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Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,200 students across five divisions-Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, a 226-bed residence hall for freshmen, a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center, and a 248-bed apartment-style residential village. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2014-2015 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

 

Assistant Professor of Music/Coordinator of the Music Education Program

Young Harris College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Music/Coordinator of the Music Education program.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track position in Music and will begin August 2015.  Primary responsibilities include working closely with the Division of Education and the Department of Music to coordinate the Music Education Program, which includes a Bachelor of Music Education degree; teaching courses in music education; supervising student teachers; and other areas related to the candidate’s expertise.  Additional duties include recruiting, participating in outreach, and maintaining an agenda of research and/or creative activity.  Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music education and at least 3 years of successful public school teaching experience.  Candidates in any music discipline are encouraged to apply, but those with choral teaching experience will be given preference.

Candidates should apply online here.  Applications should include a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation.  In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu  or by mail to Dr. Edwin Calloway, Department of Music Chair, Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

EOE M/F/D/V 

Assistant Director for Academic Support and Accommodations

The Assistant Director for Academic Support and Accommodations will serve as a collaborative member of the Student Success Center (SSC), a comprehensive learning center within the Office of Student Development at Young Harris College.   The SSC is seeking an energetic, innovative, student-centered, and collaborative individual to serve in this role. The Assistant Director will participate in and work to enhance all programs and services in the Center while maintaining primary responsibility of student accommodation and accessibility programs. This is a new position in the SSC, which allows significant opportunity for growth and innovation within the role itself and the programs offered. 
Under the direction of the Director of the SSC, the Assistant Director will: 
  • Serve as a collaborative member of the SSC and participate fully in the coordination of programs hosted within the Center including; orientation, first-year programming, student transitions, academic advising, early alert and student outreach, and tutoring. 
  • Provide broad support and assist greatly in the planning, design and execution of academic support efforts at the College, in coordination with the Director and Center staff 
  • Direct and manage all efforts associated with disability services including: 
  • Supervise the Coordinator for Accommodations and Accessibility
  • Ensure compliance with federal laws and work with students with known disabilities to ensure holistic learning and overall success 
  • Act as the primary contact and representative to faculty, staff, parents, students and other stakeholders on questions regarding student accommodations on behalf of the SSC 
  • Develop and/or review individual accommodation plans that meet federal requirements and support student success
  • Serve as a representative to the College and advocate for student access and accommodation
  • Meet with families of incoming students to orient them to the services  
  • Initiate programming and host training to increase awareness among students, faculty and staff; ultimately cultivating a climate of inclusion. 
  • Host ongoing success consultations with students  
  • Serve as guide, mentor, and resource for students
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records 
  • Support overall reporting and tracking processes in the Center 
 
Candidates should apply electronically here.  Applications should include a cover letter, Resume and at least three professional references.  In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check. 
Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
EOE M/F/D/V
 
 

Adjunct Instructor of Art, Photography

Young Harris College invites applications for a part time, instructor of photography to begin August 1, 2015. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. Teaching responsibilities include ARTS1130 Photography, Composition and Content course. This course is primarily a digital photography course taught in the Art Department Mac Lab using Adobe Photoshop software but some traditional film assignments are also included. In addition to the Mac Lab, the department also has a fully operational darkroom that allows students to work with film and developing.  The course is usually 90% digital and 10% film oriented.  
Preference will be given to candidates that possess the following:
 
o M.F.A. in Photography
o Must be fluent with Adobe Photoshop.
o Film and Darkroom experience.
o Strong record of professional photography experience.
 
 Candidates should apply electronically here.  Applications should include a cover letter, CV and one letter of recommendation.  In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Jonathan Whisenhunt, Chair of the Art Department Search Committee, Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.
 
Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
EOE M/F/D/V
 
 

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNED GIVING

The Opportunity
 
Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Director of Development and Planned Giving has a key role in the college’s Advancement Office.  Responsible for implementing and developing initiatives to identify, nurture, and solicit prospects to ensure a strong base of financial support for the college, the Director cultivates relationships with alumni, donors, prospects, parents, families and volunteers.
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
 
• Plan, develop and execute strategies for obtaining and enhancing major, annual, and planned gifts
• Identify, cultivate and solicit major, annual, and planned gift prospects
• Provide stewardship in recognition of donor philanthropy
• Provide assistance in coordinating special fundraising projects as needed        
• Organize, publicize, and attend benefit events
• Plan and implement direct mail campaigns to reach potential donors                                                
• Develop and maintain a planned giving prospect system
• Write articles for use in the alumni magazine and the planned giving newsletter
• Work with planned gift fiduciaries and legal advisors to ensure timely reporting and processing of planned gifts
• Prepare planned gift agreements
• Provide for ongoing promotion of planned giving opportunities through written and electronic mediums
 
Requirements:
 
Candidates must have a Master’s degree or equivalent; or four to ten years of related experience and/or training; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Must have the abilities to: 
 
• read, analyze, and interpret complex documents
• respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints 
• write speeches and articles using original or innovative style
• make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
• prioritize and manage complex projects and to work in a fast paced environment
• utilize word processing and donor/ alumni database software
• establish and meet goals and objectives
• understand and apply tax legislation and economic trends impacting planned giving
 
Candidates should apply electronically here.  Applications should include a cover letter, Resume and at least four professional references.  In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check. 
 
Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE M/F/D/V
 
 

SODEXO EMPLOYMENT

Part-time Custodian

Sodexo Facilities Management at Young Harris College is currently seeking applicants for custodial positions. These positions are part-time positions that will  report to the Housekeeping Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:  Dependability, responsible and ability to work well with others.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

1. Custodians are responsible for cleaning of offices, classrooms, restrooms, and hallways.

2. Checks and removes graffiti from classrooms, walls, and other surfaces.

3. Informs the Housekeeping Supervisor of needed supplies and/or equipment.

4. Assists in trash and recycling management by collecting and discarding.

5. Provides any and all other duties as deemed necessary by the Housekeeping Supervisor.

How to Apply:

Applications can be picked up in the Physical Plant at Young Harris College located on Maple Street below where new construction is taking place for the new Campus Center and across from the pond. Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Young Harris College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information and any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and all persons involved  in the operations of the College are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct.