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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.  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.

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. 

Wofford College participates in E-Verify. 

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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.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (two full-time positions)
Open until filled.

The Wofford College Development Office has openings for two Development Officers in Major Gifts. These positions will report to the Associate Vice President for Development and will be responsible for management of a portfolio of 175-200 individuals with giving capacity of $25,000 and higher. The Development Officer(s) will plan and implement strategies with donors to secure support for the college that meets goals and objectives as outlined in the Strategic Vision.

Responsibilities:
Proactively develop, implement, and manage a portfolio of 175-200 donors in a defined region(s). Routinely meet goals for visits and proposals.  Be an integral team member as the college strives to increase the donor base and improve the major gifts pipeline. Be an active member of the campus community in order to be a well versed representative of Wofford to alumni, parents, and friends of the college. Be a staunch believer and supporter of liberal arts colleges. Be well versed with issues in higher education. Work with development colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and volunteers to carry out the mission of Wofford College and align donor interests with needs of the college. Prepare proposals and presentations as warranted by donors, faculty/staff, and volunteers.

Qualifications / Skills / Attributes:  

  • Bachelors degree, graduate degree a plus. 
  • Prior development experience in a liberal arts setting with demonstrated success. Comprehensive capital campaign experience preferred. 
  • Must be self-motivated and require minimal day-to-day oversight. 
  • Must embrace a collaborative team approach and be willing to work closely with faculty, staff, and volunteers. 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and spoken communication skills. 
  • Willing to travel extensively. 
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends as warranted. 
  • Must have a good sense of humor, be enthusiastic, and have an outgoing personality.

Application Information: Contact Mr. Calhoun Kennedy, Jr., Development
Email: kennedycl@wofford.edu 

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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.

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Accounts Payable Specialist
Date to be filled: January, 2015
Status: Full-time with benefits

The Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the receipt and processing of invoices for payment by the College, including review of the invoices for proper approval prior to payment. This position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and validity of all vendor payment transactions, as well as the configuration of new vendors within the College’s accounts payable system. In addition, the Accounts Payable Specialist will take the lead in preparing year-end tax filings related to the Accounts Payable process, including Forms 1099.

Responsibilities:  

  • Reviews invoices for proper approval prior to entering into the accounting system for payment 
  • Enters invoices into the accounting system accurately and completely prior to payment processing dates 
  • Ensures invoices are paid in a timely fashion in accordance with their payment terms 
  • Gathers necessary information and configures new vendors in the accounting system 
  • Prepares necessary credit applications and facilitates approval from the appropriate Vice President Monitor vendors and services for classification as an independent contractor requiring a Form 1099
  • Prepares annual tax filings applicable to the Accounts Payable process, including Forms 1099 
  • Prepares hard copy checks and facilitates all required approvals and signatures for invoices being paid Respond to inquiries about the Accounts Payable process from both internal and external sources 
  • Assists in monitoring compliance with the College’s travel and expense reimbursement policies Supervises student workers engaged in the Accounts Payable function 
  • Assists co-workers and supervisors with other tasks and duties as assigned 

Skills, knowledge and experience:  

  • Experience within an organizational Accounts Payable setting 
  • Ability to learn College policies and procedures and enforce them 
  • Ability to enter data accurately and completely 
  • Ability to self-review work before passing along information to others 
  • Ability to work efficiently on a computer, including Microsoft Office applications 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple activities at once 
  • Experience working with accounting software used in the Accounts Payable process 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Experience within higher education or non-profit environment and experience with Banner ERP system preferred

Qualifications: Associate or Technical degree and 2-5 years of service, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

Application Instructions: Email a resume and completed application to APSpecialist@wofford.edu. The Wofford application for employment can be downloaded from www.wofford.edu/humanResources.
Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Student Records Coordinator, Office of the Registrar 

  • Full-time with benefits to include health insurance and a tax-deferred retirement plan. 
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
  • The target start date is January 26, 2015.

General Statement of Duties
The Student Records Coordinator must have the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality, accurately maintain student records, fulfill transcript/registration/schedule requests in a timely manner, display effective oral and written communication, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to utilize ever changing technologies. The position requires extended work hours during graduation weekend, typically the third weekend of May.

Minimum Qualifications
One year or more of experience in an office setting dedicated to maintaining confidential records and serving as the first point of contact; skilled in Microsoft office and email communication; detail oriented; dedicated to institutional policies/procedures.

Knowledge and Abilities
The applicant must have strong abilities with the following:

  • Principles and practices of accurate data entry and record processing and maintenance
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment
  • Computer operating systems and software involving word processing and spreadsheets
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
The applicant must be able to:
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others
  • Utilize college specific software (Banner, Parchment, etc.)
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Prepare memos, letters, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, or database software
  • File and retrieve (using physical and electronic methods) college documents, records, and reports
  • Prioritize and work independently with little direction
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information
  • Relate effectively to a variety of people in a courteous and helpful manner
Example of duties:
  • Process transcript requests, provide full-time enrollment documentation, and update student records as needed
  • Maintain student, faculty, advisor, major/minor, and course schedule information in Banner
  • Serve as the first point of contact for all inquiries, including incoming telephone calls, email, and walk-in traffic
  • Create and update office forms; maintain the office website and portal information
  • Assist with the graduation process and ceremony (awarding of degrees/honors, preparation of diplomas, ceremony organization, etc.)
  • Assist the Registrar and Assistant Registrar with special projects and day-to-day operations

To Apply
Email the following items to SRCSearch@wofford.edu:

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Communications Center Dispatcher (FT position with benefits)
OPEN: July 14, 2014
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.

Essential Functions

  • 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. 
Skills Required
  • 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. 
Mental Demands
  • Ability to remain calm while supporting stressful law enforcement and emergency management operations. 
Physical Demands
  • 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. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
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.
Hand deliver letter of interest and application to Campus Safety, 429 North Church St. Spartanburg
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