Staff Positions

Hartwick College employees are dedicated to supporting student learning and personal development.

Whether it is helping students adjust to the challenges of college life, encouraging them as they achieve academic success; attending student productions, art shows, or Senior Thesis presentations; delivering student mail; or guiding them through the job or graduate school search, Hartwick staff are committed to providing a safe, challenging, and supportive environment in which students gain knowledge from experiences they never dreamed possible.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.

To apply for a position listed below, please submit one single pdf copy of your application materials inclusive of the content below.

All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Director of Human Resources, at with [Position Title] in the subject line. Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.




Assistant Athletic Trainer

Date: July 13, 2018
Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer (2)

Description: Hartwick College is seeking to fill two full-time Assistant Athletic Trainer positions. The College offers 16 sports at the NCAA Division III level including football. This is a 10-month, annually renewable position beginning August 1, 2018.

Responsibilities: Assistant athletic trainer is responsible for assisting the head athletic trainer with management of the comprehensive sports medicine program. Will assist with the provision of athletic training services including prevention, care, and rehabilitation; provide medical care during practices, home contests, and selected away competitions; assist with the supervision of student assistants; and work cooperatively with the team physician(s), Director of College Health Services, and coaches for the health and welfare of all student-athletes participating on the College’s sanctioned athletic teams.

These positions will also include additional responsibilities as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer and/or Director of Athletics. Preference will be given to candidates possessing the required degree or certifications in the following areas:

  • Serve as a member of the strength and conditioning coaching staff (strength and conditioning certification from a nationally recognized certification program i.e. CSCS, SCCC)
    Oversee the First Aid/CPR certifications of all head and assistant coaches (American Red Cross Instructor Certification)
    Teach in the College’s physical education program (Master’s Degree)

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Experience at the Collegiate level preferred.

  • National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) required.
  • First-Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR/AED certified.
  • NYS Athletic Trainer licensure or eligible.
  • Professional Strength and Conditioning certification preferred.
  • First-Aid/CPR instructor certification preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable through the College.

Candidates should possess excellent leadership, role modeling, organizational, interpersonal, time management, and written and verbal communication skills. Ability to multi-task and handle a job with a daily change of pace; supervisory skills a plus. General computer skills required including Microsoft software (Word, Office, Excel, etc.). Must have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA regulations as they relate to sports medicine.


Campus Safety Officer (2)

Date: October 30, 2018
Title: Campus Safety Officer (2 positions; one full-time and one part-time)

Description:  The Campus Safety Officer provides a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors and all other members of the Hartwick College Community.  Campus Safety Officers are responsible for protecting the property and assets of Hartwick College and the personal property of faculty, students and staff living and working on Campus; enforcing the rules, regulations and policies of Hartwick College in a fair and equal manner; and assisting the local authorities and outside agencies with any investigations into wrongdoing, which affects the campus.  In order to accomplish these duties, a safety officer must be on campus at all times, 24/7.   Officers patrol the campus, residence halls and the area immediately surrounding the campus, as well as monitor the blue light system on campus for any safety concerns. 


  • Perform safety and security patrols
  • Enforce college policies and regulations 
  • Provide aid and assistance in emergencies 
  • Respond to, investigate and prepare reports on criminal complaints, fire alarms, injuries, accidents and illnesses
  • Lock and unlock campus buildings as required 
  • Provide safety and medical escorts to students, staff and faculty when requested 
  • Patrols, inspections and investigations require frequent inside and outdoor routing in all types of weather conditions; foot, vehicle and stationary patrols required; possible exposure to hazardous materials, severe weather conditions and physical confrontations with unstable persons and individuals who are violating laws and regulations. 
  • Work closely with other safety officers, student assistants, resident advisors, area coordinators, maintenance personnel, college administrators, local law enforcement agencies and emergency services.

Qualifications: NYS Security Guard License required. Must be able to operate all equipment and systems used by the Campus Safety Department including computers, portable radios, surveillance cameras, telephone switchboard, typewriters, fire alarms, suppression systems and emergency equipment.   Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the College.   Good physical condition required, including hearing, eyesight and walking ability.   Able to work well under stressful conditions, and able to quickly and effectively assess and react to emergency situations.  Good interpersonal, verbal and writing skills.

Coordinator of Equal Opportunity Employment 

Date: May 11, 2018
Title: Coordinator of Equal Opportunity Employment

DescriptionThis is a key position in the Office of Human Resources. The Coordinator of Equal Opportunity Employment is responsible for enhancing the College’s commitment to a diversified workforce by implementing recruiting strategies and programs that promote diversity and inclusion.  The Coordinator will assist in the establishment of best practices for recruiting and retaining a more diverse faculty and staff.  The Coordinator will serve as liaison between the Office of Human Resources and others on campus to further diversity and inclusion within the campus community to create dialog on diversity issues affecting the College, as well as build relationships with key recruiting sources with an ultimate goal to increase the pool of diverse applicants.  The Coordinator will contribute to the overall success of the Office of Human Resources and the College by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.  This position reports to the Director of Human Resources.


  • Work with the Director of Human Resources to create a clear strategy for recruiting, selecting and sustaining a more diverse workforce
  • Establish a pool of recruiting sources and outreach strategies for position vacancies
  • Identify and develop relationships with key departments, organizations and associations with a focus on creating a more diverse employee population
  • Identify and facilitate the availability of faculty and staff with diverse perspectives and experiences to participate in advisory committees and search committees
  • Develop and implement effective training programs for search committees and others involved in recruitment activities to ensure compliance with EEO procedures and regulations.
  • Serve as an effective and engaged advocate in the development of programs that recognize and promote cultural awareness, and unconscious bias training
  • Periodically review and update policies and procedures related to discrimination, diversity, inclusion, recruitment and equity
  • Serve as liaison with other offices that manage diversity, equity and inclusion including AccessAbility Services, Student Experience, Academic Affairs and the Office of Intercultural Affairs
  • Serve as a resource for advisement and consultation on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Consult with and advise hiring managers on issues related to hiring a more diverse workforce
  • Monitor applicant pool through electronic voluntary, self-identification survey and other methods
  • Track and maintain EEO reports, advise others on the thorough completion of EEO reports
  • Monitor candidate pool on national level through places such as Higher Ed Jobs and Inside Higher Ed Jobs, and others, for candidates searching for positions open at Hartwick; make recommendations to departments searching to attract an inclusive applicant pool
  • Assist with onboarding and retention processes
  • Serve on campus committees that support diversity, such as the Jimeson Fellows Program (when reinstated) and the College Wide Diversity Committee
  • Serve as a trained investigator/adjudicator as appointed
  • Participate in significant campus activities including Commencement Weekend
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Office of Human Resources and the College by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated experience in human resources functions and implementing diversity initiatives and understanding of the implications of diversity and inclusion in the workplace; strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; effective listening skills; ability to assess needs and develop and present training workshops; and organizational and problem solving skills. Must be able to build strong, customer-focused relationships with internal and external constituents.

Experience in higher education, and with Title IX, Title VII, ADA, EEO/AA preferred. Professional certification (PHR; SHRM-CP) or Diversity Management certification is a plus.

The successful candidate will be able to relate to diverse groups, cultures and individuals with ease. Have the ability to identify pools through various sourcing channels. Deal tactfully and persuasively with College personnel and others to resolve program issues that are often controversial and sensitive in nature; including the ability to understand the views, values, and perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds. Have knowledge of employment-related laws, principles, theories and trends; and substantive knowledge of federal and state EEO laws and experience in their application. Proven ability to design and conduct EEO trainings and workshops; and create written reports that clearly present a thorough analysis and conclusion of evidence. Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, including writing, proof reading, and speaking required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is expected.

Director of the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation 

Date: August 16, 2018
Title: Director of the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation

Description: The Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation (GCCI) builds upon Hartwick’s longstanding commitment to experiential learning and the Liberal Arts in Practice. The inaugural Director of the Center will lead and advance a culture of collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship at Hartwick College.  The Director will inspire innovative thinking, support collaborative learning, and model key tenets of the Hartwick mission: “curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage, and an enduring passion for learning.” Success in this position will be the measurable increase in the demonstrated capacity of students and employees to inspire, make, and leverage change to meet their personal goals and the goals of the College.

The position reports to the President of the College.  The Director will work with the President, the College’s senior leadership team, and a GCCI cross-campus advisory committee to fully develop and implement the strategic direction for the new Griffiths Center for Collaboration and Innovation (GCCI). The Director will lead the advisory committee, guide development and delivery of programs; provide daily operational oversight for each facet of the GCCI, and work to develop programming for newly established Innovation Stations on the Hartwick Campus.  The Director will forge alliances with the College’s various communities and constituencies, including the greater Oneonta business and non-profit community, as well as Hartwick’s 18,000 alumni in order to enhance the learning of Hartwick students.


  • Engage and support faculty, staff, and students in the development of new experiential learning activities designed to foster creativity and collaboration among students and between various groups (faculty, staff, students, local business owners, alumni, and governmental officials and agencies)
  • Develop and deliver new programming that encourages cross-campus collaboration in innovative activities.
  • Engage faculty across the disciplines and support their efforts to develop innovative coursework that encourages entrepreneurship.
  • Identify and recruit campus speakers to increase campus and community exposure to and understanding of innovative thinking and initiatives across professional fields.
  • Catalyze and support others’ efforts to provide students in all majors with experience in and exposure to a wide range of collaborative innovation opportunities.
  • Oversee the College’s participation in Stanford’s University Innovation Fellows program (UIFs) and mentor the students who qualify for the program in their related initiatives and outreach.
  • Develop and manage a cadre of Student Ambassadors who will advocate for and support greater innovation and collaboration on campus.
  • Work with Career Development staff and faculty to identify internship and post-grad opportunities for students in areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Identify prospects for entrepreneurs-in-residence and innovators-in-residence, working with faculty to integrate such perspectives into their coursework.
  • In these and other ways, increase student engagement with entrepreneurs and innovators in the Oneonta area, greater New York, and beyond.
  • Work with College Advancement staff to raise the visibility of and promote the GCCI, and assist in fundraising for the GCCI, including collaborative solicitation of corporate and foundation grant proposals and individual major gifts.
  • Develop and manage budgets to support the GCCI Innovation Stations.
  • Develop programs and assess the need for additional staff to support the GCCI; determine the ROI of expansion. Direct and evaluate future GCCI staff with respect to programs and initiatives of the Center.
  • Assist in the full implementation of Hartwick225: Students First planning effort (2018) as appropriate and needed.

Qualifications:  Doctoral degree preferred, though candidates with a Master’s degree and a strong combination of qualities and experiences will be considered.  The ideal candidate will have a record of creativity and open-mindedness, and the demonstrated ability to collaborate with, lead, and motivate others. Experience with developing and leading entrepreneurial efforts is required, including a background in design thinking.  Proven program development and project management skills and demonstrated experience in budget management are required; managerial experience that includes new venture development in a commercial or non-profit setting is preferred.  Experience in an academic setting that includes direct engagement with students, faculty and others is also preferred.  The successful candidate will be an active listener with excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills.  S/he will be a person of resourcefulness and flexibility who is adept at outreach and team building.

Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Date: September 5, 2018
Title: Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Description:  Under the supervision of the President, the Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness provides leadership and direction on a broad range of institutional research activities and initiatives that impact institutional decision making.  In this role, the Director serves as the primary source of institutional data for the President, Senior Leadership Team and Board of Trustees in monitoring the College’s overall health and progress.  The Director coordinates, monitors, advises on and supports all institutional and educational assessment activities, and advises the faculty Committee on the Assessment of General Education.

The Director provides leadership and support for institutional research activities including, but not limited to, working with senior level administrators and faculty to design and implement a comprehensive program of institutional research and analysis to support enrollment, advancement, financial management, assessment and accreditation and other operations.  The Director will bring to his/her work: experience in research and reporting, statistical analysis, research methods, survey research and working with large databases; an ability to report findings succinctly in understandable narrative, graphs, tables and/or charts; experience with assessment of student learning/educational effectiveness and institutional progress; and an understanding of trends and issues in higher educations, particularly as they relate to private, liberal arts colleges.


Institutional Research & Effectiveness (70%)

  • Works with the President and the College’s Vice Presidents to develop and implement analytical approaches that support enrollment, advancement, financial management, assessment and accreditation and other functions of the College
  • Collect primary data on College performance. Plan and organize the collection of cycles and underlying factors that impact performance; design reports as appropriate statistical technique including, but not limited to, logistical, multivariate and multiple regression and structural equation modeling techniques
  • Create historical comparisons by collecting data for continual, ongoing assessment of institutional performance against agreed upon benchmarks.
  • Create and maintain in-depth and predictive models based upon historical data. Design and implement projections related to fundraising, budget and enrollment. 
  • Serve as the point of contact for requests from external sources for institutional reports.  Coordinate the College’s reporting requirements to state, federal and external agencies; respond to internal and external requests for institutional data; assemble, review, analyze and submit accurate and consistent information to institutional surveys such as US News and World Report, The College Board’s Annual Survey, Princeton Review, Peterson’s Guide etc.  Support all accreditation related compliance activities.
  • Research National trends in education using tools such as WICHE projections of high school students, national SAT and ACT data, ACE, AGB, HEDS, National Education Statistics, Enrollment Planning Service and data from the Institute for International Education, among other sources
  • Utilize external sources of data to prepare benchmark reports and peer comparisons.  Develop a data base of current and historical competitor performance data
  • Prepare detailed presentations
  • Support strategic planning efforts as directed by the President and in collaboration with colleagues throughout the institution
  • Participate in strategic and insightful decision making discussion with other members of the senior staff
  • Communicate complex issues and convey technical issues to non-technical personnel
  • Maintain a complex set of up to date documentation by project
  • Compile and maintain of institutional “fact book” and related web page data
  • Supervise an assistant and student interns
  • Perform other functions as assigned by the President

Academic and Administrative Assessment (30%)

  • Chairs the Campus-Wide Assessment Committee (CWAC) and is an ex officio member of the Committee on Assessment of General Education (CAGE)
  • Coordinate, monitor, advise on, support and assure all institutional and educational assessment activities.  Works collaboratively with and advise the faculty Committee on the Assessment of General Education. Leads faculty, staff, and administrators in designing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment
  • Guides and assists academic programs in their development and implementation of student learning outcomes assessment.
  • Provides formative feedback on department (academic and administrative) assessment plans and reports.
  • Works with faculty and administrators to foster continuous improvement in learning outcomes.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs, coordinates both annual and five-year Academic Program Review processes for academic departments.
  • Works with offices/departments across campus to prioritize, coordinate, implement, and evaluate professional development and educational improvement opportunities regarding assessment practices.
  • Compile and maintain assessment plans and reports for academic and administrative departments.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university; doctoral degree preferred
  • Proficient with SAS, SPSS, or equivalent analytic software package
  • Proficiency with relational databases, including the proven ability to merge data is required; working knowledge of Microsoft Access (including familiarity with query function)
  • Must be able to work with large datasets to produce t-statistics, odds ratios, logistic regression, correlations and other multivariate statistical analysis; must be familiar with or able to use AMOS structural equation modeling or comparable application
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Database management experience, especially in an enterprise management system environment
  • Experience and success in contextualizing research findings
  • Proven ability to attend to detail
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Ability to explain data to a broad and variously technically prepared audiences
  • Proven ability to multi-task, balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with college guide publications – U.S. News, Princeton Review, Peterson’s, College Board, etc. – and other higher education reporting requirements – Open Doors, IPEDS, HEDS, and NCAA etc.
  • Experience administering online surveys using php software – creation, execution and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse assessment methods
  • Experience with accreditation related assessment systems, requirements and reporting
  • Experience with accreditation and certification procedures preferably with MSCHE, NASAD, NASM, CCNE, ACS, CAEPNET, and NYSED
  • Experience providing project leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, administrators, staff, students, and other stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to be proactive and creative problem solver
  • Ability to work independently with strategic insight and the proven capacity to seek counsel and direction when necessary
  • Eagerness to work collaboratively and proven team orientation
  • Proven positive work ethic and professional attitude
  • Experience with and commitment to the ideals and advantages of a selective, independent, residential liberal arts college
  • Willingness and ability to work as necessary to complete projects is required.

Learning Specialist 

Date: September 17, 2018
Title: Learning Specialist     

Description:  Under the Supervision of the Director of AccessAbility Services, the Learning Specialist is responsible for managing student requests regarding accommodations in accordance with the ADA and Section 504. This position’s primary role is to serve students who have disabilities. These duties include, reviewing submitted confidential documentation that outlines diagnosis and learning needs, meeting with prospective and new families, coordinating and supervising the note-takers,  completing alternate format requests, orienting students to assistive technology and study skills strategies, assisting in the coordination of exam scheduling in CSS, and one-on-one meetings with students eligible for adjustments/modifications.   This is a full-time, 10-month appointment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Assist Director in evaluating documentation to determine disability status and accommodation eligibility. Assist Director in researching and data-gathering information regarding disability services.
  • Orientate students with disabilities to AccessAbility services and resources.
  • Provide 1-1 academic and success coaching to students with disabilities.
  • Coordinate test-taking accommodations, note-takers, and alternate text requests.
  • Train students with disabilities, staff and faculty on adaptive/assistive technology.  Research and implement assistive technology for students with disabilities
  • Provide guidance and resources to staff and faculty regarding students with disabilities. Provide workshops on learning support related topics.
  • Assist with early alert and other outreach for students with disabilities.
  • Serve on College-wide committees as determined by the Director of AccessAbility Services and/or Director of Retention.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of one-three years’ experience working in higher education or a related field. Candidate must have relevant experience in working with students with disabilities; record of academic leadership and management in a diverse institutional environment, and commitment to excellence.  Teaching experience preferred.


Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Date: September 12, 2018
Title: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Description: Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, seeks an experienced and highly qualified leader to assume the role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/VPAA). The Provost/VPAA reports directly to President Margaret L. Drugovich and will manage a multi-faceted division while serving as a key member of the College’s senior leadership team and the President’s Cabinet and working closely with the Board of Trustees, serving as the senior staff liaison to the Academic Program Committee.  The College seeks a leader who values experience-enhanced liberal arts education, and is prepared to promote and support pedagogical innovation, undergraduate research, international study, and career and internship development, as well as the development of graduate, certificate programs and online educational offerings.

The Provost/VPAA is the College’s Chief Academic Officer and the President’s primary advisor on academic matters, providing future-oriented, innovative and strategic leadership for the College’s academic program. The Provost/VPAA will lead and work collaboratively with the faculty to establish and execute on priorities for Hartwick’s academic programs and activities, and ensure the quality of all academic offerings.  The Provost/VPAA oversees all academic programs as well as academic support areas including: Academic Advising; Library; Center for Professional, Service, and Global Engagement; Center for Student Success; and several programs and other areas of operation, including the Honors Program, Yager Museum of Art & Culture and the Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution; a record of teaching, scholarship and service commensurate with the rank of full professor; and significant, relevant and progressively responsible experience in academic administration.  Additionally, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to a student-centered, experience enhanced, holistic approach to liberal arts education that underscores excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship, and service to the College and the community as well as personal enjoyment in being a visible, approachable and actively involved leader both on and off campus.

Hartwick’s expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, experiential learning, and the immersive experience of its Pine Lake Environmental Campus. Through a range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, college-led study abroad opportunities, and a January Term that provides global learning experience, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the unpredictable challenges ahead.  The College’s innovative Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree program has gained national attention.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 17, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae/resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. In addition, a statement is required addressing how past, and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement ( Each document should be sent as a separate attachments via email to the Hartwick College consultants Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D. and Jennifer G. Bauer at the email address  The consultants can be reached through the desk of Angela Bettis at (301)654-5070. 



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