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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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Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Reports directly to the Director of Annual Giving

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving (an exempt position) is responsible for, but not limited to, the design, implementation and successful management of the following major areas of Annual Giving:

Wofford on Call – Direct all aspects of the Wofford on Call program in order to exceed the program goals of raising $500,000 from more than 2,000 constituents. 

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit, interview, hire and supervise a work force of 30-40 student callers (including several student supervisors).
  • Plan and conduct new and returning staff training sessions as well as team-building activities.
  • Write and maintain job descriptions, employee policies and calling procedures.
  • Manage the scheduling, preparation and execution for the weekly calling sessions.
  • Work with Information Management to maintain the Wofford on Call system and to generate statistical information and comparative reports.
  • Select weekly calling data from the Banner database through Microsoft Access.
  • Conduct individual evaluations with each employee in order to improve results.
  • Motivate student callers continuously through verbal affirmation, public recognition and an incentive program in order to increase productivity.
  • Manage all human resource and payroll communications for the student callers.
  • Provide constructive criticism, additional training opportunities or disciplinary action as needed.
  • Maintain current information on the Wofford on Call webpage including pictures, student caller profiles, goals and results, video clips, sound slides, etc.
  • Provide student callers with relevant information about the college and development office goals.
  • Oversee the Wofford on Call budget.
  • Solicit local businesses for prizes and awards.
  • Hire, supervise and collaborate weekly with student management team.
  • Respond to constituents with concerns or questions and involve college administrators as needed.
  • Monitor pledge fulfillment and adds contacts as needed.
  • Maintain the call center (supplies, printed materials, database, equipment, etc.)
  • Plan all themes, games and other motivational activities for each week of calling.
  • Analyze and communicate results while identifying and implementing opportunities to improve the program’s performance.
  • Seek ways to increase visibility of the program on and off campus.
  • Plan and execute at least 2 social/recognition events annually for Wofford on Call employees.
  • Organize and orchestrate thank you calling for Unrestricted Annual Fund donors.

Coordinate the solicitation calendar with the Director of Annual Giving.

Implement procedures for increasing the pledge fulfillment rate.

Oversee the presence of Development for the New Student Summer Orientation.

Young Alumni Giving— Work with the 10 most recent graduating classes to increase Annual Giving support.

  • Create targeted and unique solicitations (including direct mail and e-solicitation) focused on participation.
  • Identify prospects, plan personal visits to ask for Annual Fund support from 20 young alumni each year.
TAGS (Teaching Annual Giving to Students) – Creatively maintain and enhance the program in order to help students understand the importance of giving.
  • Implement a presence during Orientation week.
  • Utilize social media to engage and educate our students.
  • Plan a minimum of 4 TAGS activities, events or educational campaigns during the year.
  • Work with student publications to get media coverage of activities.
  • Manage the TAGS budget.
Senior Annual Fund Campaign (TAGS You’re It!) – Direct all aspects of the senior gift campaign in order to increase Annual Fund gifts from the senior class. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit, coach and manage senior volunteer group
  • Work with senior volunteer group to solicit seniors for first gift to the Annual Fund.
  • Plan campaign timeline
  • Coordinate solicitations and marketing with Coordinator for Marketing and Communications.
  • Secure a challenge to encourage participation 
Keep abreast of best practices and procedures of Development and at peer institutions.

Assist the Director of Annual Giving with Challenge programs and initiatives

Any other projects developed by the Director of Annual Giving and/or the Director of Development.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must be able to consistently present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Access and database knowledge
  • Fund-raising knowledge and/or experience preferred
  • Flexibility to work an unconventional schedule during the academic year which will include nights and weekends
  • Strong and persuasive communication skills
  • Strong management abilities with the capacity to lead and mentor student employees in a team environment to meet goals effectively
  • Superior organizational skills including the ability to multi-task and prioritize while paying attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain an enthusiastic, positive and professional environment
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment 
  • Creative problem solving abilities
To apply, send letter of interest and résumé to Krista Redding at reddingjk@wofford.edu or 429 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

 


Director of Library Research, Education, and Outreach Services

Wofford College seeks an innovative and forward-thinking individual to join our team as we transform the Sandor Teszler Library into a vibrant academic commons. The person in this position will be responsible for enhancing current and advancing new methods through which the library can connect with students, faculty, and staff, while also facilitating connections among those groups in the context of the library and academic commons. The successful candidate will be at ease in a collaborative working environment in which flexibility, communication, and cooperation form the foundation. Verbal and written communication skills are fundamental to this position, as is the ability to maintain strong interpersonal relations with a diverse array of individuals. Creativity and a user-centered mindset will be needed to ensure that the library’s outward facing services are successfully promoted to and easily accessed by the Wofford community.

Primary duties include: 

  • Steers the overarching direction of reference and research services, which are provided through a variety of methods
  • Provides strategic guidance for the coordination of a multi-faceted instruction program
  • Coordinates library outreach and marketing services
  • Provides oversight of circulation and reserve activities
  • Facilitates collaborative endeavors with faculty, especially in the incorporation of the principles of information literacy into the curriculum 
  • Contributes significantly to the development and deployment of library assessment activities, specifically in the areas of reference, instruction, and outreach
  • Coordinates and participates in the development of an academic department liaison program
  • Contributes to collection development activities
  • Advances student engagement with the library
  • Assists in designing flexible, innovative, and student-focused spaces in the library
  • Teaches courses for students of all levels in the instruction program
  • Participates in the provision of reference services
  • Supervises and evaluates library faculty and staff
In addition to the responsibilities above, requirements for this position include:
  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • At least five years of increasingly responsible experience in academic libraries
  • User-focused service philosophy
  • Experience providing research services and instruction in an academic library environment
  • Three to five years of supervisory experience
  • Experience with assessing library services
  • Demonstrable success with outreach and marketing library services
  • Experience with and knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Subject master’s degree, especially in an area not already represented among the library staff
  • Experience with digital liberal arts programs and activities
  • Prior experience in a liberal arts college library

This position reports to the Dean of the Library, and has supervisory responsibility of permanent and student staff. The position may entail some evening and weekend work.

The College
Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Wofford College is a private, selective, national liberal arts college with approximately 1,600 students. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is an exciting time to be at Wofford, in part because the College is beginning the implementation of its new, ambitious Strategic Vision.

The Library
Wofford's Sandor Teszler Library is home to twelve full-time and four part-time staff members, including seven faculty librarians and archivists. Wofford's library has recently completed a partial renovation of the main level, allowing it to better facilitate student learning and collaboration. The library maintains an active instruction program, and the reference desk is staffed by library faculty approximately 55 hours a week. The institution utilizes the Summon discovery service, providing students and faculty with access to over 200 million electronic books, journals, and other resources. The library also houses the college’s special collections and archives, including the historic records of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Review of applications will begin January 12, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to libraryvacancy@wofford.edu .

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.


Director of Purchasing and Risk Management
OPEN: Immediately
CLOSE: When position is filled
STATUS: Full-time with benefits

The Director of Purchasing and Risk Management will develop, implement and monitor the College’s comprehensive procurement policies and procedures, as well as managing property, liability, worker’s compensation and other insurance policies. The Director of Purchasing and Risk Management is an integral member of the Accounting and Finance team expected to assist the College in its efforts to manage operating costs, while developing positive relationships with its vendors, suppliers and internal stakeholders. The Director of Purchasing and Risk Management will be expected to work independently to implement, monitor and evaluate business operations, including internal controls, work-flow processes and industry best-practices, to ensure effective, efficient and consistent management of the procurement and Risk Management processes. The Director will report to the Associate VP for Finance.

Responsibilities: 

  • Develops, implements and monitors policies and procedures governing the College’s procurement process 
  • Facilitates compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to the procurement process
  • Conducts bidding process for major products and purchases, in conjunction with College departments
  • Establishes and negotiates with single-source suppliers, as appropriate
  • Manages the College’s property, liability, worker’s compensation and other insurance policies 
  • Enhances and ensures the College’s compliance with risk management policies, procedures and best practices within the industry
  • Reviews leasing and purchasing contracts, and presents them to appropriate Vice President for approval
  • Communicates with, trains and builds relationships with department heads and buyers 
  • Works with Budget Director to identify opportunities for improved budget oversight and cost savings 
  • Proactively seeks to enhance knowledge of industry best practices and College processes to identify ways to reduce cost and increase efficiency 
  • Maintains and monitors compliance with the College’s travel and expense reimbursement policies 
  • Establishes and maintains internal website containing important procurement documents for use by the College community 
  • Assists co-workers and supervisors with other tasks and duties as assigned
Skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to implement and manage change within an organization 
  • Systems experience with accounting software, as well as advanced knowledge of computer applications, especially Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite products 
  • Ability to present financial and non-financial information clearly, both in writing and orally 
  • Strong business sense with proven ability to oversee projects and negotiate with external vendors 
  • Ability to work independently to address non-routine problems or challenges 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to advance ideas through to implementation
Preferred:
  • Experience within higher education or non-profit environment and experience with Banner ERP system preferred 
  • Certified Purchasing Manager

Qualifications: College degree with 2-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of experience and training.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position please email a resume with cover letter to Purchasingdirector@wofford.edu