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:

  • 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 Spellman 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.

     

    Job Summary:

    This position has a 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. 

     

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Schedule and maintain the Robert W. Woodruff Library fleet maintenance

     

    • Provide training of Fire alarm and Intrusion system 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.

     

    Educational/Training Requirements:

     High School diploma/GED or vocational school diploma

     

    Experience:

     Minimum three (3) years of security experience

    Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

     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.

     

    SALARY & BENEFITS:

    Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, relocation assistance, 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. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  This is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The position will remain open until filled.

     

  • African American Studies and Primary Source Literacy Coordinator

     

    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 Spellman 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.

     

    Job Title:  African American Studies & Primary Source Literacy Coordinator

    Job Summary:

    The African American Studies & Primary Source Literacy Coordinator will be responsible for providing general and specialized research assistance for onsite and virtual library users using primary and secondary sources. The Coordinator will also conduct user-centered subject-specific instruction to develop information literacy competencies for faculty, students, and staff of AUC member institutions who are affiliated with programs relating to African, African American, African Diaspora, and Africana Studies. The Coordinator will also have responsibilities for collection development of circulating and rare book collections. 

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

    Instruction (40%)

    • Provides curriculum-integrated library instruction to students and faculty employing emerging learning technologies 
    • Creates and delivers topical research seminars, individual and group training
    • Develops instructional materials, research guides, web tutorials, and other resources to optimize utilization and understanding of Library resources and services
    • Provides reference and research services to the students, faculty, and general members of the AUC community for both onsite and remote library users, including evenings and weekends
    • Provides instruction on the use of primary and secondary sources on African, African American, African Diaspora, and Africana Studies, and related topics  
    • Provides outreach to faculty and students, serving as a liaison for academic programs/departments in assigned subject areas, and solicits feedback on services and programs

     

    Collection Development (40%)

    • Selects and deselects topical materials in all formats for circulation collections supporting the curriculum and research needs of member institutions African, African American, African Diaspora, and Africana Studies programs
    • Leads in the development and assist in the maintenance and preservation of the Archives Research Center rare book collection
    • Develops and/or conducts assessments of benchmarks for collections 
    • Collaborate with the Digital Services department and the Archives Research Center to select, preserve, and expand access to African American and related collections 
    • Participates in activities in support of accreditation at the institutional and departmental levels
    • collections

     

    Organizational Support (20%)

    • Participates in campus initiatives, committees, and taskforces
    • Participate in external donor relations
    • Participates in the development, implementation, and assessment of services, policies, procedures, and publications
    • Participates in grant development and implementation
    • Participates in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces
    • Other duties as assigned

    Educational/Training Requirements:

    Required:

    • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of African American Studies or related field
    • Experience with instructional design and delivery

     

    Preferred: 

    • Bachelor's or advanced degree in African American Studies related field desirable
    • Experience working with Archival Collections

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated experience with and/or coursework in the development of web-based instruction modules and/or information literacy tools
    • Demonstrated experience performing reference and instruction services
    • Demonstrated knowledge of print/electronic resources for African American and Diaspora Studies related to an academic research environment
    • Experience with archival instruction preferred
    • Strong computer skills; experience in using iMACs and applicable software desirable
    • Demonstrated experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Evidence of scholarship and/or professional activity 
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • Excellent customer service ethics and high expectations for quality

     

    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.

    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. 

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

     

     

  • Communications Manager

     

    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

    The Communications Manager is a one-stop-shop position responsible for promoting the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library’s mission, services and resources and to continually raise its visibility in both non-profit and profit communities.

    Collaborating library-wide, this position works closely with leadership and staff to implement a strategic communications work plan which incorporates exciting promotional messages, compelling storylines and related content supporting marketing strategies, all delivered across diverse platforms and communications materials.

    This position also provides oversight for the AUC Woodruff Library’s brand by ensuring that visual identity standards are monitored for compliance both internally and externally and is also responsible for responding to media inquiries and crisis communications in collaboration with administration.  This position reports to the Director of Planning, Assessment and Communications.

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

     

    • Developing and implementing an annual work plan for delivery of strategic communications
    • Publishing print and digital publications including the Library’s annual report, Library newsletter, brochures, etc.
    • Developing and implementing executive communications strategies (e.g. digital engagement, reports, dashboards, videos, interview research, etc.)
    • Managing all aspects of the Library’s social media presence (website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat, etc.)
    • Maintaining and overseeing updates and postings to the Library’s website
    • Managing the Library’s crisis communications strategy
    • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of communications initiatives and developing new and innovative ways to engage a diverse, yet targeted audience
    • Providing timely and accurate responses to media inquiries, film and photography crews
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with local, national, international and industry journalists
    • Providing support in reviewing day-to-day promotional materials by design staff
    • Performing related responsibilities as required

     

     

     Experience:

    Three to five (3-5) years of relevant communication experience and/or three-five (3-5) years of communications experience in a library, academic, or nonprofit organization, with responsibility for executive communications, media relations, publications, special events communications, and brand stewardship.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Exceptional writer and creative thinker
    • Ability to manage development of publications from concept to completion content, layout, design, professional printing/publishing
    • Strong editing and proofreading
    • Must be a creative and strategic thinker with good judgment and ability to make independent decisions in a changing environment.
    • Experience publishing content on content management systems (CMS, WordPress, Squarespace, etc.)
    • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
    • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
    • Knowledge of best practices for writing and publishing on different platforms (especially Facebook and Instagram
    • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Ability to manage time, deliverables and meet deadlines.
    • Must be a strong communicator, have excellent written, presentation, oral communications and interpersonal skills.

     

    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.

     

    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. 

     

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.