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 1,400 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 two single pdf copies of your application materials. One of these copies should have any and all reference to your name redacted. The other copy should leave any reference to your name intact. Both copies should be inclusive of the content below.

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (
  • and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor) 

All materials should be sent electronically to Jarvis McCowin, Coordinator of Inclusion, 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.

See an Example of a Redacted CV

Associate Director for Student Athlete Success

Date: November 8, 2017
Title: Associate Director for Student Athlete Success 

Description: Reporting to the Dean of Retention, the Associate Director for Student Athlete Success serves on the Center for Student Success team and provides academic support and coaching for student athletes and other students as needed.   The primary responsibility for this position is to ensure successful academic performance, retention and graduation of student athletes.  This includes working with new student athletes as they are transitioning into college through graduation by assisting with Welcome Weekend and Wick 101; providing academic coaching and support to student athletes who are needing academic support; facilitating probation program; helping students who are no longer athletes transition off the team and get re-connected at Hartwick and assisting athletic coaches with discussing Hartwick’s academic program with prospective students.  This position works within the Center for Student Success team and serves as a liaison for the Center with Athletics, Registrar, HEART Committee, Admissions, Academic Advising and Student Affairs.


  • In collaboration with athletic coaches, implements academic support to include academic and career counseling for student athletes; individual and team study sessions; tutoring services; interventions through the early alert system and 4/7 week grades; maintains communications with faculty relating to academic progress.  Conducts transition coaching for students who are leaving athletic teams and need to find new connections at Hartwick.

  • Assists in planning and implementing Welcome Weekend and pre-season orientation activities for student athletes as well as serving as a Wick 101 coach for student athletes.

  • Assists student athletes who are on academic probation via facilitating Success Strategies course and/or creating academic recovery plans that are appropriate for their major.

  • Works with Student Success Specialist to develop and implement academic support programs and services in such areas as study skills, time management, life skills and career planning.

  • Lead sessions with prospective athletes to explain the academic programs at Hartwick.

  • Serves as a liaison to ensure collaboration between Center for Student Success with Athletics, Admissions, Registrar, Residence Life, HEART Committee and Student Affairs.

  • Coordinates summer scheduling process for all incoming first year students in conjunction with the Academic Advising office.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 3-5 years of experience, Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of working with student athletes to improve academic performance.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and policies related to academic eligibility.
  • Individual advising or counseling of students (high school or college).
  • Ability to work in partnership with colleagues and faculty.
  • Strong writing and verbal skills.
  • Commitment to working with diverse individuals.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel as well as Google Drive/Documents.
  • Clean driving record and valid driver’s license.

Campus Safety Officer 

Date: November 29, 2017
Title: Campus Safety Officer

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 campus, residence halls as well as surrounding area to campus as well as monitor the blue light system around 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.

Chief Marketing Officer

Date: November 3, 2017
Title: Chief Marketing Officer

Description:  The Chief Marketing Officer will build and reinforce the College’s reputation, increase its visibility among key target audiences, and enhance its competitive position in higher education through the development, implementation and oversight of a clearly defined and articulated marketing communications strategy.


  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the College’s marketing, communications, and branding initiatives in support of its mission, values, and goals;
  • Create a comprehensive marketing communications strategy, which will include quantifiable goals that encompass all College areas and produce an integrative system of effective marketing to all stakeholders;
    • Create and produce integrated marketing programs and processes across multimedia channels;
    • Analyze, evaluate, plan and execute both existing and potential marketing activities and strategies;
    • Consider new marketing and communications practices and technologies and provide leadership in implementing new practices or modifying existing practices to benefit the institution;
      • Identify and recommend emerging marketing initiatives, including but not limited to co-branding, to advance the College.
  • Create and coordinate the implementation of integrated, outcomes-based marketing and communications plans across the College;
    • Collaborate with College leaders on all aspects of multifaceted marketing communications efforts
      • including, but not limited to, Enrollment Management and College Advancement;
    • Directly oversee media relations, social media, and web development functions, including the personnel associated with these activities; provide support and mentoring to other College employees who have communication related responsibilities
  • Develop, implement and monitor the College’s uniform brand reinforcement strategy, engaging all campus communications partners to assure comprehensive, consistent and compelling brand reinforcement
    • Develop and implement the College’s brand strategy in a cost-effective and timely manner to ensure maximum exposure of core College marketing messages;
  • Proactively advise the President and other senior leaders on branding and communications strategy, including crisis communications, internal communications and communications with external stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of implemented and potential marketing activities and strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field, Master’s degree preferred; degree(s) in other fields will be considered in light of related experience;
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in marketing management and implementation, preferably at a college or university or with an agency that serves higher education;
  • Demonstrated skill in strategic marketing, planning and innovative problem-solving;
  • Demonstrated positive, collegial and collaborative work style;
  • Detail oriented with the demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills;
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital and traditional marketing;
  • Demonstrated ability to employ both digital and traditional marketing techniques to meet strategic objectives;
  • A desire to add value, every day.

Clinical Coordinator  

Date: November 8, 2017
Title: Clinical Coordinator 

Description: Hartwick College’s fully accredited B.S. in Nursing program invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month administrative appointment as Clinical Coordinator for the Nursing Department.  Under the supervision of the Department Chair, the Clinical Coordinator is responsible for operational details related to the planning, coordination and evaluation of faculty supervised and precepted clinical/field experiences including externships and internships. 


  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with actual and potential clinical affiliates and agency personnel
  • Collaborate with the Course Coordinator to arrange clinical placements/ clinical placement schedules
  • Collaborate with Chairperson, Course Coordinator, or designee to plan, coordinate and evaluate senior capstone experiences
  • Manage operations (files, filing systems, communications) related to attestation of clinical clearance of students and faculty; ensure timely communication, facilitate access to health services and training as necessary; maintain and update records, communicate compliance concerns
  • Work with the Course Coordinators, and the Chairs of the Curriculum and Evaluation/Assessment Committees to collect data to evaluate clinical teaching and clinical learning experiences
  • Facilitate on and off campus labs/clinical as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse in the State of New York with a current unencumbered license, a minimum of three years of clinical nursing experience, and current CPR certification.  Previous teaching experience/work with college students or graduate nurses is preferred.  Candidates must possess strong interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work well as a member of an aligned professional team, and basic computer skills. Use of curricular technologies, LMS, computer skills-Microsoft, Datatel, and Excel is also desirable.

Faculty Secretary

Date: January 15, 2018
Title: Faculty Secretary for English, Modern Languages, Psychology and Theatre Arts

Description: Under the supervision of the Executive Assistant to the Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, and the chairs of each department, the Faculty Secretary is responsible for multiple tasks that are required in order for faculty to fulfill their position in educating students during the academic year.  This is a part-time, 12 month position, located in Clark Hall.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include performing a variety of word processing tasks, such as letters, minutes, exams, class materials, questionnaires, reports, journals, programs, etc.  The Faculty Secretary assists department chairs with department budgets, material requisitions, and reconciling discrepancies.  Assists department chairs with scheduling needs, such as meetings and events.   Responsible for ordering office supplies, desk copies, and office nameplates.  Faculty Secretary is responsible for updating portions of the department web pages as needed.  Pickup and deliver mail and parcels from the Copy Center.  Provide support with faculty recruitment.  Assists the Office of Academic Affairs with the collection of course syllabi, office hours information, and data entry.  Serves as a liaison between faculty and Aramark Facilities regarding work orders and building maintenance concerns, and between faculty and Information Technology regarding media requests and repairs.  Supervises work study students to assist with above responsibilities. Create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a High School Diploma or GED, and at least three years of secretarial experience.

The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows Software, and website CMS software, such as WordPress.  Individual must have a high level of verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work with multiple supervisors.  Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize duties, and have strong organizational skills.

While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, but will also walk daily to access departments on various floors and to navigate campus.  Duties also include lifting light to moderate weight packages.  The ability to hear and speak is essential for daily telephone and face-to-face communications.


Major Gifts Officer 

Date: November 16, 2017
Title: Major Gifts Officer

Description:  Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, the Major Gifts Officer will personally manage a portfolio of approximately 125 of the College’s donor prospects and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure proper identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of those prospects.  The Major Gifts Officer is also responsible for establishing and managing regional affinity programs for Hartwick College with guidance and support from the Engagement team and the Vice President for College Advancement. 

Responsibilities:  The Major Gifts Officer will cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects; and collaborate with all College Advancement colleagues, members of the Board of Trustees, and key volunteers regarding cultivation and solicitation strategies following Hartwick moves management procedures.  The Major Gifts Officer will organize, implement, and manage affinity giving programs with assistance from the Engagement Team.  Provide thoughtful, consistent and appropriate stewardship through timely submission of reports.  Create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents.  Participate in all College Advancement activities which include but are not limited to donor events, and campus activities if called upon.  Regular travel and staffing of events (True Blue, Commencement, etc) during evenings and on weekends.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of five (5) years’ of related experience including cultivation and solicitation of individual donors.  Candidates with relevant experience in corporate sales and marketing will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have the ability to develop strategies to achieve fundraising goals, analyze results, and adjust plans to reflect those results are essential skills.  Must have a high level of communication skills, verbally and written across multiple disciplines.  Ability to work independently on complex projects and yet maintain close connection with colleagues from all departments.  Must have the ability to meet deadlines.  Supervisor experience a plus.  Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills.  Integrity and professionalism.  Knowledge of foundation, corporate and government grand making.  Understanding of budgets and resource allocation; knowledge of Microsoft Software (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook); and must be able to use all types of standard office equipment.

Staff Nurse 

Date: November 29, 2017
Title: Staff Nurse

Description: Hartwick College is seeking a diverse pool of applicants for the role of staff nurse at the Perrella Health Center. The staff nurse utilizes nursing skills and knowledge to assist a diverse population of students to realize optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being by facilitating preventative health care, assisting with care of ill or injured students, and promoting healthcare education that assists students to become educated consumers of health services.  The staff nurse also plays a role in ensuring students are in compliance with College, State, and Federal regulations regarding health requirements and in the day to day office responsibilities of a busy health clinic.


  • Facilitation of medical visits obtaining appropriate pre visit data
  • Implementation of treatment plans: Obtain and label lab specimens (may include venipuncture), label medications, provide vaccinations, provide education, document for billing/insurance and statistical tracking purposes, facilitate the referral process
  • Scheduling nurse and provider appointments:
  • Documentation of all health care interactions in an accurate and timely manner
  • Review of student health forms and immunization records
  • Assisting with the day to day office responsibilities of a busy health clinic
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Commencement Weekend
  • Assisting with health requirement review and care of youth summer sports campers

Qualifications: The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a dedication to customer service and provision of health care services to a diverse student population while interacting as a member of the health care team. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work well as a member of an aligned professional team, and basic computer skills. Minimum requirements for this position are a current NYS license as an LPN with at least 2 years of clinical nursing experience. Experience in phlebotomy is preferred. Computer skills and the ability to utilize an electronic medical record are necessary.   Candidates must meet all current mandated NYS professional nursing requirements including being current in infection control and holding CPR certification. A valid driver’s license is required.

Student Success Specialist 

Date: October 16, 2017
Title: Student Success Specialist 

Description:  The Student Success Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing and assessing tutoring, progressive instruction and UNIT learning support services. Responsible for selection and training of all peer tutors. Coordinates workshops, teaches Success Strategies, and implements probation initiatives. Serves as an academic coach for students through Wick 101 as well as providing support to students identified through early alert, 4/7 week grades and recruit back initiatives.


  • Responsible for developing, implementing and assessing the tutoring, progressive instruction and UNIT learning support services. Responsible for selection and training of all peer tutors.
  • Teaches multiple sections of Success Strategies 101, and Jump Start. Serves as a transitions coach for probationary students. In collaboration with the Associate Director, develops and implements curriculum associated with the probation program. Assesses all programs as appropriate.
  • Assists with the 3333, 4/7 week grade and recruit back outreach. Serves as a Wick 101 coach.
  • Assesses the needs of Hartwick’s student population as related to academic skills and dispositions and plans, facilitates and/or coordinates workshops and other resource to help students improve their skills.
  • Maintain good customer service standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college, university, or technical school with at 1-3 years’ of experience.
  • Experience with individual coaching or counseling of students (high school or college).
  • Ability to work in partnership with colleagues and faculty.
  • Strong writing and verbal skills.
  • Commitment to working with diverse individuals.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel; and Google Drive/Documents.


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