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: 05/12/17

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Executive Director of Career Development

(posted 05/12/17)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director of Career Development.

Hollins has an unwavering commitment to a strong liberal arts curriculum, and believes it provides the foundation for success and the best preparation for any career. The university has a goal of creating a distinguishing career preparation program that attracts students and helps them achieve their post-graduation goals. To achieve these objectives, the university has received a $1 million gift to fund this new position to lead the initiative and to add programmatic funds. The executive director will be a key partner in advancing the goal of the university’s strategic plan to “prepare students for meaningful lives of leadership, civic engagement, and lifelong learning” by making the career program truly distinctive and best-in-class.

Reporting directly to the President, the Executive Director of Career Development will have responsibility for oversight of the university’s Career Center and its programs and services. He/she will work closely with the President on the definition, measurement, analysis, and implementation of Hollins’ strategic goal of creating career development programs that will engage students throughout their undergraduate education so that each alumna/i can find employment or attend the graduate or professional school of their choice. The executive director will manage the Career Center Director who supervises the Assistant Director and Assistant for the center.

The Executive Director of Career Development will:

  • Oversee the expansion of the internship program to include summer internships and research opportunities, particularly in the sciences.
  • Create the infrastructure for a formal alumnae/i career network that serves both undergraduates and graduates, where both internships and permanent employment opportunities are accessible to students and alumnae/i, and networking opportunities are provided.
  • Expand professional career advising services for students, coordinate career advising with academic advising, and provide students with access to alumnae mentors.
  • Articulate clear pathways for undergraduate student success in finding employment or attending graduate or professional school.
  • Develop additional ways to promote a high-tech, high-touch Career Center culture that appeals to and engages every student.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a program to enhance students’ employability skills and preparation, and creates incentives to drive their participation.
  • Secure additional employers and internship sponsors, including alumnae/i and families.
  • Collaborate with the following campus leaders:
    • Vice President for Institutional Advancement to ensure the success of the alumnae engagement campaign and to ensure that outreach to alumnae/i is seamless, successful, and well-coordinated between offices.
    • Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Vice President for Finance and Administration and others on campus to ensure the sustainability of Career Center programs.
    • Vice President for Academic Affairs and faculty to support student success in finding and preparing for internships, jobs, and graduate and professional programs.
    • Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students to ensure that programs respond to the needs of students through co-curricular initiatives.
    • Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing to effectively promote outcomes and Career Center programs to prospective students.
    • Executive Director of the Batten Leadership Institute to ensure that career and leadership programs are coordinated.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of the staff in the Career Center.
  • Manage the Career Center budget.
  • Contribute to the university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, and ensure that Career Center programs are designed to advance these goals.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree or equivalent professional experience and a demonstrated track record of leadership in the broad field of career development, including the development, execution, and success of major initiatives in areas relating to careers and employment, with a minimum of five years of experience. He/she must have knowledge and understanding of undergraduate higher education administration and education policies and the advantages of a residential liberal arts education and experience, and abilities to articulate and advocate for a liberal arts education and connect the strengths of the liberal arts with the needs of the modern workforce.

Candidates must have the ability to define, measure, analyze, and implement initiatives, programs, and services (employer and university-wide outreach, events, etc.) in collaborative ways that facilitate student entry into careers and graduate and professional programs of choice. This include a clear understanding of the job market into which students will enter and the criteria for success in gaining employment or admission to graduate or professional school, as well as knowledge of online and mobile career resources and other tools associated with career exploration and networking.

The future Executive Director of Career Development must possess excellent leadership, supervisory, communication, interpersonal, collaboration, detail, accuracy, organizational, multitasking, project management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills and proven abilities to meet deadlines, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with multiple constituencies (faculty, staff, students, families, trustees, employers, alumnae, etc.). He/she must have the ability to build, enhance, and connect students to networks and relationships on and off campus; the ability to recruit, retain, and foster a team of able professionals; and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Applicants must also have the ability to travel domestically as needed via various modes including automobile (self-driven or car service), plane, and train; ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends; and valid driver’s license with minimal violations. Final candidates will be subject to credit, criminal history, and motor vehicle background checks.

Preferred applicants will have experience in helping raise funds in collaboration with a college/university President and Vice President for Institutional Advancement (or similar position) for the continued development of results-oriented career programs and initiatives, and possess an existing network of employers.

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. Previous applicants need not apply.


Admission Counselor

(posted 04/28/17)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time, ten-month (August – May) position of Admission Counselor.

The admission counselor represents the institution to prospective students and parents, college counselors, and alumnae, and recruits secondary school students to Hollins, assisting them 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 aggressive tele-counseling campaigns. The admission counselor reports to the Director of Admission.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, Microsoft Office proficiency, well-developed communication and organizational skills, ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education for women, commitment to enrolling a diverse student body, and ability to work independently and on a team. Other qualifications include abilities to work effectively with students, as well as campus and alumnae constituencies, and to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with other campus departments. Applicants must have ability and willingness to travel by ground and air in recruitment region and to work evening and weekend hours as needed. Must also have a valid driver’s license with minimal violations. Experience in higher education, particularly in admission, is preferred. Final candidates will be subject to a motor vehicle 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.


Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives

(posted 04/28/17)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives.

The director serves as an integral team member that will develop, coordinate, and manage various projects for the Slate CRM (customer relationship management) system as deemed by the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, other department directors, and staff members. This position coordinates both technical and functional work for various CRM initiatives, and manages the overall implementation timelines in conjunction with department directors. The director has the overall responsibility for the successful delivery of all Slate CRM-related initiatives to various users including the Office of Admission and others on campus. Additionally, the position is responsible for monitoring changes in the CRM market and landscape, and advises and provides regular status updates to stakeholders and leadership. The director reports to the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; experience with and working knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures of Technolutions’ Slate admission database; knowledge of Ellucian Banner; high-level proficiency in SQL and other computer science programming languages/software; Microsoft Office proficiency; adeptness with handling complex tasks and problems independently; and an understanding of how functions and services across the university are interdependent and how they impact goals. Must also have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated presentation and training skills, and excellent detail, accuracy, organizational, project management, and decision-making skills. Additional qualifications include abilities to manage own workflow and troubleshoot and solve problems; to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals and to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences; and to work well independently, collaboratively, and positively with new technologies. Must also have ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends. Applicants with a master’s or higher 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.


Director of Alumnae Relations

(posted 04/03/17)

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

This Director of Alumnae Relations provides the overall vision, leadership, energy, and direction for the signature alumnae engagement program at Hollins. Working collaboratively with university administration, trustees and alumnae board, and staff and faculty, the director partners with alumnae across the nation to advance their affection for and commitment to Hollins in a manner that enhances alumnae support the university’s admission, career preparation, philanthropy, and alumnae engagement efforts. The position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and manages three Alumnae Relations staff members.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; minimum of five years of related experience; proficiency with Microsoft Office; strong supervisory and volunteer management skills; excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, nuanced relationship-building, 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; and demonstrated success working with diverse populations.

Must also have abilities to self-start, and work independently and collaboratively; think analytically, and make data-driven decisions; and listen to and communicate effectively with alumnae, and represent their concerns and expectations to the institution. Valid driver’s license with minimal violations is required, as is ability to travel alone domestically via various modes including automobile (self-driven or car service), plane, and train; ability to navigate through private residences and buildings; and ability and willingness to work extensive evening and weekend hours.

Preferred applicants will have a bachelor’s degree from Hollins; minimum of five years of experience in alumnae/i relations or a related field in higher education; experience in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution; and Ellucian Banner experience. 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.


Director of Student Activities and Orientation

(posted 03/21/17)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Student Activities and Orientation.  Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and supervising a graduate assistant and 1-3 student employees, the director performs a number of essential student development functions within the university community.  Due to required evening and weekend hours and their potential role in emergency response, the director is required to live on campus.

The Director of Student Activities and Orientation manages the Student Activities and New Student Orientation budgets, and oversees all student clubs and organizations budget activity in accordance with university and Student Government Association (SGA) policies and procedures.  They advise the Hollins Activity Board (HAB) and the first-year class cabinet, and provide administrative oversight for university club processes.  The director plans and coordinates programs and activities for the student community, with a particular focus on comprehensive Short Term programming, and coordinates student transportation services with local providers.  Additionally, they coordinate fall and spring New Student Orientation in conjunction with the Dean of Academic Services, and recruit, train, and supervise student orientation team leaders.  The director also coordinates communication of student events and activities, ensures office web sites and social media platforms are regularly updated and maintained, and develops and maintains all print and online materials related to student groups and organizations.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree in higher education, student personnel administration, or related field and a minimum of two years of experience with college/university campus activities and/or new student orientation.  Candidates must have effective organizational, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal, customer service, and social media skills; demonstrated success working with diverse populations; and Microsoft Office proficiency.  Applicants must have proven abilities to meet deadlines, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with multiple constituencies.  Must also have ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed and a valid driver’s license with minimal violations.  Final candidates will be subject to a motor vehicle background check.  Preferred applicants will have experience in a small, single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution.

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.


General Maintenance Repair Person With Plumbing Emphasis

(posted 02/03/17)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for a general maintenance repair person with strong plumbing 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 installations, inspections, preventive maintenance, cleaning, adjustment, repair, and replacement of plumbing, heating, water, gas, fire protection, and sewage 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 plumbing experience. Additional education requirements include advanced knowledge of plumbing lines; general knowledge of heating, air conditioning, steam, condensate, and chilled water lines and carpentry; basic knowledge of safety checks and minor repairs to vehicles and small equipment; and knowledge of and demonstrated skill in use of materials and tools used in general maintenance and advanced plumbing work. Position requires full range of body motion, including lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds; abilities to operate motorized equipment and hand and power tools; and ability to work indoors and outdoors in varying environments. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, and a valid driver’s license with minimal violations. Applicants must also be self-starters, team players, and have ability to understand and follow directions. Journeyman’s license 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.