Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer.


The Office of Admission seeks an Admission Counselor for U.S. Military Veterans to plan and manage prospective outreach to U.S. Military Veterans in all phases of the college search process.

Position Status: Part-Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour.  Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Hours: 20 hours per week
Benefit Eligible:  Yes
Reports To: Vice President of Enrollment
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Admission Office


  • Plan and manage prospective outreach to U.S. Military Veterans in all phases of the college search process.
  • Representing Whittier College at military bases, community colleges and various college fairs throughout the year
  • Reviewing and evaluating admission applications
  • Extensive contact with prospective Whittier College students who have served in the military, military professionals and community college or career counselors
  • Other duties as assigned

United States military experience required and previous admission experience working with military veterans is preferred. Knowledge of and commitment to a liberal arts college education.

Knowledge and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required. Effective interpersonal Skills, oral and written communications skills, and the ability to relate well to students, faculty, parents and staff are essential. Requires an organized, self-motivated, detail oriented individual who is able to work well with enthusiasm as part of a team. Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation required. 

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.


Whittier College and the Business Office invite qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Controller.

The Assistant Controller assists the Controller and Director of Business Services in managing the audit, accounting, payroll, cashiering mailroom, xerox center and other related functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Attends meetings, represents the department and is authorized to make commitments as appropriate primarily in the areas of Accounts Payable. 
  2. Participates in the development and interpretation of departmental policies, primarily in Accounts Receivable.
  3. Recommends changes in departmental methods and procedures.
  4. Supervises staff and student workers on a daily basis. Interviews and recommends hire. Schedules and assigns work. Counsels and disciplines as required. Evaluates performance and provides direct feedback.
  5. Monitors A/R work flow for efficiency and timeliness and makes adjustments as needed to meet deadlines. Structures staff and organizes work in a logical fashion to ensure efficient operations.
  6. Provides direction and leadership in the management of the College's accounting practices.
  7. Assists in developing and maintaining automated systems and procedures. Provides input for the development accounting applications, reports, forms, records and documented procedures.
  8. Meets with managers on a regular basis for status reports and to assist with policy, procedural or regulatory interpretation and problem resolution.
  9. Represents the College as appropriate in its relationship with the community, government agencies, professional societies and similar groups.
  10. Identifies policies and procedures to support strategic goals and objectives.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.


Previous Experience:
4 years with professional level experience in accounting, management and supervisory skills.

Knowledge and Education:
Accounting or business related fields. Good communications and problem solving skills; develops and enforces policies and procedures; meets deadlines.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Associate Director for Web Strategy and Multimedia (ADWSM) will be primarily responsible bringing new and creative solutions to the College’s evolving web presence. The ADWSM will oversee the college’s Content Management System (Drupal) and primarily focus her/his time on creating content that elevates the digital identity of the College for its many audiences. This position requires a unique blend of skills in visual communication, web development, and project management.

The ADWSM will develop high-quality and innovative graphical enhancements to the current website, shoot/direct photography, slideshows, presentations, etc. to help reinforce Whittier’s brand and strategic direction. The ADWSM will oversee all video production and will internally produce/edit video content by utilizing students and staff from other departments on campus.

The ADWSM will provide leadership, training, and project management for the continuing development and maintenance of College’s website, and recommend new web tools and approaches to support the institution’s strategic marketing and communication objectives. The ADWSM is also responsible for utilizing Google Analytics to evaluate the performance of web content and make recommendations for improvement. She/he will be a key player in the development/creation of related web policies and standards that ensure clear and consistent delivery of key messaging and brand awareness among all constituency groups.

Position Status: Full Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt
Salary Range: Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge


  • Perform site-building activities, including creating, modifying, and maintaining content across the College website.
  • Provide expertise in user experience & web theming.
  • Create custom designs and layouts for sub and microsites
  • Oversee the technical maintenance of the CMS (Drupal).
  • Serve as an internal web support agent for the Office of Communications, providing assistance on the creation, content, support, and maintenance of existing and new web initiatives.
  • Provide campus-wide CMS web/portal support in assigning users, providing content support, and troubleshooting usability issues.
  • Lead training of faculty, students, and staff in CMS use, including the creation of instructional guides as it relates to web CMS use.
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders and consultants/vendors to ensure quality and performance of web and CMS systems are being met.
  • Regularly monitor/track web statistics related to visitor activity and analyze and interpret a variety of data pertaining to site usage, both internal and external.
  • Research and assess technology trends; when possible, advise on the integration of new resources into existing web environment.
  • Lead or assist in the development of web-based electronic communications, forms, vehicles, and other tools as needed to support key institutional initiatives, including those pertaining to fundraising, recruitment, student services, alumni relations, and others.
  • Script, shoot, and edit high-quality video clips for the Whittier website. Develop multimedia content for use on College website, print publications, electronic channels and social media program.
  • In conjunction with Associate Director of Communications and Associate Director of Digital Communications, will record or arrange to have video taken of events and programs for use in promoting a positive image of the College via social media such as YouTube.
  • Either shoots photographs or arranges to have photos taken for use in all College communications vehicles (print and digital).
  • Other duties as assigned.


Previous Experience: Minimum three to five years experience in front-end web development and management; higher education web environment experience preferred.

Knowledge and Education: 

  • Fluent knowledge of HTML5 and CSS, and working knowledge of Javascript and other web-based programming languages.
  • Experience and comfort working with Drupal or similar open source technologies
  • Graphic and multimedia production experience. Expert knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and other tools. 
  • Experience with and knowledge of Google Analytics.
  • General understanding of higher education marketing/branding strategies and trends.
  • Experience in developing/establishing web policies and standards, to ensure clear and consistent delivery of key messaging and brand awareness among all constituency groups.
  • Ability to develop high-quality and innovative videos, graphics, photography, slideshows, audio, etc. to help reinforce Whittier’s brand and strategic direction.
  • Self-motivated, can work independently in facilitating projects from the conceptual stages to launch.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects efficiently, to work under pressure and solve problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Must be comfortable learning and working with new technologies and software, often in a fast-paced or deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to provide a portfolio of graphic design and web projects.
  • Ability to work with multiple levels of clients and consistently deliver outstanding customer service and possess a pleasant and collegial personality consistent with the mission of a service-oriented unit.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in field related to position preferred.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE. 


The Office of Disability Services at Whittier College seeks a Disability Accommodation Coordinator to Work under direction of Director of Disability Services on all aspects of student services for DS students. Coordinate and implement all services to students qualified for registration with Office of Disability Services, about 200+.  Hire, train and supervise 30+- student workers each term.

Position Status: Full-Time, 10/12 month schedule
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $15.00 per hour. 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm
Reports To: Director of Disability Services
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Disability Services Office


  • Coordinate and implement all accommodation requests from students registered with
  • Disability Services such as extra time on exams, note-taking services, coordinating structural accessibility, converting text into alternate format, including braille and electronic formats, and assistive technology such as Kurzweil and Dragon Naturally Speaking.
  • Hire, train and supervise student note takers approximately 30+ students per term. Approve all time-sheets.
  • Coordinate all test proctor requests, ensuring receipt of exams from instructors, designate and reserve appropriate testing rooms and arrange assistive technology.
  • Provide approval and training for students receiving audio and electronic books through Learning Ally and Bookshare.
  • Hire and train Student Office Assistants.
  • Provide training for students utilizing assistive technology, such as Kurzweil and Dragon Naturally Speaking.
  • Order and process all requested ebooks, either through Access Text, Bookshare or by scanning and converting books to pdf files. Train Student Office Assistants on use of technology such as Kurzweil, Dragon and book conversions to pdfs.
  • Interface with multiple constituencies on campus to arrange accommodations as needed, including faculty, administrators, and staff. Works closely with residential life staff in order to accommodate housing requests.
  • Maintain all records in Excel and Access, as well as responsible for maintaining student files and records.
  • Keep current on new assistive technology and updates, work with IT on both.  Perform web-based research related to disability law, policy, and advances in the field.
  • Plan and implement office activities.
  • Manage office operations.
  • Perform duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal skills are required. Strong organizational skills are required, along with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must have strong technological abilities such as working with Excel spreadsheets, working knowledge of PDF conversions, and have ability to learn other technological needs quickly.  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Strong ability to work independently and with initiative.
  • Ability to be flexible.

Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.


Whittier College, a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), is currently accepting applications for a Head Football Coach. This position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with a comprehensive benefits package.  Whittier, located in the Los Angeles area, is a four year, liberal arts college, serving 1,700 students.

A Bachelor’s degree is required; however a Master’s degree is strongly preferred. Candidates are responsible for the administration and management of all aspects of a highly successful and competitive varsity football program.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruit and retain qualified student-athletes, practice and game preparation, athlete development, coaching/teaching, budget management, travel coordination, staff supervision and other areas of sport administration. Maintaining a working relationship with campus colleagues, alumni, community members, and other constituents is vital. The ideal candidate will have previous college playing and coaching experience with a strong understanding of the DIII philosophy and its role at a private liberal arts institution. They must also possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, communicate effectively (verbal and written), have the ability to multi-task and operate within an extremely motivated, team oriented atmosphere. Additional responsibilities will also be assigned by the Executive Director of Athletics and Special Assistant to the President.

The College sponsors 22 NCAA Division III athletic programs, as well as a vibrant offering of club sports, intramural, fitness and outdoor recreational activities. The institution is a founding member of the highly regarded SCIAC with a proud tradition of athletic and academic excellence.

Please submit a letter of application, resume and salary requirements plus contact information for at least three references to: Robert Coleman, Executive Director of Athletics, Whittier College, 13847 Earlham Drive, Whittier, CA 90602 or by e-mail to Please place “Football Coach Search” in the subject line of the email.  Review of applications will begin immediately with an application deadline of December 4, 2015. Absolutely NO phone calls or email inquiries! An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background check.


The Wardman Library at Whittier College seeks a Research & Instruction Librarian designs, develops and assesses the College’s information literacy program, including coordination of instruction for the first year writing program.

Reports To: Library Director
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Wardman Library

Position Status: Full-Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000. Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.


  • Develops and coordinates web-based tools aimed to increase proficiency in library use and knowledge of library resources.
  • Provides other librarians with information and materials useful to the effective teaching of research and library skills.
  • Investigates and incorporates appropriate new trends in library instruction, reference services, information literacy and the use of learning spaces.
  • Assists with Library sponsored events, including poetry readings, book signings, fall and spring finals activities for students, annual faculty tenure and promotion reception, and other outreach activities, as requested.
  • Oversees the Library’s social media sites; keeping posts up-to-date and relevant for the student and faculty interests.
  • Supervises the full-time Circulation/Interlibrary Loan position.
  • Manages all aspects of the McNaughton Book leasing program.
  • Coordinates and oversees interlibrary loan services, both borrowing and lending, using Link+, RapidILL, and OCLC ILL Service.  Keeps current with latest ILL technology and collects use statistics.
  • Responsible for the staffing and scheduling of the Information Desk.
  • Coordinates the Library’s role in the peer mentor program, working closely with the CAAS and Writing Program staff.  Is a co-instructor for the peer mentor classes.
  • Demonstrates strong communication, teambuilding and customer service skills.
  • Keeps current and capably assists users with the library’s technological services including but not limited to: PCs, Macs, printers, photocopiers, and related-printing software, scanners, digital microfilm reader and its software, learning software, general productivity applications, and learning management platform (Moodle).
  • Oversees LibGuides and assists librarians in content.
  • Works effectively with other librarians to build consensus about new directions in information literacy programming and its assessment.
  • Collects and maintains statistics for interlibrary loan borrowing and lending and reference services.
  • Responsible for collection development and acts as liaison in assigned subject areas and departments.
  • Supervises and creates special projects for student workers and peer mentors.
  • Participate in library wide initiative through committee work.
  • Commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule one week night for Information Desk duties, as needed.

ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent Library degree, 3+ years experience as a professional librarian, academic preferred.  

Knowledge and Skills:
Experience as part of a Public Services team with knowledge and skills in searching print and web-based resources.  Proven success supervising employees.  Management of an information literacy program at an academic institution.  Familiarity with interlibrary loan processes and procedures.

Application Deadline:    Open Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.


Whittier College invites applications and nominations for the position of Title V Project Director. Whittier is a vibrant, diverse four-year college distinguished by its small size and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. The College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and experiential learning, service, and leadership. Located in the heart of Southern California between Los Angeles and Orange County, Whittier College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, serving students not only of different ethnic and geographic heritage, but also of a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

Reporting to the President, the Title V Project Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of Title V grant activities at Whittier College to achieve the project’s objectives of “Increasing Capacity for STEM Learning and Research.” To bolster graduation and retention rates of Hispanic and other underrepresented students by providing necessary support for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math learning and research, the Director will facilitate the use of resources for maximum effectiveness and in compliance with federal guidelines. The Title V Project Director is a five-year contractual position, contingent upon the annual renewal of Title V federal funding and satisfactory performance.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide leadership to Title V program planning, implementation, and evaluation processes. Develop strategies to institutionalize Title V initiatives at the College.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Vice Presidents, Steering Committee, Center for Advising and Academic Success, Center for Career and Professional Development, faculty leads, and staff to coordinate activities with existing resources and services.
  • Communicate project goals and objectives to all College constituencies and project collaborators. Issue quarterly reports summarizing progress for the President, the Steering Committee, and others. Develop and maintain a Title V Policy and Procedures Manual that embodies the requirements of program statutes, regulations, and policy statements.
  • Prepare and submit all reports required by the Department of Education. Communicate with Title V program office. Attend Title V Project Director conference. Coordinate overall evaluation of project with external evaluator and College staff.
  • Participate in the hiring and provide administrative supervision of grant-funded personnel, and manage project budget and approval of expenditures. 

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Master’s degree required, preferably in a STEM area, Education, or related discipline.
  • Five years of administrative experience in higher education, preferably at a liberal arts college.
  • Three years of experience managing grant programs, including budgets, preferably with Title III, Title V or HSI STEM initiatives.
  • Two years of experience in postsecondary instruction or student support services in a college environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of distance learning and digital media preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to implementation of research-based strategies and performance indicators for outcomes assessment.
  • Experience working with and insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students, and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse student, faculty, and community groups.
  • Proven ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary to be based on experience. Range: $60,000 - $75,000.

Target start date: January 11, 2016.

Application Procedure and Timeline
Please submit a cover letter, résumé or CV, salary history, and contact information for three professional references to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Kristin Wiberg, Executive Assistant to the President, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. Review will begin November 25, 2015. For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2015.  

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


Temporary and On-Call assignments are periodically available in various departments of the College. Varying levels of experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in secretarial and clerical work desirable. Candidates must be available on short notice and be flexible regarding duties and scheduled work hours. Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are welcomed to send resume and cover letter to