Jennifer Franz
Human Resource Administrator
(920) 748-8192

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Smith Hall at Ripon CollegeRipon College, founded in 1851, is a Phi Beta Kappa independent, residential, liberal arts and sciences college with an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students from 35 states and 12 foreign countries. Ripon is recognized nationally for its quality undergraduate education. It is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and competes in Division III athletics as part of the Midwest Conference. Ripon is uniquely focused on a personal approach to education, close student-faculty relationships, small classes, robust co-curriculars and comprehensive liberal arts curriculum.

Ripon is consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.”

In keeping with the College’s Mission Statement:

“An appreciation and understanding of a liberal arts education, as well as experience in higher education, are desirable.”

Historically, Ripon College has been committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.


Academic/Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor – Human Anatomy and Physiology

Ripon College seeks full time visiting assistant professor with expertise and experience in teaching anatomy and physiology of humans starting January 2015, continuing until May 2016. Outstanding teacher with Ph.D. or other relevant terminal degree is recommended; ABD or significant progress toward Ph.D. will be considered. Responsibilities include teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, with the possibly of contributing to our introductory courses. Position may continue for additional semesters. Send letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. George Wittler, Chair, Department of Biology, Ripon College,, (P.O. Box 248, Ripon WI 54971-0248). Applicant review begins 9/15/14 and continues until position is filled.



Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach

Ripon College, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the Midwest Conference, is seeking a Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach. This is a full-time twelve month position with benefits.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all aspects of coaching; recruiting, scheduling, travel and budget management. In addition other responsibilities will be required dependent upon the applicant’s qualifications and experience. Knowledge of and previous adherence to NCAA rules and regulations, as well as dedication to the academic development of the student-athlete is required. Bachelor’s degree and coaching experience required, master’s preferred. Position is effective immediately.

A review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired. Send application letter, resume and contact information for three references to: Julie Johnson, Athletic Director, Ripon College; PO Box 248; Ripon, WI 54971; 920-748-8772;

Ripon College encourages and supports diversity in the workplace.


Digital Media Specialist

Ripon College, a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences college in Ripon, WI, seeks a Digital Media Specialist to join its fast-paced, deadline-driven Marketing and Communications team.

This position will work to advance the institution’s brand and drive engagement among target audiences through the use of effective digital storytelling on the school’s websites, blogs, social media channels, and in other online communications. The successful candidate will generate videos, photos, web and email graphics, audio and website copy that conveys the Ripon experience and drives measurable results across all channels. He/She will provide project management for multimedia campaigns and ensure that the Ripon College image and brand is communicated consistently and appropriately through various platforms. Candidate should have an understanding of marketing principles and branding, and demonstrated success with producing social video. He/She also will be responsible for managing, organizing and optimizing Ripon’s photo and video libraries, and will assist in making regular updates to College websites and social media channels.

The Digital Media Specialist reports to the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications and works closely with faculty, staff, students and alumni across the College community.

The Work:

  • Video capture and editing – 40%
  • Web graphic design/branding – 20%
  • Website writing and maintenance – 20%
  • Photography – 10%
  • Social media posting and monitoring – 5%
  • Other duties as assigned – 5%

The Expectations:

  • Artfully capture and edit photos, videos, audio
  • Compose copy for the website and social media outlets, and assist with web updates
  • Communicate clearly, openly, respectfully with a wide range of people
  • Be responsive and fulfill commitments
  • Exhibit a positive, collaborative attitude
  • Meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects with attention to detail and minimal supervision
  • Purposefully strive to advance the brand awareness of Ripon College
  • Have enthusiasm and vitality for the mission of Ripon College

The Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree preferred in digital media production, marketing, communications, or graphic design, or a related field. Candidates with an Associate Degree in Digital Media or related field will be considered. 3-5 years work experience related to digital storytelling. Extensive knowledge of Final Cut and Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop. Proficient with social sites including: YouTube, Google Apps, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Should have experience working with livestream software and web services such as YouTube Hangouts On Air). Proficient with desktop software in both PC and Mac environments. Ability to work some nights and weekends as required. Physically able to perform essential functions in a variety of settings.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and digital portfolio to Melissa Anderson, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.




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