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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.wofford.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 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. 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:


Campus Safety Officer

Full-Time position with benefits
Open: Immediately until filled

Summary of Position: A sworn law enforcement officer reporting to the Director of Campus Safety. The Campus Safety Officer performs duties in accordance with established policies and procedures regarding security, safety, law enforcement, and traffic services on the Wofford College campus.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies and protecting students, employees and visitors and property of the same and of the college.
  • Conducts patrols of a specific assigned area of the campus or the entire campus on foot, cart, bike, or patrol vehicle, responding to each need for campus safety service that is brought to his or her attention through observation, personal contact or radio dispatch.
  • Opens, closes and secures facilities (proactive security), controls access, responds to alarms, initiates work orders for inoperative security and safety equipment, and inspects facilities. Investigates suspicious activity with the aim of crime prevention and apprehension of criminals.
  • Directs traffic, assists motorists, provides personal escorts after dark upon request, escorts money transfers as requested, provides security, traffic control and crowd control at special events and campus activities, participates in crime prevention and reduction programs, attends community meetings on problem resolution and service support representing the Department and Wofford College.
  • Maintains positive and effective public relations in support of the Department and college while in the performance of his/her duty.
  • Enforces all applicable laws, campus regulations and department policies and procedures. Makes arrests in accordance with state and federal laws. Completes serious incident reports in accordance with college policy and investigates all reports, complaints, incidents, and accidents.
  • Performs first-aid and CPR services as required. Assists in response to fire and fire alarms. Corrects/reports fire and safety hazards and responds to disasters, explosions, severe weather situations, and other emergencies.
  • Follows safety procedures.


Work Environment: Frequent work out doors. Patrolling involves foot, cart and motor vehicle patrol. The majority of an eight hour day will be on patrol. Campus Safety Officers do carry firearms daily but will not be issued a weapon until fully certified by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Some officers will patrol on bicycles. Frequent walking, running, standing, lifting (must be able to walk with 50lb weight), occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching and climbing.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma, Certificate/License: Class I Law Enforcement certification within one year of hire, NCIC Code Z (for law enforcement hire) background investigation, possess valid state driver’s license with good driving record.

Application Instructions: Email application to Randy Hall, Campus Safety Director at halljr@wofford.edu or mail application to Randy Hall, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg SC 29303. Applications can be downloaded from www.wofford.edu or obtained from the Campus Safety Office.

 Housekeeper Full Time


Cleaning restrooms, entrances, hallways, windows, doors & frames, lounge and lobby, hall phones, water coolers
Stocking restrooms with soap, paper towels and tissue
Empty trash and recycle containers
Mopping, sweeping, vacuuming
Dusting furniture, desks
Cleaning and checking walls for spots and marks
Special cleaning requests
Physical stamina and mobility including the ability to reach, kneel and bend.
Walk up and down stairs, stadium bank and bleachers.
Pressure washing sidewalks, porches and handrails; blowing leaves
Check for trash outside of buildings
Ability to lift, push and pull required load (max weight 40 lbs)
Follow all company safety and security procedures
Report any maintenance issues or safety hazards

APPLY at Wofford College Plant, 460 Cumming Street

Executive Assistant to the Provost

Status: Full-time (12 months)
Department: Office of the Provost (Academic Affairs)
Reports to: Provost and Chief Academic Officer
OPEN: January 03, 2017 until filled

The Executive Assistant to the Office of the Provost serves as the administrative assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wofford College. S/he must have the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality, an ability to handle complex duties in a dynamic work setting, demonstrable evidence of effective oral and written communication, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to positively relate to the academic community and various external publics.

General Statement of Duties
The Executive Assistant coordinates the activity in the Office of the Provost, one of the busiest central administrative offices at the college. This work includes, but is not limited to managing schedules (daily and travel schedules of the Provost); maintaining records (including personnel files, multiple budgets, etc.); liaising with academic department chairs, committee chairs, and direct reports to the Provost; and multiple other duties as assigned.

The position requires occasional extended work hours, including some weekends. 

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree; experience (five years preferred) as an assistant in an office setting with complexity and high level demands, preferably in an educational environment, or other comparable experience. Experience with project management and the ability to work independently to see projects through to successful conclusion are essential.

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

  • Principles and practices of office management and records maintenance
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment
  • Computer operating systems and software involving word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email and social media
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

The applicant must be able to:

  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others
  • Employ the utmost discretion in matters relating to personnel
  • Quickly learn and adapt to the administrative functions and practices of the college, especially the Shared Governance system (faculty/administration)
  • Manage and maintain schedules
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Prepare memos, letters, agendas, expense statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software
  • File and retrieve (using physical and electronic methods) college documents, records, and reports
  • Work effectively to meet demanding schedules and multiple timelines
  • Work independently with little direction
  • Employ sound judgment and a sense of timeliness in completing tasks
  • Relate effectively to people of varied age, academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy
  • Plan both regular and special events for the Office of the Provost

Salary and Benefits

Compensation includes salary commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package to include health insurance and a tax-deferred retirement plan. 

To Apply Email a letter of interest, a resume, and the names and addresses of three references to Carole Lister, Director of Human Resources: listercb@wofford.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Coordinator of College Access and Success Programs

REPORTS TO: the Director of Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) and the Dean of Student Success
WORK SCHEDULE: Usually 8:30 – 5:00, weekdays, with an hour lunch (37.5 hours/week), with occasional weekend and evening responsibilities

The Coordinator, in partnership with both departments (CCBL and Student Success), will develop, administer, assess, and generally “be the face of” Wofford’s new college access and success programs, funded by a recent grant award.* The programs are: 1) a near-peer college access mentoring partnership with area youth-serving community organizations; 2) a college readiness and success summer camp for incoming Wofford students; and 3) a pool of resources set aside to help first-generation and lower-income students transition successfully to Wofford and access high impact practices at Wofford.

S/he will also serve as a student success coach and will need to be alert to additional opportunities to engage and collaborate with others on campus and/or in the community around issues of educational attainment. For example, s/he may serve as an Instructor in Wofford’s First Year Interface (FYI) program. Although the position reports to both departments, it is housed within the CCBL. As a member of the CCBL team, s/he will also have occasional responsibilities to support all of the CCBL programs, alongside his/her other primary duties.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelors degree (Masters is preferred);
  • Mature judgment, deep integrity, a strategic mindset, professional demeanor and sensitivity in working with diverse stakeholders – students, family members of students, student-leaders (e.g., College Access Fellows and near-peer mentors), campus administrators, community partners, colleagues at other institutions of higher education in Spartanburg, etc.;
  • Experience with strategic planning, project development and management, collaboration, and program assessment – especially to achieve a social aim; 
  • Experience with mentoring, coaching, and/or teaching; and
  • Passion for the fulfillment of social justice through education.

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. In fact, Wofford is actively recruiting diverse faculty, staff, and students in accordance with the College President’s new strategic plan for diversity. We welcome applications from ethnic minorities, Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to its diversity. 

TO APPLY: Please send letter of interest, resume and 3 references to Dr. Boyce Lawton, Dean of Student Success, at LawtonBM@wofford.edu, not later than Friday, February 17th, 2017.

* Grant funding for this position after the first year is contingent upon satisfactory implementation of the grant proposal. 


Resident Director

Status: Full-time, 10-month appointment August 1st - May 31st
Department: Student Affairs
Reports to: Director of Residence Life and the Associate Director of Residence Life

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 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, 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 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 Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life. Candidates are encouraged to identify the areas they have an interest or expertise.

Diversity and Inclusion
Greek Life
Student Activities
Wellness Center

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, 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 $1,200 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. 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. Demario Watts, Associate Director of Residence Life, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663. You may also email applications to wattsdl@wofford.edu.