Work at Woodruff

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is the place where forward-thinking and innovative employees work and collaborate. If you wish to become part of our talented group, continue reading to learn why we are dedicated and committed to what we do. It’s our mission! Thank you for your interest in employment with the AUC Woodruff Library. 

Positions currently available:

  • Controller

    The Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center. 

     POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service.  This is evidenced by our 2012 national recognition with the receipt of two awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking an experienced, energetic, forward-thinking and creative person to fill the position of Controller. 

    The Controller directs the financial affairs of the organization and prepares financial analysis of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management. He/she is responsible for the company's financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with lending institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports. The Controller oversees the monthly close cycle, internal control, and policy development. The position involves supervision over general accounting, property / equipment accounting, external auditing, cost accounting, tax reporting and budgetary controls. This position reports to the CFO/Assistant Director of Operations and supervises 2 staff members with functional responsibility over accounting processes, accounts payable and grants administration.

     QUALIFICATIONS:

    • BA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • 6-8 years overall accounting/controller experience
    • 2-4 years supervisory experience
    • Some public accounting experience a plus
    • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, and the analysis and reporting of financial data;
    • Ability to take initiative and to be accountable for results;
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment where  change and innovation are encouraged;
    • Ability to respond confidentially to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints;
    • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches/presentations on controversial or complex topics to senior management, public groups, and/or boards of trustees;
    • Strong strategic thinking skills;
    • Ability to coach and motivate direct reports;
    • Ability to delegate and direct the work of others;
    • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines;
    • Ability to work independently and to foster a team environment;
    • Ability to negotiate conflict among users and staff;
    • Ability to problem solve (identifying, evaluating, exercise good judgment, implementing, solving);
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service focus
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite with focus on Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Working knowledge of MIP Accounting Software;

     SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF), 24 vacation days, 12 sick days.

     APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu.  Full Job Description may be view at www.auctr.edu.   Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  Application review begins October 2013 and will continue until position is filled.

    The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

  • Reference Librarian - (Part-time)

    The Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center. 

     POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service.  This is evidenced by our 2012 national recognition with the receipt of two awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking a creative, energetic, service oriented individual to fill the position of Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian.  The Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian will provide general and specialized research assistance for on-site and virtual library users; participate in user-centered, subject specific instruction through general orientation sessions and course integrated instruction to develop information literacy competencies. The Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian will also provide user services support in the RWWL Technology Design Studio. This position reports to the Unit Head of Information and Research Services.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited program required
    • Provides general and specialized reference services for on-site and remote library users during evenings and weekend hours of operation
    • Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in the development of web 2.0 instruction and/or information literacy tools
    • Strong computer skills; experience with iMACs and applicable software desirable
    • Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Assists faculty and students in the use of academic learning technologies for assignments and instructional modules
    • Monitors trends in emerging technologies in higher education and identifies possible uses in library services
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with using multimedia design, production, and editing tools; and online course management systems
    • Teaching experience highly preferred
    • Experience performing reference and instruction services
    • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources related to an academic research environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • Provides general and specialized reference services for on-site and remote library users, including night and week-end rotations
    • Provides curriculum-integrated library instruction employing emerging learning technologies
    • Participates in collection development activities and provides outreach to faculty, including, serving as liaison for academic program/departments in subject areas supporting the curriculum and research needs of the member institutions
    • Participates in the development, implementation, and assessment of services, policies, procedures, and publications
    • Develops instructional materials, research guides, web tutorials and other resources to optimize utilization and understanding of Library services
    • Creates and delivers topical research seminars, individual and group training
    • Participate in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces

     SALARY:

    Salary commensurate with experience

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu.  Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

    The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

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  • Human Resources Assistant

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service.  This is evidenced by our 2012 national recognition with the receipt of two awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking a motivated, energetic, customer focused individual to fill the position of Human Resources Assistant. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Assistant will provide administrative support for the Human Resources department.   This individual will assist the Human Resources Director in executing Human Resources functionalities such as benefits, new hire processing, and compliance related requirements.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field with emphasis in Human Resources preferred or 3-5 years of equivalent work experience
    • Knowledge of Ultipro or other payroll related system
    • High level interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documents
    • Knowledge of office administration procedures
    • Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines,
    • Excellent verbal and written and the ability to positively interact with all levels in the organization
    • Ability to exercise discretion
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
    • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Able to multi-task
    • Professional appearance

     SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu .  Please include three professional references and salary requirements. 

    The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library and to view the full job description visit us online at www.auctr.edu .

  • Graduate Assistant - Part-time (Discovery & Access Services)

    The Information and Research Services Unit of the Discovery and Access Services Department of Robert W. Woodruff Library - Atlanta University Center is seeking a highly motivated, energetic student to assist in providing information services for library users.  Student must be available to work 20 hours per week during library hours of operation. 

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Enrolled as a graduate student at one of the Atlanta University Center member institutions
    • Experience working in library desirable
    • Basic knowledge of the LC classification system
    • Basic knowledge of general databases and print resources available in the Woodruff library
    • Basic to intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Basic to intermediate computer technical skills
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Attention to detail required
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience with iMACs and software desirable Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them

     APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Interested applicants should submit a resume to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu.  Please include three professional references.

    The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

    Resumes are being accepted through Friday, October 3, 2014.

  • Student Assistant - Part-time (Content & Collection Management)

    The Digital Services Unit of the Content and Collection Management Department of the Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is seeking highly motivated, energetic students.  Student must be available to work 10 hours per week during library hours of operation. 

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at one of the Atlanta University Center member institutions
    • Ability to work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team
    • Sensitivity to and experience handling library or archival materials
    • Ability to operate a computer and scanner
    • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop preferred
    • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications preferred
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
    • Maintain production area in a neat and orderly condition
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
    • Attention to detail required
    • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them.

    Interested applicants should submit a resume to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu.  Please include three professional references.

    The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To learn more about your Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

    Resumes are being accepted through Friday, October 3, 2014.

Our Culture

Bring your skills and talents to the AUC Woodruff Library and you will find a unique and vibrant workplace that fosters and supports teamwork. Our staff is diverse and represents many nations, backgrounds and perspectives, yet we all work together to meet the needs of our students, faculty and other stakeholders. Enthusiasm is an evident factor with regards to how we carry out our work. We are an organization of transformation and growth, which means significant opportunities exist for talented and energetic individuals.

Employees are encouraged to develop personally and professionally.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values are a driving factor in the way we deliver service to our patrons and interact with each other.

  • Quality Service for All Customers
  • Competence in Services and Staff
  • Respect for the Individual
  • High Expectations for Performance

The AUC Woodruff Library does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.