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Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution 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 an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference.

Assistant/Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance

Ensure the College is compliant with all NCAA rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Certify on a semester basis the athletic eligibility of all student athletes. Work in conjunction with Financial Aid, Registrar, and Admissions Offices.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with NCAA Conference and college rules and regulations to recruitment, eligibility, admissions, financial aid, housing and the physical welfare of student athletes. Monitor institutional adherence to these rules and regulations.
  • Formulate and implement strategies and systems for YHC’s athletics programs and support services to ensure NCAA rules and regulations are followed.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor a systematic reporting and tracking structure for athletics programs and units in compliance with regulations.
  • Maintain a detailed and current working knowledge of the eligibility and financial aid certification rules and procedures of the College, Conference, and NCAA.
  • Monitor recruitment activities for the development and provides guidance to coaches and staff regarding managerial steps for all on-campus recruiting efforts.
  • Approve all official visits of prospects and monitor related activities.
  • Directly assist with the recruitment of prospective student-athletes by evaluating the coaches’ recruiting recommendations and assisting them in obtaining the necessary documents for admissions, as necessary.
  • Provide support data and serve as the department liaison with the Director of Financial Aid and the College Registrar in preparation of reports on student-athletes required by the College, Conference and/or the NCAA.
  • Coordinate all certification of eligibility and oversee financial aid procedures within the Department, in conjunction with campus certification officials. Through the Academic Coordinator, interface with the Director of Admissions on eligibility status matters.
  • Coordinate the National Letter of Intent Program for the department.
  • Conduct compliance rules review seminars for departmental administrators, coaches, and student-athletes. Disseminate new Conference and NCAA legislation and interpretations to coaches and departmental staff. Consult with coaches and other administrative staff regarding program compliance and provide appropriate training opportunities for athletic staff.
  • Coordinate the summer term and financial aid eligibility programs for the department.
  • Maintain regular contact with officials from the NCAA and the Conference to obtain current and accurate information regarding regulations and compliance.
  • Supervise the development and transmittal of all NCAA Squad Lists to the Conference, to include handling all changes and updates.
  • Aid and assist the members of the institution in any aspect of NCAA compliance.
  • Perform additional duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  • Maintain cross training with other administrative heads.

Applications

Applicants must officially apply through the Young Harris College online application system at
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=6116960 Materials should be sent electronically to [email protected] or by mail to the Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.

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

Young Harris College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. All persons involved in the operations of the College are prohibited from engaging in such discrimination.

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, this position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes within Young Harris College’s 17 DII athletics program. This role involves designing and implementing strength, speed, agility, and conditioning programs to enhance athletic performance, reduce the risk of injury, and promote overall physical development and increase performance.

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Sports Performance, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must possess Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or equivalent credential.
  • Current first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillation (AED) certifications.
  • A strong knowledge of basic strength training techniques and Olympic lifts and the ability to demonstrate the appropriate skills and techniques to be used by student-athletes, as well as the ability to visually monitor student-athletes.
  • Experience and/or expertise in strength and conditioning programming for collegiate populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills. Ability to interact positively with student-athletes, athletic trainers, and other members of the athletic department.
  • Must be flexible, self-motivated, and willing to work evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities

Design, implement, and schedule strength and conditioning programs to enhance the strength, power, agility, speed, conditioning, and overall performance of student-athletes. Programs should be tailored to the individual needs and demands of the different sports and student-athletes.

  • Work in cooperation with the athletic training staff to help reduce the risk of injury and to help develop return to play plans when injuries occur.
  • Facilitate a collaborative and communicative relationship with sport coaches and athletic training staff.
  • Maintain weight room equipment to ensure a clean and safe workspace for student-athletes. Oversee inventory management, procurement, and maintenance of exercise equipment, weights, machines, and training accessories.
  • Establish and maintain the highest level of safety standards during all training sessions and keep up with industry’s best practices for safety to mitigate injury risk during training.
  • Develop a schedule that is fair and inclusive to all programs to give everyone appropriate time for strength & conditioning training. Priority time is to be given to in-season programs.
  • Develop a system for tracking student-athlete attendance and progress in conjunction with sport coaches.
  • Determine and reinforce expectations for student-athlete conduct that mirror the school’s expectations.
  • Educate student-athletes on proper exercise technique, nutrition, hydration, recovery strategies, and lifestyle habits conducive to optimal performance.
  • Be a participating member of the athletics administrative team with department meetings, initiatives, strategies, events, and more.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Applications

This is a full-time, salaried staff position and includes a comprehensive benefits package.  Applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three professional references via email to [email protected]

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Young Harris College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. All persons involved in the operations of the College are prohibited from engaging in such discrimination.

Adjunct Instructor of Dance

The Department of Theatre at Young Harris College welcomes applications for a part-time Adjunct Instructor of Dance, effective Fall 2024. Our department houses a dynamic BFA Musical Theatre program with needs in the areas of Ballet, Modern, Tap, and Jazz, as well as Choreography during our Mainstage Production Season. We are looking for a student-centered, energetic individual with a collaborative mentality to join our team.

Minimum Qualifications

18 earned hours in an accredited graduate school program in dance or the professional equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

MA or MFA in an accredited graduate school program in dance, as well as choreographic experience in both professional and educational environments.

 

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Young Harris College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. All persons involved in the operations of the College are prohibited from engaging in such discrimination.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Graphic Design

The Young Harris College Department of Art invites applications for a full-time, Assistant/Associate Professor in Graphic Design. The ideal candidate will have a MFA in Graphic Design and professional experience in the field. Additional expertise or interest in studio art would be welcomed. The YHC Department of Art offers BA degrees in Studio Art and Graphic Design and has an innovative curriculum that invites collaboration between the majors. The department consists of three full-time faculty, and three part-time instructors teaching 45-50 undergraduate majors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Typical teaching load is 4/4. Courses in the graphic design curriculum include Digital Arts I, II, Typography, Illustration, Branding Identity, Professional Practices, and Senior Thesis. In addition, studio art classes may be taught based upon expertise.
  • Teaching all levels of students with a range of experience and skills.
  • Participating in the assessment of the students, program, and department through thesis reviews.
  • Committee work and service to the college.
  • Maintaining an awareness of contemporary art, design, and relevant technological advancements, and sharing that knowledge in the classroom.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Depth of knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications with specific experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign, Figma, and Procreate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MFA, MA, MDes in Graphic Design or related field.
  • The ideal candidate has background, education or experience in Graphic Design or Digital Arts.
  • Practicing, professional artist, effects artist, animator, or designer.
  • One (1) year teaching experience including graduate teaching experience preferred.
  • A background search will be required of the successful candidate.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with an MFA, MDes, or MA in graphic design, studio art, digital arts, or a related field completed by August 1, 2024 but this does not preclude those with a combination of relevant graduate level education and professional experience from applying.

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Young Harris College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. All persons involved in the operations of the College are prohibited from engaging in such discrimination.

Residence Life Coordinator

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) position is a full-time, 11-month live-in position with meal plan which reports directly to the Director of Residence Life. The RLC is responsible for all administrative, educational, and supervisory tasks of assigned residential areas. While reporting directly to the Director of Residence Life, the RLC would be expected to supervise Resident Assistants in their residential area and assist the Director and Assistant Director with retention efforts, departmental initiatives, and programming processes with students. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership for all aspects of our residence life program and community, comprised of approximately 750+ students living in eight traditional, suite-style halls and campus apartments.
  •  Assists the Director to develop effective policies and procedures to ensure a safe, healthy, and inclusive developmental learning community among the various residential areas of the College.
  • Assists with the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of at least 10 part-time Residence Life Student staff positions.
  • Helps create a positive community environment in which students assume responsibility for their actions and creates a strong community that shows appreciation and respect for diversity.
  • Assists the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations with the administration of a residential area that includes facility inspections, moves, housing chart upkeep, key audits, and maintenance referrals.
  • Engage with students daily and in an ongoing way by living in a furnished apartment within the residence halls and using the provided meal plan to eat meals in the dining hall.
  • Manages and maintains housing databases & reports
  • Assist the Director with departmental assessment efforts including satisfaction surveys and student retention.
  • Serves as liaison between Facilities, Campus Police, Dining Services, and the Student Development Office as they relate to maintenance, student events, projects and initiatives, and residential issues.
  • Supervises the residential programming model of their area including program approval, reviewing program proposals, providing program feedback, tracking program requirements, managing programming budget, making programming purchases, and implementing largescale departmental programming.
  • Provides retention support by working to identify students whose behaviors indicate a lack of academic success strategies and refer students for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, counseling, and/or career guidance.
  • Investigates and responds to concerns and complaints promptly that provides accurate information and good public relations/customer service.
  • Participates in the rotating “on-call” system for the residential area, responding to emergencies on evenings and weekends.  Maintains a 20-minute response time to the duty area. This may include when the college is closed (i.e. Fall Break, Holidays, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer).
  • Complete any other administrative tasks, duties, or responsibilities assigned by the Director of Residential Living or Vice President for Student Development

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Reliable, consistent attendance is a requirement and essential function of all positions.
  • An established record of excellent leadership and mentoring relationships with students, collegial relationships with staff and faculty, and strong written and oral communications skills, particularly with students and their parents, are preferred.
  • Outstanding organizational and management skills are essential for success in this role.
  • Employees are expected to be punctual and dependable to meet the needs of their department and the College
  • Employees are expected to work 40 hours a week
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises approximately 10-15 Residence Life student staff members while adhering to the College’s policies and applicable laws. Supervisory responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints, resolving problems, and assessing the effectiveness of programs.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two to four years related experience in increasingly responsible and professional roles related to residence life, student involvement, and/or student life areas.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, or another related field. Experience with small, liberal arts colleges, either professionally or educationally.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Requires the ability to sit for long periods, with frequent interruptions
  • Requires getting up and down from chairs, climbing stairs, and reaching/bending
  • Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
  • Requires talking, hearing, and seeing as important elements for completing assigned tasks
  • Requires occasionally lifting and/or moving objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Requires the use of various electronic tools
  • Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
  • Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others: and responding appropriately to constructive feedback from management.

Application Process

Applications must include a cover letter, resume or current CV, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants must apply online using the College’s HR portal. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Questions may be sent to the [email protected].

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

Young Harris College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. All persons involved in the operations of the College are prohibited from engaging in such discrimination.

Lab Manager

Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time position as lab manager beginning August 1, 2024. The applicant must possess a BS in a science discipline though an MS is preferred. The successful applicant must be willing to keep an inventory of equipment, maintain orderly stockrooms, order supplies, help prepare labs as needed for biology, chemistry and environmental science courses and oversee student lab workers. He/she must also manage lab wastes and be knowledgeable about lab safety and chemical use and safe disposal in compliance with Federal standards. A candidate with an MS would be given the opportunity to teach laboratories in areas in which he/she is qualified and to mentor undergraduate research projects as desired and needed. A person with a cooperative nature and cheerful spirit is highly desirable.

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution 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 an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Professional Studies. Approximately 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Conference Carolinas. For more information, visit yhc.edu

Application Process

Candidates should apply electronically. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. Transcripts should be sent electronically to [email protected] or by mail to the Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Review of applications will begin immediately and 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

Young Harris College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. All persons involved in the operations of the College are prohibited from engaging in such discrimination.

Residence Life and Internship Coordinator

The Residence Life and Internship Coordinator position is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position with a meal plan who reports to the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Residence Life Functions

  • Provides leadership for our residence life program and community, comprised of approximately 750+ students living in eight traditional, suite-style halls and campus apartments.
  • Assists with the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of at least 10 part-time Residence Life Student staff positions.
  • Helps create a positive community environment in which students assume responsibility for their actions and creates a strong community that shows appreciation and respect for diversity.
  • Assists the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations with the administration of a residential area that includes facility inspections, moves, housing chart upkeep, key audits, and maintenance referrals.
  • Engage with students daily and in an ongoing way by living in an apartment within the residence halls and using the provided meal plan to eat meals in the dining hall.
  • Investigates and responds to concerns and complaints promptly that provides accurate information and good public relations/customer service.
  • Participates in the rotating “on-call” system for the residential area, responding to emergencies on evenings and weekends.  Maintains a 20-minute response time to the duty area.

Internship Coordinator Functions

  • Conduct one-on-one vocational counseling sessions, including conducting vocational assessment using various instruments, practice interviewing, critiquing resumes, and developing job-search strategies.
  • Present workshops on various career development topics.
  • Assist with organizing and implementing fairs and events, including the solicitation of business, marketing the event to students, and coordinating all the logistical components.
  • Assist with employer relations, including assisting employers in using the online career management system, soliciting attendance at job fairs, soliciting guest speakers, and encouraging employers to use the full array of the services the office has to offer.
  • Assist in collection, tabulation, and analysis of outcomes information for students and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and revise program policies and procedures including a program manual and promotional material with updates it as needed.
  • Assist with promotion and maintaining/updating the database the Alumni Mentor Program.
  • Critique resumes, cover letters, and graduate school applications.
  • Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

Reliable, consistent attendance is a requirement and essential function of all positions.

  • An established record of excellent leadership and mentoring relationships with students, collegial relationships with staff and faculty, and strong written and oral communications skills, particularly with students and their parents, are preferred.
  • Outstanding organizational and management skills are essential for success in this role.
  • Employees are expected to be punctual and dependable to meet the needs of their department and the College.
  • Employees are expected to work 40 hours a week.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises approximately 10-15 members of the Residence Life student staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities per the College’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems, and assessing the effectiveness of programs.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and three to five years related experience in increasingly responsible and professional roles related to residence life, student involvement, and/or student life areas.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, or another related field. Experience with small, liberal arts colleges, either professionally or educationally.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Requires the ability to sit for long periods, with frequent interruptions.
  • Requires getting up and down from chairs, climbing stairs, and reaching/bending.
  • Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work.
  • Requires talking, hearing, and seeing as important elements for completing assigned tasks.
  • Requires occasionally lifting and/or moving objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Requires the use of various electronic tools.
  • Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes.
  • Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others: and responding appropriately to constructive feedback from management.

Application Process

Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants must apply online using the College’s HR portal. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Senior Financial Aid Counselor -Remote

The primary function of the Senior Financial Aid Counselor is to guide prospective and currently enrolled students and their families through the financial aid process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Counsel students and families on financial aid eligibility, application procedures, and various
    financial aid programs
  • Respond to student inquiries in person, by phone, and by email
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal Title IV regulations, state rules, and institutional policies
    pertaining to financial aid
  • Package students with appropriate financial aid awards
  • Manage the Work Study program
  • Administer the Dual Enrollment program
  • Monitor Fine Arts Scholarship awarding
  • Perform verifications
  • Track missing documents and communicate with students regarding file completion
  • Supervise Financial Aid Work Study student staff
  • Give presentations on type of aid, the financial aid application process, and payment options
    during recruiting events
  • Serve on committees, including the SAP Appeal Committee, as needed
  • Actively participate in professional development and training opportunities
  • Other duties as required

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, mathematics, or other related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Previous experience in a financial aid office
  • Capability to understand, articulate, and support the benefits of a diverse campus community and value the perspective of others
  • Effective, empathetic, and engaging communicator with the ability to build relationships with prospective students, their families, and campus partners
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and work independently, or as part of a project team, to complete multiple tasks with competing deadlines and priorities with a strong attention to detail and while exercising grace under pressure
  • Experience exercising independent judgment and discretion with little or no guidance, making decisions on behalf of the Financial Aid Office and the College that are appropriate, timely, and defensible while maintaining appropriate confidentiality
  • Comfortable creating and making presentations to audiences of 300+
  • Strong computing skills and efficiency utilizing computing applications on various systems and programs (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, PowerFAids, PowerCampus, etc.) as well as with admissions information management systems
    Possess a positive attitude, consistently proactive in fulfilling job responsibilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to a student-centered quality customer service

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 1+ years experience working with federal, state, and local financial aid policies and processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business, finance, accounting, mathematics, other related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Prior financial aid experience at a four-year institution
  • 2+ years proven experience of successful performance in a fast-paced financial aid office

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the supervision of work study students

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

  • There is a possibility that the position could be a hybrid or remote position.
  • Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time while handling frequent interruptions
  • Requires extended hours during peak times as well as occasional weekend work
  • Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
  • Requires talking, hearing, and seeing as important elements for completing assigned tasks
  • Requires comfort speaking in front of large groups
  • Requires the use of various electronic tools
  • Requires the ability to relate to others and to partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
  • Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, instructing, and/or speaking with others
  • Requires the ability to respond appropriately to constructive feedback from management

Application Process

Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants must apply online using the College’s HR portal. Review of applications will begin immediately. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.

The deadline to apply is June 14, 2024.

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
EOE M/F/D/V