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A member of the prestigious Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is an inspiring place to teach, lead, learn and call home. With a student faculty ratio of 13:1 and approximately 2,000 students, UVA Wise is committed to excellence in teaching, personalized attention, and individual growth, as well as to the advancement of our region through economic development.

The only division of the University of Virginia located outside of Charlottesville, UVA Wise has a beautiful campus that is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Here, students learn from faculty who are encouraged to engage in scholarship and service that complements their teaching, and our environment is ideal for the task. In addition to Appalachian arts and culture, on-campus wetlands and impressive geography, and a region full of opportunities for study and outdoor adventure, there are many opportunities to build partnerships with organizations, agencies, and businesses in the area and beyond. Professional staff and a dedicated senior leadership team are driven by the vital mission of ensuring access and affordability to this robust, quality higher education. The College’s student population is largely first-generation, often rural students, for whom we offer access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling work at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious universities, as evidenced recently when U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Wise as sixth in the nation for promoting social mobility.

Job Opportunities at Wise

Nursing Faculty Position
The Nursing Department of The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for a non-tenure track prepared nursing faculty at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level, depending on the experience and accomplishments of the candidate.  Responsibilities will include effective classroom and clinical instruction, student recruitment, and advising.  Candidates will have demonstrated evidence of research/creative/professional activities or the potential to design and complete research/creative/professional activity, including curriculum development and program evaluation. The position also includes service to the institution through department and College committees, participation in College and departmental programs and activities, and professional and community service.

Assistant Coach, Football
Assistant Coaches work with one sports program and are responsible for contributing to the successful execution of objectives as defined by the Head Coach. They participate in the planning, design, implementation, management, and completion of an effective team strategy. They analyze, coach, instruct, recruit, retain, and advise current and prospective student athletes. Work is self-guided, but performed under the supervision of the Head Coach.

Administrative Coordinator
The Administrative Services Professional performs both technical and complex projects as well as general clerical work in support of the day-to-day operations of four academic departments (Communication Studies, Education, History, and Language and Literature) and Media Services.  The Administrative Services Professional performs advanced, diversified and confidential administrative duties requiring broad and comprehensive experience, competencies, and knowledge of organizational policies and practices.

Director of Alumni Engagement
The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for a Director of Alumni Engagement. This position is responsible for increasing alumni, parent and friend involvement in regional activities; managing event fundraising for the Alumni Association; managing Alumni sponsored events; Alumni communications; and providing support for the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The position will also provide oversight of Alumni Hall; database management; and provide financial management for the Alumni Association including the use of QuickBooks.  In addition, the Director will coordinate institutional events as directed and in coordination with the Chancellor’s office.

Director of Communications
The Office of Marketing and Communications at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise seeks candidates for the position of Director of Communications with exceptional storytelling skills, sharp news judgment, and demonstrated ability to assist in crisis management. The successful candidate for this position will employ these and other writing and editorial skills, as well as a collaborative spirit, to find and tell compelling stories that elevate the reputation of UVA Wise. Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications, the Director of Communications will produce and edit news and feature content for publication in a digital storytelling serial; in local and regional media outlets; on the College’s social media; and in the UVA Wise magazine. This content should include written narratives, compelling photographs, videos, infographics, and more, created in collaboration with other members of the Office of Marketing and Communications. A dotted line reporting structure to the Chancellor of UVA Wise, for coordination and advising during crisis communications, is also in place.

Coordinator of Student Recreation
The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for a Coordinator of Student Recreation.  This is a full-time, live-on position that will work with the College Intramurals Program. A Bachelor's degree in recreation management, physical education, exercise science, or a closely related field is preferred, and a minimum of two years of undergraduate experience in an Intramurals or recreation setting is required.  This experience should include managing intramural sports programs; executing officials' trainings, schedules and activities in Intramural Sports programming; and maintaining sports league equipment inventory.  Candidates must have knowledge of rules and officiating techniques in major intramural team sports.  Experience with recreation/league management software such as IM Leagues, Fusion, etc., is preferred along with knowledge of Microsoft Office software. 

Assistant Coach, Men's Basketball
Assistant Coaches work with one sports program and are responsible for contributing to the successful execution of objectives as defined by the Head Coach. They participate in the planning, design, implementation, management, and completion of an effective team strategy. They analyze, coach, instruct, recruit, retain, and advise current and prospective student athletes. Work is self-guided, but performed under the supervision of the Head Coach.

Academic Support/Intervention Coordinator
The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for an Academic Support/Intervention Coordinator to provide instructional and academic support services to students enrolled in selected lower division Math and Computer Science courses. This position is grant funded through June 2023 without guarantee of continued funding beyond that date.

Assistant Professor in Education
The Education Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Education. The position is a full-time, 9-month appointment at the assistant professor level and with the potential for summer teaching and teaching the Center for Teaching Excellence, a division of UVA Wise that serves teachers seeking licensure throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Duties include teaching courses in education and related topics; serving the department and college on various committees; advising students; pursuing ongoing scholarly activity, particularly involving undergraduates; and assisting the department chair with assessment and other duties as needed.

TEMP Grounds Worker
The Trades Technician I role provides career tracks for trades technicians, such as grounds workers or trades/utilities workers, that perform a variety of tasks ranging from routine and unskilled to semi-skilled tasks.

TEMP Housekeeper
The Housekeeping and/or Apparel Worker I role provides career tracks for housekeepers, laundry and dry cleaner workers, and tailors performing entry level to advance level services in the areas of housekeeping, laundry,tailoring, and dry cleaning

TEMP Administrative Assistant
The Administrative and Office Specialist I role provides career tracks for operational and administrative support specialists such as the office support aides or postal aides providing entry-level support by performing well-defined office duties of a routine and repetitive nature under close supervision.