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: 03/25/20

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Security Dispatcher

(posted 03/19/20)

Hollins University is seeking qualified, team-oriented candidates for a full-time security dispatcher.  This front-facing position serves and collaborates with the campus community 24 hours/day, 365 days/year, and interacts with students, employees, guests, and visitors.

Dispatchers work a variety of shifts, which may include rotating or permanent shift assignments, as well as holiday and weekend work.  The current vacancy works Sunday through Wednesday 3:30-11:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary responsibilities include handling incoming emergency and non-emergency requests for campus security, police, fire, and emergency medical services, along with other appropriate university personnel, and dispatching 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 related work experience, and proficient computer skills.  Candidates must also have strong verbal and written communication skills including listening effectively; relating well to others; collecting and documenting information quickly, accurately, and thoroughly; and writing succinct reports.  Additionally, applicants must have excellent multitasking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, as well as abilities to work independently and as a team member, and remain levelheaded and provide support during emergencies and crises.  Also needed is a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and belonging and a willingness to learn and grow in the position.  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.


Groom/Stable Workers

(posted 03/19/20)

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.


Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life

(posted 03/06/20)

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

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residence Life, the associate director is responsible for the immediate supervision of a residential area housing approximately 40-60 undergraduates.  They oversee the programmatic and administrative operations of one apartment/suite-style residential complex housing primarily returning students.  The associate director supports the student housing administration and management functions, including coordinating openings and closings of residence halls and room changes for residential students.  This position works closely with the Student Affairs, Facilities, Campus Security and Enrollment Management areas of the university, and supervises 2-3 undergraduate student community assistants in their daily tasks.  The Associate Director is required to live on campus, as they serve as a campus on-call resource on a rotational basis, and may be called at any time to assist with student emergencies.

Residence life responsibilities include staff recruitment, training, supervision/evaluation, and development; community development and programming; and assisting with behavioral and conduct issues.  Housing responsibilities include general administration and management, assisting with residential building maintenance needs, and monitoring and addressing safety and security issues.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree in student personnel administration or a related field and a minimum of four years of progressive experience in residence life, including experience in residence hall staff supervision, leadership, and development.  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.  Preferred applicants will have experience with small, private institutions.  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 Student Engagement Programs

(posted 03/06/20)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Student Engagement Programs.

The Director of Student Engagement Programs oversees HU Connect, a program that supports first-generation and limited-income student success; the Horizon Program, a program that serves non-traditional, undergraduate students; and commuter student services.  All three programs have a shared goal of increased student retention and persistence through activities that encourage connectivity and support.

For the HU Connect program, the director holds orientation sessions for eligible, new students and their families, schedules regular activities and events for participants, and trains student guides who assist with the program.  With the Horizon program, the director provides orientation and programming for participating students, as well as academic advising.  Commuter student services provided by the director include programming for that student population, and serving as a resource and contact for the group.  The director reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and supervises two student employees.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree and a minimum of three years of related experience.  Candidates must have excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service, organizational, multitasking, and budget management skills; and proven abilities to manage confidential and sensitive matters, develop and maintain social media connections, and assess programmatic success, and make adjustments as needed.  Must also have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and multiple constituencies, as well as a strong commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and belonging.  Ability to work independently, as well as on a team, and ability and willingness to engage with the greater campus community are also required.  Applicants must have Microsoft Office proficiency, ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed, and a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations.  Preferred applicants will have experience serving underrepresented populations, as well as with small, private institutions.  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.


Accounts Payable Coordinator

(posted 03/06/20)

The Business Office at Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Accounts Payable Coordinator.

This position handles all accounts payable processing and reporting for the university, and maintains fixed asset records and depreciation schedules.  He/she administers and enters data and verifies accuracy and proper approval for check requests, reimbursement expense reports, corporate credit card expenses, and advance requests and expenses.  Additionally, he/she maintains up-to-date vendor information; completes credit applications, tax-exempt certificates, and W-9s as needed; prepares departmental journal entries; and processes 1099s on an annual basis.  The position reports to the Associate Controller.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of one year of experience in accounts payable or general bookkeeping/accounting assistant responsibilities, and Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word and data entry and computer operations proficiencies.  Applicants must have strong customer service, communication, organization, detail, accuracy, and multi-tasking skills.  Candidates must have abilities to be discreet and confidential, take initiative, and resolve problems.  Applicants must also have abilities to work independently, on a team, and in a highly interruptive environment, and work well with all university constituents.  Those who have experience with Ellucian Banner, fixed asset software for tracking fixed assets, and online credit card expense reporting systems 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.


Alumnae Relations Coordinator

(posted 02/21/20)

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

The coordinator works collaboratively with teammates on the implementation of alumnae programs, on and off campus, consistent with the university’s strategic mission.  This position provides administrative, technical, and programmatic support to the program’s volunteers in an effort to grow Hollins’ volunteer network and expand outreach to alumnae.  The coordinator has primary responsibility for supporting and developing alumnae programing and alumnae volunteer groups, including all alumnae chapters and regional volunteers.  Additionally, this position assists with tasks and preparations for the annual alumnae Reunion and Career Connection Conference (C3).  The coordinator reports to the Director of Alumnae Relations, and may supervise student workers.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; minimum of one year of related experience; and proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.  Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, customer service, public relations, presentation, and organizational skills.  Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness is also required, as well as abilities to be proactive and manage multiple and competing projects.  Applicants must have strong decision-making skills, sound judgment, and abilities to maintain confidentiality and exhibit discernment related to confidential and sensitive matters.  This position requires abilities to work independently and on a team and to work effectively and extensively with internal and external constituencies.  A valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations is also required.  Candidates with a minimum of one year of volunteer management and event planning experience and knowledge of Ellucian Banner or a similar database are 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.


Chief Information Officer

(posted 02/12/20)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Position overview:

The CIO is the senior information technology (IT) professional for the university, and provides leadership, tactical, and supervisory roles within the IT department. The CIO continuously assesses current technologies, manages the day-to-day operations of the IT department, and plans and implements future campus technologies to meet the university’s strategic and operational goals. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the CIO collaborates with campus constituencies to meet the strategic goals of the university within the allotted budgetary resources. The CIO oversees the networking, systems, security, telecom, instructional technology, user support, and enterprise system functions of information technology.  This positon supervises 13 staff members, and oversees the site manager for contracted printing, mailing, and shipping services.

The CIO has the following responsibilities:

  • Manages daily operations of the IT department
  • Supervises, develops, and evaluates IT staff
  • Evaluates current technologies for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Develops goals, objectives, and metrics, including those for an IT assessment plan
  • Ensures IT policies and procedures comply with industry best practices and regulatory mandates
  • Manages IT expenditures within budgetary allotments
  • Communicates and collaborates with campus leadership
  • Participates in campus committees and advisory groups
  • Maintains positive vendor relationships, negotiates with them, and reviews their proposals and contracts
  • Serves as the primary external university IT liaison to vendors, other institutions, consortia, and industry groups

Successful candidates must meet these required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in higher education, supervision, and budget management
  • Minimum of eight years of IT experience in progressively increasing leadership and supervisory roles
  • Knowledge of data privacy strategies, policies, and procedures
  • Experience in higher education, supervision, and budget management
  • Familiarity with IT industry best practices
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, detail, accuracy, organizational, multitasking, time management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Proven abilities to meet deadlines and goals, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with multiple constituencies
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations

Preferred applicants will have:

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree
  • Prior CIO experience at a liberal arts institution
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner, project management, and assessment
  • Familiarity with international, federal, and state laws impacting higher education

Application instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


Security Officer

(posted 01/20/20, updated 03/10/20)

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 U.S. citizens or legal U.S. 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.


Groundskeepers (seasonal)

(posted 01/14/20; updated 02/21/20)

Hollins University seeks applications for two seasonal groundskeepers.

Responsibilities include maintenance of turf, shrubs, trees, and flower beds; other landscaping work requiring weeding and using a weed eater for extended periods of time; trash collection and disposal; maintaining parking lots, drives, and sidewalks; and maintaining various motorized equipment and hand tools.

Successful applicants must have full range of body motion; manual dexterity; and abilities to lift/carry items weighing up to 50 lbs, walk extensively, and work in all types of weather.  Previous groundskeeping experience preferred.  Must have a valid United States 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.


Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission

(posted 01/10/20)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission.

Reporting to the Director of Admission, this position 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, assists conducting outreach to prospective students through various communication methods, and serves in a support role with Hollinsummer, a summer camp run by the Office of Admission.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, Microsoft Office proficiency; well-developed communication, presentation, 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 is 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.


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.


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.