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    Powerhouse Fireman

    (Deadline to apply: October 5, 2015)

    Saint Vincent College seeks applications for Powerhouse Fireman in Facilities Maintenance Office. This is a full-time position. This position will Perform Steam plant duties to include maintenance of 2 tri-fired boilers including all water pumping equipment, blowers, coal feeding systems and exhaust systems, main steam line and condensate return systems. Must be able to work with a diverse group of dept heads such as Archabbot, Prior, faculty dept heads, students, tradesmen, outside contractors and vendors, and custodians.

    Required Qualifications: Education:
    High School Diploma or GED
    Must maintain a yearly Tri-Boiler operator’s license. Must be able to read and follow written instructions.

    General Knowledge of plumbing and boiler systems with 3-5yrs of hands on experience.

    Essential duties: 

    1. Under direction of the Powerhouse supervisor perform maintenance of all boiler plant operations and repair and replacement. 
    2. Perform boiler plant shutdowns. 
    3. Perform maintenance of all trap repairs and replacement. 
    4. Fire plant boilers 8 months a year with task that include, ash removal, boiler regulating during operations, blow downs and clean outs, minor repairs during shifts, filing out coal charts, and daily maintenance of operations. 
    5. Cut grass in the summer time. 
    6. Weed and mulch flower beds during spring and summer. 
    7. Help with office moves. 
    8. Work with P.M. Tech and plumber for repairs on main steam line. 
    9. Help P.M. Tech with HVAC repairs and replacements. 
    10. Work with the ability to establish priorities of work to be performed and proceed with the work independently without supervision. 
    11. Trouble shoots boiler operations. 
    12. Perform duties from written work orders. 
    13. Work with a contractor's on site job supervisor to complete remodels or new builds.

    Other duties: 

    1. Required to assist in other assignments such as grounds maintenance, 
    2. Working with P.m. Tech to replace belts, motors, and cleaning condensate coils
      on HVAC systems. 
    3. Occasional interaction with students, faculty, dept. heads, vice presidents, dept directors, and alike. 
    4. Wetlands maintenance performed by re-plumbing, cut trees, mulching, filling muskrat holes and others items requested by the Director of the Wetlands. 
    5. Garbage removal during Steeler camp.

    Special challenges and environment:
    Must understand and direct how to follow safety precautions and procedures both verbal and written.

    May occasionally need to lift and /or manipulate heavy objects.

    Working in Mechanical rooms with high voltage and high pressure steam

    Coordinating efforts between custodial and construction staffing in house and out of house.

    Operate power equipment related to trade work such as saws, drills, high-pressure steam boilers, high horse power motors, mowers, various blowers and vacuums.

    Work involves moderate to high exposure to unusual elements of dirt, biohazards, dust, temperature, fumes, and/or noise.

    Working in high locations. Maintaining old equipment
    Work involves considerable physical activity including lifting, pulling, or pushing objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

    Environment does involve exposure to hazards, such as chemicals, and physical risks that are mitigated by and require fallowing safety rules and precautions, and using MSDS product sheets.

    Must be able to adjust to continual changes while planning and finishing jobs. Must be available on call at all times.

    Director, Alumni Relations

    (Deadline to apply: October 30, 2015)

    Saint Vincent College seeks applications for a Director, Alumni Relations in the Office of Institutional Advancement. The Director, Alumni Relations will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the College’s alumni program; responsible for planning and conducting all alumni-related activities and programs designed to enhance the College; responsible for daily operations of the Alumni Office; plans, develops and implements policy for the office including the development of short-term and long-term goals relating to alumni participation in annual giving and fundraising in connection with the College and Prep; and cultivating alumni through personal visits and events throughout the United States.

    Required Qualifications:  

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred. Saint Vincent College alumnus is preferred.

    Experience: At least 3-5 years experience in leadership in education or service related fields.

    Skills and Knowledge:  

    • Sensitivity, good judgment and the ability to handle highly confidential material and information. 
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the College, alumni, other constituents and the public 
    • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers 
    • Strong writing, planning and organizational skills 
    • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals 
    • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information 
    • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines 
    • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

    Essential duties:  

    1. Work closely with the Alumni Council and Preparatory School Alumni, arranging its meetings, staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members and the academic and administrative leadership. 
    2. Plan, implement and promote alumni programs and events that support the College’s strategic plan as well as the goals of any campaign initiatives in collaboration with colleagues within the Office of Institutional Advancement and Events. 
    3. Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc. 
    4. Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; 
    5. Maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact and visits, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications. 
    6. Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs. 
    7. Partner with Director of Admissions to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process; partner with the Director of Career Services to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni. 
    8. Collaborate closely with the Office of Advancement Services and the Major Gift Officers in increasing support from alumni, including participating in fundraising activities and events, and soliciting gifts for the support of the College. 
    9. Oversee and balance the budget for Alumni Relations; within the annual program budget, manage existing and/or additional alumni programs, services and communications. 
    10. Raise funds for select special projects and events in collaboration with Advancement Services, Annual Fund and other projects as needed. 
    11. Work with the Office of Event and Conference Services and Annual Fund Office in the planning of events for Alumni, including class reunions, Homecoming activities, anniversary and class giving, Presidential events with Alumni, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) and other events and gatherings of alumni. 
    12. Oversee and organize the College’s annual Alumni and Friends golf event, which raises funds for the Annual Fund for Students First.

    Special challenges and environment:  

    • Regular travel within Pennsylvania and throughout the United States is required. 
    • Weekend and evening hours are often required, especially for Alumni Events and College events (e.g., Homecoming, Commencement, Honors Convocation, Presidential Visits, etc..) 
    • As a member of the Institutional Advancement team, the Alumni Director is a participant in alumni cultivation events, reunions, and other functions as necessary. This position will work closely with the Assistant Vice President to provide assistance to front line fundraisers, including the Chancellor, President, Executive Vice President, Campaign Director, Major Gift Officers, Director of Planned Giving and the Director of Annual Fund.
    • Other duties as may be assigned.

    In addition to submitting a cover letter, resume and three references, all applicants MUST submit a writing sample, which should not exceed two pages. 

    Part-time Public Safety Officer

    (Deadline to apply: Until filled)

    The Public Safety Department at Saint Vincent College currently has an opening for a part-time Public Safety Officer. The Public Safety Department detects and prevents crime, enforces all Saint Vincent rules and regulations, enforces all Pennsylvania laws, preserves the peace and protects life and property within his/her span of control. A high school diploma or equivalent. Pennsylvania Act 120, Municipal Police Officer Training; Pennsylvania Act 235, Lethal Weapons Training or equivalent. At least one year experience in security or law enforcement. Experience working with the general public is highly desirable. Ability to obtain Act 235 certification. Ability to pass medical, psychological screening and extensive e background investigation. Good physical condition. Must be at least 21 years of age. Strong communications skills, both oral and written. Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions. Knowledge of first aid techniques. Knowledge of Microsoft computer applications and the ability to type a minimum of 20 words per minute. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Automatic External Defibrillator, First Aid, ASP Baton, and Pepper Spray certification highly desirable. Valid PA driver’s license.

  • To Apply: Please submit a complete set including: a cover letter, resume and three references to:

    Office of Human Resources Director
    Saint Vincent College
    300 Fraser Purchase Road
    Latrobe, PA 15650

    Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed to: employment@stvincent.edu 

  • All positions require the incumbent to be able to fully embrace the unique mission and identity of the College as a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts institution. Saint Vincent College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. EOE

    PLEASE NOTE: Background checks will be performed on all new faculty, staff and adjunct positions. Employment is conditional upon satisfactory background checks and clearances.