Careers at WPU

 

Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU! Let us tell you about life at William Peace University and why it’s an awesome place to work!

  • Ability to highlight your love of higher education and for making a difference in both students’ and colleagues’ lives
  • A culture that fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, allows innovation, and encourages inclusiveness and open communication
  • Generously paid holidays, vacation, sick, bereavement, and other leave plans
  • Robust paid parental leave benefit
  • Full-time employees are paid for 40 hours, and we recognize a 37.5 hours work week!
  • 36.5 hour-summer workweek; closed each Friday during the month of July!
  • Closed at least one week during December (more family time!)
  • Possible Flexible Work Schedule
  • Robust Wellness Plan that provides free onsite certified Cross Fit classes
  • 100% vested immediately (no waiting for the funds to be yours) for the WPU 403(b) Retirement Plan Employer Match
  • Great group health benefits (medical, dental, vision, FSA)
  • 100% employer paid benefits (life insurance and short-term disability)
  • Tuition Remission & Tuition Exchange Program opportunities
  • Career development and leadership opportunities
  • Great location in downtown Raleigh, NC; ranks #1 on Forbes’ Best Places for Business
  • Onsite massages, yoga classes, financial/retirement advisers, nutrition counselors, etc.

Check out some of the great WPU career opportunities below! Please complete and forward your application and all required materials to the email address provided in the position recruitment posting for which you are applying. If you need additional space for your work history, please click here for the Additional Work History Form.

To be considered a qualified candidate, you must apply for a specific position by 5:00 p.m. on the submission deadline, you must submit all required application materials that are listed in the posting and you must meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

In our employment practices, William Peace University seeks to hire, promote, and retain the best qualified individuals regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or on the basis of age with respect to persons 18 years or older.

 

Staff Openings
 

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Job Posting Date:  Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
Status: Under Review/Interviewing



Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

William Peace University, a vibrant and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC, is seeking applicants for a full-time Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.  This position is an essential member of the University Advancement team, with responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive engagement strategy and program for alumni relations and annual giving in support of WPU’s overall mission.  The Director will be focused on enhancing alumni loyalty and pride among a diverse alumni community from both Peace College and William Peace University, made up of more than 9,500 living alumni, thereby increasing participation and building financial support through development opportunities. The position will be responsible for executing an annual giving and alumni program which focuses on developing lifelong connections to the University through the Peace experience. The Director will encourage early relationships through a student-alumni program, strengthen alumni relationships with the University, and promote pride in WPU.  The Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving reports to the Vice President of University Advancement. WPU is under the new leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August 2015.  The institution is in a season of exciting change and will be undertaking a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016.

Essential Duties:

  • Supports WPU and University Advancement strategies in all activities and assists the VP of University Advancement to plan, organize, and implement annual departmental goals and objectives.
  • Develops, implements, and manages a comprehensive alumni engagement and communication strategy, working collaboratively with the University Advancement team, to strengthen relationships between the University and alumni to enhance WPU through local, regional, and national engagement and volunteer opportunities.
  • Develops and manages a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination of and oversight for supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations, through a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone, social media, personal visits, and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support.
  • Fosters the growth of best practices in the supporting areas of gift processing, data management and donor relations (working with Advancement colleagues) as related to annual giving and the University as a whole.
  • Develops measurable and applied metrics for success, maintaining an on-going evaluation and reporting system for annual giving and alumni activities.
  • Oversees the relationship with the Alumni Board of Directors and Young Alumni Council and identifies potential channels and activities for alumni engagement.
  • Provides oversight and develops a strategy for increasing alumni participation and gift amounts in annual giving to The Loyalty Fund and other annual giving activities, with may include phone-a-thons, faculty/staff campaigns, class agent programs, senior gift programs, data entry, report writing and generation, gift processing, etc.
  • Fostering athletic alumni support in collaboration with the WPU Athletics staff to increase overall giving to the Pacer Club.
  • Annually develops a pool of 25-30 prospective donors to the University, developing and maintaining good relationships, and working with Advancement colleagues, to make the gift ask.
  • Works with Advancement colleagues to plan alumni weekend, reunion activities, and special reunions.
  • Assists in the development of and provides oversight for the alumni relations and annual giving budget.
  • Manages and oversees alumni sponsored scholarships and awards.
  • Ensures the accuracy of the alumni database regarding maintenance of current information.
  • Partners with Admissions to involve alumni and parents in the recruitment of students to WPU, including Legacy admissions letters and campus visits.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Career Services and other colleagues to grow and develop career networking services for alumni.
  • Fosters good relationships with various constituencies of the University by responding to inquiries, both verbal and written.Contributes to the overall success of the University Advancement Office by working on special projects and performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President for University Advancement.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in public relations, communications or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in alumni relations and annual giving within higher education
  • Experience in using development software
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Well-organized with attention to detail
  • Small and large group presentation skills
  • Web (HTML and content management programs), social media, and other electronic communications experience
  • Volunteer recruitment and management experience
  • Experience in higher education and/or an alumni office, public relations and/or marketing plan implementation.

The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are: 

  • Intermediate or advanced experience in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point); publishing software (Adobe suite) is a plus
  • Intermediate or advanced experience in Raiser’s Edge, Jenzabar EX, or similar CRM (alumni) database maintenance and reporting is a plus

Please submit the following information to STF000240@gmail.com , our preferred means of accepting applications and reference DAR081816: 

  • Cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three professional references
  • Application
  • Copies of the appropriate licenses, certificates, and/or registrations

A full job description is available upon inquiry.

Job Posting Date: August 18, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by Friday, September 23.

 

Director of Admissions

William Peace University, a vibrant and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC, seeks applicants for a full-time Director of Admissions.  The Director of Admissions is responsible for the direction, administration, and supervision of all undergraduate strategic recruitment and enrollment initiatives.  In collaboration with faculty, other administrators, and staff, the Director develops and implements a comprehensive and aggressive recruitment plan to attract and enroll a diverse pool of students.  The Director will work with the academic departments and the marketing department to develop effective recruitment materials for the undergraduate programs. He/she will develop, implement and manage a prospect management plan to generate leads, inquiries, and applications.  The Director is expected to utilize cutting-edge strategies and technologies to find, communicate with and attract new students to the university.  Growth of the university is a priority and the director will be an integral member of the team that will ensure this growth.  WPU is under the new leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August, 2015.  The institution is in a season of exciting change and will be undertaking a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least seven to ten years’ experience with progressively increasing responsibilities in an Admissions Office and experience supervising classified and professional staff members.
  • Experience working with an integrated student information system. Colleague a plus.
  • Experience with effective utilization of a Customer Relations Management (CRM) system; Recruiter a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills, and public speaking experience.
  • Proven ability to manage and lead staff to inspire teamwork and achieve established goals.
  • Experience in working with diverse populations.
  • A commitment to working with students from all backgrounds and a desire to see a small independent college thrive.
  • A Master’s degree preferred.

Please submit the following information to STF000161@gmail.com , our preferred means of accepting applications and reference DOA091316: 

  • Cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three professional references
  • Application
  • Copies of the appropriate licenses, certificates, and/or registrations

Job Posting Date:  Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by Friday, September 30, 2016


 

Director of Institutional Research

Job Posting Date:  Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  Until filled, with a priority deadline of August 31.
Status: Under Review/Interviewing.

 


Assistant Director of Career Services

Job Posting Date:  Friday, August 19, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  Friday, September 2, 2016 5:00 PM
Status: Under Review/Interviewing

 

Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach

Job Posting Date:  Friday, August 26, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:00 PM
Status: Under Review/Interviewing


 

Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach

Job Posting Date:  Friday, August 26, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 5:00 PM
Status: Under Review/Interviewing

 

 

Head Coach, Women’s Basketball

Job Posting Date:  August 22, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Status: Under Review/Interviewing


 

Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

The William Peace University Women’s Basketball team is seeking applicants for a part-time assistant coach. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assist the head and assistant coaches in daily operations; assist in all aspects of coaching a regionally competitive Division III Women’s Basketball program; assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes; assist in overall program planning and organization; adhere to USA South and NCAA rules and regulations; work within the framework of the Department of Athletics administration and coaches; communicate effectively with students, faculty, administration, staff and alumni; and help with team travel.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Competitive collegiate experience
  • Excellent communication skills: both oral and written
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Pass the NCAA recruiting examination within the first month of hire
  • First Aid, AED and CPR certification within four months of hire

Please submit the following information to TMP000110@gmail.com , our preferred means of accepting applications and reference ACWB081616: 

  • Cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three professional references
  • Application
  • Copies of the appropriate licenses, certificates, and/or registrations

Job Posting Date:  August 16, 2016 
Deadline for Submission:  until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 


Assistant Coach, Softball

Job Posting Date:  Friday, August 26, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  Friday, September 2, 2016 5:00 PM
Status: Under Review/Interviewing

 


Part-Time Assistant Athletic Trainer

William Peace University, a vibrant and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC, seeks applicants for a part-time, 20-hour per week, Assistant Athletic Trainer. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist the Athletic Training staff in managing and providing athletic training services to maintain the optimal health and well-being of the student athletes at William Peace University.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer will attend all practices and home games as scheduled, along with occasional travel to away games as arranged with the Head Athletic Trainer. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will evaluate injuries sustained by athletes, provide emergency medical attention, appropriate medical care and determine the appropriate course of action, including applying tape, special orthotic pads, braces, and developing and implementing rehabilitative programs as necessary.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer will be responsible for identifying and correcting common risk factors and conditions predisposing the athletes to increased risk of injury and monitoring and controlling environmental risks.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist the Head Athletic Trainer with organizing and implementing annual pre-participation physical examinations along with collecting and maintaining all required documentation and maintaining health care records of athletes.  Managing insurance claims will be the Head Athletic Trainer’s responsibility; however, the Assistant Athletic Trainer may be required to assist with completing claim forms and submitting documentation of injuries for insurance purposes.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer will provide excellent communication between the athletic training room staff and the coaching staff and will serve as a liaison between WPU and the team physician and physician’s office.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer will also assist the Head Athletic Trainer with the selection and maintenance of athletic training equipment and medical supplies. The applicant must be available to work evenings and weekends.  WPU is under the new leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August, 2015.  The institution is in a season of exciting change and will be undertaking a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training required
  • NATABOC Certification
  • NC State Licensed or eligible to receive licensure within 3 months of hire
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent
  • Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations
  • Track record of excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work well with student athletes, coaches and administrators

Please submit the following information to STF000220@gmail.com , our preferred means of accepting applications and reference AAT080916: 

  • Cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three professional references
  • Application
  • Copies of the appropriate licenses, certificates, and/or registrations

Job Posting Date:  Tuesday, September 6, 2016 
Deadline for Submission:  Friday, September 30, 2016 5:00 p.m.

 


Counselor & Disability Services Coordinator

Job Posting Date:  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 
Deadline for Submission:  Friday, September 23, 2016 5:00 PM
Status: Under Review/Interviewing

 

Financial Aid Counselor/Work Study Coordinator

Job Posting Date:  July 26, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  August 16, 2016
Status: Under Review/Interviewing.



 

Part-Time Librarian

Job Posting Date:  Tuesday, July 26, 2016 
Deadline for Submission:  Extended until Friday, August 12, 2016
Status: Filled.

 

 

Public Safety Officer – Part-Time

Job Posting Date:  Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  Friday, July 22, 2016
Status: Under Review/Interviewing.

 

 

Faculty Openings

 

 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication

William Peace University, a vibrant and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC, seeks to appoint a scholar with expertise in the field of Communication.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full-time credit load, to engage in service, student advising, recruiting, and to participate in campus-wide events.  The appointment, ideally to be filled for a January 1, 2017 start date, will be made at the rank of a non-tenure track, fixed-term Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication, to teach in the Department of Communication. This position calls for a generalist with a broad knowledge of the disciplines within the field of communication, who has an appreciation for and experience teaching diverse student populations.  Duties may include teaching courses such as Introduction to Public Relations, PR Techniques, PR Cases and Campaigns, Media Writing, Media and Culture, Public Speaking, Interactive and Social Media.  WPU is under the new leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August, 2015.  The institution is in a season of exciting change and will be undertaking a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • A Ph.D. in a communication field
  • Professional experience in a communication field

The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are: 

  • Experience in teaching Public Relations
  • Two years of college teaching experience
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Please submit the following information to FAC000122@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference APC072616: 

  • Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, interest in and suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume and contact information for three professional references
  • Application
  • Summary/copies of teaching evaluations
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts must be received by the Office of Academic Affairs within thirty (30) days of hire)

Job Posting Date:  July 26, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  until filled; submission reviews to begin immediately.

 

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Communication

William Peace University, a vibrant and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC seeks to appoint a scholar with expertise in the field of Communication.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full-time credit load, to engage in service, student advising, recruiting, and to participate in campus-wide events.  The appointment, effective July 1, 2017, will be made at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor depending on experience. This will be a non-tenure track, fixed-term appointment. The selected candidate will teach in the Department of Communication. This position calls for a generalist with a broad knowledge of the disciplines within the field of communication, who has an appreciation for and experience teaching diverse student populations.  Duties may include teaching courses such as Introduction to Public Relations, PR Techniques, PR Cases and Campaigns, Media Writing, Media and Culture, Public Speaking, Interactive and Social Media. WPU is under the new leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August, 2015.  The institution is in a season of exciting change and will be undertaking a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • A Master’s degree in a communication field
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate or university level

The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are: 

  • Ph.D. degree in a communication field
  • Expertise in Public Relations
  • Two years of college teaching experience
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Please submit the following information to FAC000112@gmail.com our preferred means of accepting applications and reference IAPC072616: 

  • Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, interest in and suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume and contact information for three professional references
  • Application
  • Summary/copies of teaching evaluations
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts must be received by the Office of Academic Affairs within thirty (30) days of hire)

Job Posting Date:  July 26, 2016
Deadline for Submission: until filled; applications will not be reviewed until September 30, 2016.

 

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Political Science

William Peace University, a vibrant and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC, seeks to appoint a scholar with expertise in the field of Political Science. The successful candidate is expected to teach a full-time credit load and to engage fully in advising, service, recruiting, research and scholarship, and other campus-wide events that support the department and the institution. The appointment, effective July 1, 2017, will be made at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. This will be a non-tenure track, fixed-term appointment with the potential for longer term employment after a one-year review. This position is primarily responsible to teach courses covering topics of governance, policy, law, and administration. The incumbent is expected to facilitate improvement in student writing, to utilize instructional technology to support classroom activity, to utilize and apply interdisciplinary theory and methodology to support classroom activity, to have working knowledge of cultural competence and diversity, and to espouse a deep commitment to fostering student success. WPU is under the new leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August, 2015.  The institution is in a season of exciting change and will be undertaking a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Experience teaching at the collegiate or university level
  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in Political Science or related field
  • Proven or clear potential for scholarship demonstrated through peer reviewed manuscripts, grant writing, and/or ongoing lines of research

The preferred qualifications for this position are:

  • Experience teaching at the collegiate or university level as an Instructor or Assistant Professor

Please submit the following information to FAC000141@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference: PSI062016

  • Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, interest in and suitability for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume and contact information for three professional references
  • Application
  • Summary/copies of teaching evaluations
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to final hiring)

Job Posting Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Deadline for Submission: until filled; with a priority deadline of September 30, 2016; submission reviews begin immediately.

 

Adjunct Faculty for Traditional Undergraduate Program

William Peace University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is seeking qualified scholars for adjunct faculty positions for the traditional on campus undergr aduate program in the following academic areas:

Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Criminal Justice
Decision Science
Education
English
Environmental Studies
History
Leadership
Mathematics
Marketing
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Simulation and Game Design
Sociology
Statistics
Theatre and Musical Theatre

We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated commitment to the promotion of interdisciplinary work, teaching excellence, diversity, and possess a collaborative leadership style. The successful candidates should have knowledge of an experience in their selected teaching discipline, as well as experience with and the ability to use instructional technologies to support classroom activities.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • A Master’s degree in the teaching discipline, or a Master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in discipline)
  • A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching
  • Related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to supplement academic credentials if warranted
  • Established record of teaching excellence and demonstrated leadership experience.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience required

The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are:

  • Ph.D. in the teaching discipline
  • 1-2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level

Please submit the following information to AdjunctatWPU@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference ADJ052416:

  • Cover letter and copy of curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Summary/copies of teaching evaluations
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will be required prior to final hiring)
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Application

Job Posting Date:  05/24/2016
Deadline for Submission:  This is a continuous recruitment


 

Adjunct Faculty for the School of Professional Studies - Undergraduate Courses

The School of Professional Studies at William Peace University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is seeking qualified adjunct faculty to teach in our campus-based and online accelerated 7 week program, in the following academic areas:

Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Business Administration
Communication
Criminal Justice
Decision Science
Education
English
History
Leadership
Mathematics
Marketing
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Statistics

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • A Master or Doctorate degree in the teaching discipline or master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline)
  • Related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to supplement academic credentials if warranted.
  • Two years of experience teaching college level courses.
  • Established record of teaching excellence and demonstrated leadership experience.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience required.

The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are:

  • One year of experience teaching at an accelerated degree-completion program preferred.


We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated commitment to the promotion of interdisciplinary work, teaching excellence, diversity, and possess a collaborative leadership style.

Please submit the following information to WPSPS072011@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference SPS052416:

  • Cover letter and copy of curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Summary/copies of teaching evaluations
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will be required prior to final hiring)
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Application

Job Posting Date: 05/24/2016
Deadline for Submission: This is a continuous recruitment

 

All new employees must complete the following four mandatory training exercises within 30-days of hire:

  • Anti-Discrimination Training
  • Diversity Training
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • Sexual Abuse Awareness: Creating a Safe Campus for Young People Training.
none