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: 03/20/19

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Assistant Director of Admission

(posted 03/20/19)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Admission.

The Assistant Director of Admission represents the institution to prospective students and parents, college counselors, and alumnae, and recruits secondary school students to Hollins. Primary responsibilities include assisting students throughout the selection, application, admission, financial aid, and enrollment processes. This position facilitates recruitment activities within a specified region, and assists the Office of Admission in conducting outreach to prospective students through various communication methods. Additionally, the assistant director manages recruitment programming, and assists with all on-campus admission events. The position reports to the Director of Admission.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; minimum of two years of successful admission counseling, community college, or other related work experience; Microsoft Office proficiency; well-developed communication and organizational skills; ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education for women; demonstrated success working with diverse populations; and a commitment to enrolling a diverse student body. Candidates must be self-motivated, and have abilities to work independently and on a team, work effectively with students, work on special projects that support enrollment goals, and to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with other campus departments. Applicants must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations and abilities and willingness to travel by ground and air and to work nights and weekends as needed. Experience in girls’ or women’s education and proficiency in Spanish as a second language 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.


Director of Center for Career Development and Life Design

(posted 03/13/19)

New Strategic Plan
Recently approved by its Board of Trustees, Hollins University’s new student-centered strategic plan is committed to myriad forms of experiential learning and an exemplary four-year program of life skills and career development. The Center for Career Development and Life Design (the “Center”) will play a pivotal part in ensuring delivery of an exceptional program that is truly distinctive, compelling, and best-in-class.

The Director Role
Reporting to the Dean of Experiential Learning/Executive Director of Career Development in the Academic Affairs division, the Director will manage all planning, operational, budgetary, and educational aspects of the Center. Supervising three professional staff and ten student Career Connectors (peer mentors), the Director will help design and deliver pioneering career development that is well-integrated into the Hollins educational program.

The ideal candidate will be a creative, collaborative, and dynamic leader with proven educational and managerial experience who has the capacity to build and scale out new systems, work processes, and programs in a fast-paced, “start-up” office culture. Additionally, as the campus grows increasingly diverse, the Director must maintain a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and well-being, so that students of all backgrounds and aspirations are well-served and positioned for success at Hollins and beyond.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manages all planning, operational, budgetary, and educational aspects of the Center to ensure efficient, relevant, and effective programs and services are provided to its constituencies
  • Develops short and long-range operating plans including budgets, programs and services, staffing, technology and other equipment, and office space
  • Provides guidance and leadership to staff including training, evaluation, and professional development for the Center’s Associate Director, Events and Promotions Manager, Coordinator, and student Career Connectors
  • Plans, coordinates, and manages all university events that prepare students for employment and provide networking or mentoring opportunities
  • Oversees the Hollins Signature Internship Program – collaborating closely with alumnae to generate high caliber internships in New York; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, VA; and other geographic areas
  • Develops strong, ongoing relationships with employers, particularly those that hire recent college graduates
  • Participates in professional development activities to ensure professional growth and knowledge needed to provide effective leadership and program development
  • Works with Dean/Executive Director on enhancing collaborative relationships with other campus departments and offices, Alumnae Board and regional alumnae chapters, and regional businesses and organizations
  • Assists Dean/Executive Director as needed with strategic planning initiatives and special projects

The ideal candidate will be:

  • able to articulate the value of a liberal arts education in the workplace
  • committed to women’s advancement and an educational environment where living and learning are integrated
  • an encouraging mentor for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumnae/i
  • familiar with trends in the changing world of work, as well as in career development (e.g. the application of design thinking to career development life design)
  • able to design and deliver innovative programs that provide outstanding career preparation for diverse students on various paths
  • an emotionally intelligent leader who can bring out the best in a team while developing new organizational systems in a fast-paced, productive environment
  • capable of both seeing the big picture and paying close attention to detail
  • a keen researcher and analyst of data, as well as a creative problem-solver
  • an excellent writer who can generate instructional guides, reports, and marketing materials
  • a compelling public speaker for diverse audiences, ranging from prospective students and families to campus colleagues to employers and community partners

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum of five years of experience in career planning, human resources, or talent development, or a combination of these areas and experience in alumnae/i relations and development, student affairs, community organizing, and/or marketing and communications
  • Experience in program development, supervision and evaluation, budgeting, and relevant workplace technologies
  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, customer service, detail, accuracy, organizational, multitasking, project management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven abilities to meet deadlines, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with multiple constituencies
  • Abilities to build systems and adapt to change
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations
  • Final candidates will be subject to a motor vehicle background check

Preferred Experience

  • College career centers, employer relations, and internship management
  • Handshake or other career management platforms
  • Data analytics – tracking both student interactions with career centers and career outcomes for recent graduates and alumnae/i

How to Apply

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 April 1, and will continue until the position is filled.



Museum Visitor Services and Programs Coordinator

(posted 02/22/19)

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Museum Visitor Services and Programs Coordinator.

The coordinator is responsible for creating a positive experience for museum patrons through facilitation of a friendly, welcoming environment and organization of museum-related educational programs for all ages. He/she provides assistance to administrative and financial operations, marketing and design, exhibition coordination, permanent collection care, fundraising, and grant writing. This position reports to the director of the museum, and helps trains and oversee 7-8 student employees, interns, and/or volunteers.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of experience working in a museum or office environment. Candidates must also have a proficiency with Microsoft Office; excellent customer service, communication, interpersonal, detail, accuracy, organizational, multitasking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills; and ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies. Preferred applicants will have experience with art handling, accounting, employee supervision, Ellucian Banner, and social media. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

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


Security Dispatcher

(posted 02/20/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Security Dispatcher. This position requires work on a variety of shifts, which may include rotating or permanent shift assignments, as well as holiday and weekend work. The current vacancy works 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Security Dispatchers provide services 24 hours/day, 365 days/year to the university, and perform detail work ensuring the prompt answer of incoming emergency and non-emergency requests for campus security, police, fire, and emergency medical services units, along with other appropriate university personnel, and the timely and proper dispatch of campus security and other appropriate university personnel. Dispatchers monitor a variety of radio frequencies, cameras, and alarm systems, and serve as a vital link to those deployed. They are also responsible for issuing university identification cards, keys, and equipment and for maintaining records and files.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum of one year of work experience with substantial public contact, and excellent communication and computer skills. Applicants with public safety, campus safety, security, or military experience are preferred. Final candidates will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history background check.

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 Riding Coach

(posted 02/01/19)

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 Assistant Riding Coach. This is a full-time, 12-month administrator position reporting to the Director of the Equestrian Program and Head Riding Coach.

The assistant coach teaches riding classes to university students throughout the academic year, helps prepare team riders for shows, and assists with the care of the horses and facility as needed. Additionally, this position works with the Admission and Marketing offices on program recruiting including attending events, facilitating social media outreach, coordinating campus visits for prospective student riders, and helping them through the application, admission, and enrollment processes. The assistant coach also helps in the direction and planning of the Hollinsummer riding camp.

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

Candidates must have effective teaching methods; demonstrated horse and rider safety skills; ability to articulate the benefits and unique experience of a liberal arts institution for women; excellent leadership, role-modeling, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Applicants must also have abilities to work well with student, 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 by air and ground and to work evenings and weekends. Applicants with experience in collegiate admission or marketing and those with knowledge of the Hollins riding program 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.


Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

(posted 01/16/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life.

This position is responsible for the immediate supervision of a residential area housing approximately 300 undergraduates. The Assistant Director (AD) oversees the programmatic and administrative operations of eight residential facilities within their area of responsibility, including traditional residence halls and several special interest communities. Residence life responsibilities include staff recruitment, training, supervision/evaluation, and development; community development through educational and social programs; specialty housing administration; and assisting with behavioral and conduct issues. Housing responsibilities include academic year and summer housing assignments, assisting with residential building maintenance needs, and monitoring and addressing safety and security issues.

The assistant director supervises the Head Resident Assistant and 15 undergraduate RAs in their daily tasks. Additionally, the AD works closely with the Student Affairs, Facilities Management, Campus Security, and Enrollment Management areas of the university. The AD is required to live on campus, as they serve as a campus-wide on-call resource on a rotational basis, and may be called at any time to assist with student emergencies. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residence Life.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree in student personnel administration or a related field. Candidates must have excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service, detail, accuracy, organizational, multitasking, decision-making, problem-solving, and report writing skills; and proven abilities to meet deadlines, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with multiple constituencies. Must also have demonstrated success working with diverse populations, Microsoft Office proficiency, ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as scheduled and needed, and ability to work in student residential buildings that are not handicap-accessible. Additionally, applicants must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations and a personal automobile that’s available 24/7. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks. Preferred applicants will have a minimum of two years of post-graduate professional experience in residence life, particularly with specialty housing community development, and experience with small institutions and women’s education.

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 01/14/19)

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 6 p.m. – 4 a.m. shift four 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.


Major Gifts Officer

(posted 11/30/18)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Major Gifts Officer.

Under the supervision of the Vice President for External Relations, the Major Gifts Officer actively manages a focused portfolio of major gift prospects and donors.  This includes development and execution of strategies working with the appropriate Institutional Advancement division team members, the Cabinet, faculty, and/or academic staff to substantially grow and expand the major gift base to meet revenue goals.  Responsibilities include the identification and coordination of cultivation and solicitation activities by working with other staff, leadership volunteers, and the President.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, knowledge of development moves management and other prospect development techniques, at least seven years of fund-raising experience or four years of individual major gift experience, and demonstrated success facilitating the cultivation and solicitation of donors.  Candidates must also have proficiency with Microsoft Office; excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal, and organizational skills; proven abilities to manage projects, set priorities, work within deadlines, and meet goals; and abilities to analyze, prioritize, and execute work, and operate with considerable independence and as an effective member of the team.  Additionally, applicants must be flexible and able to balance a variety of activities, and have sound judgment, willingness to take initiative, and ability to keep matters confidential.

Candidates must also have valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations; ability and willingness to travel by car, plane, and train; and ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends.  Preferred applicants will have experience working in higher education and a successful track record of working with volunteers and board members.  Final candidates will be subject to credit, 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.


Custodians

(posted 10/31/18)

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.


Groom/Stable Worker

(posted 10/31/18)

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 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 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.


Painter

(posted 10/31/18)

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.


Director of Facilities Management

(posted 5/21/18)

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, customer service, problem-solving, and analytical skills; abilities to demonstrate flexibility and adapt a team to situations and change; and valid U.S. 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, as well as experience or certification in energy or utilities management.  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 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.