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.

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.

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Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Date: November 21, 2017
Title: Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Description: Hartwick College, a sponsor of NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer and member of the Sun Belt Conference, invites applications for a full-time, 10-month assistant coach for its Men’s Soccer program.   Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all facets of a competitive NCAA athletic program including but not limited to the recruitment of qualified scholar-athletes, game-day preparation, practice implementation, support for the head coach and program, team management, community service projects, and fundraising.  This position will also include other assignment(s) by the Director of Athletics.  Position responsibilities must be completed in accordance with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, College, Sun Belt, NCAA, and other related association rules and regulations.  

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required (master’s degree preferred). Experience coaching and/or playing at the college or equivalent level required.  Special consideration given to candidates with goalkeeper experience.  The successful candidate must possess computer skills, recruiting capabilities, leadership, role modeling, organizational, and interpersonal skills and must be knowledgeable of NCAA Division I rules and regulations.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable through the College.  

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’ 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.

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.

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.

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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