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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.

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Barista - Line Cook - FT

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 intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center.

About the Role:

The Barista/Line Cook will be responsible for preparing high-quality meals that meet the chef’s exact specifications. In addition, they will be responsible for setting up the prep station, stocking inventory, and maintaining sanitation standards. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and multi-tasking skills. Ultimately, you will contribute to our customer satisfaction at the Woodi Café.

The Impact you will have: 

  • Greeting customers in a friendly manner and taking food and drink orders.
  • Assist the manager in preparing food items to meet Woodi Cafe standards and customer expectations on time.
  • Prepare a variety of beverages, including coffee, lattes, smoothies, cappuccino, and teas.
  • Answering customers’ questions about menu choices.
  • Promoting and recommending menu options to customers.
  • Accepting payment from customers.
  • Maintaining inventory and equipment by cleaning, troubleshooting, and reporting equipment repair needs.
  • Keeping the work environment sanitary and organized.
  • Evaluating and modifying processes to improve efficiency and quality of service.
  • Working to attract new customers.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and relationship with customers and coworkers
  • Prep food for the day to maintain ample backstock.

What you bring to the role:

  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 2-3 years of work experience in a retail or hospitality role preferred
  • Expertise in food preparation desired
  • Experience as a Barista and or Line Cook is ideal.
  • Ability to operate point of sale
  • Customer service skills and knowledge
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of safe food handling procedures

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift/carry boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent walking, standing or bending

Work Environment:

  • The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at this link

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

**The Robert W. Woodruff Library has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring all employees to have a Covid-19 vaccination(s). In accordance with Robert W. Woodruff Library’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees, their families, our students, faculty, and visitors from infectious diseases that vaccinations may reduce. In making this decision, we have reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the AUCC Covid-19 Taskforce Committee, and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

 

Communications Manager

SUMMARY

The vision of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is “To reflect the excellence of our member institutions by being the First and Best Choice for our users.” As a core member of the Library’s staff, the Communications Manager contributes to the realization of this vision by developing and implementing a comprehensive communications plan to advance the Library’s priorities and goals, increase awareness and use of its services, and promote and enhance its brand. Equally adept as a strategist and tactician, the Communications Manager has day-to-day responsibility for overseeing a broad range of internal and external communications functions and planning and delivering a large variety of high-quality communications products.

Reporting to the Director of Planning, Assessment and Communications, the Communications Manager has supervisory responsibilities for the graphic designer/social media specialist position.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic and Executive Communications

The Communications Manager is responsible for the overall quality and effectiveness of the Library’s communications efforts. This includes:

  • leading the development and implementation of a strategic communications plan that supports the Library’s strategic plan
  • establishing annual priorities and SMART goals for each communications function
  • providing counsel regarding executive communications strategy and researching, generating ideas for CEO communications opportunities and topics, writing and editing executive communiqués, including speeches, talking points, articles, Board reports, presentations, strategic CEO correspondence, and staff messages
  • ensuring the quality and timely delivery of all executive communications materials
  • collaborating with communications personnel of AUC member institutions

Media Relations

The Communications Manager serves as the primary liaison between the Library and the news media. This includes:

  • establishing and maintaining relationships with local, national, international and industry journalists
  • providing timely and accurate responses to media inquiries and pitching newsworthy Library story ideas
  • managing the Library’s crisis communications strategy
  • preparing the CEO and other Library subject-matter experts for telephone, in-person and/or on-camera interviews.

Publications/Website/Digital Displays

The Communications Manager serves as the content and quality editor for the Library’s key print and electronic publications, website, digital displays, and social media. This includes:

  • coordinating the content development, design and production of collateral pieces, e.g., annual report, newsletter, brochures, signage, etc.
  • identifying internal staff and and/or external vendors to write, edit, design, produce photography, and print publications
  • ensuring the accuracy, consistency and timely delivery of key messages in publications, the website, and digital platforms
  • overseeing all aspects of the Library’s social media presence on various platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat, etc.).

Special Events

The Communications Manager provides communications counsel and expertise to Library staff responsible for planning and executing special programs and events. This includes:

  • assisting with the development of the appropriate internal and external communications strategy
  • handling executive communications, media relations, and publications, and overseeing social media related to the event.
  • Ensuring marketing materials of external events hosted in the Library have appropriate Library branding and messaging

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Public Relations, Mass Communications or related fields.
  • Five (5) years of communications experience in a library, academic, or nonprofit organization, with responsibility for strategic communications, executive communications, media relations, publications, website/digital display management, special events communications, and brand stewardship.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Should be adept at:

  • Strategic communications planning and implementation
  • Key message development, writing and editing for oral and written communications
  • Problem solving, critical thinking and decision making
  • Taking initiative and embracing accountability
  • Writing (business, creative)
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Collaborating and negotiating conflict with stakeholders
  • Delegating and directing the work of others
  • Prioritizing and multitasking
  • Producing and sustaining high-quality work (e.g. without errors and anomalies) on time

Have a working knowledge of:

  • Social media technologies
  • MS Office Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at this link

Please include three professional references.

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

**The Robert W. Woodruff Library has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring Covid-19 vaccination(s) for all employees. In accordance with Robert W. Woodruff Library’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees, their families, our students, faculty and visitors from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, we have reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the AUCC Covid-19 Taskforce Committee and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Library Technical Assistant-Online Learning & Technology Services

SUMMARY

The Library Technical Assistant, Online Learning & Technology Services Unit, provides information assistance and customer service and provides training to Atlanta University Center faculty, staff, and students. The duties and tasks will be performed under the supervision of the Online Learning & Technology Services Unit Head.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides information assistance to users at service points on a rotating schedule, including evenings, nights, and weekends:
    • responds to phone, email, and in-person customer inquiries regarding Technology Design Studio services;
    • assists users with scanning/faxing/printing/copying services; schedules appointments for group study, audio-visual editing suites, and presentation-practice rooms;
    • assists in providing training to AUC faculty, staff, students, and library staff on PCs, iMacs, and learning new software and technologies;
    • assists with classroom technology setups for Main Level classrooms (208, 215, and 202ABC); and
    • monitors use of Bloomberg Finance Lab
  • Troubleshoots hardware and software problems in the Technology Design Studio area; refers complex problems to the Office of Information Technology.
  • Assists in creating and maintaining customer informational materials, unit forms, and/or procedural documents
  • Assists in the creation of online tutorials for learning technologies, software, and hardware
  • Conducts training on how to use specialized software and hardware available in the Technology Design Studio area
  • Records user interaction statistics
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned by a supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years of relevant customer service experience Preferred Education:

 

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE:

  • Experience working with integrated library systems.
  • Experience with web resources available in an academic and/or public library.
  • Experience teaching and/or training.
  • Experience in the public services department in an academic library.
  • Analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong computer skills including iMacs and applicable software; Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Suites, Audio/Visual Editing Suites.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:
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 this link.

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

 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.

Security Services Officer

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 intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center.

About the Role:

This position has primary responsibility for the maintenance and training of the Library’s security services systems; Serves as team lead and provides extended coverage of post and/or patrol officers as needed. The available shifts for these positions are 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM and 4:00 PM until 12:30 AM.

 

The Impact you will have:

  • Schedule and maintain the Robert W. Woodruff Library fleet maintenance
  • Provide training of Fire alarm and Intrusion systems to include maintenance scheduling and emergency contact
  • Provide training of CCTV system to include appropriate measure to insure systems are operational procedures
  • Assist as Team Lead as assigned by SS Manager in the absence of supervisor on annual leave, weekends and/ or evening shifts
  • Makes scheduled tours of buildings and grounds by vehicle or walking. Watches and reports irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked.
  • Emergency point of contact responds to emergency building alarm notices
  • Liaison as needed to Facility Department Manager
  • Reports to supervisor any unusual or suspicious condition detected. Completes preliminary investigation of complaints, disturbances, and thefts
  • Provides (written and oral) concise and factual reports of any investigative findings
  • Opens and locks doors, and gates at proper times based on building operating schedule and other specific procedural requirements
  • Reports to supervisor any incidents of visitor, students, or employee actions that could result in injury or loss to company or employees
  • Provides first layer of Library customer service including, but not limited, handling patron service request and providing building directional layout
  • Operates two-way radio communication system following appropriate radio protocol
  • Greet guests of the Library and check identification upon arrival. Monitor the calendar for any programs or events occurring at the Library. (60%)
  • Patrol assigned areas within the library property. Provide information and assistance to guests. Enforce all policies, e.g. food and beverage policy. Secure doors after business hours. (20%)
  • Report daily activities and irregularities electronically to the Security Supervisor, such as equipment or property damage, theft, unauthorized personnel, etc. Respond to alarms and investigate disturbances around the Library. Maintain the lost and found. (10%)
  • Monitor the alarm systems and answer the telephone in the security office. Manage keys for authorized personnel, staff, and visitors. (10%)
  • Perform other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.
  • Other duties and project work as assigned including, but not limited to, committee representation.

 

What you bring to the role:

  •  High School diploma/GED or vocational school diploma
  • Minimum three (3) years of security experience
  • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience
  •  Must be thorough, accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to meet deadlines critical
  • Ability to work independently and to identify and initiate solutions for areas needing improvement
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of safety codes, OSHA responsibilities, EPA requirements, and emergency preparedness
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office

 

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

 

Work Environment:

  • The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

 

What we offer:

Not only will you get to work with a group of innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, you will also have access to all the benefits that the Robert W. Woodruff Library at AUC offers! This includes our robust compensation package that is competitive for Atlanta area academic libraries; a 403(b) employer-match; health, dental, & vision insurance; Flexible Paid Time Off and Holiday Benefits which includes; 24 days per year vacation, 12 paid company holidays, paid winter break and 12 days per year paid sick leave. In addition, we offer Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care and a company-sponsored Employee Assistance Plan. We also offer Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care, a company-sponsored Employee Assistance Plan, Life and Disability benefits which include company-paid basic life insurance as well as short and long term disability insurance. The Library is committed to offering opportunities for professional growth development.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at this link. Please include three professional references and salary requirements. This is a non-faculty/non-tenure position. The position will remain open until filled.

**The Robert W. Woodruff Library has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring all employees for Covid-19 vaccination(s). In accordance with Robert W. Woodruff Library’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees, their families, our students, faculty, and visitors from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, we have reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the AUCC Covid-19 Taskforce Committee and the Morehouse School of Medicine

 

Grant Funded Yale University Press Art and Architecture ePortal Student Internship

SUMMARY:

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC RWWL) 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.

The AUC-RWWL is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill the role of Art and Architecture ePortal Student Intern. This position will provide support to the Yale University Press A&A ePortal, an innovative digital platform on which to discover and interact with important art and architectural history scholarship. The ideal candidate will work between 5 -10 hours per week and will report to the ePortal Project Coordinator at Yale University Press.

 

THE IMPACT YOU WILL HAVE:

  • Provides support to the Executive Director and Project Coordinator of the ePortal.
  • Prepares chapter keywords and image metadata for books being uploaded to the site. Training will be provided by the Yale University Press.
  • Assists with proofreading and other editorial duties.
  • Interns are invited to participate in the A&AePortal’s Student Experience Panel, which meets approximately 3 times per year.
  • 5 – 10 hours per week.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned by a supervisor.

 

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE:

  • Proficiency in MS Excel desired.
  • Candidates must be comfortable using Microsoft Word and capable of writing clear, professional correspondence.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Completion of coursework in Art and or Architectural History or related field, such as Fashion, Design, or Photography History, Classics, Africana or African American Studies, or Religion.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at this link

Please include three professional references.

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

**The Robert W. Woodruff Library has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring Covid-19 vaccination(s) for all employees. In accordance with Robert W. Woodruff Library’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees, their families, our students, faculty and visitors from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, we have reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the AUCC Covid-19 Taskforce Committee and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Digitization Project Student Assistant - Part-time

About the AUC Woodruff Library:

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library provides information management, instruction, and access to various global information resources acquired and organized in support of teaching and learning, scholarship, and cultural preservation of the Atlanta University Center (AUC). The Library partners with member academic institutions of the AUC: Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College

The position reports to the Library’s Digital Services Department and will work closely with collections from the Archives Research Center.  Utilizing traditional and emerging technologies, the Digital Services Department develops and manages digital programs, services, and collections that expand access to hidden primary resources and promotes the scholarship and preservation of the AUC community.  The Archives Research Center of the AUC Woodruff Library (ARC) documents the life and culture of African Americans, particularly in the southeastern United States. Collections emphasizing education, literature, politics, government, social work, civil rights, and race relations are among the holdings.

Note: This is a temporary, part-time position (20 hours/week for 20 weeks)

 

Position Description:

The AUC Woodruff Library seeks a motivated, energetic, knowledgeable, and efficient student to work directly with experienced archivists and librarians to complete a digitization project. Students interested in humanities, archival studies, academic libraries, collection management, collection development, history, curatorial studies, and public history will have the opportunity to work with archival collections related to student activism, digitize materials, and describe content according to standard metadata schemes. Successful internship candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in libraries and archives and attention to detail, as well as an interest in history, the arts, and/or the sciences.

The student project assistant will work on a project that will introduce them to many skills and services in the archival and library sciences, including:

  • Introducing students to archival preservation and processing as a career choice
  • Familiarizing students with cultural heritage and archival practices, including preservation, digital collections, digitization of archival materials, and metadata creation.
  • Providing students with practice, and hands-on training with archival collections
  • Mentoring of students by staff and supervisors

The project will include choosing materials from the following collections for digitization and description:

  • Atlanta Student Movement Collection
  • Mary Ann Smith Wilson – Ruby Dorris Smith Collection on Student Activism
  • Atlanta University and Clark College Scrapbooks
  • Clark Atlanta University Student publication


Duties and Tasks

  • Work with archivists to develop and execute a processing plan for selecting archival collection material for digitization.
  • Under the guidance of a DSD staff member, digitize a range of original archival materials (publications, manuscripts, photographs, bound material) following best practices and using specialized hardware (scanners) and software.
  • Create descriptive metadata for digitized content related to student activism materials in keeping with professional standards.
  • Create a digital collection and ingest archival collections and metadata into the RWWL Digital Repository, RADAR.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of African American history.
  • Experience working in a library is desirable
  • Some heavy lifting required
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Attention to detail required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
  • Experience with standard software such as Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Sensitivity in handling fragile archival materials.

 

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with archival theory
  • Familiarity with handling archival materials
  • Familiarity with metadata standards for describing collections.
  • Knowledge of technologies and archival content management systems is desirable

 

 Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Graduate student or degree in a related field (for ex, library science, archival studies, history, public history).

Note: This is a temporary, part-time position (20 hours/week for 20 weeks)

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at this link

Please include three professional references.

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

**The Robert W. Woodruff Library has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring Covid-19 vaccination(s) for all employees. In accordance with Robert W. Woodruff Library’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees, their families, our students, faculty and visitors from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, we have reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the AUCC Covid-19 Taskforce Committee and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

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.

Transparency in Coverage & Transparent Billing

In compliance with the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) directives, the library provides the following link to our Transparency in Coverage (TiC) Machine-Readable File URL:  MRF Access and Download. Please also see Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills.

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