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: 04/03/15


Human Resources Training & Compliance Coordinator

(posted 04/03/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Human Resources Training & Compliance Coordinator. The coordinator is responsible for overseeing human resources training, compliance, and harassment-related federal and state regulations. He/she reports to the Director of Human Resources, and co-supervises the office’s student employee.

General training responsibilities include researching, implementing, and tracking online training for employees. Compliance responsibilities include updating, maintaining, distributing, and enforcing the employee manual and policies; 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; and disseminating, posting, and tracking the delivery and receipt of notices and policies.

Harassment policy complaint and training responsibilities include updating, maintaining, and distributing the policy; serving on the university’s Harassment Grievance Board; 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. This position will also serve as the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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 federal and Virginia employment laws and regulations, and Microsoft Office proficiency. Candidates must also have excellent communication, detail, organizational, presentation, training, 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 HRCI certification; Title IX training; 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.


General Maintenance Repair Person With HVAC Emphasis

(posted 04/03/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for a general maintenance repair person with strong HVAC experience. Scheduled hours are Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with additional hours as needed.

This position provides general maintenance and repair services to buildings, fixtures, utilities, and vehicles; performs inspections, preventive maintenance, cleaning, adjustment, repair, and replacement of mechanical and plumbing systems; fuels, maintains fluid levels, and conducts general safety inspections of campus vehicles; and repairs and maintains gym exercise equipment and other mechanical devices on campus including bleachers, sprinklers, fire alarms, and generators. S/he also makes repair arrangements, orders equipment and supplies, and keeps maintenance records.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of two years of general maintenance experience and minimum of three years of HVAC experience; CFC license; general knowledge of maintenance of carpentry items and heating, air conditioning, steam, condensate, and chilled water lines; basic knowledge of safety checks and minor repairs to vehicles and small equipment; full range of body motion including lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds; abilities to operate motorized equipment and hand and power tools; ability to work indoors and outdoors in varying environments; excellent communication skills; and a valid driver’s license with minimal violations. Must also be a self-starter, team player, have basic computer skills, and ability to understand and follow directions. Must have CPO certification or be willing to obtain at time of employment. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background 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 .


Security Officer

(posted 04/03/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Security Officer. This position provides security patrol services 24 hours/day, 365 days/year for the university in order to protect the institution’s assets, properties, students, employees, guests, and visitors against disturbances, fires, injury, vandalism, theft, violence, and criminal acts.

Successful applicants must be a US citizen or legal US resident eligible for employment; be at least 21 years of age; possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; and have a valid driver’s license from state of residence. Candidates must also have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong computer skills, and abilities to work independently and deal effectively with diverse populations. Applicants must be able to work any shift with rotating days off. Candidates must be able to achieve and maintain Virginia campus security officer certification. Applicants with law enforcement, campus security, military, and/or private security experience are preferred. Candidates will be subject to a background investigation including criminal history, motor vehicle, 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.


Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education Department

(posted 03/05/15)

Hollins University, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), invites applications for the position of Director of Athletics and Chair of the Physical Education Department. This is a full-time, twelve-month position beginning June 1, 2015.

The Director of Athletics and Chair of the Physical Education Department is responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the intercollegiate athletics program including strategic planning, budgeting, compliance, staff supervision, and orking with coaches on the recruitment and retention of student-athletes. This position oversees the department administrative assistant, athletic trainer, sports information director, and coaching staff (basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball) who are also physical education instructors. Additionally, s/he oversees the Director of the Hollins Outdoor Program, and works with that person to explore opportunities for both curricular and co-curricular activities. Although not currently part of the athletics director’s scope of responsibility, the university also has an award-winning equestrian program. The athletics director is also responsible for the development and oversight of various summer camps and the coordination of facility use during the summer. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the athletics director is an administrator employee with faculty status, serves as chair of the physical education program, and oversees course offerings in that area.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree in physical education, athletic administration, or a related field; minimum of five years of experience in intercollegiate athletics with progressively responsible professional positions; thorough understanding and working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations; and a valid driver’s license with minimal violations. Candidates must demonstrate excellent collaborative leadership, role-modeling, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Applicants must also have ability to work within the framework of ODAC policies and NCAA rules and regulations and willingness to work on projects with faculty, administrators, and staff. 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.


Director of Advancement Services

(posted 02/26/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Advancement Services.

The director provides leadership and guidance to support the operations of the Office of Institutional Advancement. He/she is charged with gathering, organizing, managing, and disseminating alumnae and donor information to support the alumnae engagement initiative and all philanthropic fund-raising and documentation on behalf of the university. The director is responsible for developing and applying technical solutions to protect and advance the philanthropic goals of Hollins. He/she also establishes and assures compliance with industry standard procedures.

The director administers and oversees the management of the division Ellucian Banner module, SharePoint workspace, standard and ad hoc reports, and donor analytics. He/she manages, trains, and evaluates five staff members responsible for maintaining biographical records, gift entry, gift documentation and receipting, prospect research and management, prospect and gift communications, and stewardship and donor relations. The director reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field; minimum of three years of development experience with emphasis on database management, philanthropic records, gift receipting, and reporting; minimum of two years of supervisory experience; and proficiencies with relational databases and Microsoft Office. Candidates must also have excellent communication, customer service, detail, organizational, analytical, project management, technical aptitude, reporting, leadership, and training skills. Applicants must also have proven abilities to manage multiple priorities, projects, and deadlines in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Preferred candidates will have experience with Ellucian Banner, and will have worked in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution. Final candidates will be subject to criminal 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 until the position is filled. Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women and supporting a diverse community.


Groom/Stable Worker

(posted 02/20/15)

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


Art and Film Programs Administrative Coordinator

(posted 01/29/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Art and Film Programs Administrative Coordinator. This position is responsible for a variety of administrative and office functions supporting the faculty and undergraduate students in the Art and Film departments, as well as faculty and students involved in summer programs, including the M.A. and M.F.A. programs in film studies and screenwriting. The administrative coordinator reports to the chair of the Art Department.

The Art and Film Programs Administrative Coordinator serves as receptionist for the office and staff representative for the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center. This position maintains budgets and files, orders materials and supplies, processes check requests, reconciles the department credit card, handles mail, arranges transportation and housing for visiting artists, creates and maintains mailing lists, types and copies documents, schedules meetings and facility requests, updates web and social media sites, and supervises approximately 20 student employees.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of two years of related experience; proficiencies with Microsoft Office and multifunction devices; abilities to work independently and to work effectively with university constituents; and strong customer service, written and oral communication, organizational, detail, and multitasking skills. Preferred candidates will have two years of college, art or higher education administrative support experience, experience working with students, and supervisory experience.

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.


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.


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.