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: 12/03/19

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Assistant Director of Communications and International Enrollment

(posted 11/20/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Communications and International Admission.

This position reports to the Director of Recruitment, and is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of a marketing communications strategy for undergraduate enrollment.  The assistant director also works with international and domestic students through the college search, selection, and enrollment processes.

In collaboration with the Director of Recruitment, Vice President for Enrollment Management, and the university Marketing department, primary responsibilities include the research, development, and implementation of an enrollment marketing communications plan designed to deliver exciting content, including mail, web, and social and digital advertisements, to prospective students and families in international and domestic territories.

Additionally, the assistant director facilitates recruitment activities within a specified region, including international territories.  This person will develop and employ robust armchair recruitment strategies with a focus on developing and managing meaningful connections with prospective students who are considering enrollment at the university.

Candidates best qualified for this position will have a bachelor’s degree, minimum of two years of related experience, Microsoft Office proficiency (particularly with Outlook, Word, and Excel), and Adobe Creative suite experience.  The incumbent will also have excellent written communication skills with the ability to produce communications in a creative or technical voice, including e-mails, newsletters, reports, website content, social media posts, press releases, and a variety of other communications.  Additionally, they must have superior oral communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills; strong organizational, detail, planning, and time management skills; abilities to prioritize and work on multiple projects; and abilities to work effectively with students and other campus departments, as well as independently and within a team.  Qualified candidates will also have demonstrated success working with diverse populations, a commitment to enrolling a diverse student body, and the ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education for women.

Preferred candidates will have previous work history in marketing, communications, or higher education; experience in girls’ or women’s education; knowledge of international higher education recruitment practices, procedures, and enrollment trends; experience with Technolutions Slate CRM; working knowledge of graphic design; and basic knowledge of HTML.

This position also requires an ability and willingness to travel domestically (and possibly occasionally internationally) by ground and air and to work nights and weekends as needed, valid identity documentation for international travel, and a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations.  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.


Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian

(posted 11/01/19)

The Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian.  Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

The position has the following responsibilities:

  • Administers the library’s digital content initiatives by establishing and managing repository policies, standards, and workflows for digitization, metadata creation, metadata and digital asset management, and preservation of those objects and data.
  • Creates, normalizes, and maintains original metadata records for analog, digitized, and born-digital objects.
  • Leads the library metadata team in developing a consistent approach to metadata creation, organization, and normalization in order to improve findability of library resources across platforms.
  • Promotes the library’s digital initiatives, including the institutional repository and digital exhibits, and builds partnerships across campus to embed digital projects within curriculum and scholarship through teaching and consultation.
  • Actively participates in and fosters an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
  • Serves as a liaison librarian to 1-2 academic departments with responsibility for teaching students to critically engage in the discovery and use of information, connecting faculty and students with resources to advance their scholarship and creative work, and collaborating with faculty to strengthen the academic community.

Successful candidates must meet these required qualifications:

  • A Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of at least two of the areas below, with demonstrated interest and aptitude in learning additional standards, tools, and formats as needed:
    • Descriptive standards (RDA, AACR2, DCRM, DACS, VRA Core, Dublin Core, etc.)
    • Structural standards (MARC, MODS, METS, EAD, etc.)
    • Markup data formats and languages (JSON, CSV, XML, etc.)
    • Controlled vocabularies (LCSH, LCNAF, AAT, etc.)
    • Tools for batch data normalization and transformation (XSLT, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of a digital repository.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for digitization of materials in a variety of formats and management of digital assets and associated data throughout their lifecycle.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Prior success in planning, coordinating, and implementing effective programs, complex projects, and services with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and to providing cross-functional library services in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred applicants will have:

  • Experience with Alma, Primo, OCLC Connexion, bepress Digital Commons, Omeka, and/or JSTOR Forum.
  • Understanding of copyright and related rights and how they are applied in a digital library setting.
  • Experience with teaching and/or training.

The university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion.  Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

Application instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin Dec. 6, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Director of Campus Security

(posted 10/01/19)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Campus Security.

Reporting to the Director of Campus Security, the assistant director has oversight of seven patrol officers, serves as the acting director when needed, shares on-call duties with the director, and serves as the educational and community resource officer for the university.  This includes developing and directing the selection, training, and evaluation of patrol officers, and creating, implementing, and evaluating programs for a variety of campus constituents.  The assistant director also responds to emergencies, incidents or dispatches as required; conducts investigations; prepares reports; and serves as the events coordinator for the department.  This position is required to work during inclement weather and emergency situations.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, minimum of three years of related experience, and ability to achieve and maintain “Campus Security Officer” certification in accordance with Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) regulations.  Applicants must be a United States citizen or legal United States resident eligible for employment in the United States, be at least 21 years of age, and possess a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations.

Also needed are proficient computer skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; attentive listening skills; understanding of and ability to use/engage on social media platforms; valuing and understanding of diversity and inclusivity; ability and desire to work with diverse populations; and ability to present information to different constituents.  Physical demands include walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time, and ability to defend self and/or others in hostile, challenging situations.

Preferred candidates will have previous law enforcement, campus security, private security, related military, or educational/community outreach experience, as well as supervisory and/or training experience in a related field.  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.


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.


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.