DC Employment Opportunities


Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts institution and has a student population of nearly 1100. Defiance is a college where students learn to lead and serve in a democracy; learn to understand, appreciate, and have the skills to interact with other cultures; and learn to not only receive knowledge but to make their own knowledge by engaging in interactive experiences. Our Vision creates an educational experience of engagement in civic, cultural, and learning dimensions. Students can have hands-on experiences in their field of study through quality internships, domestic and international travel, diverse cultural encounters, and distinctive service and research opportunities for personal and professional growth. Defiance College's role as a national and innovative leader in service learning and engagement has been recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service which named Defiance among the top 20 schools in the nation for community service and engagement. This designation was made by naming Defiance College as a Presidential Award Finalist for the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. DC has also been named a Military Friendly School for providing significant benefits and services to veterans.

Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.

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Part-Time Instructor – Chemistry Lab

Defiance College is seeking candidates for the position of a part-time Chemistry Lab Instructor for Spring 2015. This position involves oversight of the Introductory General Chemistry labs. This position also reviews, evaluates and recommends student learning materials, and evaluates students to measure their progress in achieving institutional and course goals. A minimum of a Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field is required. Send letter of application, cv, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of two professional references electronically to ngriggs@defiance.edu.




Major Gifts Officer

Defiance College seeks candidates for a Major Gifts Officer to manage and grow a portfolio of individual and organizational prospects in order to enhance the fundraising efforts of Defiance College. This individual will assist in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of current and new prospects with an emphasis on major gifts fundraising.

The Major Gifts Officer must possess exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; be able to work independently and be self-motivated within a collaborative team environment; be proficient in MS Word and Excel; and be adept at using email and various types of computer databases. The ability to respect and uphold the confidential nature of donor records is essential. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, and requires extensive travel. Preferred candidates will have significant fundraising experience, preferably with major gifts prospects for a non-profit or private higher education organization.

To apply, send letter of application and resume including the names and contact information of four professional references electronically to:

Office of Human Resources

Defiance College

Director of Career Development

Defiance College seeks a Director of Career Development. The individual will be responsible for the overall direction, leadership and strategic vision for the Career Development Office. Specific duties include assisting and counseling students in all facets of career development; cultivating and developing relationships with employers; and managing a four-year, developmentally-appropriate career and professional development program that supports a Personal Success Plan for every student. Requirements include a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel or related field and 3-5 years’ experience in Career Services or a related field. To apply, send letter of application, resume, and contact information of four professional references electronically to Defiance College Human Resources Department at geichenberg@defiance.edu.  


Women’s Lacrosse

Defiance College an NCAA D-III institution located in Northwest Ohio, seeks qualified applicants for an individual to serve as a graduate assistant to the women’s lacrosse program. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all phases of college coaching, recruiting, practice planning and implementation, player development and evaluation, scouting/film analysis, team strategy, fund-raising, and day-to-day program administration. Some off-season game management will also be included.

This is a 2-1/2 year assistantship with a start date of January 2, 2015. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have previous collegiate playing or coaching experience. Priority will be given to candidates with prior coaching experience. The successful candidate must be accepted into the Defiance College graduate program in Education or Business and will be awarded a full graduate school tuition scholarship covering a maximum of 36 credit hours. Additionally, a tuition waiver of up to 9 credit hours will be applied toward any pre-requisite courses which may be needed for the MBA program, provided they are taken at Defiance College. Compensation includes stipend, college-provided housing, and a meal plan on campus when meals are served to students during the academic year.

Send letter of application for employment, complete resume, and the names and contact information of four professional references to: Defiance College Athletic Department, 701 N. Clinton, Defiance, OH 43512, email: mtrubey@defiance.edu. Interested applicants must also apply for Admission to the Graduate School by submitting a completed application, official transcripts from all previous college work, two letters of recommendation, and a goal statement. Complete the admission application online. For more information on the graduate programs, contact Michelle Call at 419-783-2325. Review of applications will begin immediately.


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