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2012 GCWFWofford 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 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.


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.

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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Dean of the Library
OPEN: March 20, 2014 until filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by May 1, 2014. 

Wofford College is seeking a dynamic, creative, and visionary leader to serve as the Dean of 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 major renovation of the main level. The space has been transformed into an environment that facilitates student learning and collaboration. The library maintains an active bibliographic instruction program, and the reference desk is staffed by library faculty approximately 55 hours a week. The institution utilizes the Summon discovery service to provide 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. 

The Dean reports directly to the Provost. The anticipated start date for the position is July 2014, or after.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the library and oversee the library budget.
  • Serve as chief advocate and spokesperson for the library with internal and external entities to develop and promote partnerships.
  • Appreciate the diverse needs of library patrons and promote a service-based environment to support these constituencies effectively.
  • Encourage a responsive culture that welcomes change, innovation, and risk-taking.
  • Provide strategic, visionary, and effective leadership to library faculty and staff. 


  • A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent degree) and a minimum 5 years of post-MLIS academic library management experience. An additional advanced subject degree preferred.
  • Prior administrative experience at the level of library director, associate library director, or library department head in a college, university, or comparable setting.
  • Skills and experience in strategic planning, fiscal planning, and budget and resource management.
  • Proven ability to manage staff.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal) and the ability to establish strong rapport with multiple constituencies in order to effectively collaborate and build partnerships inside and outside of the College.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a flexible, energetic, creative, and results-oriented leadership style that promotes trust, autonomy, and accountability. 

Wofford College
Founded in 1854, Wofford College is a highly selective, private, residential, liberal arts institution. The College is home to approximately 1,600 students and 135 full-time faculty members. A Phi Beta Kappa campus, Wofford College has produced six Rhodes scholars, with the most recent selection in the class of 2013. The Open Doors survey consistently ranks the institution among the top ten schools in the country for the percentage of students studying abroad for academic credit.

Application Procedure
To apply, please send the following to barnettlp@wofford.edu: (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information of three professional references. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by May 1, 2014.

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.


Full-time Groundskeeper with benefits (2 openings)
OPEN: March 17, 2014
CLOSE: Until filled

Wofford College is seeking two (2) full-time experienced groundskeepers to care for established lawns by mowing, mulching, aerating, weeding, and trimming and edging around flower beds, walks, parking lots, and buildings; mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders; mow and edge lawns, using power mowers and lawn edgers; gather and remove litter; prune and trim trees, shrubs, and hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws. Groundskeepers must know how to use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge and brush trimmers, and axes, and also understand uses and operation of each. Groundskeepers must be weather tolerant because all work is performed outdoors in different weather conditions. 

Minimum qualifications: previous experience- 2 years in grounds maintenance field or college degree; irrigation experience is preferred.

How to Apply: Complete and submit a Wofford College Application for Employment and three (3) references. Applications can be downloaded from the Wofford College Human Resource website. You may mail your application package to Johney Bonds, Grounds Supervisor, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303. Applications may be submitted via e-mail to bondsja@wofford.edu or hand-delivered to the Physical Plant Cummings Street Facility.   


Chemistry Lab Coordinator  
OPEN: March 18, 2014 until filled 
Position is 12 month part-time, 24 hours/week with no benefits 
Academic year Mon-Thurs 12:30pm – 5:30pm, Fri 8:30am-12:30pm 
Summer- to be determined according to summer school schedule   

Wofford College is seeking a qualified individual to assist the chemistry department faculty by preparing materials for the laboratory portion of undergraduate classes and to facilitate the departmental safety program by maintaining the necessary supplies and documentation as well as manage efficiently the
waste collection for each lab. This position reports to the Chemistry Department Chair and Environmental Compliance. 

Responsibilities: Maintain and upgrade lab procedures and stations by assembling the necessary supplies and equipment needed for the laboratory portions of courses, including set-up and clean-up; organize and maintain adequate inventory of supplies, chemical and materials needed for lab exercises; maintain the central stockroom and its contents by using a “just-in-time” practice for ordering chemicals and supplies; determine a suitable source and upon approval from the Environmental Compliance office and department chair, order chemicals, supplies and equipment as requested by the faculty; follow all waste protocols as determined by the Environmental Compliance office for each lab experiment; arrange for Environmental Compliance to gather waste from each lab weekly; maintain, implement and upgrade safety protocols for the labs; coordinate equipment maintenance to ensure equipment is functional for lab use; hire, supervise, and evaluate teaching assistants; follow all safety procedures; complete performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and college’s goals; perform other duties as assigned. 

Relationships: Work with co-workers, students, other departments and suppliers to exchange factual information and explain rules, regulations and practices.  

Responsibility for Final Decisions
: Responsible for own work assignments; may assist or instruct others doing similar work including student workers; tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes and steps; work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying the established rules and procedures; errors may be detected within the department or section in which they occur, but may affect the work of others within the unit to trace errors and make corrections; work is performed independently on routine work, non-routine issues or questions are referred to the supervisor.   

Education/Skill Requirements: B.S. degree with equivalent professional experience in chemistry or related scientific discipline; ability to operate equipment and complete lab procedures normally used for and in support of undergraduate courses; experience in use of computers. 

Work Conditions: Work involves reaching, stooping, kneeling crouching, pushing/pulling and lifting and carrying to set up labs and operate equipment; working with chemical and materials requiring knowledge of safety procedures.  

Application Instructions:  Email resume and three references to ChemLabCoordSearch@wofford.edu or mail toWofford College, Attn: Human Resource Office, 429 North Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303. 


Resident Director

Position Title: Resident Director
Status:             Full–time, 10-month appointment August 1st - May 31st 
Department:    Student Affairs
Reports to:      Director of Residence Life and the Assistant Director of Residence Life,
                        Coordinate Assignment Supervisor
Supervises:      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 conducive to academic achievement and personal growth. Contributes to activities, programs, and decisions designed to strengthen the overall Student Affairs and Residence Life Program.

  1. Develop, create, and supervise activities and programs of an educational, recreational, cultural, and academic nature.
  2. 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.
  3. Provide academic and personal support to students through intensive student interaction and by being visible in the residence hall.
  4. Supervise a staff of 7-10 undergraduate RA. 
  5. Facilitate weekly staff meetings, conduct regular one-on-one meetings with staff members, and maintain accurate RA files.
  6. Track RA programming budgets and RA programming. 
  7. Maintain records of Room Condition Reports and Hall Damages.
  8. Assist in the selection, training and evaluation of Residence Life Staff. Assist with the development and participation of RA training.
  9. Participate in an “on-call” schedule including weeknight and weekend coverage.  
  10. Make rounds through buildings and campus on a varied basis. 
  11. Provide back-up support to other RDs in case of illness, vacation or emergency.
  12. Respond to crisis and emergency situations as necessary.
  13. Earn CPR and First Aid certification and be willing to call upon these skills if necessary during emergency situations.
  14. Plan and coordinate personnel and other resources 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. 
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Follow up with maintenance concerns to Maintenance Office and Director of Residence Life.
  19. Maintain and update inventory of all equipment and furnishings in the residence hall.
  20. Responsible for the safety and welfare of students including completing Health & Safety inspections, weekly building inspections, and daily building tours.
  21. Attend regular staff meetings with Residence Life Staff, the Student Affairs Staff, and various college events.
  22. Assist the Office of Student Affairs with communication as needed by creating databases, spreadsheets, word documents, and through advertisements, phone,
    email, and mailings.
  23. 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.
  24. Complete 20 hours in the Student Affairs Office through a coordinated assignment (listed below).
  25. Perform and assist with central Office of Residence Life duties as assigned.
  26. Perform other duties as assigned by working as a member of a team.

Coordinate Assignments

Resident Directors are required to complete 20-hours 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.      

  • Conference Services
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • First-Year Programming   
  • Student Activities   
  • Greek Life  

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
An office cell phone
Free entrance to home athletic events
Professional development opportunities
A tuition benefit to enroll in one Wofford College class per semester tuition-free (at the Director’s approval).

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and the names and addresses of three references to Mr. Matthew Hammett, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663. You may also email applications to HammettMK@Wofford.edu.   

It is the policy of Wofford College to provide equal opportunities and reasonable accommodation to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.