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: 08/19/19

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Assistant/Associate Director of International Student Admission

(posted 07/26/19)

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

Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, this position is responsible for the research, development, and implementation of an international student recruitment plan, and manages the international student admission process.  This includes international travel; communicating with prospective international students; building and maintaining relationships with international secondary schools and organizations, as well as others; managing the international recruitment budget; and assisting the Office of Admission with general activities.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, experience developing marketing strategies for international recruitment, experience in quantifiable analysis methods used to evaluate the success of international recruitment efforts, and familiarity with global trends in international education.  Candidates must also have demonstrated success working with diverse populations; commitment to enrolling a diverse student body; proficiency with Microsoft Office; and strong communication, organizational, and presentation skills.  Applicants must also have abilities to research and complete international credit evaluations using resources such as AACRAO EDGE (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Electronic Database for Global Education); articulate the benefits and unique experiences of a liberal arts institution for women; work independently, as well as a member of a team; travel domestically and internationally by ground and air for a few weeks at a time; and work evenings and weekends.  Additionally, applicants must have valid documentation for international travel and a valid driver’s license with minimal violations.  Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree in a field related to higher education, five to seven years of international admission experience, and familiarity with Technolutions Slate CRM.  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.


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


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.


Assistant to the Vice President for External Relations

(posted 05/15/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant to the Vice President for External Relations. This position serves as the primary support person for the vice president, and performs a variety of administrative and office duties for the Institutional Advancement office.

The assistant is a critical member of the Institutional Advancement team and the first point of contact for many of the division’s constituents. This individual manages the vice president’s calendar including scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings, and planning travel. Additionally, the assistant prepares and edits important documents, and prepares weekly reports for the President’s office. Other responsibilities include designing materials, implementing and managing a comprehensive database for alumnae and donor development, and using a filing system for communications with major constituent groups. The assistant also oversees office supplies and maintenance requests and records for the team, updates the division budget, and coordinates meetings and takes notes for the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of three years of administrative support experience; and proficiencies with Microsoft Office and multifunction devices. Candidates must also have excellent customer service, public relations, interpersonal, communication, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, project management, organizational, prioritization, multitasking, detail, and accuracy skills. Additionally, applicants must have abilities to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment; meet deadlines; work independently without supervision at times and successfully with office members; demonstrate mature judgment, tact, and diplomacy; maintain discretion with confidential and sensitive information; and work effectively with all university constituencies including faculty, staff, students, alumnae/i, trustees, and community representatives.

Applicants must also be able to occasionally work outside normal office hours, particularly during special events. Preferred candidates will have at least two years of college, experience in an administrative support role in higher education and with Ellucian Banner, and knowledge of and experience with Hollins. Final candidates will be subject to credit and criminal history 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.


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.


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.


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.