Personal Development. Professional Acheievement


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Won Institute of Graduate Studies admits students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin,age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, veterans status,or disability in administration of its educational policies, admission policies,employment policies, scholarship or loan programs, and other education-related programs administered by the Institute. The Affirmative Action policy of the Won Institute is that all educational, admission and employment practices reflect the statements in the Policy of Non-Discrimination.

The Won Institute is the only regionally accredited Buddhist institution of higher learning on the Eastern Seaboard and one of only six institutions nationwide which are accredited by both a regional accreditor (in this case the Middle States Commission on Higher Education) and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). The Won Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

Library Assistant (Part-Time, Temporary)


TIME: Part-time, Temporary

JOB TITLE: Part-time Library Assistant

COMPENSATION: $12-$14.00 hourly


Glenside, Pennsylvania

The Won Institute of Graduate Studies seeks a part-time (10 hours weekly) temporary Library Assistant to provide administrative and operational support to the Library Director and a welcoming and assistive presence for students, faculty, and staff.

The Won Institute of Graduate Studies is the only regionally-accredited Buddhist institution of higher education on the east coast. The Institute offers accredited graduate degree programs in acupuncture and Asian medicine at the master’s and doctoral levels as well as a master’s program in Won Buddhist Studies. The Institute also offers continuing education, professional development and clinical programs for practitioners and patients, respectively. The Institute Library serves the Won Institute community and provides its resources to residents of Glenside, as well.

The Library Assistant will report to the Director of the Library who is working remotely for the foreseeable future. The Institute’s Library Assistant will be physically present in the Library for ten (10) hours weekly. The Institute hopes to fill this position by March 15th or April 1st. The position will continue until June 30th, 2021. There is a possibility that the position may be renewed for another one to three months beyond then.

Please note: We invite applications from candidates who are expecting to earn the MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program by the summer because the Institute may be hiring for a Director’s position beyond July 1, 2021.

The Library Assistant will: Assist library visitors in finding what they need, in print and online; Check materials in and out and catalog new items; Accurately shelve books when patrons return them and help process new materials; Actively shelve returned items and arrange the repair of damaged materials; Organize IT access and solve user problems; Manage counter, phone, and email enquiries and; Catalog books and other materials according to the Library of Congress Classification system (LCC).

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be enrolled in a baccalaureate program or hold an earned degree at the bachelor’s level or above. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in a previous or current clerical position and will possess intermediate computer literacy skills as well as an acquaintance with Google applications. The candidate should have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, highly developed written and verbal communication skills, a capacity for strong attention to detail, and good problem-solving abilities. The successful candidate will be expected to push and pull objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels as well as the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds or less. The position pays $12.00 to $14.00 hourly, depending upon previous experience.

Applicants should send a current resume and cover letter. No calls please. The position will remain open until filled. We ask that candidates who applied for this position earlier not do so again, please.

The Won Institute of Graduate Studies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual-affectional orientation, gender identification or differentiation, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or disability.