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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.
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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.
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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:
In addition to the responsibilities above, requirements for this position 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
Preferred qualifications 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
- 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.
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.
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 email@example.com .
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.
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.
- Develop, create, and supervise activities and programs of an educational, recreational, cultural, and academic nature.
- 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.
- Provide academic and personal support to students through intensive student interaction and by being visible in the residence hall.
- Supervise a staff of 7-10 undergraduate RA.
- Facilitate weekly staff meetings, conduct regular one-on-one meetings with staff members, and maintain accurate RA files.
- Track RA programming budgets and RA programming.
- Maintain records of Room Condition Reports and Hall Damages.
- Assist in the selection, training and evaluation of Residence Life Staff. Assist with the development and participation of RA training.
- Participate in an “on-call” schedule including weeknight and weekend coverage.
- Make rounds through buildings and campus on a varied basis.
- Provide back-up support to other RDs in case of illness, vacation or emergency.
- Respond to crisis and emergency situations as necessary.
- Earn CPR and First Aid certification and be willing to call upon these skills if necessary during emergency situations.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Follow up with maintenance concerns to Maintenance Office and Director of Residence Life.
- Maintain and update inventory of all equipment and furnishings in the residence hall.
- Responsible for the safety and welfare of students including completing Health & Safety inspections, weekly building inspections, and daily building tours.
- Attend regular staff meetings with Residence Life Staff, the Student Affairs Staff, and various college events.
- Assist the Office of Student Affairs with communication as needed by creating databases, spreadsheets, word documents, and through advertisements, phone, email, and mailings.
- 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.
- Complete 20 hours in the Student Affairs Office through a coordinated assignment (listed below).
- Perform and assist with central Office of Residence Life duties as assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned by working as a member of a team.
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
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. Demario Watts, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663. You may also email applications to WattsDL@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.
For information on Wofford College, view our web site at http://www.wofford.edu.