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Director, Advancement Events Swarthmore
The Director, Advancement Events provides direction, management, and hands-on work in developing and growing Swarthmore's Advancement events, experiences, and activations. A builder, collaborator, and effective manager, the Director will bring applied experience with the tools, practices, and approaches of engagement to bear within the thriving academic culture of this liberal arts undergraduate community. In addition, the Director is responsible for growing the Alumni and Family Programs department, including increasing constituent engagement, promoting the needs and mission of the College through events and experiences, and implementing best practices in the field.
Director, Swarthmore Fund Leadership Programs Swarthmore
The Director, Swarthmore Fund Leadership Programs, provides direction, management, and hands-on work in developing and growing Swarthmore's annual fund leadership programs. A builder, strategist, and effective manager, the Director applies their experience in annual fundraising and volunteer management to engage and develop volunteers and solicit leadership gifts for the College's current use, unrestricted purposes. In addition, they bring effective tools, practices, and approaches to the thriving academic culture of this liberal arts undergraduate community. Finally, the Director is responsible for expanding the impact of the Alumni and Family Programs department by increasing leadership gifts to and participation in The Swarthmore Fund, increasing reunion volunteer participation and implementing best practices.
Director, Alumni & Family Communities Swarthmore
The Director, Alumni and Family Communities provides direction, management, and hands-on work in developing and growing Swarthmore's affinity-, regional-, and reunion-based engagement programs for Swarthmore's alumni and families. A builder, strategist, and effective manager, the Director applies their experience in alumni engagement and volunteer management to engage and develop volunteers to grow alumni and family engagement with the College. In addition, they bring effective tools, practices, and approaches to the thriving academic culture of this liberal arts undergraduate community. The Director is responsible for growing the Alumni and Family Programs department, including increasing constituent engagement through affinity-, regional-, and reunion-based volunteer opportunities, programs, and events, and implementing best practices in the field.
Director, Gift & Data Records Swarthmore
As part of Advancement, Gift and Data Records processes and ensures the accurate allocation of thousands of gift and membership transactions every year for the College, Arboretum, and Chester Children's Chorus, while maintaining history, compliance, and data integrity. The department is also responsible for the accurate creation and maintenance of alumni, friend, and donor information in its database of record, including names, contacts, biographical, relationship, and engagement data, which is used to understand and communicate with the College's community.
Postdoctoral Resident Swarthmore
The CAPS Postdoctoral Resident will gain experience with each of the primary functions in a college counseling center. This position includes offering direct individual and group clinical services, outreach programs, crisis support, and faculty/staff consultation. CAPS infuses each of these functions with cultural humility and attunement to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility. The Postdoctoral Resident will also participate in numerous training activities, including individual supervision, group supervision, case conference, Outreach Seminar, Clinical Seminar, and Psychopharm seminar.
Swarthmore Dining (Multiple Part-Time Openings) Swarthmore
Swarthmore Dining is currently accepting applications for various Part-Time Positions. We are continually hiring for Culinary Assistants, Food & Service, Customer Service, and Utility Associates. All dining positions start at a minimum of $15.75 an hour.
Administrative Assistant II Swarthmore
The Administrative Assistant II for Environmental Studies provides a high level of administrative support for the Chair and faculty members. The position involves significant student, staff, and faculty interaction, and requires a high level of discretion, collaboration, and professionalism at all times.
Assistant Horticulturist Swarthmore
The Assistant Horticulturist is to provide horticultural and artistic expertise, as well as, event and program assistance, working most closely with the Horticulturist. Areas of primary work include the Entrance Garden, Teaching Garden, cutting garden, West Garden, Wister Center and Greenhouse, but may include work in all parts of the campus-arboretum. Tasks performed include gardening, propagating, and assisting with special projects and events, co-supervising student workers and summer interns, assisting with visitor/educational programs and by providing the general public with horticultural information; assisting all members of the staff with general educational and visitor services and activities.
Director, Benefits & Wellness Swarthmore
Under the limited direction of the Vice President for Human Resources, the Director of Benefits and Wellness is responsible for the strategic design, development and implementation of forward-thinking programs and services to support recruitment and retention of faculty and staff. This position manages key vendor and consulting partnerships in establishing, directing and achieving benefits programs and is responsible for the oversight and execution of the daily administration of a comprehensive set of benefit offerings. In this hands-on role, the Director is responsible for managing benefits and wellness programs, and responding to internal and external requests from employees and candidates for information on benefits and wellness. The Director manages the Manager, Leaves and Wellness, and a Benefits Specialist who is responsible for benefits administration. The Benefits area is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to College faculty, staff and retirees. The qualified candidate will have keen attention to detail and strong analytical skills. The Director oversees the College’s benefit budget of approx. $22M, and serves as the primary liaison and relationship manager with various vendors including the benefits broker, third party benefits administrator, fiduciary advisor, retirement and health and welfare vendors. They will be a subject matter expert and ensure regulatory compliance regarding benefits and related state and federal laws (e.g., ERISA, HIPAA and the Internal Revenue Code and state requirements, as applicable). The Director will also be responsible for evaluating and overseeing benefits systems and ensuring data feeds are properly transmitted to third party vendors on a timely basis.
Swarthmore Dining (Multiple Full-Time Openings) Swarthmore
Swarthmore Dining is a self-operated dining program which consists of Residential Dining, Catering, and three Retail Locations. We are proud to offer our students, faculty, and staff a diverse menu made from high quality ingredients which are sourced locally whenever possible. We are a team of 110 individuals who come from various backgrounds and ethnicities. If you are passionate about food and have great customer service, this is the place you want to work! We pride ourselves in offering our team a work-life balance not typically found in the restaurant industry. We hope you will apply and be with us now that we moved into our state-of-the-art Dining Center in the Fall of 2022. As a member of the Swarthmore Dining department, you will be working in an environment that requires outstanding customer service, interacting and effectively communicating with customers who vary between residential students, faculty, staff, co-workers, and supervisors. You will work effectively, both independently and as a team member of the Dining Center. Working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, having a passion for food, enjoying being part of an energetic team and the opportunity to make a difference in the student’s dining experience on Swarthmore’s campus. We have multiple full-time openings to fill including both 9-month and 12-month opportunities*.
Zero Waste Technician Swarthmore
This position is an essential component of the College’s Zero Waste Program. Moving away from the college's current fixed-cost waste contract is a key component to achieving cost savings through diversion and reduction of the waste. This position is vital to this objective as it is structured to support the expansion of waste collection services on campus to 7 days per week, as well as deliver compost to Kitchen Harvest at least 2 times each week. The role of this position is a significant step in the Zero Waste Plan because it enables Swarthmore to eventually remove all rear-load dumpsters from campus; resulting in a significant cost and carbon reduction. Flexibility is essential in this position to strengthen overall zero waste efforts as a campus community.
Benefits Specialist Swarthmore
Under the direction of the Director of Benefits and Wellness, the Benefits Specialist is responsible for benefits administration. The Benefits Specialist provides exceptional customer service to College faculty, staff and retirees, while partnering with internal and external constituents. The individual will be a subject matter expert in benefits administration and should have a thorough understanding of state and federal employment regulations (e.g., ERISA, Affordable Care Act (ACA), HIPAA, COBRA and FMLA). The qualified candidate will have keen attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
Assistant Director, Institutional Relations Swarthmore
This new position will support Institutional Relations in all aspects of our work – seeking external sources of funding, preparing and submitting proposals, preparing and submitting grant reports,  stewarding existing contributors, and maintaining records and files for all of our grant programs. This position will work extensively with internal stakeholders to develop proposals and write project reports to external funders.
Club Sports Athletic Trainer Swarthmore
The Club Sports Athletic Trainer provides preventive, rehabilitative, and emergency medical care to club sports teams. Provides pre-practice and pre-event preparation club sports teams.
Public Gardens Intern Swarthmore
The Scott Arboretum Public Horticulture Internship offers a unique opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in public horticulture with a variety of aspects of public horticulture built into the position. The intern will have opportunities to meet and work with a variety of professionals in the Philadelphia region, an area rich in public gardens.
Scott Arboretum Summer Intern Swarthmore
The Scott Arboretum Summer Internship offers a unique work experience in a campus arboretum well-suited to an individual interested in a career in ornamental/public horticulture. On-the-job training includes exposure to garden maintenance, plant records and curation, plant propagation, and volunteer interaction. Summer interns rotate with gardening staff affording exposure to all areas of the Scott Arboretum including a sustainable rose garden, intimate garden settings of the Cunningham House, Fragrance Garden, Pollinator Garden, and Harry Wood Garden, green roofs, and seasonal container gardening featuring unusual annuals and tropical plants. Minimum of 10 with a maximum of 28 weeks; typically starting in March to May and ending Aug. to Oct.
Associate Director, Center for Innovation & Leadership Swarthmore
The primary role of the Associate Director of the Center for Innovation & Leadership (CIL) is to assist the Director of the CIL in delivering initiatives and programs that help achieve the CIL’s mission. In addition, this position will focus on growing programs, initiatives, and partnerships that help the CIL support the College’s exploration of the question, “what does it mean to lead at Swarthmore?”
Assistant Dean, Admissions Swarthmore
Assistant Deans of Admissions at Swarthmore manage a domestic (and sometimes, international) territory, consisting of prospective students and their high schools, community-based organizations, independent college consultants, families and other advisors. Counselors recruit, admit, and enroll students, alongside other admissions professionals, by promoting the College at high school visits, college fairs, college access organization meetings, and on-campus and off-campus recruiting events. They travel on behalf of the College, recruit students virtually, plan yield events, and collaborate with faculty, staff, and current students at Swarthmore. They read student applications, make decisions in concert with other team members, and participate in the Admissions Committee as a voting member. Deans also contribute to a number of other initiatives, such as communications, tour guide management, data analysis, selection, recruitment, and access/diversity programming.
Maintenance Mechanic II Swarthmore
Swarthmore college desires to fill the position of Maintenance Mechanic II. This position provides a broad range of mechanical and electrical expertise as part of College repair crews responsible for maintenance and upkeep of buildings and their related systems on campus. This includes performing tasks that require ability and aptitude to trouble-shoot, diagnose and repair in a timely and safe manner, a variety of problems including but not limited to: interior and exterior surfaces, doors and hardware, lighting, plumbing fixtures and equipment, food service equipment, heating systems, elevators, electrical outlets and other electrical appliances. A primary component of this position is to support the college locksmith.
Environmental Technician, Part-Time Limited Hours (Night Shift) Swarthmore
Under limited supervision, the Environmental Technician maintains the cleanliness levels in campus facilities. Performs general cleaning including but not limited to restrooms, common spaces, dorms and academic spaces.

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