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Employment

                                                                                                      

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 a 226-bed residence hall for freshmen, a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center, and a 248-bed apartment-style residential village. Construction is complete on the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, the new social and intellectual heart of campus. 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. 

 

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
 

 

Adjunct Instructor of Math

Young Harris College invites applications for one or more part-time, non-tenure-track positions in Mathematics to begin January 2015. The selected candidates may expect to teach one to three sections of College Algebra, Precalculus, and/or Elementary Statistics in the Spring semester. Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Mathematics or a related field and a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum.
 
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 Dr. Chris Sass, Chair of the Department of Mathematics 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
 

Database Administrator 2015

The Office of Information Technology invites applications for a Database Administrator (DBA).  The Database Administrator will be responsible for a) serving as technical liaison to system users and vendors regarding database issues, access, and testing; b) leading, assisting and collaborating with stakeholders on customization, maintenance, and integration of system software or database applications, c) managing data quality efforts by working with administrative units on establishing processes and procedures to identify and fix erroneous and inconsistent data, d) evaluating, recommending, and coordinating changes to policies regarding use of database systems to improve system efficiency and security, e) researching, testing and recommending new technology and applications.  The individual will provide ongoing support of all college databases, including related software applications, installing upgrades and fixes, and maintains software for 24/7 availability. 
 
The successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications 
 
Minimum Qualifications: 
An associate degree and two to four years' experience working in a production database environment, or an appropriate combination of training, work experience, and skills is required. Bachelor’s Degree and programming experience is preferred.
Must have excellent troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills. 
Must possess demonstrated skills in verbal communication and technical writing, as well as the ability to explain technical subjects to a non-technical audience. 
Strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and with a team on small and large scale projects in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment is required.
 
Skills and Experience: 
Microsoft SQL Server database administration experience, including creating, monitoring, upgrading, patching, backing up, and securing complex, production-critical databases. 
Experience with and proficiency in administering databases running in a Windows environment. 
Experience administering Ellucian's Power Campus ERP system preferred. 
Detailed and demonstrated knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL). 
Experience working in a higher education preferred.
Experience with writing complex report and importing/exporting data.
Experience working directly with database vendor for root cause analysis and resolutions.  
 
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 Music (Oboe) 2015

Young Harris College invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure-track position in Music (oboe) to begin January 2015. The selected candidate will teach applied oboe lessons one day a week during the spring 2015 semester (minimum 14 lessons), keep attendance records, submit mid-term and final grades, and prepare students for required performances.  Qualifications include a Master’s degree music and a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum.  
 
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 Dr. Edwin Calloway, Music Department 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
 

Adjunct instructor of english

Young Harris College invites applications for one part-time, non-tenure-track position in English to begin January 2015. The selected candidate may expect to teach up to three sections of Introduction to Composition, English 1101, and/or Introduction to Literature, English 1102, in the Spring semester. Qualifications include a Master’s degree in English and a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum.
 
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 Dr. Amanda Lawrence, Chair of the Department of English 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
 
 

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.