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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 1,100 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, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

ADJUNCT REGISTERED STAFF NURSE

Young Harris College invites applications for a part time, PRN Registered Nurse to serve as an adjunct staff nurse for the Health & Wellness Services clinic. 

The mission of the YHC Student Health Service is to enhance the educational process by minimizing health-related barriers to personal development and learning.  Through the provision of high quality, easily accessible health care services and ongoing health and wellness educational programs, we are committed to encourage healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices which will enable students to take full advantage of the academic experience and become informed, responsible healthcare consumers. 

SUMMARY

The adjunct student health nurse is primarily responsible for providing patient care services to sick and injured Young Harris College students within the scope of nursing practice as outlined by the State of Georgia Board of Nursing.  The position includes working one day each week when classes are in session with an occasional opportunity to work additional days as staffing needs dictate.

 The successful candidate will be an RN, licensed in the State of Georgia, who is comfortable in a college environment working with students from diverse backgrounds and possess the ability to interact with all patients in a caring and professional manner.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered nurse with valid State of Georgia license
  • Five years experience including a minimum of three years of strong clinical, administrative and supervisory experience in College Health, ER, Public Health, Home Health, physician’s office or similar clinic work.
  • Computer literacy required with experience in Microsoft Excel and Word strongly preferred.

Candidates should apply electronically.  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

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY

Young Harris College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Art History to begin August 1, 2013. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Art History and must have a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. The Department of Art is a studio-based program seeking a candidate that will enhance the research, writing, and criticism components of the art curriculum. The candidate will teach a 4/4 load consisting of Art Appreciation courses in the general education core and Survey of Art History I & II, and Contemporary Art Issues in the art curriculum. In addition, the candidate will be encouraged to take an active role in the creation and implementation of new courses that reflect his/her area of expertise. Additional responsibilities include advising students, service to the department and college, and continued professional development.

Candidates should apply electronically.  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 Ted Whisenhunt, Chair of the Art History 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 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 HISTORY

Young Harris College invites applications for one (1) part-time Adjunct Instructor of History to begin August 1, 2014.  The position will be for teaching one course, History 1111 World Civilizations I [Pre-literate to the Reformation], on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 pm and one course, History 2112 U.S. History II [American History since 1865], on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45 pm. Applicants must have a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate hours in the discipline of History, and teaching experience will be considered favorably.  The successful candidates will have a strong commitment to participating in an undergraduate, liberal arts curriculum. Willingness to help History Majors pursuing Certificate in Secondary Education Teaching with their preparation for the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) is a plus: such a help may include answering questions from the students by e-mail and meeting with them during office hours.

Candidates should apply electronically.  Applications should include a cover letter, CV and one letter of recommendation.  In addition, a writing sample related to the subject of history (maximum 20 pages) and transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Dr. Natalia Starostina, Chair of the Department of History 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

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The Department of Religion and Philosophy at Young Harris College invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with specializations in Eastern Religions and/or Islam. Special consideration will be given to candidates with some competency in Immigrant Religions, Indigenous American Religions or New Religious Movements. Ethnographic and material culture based approaches are especially welcomed.

Given Young Harris College’s current and changing student demographic, the Department seeks to cultivate a variety of student interests in Religious Studies, from international relations and civic pluralism to religious philosophies and confessional vocations. The ideal candidate should be fearlessly willing to teach courses outside of one’s specializations as needed. One should be prepared to collaborate in support of the growing Philosophy minor. The candidate may be asked to support the Ethics Across the Curriculum program.

The ideal candidate will have earned his or her Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field before the date of employment and should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts curriculum. This full-time, tenure-track position carries a 4/4 teaching load of both service and specialized courses, with some expectations of service and research.

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 1,000 students across five divisions-Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences-and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Georgia, is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College's growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia's first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 200 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction.

Candidates should apply electronically.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and sample evaluations), and three letters of recommendation. In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to <HumanResources@yhc.edu> or by mail to Dr. Nathan Eric Dickman, Chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

RESIDENT DIRECTOR/PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Residence Life at YHC is expanding to meet the increased enrollment demands of the college.  In August 2009, Enotah Hall opened.  This state of the art residence hall houses 200 students in a LEED Certified building.  In August 2011 and August 2012, the college opened Phase I (148 beds) and Phase II (100 beds) of a 248 bed complex, which features apartment style living for the growing upper-class population, known as The Village.  Finally, opened in August 2013, the college has just finished a 226 bed POD-style residence hall to better serve our freshmen.

Young Harris College seeks a 12 month, full time, professional live-in Resident Director/Program Coordinator to serve in a dual role for a growing Division of Student Development.  The Resident Director reports to the Assistant Dean of Students and will recruit, select, train and supervise a team of 8-13 talented student Resident Assistants and maintain direct responsibility for 200-300 students.  Principal responsibilities will include staff supervision and development, residential education, community development, crisis management, enforcing policy, administration and building management, summer operations support, and other departmental/college-wide responsibilities. Because Resident Directors are the primary professional staff members available in the residence halls for student interaction, spending evening and weekend time with students is required. Resident Directors participate in a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year on-call duty rotation.  Actual hours vary greatly depending upon events, emergencies, etc.

The Resident Director will also serve as a Program Coordinator for Campus Activities and will assist the Director of Campus Activities with the coordination and implementation of event planning. The duties and responsibilities for the Program Coordinator include, but are not limited to: developing and managing co-curricular programs; overseeing program budgets; assessing student needs to meet programming goals and identify areas of improvement; generating regular reports; working  with performers, agents and, vendors; and ensuring the successful implementation of engaging and entertaining campus activities programs.

A Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or similar field is required.  Experience working in a residential higher education setting is desirable, as is experience in a small, private, liberal arts environment.  A successful candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license.  Resident Directors are allowed to have to have a dog or a cat, but must meet live-on pet policy requirements.

Candidates should apply electronically.  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

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

Young Harris College is seeking a Head Athletic Trainer to be responsible for the direction and development of the Athletic Training Program under the direction of the Director of Athletics.

SUMMARY

The Head Athletic Trainer will be responsible for developing and administering a comprehensive sports medical program for intercollegiate sports.  The head athletic trainer will also perform and administrative services essential for successful implementation and development of the program.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLIITES

  • Develop over sports medicine program for the College, including; injury prevention programs, injury evaluation, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes
  • Provide athletic training services for the College’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary
  • Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete
  • Responsible for the formation of the College’s athletic training staff, including hiring, training and supervision of assistant athletic trainers and student assistant athletic trainers
  • Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning coach to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs
  • Schedule and coordinate athletic training staff and students for coverage of all team practice and athletic competitions
  • Assist the Director of Athletics and Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Business in the development of the sports medical program budget
  • Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medical program
  • Recordkeeping and documentation of all injuries
  • Handling insurance claims and verifying all student-athletes primary insurance is current

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and 4- 5 years of professional experience.  Master’s degree preferred and 2-3 years professional experience.
  • Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • State Athletic Training Licensure
  • Familiarity with NCAA governing rules

Candidates should apply electronically.  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

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.