Anne T. and J. Morris Evans Post-Baccalaureate Fellow

at Haverford College (view profile)
Published December 21, 2023
Location Haverford, PA
Category Academic  
Job Type Temporary/Term-Limited  
Apply Here https://www.haverford.edu/human-resources/news/anne-t-and-j-morris-evans-post-baccalaureate-fellow-0
Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Bachelor's degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $39,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary

Description

 

Anne T. and J. Morris Evans Post-Baccalaureate Fellow

Haverford College invites applications for our full-time (37.5 hours per week), exempt, fixed term (2 years), benefits-eligible Anne T. and J. Morris Evans Post-Baccalaureate Fellow opportunity.

Haverford Offers Great Benefits: The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes possible work-from-home opportunities, automatic 10% retirement contribution to your retirement account upon eligibility (no match required), a 50% tuition benefit for dependent children upon eligibility, 14 paid holidays (including the week before New Year’s Day off), affordable medical plans, and a beautiful arboretum campus with walking trail and easy public transportation access. Please visit the Benefits page (https://www.haverford.edu/human-resources/benefits) for more information.

About the Libraries

The Libraries join the Haverford community in engaging in work that fosters anti-ableism, anti-racism and anti-white supremacy on campus and in society. In the Libraries, we bring deep collaboration and learning to our approaches to teaching, research, collection development, public programming, professional development and profession-building, the creation of community, and all that we do. We strive to treat all library users equitably. Beyond a pledge to consistently work toward the elimination of oppression, we equally, and joyfully, affirm our role in the celebration of and commitment to thriving for all in the Haverford community. As such, we aim to create opportunities for students, staff, and faculty so that every member of our community has the tools and experiences they need to flourish. Learn more about the work of the Libraries.

About the Position
The Haverford College Libraries seeks a two-year Post-Baccalaureate Fellow to digitize materials which support the strategic needs of the Quaker & Special Collections department. They will also participate in many aspects of the work of the department, including providing reference service and creating social media posts. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with Quaker & Special Collections curators, the Digital Scholarship team, and undergraduate student collaborators. Mentoring and training will be provided.

The post-bac will work on two major digitization projects relating to our internationally-regarded Quaker collections during their time at Haverford. As part of a multi-year project, they will digitize the collection of Rufus M. Jones, a preeminent 20th century Quaker historian, mystic, and philosopher. In support of the College’s upcoming 200th anniversary, the post-bac will digitize foundational materials to the College’s early history. The post-bac will scan materials, provide description and analysis of individual items or groups of items, and upload materials into the online repository. They will also create a digital exhibit focused on Rufus M. Jones.

The post-bac fellow will focus on projects which build skills to ensure that they are prepared for their next career steps, including the potential of entering graduate school. The post-bac will engage with the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the department.

This position reports to the Curator of Quaker Collections. The Fellow will join a dynamic and collaborative department of 4.5 FTE staff in Quaker & Special Collections. This is a two-year fellowship.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Engage with Quaker collections in both physical and digital environments
  • Scan materials from the collections, create metadata, and upload materials to the digital asset management system
  • Provide research assistance to patrons in the reading room and via email
  • Engage and supervise student worker colleagues
  • Collaborate with library social media team to promote projects and materials from Quaker & Special Collections
  • Collaborate with members of the digital scholarship team on digital projects related to materials in Quaker & Special Collections
  • Ensure that the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is a priority particularly in the design and delivery of services provided to the campus

Line of Report: The Anne T. and J. Morris Evans Post-Baccalaureate Fellow reports to Curator of Quaker Collections and would supervise student colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

Professional Competencies

  • Interest in history, libraries, religion, visual studies, or historical narratives
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community
  • Prior work that shows a commitment to teamwork, service to others, attention to detail, and a strong balance between quality and quantity of work
  • Experience engaging with primary source material through course work or internships and interest in deepening and furthering those skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, judgment, and initiative
  • Ability to work both independently and collegially as a member of a team
  • Effective oral and written English-language communication skills
  • Problem solving skills and enthusiasm for exploring new ground

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in utilizing digital tools

We are aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.

To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, to include a cover letter and resume by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Haverford-Campus/Anne-T-and-J-Morris-Evans-Post-Baccalaureate-Fellow_R548. The application deadline is January 30, 2024. Application review will begin after the deadline has passed. Please email recruiting@haverford.edu with questions about submitting your materials. Should the search committee be interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will hear from them directly. Finalists will be asked to provide three professional references.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.