Staff Positions

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: 01/26/15


Director of Facilities Management

(posted 01/16/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Facilities Management. Using industry quality standards and best practices, the director is responsible for the operations, maintenance, and management of all facilities for a small, residential, historic campus. 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. The director will continue the work of integrating energy management and sustainable practices into campus operations to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Additionally, he/she 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. The director 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. He/she also represents university interests in facilities operations and sustainability matters to faculty, staff, and students, and works collaboratively with other directors on university projects. The director attains goals by working hands-on with his/her direct reports and their staff members and by building and maintaining positive relationships with all university constituencies.

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. The preferred candidate will have worked hands-on with his/her team on a small, residential, historic campus, where relationships among and between university constituencies are critical for success. 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. Previous applicants need not apply.


Campus Security Dispatchers

(posted 01/12/15)

The Hollins University Security Department is seeking qualified candidates for two full-time Campus Security Dispatchers. The first position works Sunday and Monday on the 11:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. shift, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on the 3:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. shift. The second position works Tuesday through Saturday on the 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. shift.

Campus security dispatchers provide Security Department services 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Responsibilities include receiving operational calls and messages by radio, telephone, and computer; providing requested information; transmitting messages and information to field units; dispatching calls-for-service; and maintaining records and files.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, minimum of one year of related experience with substantial public contact, and proficient computer skills. Previous law enforcement, security, military, and/or dispatch experience preferred. Final candidates will be subject to computer skills testing and a background investigation, including criminal history and reference checks.

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. Previous applicants need not apply.


Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

(posted 12/22/14)

Women Who Are Going Places Start at Hollins beautifully describes what this institution has meant to the exceptional women we have educated for nearly 175 years. Hollins pursues an uncommon mission to provide women the opportunity to find their own voices and seek their own individual dreams and goals. We help them gain confidence to compete in a still-unequal world, and give them the tools to make the world a better place for other women, children, and men.

                                             Nancy O. Gray, President, Hollins University

This place is too good to keep to ourselvesour definition of Hollins changes and grows every day with each new experience we have. The Hollins I knew as a first-year is not the Hollins I know now. As students, it’s our job to find and rediscover the real Hollins—our Hollins—and Instagram it to our fullest ability because this place is too great to keep it to ourselves. For me, the real Hollins is about the relationships we build with the people around us.

Gabby Awuma, Student Government Association president

Hollins University, a proud and historic women’s college located in Roanoke, Virginia, welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. Although best known for its exceptional approach to the liberal arts, an excellent creative writing program, and commitment to the education of women, Hollins is a richly complex institution offering undergraduate degrees to women and graduate degrees to both men and women.

The selected candidate will report to President Nancy Gray, and serve as a member of the Cabinet. Under President Gray’s leadership, Hollins has embarked on the strategic plan, Connecting Liberal Arts Education and Experience to Achieve Results, which focuses the University’s efforts on uniting more explicitly the liberal arts with experiential learning.

The Position

The Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing will do the following:

  • Provide leadership, and have the experience and vision to lead a division consisting of the offices of admission, financial aid, and marketing that is innovative and successful in meeting the University’s strategic admission, retention, and financial goals;
  • Serve as a collaborative member of the Cabinet, providing expert and strategic advice on enrollment, financing higher education, and best practices in marketing to advance the institution with an awareness of the unique character and strengths of Hollins in the prospective student marketplace;
  • Build on and strengthen communications and collaborations within the division and across campus to enhance admission and marketing strategies;
  • Enlist, empower, and support recruiting partners, including coaches, faculty, and alumnae, in pursuit of achieving increased enrollment;
  • Create an environment of opportunity and growth within the division, overseeing a staff of 27, and encouraging them to achieve personal and professional goals as individuals and members of a collaborative team;
  • Exhibit a current command of technology, tools, and resources in enrollment, financial aid, and marketing practices and the proclivity to make data-informed decisions that advance the division and institution;
  • Balance robust financial aid programs with the University’s need for increased net revenue, and guide the division with a fiscally-responsible mind-set.
  • Demonstrate an ability to contribute to the development and continuous, successful implementation of the Hollins Strategic Plan.
  • Serve as a gracious, articulate, and enthusiastic spokesperson for Hollins University.

Qualifications

The position requires a person with a proven track record of success in enrollment management, utilizing innovative and forward-thinking recruitment, marketing, and communications strategies to meet enrollment goals. Preference will be given to those who have worked in private higher education and are familiar with the values associated with small, liberal arts institutions. It is required that the successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, though a master’s degree or higher is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate well-developed public speaking skills and a collegial spirit, the ability to make data-informed decisions, understand and guide the marketing efforts of the University, and balance the art and science of enrollment management. This position calls for a person of determined resolve who leads with confidence, competence, and compassion.

The Institution

Hollins University was founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college. The striking campus occupies 475 acres in Roanoke, and currently enrolls 580 undergraduate women and 170 men and women in graduate programs. Students come from 44 states and 17 countries, and about 40% of them study abroad. The college operates on a 4-1-4 calendar, providing the January term as an opportunity for internships and international learning experiences.   In addition to undergraduate majors in 27 fields, the University offers the Batten Leadership Institute (BLI), which provides training to give students a competitive edge in any discipline. Students in the BLI program work in teams to create strategies to adapt to and manage change and practice conflict resolution and negotiation. The annual C3: Career Connection Conference links current Hollins students with an exceptional alumnae network who share how they have translated their education into powerfully satisfying careers.

Hollins University nurtures civility, integrity, and concern for others, encourages and values diversity and social justice, and affirms the equal worth of women and men. The University motto, Levavi Oculos, calls the community to leadership and service in accord with the Hollins values and traditions. Along with a richly varied co-curricular life, the University participates in NCAA Division III athletics, and provides intercollegiate competition in basketball, golf, lacrosse, riding, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.

M.A. and M.F.A. degrees are offered in creative writing, children’s literature, children’s book writing and illustrating, dance, playwriting, screenwriting and film studies, liberal studies, and teaching.

For more information about Hollins, go to www.hollins.edu.

The City

The city of Roanoke is located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley, and boasts a lively arts, cultural, and restaurant scene for its residents. The greater metropolitan area’s population of approximately 300,000 is served by the Roanoke Regional Airport and soon, Amtrak. The region is replete with natural beauty, including 69 parks, 5 greenways, Carvin’s Cove, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. For more information about Roanoke, go to http://www.visitroanokeva.com/.

To Apply

This is the moment for women’s colleges in today’s competitive market, and this opening provides an experienced professional with a compelling opportunity in the field of enrollment management and marketing. Napier Executive Search is assisting Hollins University with this search. For more information, or to nominate someone for this position, contact Mary Napier (mary.napier@napiersearch.com) or Nancy Benedict (nancy.benedict@napiersearch.com) for a confidential conversation. Interested candidates should submit a resume, along with a cover letter expressing her/his interest in and qualifications for the position. Candidates should also provide the names and contact information of at least three professional references; references will not be contacted without permission. Final candidates will be subject to a motor vehicle background check. All applications should be submitted electronically to hollins@napiersearch.com by February 15, 2015. The preferred start date is July 1, 2015.


Eleanor D. Wilson Museum and Dance Department Administrative Assistant

(posted 12/12/14)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Eleanor D. Wilson Museum and Dance Department Administrative Assistant. This position is responsible for office and department administrative functions, and reports jointly to the Manager of Museum Operations and faculty chair of the Dance Department.

Duties for both offices include maintaining office and financial files and mailing lists; preparing check requests, work orders, and room reservations; ordering office and program supplies; handling mail; assisting with communications; and arranging travel and accommodations for visiting guests and faculty.

Museum duties include maintaining membership and attendance records; processing revenue and gift items; assisting with marketing materials and museum publications; planning, purchasing, preparing for events and receptions; and serving as secretary for the Museum Advisory Board.

Dance Department duties include overseeing office and studio spaces, coordinating with Information Technology for media lab needs, assisting with events, and supervising student workers.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of two years of related experience; proficiencies with Microsoft Office and multifunction devices; and strong customer service, communication, multitasking, organizational, accuracy, and detail skills. Must also have abilities to work independently and on a team, work in high-energy environment, meet scheduled deadlines, and work effectively with university constituents, the Museum Advisory Board, visiting dance artists, and the public. Applicants must be able to occasionally work outside normal office hours in support of museum activities. Candidates with two years of college, museum/gallery or higher education administrative support experience, and Ellucian Banner experience 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.


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.