The mission of the Human Resources Department is to develop and support a diverse and highly skilled community in order to create a positive workplace that helps the College attract and retain the talent necessary to accomplish its goals. We deliver best practice human resources consultation and expertise with professionalism, confidentiality, integrity, and respect, while contributing in meaningful ways to the mission of the College.
We are committed to living and communicating the following core values:
- Integrity: we behave in an honest, trustworthy, and ethical way, consistent with our stated core values and policies
- Respect: we treat others with dignity, value diversity, and strive to create bridges through understanding
- Empowerment: we encourage staff members at all levels to develop the skills needed for their professional enrichment
- Advocacy: we are committed to serve as advocates for staff members at all levels, to understand all perspectives, and to provide support for conflict resolution
The HR departments works across the community to provide human resource consulting; administer programs to ensure the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce; manage efficient human resource systems and information including payroll; develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure an equitable workplace for all staff members and ensure compliance with federal and state statues; develop competitive compensation and benefits programs; serve as a resource for work/life and wellness initiatives; and, maintain effective communication with all faculty and staff members regarding various human resources topics.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Swarthmore College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration.
As one of America's finest undergraduate educational institutions, Swarthmore provides just over 1,500 exceptionally talented students with an education that combines rigorous intellectual inquiry with a commitment to pursue the common good. The College employs approximately 750 people full-time, including 168 tenured and tenure-track faculty, working with an outstanding staff. The strength of its endowment, currently valued at over $1.5 billion, and its prudent financial management allow Swarthmore to offer a very low student/faculty ratio of 8:1, as well as one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country. Located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia, the College's 425-acre campus is a designated arboretum and the setting for a diverse and creative intellectual community.
The Vice President for Finance and Administration will serve as the chief financial and chief operating officer of the College, with supervisory responsibility for the areas of budget, investment, controller, facilities, financial aid, institutional research, risk management, Town Center West, and other auxiliary services. Strong candidates will have outstanding financial and administrative management skills; demonstrated ability to build and lead diverse teams; a commitment to working transparently and collaboratively with a wide range of constituencies; and an ability to work within the culture and values of Swarthmore College. For best consideration, please send nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest in confidence by October 30, 2013 to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Nell Booth, Senior Associate
Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LP
For a more detailed description of the position, please click here.
Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.