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FACULTY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: May be viewed on the academic department website and by contacting the Office of the Provost at 864-597-4020.
HOUSEKEEPING, GROUNDS, MAINTENANCE EMPLOYMENT: Contact the Physical Plant Office at 864-597-4380. Applications may be obtained from the Physical Plant office located in the Cummings Street Administration Building.
FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYMENT: Contact Aramark Food Services at 597-4250. Applications may be obtained from Aramark Food Services in the Burwell Building. Listed below.
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Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Services
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 25 major fields of study to a student body of 1,650 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 283 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.
The Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Services (CIO) is an enthusiastically collaborative, creative and visionary leader with a clear understanding of and passion for the mission of the residential liberal arts college. This leader will work with the campus community to craft and implement a vision for information and communication technologies that ensures Wofford College achieves its goals and objectives.
Wofford’s next CIO will lead the entire campus community toward a shared vision of information technology services. The CIO will lead a team that supports faculty, students and staff in their technology needs. S/he will be responsible for acquiring and supporting academic and administrative applications as well as developing and supporting infrastructure services, including networking, servers, storage, copying and printing, telecommunications and web services.
The CIO will report directly to the Provost and will work closely with other senior leaders, faculty, staff and students. The CIO leads a Technology Services team of 15 staff members and approximately 15 student workers and effectively manages an annual budget of approximately $2.3 million and a renewal and replacement budget of approximately $850,000.
- Develop a strategic vision for technology in close collaboration with the campus community that supports and enhances the mission of Wofford College
- Deliver, together with the Information Technology team, a suite of excellent academic, co-curricular and administrative technologies, voice communication services, web infrastructure, networking, and print and copy services appropriate to a liberal arts setting
- Guarantee close alignment of the goals, resources and activities of the Technology Services team with the academic mission and vision of Woffod College
- Provide ongoing, quality technology support for Wofford College faculty, students and staff
- Put special emphasis upon services and resources that enhance teaching, learning, digital scholarship and research
- Work closely with the Information Technology Advisory Committee and with user groups to develop sound policy recommendations and investment decisions related to technology
- Identify and implement secure, reliable, integrated, effective, user-friendly and affordable solutions
- Organize and develop a professional staff that provides outstanding service to the Wofford College community
- Cultivate positive relationships with external vendors and peer institutions to enhance the technical services and capabilities of Wofford College
Wofford’s next CIO will be an experienced IT professional with no fewer than five years of successful managerial experience at the senior level. Wofford seeks candidates with superior communication and managerial skills, alongside a clear sense of the IT requirements of a top liberal arts teaching and learning community. This includes the technology needs of students and faculty, staff and alumni, as well as key administrative functions (registration, institutional research, etc.). The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards and an understanding and appreciation of Wofford’s mission and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or closely related field is required. A graduate degree in one of these areas is highly desirable.
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
- Technology Expertise and Quality Orientation
- Passion for innovative technology and an understanding of current trends
- Understanding of academic technology needs
- Desire and ability to engage the campus community in continuing exploration and discussion of information technology
- Understanding of complex administrative systems and data analytics
- Expertise with user support services and disaster recovery/business continuity
- A strong commitment to providing user-oriented service
- Senior-level managerial experience in strategic planning for technology
- The ability to develop, mentor and supervise a professional technical staff
- The ability to understand and balance a diverse range of client needs
- The ability to forge collaborations that cost-effectively support teaching, learning and scholarship in a manner consistent with the college’s mission and goals
- Strong administrative, project management and budget management skills
- Proven ability to mentor and develop leadership management abilities among team members and the ability to attract, retain and develop strong team members
Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills, paired with careful listening ability
- The ability to communicate effectively and in layman’s terms with various constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, cabinet, trustees, alumni and other stakeholders
- Self-reliance and the ability to handle conflict, foster understanding and advance ideas
- The ability to identify and articulate priorities, alongside the ability to know when to act with a sense of urgency and when to be patient
- The ability to analyze problems and identify creative solutions
Wofford College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status.
To learn more about Wofford, explore wofford.edu.
Application materials may be submitted to: WoffordCIOSearch@wofford.edu.
Application materials must be submitted no later than July 20, 2016.
One-Year Contract, Non-Renewable Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Analytical)
Category: Faculty; Science; Chemistry
Posted: 6/14/16, Full-time
The Department of Chemistry at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., is inviting applications for a one-year contract faculty position to teach general chemistry, analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis. The position begins in September 2016 and requires a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or a closely related field.
Applicants should demonstrate a deep commitment to teaching and fostering positive interactions with students. A record of successful undergraduate teaching and experience with online course management systems is preferred.
Additional information concerning the position may be found at http://www.wofford.edu/chemistry/hiring2016/.
Compensation will be either ~$50K - $55K (based on experience) or ~$40K plus housing (one BR, furnished apt including utilities and cable).
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following as a single pdf file at ChemistrySearch@wofford.edu:
- A letter of application
- A statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy (which should include an articulation of interest in, and understanding of, working at a residential, liberal arts college)
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and phone numbers of three professional references
- Graduate transcripts (copies are sufficient initially)
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until the position is filled.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
This is a one-year position as a full-time non-renewable Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology to begin in the fall of 2016. The position became available in mid-May when one of our faculty members accepted a position as a dean at another institution.
Candidates must be ABD or hold the doctorate in biology or a related area. We seek candidates who have a passion for teaching undergraduates.
We will conduct a nationwide search in the fall of 2016 for a tenure-track position. The person who fills this one-year, non-renewable position is welcome to apply for the tenure-track position.
Biology is the largest academic department at Wofford with 210 declared majors. We graduated 60 seniors in May of 2016, many with double majors and many who have studied abroad for a semester. There are 12 dedicated, full-time biologists, all holding Ph.D. degrees. Ten are tenured, and two tenure-track assistant professors were hired in the fall of 2015. The Department of Biology occupies two floors in the Roger Milliken Science Center, which is shared with the Departments of Chemistry, Psychology and Physics. The college’s Environmental Studies Program is located in an adjacent building. Colleagues from all of these departments will befriend and mentor the successful candidate. The college is known for its strong biology program. Our graduates comprise a disproportionately large percentage of those admitted to the three medical schools and the dental school in South Carolina. Our innovative first-year biology sequence has received widespread acclaim and a number of awards. While research is an important aspect of a student’s experience, Wofford primarily is a teaching institution. We have no graduate programs; professors are responsible for courses and their labs. We have a full-time biology laboratory coordinator to assist with first-year courses, and upper-level undergraduates serve as lab assistants and peer tutors. Learn more about the Department of Biology at www.wofford.edu/biology/
The Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology will teach two sections of the eight sections of BIO 150, Biological Inquiry, with two labs. This course, designed for first-year students, is the first course for students in the biology major. We have no separate course for non-biology majors. About half the students take this course to satisfy the college’s general education science requirement. The 24 to 28 students in each section have the same professor for lecture and lab.
You will collaborate with four professors (Drs. David Kusher, Lori Cruze, Charles Smith and Doug Rayner) who have revised and improved this course annually since its creation seven years ago. The five faculty members, laboratory coordinator and a cadre of eight laboratory assistants work collaboratively, so the visiting professor will have significant support in all aspects of this course. The entire team meets to coordinate every Friday. The modular laboratory experience is common to all sections. The first modules emphasize animal and plant diversity and lead to students designing an experiment in which they will assay competition between two species of mold. They are expected to collect data, apply statistical analysis to their data and create graphs and figure captions. In the second major lab module, students may choose from among several contemporary issues such as climate change, vaccines, environmental disturbances, etc. Working in teams of four, they will research and present on their chosen topics. In the last module, they will use PCR to look for evidence of genetic modification in common food items. Since presentation and team-work skills are valuable to all students regardless of academic major, the faculty of BIO 150 help their students become competent in oral presentation.
Those who teach Bio 150 for the first time benefit tremendously from “sitting in” on the lecture sections and lab of an experienced colleague. For example, you probably will want to sit in on a Monday lab as preparation for your two labs later in the week. Your colleagues vary in terms of how they organize class meetings and how much they expect their students to use online resources provided with the textbook. If you are an inexperienced teacher interested in pedagogy, you’ll find Wofford to be a great place to learn about teaching and learning.
In the spring of 2017, you will be entirely responsible for an anatomy course enrolling approximately 50 junior and senior biology majors with two labs sections and two lecture sessions of 25 students each. Over the years, we have modified this course to meet the requirements for those students who aspire to veterinary schools (which expect a comparative anatomy course) as well as those interested in physical and occupational therapy for which a human anatomy course is necessary. The vast majority of students in this course are highly motivated and aspire to these careers or more commonly medicine or dentistry. Most will have completed BIO 342 Human Physiology with lab. Ideally our visiting assistant professor could offer a human and comparative anatomy course with lab, but we will be quite pleased with someone who can expertly teach either a human anatomy or a comparative anatomy course with lab. You will have access to all course materials from previous years, including access to last year’s Moodle site.
We do not have facilities for human cadavers, but we do have a dedicated lab space extensively remodeled to minimize fumes and odors emanating from preserved specimens. You will need to be competent and confident to run this course with little collaboration. However, one or two students who recently have completed will serve as your laboratory assistants and should be excellent resources.
During the month of January, faculty and students concentrate on a single study project. These projects are designed to move beyond traditional classroom courses and teaching methods and to encourage innovative, experiential learning. Projects are graded on an honors/pass/fail basis, which allows students to explore projects in which they have interest but not necessarily a full background, without risking their GPA. Students annually enroll in on-campus projects, internships, service learning and travel/study projects. Students also may propose independent study projects.
You will not be expected to offer or participate in an Interim 2017 project, although you might find it exciting and enlightening to collaborate on a project that already has been approved. You may, however, choose to spend January preparing for the anatomy course that begins in early February. A candidate interested in honing teaching skills will quickly discover that Wofford College provides remarkable opportunities to do so. Learn more about the biology faculty at www.wofford.edu/biology/meetTheFaculty/.
You will be hired for one year as a full-time, non-renewable Visiting Assistant Professor at a salary that reflects this responsibility and our expectations. We emphasize that this is not an adjunct position. The compensation should be competitive.
Pre-session workshops for faculty occur Sept. 1-2. Classes begin on Sept. 5, but you would need to coordinate with your Bio 150 colleagues well in advance. They have many resources shared in a DropBox folder and on their individual course Moodle sites, which they would make available. You could move into your office as early as July 1. Graduation is in mid-May.
The Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology must work collaboratively in the teaching of Bio 150 and its laboratory experiences. You are expected to be available during regular office hours and via email to assist your students. You will not have committee assignments nor academic advisees nor is there any expectation of research either individually or in collaboration with our students outside of the courses for which you are responsible. You will be encouraged but not required to attend and contribute to meetings of the Department of Biology, which are scheduled twice each semester.
How do I apply?
All applications should include the following materials: a letter of application, a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy (which should include an articulation of interest in, and understanding of, working at a residential, liberal arts college), curriculum vitae, names and phone numbers of three professional references, and graduate transcripts. Applicants are welcome to include supplementary evidence of teaching effectiveness and published articles.
Submit all materials, ordered as above, electronically as one pdf file to email@example.com.
Who should I contact?
Dr. G.R. Davis
Dr. and Mrs. Larry Hearn McCalla Professor of Biology and Chair
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
Office phone: 864-597-4621
Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Programs
Full-time position with benefits
OPEN: May 24, 2016
CLOSE: When filled
The Space in The Mungo Center is Wofford College’s professional development center. The Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Programs will be a vital part of The Space to Launch, Wofford’s Entrepreneurship program. The Space to Launch consists of two primary programs: The Start-Up Factory and The Art of Entrepreneurship Certificate. The Start-Up Factory, previously known as Impact and Launch, provides resources and coaching for students that are serious about starting and developing a business or non-profit. The Art of Entrepreneurship Certificate is a brand new program that will begin rolling out in the Fall of 2016. Through this program, students will experience what it means to be an entrepreneur by completing various modules that cover different aspects of start-up essentials including: Finance, Marketing, Design Thinking, Graphic Design, Storytelling, Branding, Leadership, etc. Students that complete this program will graduate with a Certificate in the Art of Entrepreneurship. This program will not be for academic credit at this point.
Function: The Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Programs will be an energetic individual, capable of developing and implementing training geared towards start-ups and non-profits. The Assistant Director reports to the Entrepreneurial Programs Director and is responsible for advising students and creating programs primarily focused on The Space to Launch.
- Create and execute entrepreneurship and non-profit focused educational programs.
- Actively work to grow The Space to Launch into the leading collegiate entrepreneurship program worldwide.
- Collaborate with The Space team to creatively market the Launch program to all Wofford students.
- Advise students, projects and businesses as a part of The Space.
- Lead team meetings with Launch participants.
- Work alongside the Entrepreneurial Programs Director to plan and implement a new certificate program in the Art of Entrepreneurship.
- Effectively market/communicate The Space plans and programs to students, parents and alumni.
- Network to create collaborations and partnerships between The Space and other businesses and organizations.
- Collaborate with other staff as needed to provide excellent service in all programs under The Space.
- Other duties as assigned.
Continuous contact with members of The Space, immediate supervisor, members of other departments, students, alumni, faculty, general public, and local, state, national, and international businesses for the purposes of planning, coordinating, problem solving, presenting information and suggestions related to The Space programming. Display a cooperative attitude with the Wofford College community at all times.
Key Competency Requirements:
- B.A. or B.S. degree.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
- Ability to develop and deliver training.
- Event planning experience.
- Program development and planning experience.
- Effective oral and written communication
- Excellent presentation skills
- Excellent customer service skills
- Engaging and Enthusiastic
- Initiative and team leadership
- Ability to multi-task
- Rapport building
- Ability to operate in a business environment and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
- Will be required to work some weekends and evenings as necessary in carrying out job duties.
Work is performed during all weather conditions on and off campus. Minimal travel will be required. The Space is open five days a week Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The office may be open some evenings and weekends during special events and programs.
To Apply: E-mail resume and cover letter to SenecalTJ@Wofford.edu
Communications Center Dispatcher (FT position with benefits)
OPEN: March 2, 2016
CLOSE: When filled
Answers phones, processes and routes calls for service, enters and updates data into CAD software; dispatches fire, EMS and Campus Safety officers as needed; monitors the fire alarm system software; activates emergency alert system when necessary; monitors campus CCTV system.
- Receives and transmits official information by Campus Safety radios and telephone.
- Monitors NOAA and National Weather Service Websites and radios for developing weather patterns for the area of Spartanburg.
- Suggests changes to voice and data communications systems and appropriate.
- Operates/monitors campus CCTV systems.
- Operates department CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) software.
- Maintains and reviews digital logger recordings as necessary.
- Conducts DMV inquires for field personnel.
- Ability to work within a close-knit emergency communications center environment.
- Knowledge of the practice and procedures used to operate an emergency communications center.
- Knowledge of appropriate FCC rules, regulations and policies.
- Ability to operate electronic voice and data communications equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others.
- Ability to remain calm while supporting stressful law enforcement and emergency management operations.
- Standing, sitting, bending or kneeling
- Skills necessary to perform essential tasks
- Computer, CAD system, CCTV (both analog and digital formats), emergency alert systems to include the campus siren system, wireless communication systems, and telephones.
Required education level and background certification
- Candidate must be a high school graduate or equivalent and attend and successfully complete an 11-day resident basic telecommunications course at the SC Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, SC. Candidate must pass a NCIC coded J background for law enforcement employment.
Mail letter of interest and application or resume to Director of Campus Safety, Wofford College, 429 North Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303. Email letter of interest and application or resume to WoffordDispatcher@wofford.edu.
Campus Post Office Clerk/Administrative Housekeeper - Post Office
This is a full-time position with benefits.
Wofford College is seeking candidates for the position of Campus Post Office Clerk/Administrative Housekeeper. This position reports to the Campus Post Office Manager. Hours Monday-Friday are 7:00am-4:00pm.
This position is a split position, working approximately 40% of the time in the campus post office and the remaining time on the housekeeping crew at the College.
In the post office, the position is expected to:
- Ensure that all incoming campus mail and packages are distributed to departments and CPO's according to Campus Delivery Schedule.
- Prepare outgoing mail in a timely manner with a minimum of supervision.
- Work efficiently and treat all students, faculty, and staff with courtesy and respect.
Members of the housekeeping crew are responsible for maintaining:
- Break Rooms
- Hallways/Common Areas
- Building Entrances
Essential Job Duties:
- Distribution and boxing of mail.
- Accepting and scanning packages from various carriers and notifying recipients.
- Preparing outgoing mail and packages.
- Conduct window operations efficiently and courteously.
- Meeting schedule of campus mail delivery.
- Forwarding of mail.
- Cleaning men's/women's restrooms, including: emptying trash and cleaning sinks, floors, walls, soap dispensers, trash cans, and stalls
- Cleaning classroom/lab space, including: cleaning all desks/tables/chairs, blackboards, and door handles, as well as sweeping/mopping/vacuuming floors
- Cleaning hallways, lobbies and common areas, including: sweeping/mopping/vacuuming floors and cleaning water fountains, door handles and furniture
- Cleaning elevators, including: cleaning doors, walls and tracks and sweeping/mopping/vacuuming floors
- Cleaning stairwells and building entrances, including: Cleaning doors, baseboards, handles/railings, and any glass surfaces; removing flyers or other materials from doors;cleaning corners and door frames of cobwebs; sweeping/mopping.vacuuming stairs and entryway areas.
Nonessential Job Duties:
- Interacting with students, faculty, and staff
- Maintaining stamp stock and control of cash
- Ensuring equipment is operating properly
- Maintaining adequate supply of trays, labels, labels, and other equipment
Essential/required skills, knowledge and experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent is required. Knowledge of basic knowledge of postal rates and regulations; and of other carriers such as Fed Ex, UPS, and DHL.
- Basic computer skills and working knowledge of other office equipment..
- Intermediate knowledge of Wofford College polices.
- Skill and intermediate ability to communicate with others in person and by telephone. Intermediate ability to prioritize tasks. Intermediate ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to clean areas thoroughly and efficiently.
This position requires extended periods of standing, stooping, bending and lifting; and often involves exposure to ink, dust and dirt.
TO APPLY: All applicants must complete an employment application to be considered and mail or deliver to Physical Plant to the attention of Mr. William Littlefield/Cumming Street Administration Building/640 Cumming Street/Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303.
Energy and Sustainability Manager
OPEN: April 4, 2016
CLOSE: when filled
Wofford College is seeking an Energy and Sustainability Manager. The position will report directly to the Associate Vice President of Facilities and Capital Projects, but will work in collaboration with various departments across campus. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Proposed starting date for this position is July 1, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Summary of Position:
The Energy and Sustainability Manager will identify desirable sustainability initiatives and assess cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, impact and acceptance by the college community, in collaboration with faculty, staff and students. He or she will monitor and analyze energy consumption and costs, oversee campus metering and energy monitoring programs including contracting of utilities, identify funding opportunities, and coordinate energy retrofit projects and energy audits including a retro commissioning/monitoring-based commissioning process for campus facilities. Further, the Energy & Sustainability Manager will establish effective standards and procedures for the operation of HVAC, electrical, and mechanical systems, ensuring comfortable and efficient indoor environments. Monitoring the Energy Management System (EMS) software, detecting equipment failures and monitoring scheduling, set points, and other variables for optimum facility efficiency is expected, along with being available to respond to issues as they arise. The manager will work with faculty, staff and students to raise and maintain energy awareness throughout the college. Additionally, they will promote the participation of faculty, staff, and students in assisting, developing and implementing energy conservation programs.
Essential/required skills, knowledge and experience:
- Demonstrated experience conducting energy audits, and commissioning and/or re-commissioning studies.
- Demonstrated experience with Building/Energy Management and Control Systems operations – ability to perform diagnostics and troubleshooting.
- Demonstrated career experience in mechanical, lighting, and HVAC systems, including the ability to read and understand building drawings/blueprints, architectural plans, and operational/maintenance manuals.
- Working knowledge of HVAC systems, steam and hot water boilers, cold water chillers & distribution systems.
- Demonstrated experience with construction estimating, condition assessment and audits.
- Demonstrated experience with spot market and future/options market utility contracting.
- Demonstrated experience working in an institutional setting.
Nonessential skills, knowledge and experience
Be familiar and current with the following as it relates to this position:
- All applicable building codes, national and local.
- Federal and State Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) rules and regulations.
- Standard job safety rules.
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis methods.
- Typical energy consumption patterns for college campuses.
- Emerging energy use and energy saving technologies.
- Basic accounting principles.
Physically perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation to include, but not be limited to:
- Standing/walking (seldom - to 30% of the time).
- Sitting at computer or sitting at work station (constantly - to 70% of the time).
- Lifting/carrying (10 - 50 lb. seldom to 10% of the time).
- Bending/twisting/crouching/kneeling/ squatting/ climbing - to perform audit and inspection duties above.
- Reaching below knees/knees to shoulder/above shoulder - to perform duties above.
- Talking/hearing/seeing - to perform duties above.
- Access small areas (occasional). These areas may be between ducts, inside ductwork, in access holes, under floors, in crawl spaces.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience and Training
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in an engineering discipline with course work in biological and ecological systems.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in energy management, facilities retrofits/design, and/or maintenance, including experience with sustainability programs, initiatives, and implementation of sustainable practices.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with administration, staff, and colleagues with diverse backgrounds and goals.
- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Valid Driver License or the ability to obtain one prior to starting work.
- Energy Manager Certification or ability to obtain within one year.
- Licensed professional engineer in the State of South Carolina or ability to obtain within one year.
- LEED AP or ability to obtain within 18 months:
Only electronic applications will be accepted. In a single email, please send current resume, cover letter and three references (including telephone numbers and email addresses) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN: June 7, 2016
CLOSE: When filled
This is a full-time position August 1st - May 31st in the Student Affairs department. This position reports to the Director of Residence Life and the Assistant Director of Residence Life, Coordinate Assignment Supervisor. The selected individual would supervise Resident Assistants. The Resident Director provides general management of a residence hall or residential area as a live-in professional staff member, and also works in a coordinated assignment in the Office of Student Affairs.
Resident Director General Statement of Duties: Promotes and enhances a supportive community environment in his/her residence area which is conductive to academic achievement and personal growth. Contributes to activities, programs, and decisions designed to strengthen the overall Student Affairs and Residence Life Program.
- Develop, create, and supervise activities and programs of an educational, recreational, cultural, and academic nature.
- Maintain a sense of community, respect for individual and group rights, and preserve order within the halls by enforcing College and residence hall policies; coordinate with Campus Safety as appropriate.
- Provide academic and personal support to students through intensive student interaction and by being visible in the residence hall.
- Supervise a staff of 7-10 undergraduate RA.
- Facilitate weekly staff meetings, conduct regular one-on-one meetings with staff members, and maintain accurate RA files.
- Track RA programming budgets and RA programming.
- Maintain records of Room Condition Reports and Hall Damages.
- Assist in the selection, training and evaluation of Residence Life Staff. Assist with the development and participation of RA training.
- Participate in an "on-call" schedule including weeknight and weekend coverage.
- Make rounds through buildings and campus on a varied basis.
- Provide back-up support to other RDs in case of illness, vacation or emergency.
- Respond to crisis and emergency situations as necessary.
- Earn CPR and First Aid certification and will be willing to call upon these skills if necessary during emergency situations.
- Plan coordinate personnel and other sources necessary for the opening and closing of the residence hall at the beginning and the end of each semester, vacation period; and other breaks in the academic schedule as required.
- Serve as a role model and knowledgeable resource that students can approach for answers regarding college policies, referrals, and developmental issues. Make referrals to appropriate on campus and off-campus resources as necessary.
- Assist in the processing and mediation of policy violations with the Director of Residence Life and Dean of Students as needed. Administer the judicial process for various minor policy violations as appropriate.
- Demonstrate understanding to students, staff, and faculty of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, race religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, geographic origin, and ethnicity.
- Follow up with maintenance concerns to Maintenance Office and Director of Residence Life.
- Maintain and update inventory of all equipment and furnishings in the residence hall.
- Responsible for the safety and welfare of students including completing Health and Safety inspections, weekly building inspections, and daily building tours.
- Attend regular staff meetings with Residence Life Staff, the Student Affairs Staff, and various college events.
- Assist the Office of Student Affairs with communication as needed by creating databases, spreadsheets, word documents, and through advertisements, phone, email, and mailings.
- Support the Student Affairs Staff in the implementation of major campus programs including but not limited to: Orientation, Leadership Wofford, MLK Day and Black History Month, Greek Week, Spring Weekend and Commencement activities.
- Complete 20 hours in the Student Affairs Office through a coordinated assignment (listed below).
- Perform and assist with central Office of Residence Life duties as assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned by working as a member of a team.
Resident Directors are required to complete 20-hour a week in Student Affairs work with a coordinate assignment in one or more of the areas listed below. This work is assigned by the Assistant Dean and the Dean of Students. Candidates are encouraged to identify the areas they have an interest or expertise.
Diversity and Inclusion Greek Life Student Activities
Continuing Education Plan
Resident Directors are encouraged to continue their personal academic inquiry while in this position. RDs may elect to enter a graduate program at a nearby institution (USC, Clemson, Columbia College, Converse College, UNC-A, UNCC etc. at their own expense) take a class per semester at Wofford, participate in a local internship, or complete independent studies with professors. The Office of Student Affairs and the Residence Life office will work with the RD to accommodate educational pursuits that do not interfere with completing the job responsibilities.
Bachelor's Degree required; previous experience in Residence Hall leadership preferred.
Salary and Benefits
Compensation includes $1,000 paid monthly
Free housing, utilities, high speed internet, and cable in a semi-furnished on-campus apartment
Competitive benefits package to include health insurance
Free campus parking privileges
Free Laundry Services
A meal plan when the dining room is open
Free entrance to home athletic events
Professional development opportunities
A tuition benefit to enroll in one Wofford class per semester tuition-free (at the Director's approval).
Application Instructions: Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and the names and addresses of three references to Mr. Demario Watts, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663. You may also email applications to email@example.com.