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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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Executive Director of The Space in the Mungo Center (Wofford Career Services and Professional Development)

Position Overview
The Executive Director of The Space in the Mungo Center works in conjunction with a team of professional staff to help Wofford students build upon the college’s exceptional liberal arts education by adding professional and career development skills desired by employers and graduate schools. In accordance with the vision of the college, The Space also is charged with integrating personal and professional development opportunities into all aspects of a Wofford education. The Space currently features additional student programs in the areas of entrepreneurship, social impact, consulting and international internships.

College Overview
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a prestigious four-year, independent, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers a distinctive program with 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 ranks highly in U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, The Fiske Guide to College, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and the Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange, an organization that recently ranked Wofford #4 in the nation for study abroad participation.

Wofford has produced six Rhodes Scholars and is home to one of the nation’s earliest Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community is home to 18 NCAA Division I athletics teams made up of student-athletes with some of the highest graduation rates in the country. A member of the Southern Conference, Wofford athletics regularly places the college on the national stage. In addition the college has hosted summer training camp for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers for the past 20 years.

A leader in offering high-impact learning opportunities to students, Wofford encourages students to take advantage of all that Wofford, and through it the world, has to offer.

Scope of Responsibilities

Inspire Leadership and Development of a Dynamic Team
Shape a highly effective career services and professional development team by hiring, training, motivating and setting model leadership direction for The Space. Develop The Space into the best and most distinctive professional and career development program in the undergraduate, private liberal arts sector.

Dedicated to the Success of All Wofford Students
Be visible, available, and proactive in empowering all students to assess, pursue, and achieve their post-Wofford goals. With The Space team, imagine, develop, implement, and continuously improve a palette of services that challenges students to map ambitious futures, develop skills and relationships, and cultivate dispositions for lifelong growth and success. Engagement with Wofford students across the full spectrum of majors and interests is expected.

Forge Strategic Partnerships
Strategically leverage partnerships with alumni, parents, employers, and graduate schools so that students have a robust network of relationships from which they can successfully draw.

Committed to Cross-College Coordination, Collaboration and Execution
Actively collaborate with peers in the administration, faculty, and staff in achieving the college’s vision of preparing superior students for meaningful lives as citizens, leaders, and scholars. The Space serves as an extension of the classroom, and it is crucial for achieving college-level goals in the areas of student life, recruitment, retention, marketing, development, alumni relations, and community outreach.

Reporting Relationship
Reports to the Provost

Education/Skill Requirements

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Substantial professional experience required
  • Ability to counsel and advise college students from a variety of majors, backgrounds, experiences, and vocational aspirations
  • Proven track record of working with external companies, agencies and individuals to coordinate mentorships, internships, and employment opportunities for Wofford students
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training
  • Proven program development and planning experience

Key Competency Requirements
  • Engaging, enthusiastic and inclusive leadership style
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective budget management
  • Demonstrated understanding of social media and other digital communication and marketing tools

Key Internal Operating Relationships
  • College Academic Area Faculty and Center Staff
  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Vice President for Enrollment
  • Vice President for Marketing and Communications
  • Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni
  • Key Athletics Staff, including Coaches of Division 1 Athletic Teams


Work Conditions
Minimal travel required. Regular college business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evening and weekend work expected.

Application Instructions
A letter of interest, resume and three references may be emailed to EDTheSpace@wofford.edu or mailed to Wofford College, Attn: Human Resource Office, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search committee chair, Philip G. Swicegood, Ph.D. at 864-597-4378.  Position will remain open until filled.



 

Assistant Director of the Space

Open: July 7, 2015
Close: Until Filled

The Assistant Director of The Space in The Mungo Center will be an energetic individual with prior experience or a strong interest in advising students in entrepreneurship. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of The Space and will create programs and events for The Space to Impact and Launch, as well as The Space to Consult.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Actively work to grow The Space to Impact and Launch into the leading collegiate entrepreneurship program worldwide. 
  • Collaborate with The Space team to creatively market the Impact and Launch program to all Wofford students. 
  • Educate external communities about the Impact and Launch programs. 
  • Network to create collaborations and partnerships between The Space and other organizations. 
  • Coach individual students in all stages of launching businesses and non-profits. 
  • Consult with and educate student organizations interested in ideation and entrepreneurship. 
  • Plan and implement the annual Impact and Launch competition. 
  • Lead weekly instructional meetings and develop meeting curricula. 
  • Advise student consulting engagements. 
  • Enthusiastically educate and engage internal and external audiences via social media. 
  • Collaborate with other staff as needed to provide excellent service in all Space programs. 
  • Other duties as assigned or developed. 

 

Relationships: Continuous contact with members of The Space, immediate supervisor, members of other campus 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.

Education/Skills Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Proficiency in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
  • Ability to develop and deliver training. 
  • Program development and planning experience. 
  • Event planning experience. 

 

Key Competency Requirements:

  • Prior experience starting a business or non-profit or demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of entrepreneurship, including financial strategy. 
  • Effective oral and written communication 
  • Excellent presentation skills 
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Engaging and Enthusiastic 
  • Adaptable 
  • 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 weekends and evenings as necessary. 


Work Conditions: 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.

Application Instructions: Submit Cover Letter, Resume and LinkedIn profile to Courtney Shelton (sheltoncb@wofford.edu). We will accept applications through July 24th.



Career Coach, The Space

Open: July 7, 2015
Close: Until Filled

Reports to: Director of Career Services

Position supervises: No full-time staff, but does supervise student workers

Normal Work Schedule: 8:30-5pm, M-F, occasional weekend and night work required.

Summary of Position: The primary role of this position is to engage all students on campus, educating them on the programs and opportunities available through The Space, particularly through The Space to: Prepare, which includes Career Services, The Sophomore Experience and The Institute. Important skills: career coaching, career interest inventory interpretation, event planning, organization, budget management, and customer service effectiveness. The secondary role will include student employee management and part-time/seasonal job placement (both on and off campus).

Responsibilities:

 

  • Administer and interpret, career assessments including: StrengthsQuest and the Strong Interest Inventory, and hold to ethical issues concerning these assessments.
  • Provide individual career counseling and career assessment as needed.
  • Resume and cover letter critiques
  • Screening and responding to paper and electronic mail.
  • Compose correspondence and written material
  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings and appointments.
  • Disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites, and e-mail.
  • Schedule and coordinate outreach programs for students, faculty and staff on campus: this might include residence life and other student activity partnerships, classroom sessions, workshops, or simply fun activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with on-campus supervisors and off campus employers
  • Track all new part-time opportunities for federal work study reporting
  • Connect students with available part-time and seasonal jobs, utilizing Terrierlink
  • Counsel students individually in regards to part-time and seasonal work opportunities, as well as early discussions of his/her career plans
  • Supervise the Space’s student workers, compile necessary assignments from other staff, ensure completion of all expected tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Relationships: Continuous contact with members of The Space, immediate supervisor, members of other departments, students, alumni, faculty, and the general public. Display a cooperative attitude with the Wofford College community at all times.

Key Competency Requirements:

  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Engaging and Enthusiastic
  • Adaptable
  • Initiative
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Rapport building
  • Ability to operate in a business environment and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and Training
  • Two years to three years of experience in career coaching, talent acquisition, employee recruiting, high school counseling, etc. with some autonomy
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Certifications in Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory and StrengthsQuest. 


Application Instructions: Submit Cover Letter, Resume and LinkedIn profile to Jennifer Dillenger (dillengerja@wofford.edu). We will accept applications through July 24th.


Information Management Programmer/Analyst

Full Time position with competitive benefits package
OPEN:  June 22, 2015
CLOSE: Until filled or an adequate number of qualified resumes are received 

The Office of Information Management provides business intelligence support, web application development, and institutional data reporting services for Wofford College.  Web application programming utilizing ASP.net and SQL server databases is this position’s primary duty. 

The programmer/analyst will:
- develop and maintain web applications using Microsoft .NET
- assist in the implementation and maintenance of an institutional portal
- maintain the IIS web server and develop webpages for the college website
- create and maintain informational reports for all areas of the college
- assist in the development and implementation of performance indicators/metrics for use in a dashboard environment

The following software and skills will be used on a regular basis:
- Visual Studio.Net (using VB.Net and a MS SQL database)
- SQL Developer (to write SQL and PL/SQL against an Oracle database)
- HTML / CSS / Javascript development  
- Business Objects Enterprise (Crystal Reports, Dashboard Manager, Performance Manager)
- Ellucian Banner higher education administrative software
- Microsoft Office suite

QUALIFICATIONS: A strong programming background and problem solving ability is essential. A bachelor's degree in Computer science or related major is required for this position. Experience analyzing and interpreting complex data sets, expertise in designing and implementing web applications, and the ability to easily acquire new skills are crucial. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a higher education setting. Candidates must be comfortable working with administrators, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of departments. Excellent oral and written communication skills are imperative for this position.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send letter of application, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to: Franklin Pettit, Director of Information Management, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663. Email applications to: imjob@wofford.edu.



Director of Library Research, Education, and Outreach Services

April 8, 2015: Announcement is until position is filled
Position is full-time with benefits

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 advancing 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
  • Coordinates library outreach and marketing services
  • Provides strategic guidance for the coordination of a multi-faceted instruction program, in collaboration with our Instruction Coordinator
  • 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
  • Coordinates and participates in the development of an academic department liaison program
  • Advances student engagement with the library

Other duties include:

  • Contributes to collection development activities
  • 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
  • Contributes to the development and deployment of library assessment activities, specifically in the areas of reference, instruction, and outreach
  • Supervises and evaluates library faculty and staff

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 immediately, 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.