Staff Positions

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

For more information about the positions listed below, please contact:

Human Resources Office
540-362-6660
hollinshr@hollins.edu

Last updated: 10/11/19

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Stewardship and Donor Relations Manager

(posted 10/11/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Stewardship and Donor Relations Manager.  Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Development, this position will administer a university-wide stewardship program designed to foster and nurture long-term relationships between Hollins and its donors.

The Stewardship and Donor Relations Manager will collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, including staff from Institutional Advancement, the President’s office, Financial Aid, faculty, and others to acknowledge gifts and pledges in a personal and timely manner; facilitate the acknowledgement process for recognition societies; provide substantive reports to donors regarding the impact of their gifts; maintain a list of campus area naming opportunities; and oversee the ordering and placement of donor plaques.  Additionally, the manager will write agreements and maintain files for endowed funds, coordinate the writing and mailing of thank-you letters from students who receive scholarships and stipends, and implement all written donor relations materials and activities designed by the Development team in the Institutional Advancement office.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; minimum of three years of related experience; Microsoft Office proficiency; excellent communication and writing skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; proven strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with donors, students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and other constituents of the university; and creativity and talent for finding new and compelling ways of delivering messages.

Candidates must also have abilities to write effectively in a number of styles, reflecting the personality or “voice” of the document signer; anticipate and meet deadlines, and tactfully and effectively coordinate with others to ensure that deadlines are met; motivate students to write thank-you notes and attend events; handle multiple and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment; and work independently and as part of a team.  Preferred candidates will have familiarity with higher education or non-profit organizations.

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


Assistant Director of Campus Security

(posted 10/01/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Campus Security.

Reporting to the Director of Campus Security, the assistant director has oversight of seven patrol officers, serves as the acting director when needed, shares on-call duties with the director, and serves as the educational and community resource officer for the university.  This includes developing and directing the selection, training, and evaluation of patrol officers, and creating, implementing, and evaluating programs for a variety of campus constituents.  The assistant director also responds to emergencies, incidents or dispatches as required; conducts investigations; prepares reports; and serves as the events coordinator for the department.  This position is required to work during inclement weather and emergency situations.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, minimum of three years of related experience, and ability to achieve and maintain “Campus Security Officer” certification in accordance with Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) regulations.  Applicants must be a United States citizen or legal United States resident eligible for employment in the United States, be at least 21 years of age, and possess a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations.

Also needed are proficient computer skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; attentive listening skills; understanding of and ability to use/engage on social media platforms; valuing and understanding of diversity and inclusivity; ability and desire to work with diverse populations; and ability to present information to different constituents.  Physical demands include walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time, and ability to defend self and/or others in hostile, challenging situations.

Preferred candidates will have previous law enforcement, campus security, private security, related military, or educational/community outreach experience, as well as supervisory and/or training experience in a related field.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

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


Cashier/Accounting Assistant

(posted 09/20/19)

The Business Office at Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Cashier/Accounting Assistant.

The Cashier/Accounting Assistant processes all cash receipts for the university, including receiving and processing payments (cash, checks, and credit cards) for student accounts and various other departmental transactions, disburses petty cash funds, prepares daily deposits, and reconciles daily cash transactions.  He/she prepares journal entries, answers and directs calls for the Business Office, responds to general inquiries on student accounts, distributes payroll and accounts payable checks, and handles mail for the Business Office.  Additionally, the Cashier/Accounting Assistant reconciles various general ledger accounts, and provides administrative support for various payroll items.  This position also records Hollins Store daily activity to the general ledger, and provides backup for store functions as needed.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of one year of cashier and/or general bookkeeping/accounting assistant experience; and Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word and data entry and computer operations proficiencies.  Applicants must have strong customer service, communication, problem-solving, organizational, detail, accuracy, and multitasking skills.  Applicants must also have abilities to work independently, on a team, and in a highly interruptive environment, and work well with all university and external constituencies.  Candidates with Ellucian Banner, online billing systems, and online credit card processing software experience are preferred.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and credit history background checks.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.


Library Administrative Assistant (part-time)

(posted 09/20/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the part-time position of Library Administrative Assistant for the Wyndham Robertson Library.  Reporting to the University Librarian, this position works 25 hours/week Monday through Friday with flexibility on the number of days and number of hours each day.

The administrative assistant serves as the liaison with the university Business Office, including submission of check requests and management of credit cards; maintains files/records of library expenditures, including the travel and professional development budget; orders and maintains office supplies; provides logistical support and planning for library events; and actively participates in and fosters an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; proficiency with Microsoft Office; excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; and demonstrated high level of attention to accuracy and detail.  Preferred candidates will have administrative support and/or library work experience.

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


Custodians

(posted 09/20/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for full-time custodians. These full-time (40 hours/week) positions work Monday through Friday on the 4:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. shift or 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. shift. Occasional weekends are required on both shifts.

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 U.S. driver’s license with minimal violations. 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.


Painter

(posted 09/20/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time painter.  Previous painting experience preferred, but early career painters are encouraged to apply.

The painter maintains and performs preventive maintenance painting on buildings’ interiors and exteriors.  He/she performs skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair of finishes of exterior surfaces, interior walls, ceilings, and floor surfaces.  The painter erects scaffolding, and sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level, prepares parking areas and streets for striping, and operates related machinery.  He/she also cleans and inspects gutters and roof drains, and unclogs them as necessary, and restores/refinishes and moves furniture as needed.  On-the-job training is provided.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, excellent communication skills, customer-service focus, and a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations.  Candidates must have abilities to stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, bend, and reach for extended periods of time; full range of body motion; ability to operate hand tools and motorized equipment requiring manual dexterity; and ability to lift/carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.  Applicants must have abilities, without assistance, to work from ladders, scaffoldings, and elevated platforms up to 135 feet high, and move and operate man/people lifts up to 80 feet high.  Must also be a self-starter and team player, and be willing and able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.  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.


Assistant/Associate Director of the Hollins Fund

(posted 09/17/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Director of the Hollins Fund.

This position works closely with the Director of the Hollins Fund to ensure the annual Hollins Fund cash (currently $3.5 million) and participation goals are reached every year.  The assistant/associate director manages efforts that are focused on building participation, repeatable gifts, and habits of consistent giving using a variety of solicitation, engagement, and communications techniques including, but not limited to, direct mail, digital fundraising (ex. crowdfunding, social media, e-mail, online days of giving/giving competitions, etc.), reunion and class fundraising, young alumnae giving, student philanthropy, and some personal solicitation.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; a minimum of three years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or a non-profit organization; Microsoft Office proficiency; and proficiency with and knowledge of best practices utilizing social media platforms.  Additionally, applicants must have demonstrated abilities to meet call and financial goals and deadlines and to work effectively with volunteers and committees, with particular strengths or interests in young alumnae and student philanthropy.  Candidates must have proven written (including proofreading) and oral communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills; excellent accuracy and detail skills; and superior project management skills with a track record of meeting deadlines.  Applicants must have abilities to work independently and collaboratively, as well as effectively, with internal and external constituencies including diverse populations, and to maintain confidentiality and exhibit discernment related to confidential and sensitive matters.

Additionally, candidates must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations and ability to work nights and weekends as needed.  Preferred applicants will have an understanding of the development/fundraising process and all aspects of annual giving, experience creating multimedia assets, demonstrated skill using InDesign suite and WordPress, and competency with Ellucian Banner or a similar database.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history, credit history, and motor vehicle background checks.

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


Alumnae and Donor Communications Coordinator

(posted 09/13/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Alumnae and Donor Communications Coordinator.

Reporting to the Director of Alumnae Relations, the coordinator develops, supports, and executes strategic communications for alumnae and donors that advance the mission, goals, and image of Hollins University.  The comprehensive communications strategy includes electronic media, e-mail communications, print communications, web pages, and a variety of social media platforms.  This position ensures a consistent and coordinated flow of timely, engaging content for distribution across the print and digital media landscapes which inspires donor confidence, promotes philanthropy, and supports the alumnae engagement initiative.  The coordinator works closely with the university Marketing office on creating communication plans and ensuring that messaging adheres to university brand guidelines and practices.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in communications or related field; minimum of three years of experience in communications; proficiency with Microsoft Office; and excellent writing, proofreading, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.  Candidates must also have demonstrated skills using InDesign suite and WordPress, and proficiency with and knowledge of best practices of all electronic and social media platforms including, but not limited to, maintenance of web information, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, YouTube, and SnapChat.  Applicants must also have abilities to manage projects, meet deadlines, respond to opportunities quickly and accurately, interpret and utilize data to make decisions, work effectively with internal and external constituencies, and maintain confidentiality and exhibit discernment related to confidential and sensitive matters.  Preferred candidates will have experience in higher education or a non-profit setting, working with and recruiting volunteers, and creating multimedia assets, as well as knowledge of Ellucian Banner or a similar database.

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


Security Officer

(posted 07/15/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time position of Security Officer. This position provides security patrol services 24 hours/day, 365 days/year for the university. The current vacancy works the 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. shift five days/week with rotating days off, but applicants must be able to work any shift with rotating days off.

Successful applicants must be US citizens or legal US residents eligible for employment; be at least 21 years of age; possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; and have a valid U.S. driver’s license with minimal violations from state of residence. Candidates must also have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong computer skills, and ability to work independently. Applications are sought from candidates who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations, and candidates must be able to achieve and maintain Virginia campus security officer certification. Applicants with law enforcement, campus security, private security, or related military experience are preferred. 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.


Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

(posted 05/20/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified, creative, and passionate candidates for the position of Executive Director (ED) of Marketing and Communications.  Candidates must have a proven track record of creating and driving modern, integrated, and impactful marketing and communications strategies that deliver measurable and positive results.

The ED will be joining the university at an exciting and important time following the Board of Trustees’ approval of a new strategic plan in February.  The ED will create and drive the university’s integrated marketing and communications strategy to build and strengthen awareness of Hollins as one of the premier and innovative liberal arts institutions for undergraduate women and co-ed graduate students.

The Executive Director reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and leads a team of five professionals.

In addition to the above, to help advance the university’s strategic goals, the ED:

  • Supervises the market research work currently underway, in collaboration with members of the Hollins community, to understand perceptions of the university’s key stakeholders (prospective students, current students, alumnae/i, overall population, etc.). From this research, the ED will develop positioning and messaging for the university, creating a compelling and unique narrative and value proposition for Hollins that will strengthen and reinforce its reputation with all of its important audiences.
  • Understands how to use institutional data and market research, collaborating closely with the offices of Admission, Graduate Programs, Academic Affairs, Athletics, Alumnae Relations, and Institutional Advancement to promote and support the university’s overarching mission and strategic goals, and drive a marketing and communications strategy and execution plan that will help attain measurable results in each of the aforementioned areas.
  • Devotes a significant part of their time in close partnership with Admission to meaningfully increase undergraduate and graduate enrollment. This includes creating fresh and impactful marketing and communications campaigns to drive prospective students to Hollins (reviewing the website, visiting campus, applying to the university, etc.), ensuring that the institution is connecting with the right target audience through purposeful effective messaging, testing and refining as frequently as necessary.
  • Utilizes and deploys social media for strategic objectives, involving constituents, such as the student body, where appropriate, to maximize reach and frequency of messaging.
  • Oversees the ongoing content development and delivery of university news, and provides a thoughtful approach to crisis communications, including the ability to monitor public issues, manage the university’s reputation, and serve as an effective spokesperson for the institution in challenging circumstances as needed.
  • Develops a robust media relations and strategic visibility program that gains local, regional, and national coverage.
  • Serves as the creative director and editor-in-chief of all of the university’s communications, including the signature alumnae magazine, which is a key pillar of Hollins’ brand of alumnae engagement.
  • Works closely with the university senior leadership as a partner in thought leadership, writing speeches and articles, and creating compelling content that reinforces Hollins’s unique value proposition.

In addition to the preceding priorities for the Executive Director, the ideal candidate is someone who excels in organizing, developing, and managing a small staff, and who will oversee the budget for the department in ways that garner the best return on investment for marketing and communications expenditures.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, a minimum of seven years of experience in marketing and communications with a record of successfully developing and implementing strategic marketing communications.  Additionally, candidates must have demonstrated fluency and expertise in digital and social media marketing.  The primary focus of this position is marketing, and experience in brand management and marketing strategy is required.

Applicants must have outstanding content development skills, with excellence in writing, editing, and collaborating with art professionals for the most effective content packaging.  Strong public presentation skills; excellent organizational, project management, and multitasking skills; and a demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively are centric to successful candidates.

Candidates must also have abilities to accurately and clearly assess and communicate organizational priorities and opportunities and manage confidential and sensitive matters.  They must be highly collaborative, and able to build strong, cooperative working relationships with a variety of constituents, including students, faculty, staff, and the public.  While higher education experience is preferred, applicants with marketing expertise in other industries, particularly business and consumer marketing of complex, intangible products or services that require a major investment, can offer a valued dynamic and perspective to the university.  Five or more years of supervisory management experience is also preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter; resume; link(s) to an online portfolio, work samples, or a case study; salary requirement; and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Previous applicants need not apply.


Information Technology Support Technician

(posted 05/10/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Information Technology Support Technician.

This position’s primary role is to train and support the Help Desk student staff and ensure that end users receive support and maintenance within the university’s end-user environment. This includes installing, configuring, testing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, monitoring, and upgrading PC hardware and software to ensure optimal workstation performance. The IT Support Tech troubleshoots problem areas (in-person and by phone and e-mail) in a timely and accurate fashion, and provides end-user assistance where required. The tech also responds to escalated Help Desk issues, and staffs the Help Desk when student employees are not available. Additionally, the IT Support Tech writes technical documentation, and assists managing the campus computer labs. The position reports to the User Support Services Manager, and supervises the Help Desk student employees (approximately ten during the academic year and four during the summer).

Successful applicants must have an associate’s degree, minimum of two years of experience working on PC and Mac hardware and software, and minimum of one year of experience in a computer-related support position. Candidates must have excellent communication, interpersonal, research, analysis, organizational, independent troubleshooting, and project management skills. Must also have abilities to prioritize problems, maintain confidentiality, perform successfully independently and in a team environment, and work effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 pounds periodically.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, 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 Workers

(posted 04/19/19)

Hollins University seeks applications for one full-time and one part-time groom/stable workers to clean stalls, feed and groom horses, and perform general barn duties.

Full-time hours are primarily 5:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (but may vary) five days/week, including one weekend day, with flexibility for two days off per week. Part-time hours are 2:30-6:30 p.m. five days/week; exact days are to be determined, but will likely include one weekend day.

Experience working with horses preferred. Must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations. Will be subject to a motor vehicle background 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. Previous applicants need not apply.