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: 03/21/17

Please note that positions are posted until they are 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.


Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

(posted 03/21/17)

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

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

The assistant director supervises the Head Resident Assistant for Staff Development and 14 undergraduate RAs in their daily tasks.  Additionally, the AD works closely with the Student Affairs, Facilities Management, Campus Security, and Enrollment Management areas of the university.  The AD is required to live on campus, as they serve as a campus-wide on-call resource on a rotational basis, and may be called at any time to assist with student emergencies.  This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residence Life.

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


Executive Director of Career Development

(posted 03/10/17)

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 and a demonstrated track record of leadership in higher education, 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 a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution; 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.


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.