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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 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. 

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

 

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/V

 

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

 

Web Developer

Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time Web Developer to begin immediately.  The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in web development.  In addition to the campus in Young Harris, the College has an administrative office in Atlanta. The web developer may work on campus, in the Atlanta office, or remotely depending on the candidate’s skills and experience. Candidates who are not based in the area surrounding the College are encouraged to apply.  A description of the position requirements and expectations follows:
 
Summary 
Under the direction of the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Web Developer will be responsible for a range of duties that support the goals of the Office of Communications and Marketing and the Office of Advancement at YHC through a variety of web tools and initiatives. The Web Developer will consult with all marketing staff to plan, develop, implement and oversee College web initiatives in a manner consistent with YHC design and branding guidelines, policies, procedures, quality standards and needs. The Web Developer will work as part of a team to develop innovative web strategies that advance the College’s digital presence on desktops, tablets and mobile devices. In addition, this position will regularly troubleshoot any web issues, identify web needs and develop creative solutions. The Web Developer will be expected to stay current with emerging web technologies and recommend design and development techniques that will enhance the online promotion of YHC. The Web Developer must be a results-driven individual with business acumen and have the ability to communicate effectively with technical and/or non-technical executives and staff. Since technology plays a key role in the overall operation of the College, this position will require work beyond normal business hours and include being on call for situations that require immediate attention.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 
1. Manage, develop and implement various features, tools and other special elements of the College website based on graphic and branding guidelines maintained by the office.
2. Post and remove time-sensitive features on the College’s website on a regular basis.
3. Work closely with marketing staff to develop web pages and sites as needed.
4. Track and report visitors, trends and customer concerns for the YHC main website and athletics site.
5. Continually develop, enhance and troubleshoot all updates to the College’s Drupal CMS.
6. Maintain a Drupal development site for thorough testing of all web changes, enhancements and upgrades, and conduct significant testing across all platforms for any new web initiatives outside of the CMS.
7. Assist with all Mail chimp efforts of the College, including newsletters and customized emails.
8. Develop a technical architecture of websites including scripting, database design, and user interface design.
9. Write programs for data reporting and custom programs that will communicate with existing databases.
10. Develop web-based tools for data input and retrieval.
11. Regularly create, post, and maintain presence of online forms.
12. Stay abreast of industry trends and all applicable technologies, graphic design tools and new languages.
13. Provide support for the development, design, testing, technical documentation and rollout of new web-based customer services for websites.
14. Manage and develop interfaces for other web-based systems as needed.
15. Manage and assist with special projects as assigned.
16. Perform other duties as assigned. 
 
Candidates should apply electronically here.  Applications should include a cover letter, Resume and at 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
 

 

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
 

 

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.