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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.

Coordinator, Academic Success

The Coordinator of Academic Success 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 unique role. The Coordinator will participate in and work to enhance all programs and services in the Center while maintaining primary responsibility of the early alert program and course-support initiatives at the College.  
 
This is a new position in the SSC, which allows significant opportunity for growth and originality within the role itself and the programs offered. 
Under the direction of the Director of the Student Success Center, the Coordinator of Academic Success will: 
 
Serve as the primary contact for academic intervention and early alert programs including early alert program, academic success consultations, transfer interest outreach, at-risk student populations, and exit interviews at the College 
Coordinate all course-support initiatives at the College, including peer tutoring
Target at-risk students and work to provide timely and appropriate outreach and intervention 
Provide outreach to students who fall behind in their coursework (fail a required course, demonstrate low scores in gatekeeper courses, etc.)
Partner with relevant offices and SSC colleagues to ensure timely outreach to students who are falling behind on persistence to graduation
Ensure appropriate tracking and documentation of all students, especially at-risk student populations
Maintain early alert software (Starfish) 
Facilitate academic success workshops on study skills, time management and academic strategies to various student groups including FOUN 1000 seminar, residence hall gatherings, and clubs and organizations. 
Serve as an academic advisor and host academic advising sessions for first-year and second-year students at the College
Participate fully in Center-wide initiatives including student academic advising, academic outreach/intervention, event planning and execution, and work collaboratively with Center staff to ensure all programmatic needs are met.  
Uphold supporting roles/auxiliaries in various programmatic areas within the Center including course-support enterprises, orientation, and other Center-wide events and services, depending on previous education, interests, and experiences .
 
A Master’s in Higher Education & Student Affairs or similar degree is preferred. 
 
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
 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY

Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor of biology position beginning August 1, 2015.  The applicant must (or will) possess a Ph.D. in a biological discipline and be willing to teach courses in General Biology for science majors and non-science majors.  While the specific area of specialization is not yet decided, application from candidates with an expertise in areas related to the environmental sciences are especially encouraged.  The successful applicant will also teach upper level courses in his/her sub discipline as part of the department’s 4-yr curriculum.  Although Young Harris College is primarily a teaching institution, the candidate should also have an interest in research and the capability to direct undergraduate students in guided research experiences. 
 
Candidates should apply electronically 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. Paul T. Arnold, Chair of the Biology 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
 

Adjunct Instructor of Math

Young Harris College invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure-track position in Mathematics to begin August 2015. The selected candidate may expect to teach one to three sections of College Algebra, Pre-calculus, and/or Elementary Statistics in the Fall 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, Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  The 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
 
 
 

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

Young Harris College is seeking a Director of Campus Activities to oversee social and educational programming on a rapidly growing campus.  The Director of Campus Activities will provide vision, oversight, and management of campus co-curricular events and activities; identify and facilitate opportunities to increase student engagement in campus life, especially on nights and weekends; work closely with local and national Greek letter organizations, including assisting in the expansion process of additional national fraternities and sororities; expand opportunities for student leadership; solicit student involvement in program and event planning; recruit, train, and supervise various student organizations including the Campus Activities Board; supervise and support student clubs and organizations; train and help identify faculty/staff advisors; work with Alumni Services to plan student events for homecoming; and actively contribute to the expansion and transformation of the Division of Student Development.

The Director of Campus Activities is supervised by the Assistant Dean of Students and will work closely with residence life staff members to facilitate campus-wide programming, specifically night and weekend programming. Other responsibilities include representing the division on campus-wide committees, budget development and oversight, assessment design and implementation, collaboration with faculty and staff, and other responsibilities as necessary to advance the mission and goals of YHC.  The successful candidate will be an energetic and enthusiastic team-focused professional with a commitment to the residential, liberal arts experience.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Student Development, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field; 3+ years experience in a campus activities leadership role; prior experience working with Greek letter organizations and membership in a NPC/NIC member organization is highly desired; and knowledge of student development principles and best practices.  This position requires a high degree of flexibility and self-motivation, willingness to work nights and weekends, the ability to manage conflict and multiple priorities, strong leadership and motivational skills, a high level of organization and communication skills, competence in fiscal resource management, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively to manage projects to successful completion.

Candidates should apply electronically here. Applications should include a Cover letter, Resume, professional reference list and  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/

RESIDENCE LIFE 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 completed a 226 bed POD-style residence hall to better serve our freshmen called The Towers.

Young Harris College seeks a 12 month, full time, professional live-in Residence Life Coordinator to serve in a dual role for a growing Division of Student Development.  The RLC 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 the RLC’s are the primary professional staff members available in the residence halls for student interaction, spending evening and weekend time with students is required. RLC’s 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 Residence Life Coordinators 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. These duties and responsibilities 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 Bachelor's degree is required, with a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or similar field preferred.  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.  Residence Life Coordinators are allowed to have to have a dog or a cat, but must meet live-on pet policy requirements.

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

 

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.