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 and employment 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.

  • A cover letter;
  • A resume; 
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/); and
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu 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 continue until the position is filled.

 

 

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Operations- temporarily suspended 

Date: February 28, 2020
Title: Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Operations

Description:  The Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Operations will be involved in all aspects of the graduate admissions process.  This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to relate to a broad range of constituents (students, faculty, external career offices, industry partners, etc.), an appreciation for and sensitivity to a variety of background and traditions from which graduate students may come, and the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively. 

Responsibilities:

  • Organizes special events, travels to career fairs, conducts information sessions, interacts with and assesses prospective student leads; plans and implements various on and off campus programs and initiatives; builds and maintains relationships with other colleges and the industry.
  • Performs queries, reviews and extracts prospective leads information from marketing campaigns and career/job platforms; enters prospective leads data into the appropriate software program in a timely and accurate manner; processes applications and completion documents received from the graduate application and all other sources.
  • Review, extract and enter information from inquiry forms and other lead sources into Salesforce; performs data integrity checks to detect duplicate records and cleans up data; identifies and resolves errors in data being sent from Salesforce to Datatel through Axiom.
  • Performs queries on existing graduate applications and other communications related to enrollment management; tracks, reviews and processes graduate applications and enrollment deposits.
  • Generates and maintains communications with prospective students, career counselors and other constituents to positively impact graduate enrollment.
  • Answers admission inquiries from prospective students, career counselors, and others; manages the communication plan to steward prospective students through the admissions funnel; ensures all communications are processed in a timely manner at all stages of the admissions funnel.
  • Assesses graduate applications for completeness and compliance with the program requirements; communicates with registrar offices for transcript requests to complete application files; prepares applications for faculty review and enters admissions decision including acceptances, denies and files that need to be held for additional materials in order for an admissions decision to be made.
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements for this position include a high school diploma or GED with at least five (5) years of experience in a similar office setting.  A Bachelor’s degree and experience working in student recruitment are preferred.

Must have a high level of verbal and written communication skills; keyboarding experience/proficiency; and organizational and time management skills.  A demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, basic filing systems and information systems (Datatel, Salesforce) are preferred.  A willingness to learn new software is required.  Presentation skills; ability to effectively present information publicly; experience with virtual presentations and videoconference planning and implementation is a plus.  Must have a willingness to communicate with prospects, career counselors, internal staff and faculty on a daily basis in a friendly courteous manner, and the ability to create and maintain positive relationships.  The position requires a willingness to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.  Employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Operations] 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 continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Director of Student Engagement – temporarily suspended

Date: March 5, 2020
Title: Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Description:  The Assistant Director of Student Engagement is responsible for coordinating and leading a comprehensive campus programming plan. The position assists students, faculty and staff in the organization of campus wide social, cultural, and recreational programs for the Hartwick College community, and. This person is expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations. As a representative of the College, this person is expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus. 

Responsibilities:

Coordinates and leads the efforts of the Campus community in developing a compressive programming plan.

  • Leadership role in assuring campus wide programming efforts are in the best interest of student while collaborating faculty, and staff in planning programs across Campus.
  • Leads programming efforts geared toward new students during the first six weeks of the fall term, January term, and the first four weeks of spring term.
  • Oversee the use and functionality of Hartlink (software for registration, finance and event registration).
  • Oversee advising structure and act as primary advisor and resource to the Student Government Association, its committees and liaison to 60 + student clubs
  • Serve as the functional supervisor of faculty and staff student club/organizations advisors
  • Oversee the Student Government Association financial records; ensuring adherence to administrative and financial policies for an annual Student Activities budget of approximately $500,000, providing strong oversight on financial practices.
  • Serve as a risk manager for campus activities and student groups
  • Research, create and develop trainings that focus on institutional policy and practice regarding insurance and risk management, voter registration and federal/state compliance around programming for political activities (elections, “state of” addresses, constitution day etc.) and spontaneous world events or crisis (ie. 9/11, weather emergencies).
  • Negotiates entertainment contracts with outside agencies.
  • Maintains positives relationships with outside businesses that are involved with campus activities.
  • Advise Hartwick Campus Activities Board (HCAB) and oversees all events
  • Provide event and leadership advising to student groups
  • Collaborate with the Director of Student and Community Engagement with large scale/major annual events affiliated with Student Experience
  • Assistant Director must be available for evening and weekend events, meetings, and programs
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus

Actively serves on campus committees such as campus theme, Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, Commencement, and Scholarship Showcase.

Serves as Campus liaison (with Student Senate) to the Oneonta Public Transit Authority.

  • Overseeing contractual obligations
  • Marketing of services to students
  • Assessment of services

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a Masters degree from an accredited college or university with at least three years experience in higher Education or related field.  Type of experience needed includes advising college students, event planning, public speaking, contract negotiation, ability to supervise students effectively, and ability to collaborate with many campus departments.   

Membership in a student affairs professional organization is preferred, most notably National Association of Campus Activities.

  • Proficient in Microsoft word and excel
  • Strong communication skills across multiple disciplines
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Public speaking skills necessary
  • High organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Experience in budget management
  • Event planning and teaching preferred

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit with extensive use of the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk for long periods of time when running various events.  This can sometimes be in hot or cold weather, for varying periods of time, multiple times per month.  The employee will occasionally have to lift up to 100 pounds.

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Assistant Director of Student Engagement] 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 continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Football Coach- Offensive Coordinator – temporarily suspended

Date: January 3, 2020
Title: Assistant Football Coach- Offensive Coordinator

Description: Under the supervision of the Head Coach, the Assistant Coach- Offensive Coordinator is working in the primary capacity of an educator, and will assist the Head Football Coach in all facets of a competitive NCAA football program. Will be responsible for coordinating the offense, coaching a position, as well as assisting the Head Football Coach with all aspects of the daily operation. Daily operations include but are not limited to recruiting, the organization and conduct of practices/competitions, fundraising, parent and alumni relations, retention, and duties associated with the overall administration of the program in accordance with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Hartwick College, Empire 8, NCAA, and other related association rules and regulations.  Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  The review of applications will begin immediately.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the offense within the philosophy and direction of the head coach.
  • Recruit student-athletes to the program, with a primary focus in Western New York, in accordance with College standards.
  • Work to retain and graduate student-athletes from the program and institution
  • Instruct student-athletes on the rules, fundamentals, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport by designing instructions for individual student-athletes and team needs. Collaborate with the head coach on coaching activities, including determining game strategy, coaching of student-athletes during games and practices, practice preparation, video work, and development of student athletes. Assess player’s skills, monitor players during competition and practice, and keep the head coach informed of the athletic performance of students.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Director of Athletics, including teaching PHED skill courses, and PE coaching courses.
  • Assist the head coach and department in the administrative functions of the program.  Administrative paperwork (travel expenses, compliance obligations, etc.) and general office work including emails and participating in department staff meetings.
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence, innovation and diversity in undergraduate teaching by building healthy relationships with the students, responding to their concerns, advising students both personally and academically, and contributing to their personal growth and academic success.
  • Take part in Community Service activities
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents.
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with between 1 and 3 years of experience in an assistant coaching position. The successful candidate must demonstrate effective teaching methods and be able to provide academic guidance and mentoring to scholar-athletes. The candidate 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 and be up to date with safety, rules and regulations and proper certifications. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable through the College. Certification in CPR and First Aid required.

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Assistant Football Coach- Offensive Coordinator] 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 continue until the position is filled.


Part-time Assistant Football Coach- Offensive Coordinator

Date: May 27, 2020
Title: Part-time Assistant Football Coach

Description: Under the supervision of the Head Coach, the Assistant Football Coach is responsible for on-field coaching for the fall season (practice/competition) and spring training/conditioning program with other duties as assigned by the head football coach and/or director of athletics in accordance with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Hartwick College, Empire 8, NCAA, and other related association rules and regulations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred with playing and/or coaching experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching methods and possess excellent leadership, role modeling, organizational and interpersonal skills, and must have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations. Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable through the College.

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with
[PT Assistant Football Coach] 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 continue until the position is filled.


Part-time Campus Safety Officer – temporarily suspended

Date: May 30, 2019
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 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. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus

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.

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Part-time Campus Safety Officer] 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 continue until the position is filled.

 


Controller

Date: January 21, 2020
Title: Controller

Description: Under the supervision of the Vice President for Finance, the Controller is responsible for leading and managing the accounting activities of the College.  The Controller supervises the Finance office, which includes student accounts, accounts payable, payroll and accounting.  The Controller is responsible for ensuring that the accounting records are maintained in accordance with GAAP, effective controls are maintained, risk mitigated and that the College uses its resources effectively and efficiently.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and oversight for the daily operations of the payroll, student accounts, accounts payable and general accounting areas within the finance office
  • Prepares and provides monthly and year end financial statements (internal and external)
  • Monitors and controls the fiscal policies and procedures of the College, ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the IRS and any other applicable regulations.  Protects assets by establishing, reviewing and enforcing internal controls
  • Oversees and manages daily cash activity.  Acts as the College’s liaison with the bank for day to day treasury operations
  • Plans, coordinates and acts as primary contact for the annual financial audit and also the Uniform Guidance audit of federal funds
  • Manages the financial component of federal grants and federal loan funds including monitoring and reviewing of expenses, governmental reporting and timely drawdowns of funds
  • Assists with preparing budgets
  • Provides support and financial information in response to needs of various constituencies including departmental chairs, senior management and Board of Trustees
  • Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
  • Additional job related duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with between 5 and 7 years of experience in a similar position or field.

Must have accounting experience in higher education, 3-5 years of supervisory experience, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.  A current CPA license is preferred.

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Controller] 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 continue until the position is filled.


Coordinator of Copy and Mail Services

Date: February 24, 2020
Title: Coordinator of Copy and Mail Services

Description: The Coordinator of Copy and Mail Services is responsible for supporting the activities of the Copy and Mail Center.  These activities include completing all copy and print requests from faculty, staff, and students, along with handling the mailing needs of all departments.  This position is also responsible for transcribing and sorting financial data regarding usage of Copy and Mail Center services.  Customer service is a top priority of the Copy and Mail Center, and therefore a crucial element of this position.

Responsibilities: 

  • Completes copying and printing requests from Hartwick faculty, staff, and students, along with giving advice on the most efficient way to format and print larger projects
  • Observes copy machine and printer quality. Calls proper technicians if there are issues with poor quality copies or prints or if machines appear to be operating at less-than-optimal performance
  • Performs other tasks such as binding booklets with a binding machine and using a large paper cutter to trim pages to specific size specifications
  • Prepares financial records summarizing each department’s use of copy and print services
  • Operates and maintains the large poster printer and coordinates the scheduling of large poster print requests
  • Processes mail using a mail meter machine while following guidelines set by the United States Postal Service
  • Prepares and ships packages through United Parcel Service using computer software and an attached scale
  • Scans tracking information for incoming packages into the QTrak system and routes notification emails to the appropriate recipient
  • Coordinates special handling and pick-up for incoming packages
  • Disseminates incoming UPSP mail into departmental mail slots for pick up
  • Maintains record of current inventory of supplies used by the Copy and Mail Center, including paper, copy machine and printer toner cartridges, tape, USPS and UPS shipping supplies, and various other items
  • Transcribes and sorts financial data summarizing each department’s use of the Copy and Mail Center
  • Knows basic and advanced copying and printing techniques and is able to instruct others on how to use the copy machines and large poster printer
  • Understands Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat and is able to make adjustments to digital files to produce printed copies or posters that meet customer expectations
  • Creates and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external constituents
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualification for this position is a high school diploma (Associate’s degree preferred).  The successful candidate will have general knowledge of computers and experience with Windows based software including Microsoft Office programs.  This position requires the lifting of large boxes weighing up to 50 pounds each is occasionally required. Some tasks, such as binding booklets, trimming paper, or feeding mail through the mail meter may require repetitive motions. The ability to hear customer’s requests over the noise of the office machines is essential. Vision, particularly the ability to identify and differentiate between colors, is also a requirement of the position.

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Coordinator of Copy and Mail Services] 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 continue until the position is filled.


Director of Campus Safety

Date: May 29, 2020
Title: Director of Campus Safety

Description:  Under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of Campus Safety assumes responsibility for the safety/security of the College’s population and property which includes approximately 1200 students, 350 faculty, staff and other employees and 21 buildings as well as the Pine Lake campus.  The Director supervises department personnel including 14 full and part time assistant director, safety officers, and dispatchers.  The Director administers security and policy enforcement operations, accident and crime prevention, environmental and fire safety activities; and parking.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead, plan, organize, manage and direct all activities of Campus Safety in accord with College procedures and policy, including hiring, training, direction, supervision and budget.
  • Direct and control 24/7 patrol of College property to prevent/detect crime to protect life/property, enforce rules/regulations and render service to the public
  • Conduct planning and research related to all aspects of Campus Safety
  • Oversee the investigation of all criminal activity on College property
  • Serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and primary investigator for Title IX matters
  • Maintain records of all incidents, accidents and safety problems
  • Maintain Clery records and file Annual Campus Safety/Security Report and Fire report
  • Coordinate and report on the annual state fire inspection with the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager. 
  • Oversee Key Control Program
  • Oversee Driver Approval Program and Van Training
  • Develop and assign employees to training programs that support policy enforcement, fire safety and AED training
  • Conduct performance evaluations and investigate complaints against members of the department
  • Conduct educational programs for students/staff in interest of crime, accident and fire prevention
  • Develop and maintain formal and informal communication with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and fire departments
  • Establish/maintain an effective vehicle registration and parking control program
  • Request assistance from outside agencies as appropriate to support the mission of Campus safety and the College
  • Produce, maintain, review, and update the Campus Safety Operations Manual; the Emergency Response/Crisis Management Manual; Driver Approval Program; and Risk Management issues;
  • Coordinate fire drills, first aid classes for Campus Safety members; serve as a representative of the college at meetings with safety and fire investigations
  • Keep abreast of and review state and federal legislation pertinent to safety on a college campus
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external constituents
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned 

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications for this position are a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university or technical school, and at least 10 years of experience in police, campus safety, or equivalent field, with five years of progressive supervisory experience.  State or local police background and an advanced degree is preferred.  A clean driving record and valid driver’s license is required.

The ideal candidate will have leadership and management skills sufficient to lead a staff operating on a 24/7 schedule; expensive investigative experience, including Title IX investigations, and the ability to handle crisis situations.   Time management skills, as well as the ability to work on multiple projects at once are necessary. Must have a high level of communication skills across multiple divisions, and the ability to relate to and interact effectively with diverse populations.  Sensitive administration of details pertaining to the safety of campus.  Lengthy training in accident prevention, fire safety, as well as other safety methods and risk management is required. 

The Director is regularly required to walk to boundaries of the campus, including the navigation of the numerous outdoor staircases. 

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Director of Campus Safety] 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 continue until the position is filled.


Director of the Griffiths Center for Collaboration and Innovation 

Date: February 14, 2020
Title: Director of the Griffiths Center for Collaboration and Innovation     

DescriptionAcademic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Hartwick College in their search for the Founding Director of the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation (GCCI). 

This is truly a unique opportunity for a design thinking subject matter expert and practitioner to influence the culture of a College, administration, faculty, staff, and student body. The successful candidate is adept at exploring different options to thinking and building opportunities and knows how to translate design thinking knowledge to others. The ideal candidate is a change agent who brings a proven track record demonstrating their ability to work with people, motivate and inspire change.

The inaugural Director of the GCCI will lead and advance a culture of collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship at Hartwick College. 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, and measurable engagement in meeting the educational needs of the workforce across the region.

The Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation (GCCI) builds upon Hartwick College’s longstanding commitment to experiential learning and creative problem solving. The Director will inspire innovative thinking, support collaborative learning, and model key outcomes that are reflected in the Hartwick College mission statement, including “curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage, and an enduring passion for learning.”

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 Griffiths Center for Collaboration and Innovation.  Among other duties the Director will: convene and lead the advisory committee; guide development and delivery of programs that support creativity and innovation across campus; advise and support faculty in their use of design thinking principles when developing and delivering curricula; collaborate with faculty to develop programming for newly established Innovation Stations on the Hartwick Campus; establish the need for and provide the delivery of education that meets regional workforce needs; contribute to the career preparation of students through substantive cross-campus and community collaborations; develop strategic partnerships with external mentors (alumni and others) and community partners; and provide daily operational oversight for each facet of the GCCI. The Director will forge alliances with the College’s various communities and constituencies, including the greater Oneonta business and non-profit community and Hartwick’s 18,000 alumni, in order to enhance the learning of Hartwick students. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Fully develop the operating structure and mission of the GCCI, consistent with the Mission of the College, and oversee its operation.
  • Promote the GCCI’s services and programs with faculty, students and community partners.
  • Develop strategic partnerships, both on and off campus, catalyzing experiential learning activities designed to foster creativity and collaboration between various groups (both on campus and off campus.
    • Increase the number of student engagements, including internship, opportunities with entrepreneurs and innovators in the Oneonta area, throughout greater New York, and beyond.
  • Convene and lead a GCCI Advisory Committee.
  • Guide the development, delivery and funding of programs that support creativity and innovation across the campus and with and through our strategic community partners:
    • Develop and deliver workshop programming to increase campus and community exposure to, and understanding of, tools that promote innovative thinking and initiatives within and beyond the classroom.
    • Develop an inventory of faculty and staff capacity for delivering added value coursework & educational services to the community.
    • Direct a formal market study of Oneonta and the surrounding area to assess what expertise is needed and the ideal form/format of in demand educational offerings. Determine opportunities for the potential disaggregation of current program components, whether formal college credit & NYSED-approved certificates are desired, how to structure the offerings, and how to structure associated fees.  Make recommendations on the establishment of new community educational programs and, if approved, design and execute an effective delivery strategy.
    • Collaborate with faculty to develop programming for newly established Innovation Stations on the Hartwick Campus.
    • Contribute to career related services offered by the college (including career planning, mentoring, and internships and related opportunities) through meaningful and substantive collaboration. Lead the effort to identify a growing number of post-graduate employment opportunities in industries and professions that require workers with creativity, strong collaboration skills and experience with refined problem solving skills. Build and leverage collaborative relationships with the Director of the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage and Hartwick College Grain Innovation Center (under development) to achieve this objective.
    • Develop and deliver a new speaker series that will support the programmatic goals of the GCCI.
    • Work collaboratively with the College Advancement office to identify funding sources to support paid internship opportunities and other experience related learning opportunities.
    • Assist the College Advancement office in identifying private, corporate and foundation sources for funding of GCCI programming and operations and assist in soliciting these funds.
    • Assure and oversee the College’s participation in Stanford’s University Innovation Fellows or similar program and mentor the students who qualify for the program, encouraging their success in program related initiatives. Assist the Fellows in their development of a group of Student Ambassadors who will advocate for and support greater innovation and collaboration on campus.
    • Assist in the full implementation of Hartwick225: Students First initiatives (2018) that relate to the 225th anniversary of the College in 2022.
    • Assist in the full implementation of the Promise initiative (under development.)
    • Support all future College planning efforts.
    • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Evidence of familiarity with, and the successful application of, design and/or systems thinking methods and ability to illustrate and teach design thinking principles
  • Proven record of accomplishment in initiating and leading new projects, programs and/or product development, in a commercial, not for profit or governmental setting
  • Creative and open-minded, demonstrate the ability to collaborate with, lead, and motivate others
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to motivate and influence others
  • Excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of resourcefulness and flexibility, outreach and team building

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree
  • Experience in an academic setting that includes direct engagement with students, faculty and others. Hartwick College will consider non-academic candidates who can demonstrate a clear understanding of academic culture and commitment to student success
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Career and workforce development experience including the ability to interface with area businesses regarding their needs and how to best prepare students to meet those needs

About Hartwick College:  Hartwick College is a non-denominational, private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college in Oneonta, New York offering 35 majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, it offers over 30 minors, pre-professional programs in law, medicine, engineering and allied health professions; and five cooperative programs in engineering, law, business, and physical and occupational therapy.

Hartwick College was featured by journalist and scientific writer Malcolm Gladwell in his book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants as a liberal arts college that offers the same academic rigor and quality of education with similar career outcomes of an ivy league university or elite liberal arts college in the United States, without the competitiveness or admission criteria of these top colleges and universities.

In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Hartwick College 159th in its National Liberal Arts College Rankings. Hartwick College is ranked 59th for liberal arts colleges on Payscale.com’s 2016-17 list of highest-paid graduates and Business Insider recognized Hartwick as #13 in their 2015 “50 Most Underrated Colleges in America” ranking for graduate earning potential. Forbes Magazine ranked Hartwick # 501 overall in the 2016 Forbes ranking of the best colleges and universities in the nation; public and private colleges and universities included. Hartwick College is one of just 375 colleges nationwide recognized as a College of Distinction in multiple categories. Hartwick is also consistently featured in The Fiske Guide to Colleges and it is a Princeton Review Best Northeastern College.

About the Griffiths Center for Collaboration and Innovation (GCCI):
The GCCI serves as an umbrella for three Innovation Services:

  1. Hartwick’s Makerspace
  2. Hartwick’s Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab)
  3. Hartwick’s planned entrepreneurship hub

All three platforms are part of the College’s overall strategy of further enhancing Hartwick’s very interdisciplinary approach to learning to make our students more marketable problem solvers in a tech savvy world. Students benefit by connecting what they are learning in the classroom with real needs in the community. The GCCI is an idea incubator and an instigator of innovative approaches to academic coursework both for credit and not for credit.

Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88 and Tim Herbert provided the backbone of support for the GCCI, named in honor of her father, with a $1.25 million gift to the College.

Living in the Area:  Situated in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains’, Oneonta is a scenic college town boasting a lower cost of living, lower unemployment rates, lower crime rate and higher educational levels than the national average. With median home values of $141K and monthly rents of $835, the area offers an affordable lifestyle in a picturesque environment with close access to New York City. The idyllic environment is an exceptional area for the outdoor enthusiast, raise a family, or simply enjoy a more laid-back lifestyle void of rush hour traffic.

The College is located just 3.5 hours north of New York City, 4 hours west of Boston, MA, and 4.5 hours north of Philadelphia. The campus sits on a hilltop that spans 425 picturesque acres and overlooks the Catskill Mountains.

Conveniently located just off Rt. 88 in Oneonta, Hartwick is also just 59 miles from Binghamton, NY, 82 miles to Albany, NY, and 60 miles from Utica, NY. Cooperstown, NY, known for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Glimmer Glass Opera is just right down the road.

To Apply:  You may apply directly at: https://acesrch.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a21esjyh9zga

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Materials should include a cover letter and CV. Candidates advanced in the process will be required to provide the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Inquiries and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner with Academic Career & Executive Search:  Jennifer@ACESrch.com.

Candidates advanced in the process will be required to provide a Diversity Statement.  Information regarding Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement is located at: https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/


Director of Telecommunications and Document Management Services – temporarily suspended

Date: March 12, 2020
Title: Director of Telecommunications and Document Management Services

Description:  The Director of Telecommunications and Document Management Services has overall responsibility for the staff performance and operations of the telecommunications and copy/mail center offices, and the Campus cable TV system.  The Director is further responsible for ensuring quality customer service is always provided to the Campus Community.

Responsibilities:

Mission and Purpose

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission and purpose of Hartwick College as a residential liberal arts and sciences institution; instills this commitment in staff of the department

Budget and Business Operations

  • Monitor and verify financials (budget, inventory, procurement, charge-backs) related department operations

Office Operations

  • Modifies and implements operating procedures within related departments to improve efficiency and effectiveness using as much automation as possible resulting in better work flow and accuracy
  • Monitors workflow for print/copy and mail and obtains help when needed for optimum timeliness of requests made primarily for special, larger projects to ensure quality customer satisfaction
  • Performs moves, adds, and changes to the telephone and voice mail systems
  • Monitors campus cable television airing quality and recommends channel programming options
  • Obtains supplemental staffing and back-up for the Copy/Mail Center Coordinators, Telecom Technical Associate, and Technology Resource Center staff relative to telephone and voice mail systems technical support and training
  • Monitor campus usage and available balance for BRE and outgoing bulk USPS mailing permits, campus postage meter, POS transactions and cash deposits

Customer Service

  • Assist with new and current employee cell phone and wireless carrier calling plan options, as needed
  • Offer consultation or recommendation on automated service options using the telephone and voice mail systems individually, departmentally or campus wide
  • Coordinate discussions among vendors, the College’s purchasing office, publications department, and departments requesting copier, printing or mailing services beyond the capacity of the College’s own document management services.
  • Generate work orders to be completed by the facilities department for telephone jack service or paper order deliveries as needed
  • Provide call history information from the telephone and voicemail systems requested by the College’s safety office in accordance with policy procedures
  • Troubleshoot, place service calls, and submit on-line support trouble tickets for an individual or system-wide matters independently or in conjunction with the Copy Center Coordinator or Telecom Technical Associate for respective services

Training, Support and Public Served

  • Customer support for student, faculty, staff, parents, and summer program staff, on an individual basis with questions as they arise
  • Post updates to related departmental web pages regarding price, service and policy recommendations for customer information and instruction
  • Organize and prepare working documentation for the beginning of each academic term and summer programs both with exiting, entering and returning faculty and staff
  • On-going multiple project management of short and long-term goal objectives both on an individual and departmental basis as technology changes relative to equipment used and services provided

People Motivation and Coordination

  • Discusses with related staff upcoming plans and projects collectively or one-on-one
  • Completes periodic employee assessment
  • Promotes staff training and professional development classes offered on campus
  • Hires, orients and trains new staff as needed
  • Maintains awareness and knowledge of telecommunications technologies and services.

General Expectations

  • Creates and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external constituents
  • Delegates work as appropriate
  • Works independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements for this position include a high school diploma; A.A./A.S. degree preferred in a business or technical field, with a minimum of 3 years of management or supervisor experience. 

The Director will be required to obtain vendor certification training for proprietary telephone and voice mail systems, and be cross-trained in the use of high volume copying/printing machines, postage meter, POS system, and parcel shipping software program.

  • Prior experience supporting students, faculty and staff in a liberal arts college environment is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with network technology
  • Preferred: prior experience with the management of a VoIP telephone system.
  • Preferred: prior experience with the use and management of print and copy devices
  • A proactive service ethic, tact under pressure and demonstrated ability to communicate and work collaboratively with all levels of technical and professional staff, senior IT management and all sectors of the user community
  • Demonstrated ability in and understanding of budgeting and business operations
  • Experience working in a fast paced and challenging work place environment which involves high pressure situations, multiple simultaneous projects and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and think creatively with regard to solving problems
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member in a team environment; ability to manage time and multitask; and a strong customer service orientation
  • Willingness to work both “hands on” and conceptually as needed and be able to juggle multiple priorities (including a mix of operational responsibilities and projects) within an environment characterized by changing technical and support requirements
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and more items of greater weight using a hand cart

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Director of Telecommunications and Document Management Services] 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 continue until the position is filled.


Interim Gallery and Exhibitions Coordinator – temporarily suspended

Date: March 10, 2020
Title: Interim Gallery and Exhibitions Coordinator

Description:  The Gallery and Exhibitions Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of planning, installation, and maintenance of the Foreman Gallery exhibitions and use of the space.  The Coordinator also mentors students on projects related to the Foreman Gallery.  This is a part-time (28 hours per week), 11 month position.

Responsibilities:

  • Select, curate and install two outside contemporary art exhibitions that integrate the mission of the gallery and the Department of Art & Art History’s curriculum.
  • Coordinate student work-study employment for the Foreman Gallery.
  • Coordinate all aspects of and install the Student Juried Show.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the annual January Regional High School Exhibition.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the annual Junior Review and Senior Show Exhibitions.
  • Collaborate with Admissions on recruitment and retention.
  • Lead tours of the Art Department facilities for prospective students.
  • Work with faculty to plan and organize next year’s gallery schedule of exhibitions.
  • Responsible for gallery upkeep, including maintenance of gallery walls and pedestals, including building new pedestals and ordering supplies.
  • Coordinate gallery talks, guest lectures, panel discussions, etc., to complement exhibitions.
  • Work with faculty to organize and manage the Alumni Collection of art and its dissemination around campus for display.
  • Organize and manage all aspects of departmental visiting artist/lecturer programs and collect information for creation and distribution of the Art Dates calendar.
  • Participation in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.F.A.) in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration or related field, with 1-2 years of relevant experience.  Master’s Degree (M.A. or M.F.A.) in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration or related field and/or 3-5 years of relevant experience is preferred.

The position requires a high attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.  The Coordinator also needs familiarity with basic woodshop tools.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, use power tools and climb stairs/ladders.

Please review these application submission details.  All materials should be sent electronically to Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer, at jobs@hartwick.edu with [Interim Gallery and Exhibitions Coordinator] 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 continue until the position is filled.

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