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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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. For more information regarding the College’s Equal Opportunity Employment policy, please see page 28 of the Employee Policies and Procedures Manual [PDF].

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Staff Employment Opportunities

In order of posting, most recent first.

Admission Counselor
MFA Project Manager: Academic Affairs
Public Safety Officer
Senior Supervisor of Preventative Maintenance and Repairs
Assistant Supervisor of Electrical Services (Updated 6/8/2016)

 

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

 

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. The priority deadline for this position is September 30, 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.


 

MFA Project Manager: Academic Affairs

The MFA Program for Writers located at Warren Wilson College seeks candidates for the MFA Project Manager: Academic Affairs. The person in this full-time twelve-month position is responsible for performing a wide range of duties requiring computer/technical, organizational, and customer service expertise in service of the MFA students, faculty, alumni, and prospective students, under the supervision of the Program Director. She/he is responsible for disseminating and maintaining student and faculty records, materials, and mailings, facilitating the admissions process, and preparing student transcripts and faculty contracts. As the first point of contact for graduate students, faculty, prospective students, and alumni, she/he is responsible for anticipating and responding to their needs as well as recognizing those needs that require the attention of the Program Director. She/he works with the Academic Board Chair to maintain and distribute materials for semi-annual Academic Board and Graduate Council meetings. In collaboration with Program’s other Project Manager, she/he aids in the production of semi-annual residency session.Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Proposed start date will be October 24, 2016.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Office management experience required; event management experience is a plus
  • Exemplary communication and computer skills
  • Exemplary organizational skills;
  • Maturity and discretion, flexibility, an even temper and a sense of humor
  • Some knowledge of and interest in contemporary writers and writing is preferred

Qualifications:

  • At least a B.A. degree, preferably in English;
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office suite, Google applications, and social media; facility with spreadsheet and database software
  • A driver’s license and good driving record is required.

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

The MFA Program has two 10-day residencies each year, in January and July. The successful candidate must be available to work 12- to 16-hour consecutive days throughout the two residencies. The summer residency typically includes July 4. Winter residency preparation involves working on New Year’s Day.

Please send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references with both phone and email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Priority deadline for this position is September 30, 2016. Electronic submissions are required. Warren Wilson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of its community.


 

Public Safety Officer

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for a Public Safety Officer. The primary responsibility in this a position is to assist in providing a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, students and guests of the College. This includes responding, investigating and documenting incidents and taking necessary and appropriate actions to maintain order, safety and to protect property. Public Safety Officer will cooperate with campus staff and external law enforcement agencies while conducting investigations and Responsibilities include enforcing Warren Wilson College policies and applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Applicants must be physically capable of entering all campus facilities, able to drive appropriate vehicles, able to work indoor and outdoor in all weather conditions and capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.

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

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university preferred.
  • Prior work history of public safety, security, military or law enforcement is preferred.
  • Certifications in CPR, First Aid and First Responder are preferred.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of ethical behavior and adheres to the standards and regulations of the Warren Wilson College environment.
  • Dedicated and committed to assisting others with the ability to work with diverse populations and personalities, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates solid judgment in the everyday work environment.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s license in good standing (or the ability to obtain one); Must be insurable.
  • Must be flexible to work varying work schedules depending on Warren Wilson College Public Safety Department needs.

To be considered for the position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references with email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Priority deadline to apply is September 9, 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.


 

Senior Supervisor of Preventative Maintenance and Repairs

Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for a Senior Supervisor of Preventative Maintenance and Repairs. This position is responsible for managing and overseeing the planning and implementation of improvement, renovation and construction projects on campus, as well as the supervision of preventative maintenance and repairs of College facilities. Major responsibilities of this role include the supervision of five Trade Supervisors in addition to the training, supervision, evaluation and work schedules of student workers. The Senior Supervisor administers the contractor bid process for various construction related services from collecting estimates, negotiation, and recommendation of service providers to oversight of contract work. A key component of this position is the management and oversight of a realistic working budget for the department. Other job duties include walk through inspections of all construction and design projects, ensuring county building and digging permits are secured, and all ADA compliance codes are met.

Required knowledge skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of Design/Build and Design/Bid/Build and the Uniform Building Code
  • Principles and practices of facilities management, engineering, and building maintenance safety
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, heating and air conditioning systems
  • Computer proficiency required with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and co-workers and handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives and establish priorities
  • Read blueprints and work plans
  • Negotiate and enforce contracts and administer budgets
  • Be able to function and thrive in a high energy productive work environment

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in facilities engineering and construction management or architecture in a large organization, including 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or construction management, or a combination of education and equivalent experience.
  • A valid North Carolina driver’s license with no restrictions
  • Certification as a professional architect or engineer is desirable but not required

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

To be considered for the position, submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references with both phone and email contact information to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Individuals who apply by August 15, 2016 will be given priority. 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.


 

Assistant Supervisor of Electrical Services (Updated 6/8/2016)

Assistant Supervisor of Electrical Services
Warren Wilson College is currently recruiting for an Assistant Supervisor of Electrical Services. This position is responsible for planning, supervising, and coordinating repairs and installation of primarily telephone, fire alarms and related controls and devices. This position is also the second in command for all other electrical services on campus under the direction of the Electrical Services Supervisor. This includes the supervision and training of a student work crew.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledgeable of best safety practices as dictated by OSHA and NFPA70E
  • Working knowledge of National Fire Alarm and Life Safety Codes and Standards
  • Time management and organizational skills required
  • Successful candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at varying priorities
  • Effective interpersonal and writing communication skills required
  • Must be able to work with a diverse student population and teach necessary technical skills and safety procedures

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of electrical experience
  • Prior supervisory experience required
  • Must possess a NC Driver’s License with no restrictions
  • Must hold a NC Electrical Contractor’s License, or obtain within one year
  • Previous experience working in a higher education environment is a plus
  • Post-secondary education preferred, but not required.

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

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to hr@warren-wilson.edu. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by July 1st, 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.


 

 

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.