unit and department goals.
  • Commitment to working with and supporting students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with StarRez (or similar system) and Ellucian software strongly preferred.

General Information

Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

For Additional Information

Dawn Ohanessian, Director of Residence Life at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Jeff Miller ’93 Photo of Alum

Jeff Miller discovered Bridgewater College when his aunt brought him for a visit. He loved the College immediately and was soon involved in campus life as a member of the honor council and as an editor for The Talon newspaper and the Ripples yearbook.

“The thing that I appreciated most was how tight-knit of a community BC is—faculty, staff and fellow students are all part of a big extended family,” Miller said of his experience. Graduating in 1993 as a political science major and communication minor, he soon got involved in public service, which would be the focus of his future career. From 1996 to 1997, he was the head of Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s district office in Harrisonburg, Va., followed by a year in Washington, D.C., as Goodlatte’s Systems Manager, a position in which he handled thousands of letters, emails and phone calls from constituents.

For the next seven years (1998-2005), Miller worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a government affairs liaison, coordinating disaster response and constituent needs with members of Congress. After that, he worked for the Department of Transportation in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). After serving in several roles at both the FMCSA and the Capitol Police, he has been in his current position with the Capitol Police since 2012. As a Strategic Planning and Performance Management Officer, Miller oversees emergency planning and contingency planning for the office and works with nearly 1,800 police officers. He was most recently a Deputy Commander for the Inauguration Planning Task Force. Miller also holds a master’s degree in government studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Miller believes that his education at Bridgewater taught him how to see context in the world around him and how to form his own values and standards for ethical conduct. He treasures his current involvement in the BC Alumni Association Board of Directors. Currently the President-Elect of the Board, he embraces the opportunity to interact with the College, engage in events, recruit students and get in touch with other alumni from BC. “I love seeing what students are doing now—their energy and enthusiasm.”

Title: Adjunct Instructor in Social Work
Date: May 13th, 2017
Department: Sociology

Bridgewater College is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach Introduction to Social Work. Minimum qualifications of a master’s degree in social work (MSW).

Mission

Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of 1800 students with a newly redesigned core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy, research, and curriculum, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. Successful faculty members are dedicated to recruiting, 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, 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 offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

For Additional Information

Dr. Harriett Hayes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter and resume (in either Word or Adobe), and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references. The cover letter should address the qualifications contained in the profile above.

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.