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Thank you for your interest in Swarthmore College. Swarthmore welcomes people who are not just looking for a job, but seeking a meaningful opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. Our highly selective liberal arts college is situated on a scenic suburban Philadelphia campus. Our mission focuses on providing students with the knowledge, insight, and experience they need to become leaders and agents of change on behalf of the common good.

As an employer, Swarthmore is committed to providing full opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or disability. We welcome, and seek applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, including those with intercultural experience and demonstrated commitments to an inclusive workplace and world.

We recognize that attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff is critical to maintaining our academic standard of excellence. And so, in addition to competitive salaries, we offer a high quality, comprehensive employee benefits program. We invite you to explore current Employment Opportunities at Swarthmore and to return to this site often. Again, thank you for your interest. We wish you success in your career search.

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The Department of Public Safety at Swarthmore College is responsible for the overall security of Swarthmore's campus and is the first contact and first responder for all campus emergencies. Its charge is to protect persons and property, preserve the peace, deter crime, apprehend criminal offenders, recover lost and stolen property, perform services as required, enforce appropriate College regulations, and maintain a sense of community security and confidence in the department. To access a copy of the College's Annual Security Report - describing safety programs and policies, as well as crime statistics.

Ruth Krakower, Director of Alumni and Gift Records

The fact that the College values its employees—and that we provide our students with the best learning experience—makes my service here more than just a job.  I have opportunities throughout the year to better myself—become more skilled at my job, learn new technology, or gain insight into best practices. 


–Ruth Krakower, Director of Alumni and Gift Records

Rodney Milstead, Environmental Services

There are so many opportunities here to grow and to learn. The family and community atmosphere makes going to work a pleasure. Everyone treats you warmly and with respect. I especially enjoy the many opportunities we have to connect with other people—events such as the Winter Gathering, Spring Celebration, and Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, where everyone comes together as a community.


–Rodney Milstead, Environmental Services

Christina Wallen

I enjoy coming to work knowing that my team is more than a group of co-workers. We know each other’s families, kids, and grandkids. It is a fun environment; although we’re busy, I’ve learned to adapt and be understanding because team members support one another. We make people laugh, smile, and enjoy their time at the College. I love the opportunity to meet so many different students from across the world. 


–Tina Wallen, Dining Services