Employment

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. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

Associate Director – Web and Digital Communications

Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Associate Director – Web and Digital Communications is responsible for a range of duties that support the strategic goals of Young Harris College through a variety of marketing and communications tools and initiatives. Through collaboration with the Communications team, providing information about, increasing awareness of, and promoting a positive reputation of the College through traditional and digital media are key objectives of this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the College’s web presence, including daily maintenance of content on the College’s website.
  • Develop new web content and features as needed, delete outdated content, and coordinate with other College departments to ensure information remains accurate and timely.
  • Troubleshoot web issues and identify web needs and develop creative solutions for these, including working with technical support and vendors on programming and design changes as needed.
  • Contribute to the development and creation of digital campaigns and materials in support of the College’s strategic initiatives.
  • Assist with graphic design, photography and video planning, production and editing, as well as the organization and maintenance of digital assets.
  • Develop and ensure deadlines are met for digital advertising campaigns, working with the Communications and Marketing Specialist to ensure timely posting on social media channels.
  • Track and report digital and website analytics in order to recommend and implement improvements based on data and trends.
  • Evaluate the current digital landscape as well as future trends to suggest new digital efforts.
  • Assist in writing and editing content for use in and on multiple channels, including press releases, magazine articles, newsletter articles, marketing collateral, the website, social media, and more.
  • Serve on other College committees as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  •  A bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Comprehensive understanding of multi-channel marketing and integrated campaigns to optimize reach, engagement, and attainment of strategic goals
  • Ability to interact with diverse constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, donors, community organizations, and the media
  • Excellent proofreading skills and precise attention to detail
  • Self-starter with superb organization and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships and be a team player
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with website content management systems (e.g., Drupal and/or WordPress)

 

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Three or more years of related experience
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience with email and social media platforms (e.g., Mailchimp, SproutSocial, etc.)
  • Experience with graphic design, photography, and video software

 

There may be an opportunity for this to be a hybrid or remote position.

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

Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach

Summary
The Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach will direct and oversee all coaching duties of the men’s and women’s cross country program, coordinating all aspects of recruitment, scheduling, training, academics and budget management.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred; Two or more years of collegiate coaching and/or playing experience, collegiate recruiting experience, effective communication (verbal and written), proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Head Coach of the men’s and women’s cross country team
  • Evaluate and recruit qualified student athletes who can excel both academically and athletically
  • Promote an environment which places an emphasis on academics & graduation
  • Responsible for developing team and individual practices
  • Responsible for competition scheduling and all travel arrangements
  • Coordinate all fundraising and community service events
  • Knowledge and commitment to NCAA, Peach Belt Conference and Young Harris College rules, polices & procedures
  • Responsible for managing operating budget and scholarship budget while maintaining roster requirements

 

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

 

Adjunct Instructor of Accounting

The Department of Business and Public Policy at Young Harris College invites applications for part time, non-tenure track teaching position. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach introductory financial and managerial accounting in a face-to-face format on the Young Harris College Campus in Young Harris, GA. Applicants should hold a terminal graduate degree in a related field. (e.g., MAcc, MBA with accounting concentration). Successful applicants may teach up to nine credit hours per semester in person, hold office hours, and assist students as needed. A strong Commitment to teaching in a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum is required, as well as comfort in using instructional system technology (e.g., Moodle). Instructors are compensated per course at competitive rates.

The Department of Business and Public Policy is an interdisciplinary program inspired by former Georgia Governor Zell Miller that trains students to think critically and creatively, in the liberal arts tradition, about interplay between business and the political process.

Please Include in your application: a cover letter, current CV, copies of graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three professional references. Applicants can submit their materials electronically at
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4940561.

Review of applications will continue until position has been 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 Residence Life

Young Harris College seeks an innovative administrator to provide management of a housing and residential life program for over 1000 students. The Director for Residence Life will partner with multiple constituents to enhance the academic mission of the institution and create a learning environment that addresses the holistic growth of students. The successful Director will approach their work from an educational perspective, exhibit exemplary communication skills and contribute to the development of a larger vision of the division and College.

This essential position will begin immediately. This is a full time, live-on campus position.

Job Summary

The Director of Residence Life is responsible for the overall management of a housing and residence life program for over 1000 students, including, but not limited to, all processes related to housing and management of residence halls for students, implementing an educational program plan for residence halls, personnel management, and budget development and oversight. The Director will recruit, select, train, and supervise a team of professional Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) and Resident Assistants (RA). The Director lives on campus and manages the Residence Life staff, and functionality of one or more residence halls. The Director will serve in an on-call rotation and is considered an essential employee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all operations related to the management of a multi-building, residential system for undergraduate students
  • Develop and implement a programming plan to address the needs and interests of college students on a residential campus
  • Create and implement a process to recruit, hire, train, and supervise Residence Life staff
  • Develop and manage an appropriate budget for the Residence Life department
  • Hold students accountable for college policy and behavioral guidelines
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Provide support to students, mediate disputes, and make appropriate referrals related to emotional, psychological, behavioral, and interpersonal conflicts and concerns
  • Build professional competencies by participating in on-going training and development
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate academic programs in the residence halls
  • Collaborate with Athletic Administration
  • Assist the Director of Conferences and Events Services as needed with summer programs
  • Participate in campus-wide committees
  • Assist in the facilitation of campus-wide programs, such as Homecoming, Family Weekend and Visitation Days
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Director of Residence Life directly supervises three professional staff members and is responsible for the RA program. The professional staff members provide supervision to RAs. The Director carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the College's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints; resolving problems and assessing outcomes.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, or other related field; minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous professional residence life experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Five or more years’ experience in higher education administration and experience working in a small college environment is highly desirable. Preference for an individual who has served at the director or equivalent level.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV and three detailed references. 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 Softball Coach

Summary

Assures compliance with all NCAA and Peach Belt Conference rules and regulations; instruction of skill and team strategy; encourages academic achievement of student-athletes; creates an environment that promotes compliance, sportsmanship and civility and oversees all administrative functions of the program.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred and 1+ years of related experience

Responsibilities

  • Main responsibilities include instructing and teaching the skills and strategy of the sport
  • Assist in recruiting of new prospective student-athletes
  • Assist in monitoring of academic progress of student-athletes
  • Assist in fundraising and community service efforts
  • Assist in team travel arrangements
  • Compliance with all NCAA, Conference and Young Harris College rules and policies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach
     

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.