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Careers at Warren Wilson College

Welcome and thank you for your interest in a career at Warren Wilson College.

Warren Wilson College is committed to developing a campus community that reflects the full diversity of the human experience and, as such, welcomes all applicants.

For more information regarding the College’s Equal Opportunity Employment policy, please see page 28 of the Employee Policies and Procedures Manual [PDF].

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.

To file a complaint with Warren Wilson College, contact:

Office of Human Resources
Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, NC 28758

(828) 771-7043
(828) 771- 3801 Fax

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:
USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410
Washington DC 20250-9410
Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or
(800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal- relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Staff Employment Opportunities

In order of posting, most recent first.

Director of Human Resources
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid
Blacksmith Craft Crew Supervisor / Craft Marketing Coordinator
Fiber Arts Craft Crew Supervisor / Craft Marketing Coordinator
Fine Woodworking Craft Crew Supervisor / Craft Marketing Coordinator
Admission Counselor

 

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Full-time Positions

There are no openings for full-time faculty at this time.

 

Adjunct (Part-Time) Faculty Positions

Visiting Artist Course Instructors

 

Fellowships & Residencies

There are no fellowships or residencies available at this time.

 

 


 

Staff Employment Opportunities

 

Director of Human Resources

Warren Wilson College, the only national liberal arts college that fully integrates on-campus work and off-campus community engagement into its curriculum, is seeking a Director of Human Resources to oversee the development and delivery of human resources services for the campus. Serving on the President’s Cabinet, this person will proactively address human capital issues and help foster a productive and positive work environment, recommending and implementing scalable strategies to meet the College’s needs and strategic goals

Combining content knowledge with compassion, s/he will serve as a strategic partner and advisor to campus leadership in all efforts to attract, retain and develop the top talent needed to serve the students of today and tomorrow. The position requires the balancing of compliance (regulatory, policy, and procedural) with creativity, collaboration and professional customer service in order to promote the kind of employee engagement that leads to overall institutional success.

Serving a campus of 812 students, 64 full-time faculty and 200+ staff members, this is a hands-on position requiring regular campus collaboration and juggling multiple priorities within a two-person office.

To learn more, please refer to the full job description [PDF].

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Management, or a closely related field required; Master’s preferred.
  • SPHR certification or other HR specialized education preferred.
  • Five or more years experience as a Human Resources Generalist.
  • Sufficient experience within a in higher education setting to demonstrate an understanding of the business, operational, and organizational issues facing a college or university.
  • Thorough knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment related to the Human Resources enterprise.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze an idea, situation, or problem using logical reasoning and knowledge of the institution and HR to identify practical and effective solutions, considering costs and benefits of potential actions.
  • Track record of promoting cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships among individuals or groups, both inside and outside of the institution.
  • Evidence of impeccable personal conduct – integrity, compassion, credibility, listening skills, and customer service orientation.

To apply, submit a résumé, cover letter, and three professional references with phone and email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Priority will be given to those applications received by November 4, 2016. Electronic submissions are required. Warren Wilson College is committed to developing a campus community that reflects the full diversity of the human experience and, as such, welcomes all applicants.


 

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Warren Wilson College invites applications for the Alumni Relations Coordinator position for the Advancement Office. This position involves building a structure for the creation and implementation of a strategic alumni relations program under the supervision of the Director of the Annual Fund. Primary responsibilities include alumni relations coordination to create a plan for engagement, giving, and leadership development; and managing the Alumni Board throughout the year. Additional duties include outreach and communications by acting as Advancement office liaison for the Career Development Center and campus-wide alumni relations; and stewardship coordination by collaborating with the Advancement staff on all fundraising efforts and other services as required. This position involves occasional travel and the ability to work some evening and weekend hours. A valid driver’s license is required.

To learn more, please read the job description (PDF).

Qualifications – Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in effectively coordinating programs or events in an office setting.
  • Excellent organization skills, communication skills, including the ability to connect people with one another and, most importantly, to the College.
  • Ability to effectively articulate the goals and mission of the College to the alumni.
  • Experience in marketing, communications, or fundraising with a focus on web content and social media including writing duties.
  • Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database experience preferred

To apply, submit a résumé, cover letter, and three professional references with phone and email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Priority will be given to those applications received by November 20th, 2016. Electronic submissions are required. Warren Wilson College is committed to developing a campus community that reflects the full diversity of the human experience and, as such, welcomes all applicants.

 


 

Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid

Warren Wilson College invites applications for the Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid position for the Financial Aid Office. This position will counsel students and families on financial aid issues and administer and manage federal, state, and institutional program funds with current policy and regulatory changes.The Financial Aid Office at Warren Wilson College is a comprehensive provider of financial aid services to prospective and current students, parents of students, and alumni. Financial Aid assures compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations for eligibility of financial aid and the administration of financial aid programs. Under the supervision of the Director of Financial Aid, the Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid is responsible for various office functions some will include; financial aid reporting, verification of student files and data, reconciliation of funds, maintain up to date and accurate policies and procedures, determining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and helping to ensure the Financial Aid Office is providing high quality customer service.

To learn more, read the job description (PDF).

Qualifications – Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of experience working in financial aid or student services in a higher education setting or related experience in a financial services industry
  • Exceptional customer service background, demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with students, parents, and the public
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and effective public speaking skills
  • Experience with and/or commitment to working with diverse student populations
  • Experience with PowerFAIDS
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Self-starter and able to work with minimum supervision, ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks

Qualifications – Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Five years of experience working in financial aid or student services in a higher education setting or related experience in a financial services industry
  • Experience with Federal and North Carolina state guidelines for financial aid
  • Experience in Jenzabar EX and with advanced functions of Microsoft Office
  • Experience mentoring and managing staff

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references with email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu The priority deadline for this position is November 30, 2016. Electronic submissions are required. Anticipated start date is February 15, 2017. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


 

Blacksmith Craft Crew Supervisor / Craft Marketing Coordinator

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for a Blacksmith Craft Crew Supervisor. This position is an instructional supervisor with responsibilities of educating, training, mentoring and supervising a crew of 6-12 students with a special focus on safety for the discipline of blacksmithing. Supervision responsibilities include developing crew learning and performance goals for the year, hands-on training and education focused on these goals, and end of semester evaluations for each student. The Supervisor will also establish work and production schedules while integrating a basic knowledge of craft production with a progression in developing more advanced techniques. This position will oversee the daily operations of the program, and will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and instruction in the blacksmith studio including but not limited to craft shop operations, policies, procedures, and safety guidelines; and maintenance of equipment. Other duties include budget management responsibilities and purchasing of materials, processing receipt of goods and authorizing payment. This position has a variety of components including classroom, office and studio work, and may include some evening and weekend hours. This is a 10 month, non-exempt 40 hour a week position following the academic year, with secured funding for two years.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should hold either an Associate’s degree in Blacksmithing or a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated experience and knowledge of blacksmith study and practices.

Any individual submitting an application for a Craft Crew Supervisor can also apply for the Craft Marketing Coordinator position, which is a supplemental role that extends the Craft Crew Supervisor position from 10 to 12 months, and is compensated at a higher rate of pay. The Craft Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the marketing of all three craft programs. This position has separate qualification requirements, in addition to the responsibilities of a Craft Crew Supervisor role.

Read the job description here (PDF).

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references including email addresses to hr@warren-wilson.edu. When applying, please indicate in the body of the email whether or not you want to be considered for the Craft Marketing Coordinator position. Priority deadline for this position is November 11, 2016. Electronic submissions are required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


 

Fiber Arts Craft Crew Supervisor / Craft Marketing Coordinator

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for a Fiber Arts Craft Crew Supervisor. This position is an instructional supervisor with responsibilities of educating, training, mentoring and supervising a crew of 6-12 students with a special focus on safety for the discipline of fiber arts. Supervision responsibilities include developing crew learning and performance goals for the year, hands-on training and education focused on these goals, and end of semester evaluations for each student. The Supervisor will also establish work and production schedules while integrating a basic knowledge of craft production with a progression in developing more advanced techniques. This position will oversee the daily operations of the program, and will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and instruction in the fiber arts studio including but not limited to craft shop operations, policies, procedures, and safety guidelines; and maintenance of equipment. Other duties include budget management responsibilities and purchasing of materials, processing receipt of goods and authorizing payment. This position has a variety of components including classroom, office and studio work, and may include some evening and weekend hours. This is a 10 month, non-exempt 40 hour a week position following the academic year, with secured funding for two years.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should hold either an Associate’s degree in Fiber Arts or a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated experience, practice and knowledge of fiber arts crafts.

Any individual submitting an application for a Craft Crew Supervisor can also apply for the Craft Marketing Coordinator position, which is a supplemental role that extends the Craft Crew Supervisor position from 10 to 12 months, and is compensated at a higher rate of pay. The Craft Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the marketing of all three craft programs. This position has separate qualification requirements, in addition to the responsibilities of a Craft Crew Supervisor role.

Read the job description here (PDF).

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references including email addresses to hr@warren-wilson.edu. When applying, please indicate in the body of the email whether or not you want to be considered for the Craft Marketing Coordinator position. Priority deadline for this position is November 11, 2016. Electronic submissions are required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


 

Fine Woodworking Craft Crew Supervisor / Craft Marketing Coordinator

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for a Fine Woodworking Craft Crew Supervisor. This position is an instructional supervisor with responsibilities of educating, training, mentoring and supervising a crew of 6-12 students with a special focus on safety for the discipline of fine woodworking. Supervision responsibilities include developing crew learning and performance goals for the year, hands-on training and education focused on these goals, and end of semester evaluations for each student. The Supervisor will also establish work and production schedules while integrating a basic knowledge of craft production with a progression in developing more advanced techniques. This position will oversee the daily operations of the program, and will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and instruction in the fine woodworking studio including but not limited to craft shop operations, policies, procedures, and safety guidelines; and maintenance of equipment. Other duties include budget management responsibilities and purchasing of materials, processing receipt of goods and authorizing payment. This position has a variety of components including classroom, office and studio work, and may include some evening and weekend hours. This is a 10 month, non-exempt 40 hour a week position following the academic year, with secured funding for two years.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should hold either an Associate’s degree in Fine Woodworking or a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated experience, practice and knowledge of fine woodworking.

Any individual submitting an application for a Craft Crew Supervisor can also apply for the Craft Marketing Coordinator position, which is a supplemental role that extends the Craft Crew Supervisor position from 10 to 12 months, and is compensated at a higher rate of pay. The Craft Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the marketing of all three craft programs. This position has separate qualification requirements, in addition to the responsibilities of a Craft Crew Supervisor role.

Read job description here (PDF).

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references including email addresses to hr@warren-wilson.edu. When applying, please indicate in the body of the email whether or not you want to be considered for the Craft Marketing Coordinator position. Priority deadline for this position is November 11, 2016. Electronic submissions are required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


 

Admission Counselor

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for an Admission Counselor. This position is an important member of the recruitment team and is responsible for representing Warren Wilson College to prospective students and families. Specific responsibilities include attending college fairs, and high school visits, meeting with school counselors, conducting a high volume of outbound calls to prospective students, responding to email inquiries in a timely manner and producing accurate reports and surveys. This position involves extensive travel 12-15 weeks per year, and the ability to work evenings and weekends that exceed a 40 hour work week. A valid driver’s license is required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Computer proficiency, especially Excel and the ability to learn new databases quickly
  • Ability to solve problems, make decisions and work autonomously
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, telephone and public speaking skills
  • Strong written and electronic communication skills, with attention to spelling and grammar
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills and a commitment to detail and follow through

To learn more about the position, please read the job description (PDF).

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references with both phone and email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


 

 

 

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Full-time Positions

There are no openings for full-time faculty at this time.

Adjunct (Part-Time) Faculty Positions

Warren Wilson College is pleased to accept resumes from those interested in teaching as an adjunct. We seek candidates who can provide evidence of effective teaching (ideally, a copy of past student course evaluations and one or more letters of reference from a supervisor at an academic institution where the applicant has taught previously). Candidates should possess a minimum of a master’s degree, with at least 18 credits of graduate work or comparable life experience related to the field for which the candidate seeks adjunct employment.

To submit your information to be considered as an adjunct please fill out this online form.


Visiting Artist Course Instructors

The Art Department at Warren Wilson College is seeking Visiting Artist Course Instructors for our semester-long Visiting Artist Course in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.

This 4-credit class, typically taught by an artist living and working in the Asheville area, creates an opportunity for students to experience perspectives or artistic processes that are different than what is offered in the regular art department curriculum. This is a temporary, semester-long, adjunct position within the Art Department. Applicants must have an MFA and/or related teaching experience.

Artists interested in teaching a Visiting Artist Course should send a cover letter, CV, and proposed course description by email to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Preference will be given to proposals received by March 7, 2016 for the Fall 2016 semester.


 

Fellowships & Residencies

There are no openings at this time.