Staff Positions

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women, increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff, and supporting a diverse community.

For more information about the positions listed below, please contact:
Michelle Jackson
Human Resources Coordinator
540-362-6660
hollinshr@hollins.edu

Last updated: 08/13/15


Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

(posted 08/13/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. This position serves as receptionist for the Institutional Advancement division, and provides administrative support to the Development department within the division.

Receptionist duties include serving as the phone and in-person receptionist for the division, and acting as a university receptionist by greeting campus visitors and providing them with information and directions. Other duties include opening and closing the building, correspondence and mail merges, data entry, filing, handling mail, ordering offices supplies, and coordinating maintenance requests. S/he also provides backup to other administrative support staff in the building, including the Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and helps other members of the division as needed. This position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

The successful applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of three years of related experience; proficiencies with Microsoft Office (especially Outlook, Word, and Excel) and multifunction devices; and strong customer service, communication, phone, organizational, multitasking, detail, and accuracy skills. Must also have abilities to work independently as well as on a team; to work in a fast-paced, highly interruptive, and noisy environment; to manage multiple and competing projects; and to maintain discretion with confidential and sensitive information. Applicants must be able to occasionally work outside normal office hours, particularly during special events. Candidates with knowledge of and experience with Hollins and Ellucian Banner are preferred. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and credit 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 the position is filled. Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women, increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff, and supporting a diverse community.


Athletics Administrative Assistant (part-time)

(posted 08/05/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of part-time Athletics Administrative Assistant. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this position provides administrative support to the coaching and Physical Education staff, and serves as receptionist and coordinator for the department and fitness complex. The administrative assistant is scheduled to work 20 hours week, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

The Athletics Administrative Assistant answers the department phone, directs foot traffic, handles mail, orders materials and supplies, processes check requests, reconciles staff credit cards, maintains budgets and files, and helps with various forms, records, and reports. The assistant schedules van driving courses and the use of university-owned vans for the entire campus community, and assists with outside van rentals as needed. Additionally, he/she assists the coaching staff with schedules, calendars, contracts, and travel and hotel arrangements. The assistant also helps Physical Education faculty with document, form, and record preparation and maintenance, and copies exams and other course items.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of two years of related experience; proficiencies with Microsoft Office and multifunction devices; strong customer service, communication, organizational, detail, and multitasking skills; and abilities to work independently and to work effectively with university constituents and diverse populations.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal history and credit history background checks.

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


Human Resources Assistant

(posted 08/03/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Human Resources Assistant. The assistant is responsible for daily operations of the Human Resources Office. He/she reports to the Director of Human Resources, and co-supervises the office’s student employee.

The Human Resources Assistant is responsible for serving as the office first-level contact, open position administration, background checks, employment verifications, offer and salary letters, Form I-9s, assisting with leave requests, workers’ compensation reporting, tracking employee training, the office e-mail box, office information on the university intranet site, budget items, coordinating meetings and special events, updating and maintaining employee paper files and office documents and policies, assisting with the maintenance of employee electronic information, and providing general office support.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field; minimum of two years of experience in human resources; knowledge of and experience interpreting and applying federal and Virginia employment laws and regulations, and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Candidates must have excellent communication, interpersonal, detail, organizational, multitasking, project management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. Applicants must also have proven abilities to meet deadlines, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to customer service and ability to work in a highly interruptive environment with fluctuating priorities. Preferred candidates will have SHRM and/or HRCI certification, work experience at a higher education institution, and experience using Ellucian Banner and ADP Workforce Now. Final candidates will be subject to credit and criminal history background checks.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for five references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


Campus Security Dispatchers

(posted 07/28/15)

The Hollins University Security Department is seeking qualified candidates for two full-time Campus Security Dispatchers. The first position works Sunday and Monday on the 11:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. shift, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on the 3:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. shift. The second position works Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on the 3:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. shift, and Saturday and Sunday on the 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. shift.

Campus security dispatchers provide Security Department 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 experience with substantial public contact, and proficient computer skills. Previous law enforcement, security, military, and/or dispatch experience preferred. Final candidates will be subject to computer skills testing and 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.


Social Media Coordinator

(posted 07/08/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Social Media Coordinator. This position reports to the Director of Public Relations in the Enrollment and Marketing division of the university.

The Social Media Coordinator will generate and deliver content that strategically enhances the university’s presence across social media platforms. The coordinator manages Hollins’ public and student-focused social media pages, and acts as a resource to help departmental social media managers use social media effectively. The coordinator will be a member of the Marketing team, and will identify ways to cross-promote marketing efforts to increase engagement. This position will further develop and enhance Hollins’ presence in the social sphere, act as a resource for best practices in social media, and document the Hollins experience through photos, videos, and thoughtful content.

The successful applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in English, communication, marketing, business, or related field; extensive knowledge of social media platforms; minimum of three years of experience with social media; experience developing, maintaining, and monitoring social media presence; experience producing and maintaining social media campaigns across platforms; experience with social media analytics and generating reports; and excellent writing, editing, proofreading, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must also be proactive problem-solvers who work well as part of a team and independently, and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to details and deadlines and the ability to initiate and prioritize projects. Applicants must also be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours. Preferred candidates will have relevant experience managing social media for an organization; experience editing photos and videos; and knowledge of tracking tools, such as Sharedcount.com, Topsy, HooteSuite, and the Facebook Insights.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.


Alumnae and Donor Communications Coordinator

(posted 07/06/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Alumnae and Donor Communications Coordinator. This position reports to the Director of Alumnae Relations in the Institutional Advancement division of the university.

The Alumnae and Donor Communications Coordinator develops, supports, and executes strategic communications for alumnae and donors that advance the mission, vision, goals, and image of Hollins University. This position ensures a consistent and coordinated flow of worthy content for distribution across all channels including print, online communities, and fund-raising collateral, which inspire donor confidence, promote philanthropy, and support the alumnae engagement initiative.

The successful applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in communications or related field; minimum three years of experience in communications, preferably within a higher education or non-profit setting; strong writing skills with experience in print, electronic, and social media; excellent proofreading, verbal, and interpersonal skills; experience with electronic media, including web pages; and experience with current social media channels including, maintenance of web information, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and YouTube. Applicants must also have superior project management ability and attentiveness to deadlines; demonstrated ability to respond to opportunities quickly and accurately; ability to work collaboratively with others; creative and flexible work style; and understanding of issues facing higher education, particularly small, private, liberal arts colleges.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.


Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

(posted 06/29/15)

Women Who Are Going Places Start at Hollins beautifully describes what this institution has meant to the exceptional women we have educated for nearly 175 years. Hollins pursues an uncommon mission to provide women the opportunity to find their own voices and seek their own individual dreams and goals. We help them gain confidence to compete in a still-unequal world, and give them the tools to make the world a better place for other women, children, and men.

                                             Nancy O. Gray, President, Hollins University

This place is too good to keep to ourselvesour definition of Hollins changes and grows every day with each new experience we have. The Hollins I knew as a first-year is not the Hollins I know now. As students, it’s our job to find and rediscover the real Hollins—our Hollins—and Instagram it to our fullest ability because this place is too great to keep it to ourselves. For me, the real Hollins is about the relationships we build with the people around us.

Gabby Awuma, Student Government Association president

Hollins University, a proud and historic women’s college located in Roanoke, Virginia, welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. Although best known for its exceptional approach to the liberal arts, an excellent creative writing program, and commitment to the education of women, Hollins is a richly complex institution offering undergraduate degrees to women and graduate degrees to both men and women. In a time when the value of women’s colleges has been in the spotlight, Hollins takes great pride in its distinctive educational programs, exceptional alumnae support, and its place as a top-tier liberal arts college in the U.S. that is debt-free. With these strengths, Hollins feels its future is stable and unlimited.

The selected candidate will report to President Nancy Gray, and serve as a member of the Cabinet. Under President Gray’s leadership, Hollins has embarked on the strategic plan, Connecting Liberal Arts Education and Experience to Achieve Results, which focuses the University’s efforts on uniting more explicitly the liberal arts with experiential learning.

The Position

The Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing will do the following:

  • Provide leadership, and have the experience and vision to lead a division consisting of the offices of admission, financial aid, and marketing that is innovative and successful in meeting the University’s strategic admission, retention, and financial goals;
  • Serve as a collaborative member of the Cabinet, providing expert and strategic advice on enrollment, financing higher education, and best practices in marketing to advance the institution with an awareness of the unique character and strengths of Hollins in the prospective student marketplace;
  • Build on and strengthen communications and collaborations within the division and across campus to enhance admission and marketing strategies;
  • Enlist, empower, and support recruiting partners, including coaches, faculty, and alumnae, in pursuit of achieving increased enrollment;
  • Create an environment of opportunity and growth within the division, overseeing a staff of 27, and encouraging them to achieve personal and professional goals as individuals and members of a collaborative team;
  • Exhibit a current command of technology, tools, and resources in enrollment, financial aid, and marketing practices and the proclivity to make data-informed decisions that advance the division and institution;
  • Balance robust financial aid programs with the University’s need for increased net revenue, and guide the division with a fiscally-responsible mind-set.
  • Demonstrate an ability to contribute to the development and continuous, successful implementation of the Hollins Strategic Plan.
  • Serve as a gracious, articulate, and enthusiastic spokesperson for Hollins University.

Qualifications

The position requires a person with a proven track record of success in enrollment management, utilizing innovative and forward-thinking recruitment, marketing, and communications strategies to meet enrollment goals. Preference will be given to those who have worked in private higher education and are familiar with the values associated with small, liberal arts institutions. It is required that the successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, though a master’s degree or higher is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate well-developed public speaking skills and a collegial spirit, the ability to make data-informed decisions, understand and guide the marketing efforts of the University, and balance the art and science of enrollment management. This position calls for a person of determined resolve who leads with confidence, competence, and compassion.

The Institution

Hollins University was founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college. The striking campus occupies 475 acres in Roanoke, and currently enrolls 580 undergraduate women and 170 men and women in graduate programs. Students come from 44 states and 17 countries, and about 40% of them study abroad. The college operates on a 4-1-4 calendar, providing the January term as an opportunity for internships and international learning experiences.   In addition to undergraduate majors in 27 fields, the University offers the Batten Leadership Institute (BLI), which provides training to give students a competitive edge in any discipline. Students in the BLI program work in teams to create strategies to adapt to and manage change and practice conflict resolution and negotiation. The annual C3: Career Connection Conference links current Hollins students with an exceptional alumnae network who share how they have translated their education into powerfully satisfying careers.

Hollins University nurtures civility, integrity, and concern for others, encourages and values diversity and social justice, and affirms the equal worth of women and men. The University motto, Levavi Oculos, calls the community to leadership and service in accord with the Hollins values and traditions. Along with a richly varied co-curricular life, the University participates in NCAA Division III athletics, and provides intercollegiate competition in basketball, golf, lacrosse, riding, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.

M.A. and M.F.A. degrees are offered in creative writing, children’s literature, children’s book writing and illustrating, dance, playwriting, screenwriting and film studies, liberal studies, and teaching.

For more information about Hollins, go to www.hollins.edu.

The City

The city of Roanoke is located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley, and boasts a lively arts, cultural, and restaurant scene for its residents. The greater metropolitan area’s population of approximately 300,000 is served by the Roanoke Regional Airport and soon, Amtrak. The region is replete with natural beauty, including 69 parks, 5 greenways, Carvin’s Cove, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. For more information about Roanoke, go to http://www.visitroanokeva.com/.

To Apply

This is the moment for women’s colleges in today’s competitive market, and this opening provides an experienced professional with a compelling opportunity in the field of enrollment management and marketing. Napier Executive Search is assisting Hollins University with this search. For more information, or to nominate someone for this position, contact Mary Napier (mary.napier@napiersearch.com) or Nancy Benedict (nancy.benedict@napiersearch.com) for a confidential conversation. Interested candidates should submit a resume, along with a cover letter expressing her/his interest in and qualifications for the position. Candidates should also provide the names and contact information of at least three professional references; references will not be contacted without permission. Final candidates will be subject to a motor vehicle background check. For priority consideration, all applications should be e-mailed to hollins@napiersearch.com. Review of candidates will begin immediately. The preferred start date is fall 2015.


Groom/Stable Worker

(posted 04/24/15)

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 6:00 a.m.-2:30 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 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.


General Maintenance Repair Person With HVAC Emphasis

(posted 04/03/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for a general maintenance repair person with strong HVAC 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 inspections, preventive maintenance, cleaning, adjustment, repair, and replacement of mechanical and plumbing 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 HVAC experience; CFC license; general knowledge of maintenance of carpentry items and heating, air conditioning, steam, condensate, and chilled water lines; basic knowledge of safety checks and minor repairs to vehicles and small equipment; full range of body motion including lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds; abilities to operate motorized equipment and hand and power tools; ability to work indoors and outdoors in varying environments; excellent communication skills; and a valid driver’s license with minimal violations. Must also be a self-starter, team player, have basic computer skills, and ability to understand and follow directions. Must have CPO certification or be willing to obtain at time of employment. 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.


Security Officer

(posted 04/03/15)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Security Officer. This position provides security patrol services 24 hours/day, 365 days/year for the university in order to protect the institution’s assets, properties, students, employees, guests, and visitors against disturbances, fires, injury, vandalism, theft, violence, and criminal acts.

Successful applicants must be a US citizen or legal US resident eligible for employment; be at least 21 years of age; possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; and have a valid driver’s license with minimal violations from state of residence. Candidates must also have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong computer skills, and abilities to work independently and deal effectively with diverse populations. Applicants must be able to work any shift with rotating days off. Candidates must be able to achieve and maintain Virginia campus security officer certification. Applicants with law enforcement, campus security, military, and/or private security 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.


Director of Advancement Services

(posted 02/26/15)

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

The director provides leadership and guidance to support the operations of the Office of Institutional Advancement. He/she is charged with gathering, organizing, managing, and disseminating alumnae and donor information to support the alumnae engagement initiative and all philanthropic fund-raising and documentation on behalf of the university. The director is responsible for developing and applying technical solutions to protect and advance the philanthropic goals of Hollins. He/she also establishes and assures compliance with industry standard procedures.

The director administers and oversees the management of the division Ellucian Banner module, SharePoint workspace, standard and ad hoc reports, and donor analytics. He/she manages, trains, and evaluates five staff members responsible for maintaining biographical records, gift entry, gift documentation and receipting, prospect research and management, prospect and gift communications, and stewardship and donor relations. The director reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field; minimum of three years of development experience with emphasis on database management, philanthropic records, gift receipting, and reporting; minimum of two years of supervisory experience; and proficiencies with relational databases and Microsoft Office. Candidates must also have excellent communication, customer service, detail, organizational, analytical, project management, technical aptitude, reporting, leadership, and training skills. Applicants must also have proven abilities to manage multiple priorities, projects, and deadlines in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Preferred candidates will have experience with Ellucian Banner, and will have worked in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution. Final candidates will be subject to criminal and credit history background checks.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, 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 Facilities Management

(posted 01/16/15)

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, problem-solving, and analytical skills; abilities to demonstrate flexibility and adapt a team to situations and change; and valid 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. 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 requirements, and contact information for five references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Previous applicants need not apply.


Custodian (part-time)

(posted 09/03/14)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time (20 hours/week) custodian.  Hours are 5-9 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 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.