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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.

FACULTY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: May be viewed on the academic department website at http://www.effort.edu/academics/facultysearches/ 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 AVI at 597-4250. Applications may be obtained from AVI in the Burwell Building.  Listed below.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please follow application procedures in the announcement. Wofford College does not maintain an open resume/application file. Resumes and applications are accepted in response to published vacancy announcements only. Download the application for employment.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Wofford College. We invite you to periodically view this webpage for employment opportunities. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, selection committees and hiring officials may be unable to send receipt of resume acknowledgements to applicants.

Nothing communicated on this webpage creates or binds the college to any contractual rights under state law. 

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Faculty Openings

For a full description of available faculty openings please visit the Faculty Search page or the individual links below:


Director of Human Resources

Open until filled

Wofford College is seeking experienced, highly skilled candidates to fill the position of Director of Human Resources.

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 26 major fields of study to a student body of about 1,690 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is the Beta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in South Carolina. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams. 

The Director of Human Resources, under general supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, directs the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department. This includes directing human resources-related functions, including formulation of policies and procedures pertaining to hiring, workplace safety, employee leaves and compensation. Manages employee benefits programs, including health and life insurance, dental insurance, long-term care, 403(b) defined contribution retirement plan, retiree insurance, LTD/EAP Program, worker's compensation, Section 125 Plan, FMLA and COBRA. 

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for investigating employee conflicts and recommending solutions and exercises a high-level of independence using professional judgment related to established policy, procedures and guidelines with minimum supervision. Serves as Title IX Deputy Coordinator and is a member of the Emergency Preparedness Operations Committee. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serves as a link and mediator between management and employees by handling a variety of questions, interpreting and administering policies and helping to resolve work-related problems.
  • Collaborates with department directors to determine job needs, FLSA classifications and create job descriptions and postings.
  • Collaborates with supervisors to assign salary grades to new positions.
  • Supports various aspects of the selection process, including processing applications, developing interview questions, serving on search committees and making recommendations for hires.
  • Conducts pre-employment reference checks, coordinates background assessments and collaborates with the hiring manager to finalize job offers.
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientations, ensuring receipt and verification of required documents, understanding of organizational policies, working conditions and employee benefits.
  • Directs all activities related to FMLA, including notice to employees of leave rights, collaborating with payroll to administer leaves, requesting medical certifications and tracking leave time.
  • Directs performance-management activities, including tracking performance evaluation completions and coaching managers on written comments.
  • Conducts investigations, makes recommendations on work performance improvement plans and disciplinary action regarding employee issues.
  • Manages worker's compensation claims by assisting employees with filing claims and return to work strategies.
  • Prepares annual welfare and pension plan 5500 reports, IPEDS report and assists with 403(b) audit preparation.
  • Serves as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator for employees.
  • Responsible for the preparation of a variety of written correspondence, including letters of appointment, notifications to payroll of status changes and numerous complex reports for internal and external regulatory use.
  • Consults with, recommends and monitors compliance with college policies related to human resources and assigned areas.
  • Manages various employee benefits, including benefits planning, administration, open enrollment and employee support and education.
  • Acts as primary liaison and coordinator with employee benefits vendors, such as health insurance and retirement plan accounts, ensuring the delivery of timely, cost-effective, and valued programs maintained and administered in compliance with applicable laws and plan designs.
  • Prepares and processes a variety of benefit-plan summary documents and other business or government forms pertaining to plan administration.
  • Oversees benefits orientation and new-hire onboarding programs.
  • Responds to employee benefit questions and complaints; assists employees by providing guidance in plan interpretation and plan documents.
  • Ensures that benefits are administered in a manner consistent with institution policy and legal compliance, including, but not limited to, ERISA, COBRA and ACA.
  • Serves as Human Resources webpage content manager.
  • Coordinates H-1B and Perm Labor processing for foreign national employees with immigration attorney.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Institutional Research to complete AAUP faculty compensation surveys.
  • Oversees posting of internal and external job openings, tracking and reviewing applicants.
  • Supervises department operations, ensuring that department deliverables and quality standards are met.
  • Conducts performance appraisals for direct reports.
  • Provides labor, employment, wage and hour law guidance to management.
  • College liaison to retirees.
  • Keeps Chief Financial Officer abreast of all critical issues.
  • Oversees ERISA welfare and pension reporting and disclosure compliance.

Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates on assigned shared governance committees.
  • Keeps current on new and changing HR laws, including ERISA, ACA, FMLA and etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed to Perform this Role:

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to maintain composure in high stress situations and remain flexible despite interruptions and/or routine changes.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple assignments on time with accuracy and minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates success in leading the work of others and collaborating cross-functionally to meet deadlines, manage projects and execute a wide range of human resources activities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and professionally through both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and resources while meeting critical deadlines.
  • Ability to develop and apply flexibility, resourcefulness and creative approaches to unique problems with an understanding of the full institution-wide context.
  • Ability to work independently and use sound judgment in making decisions on a variety of human resources issues.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business or a related field required. (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience with demonstrated competency in performing the full range of human resources activities required.
  • Advanced, high-level skills in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Preferred: Higher education experience, Banner experience and certification as Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR).

To Apply:  Email a letter of interest, resume and the names and addresses of three references to HumanResourceDirector@wofford.edu.


Library Collections, Discovery, and Access Services Assistant

Wofford College seeks a dynamic, friendly, and highly organized individual to serve as our Collections, Discovery, and Access Services Assistant in the Sandor Teszler Library. The primary role of this position is the day-to-day management of the library's print and electronic periodicals and standing orders. This includes the acquisition, renewal, cancellation, and other maintenance activities surrounding serial publications and standing orders. The individual in this position also maintains usage statistics for the library's online resources. Additionally, this position routinely assists with processing and maintenance of archives and special collections materials.

 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. The person in this position must be able to manage multiple detailed activities with frequent distraction. Proficiency with computers and with standard office technology and applications are also critical to this position.

This position is 30 hours per week with benefits, and works as part of a team of seven individuals that reports to the Director of Collections, Discovery, and Access Services. 

Requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Fluent in standard computer applications, such as MS Office, and the ability to quickly learn new applications
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to carry out detailed work
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 Preferred qualifications include:

  • Prior experience providing support in library acquisitions, cataloging, or related areas
  • Prior experience in an academic library
  • Prior experience working with archives or special collections materials
  • Familiarity with academic library databases and scholarly publishing

The College 
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 Library 
Wofford College's Sandor Teszler Library is home to 17 full-time and four part-time staff members, including seven faculty librarians and archivists. Wofford's library recently has 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 more than 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 immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to bomaram@wofford.edu.

 



IT Support Specialist 

Wofford College has an excellent opportunity for an IT Support Specialist to become a member of our highly successful team.  The IT Support Specialist is a professional member of the Wofford College Information Technology Services (ITS) staff, reporting to the IT Help Center Director. This position is responsible for resolving incidents and fulfilling requests.  The IT Support Specialist is devoted to all aspects of computer setup, installation, troubleshooting, service, upgrades, and maintenance while providing great troubleshooting abilities, customer service, and attention to detail.

The IT Help Center is Wofford College’s primary point of contact for all IT services.  IT Help Center staff serve as subject matter experts in a wide variety of areas.  The IT Support Specialist must have a thorough knowledge of computer software and hardware and a variety of internet applications, networks and operating systems. The ideal candidate will provide on-site support daily while maintaining and supporting general request and break/fix technology related issues in a timely manner.

Responsibilities

  1. Promotes friendly, courteous, and professional service.  Follows IT service management best practices to deliver superior customer service. 
  2. Provide level 1 on-site setup, repair, and support for hardware, software, peripheral devices, presentation equipment and other technology initiatives. 
  3. Responsible for ensuring incidents and service requests are researched, answered, and resolved in accordance with service levels established in the IT Service Catalog. 
  4. Responsible for answering phones/emails, efficiently working and resolving issues, escalating appropriate issues to resolve client problems in a timely manner, and following up on issues to ensure timely resolution.
  5. Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices (printers, routers, etc.)
  6. Implement, organize, and schedule upgrades and maintenance without deterring others from completing their work.
  7. Perform troubleshooting to diagnose and resolve problems (repair or replace parts, etc.)
  8. Determine users’ technical needs and provide them with appropriate solutions.
  9. Ability to work efficiently without supervision. 
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Ability to provide exceptional customer service, communicate effectively, and project a positive attitude. 
  2. Technical proficiency in a broad range of IT systems and services.  Ability to quickly learn new IT skills and concepts.
  3. Ability to work evening/weekends as needed.
  4. Outstanding organizational and time-management skills.
  5. Ability to work under usual office conditions including: occasional lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds, occasional stooping and kneeling, and occasional crouching and crawling. 

Preferred

  1. HDI certification a plus.
  2. Associate’s degree preferred.
  3. Excellent communication skills.
  4. Three to five years of experience in a related technology environment. 

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. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to itsjobs@wofford.edu.

 


 

Graphic Designer – Print and Web

Office of Marketing and Communications

Resumes will be accepted starting July 20, 2017, until the job is filled
Anticipated hire date: September 1, 2017
Full-time salaried position with competitive benefits package
This position will report to and work with the Director of Creative Services

The Office of Marketing and Communications at Wofford College seeks to find a creative Graphic/Web Designer with experience in both print and electronic media. We are looking for someone who can take directions from written or spoken ideas and convert them into robust marketing materials. Applicants with experience in web design and development will be given prime consideration.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; at least four years of professional experience required if incumbent has no degree.
  • Capable graphic artist with cross-platform computer skills and knowledge of preparation of pre-press print files and web-ready files.
  • Must be proficient in Adobe CC Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. Proficiency in Premiere Pro is a plus.
  • Must have working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Familiarity with Javascript, PHP and ASP.net is a plus.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to coordinate text, graphics and photography to create visual marketing materials, websites, custom graphics and other media.
  • Ability to work within agreed production deadlines.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects for multiple clients on multiple platforms.
  • Commitment to maintaining the quality brand of Wofford College.
  • Ability to take a teamwork approach to tasks to create cohesive designs that reflect Wofford’s culture and goals. 
  • Ability to receive and implement constructive critiques and edits from supervisor and team members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consult with internal clients to conceptualize and produce graphic/web design and marketing collaterals that effectively and creatively support the Wofford brand.
  • Work to meet established production schedules and deadlines as assigned by Director of Creative Services. Proactively communicate with internal clients on job status.
  • Work with the Project Manager to coordinate the production process with external vendors, including quoting and providing finished pre-press files. Attend press checks as necessary or as directed by Director of Creative Services.
  • Safeguard Wofford’s brand identity and messaging through consistent and accurate execution within all mediums.
  • Follow production through to completion as well as satisfactory acceptance by internal clients.
  • Understand Wofford’s marketing and communication objectives and work collaboratively with team members to meet institutional goals.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential duties and responsibilities; they are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to the job incumbent.

Application Instructions:
Email your cover letter, resume, link to online portfolio and three references to C. Michelle Griggs, Director of Creative Services, at griggscm@wofford.edu. A digital portfolio is required to be considered for this position.