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Pine Manor College is a private four-year liberal arts college situated five miles from downtown Boston that prepares students for inclusive leadership and social responsibility in the workplace, family and community. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges 2010 as the most diverse private liberal arts college in the country and is committed to diversifying the faculty and staff. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, Pine Manor offers an enriching educational experience that promotes collaborative and outcomes-based learning.

Pine Manor College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Executive Assistant to the President

POSITION SUMMARY:

This is a full-time, 12 month, exempt position. The Executive Assistant role requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to provide information and high quality direct support to the President of the College. The Executive Assistant provides a wide range of administrative support to the President in a fast-paced environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a high profile position that includes managing complex calendars, coordinating travel arrangements, scheduling high-profile governance and other meetings, taking meeting minutes and assisting with action-item tracking, formatting presentations, and managing all logistics of meetings, including RSVP tracking and reporting, space reservations, catering, A/V, and parking. The incumbent handles confidential material with tact and discretion; has a strong customer service orientation, good judgment and flexibility; the ability to work with multiple staff members and manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, and follow through with accuracy on projects; work independently with minimal supervision and work effectively as part of a team; take initiative; and learn quickly when acquiring new skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Develop and maintain President's calendar
  • Organize transportation and all lodging/travel details
  • Prepare and edit correspondence for President's signature
  • Provide President advice on organizational matters
  • Serve as the Secretary to the President and Board of Trustees
  • Support and facilitate college wide communications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree or Bachelor's degree with equivalent professional experience
  • Experience in a college or university career office, with a record of increasing responsibilities
  • Highly proficient in technology, including social media
  • Firm understanding of the value of a liberal arts education
  • Commitment to working with a highly diverse student population
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task in an active environment
  • Articulate communicator: Excellent public speaker with excellent writing skills

Working conditions: This is an academic office environment. Activities will require some evenings and weekends and the ability to work additional hours as required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR COVER LETTER, A WRITING SAMPLE, AND A RESUME WITH THE JOB TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE, TO: hr@pmc.edu. Applications that do not include a writing sample attached will not be considered.

No Phone Calls Please

Pine Manor College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse academic environment for its students, faculty, and staff.

Email Address: hr@pmc.edu


Director of Admissions

Department: Admissions
Reports To: Vice President for Enrollment Management
FLSA: Exempt, Full-time

Position Summary:

The Director of Admissions directs the administrative operations of the department and, in partnership with the Vice President for Enrollment Management, assumes responsibility for the successful attainment of the College's recruitment, selection, and enrollment goals

Essential Functions:
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of Admissions Office, ensuring continuity and quality of service to stakeholders at all levels
  • Train and supervises Admissions Office staff
  • Provide advice and counsel to the Vice President for Enrollment Management on matters related to the development and implementation of policy, strategy, budget, and personnel; collaborates on short-term and long-term goals and objectives of the Admissions Office
  • Manage the processing and review of applications for Admissions to undergraduate programs of the College, developing new application materials as needed, coordinating committees, defining and revising the review process, and ensuring that technical support and data entry are complete and successful
  • Manage the development and delivery of admissions-related publications and promotional materials, including both print and web-based formats
  • Oversee use of social media and other communication media with students
  • Evaluate various strategic recruiting tools
  • Ensure the College’s mission is considered in all Admissions programs and decisions
  • Oversee all campus visit programs for counselors, prospective students, and their families
  • Coordinate travel assignments for admissions counselors
  • Represent the College and Department at public events, and to various constituents within the College
  • All related responsibilities including representing the College to high schools and colleges, conducting group information presentations, and serving on the Admissions committee, with responsibility for reading and reviewing applications
  • Other duties as assigned

Travel / Other:
Admissions representation and recruitment travel; periodic evening or weekend work will be expected

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Five or more years of admissions experience in a residential undergraduate institution, with at least three years of supervisory/management experience
  • Highly developed verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to communicate the attributes and benefits of the unique setting and educational experience of Pine Manor College

Physical / Mental Requirements

  • Work is primarily mental in nature and is generally conducted in a professional office environment, with few physical requirements and no hazardous conditions
  • Will require travel and ability to manage luggage and a travel case
  • Must be able to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Uses computer, telephone, and other non-hazardous equipment
  • May be required to sit or stand for extended periods

Pine Manor College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse academic environment for its students, faculty, and staff.

Email: Glen Thomas at gthomas@pmc.edu


Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid

Pine Manor College (PMC) is a small, private, liberal arts college offering two-year and four-year undergraduate degrees, as well as a low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. Students at PMC receive a high-quality education in small, interactive classes. PMC is dedicated to providing students with a liberal arts education, preparing them for careers, and encouraging them to be leaders in their communities. Located in one of Boston's most elegant suburbs, PMC’s beautiful, green, 60-acre campus is minutes away from downtown Boston and is easily accessible by public transportation.

The Position:
Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid and in his/her absence to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Assistant Director provides innovative leadership to the Office of Student Financial Aid and high levels of customer service to students, parents, and other constituencies.

Primary Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Assists in the administration of financial aid, scholarships and student employment programs that support student recruitment and retention. Approaches challenges and student services with an eye to excellence and constant improvement.
  • Counsels and advises students about financial aid eligibility, application procedures, aid programs, costs, indebtedness, money management and financial planning; individualizes information to the particular needs and situation of the student.
  • Collects and analyzes student financial data to determine aid eligibility and make awards within federal, donor, and institutional guidelines.
  • Assists in the administration of PowerFAIDS, including but not necessarily limited to setting up student budgets and packaging procedures, creating reports and selection sets, troubleshooting technical issues, training staff, and serving as liaison with PMC’s technical team as needed.
  • Evaluates documentation and information relating to unusual/mitigating circumstances provided by the student; exercises judgment by making adjustments or revisions to costs, contribution, need or dependency status as exceptions to the prescribed process.
  • Answers questions, inquiries or requests from students, parents, or guardians in person or in writing regarding financial aid programs and eligibility.
  • Research and cultivate relationships for campus-wide financial literacy programs. Assists in the preparation and presentation of information regarding federal financial aid, scholarships, employment and grants for various campus groups, high school students and parents at meetings, group discussions, workshops and recruitment sessions.
  • Analyzes various system-generated reports such as grades and enrollment status or award status to verify continued compliance and satisfactory academic progress eligibility of students receiving aid under federal and institutional guidelines; notifies students of changes in eligibility of awards and alternatives to amend the situation.
  • Interfaces with students and lenders, employers, guaranty agencies and/or staff to resolve issues.
  • Assists with other financial aid activities such as outreach, reporting and monitoring.
  • Advises and counsels first-generation students and parents through the financial aid process.
  • Demonstrates a high level of collaboration and collegiality across the enrollment services division, and the College at large.

Required Competencies
The successful candidate must have demonstrated success in financial aid operations at a private college with comprehensive knowledge of all federal, state and local financial aid policies, procedures, and regulations. S/he must show demonstrated experience with financial analysis, reporting, solve problems and prioritize heavy workload. The Assistant Director will assist in the development of internal and external communications to inform students about financial aid policies and procedures and assist in coordinating financial planning services for students at the pre-enrollment, enrollment and post-enrollment phases.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus three to five years’ experience in financial aid operations and advising
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state financial aid programs and regulations
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, listening and writing skills
  • Ability to interact and work wide a wide range of individuals, especially first-generation applicants and their families
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office, financial aid technology, especially PowerFAIDS and Edconnect software.

Qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, a current résumé that speaks directly to competence and experience in the major dimensions of the position, and salary expectations to: egorra@pmc.edu or sfs@pmc.edu


Part Time

Graduate Assistant, Multicultural Student Life

Fall 2014

Pine Manor College is seeking applicants for one twenty-hour graduate assistant starting in fall 2014. The graduate student will work directly with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Student Activities and Multicultural Community Engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Promote and monitor usage of the Meditation room
  • Aid in preparations of large and small-scale events such as annual Latin American Heritage Month, LGBT Awareness Month, Transgender Awareness Week, MLK Week, African American Heritage Month, Asian American Heritage Month, International Education Week and LGBT Spring
  • Co-develop Student Life, student-staff training with professional staff and additional Graduate Assistants.
  • Maintain Office marketing materials, monthly newsletter, social media, email account, etc.
  • Oversee International Club and other campus clubs current and future
  • Assist Associate Dean of International Students in creating and running workshops and programing for International students.
  • Assist in New student orientation, i.e., Domestic and International
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications required:

  • Attainment of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university by August 2014
  • Acceptance and enrollment into a Master’s Degree program for Higher Education
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organizational, planning, and conceptualization skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, web-based social media
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends, beyond the paid 20 hours
  • Strong commitment to social justice

Preferred: Experience in College Student/Academia

Compensation:
Housing
Meals
$5,000 Stipend per Semester
Anticipated start date is the week of August 18, 2014.

Send resumes to: Latoya Johnson at ljohnson@pmc.edu



Updated July 10, 2014

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