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Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women and supporting a diverse community.

For more information about the positions listed below, please contact:
Michelle Jackson
Human Resources Coordinator
540-362-6660
hollinshr@hollins.edu

Last updated: 10/17/14


Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

(posted 10/17/14) 

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Receptionist and Administrative Assistant.  This position serves as receptionist for the Institutional Advancement division, and provides administrative support to the Development department within the division.

Receptionist duties include serving as the phone and in-person receptionist for the division, and acting as a university receptionist by greeting campus visitors and providing them with information and directions.  Other duties include opening and closing the building, handling mail, ordering offices supplies, and coordinating maintenance requests.  S/he also provides backup to other administrative assistants in the building, including the Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and helps other members of the division as needed.  This position reports to the Director of Development, and supervises student workers on projects as needed.

The successful applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of three years of related experience; proficiencies with Microsoft Office and multifunction devices; and strong customer service, communication, phone, organizational, multitasking, accuracy, and detail skills.  Must also have abilities to work independently and on a team, to work in a highly interruptive and noisy environment, and to maintain discretion with confidential and sensitive information.  Applicants must be able to occasionally work outside normal office hours, particularly during special events.  Candidates with knowledge of and experience with Hollins and Ellucian Banner are preferred.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and credit history background checks.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue the position is filled. 


Director of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

(Posted 10/10/14)

Summary of Position:

Under the direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum will work to bring the vision for this ten year-old museum to completion.

She/he will plan, develop, implement, and manage a high profile, comprehensive series of exhibitions and related public programs for Hollins University. Responsibilities include developing strategies that display work from the permanent collection on a rotational basis, commitment to the regular display of study collections to enhance classroom instruction, and securing and arranging for exhibitions drawn from outside the permanent collection. The director will develop collaborations with individual faculty and with academic departments throughout the university to ensure that museum exhibitions and other activities will expand students' understanding of the visual arts through intentional programming designed to attract and engage those from every discipline.

The director will manage an annual operating budget which includes funds from external grant agencies, along with revenues earned from a dedicated endowment. She/he will also work in consultation with the Development team to seek external gifts and grants to enhance the museum's operations and collection development. The director will supervise internal support staff, and provide direction and guidance to contracted staff and outside individuals and entities connected with the museum's programs. In addition to nurturing an existing collaborative relationship with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the director will form and reinforce productive partnerships and collaborative relationships to enrich the educational and cultural life of Hollins University, the regional arts, and the overall community.

Several distinct characteristics define the potential of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum:

  • The Wilson Museum, completed in 2004, is a purpose-designed and state-of-the art built 10,000 sq. ft. professionally-equipped museum facility occupying the ground floor of the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center.
  • Three galleries with approximately 3,000 sq. ft. of climate-controlled, secured exhibition space are used year-round to mount eight to fourteen exhibitions annually, carrying on a proud 50-year-old tradition of art exhibitions at Hollins.
  • The museum houses Hollins University's collection of close to 1,000 works of art. Highlights include a significant collection of contemporary and regional art, including painting, photography, and decorative art and strong holdings of works of art on paper.
  • The successful applicant will be the museum's third director, supervising a staff of several professionals who work in the museum's onsite support offices, collections storage, and exhibition spaces.
  • The museum is named for its benefactor, Eleanor D. Wilson, whose support built the facility, in addition to establishing an endowed fund that supports the compensation and benefits of museum staff, as well as operations, exhibitions, and educational programming.

Position Description:

All aspects of academic, small museum administration, and operations including, but not limited to:

  • Work with designers, educators, planners, and donors in programming for the Wilson Museum
  • Plan, implement, and manage exhibitions of the university's permanent collection; organize special exhibitions; and develop related public programs in support of the mission of the Wilson Museum’s mandate to deeply integrate the museum’s offerings into the entire academic program of Hollins University
  • Maintain physical and intellectual control over college-owned works of art, and manage their long-term display and access throughout the campus
  • Develop an organized museum program with procedures to support the implementation of exhibitions and related educational activity, such as group and school visitation, public education activity, off-site programs, publications, and special events
  • Assess, inventory, and catalog the permanent collection, and oversee its strategic growth and public access according to a carefully crafted acquisition and collections management policy that leverages and builds upon the university’s strengths
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration with academic departments to enhance exhibitions and engage both students and faculty in the use of museum resources
  • In close collaboration with the Development team, develop new streams of support, and play a lead role in museum fund-raising efforts, including grant writing, cultivation of donors, and planning events and collaborative activities to build program capacity
  • Develop and implement a vibrant integrated marketing and public relations program in support of all activities of the museum for outreach throughout western Virginia
  • Plan and manage the annual budget, including the operational staffing plan
  • Foster an institutional culture that values stakeholder input and utilizes formative and summative evaluation to measure effectiveness
  • Manage and conduct annual performance evaluations of museum staff
  • Analyze art museum facility use and capacity, and establish a plan to maximize the resources available for exhibitions and academic collaboration with Hollins faculty and students within the museum and throughout the campus
  • Create a collaborative work environment through meetings with faculty, exhibitions staff, the Museum Advisory Committee, donors, and other stakeholders as needed to foster effective communication
  • Lead long-range and strategic planning processes for the museum using the input of advisory committees as appropriate
  • Participate, as requested, in facilitating and augmenting classroom instruction, including offering opportunities for museum-based internships and practicum assignments for students

Required Education, Knowledge, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

Education: Master’s degree or above, preferably in museum studies, art history, or the fine arts, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Minimum of five years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in art gallery and/or museum management is required, with previous managerial or supervisory experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated curatorial experience in the planning, design, and installation of thematic, interpretive exhibitions drawn upon permanent or borrowed collections, produced on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated management experience in the scheduling and rotation of special loan exhibitions, including contract and shipping negotiations with outsourced museums and traveling exhibition organizers
  • Demonstrated experience in managing budgets and staff
  • Successful fund-raising experience
  • Strong museum management skills as both a curator and executive
  • Strong organizational, administrative, customer service, time management, and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, artists, and local community members
  • Abilities to develop and implement art education  public programs for multiple audiences, coordinate activities, speak publicly, and communicate effectively both in person and in writing
  • Abilities to plan, carry out, and delegate work essential to the growth of the program
  • Abilities to form and maintain productive partnerships, and build collaborative relationships with appropriate individuals and entities throughout the university, among the regional arts organizations and museums, and in the larger museum community
  • Considerable knowledge and demonstrated interest in the museum’s general subject matter, such as contemporary art, decorative arts, and cultural history
  • Knowledge of best practices in the museum field and demonstrated abilities to learn and apply institutional policies and procedures and financial and budgeting practices

Environmental Capabilities and Requirements:

  • Proficiency in the use of general office equipment, cameras, tools, equipment, and products used in the preparation, basic conservation, and installation of fine art in a museum setting
  • Aptitude with basic social media, database management, and other computer software applications used to support collections cataloging and inventory, provide public access, and aid in exhibition planning and design
  • Abilities to handle, pack, lift, move, mount, and store a variety of artwork, supplies, and casework used for exhibition installations
  • Familiarity with strategies, best practices, tools, and equipment (such as HVAC systems) used to preserve and protect museum collections to standards recommended by the American Alliance of Museums
  • Willingness and ability to travel off campus to visit collectors and other museums, and attend special events and fund-raising activities that support the museum's and university’s programs

About Hollins University:

Hollins University is an independent, residential, liberal arts, undergraduate college housed on an acclaimed 475 acre campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its approximately 800 students enjoy an average class size of eleven. The university is highly regarded, and achieved a first-tier ranking in the category "Best National Liberal Arts Colleges" in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges. Located in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, a region of 230,000 people, Hollins is on the outskirts of the dynamic city of Roanoke. Roanoke is Virginia's largest city west of Richmond, has a population of nearly 100,000, and boasts a lively arts scene, a variety of restaurants, and an abundance of shopping. Hollins' diverse student body hails from 44 states and 17 countries, with 20% of its students being of color. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Hollins University is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the nation, and extensive internship opportunities for students. The university enjoys an unusually robust commitment to arts education, and the museum's exhibitions and the theatre offerings attract audiences from throughout western Virginia. Its five Fine and Performing Arts departments (Art, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, and Theatre) are all nationally respected, and the university aspires to achieve national accreditation for its Eleanor D. Wilson Museum.

Hollins University places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare its students for successful careers in our multicultural nation and global community.

Application Information:

Additional information about the university and its Eleanor D. Wilson Museum can be found at http://www.hollins.edu. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, samples of written work relevant to this position, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Applicants must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends as needed and travel as needed. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history, credit history, and motor vehicle background checks. Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Previous applicants need not apply.

 


Director of the Hollins University London Program

(Posted 10/10/14)

The Hollins University London program in Bloomsbury, one of the oldest study-abroad programs from the United States of America, is seeking qualified candidates for the director of its program.

The director is responsible for leading, managing, and developing the program, which includes fall and spring semester terms (with an average of 12 students per term) and a seven-week summer internship program (with an average enrollment of 18 students).  Program responsibilities include administrative operations, legal compliance, budget and financial management, academic programming, and employee management for 5-7 faculty.  Additionally, the director has personal care duties to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the students, and he/she supervises a part-time housing director.  The program director also assists the faculty with site visits, and organizes non-course related trips and events.  This position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs who is based in the USA.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree in a related field; minimum of three years of study-abroad program or related experience, as well as supervisory experience; and knowledge of and experience interpreting and applying basic program-applicable laws and regulations.  Candidates must also have excellent communication, detail, organizational, interpersonal, counseling, conflict resolution, budgeting, project management, and computer skills.  Applicants must have proven abilities to be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances, be decisive, manage numerous competing demands, and work effectively with faculty, staff, and students.  Preferred candidates will have experience working with students from a residential, liberal arts higher education institution.

Applicants must be willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed and travel as needed.  Candidates must have the eligibility and authorization to work in the UK.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history, credit history, and motor vehicle background checks. 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


Title IX and Compliance Coordinator

(posted 09/25/14)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Title IX and Compliance Coordinator. The coordinator is responsible for overseeing Title IX and human resources compliance regulations. He/she reports to the Director of Human Resources, and co-supervises the office's student employee.

Title IX responsibilities include serving on the university's Harassment Grievance Board; updating, maintaining, and distributing the harassment policy; managing all complaints and related processes; establishing, developing, and tracking online and in-person training for employees and students; developing and implementing prevention and awareness campaigns for employees, and assisting with those for students; creating and maintaining resource lists for complainants; conducting campus climate checks/surveys; and preparing required reports.

Compliance responsibilities include updating, maintaining, distributing, and enforcing the employee manual and policies; managing the records for non-Title IX harassment complaints; submitting and reviewing background checks; managing Form I-9 and FMLA paperwork; completing IPEDS and OSHA reports; overseeing ACA requirements; leading HR audits; performing required testing for the retirement and flexible spending account plans; disseminating, posting, and tracking the delivery and receipt of notices and policies; and researching, implementing, and tracking online training for employees.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field; minimum of three years of related experience; knowledge of and experience interpreting and applying Title IX, Clery, and federal and Virginia employment laws and regulations; and Microsoft Office proficiency. Candidates must also have excellent communication, detail, organizational, presentation, interpersonal, counseling, conflict resolution, report writing, investigative/research, and project management skills. Applicants must also have proven abilities to meet deadlines, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Preferred candidates will have Title IX coordinator formal training; HRCI certification; work experience in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution; and Ellucian Banner experience. Final candidates will be subject to credit and criminal history background checks.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for five references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Previous applicants need not apply. 


Custodian (part-time)

(posted 09/03/14) 

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time (20 hours/week) custodian.  Hours are 5-9 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 4 daytime hours on Saturday. 

Qualifications include the ability to perform basic housekeeping functions (dusting, vacuuming, use of floor care equipment, bathroom sanitation, etc.) and may involve furniture moving and setup.  Must have abilities to climb stairs, lift up to 50 lbs, and understand and follow directions.  Must also be a self-starter and team player, and have a valid driver’s license with minimal violations.  Will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

Qualified candidates should obtain an employment application by visiting the Human Resources Office Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or by e-mailing hollinshr@hollins.edu.


Maintenance Supervisor

(posted 08/22/14)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Maintenance Supervisor.  This position manages the Maintenance Department operations, and oversees performance of the maintenance staff in providing preventive and corrective maintenance services to the campus community.

The Maintenance Supervisor schedules and assigns tasks, monitors work performed to ensure accuracy and quality, and accounts for the cost of materials and labor necessary to complete assigned projects.  He/she reports to the Director of Facilities Management, assists in identifying maintenance problems, and provides recommendations for corrective action, incorporating sustainable and energy-efficient practices.  The supervisor also assists in the planning, coordination, and completion of minor construction projects; assists in the monitoring of work performed by outside contractors; and advises, as appropriate, on major renovation and construction work.  He/she supervises eight full-time employees, and provides safety and other training as needed to assigned staff.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; a license in a maintenance trade; minimum of five years of experience in facility operations and maintenance work, with at least two years in a supervisory role; and a valid driver’s license with minimal violations.  Must also have comprehensive, working knowledge of maintenance methods and procedures, materials, tools, and equipment, and extensive vocational education, apprenticeship, training, or on-the-job training in utilities systems and the equipment of related work.

Additionally, successful applicants must have mechanical and manual dexterity; full range of body motion; ability to lift/carry items weighing up to 50 lbs; ability to understand and communicate basic safety precautions; strong communication and diplomacy skills; and ability to work well with all university constituents, contractors, consultants, and others.  Must also be accessible, willing, and able to work evening and weekend hours as needed and in weather and emergency situations.  Experience in a residential, campus environment is preferred.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


Groom/Stable Worker

(posted 08/22/14)

Hollins University seeks applications for a full-time groom/stable worker to clean stalls, feed and groom horses, and perform general barn duties.  Hours are primarily 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (but may vary) five days/week, including one weekend day, with flexibility for two days off per week.  Experience working with horses preferred.  Must have a valid driver’s license with minimal violations.  Will be subject to a motor vehicle check.  Employment applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Office Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or by e-mailing hollinshr@hollins.edu.


Director of Facilities Management

(posted 07/31/14)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Facilities Management.  The director is responsible for the operations, maintenance, and management of all university facilities using industry quality standards and best practices.  He/she reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and supervises the Maintenance, Buildings and Custodial Services, and Painting and Grounds department supervisors, as well as the Facilities Management Coordinator.

The Director of Facilities Management is responsible for the management of personnel, budget, and equipment and the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures related to the maintenance and upkeep of all university facilities.  He/she is also responsible for the maintenance, repair, and operation of energy management and utility systems, as well as overseeing major facilities projects and campus sustainability initiatives.  Additionally, the director is responsible for compliance with local, state, and federal building codes and OSHA and environmental regulations; and working with the campus Security Department on establishing and maintaining a priority system for emergency responses to campus infrastructure, facilities, and buildings.  He/she designs and implements strategies to improve administrative efficiency and effectiveness, leads the facilities staff to achieve division goals, and develops long-range plans to address deferred maintenance and meet ongoing needs of campus constituencies.  The director also represents university interests in facilities operations and sustainability matters to faculty, staff, and students; promotes positive relationships with university constituencies; and works collaboratively with other directors on university projects.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in a related field; minimum of five years of related experience in a university environment; excellent communication, human relations, problem-solving, and analytical skills; abilities to demonstrate flexibility and adapt a team to situations and change; and valid driver’s license with minimal violations.  Applicants must be proven leaders and supervisors who successfully guide team members through frequently changing environments.  Must also be accessible, willing, and able to work evening and weekend hours as needed and in emergency situations.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks. 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for five references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


Faculty Positions

(Ongoing résumé acceptance)

For all faculty positions (click link to view openings), curriculum vitaes should be emailed to vpaa@hollins.edu.