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:
Ashleigh McClane
Human Resources Assistant
540-362-6660
hollinshr@hollins.edu

Last updated: 07/21/16

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Special Advisor on Inclusivity and Diversity

(posted 07/21/16)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Special Advisor on Inclusivity and Diversity.

Reporting directly to the President, and serving on her/his Cabinet, the special advisor will have broad responsibility for building internal capacity to address issues of inclusivity and diversity at the university. Functioning as an expert resource for the Hollins community, the advisor will have oversight of and coordinate all inclusivity and diversity activities and programs.

The Special Advisor on Inclusivity and Diversity will advise the President and Cabinet on successful inclusivity and diversity models from other institutions of higher education across the country, provide training to Hollins’ senior leadership team and administrators and staff involved in inclusivity and diversity efforts, and work closely with faculty and other employees involved in these efforts. He/she will guide the campus community in developing formats for topical dialogues which align with national and regional trends and discussions, and interact with national groups focusing on the same issues.

The special advisor will establish milestones/assessments to define, measure, and analyze incremental improvements to both the campus climate and a growing capacity to sustain a healthy climate of inclusivity. He/she will then develop, lead, and manage (1) an educational program series to include guest speakers, panels, and other events and (2) a series of faculty training opportunities focused on the pedagogy of inclusivity and cultural competency. Additionally, the special advisor will oversee a sustained dialogue program for students, allowing them to participate in and facilitate discussions to address inclusivity and diversity, and enhancing their capacity to address difficult peer-to-peer issues. He/she will also oversee a sustained inclusivity and diversity dialogue program for faculty and staff and blended groups. The special advisor will have a part-time administrative assistant to support him/her.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree in a related field; minimum of five years of related experience in an academic or corporate setting; fluency in principles and language of inclusivity and diversity; evidence of progressively responsible administrative leadership experience; proficiency with Microsoft Office; demonstrated project management skills; and excellent communication, interpersonal, and multitasking skills. Candidates must also have abilities to make effective presentations to small and large groups; communicate and work effectively and build strong, collaborative relationships with all levels of faculty, staff, and students; meet objectives and deadlines; work independently, as well as on a team; and manage confidential and sensitive matters. Candidates with experience in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution are preferred.

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 Worker

(posted 07/20/16)

Hollins University seeks applications for one full-time groom/stable worker to clean stalls, feed and groom horses, and perform general barn duties. 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. Experience working with horses preferred. Must have a valid 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.


Campus Security Dispatcher

(posted 07/16/16)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Campus Security Dispatcher. Applicants must be able to work any shift with rotating days off.

Dispatchers provide 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 office experience with substantial public contact, and proficient computer skills. Final candidates will be subject to 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.


Head Riding Coach

(posted 07/15/16)

Hollins University, one of the nation’s strongest equestrian schools and a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Head Riding Coach. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrator position reporting to the Director of the Riding Center.

Position teaches riding classes, conducts practices with other coaches, coaches at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) horse show and open horse shows, and assists with and trains donated horses. He/she is also responsible for administrative duties related to students and horse show participation.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in education, equine science, or related field; minimum of five years of successful experience with United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and collegiate competitive equestrian teaching/coaching at all levels; understanding and working knowledge of ODAC, IHSA, SWVHJA, and other equestrian organizations and their rules and policies; understanding and working knowledge of horse health; and valid driver’s license with minimal violations.

Candidates must have successful experience designing hunter and equitation courses; demonstrated horse and rider safety skills; demonstrated effective teaching methods; excellent leadership, role-modeling, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated success working with diverse populations; and Microsoft Office proficiency. Applicants must also have abilities to work well with students, campus, alumnae, and equestrian organization constituencies; work independently and as part of a team; and drive university horse vehicles. Must also be able and willing to travel and work evenings and weekends. Applicants with knowledge of the Hollins riding program and experience in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution are preferred. 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.


Lifeguards (part-time)

(posted 06/17/16)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for two part-time positions of certified lifeguard to work from approximately June 20 – July 31, 2016. Positions will each work 15-20 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Responsibilities include following and enforcing the university indoor pool rules, policies, and procedures; responding to patron needs; ensuring the aquatics facility is safe and clean; and remaining current with required certifications.

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and lifeguards certified through the American Red Cross or Ellis and Associates through at least July 31, 2016. Final candidates will be subject to a lifeguard skills test and criminal history background check. Candidates with previous lifeguarding experience are preferred.

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.


Director of Marketing

(posted 06/07/16)

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

The director helps develop and lead a marketing and communications strategy that supports Hollins’ multifaceted student-recruitment needs; produces the university’s alumnae magazine, which informs key constituencies about campus achievements and priorities; and oversees the development and effectiveness of the university’s website and social media platforms. He/she also collaborates with the offices of Admission, Graduate Programs, Alumnae Relations, and Institutional Advancement in marketing the university.

The Director of Marketing is responsible for the Marketing department, alumnae magazine, and university website budgets. He/she supervises Marketing staff members, including the Public Relations Director, Director of Creative Services, Web Manager, and Marketing Assistant. The director reports to the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field; minimum of five years of experience in educational marketing with a record of success in strategic planning or equivalent experience in related areas; knowledge and understanding of various mediums of marketing; and understanding of issues facing higher education and the education of women. Candidates must have superior writing, editing, and communication skills; excellent public presentation skills; strong organizational, project management; and multitasking skills; and demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively. Must also have ability to accurately and clearly assess and communicate organizational priorities and opportunities for the Marketing department and ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of constituents. Candidates with a master’s degree and experience in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution are preferred.

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.


Custodians (full-time and part-time)

(posted 06/03/16)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for one full-time and one part-time custodian. The full-time position (40 hours/week) works Monday through Friday on the 4:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. shift with occasional weekends. The part-time position (20 hours/week) works Tuesday through Friday on the 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. shift, and four (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.


Donor Relations Coordinator

(posted 05/19/16)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Donor Relations Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Advancement Services, the coordinator administers a university-wide stewardship program designed to foster and nurture long-term, meaningful relationships between Hollins and its donors.

The Donor Relations Coordinator collaborates effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders to acknowledge gifts and pledges in a personal and timely manner. He/she drafts fund agreements, tracks and maintains files on all endowed and current use funds, and ensures that copies of new endowment agreements are filed and distributed. He/she works with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance to monitor the awarding of scholarship funds to ensure that donors’ wishes are honored, and coordinates the writing and mailing of thank you letters from students receiving scholarships and travel and internship stipends. The coordinator also provides substantive reports regarding the impact of gifts; executes all donor recognition events; maintains a list of naming opportunities; and oversees the wording, ordering, and placement of donor plaques. Additionally, he/she provides administrative support for the 1842 Society (not listed under essential functions).

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; minimum of three years of related experience; Microsoft Office proficiency; and demonstrated excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, organizational, and detail skills. Additionally, candidates must have creativity and talent for finding new and compelling ways of delivering messages, and write effectively in a number of styles, reflecting the personality or “voice” of the client. Applicants must also have abilities to anticipate and meet deadlines, tactfully and effectively coordinate with others to ensure that deadlines are met, effectively 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. Candidates with familiarity with higher education or non-profit organizations are preferred.

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.


Technical Services and Metadata Librarian

(posted 05/18/16)

Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Services and Metadata Librarian.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Technical Services and Metadata Librarian provides leadership for acquisition and bibliographic control and/or metadata of materials in all formats. The librarian:

  • creates original metadata records for the catalog and digital collections for materials including, but not limited to, monographs, papers, zines, government documents, images, and media;
  • plans and conducts library cataloging and acquisitions operations, including the creation of policies and training to expedite copy cataloging and processing of materials;
  • administers the library’s digital content initiatives, while establishing and managing local metadata standards and authorities for these repositories;
  • engages with the campus community through reference provision, digital content development collaborations, and other service as appropriate;
  • and supervises the equivalent of one FTE staff member and one student assistant.

The successful candidate must:

  • have an ALA-accredited MLIS/MLS or related master’s degree;
  • have a demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules, metadata schemas, standards, tools, and their application, such as RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCC, MARC21, VRA Core, and Dublin Core;
  • have excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks;
  • be a motivated self-starter who possesses a high level of flexibility and creativity and an eagerness to participate fully in the daily life of a small, liberal arts university community;
  • and show commitment to professional development and providing cross-functional library services.

Working knowledge of an integrated library system and/or digital repository is preferred, as is experience with principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies. Applications are sought from candidates who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations, and early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin June 10, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.