Position Summary The Saint John's University Pottery Studio seeks an experienced, creative and diligent administrator and educator to serve as the Associate Director and Environmental Artist-in-Residence. The position is full-time (.80 FTE) and benefit eligible. This leadership role is responsible for a wide array of administrative, educational and artistic duties ranging from studio management to program direction to grant writing, particularly to expand the Pottery Studio’s capacity to design, develop, administer and support environmental arts education. Through leadership and program development, this role proactively provides student-centered educational enrichment. The Saint John’s Pottery embodies, by demonstration and practical experience, the integration of aesthetics, scientific, humanistic, and moral approaches to living in relation to nature. Since 1979, The Saint John’s Pottery has included dynamic apprenticeship, emerging artist, and environmental artist programing. The studio demonstrates a commitment to the integration of art and life, the preservation of the environment, the linkage of work and worship, and the celebration of diverse cultures. Saint John's University (SJU) is a liberal arts college for men and a graduate School of Theology for both men and women and is also the home of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. The campuses are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. SJU is a Catholic college in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The university is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at SJU. Learn more in our Statement on Diversity and in our brochure Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition. With a total enrollment of approximately 1,600 students, SJU has a unique coordinate partnership with the College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women. SJU and CSB are committed to the holistic transformational development of men and women within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about . SJU offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. Responsibilities Associate Director Responsibilities (Academic Year): - Partner with the Studio Director to contribute and advance near- and long-term strategic vision. - Interface with SJU IA staff on the annual donor solicitation correspondence process. - Advise the Director on the use of budgets and endowments and payment processing. - Independently identify, solicit and draft winning grant proposals from local, regional, national, and international partners and administer grant funding and reporting. - Deliver educational content, vocational guidance and mentorship to CSB/SJU students. - Instruct ART/ENV 200: Environmental Art and Design and other courses as requested. - Document and archive Apprenticeship Program curricula for internal recordkeeping. - Oversee promotional materials, press releases, website content, and media relations. - Lead special projects (exhibitions, publications, and/or residencies) as necessary. - Recruit, hire and supervise apprentice and student staff in partnership with the Director. Environmental Artist-in-Residence (Summer): - Model to students, apprentices, and guests the work of an environmental artist. - Demonstrate technical and conceptual strategies on the theme of environmental art. - Produce artworks, writings, artist talks, etc. that advance the profile of the studio. - Represent the studio through residency, fellowship, exhibit, or conference participation. - Provide professional development to studio apprentices in the form of portfolio and application review, residency and fellowship consulting, and career advising. Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the Pottery Studio. Qualifications Required Qualifications: - Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Sculpture, Ceramics, or related field - Professional experience in the academic, foundation, nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors, including undergraduate and graduate level teaching experience - High degree of critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and analytical skills - Proven capacity to solicit and administer grant funds for research or program needs - Strong writing and editing skills in English, as well as demonstrated ability to synthesize information and communicate clearly and persuasively to non-specialist audiences - Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills and experience working in a self-directed manner to lead projects and build connections with external stakeholders - Commitment to mentoring and advising undergraduate students in a Catholic, liberal arts context, especially those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds - Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canvas, and Ingeniux Preferred Qualifications: - Developing expertise in natural/renewable systems within a creative arts context - Experience developing academic professional development programs with private undergraduate audiences - Record of merit-based creative fellowships, travel grants, and/or competitive awards - Experience with donor relations and familiarity with local arts funders To Apply Applications are accepted online by clicking on " Apply " above. Candidates are asked to complete the application form and submit a letter of application, resume, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. course surveys or other recognition). If you require an accommodation to participate in the Saint John's University hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (320) 363-2508 or employment@csbsju.edu . It is the policy of SJU to conduct a pre-employment background check. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Saint John's University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University (CSB/SJU) provides a comprehensive fringe benefit program. This brochure provides a summary of the current benefits offered at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. HEALTH INSURANCE Employees are eligible for coverage in the health insurance plan on the first of the month following date of hire. If you elect medical coverage for yourself, you may also choose to cover your eligible dependents. The employee and CSB/SJU share in the cost of this benefit. The Plan also uses a preferred provider network system where discounts are applied when utilizing health care providers in the network. Care received outside of the preferred provider network is covered, but at a higher cost to the employee and the institution. DENTAL INSURANCE Employees are eligible for coverage in the dental insurance plan on the first of the month following date of hire. If you elect dental coverage for yourself, you may also choose to cover your eligible dependents. The employee and CSB/SJU share in the cost of this benefit. This plan also uses a preferred provider network where discounts are applied when utilizing providers in the network. Care received outside of the preferred provider network is covered, but at a higher cost to the employee and the institution. AFLAC SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE This voluntary plan offers an additional level of financial protection for you and your family in the event of a serious accident or illness. LIFE INSURANCE CSB/SJU provides a Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) policy to employees. This insurance is effective on the first of the month following date of hire. The amount of term insurance provided is based on your annual salary as follows: Salary Life Insurance $0-$20,000 $50,000 $20,001-$37,500 $75,000 $37,501-$50,000 $90,000 $50,001+ $100,000 Employer provided life insurance in excess of $50,000 is subject to imputed income tax (a tax on the value of the premium). You may also purchase additional life insurance in increments of one, two, three, or four times your annual salary. There is also a dependent life insurance package available. LONG-TERM DISABILITY After one year of benefit eligible employment, CSB/SJU provides disability coverage in the event of an illness or injury that prevents you from working. This plan provides a benefit that equals 60% of your basic monthly earnings to a maximum monthly benefit of $11,000. This benefit may be payable, provided the employee is unable to perform the usual and customary duties of his/her occupation. VACATION Paid vacation is accrued based upon FTE and the number of years employed. Vacation is cumulative from year to year to a maximum of 240 hours. Employees working 100% time receive the following: Vacation days per year Years employed 15 days 1-10 years 20 days 11+ years FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT These plans allow employees to set aside part of their salary on a pre?tax basis to pay for IRS approved expenses. VISION PLAN This voluntary plan offers affordable vision coverage for routine eye exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, and contact lenses. Discounts on hearing exams and hearing aids are also included. TUITION REMISSION Tuition remission is an educational benefit provided by CSB/SJU. A full time employee and spouse (if applicable) are eligible for tuition free educational benefits the first full semester after six months of employment. The payment of special fees is the responsibility of the employee. Full time employees may enroll for one undergraduate course per term, which includes summer; up to a maximum of 2 courses per year. There is also a tuition remission program for dependent children of full time employees. This program provides a financial resource to a son or daughter for meeting the tuition costs of undergraduate education. Eligibility begins the fall or spring semester following 5 years (60 months) of continuous full-time employment. CSB/SJU will grant tuition remission the next full semester to the dependent, providing the dependent meets the academic requirements. There are also two consortia programs in which CSB/SJU participate where employees' children may apply for scholarships to attend other colleges/universities. PARENTAL LEAVE A paid leave (up to 15 days) will be granted to eligible employees upon the birth or adoption of a child, pro-rated based on FTE. New employees are eligible for this benefit after twelve months of employment. SICK LEAVE Full-time employees earn up to 9 days of sick leave per year, pro-rated based on FTE. Sick leave is cumulative from year to year up to a maximum of 720 hours (90 days). Employees may also use accumulated personal sick leave to care for ill family members. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free counseling resource available to all employees and immediate family members. EAP counselors can help you identify problems and concerns regarding family, marriage, emotions, alcohol or drugs, financial difficulties, legal issues and job stress. All contacts between you, your family, and the EAP are provided as a benefit from CSB/SJU and are kept strictly confidential. RETIREMENT Defined Contribution Plan CSB/SJU provides a retirement program for all qualified full time employees. The program is administered by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA). Enrollment in the retirement plan will be effective the first day of the month following the date of hire unless the employee elects to opt-out. The employee/employer contributions are as follows: Year Employee Contribution CSB/SJU Contribution 1 3% 1% 2 3% 3% 3 3% 5% 4 3% 7% 5 3% 9% Supplemental Tax Deferred Annuity Plan In addition to the regular plan, a benefit eligible employee may voluntarily elect to contribute to this plan. TUITION ASSISTANCE The tuition assistance plan is an educational grant provided by CSB/SJU to a qualified son or daughter of a full time employee toward meeting the tuition costs at Saint John's Preparatory School. The dependent must meet the eligibility criteria in order to receive this grant. CONTACT INFORMATION Saint John's University College of Saint Benedict Human Resources Office Human Resources Office Quadrangle 127 Main 223 Collegeville, MN 56321 St. Joseph, MN 56374 Phone (320) 363-5899 Phone (320) 363-5899 Phone (320) 363-5880 Phone (320) 363-5880 * Benefits subject to change annually Revised July 2017
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