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.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Young Harris College (est. 1886), a private, Methodist-affiliated liberal arts college, seeks candidates for a full-time, 10-Month, Communication Studies position in the College’s Division of Humanities. This position will be at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 1, 2022. Faculty member will be expected to teach a 12-credit hour communication and/or core curriculum load per semester in addition to service and scholarship expectations.

Position requires experience teaching the basic course as either introduction to public speaking or introduction to human communication, as well as discipline-related courses from a critical, rhetorical, or social scientific approach. The successful candidate will possess the requisite knowledge and experience to lead required courses in the major such as Introduction to Media Communication, Critical Approaches to Communication Studies, Argumentation, and Communication Theory. The ability to teach elective courses in relation to one or more of the following areas is desirable: Media Studies, Media Effects, Cultural Studies, Emerging Media, Industry Studies, Political Communication and Media Campaigns, and/or Screen Studies. Primary position responsibilities include teaching, advising, academic program and faculty governance participation, and participation in campus-wide programming/initiatives. An active program of research in the candidate’s area of expertise is encouraged and supported by the institution.

Minimum Qualification: Doctorate in Communication Studies or related program by time of appointment. Faculty member must display an enthusiasm for teaching from a liberal arts perspective and have a passion for working with undergraduate-level learners.

The Department of Communication Studies offers classes in the broad subfields of interpersonal communication and media & cultural studies. It explores its subjects through rigorous analysis in a diverse range of qualitative and quantitative methods, employing critical and empirical approaches.

A completed Application for Employment is required as a part of the application process. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three professional references to complete the application process. Submit all material via online application.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled with applications submitted before June 13, 2022 given priority. 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

 

Associate Director – Web and Digital Marketing and Communications

Under the supervision of the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Associate Director – Web and Digital Marketing and 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 Marketing and 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)

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

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

Chaplain

Summary
The Chaplain serves as the College’s director of religious and spiritual life, with responsibility for leading weekly worship services, advising student faith organizations, supporting service-learning activities, promoting religious life programming, providing pastoral care and counseling, teaching appropriate college-level coursework, and managing the Susan B. Harris Chapel.

Qualifications

  • Required: earned M.Div. or similar degree from an accredited institution of higher education, experience in ministry in a Methodist tradition.
  • Preferred: experience in collegiate ministry and teaching.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage, evaluate, and seek the continuous improvement of the College’s religious life programming
  • Serve as a pastor for the College community, including providing appropriate notices of celebration and grief to the campus
  • Create and lead weekly worship services that support the spiritual needs of a diverse student community
  • Coordinate with local churches and other houses of worship to support students’ participation in their faith communities
  • Create opportunities for interfaith exploration, dialogue, and understanding through on- and off-campus opportunities
  • Provide opportunities for students to explore faith-based vocations
  • Serve as the staff advisor to one or more faith-based student organizations
  • Supervise the work of the advisors of other faith-based student organizations
  • Hire, train, supervise, and assess student workers and student volunteers in the Office of Religious Affairs
  • Organize and lead faith-related student service-learning activities to meet the needs of local at-risk communities
  • Oversee on-campus spaces of prayer and reflection, including the Susan B. Harris Chapel
  • Manage the Office of Religious Affairs budget
  • Serve as an on-call staff person on a rotating basis and in the event of an emergency
  • Collaborate with other offices (e.g., Admissions, Communications, Advancement) in furtherance of the College’s mission
  • Serve on College and community committees
  • Teach at least one course every fall and spring semester
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

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

Enrollment Counselor

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

Essential Functions:

  • Counsel prospective students and families through the entire enrollment cycle, from application for admission to financial aid packaging and awarding
  • Assist current students during the re-awarding of financial aid each academic year
  • Respond to student and family inquiries in person, by phone, and through email; including being the primary contact for the general Financial Aid email account
  • Assist in awarding financial aid
  • Process outside scholarships, including but not limited to the Rollins Foundation, Ty Cobb, Rebecca Lynn Kessler, and Methodist scholarship awards
  • Monitor the Fine Arts Scholarship awarding process
  • Ensure that all student financial aid forms and documents are properly recorded, scanned, and maintained
  • Evaluate admissions applications during high traffic periods of the admissions cycle
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal Title IV regulations, state rules, and institutional policies pertaining to financial aid
  • Perform general office duties needed in support of the Office of Financial Aid
  • Serve on committees as needed
  • Participate in on-campus events such as open house
  • Actively participate in professional development and training opportunities
  • Other duties as required

Required Education, Experience, and Background:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as public speaking ability
  • Ability to communicate complex processes to a diverse audience
  • Strong customer service and intrapersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Capability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and equipment
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Exceptional prioritization and time management skills
  • Preferred Education, Experience, and Background:

Previous experience in higher education, preferably with admissions and/or financial aid

  • Experience with PowerFAIDS, Liaison or other CRMs, and PowerCampus
  • Knowledge of Title IV regulations

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

Director of Marketing & Communications

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Director of Marketing & Communications, plans and executes an integrated strategy to enhance the College’s image and increase awareness of programs, departments, and accomplishments to internal and external audiences. The Director builds relationships with multiple stakeholders in order to enhance the institution’s reputation and strengthen its brand. They lead the Office of Marketing and Communications, which includes two full-time direct reports and an intern and/or student worker. This team is responsible for creating and updating print and digital collateral, press releases, event scripts, video scripts, website and social media content, HTML emails and newsletters, and articles for the College’s magazine.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement a distinctive and results-driven integrated marketing strategy that encompasses advertising, publics relations, publications, digital and social media, and media relations.
  • Develop and improve the College’s brand identity by engaging with our key audiences to raise the profile of the College; attract a diverse, high-achieving student population; and engage alumni, donors, and community members.
  • Elevate communications by ensuring cohesive implementation of brand standards across all channels, platforms, and publications, including regularly updating and distributing the College’s published style guide.
  • Direct digital and social media efforts, developing changes in digital marketing based on timely data and analytical tools, in order to achieve maximum impact with various constituencies.
  • Monitor the College’s webpage creative and content to align with brand standards, meet all accessibility requirements, and ensure relevancy and accuracy of information.
  • Serve as the College’s media contact, maintaining the institution’s media list and responding to all media inquiries.
  • Amplify the impact of alumni, faculty, staff, and students’ achievements in local, state, and regional publications.
  • Build a culture of collaboration by managing regular campus-wide marketing and communications strategy and information meetings to define and advance strategic events, objectives, and strategies.
  • Support select College-sponsored events hosted by various offices, including but not limited to academic affairs, advancement, alumni relations, and athletics, in support of strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with College leadership, keeping them apprised of marketing and communications best practices and informing them of performing and non-performing aspects of the marketing strategy.
  • Establish and, when needed, execute an appropriate crisis management plan for the College.
  • Manage the budget and expenses for the Office of Marketing and Communications.
  • Serve on other College committees as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, or a related field with 5+ years of experience
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing, and public speaking
  • Ability to develop effective relations across diverse constituencies
  • Effective leadership and team building skills
  • Overseeing projects and resources including establishing priorities, managing timelines, and meeting deadlines
  • Experience working with outside vendors to provide services such as graphic design, photography, videography, and digital and social media experts
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, English, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated skill in brand development
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Experience with website content management systems (e.g., Drupal)
  • Experience with email and social media platforms (e.g., Mailchimp, SproutSocial, etc.)
  • Proficiency using the software, hardware, and processes related to multimedia and graphic design production

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

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

The Department of Business and Public Policy at Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time, limited-term position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing in August 2022. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach introductory and upper-level marketing courses in a face-to-face format on the Young Harris campus in Young Harris, Georgia. Applicants should hold a graduate degree in a related field. Broad knowledge in marketing is required, with some preference for candidates with expertise in quantitative methods. The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence.

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

Questions about the position may be sent to YHC Assistant Professor Economics & Finance and Chair of Business & Public Policy Dr. Woodbury at tdwoodbury@yhc.eduPlease include the following in your application: a cover letter, current CV, copies of graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three professional references. Applicants will submit their materials through the link below.

Review of applications will continue until 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

Regional Recruiter-Remote (Atlanta, GA area only)

Young Harris College is accepting applications for a dynamic individual to join our team in the Office of Admissions as a Regional Recruiter. The position, which will be located in the Atlanta, Georgia area, will serve as the front-line point of contact for prospective high school students in the greater Metro-Atlanta region. Position is expected to begin July 15, 2022.

Essential Functions:

  • Counsel students and families regarding application procedures as well as scholarship opportunities
  • Respond to student and parent inquiries in person, by phone, and through email
  • Attend college fairs
  • Plan high school travel and visits
  • Develop relationships with prospective students and families as well as high school counselors and other influencers
  • Give presentations during recruiting events
  •  Attend all on-campus recruiting events such as Open House
  • Evaluate admissions applications
  • Ensure recruitment goals are met regarding applications, acceptances, and deposits
  • Serve on committees as needed
  • Actively participate in professional development and training opportunities
  • Other duties as required

Required Education, Experience, and Background:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as public speaking ability
  • Ability to communicate complex processes to a diverse audience
  • Strong customer service and intrapersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Capability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Exceptional prioritization and time management skills

Preferred Education, Experience, and Background:

  • Previous experience in higher education, preferably in recruitment and/or sales
  • Experience with Liaison or other CRM system and Student Information Systems

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

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Bands

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 1,300 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Professional Studies. Young Harris is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.  In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics.

Young Harris College invites applications for the position of Instructor (non-tenure track) or Assistant Professor of Music (tenure track)/Director of Bands.  This position is a full-time position will begin August 2022.  Responsibilities will include conducting the Concert Band, student recruiting and retention, and other teaching duties aligned with the candidate's qualifications, background, and interests.  The Director of Bands is expected to provide leadership in recruiting outstanding students to the music program and to maintain active and collaborative relationships with public school and community band programs throughout the state of Georgia and beyond. The Director of Bands will promote collaborative relationships among the brass, woodwind and percussion faculty.  Sustained involvement in professional growth beyond the College is expected, as is participation in faculty committees and governance.  The awarding of rank is commensurate with qualifications, and a doctoral degree in music or music education is preferred.  The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references.  Applicants must officially apply through the College’s HR portal. Review of applications will begin immediately. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check. For questions about the position, please contact the Chair of the Department of Music, Mr. Jeffrey Bauman (jbauman@yhc.edu).

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

Adjunct Instructor of Economics – Dual Enrollment at Peachtree Academy High School

Young Harris College invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track position to begin in August 2022 teaching ECON 1000 Fundamentals of Economics. We anticipate offering one course fall semester with the possibility of additional courses for the 2022-23 academic year. This fall 2022 Early College course will be taught in the high school classroom at Peachtree Academy High School in Covington, GA on MW from 9:45-11:15 am.

Young Harris Early College is the YHC dual-enrollment program in which high school students take college courses to receive transferable college credits while still earning credit toward high school graduation.

The successful candidate will have earned at least a Master’s degree in Economics or a closely related field. A strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum is required, as well as a comfort in using technology.  Instructors are compensated per course at competitive rates.

Candidates should apply electronically and should include a cover letter, CV, and three professional references.  Review of applications will continue until positions are 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 Athletic Trainer

This is a 10 month (August through May), full-time position that reports to the Head Athletic Trainer. The employee will not work June and July and is paid over 12 months.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in a preferred field and 2+ years of related experience

Responsibilities

  • Assists with development and managing the athletic training facility, budget and policies to maintain optimal health, safety and welfare of all student athletes. Including: prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes.
  • Responsible for the colleges’ athletic training staff, including hiring, training and supervision of graduate assistant athletic trainers, intern athletic trainers, and work study students.
  • Assists with administration of the care, prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to all student-athletes.
  • Assists with organization and maintains all medical records in accordance with federal and state regulations.
  • Assists with developing and maintaining emergency action plans.
  • Assists with maintaining student-athlete insurance information.
  • Assists with coordination of the purchasing and use of all equipment and supplies needed for the operation of the athletic training facility.
  • Communicate with physicians and coaching staff regarding the injury status of athletes.
  • Makes appropriate physician’s referrals and appointments.
  • Assists head athletic trainer with organization and administers drug testing per department policy.
  • Helps monitor weather conditions and dangerous environmental conditions.
  • Adheres to Conference guidelines, including visiting team accommodations and services.
  • Maintains First-Aid, CPR and AED certification.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer.

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

EOE M/F/D/V

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, and the Assistant Dean for Campus Life.

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 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, 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.

EOE M/F/D/V

Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations

The Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations is a full-time, 12-month live-in position with meal plan which reports directly to the Director of Residence Life. The Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations oversees the day to day operations of Young Harris College (YHC) residence halls. This includes but is not limited to the responsibility for occupancy, room assignments, marketing related to occupancy, overseeing operational processes such as the work order systems, key management, as well as supervising the Resident Assistant staff of a certain residential population. As a key staff member, the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing Operations is expected to provide an educational environment for students, and the individual selected will act as a liaison between Residence Life and the Facilities department (which incorporates Housekeeping, Groundskeeping, and Maintenance). 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.
  • Manage housing assignment system including staff trainings, updates and system changes.
  • Provide direct oversight over housing operations processes including housing contract extensions, room inventories, key management, housing changes, and housing charges.
  • Promote and develop management procedures and practices that preserve and enhance housing facilities by conducting equipment and building inventories on a regular basis.
  • Conduct regular walkthroughs of the residence hall. Investigate reported damages and assist with the damage billing process as necessary.
  • Coordinate residence halls openings and closings procedures at the beginning and end of each semester.
  • Oversee room selection for returning students and the room assignment process for new students including the processing of applications and managing email and phone inquiries.
  • Manage day to day occupancy reports.
  • Create and implement marketing plans including coordinating the development and distribution of brochures, flyers, email invitations, signage, and other marketing materials for housing sign ups.
  • Maintain all appropriate documentation related to housing & residence life (i.e., work order log, room condition reports, room change forms, health and safety forms and log of emergency calls, etc.)
  • In conjunction with Facilities and/or Campus Police, conduct fire drills and safety inspections as scheduled.
  • Act as a liaison between Residence Life and Facilities.
  • Assist with tracking departmental budget expenditures.
  • Assistant 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.
  • Oversees 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, and the Assistant Dean for Campus Life.

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

Assistant Professor of Biology

The Department of Biology of Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Biology position beginning August 1, 2022. The applicant is expected to possess a Ph.D. in biology or related discipline and be willing to teach courses in general biology for science majors and non-science majors. The college may consider a well-qualified ABD candidate. The successful applicant will also contribute to instruction within the closely affiliated Environmental Science Program and upper level courses in his/her sub-discipline as part of the Department’s 4-yr curriculum. Young Harris College is primarily a teaching institution, though the candidate should also have a strong interest in research and the capability to direct undergraduate students in guided research experiences.

Applications should include a two-page cover letter that includes how one’s research interests inform one’s teaching philosophy (or a cover letter with separate statements of research interests and teaching philosophy), a CV, and contact information for three references. Applicants must officially apply through the Young Harris College online application system at HumanResources@yhc.edu. Review of applications will begin March 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check. For questions about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kevin Geyer (kmgeyer@yhc.edu).

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Director of Planetarium

Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time Planetarium Director beginning Summer 2022. The director manages the activities of the planetarium including the production, scheduling and presentation of planetarium shows, and is also responsible for the maintenance and use of the Young Harris College Observatory. The successful applicant will possess a Masters or PhD degree in Astronomy and have experience in planetarium operations. This is a 12-month Teaching Staff position that will require developing and presenting weekday educational shows to area schoolchildren and community groups, as well as planetarium shows and observing sessions for the public at large on selected evenings. Teaching one class in astronomy or related discipline per semester will be included in the responsibilities of the position. Oversite of equipment maintenance is also expected as is budget management for the planetarium operation.

The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium opened in 1979 and comfortably seats 104 under a 40-ft. dome. In 2002, a state-of-the-art GOTO Chronos Space Simulator star projector was installed, the first of the Chronos model anywhere in the world. A Sky-Skan Definiti full-dome digital projection system was later added. The YHC Observatory is located about 1.5 miles from campus at an elevation of more than 2,000 feet and features a Schmidt Cassegrain telescope housed in a 15-foot dome. This facility benefits not only from its high elevation but also from the wonderfully dark skies of northern Georgia.

Applications should include a cover letter that includes one’s teaching philosophy, possible research interests, a CV, and contact information for three references. Applicants must officially apply through the Young Harris College online application system at HumanResources@yhc.edu. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.

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 www.yhc.edu.

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

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Coordinator of the First Year Experience

Young Harris College invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Coordinator of the First Year Experience. A key member of the YHC Success Center, a modern one-stop facility in the state-of-the-art Rollins Campus Center that brings together FYE, counseling, disability support, tutoring, and registration services, the Coordinator helps lead the College’s efforts to support first-year students’ inclusion, belonging, persistence, and success by administering the first-year seminar course along with the Faculty Director of First-Year Experience and collaborating with other offices to deliver co- and extra-curricular programming.

The College has begun the process of reconceptualizing its first-year seminar course and programming in response to the evolving needs of today’s undergraduate students.  In summer 2021, YHC was one of 61 colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in the AAC&U’s Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success. A five-person team of faculty and staff members worked collaboratively to construct a new intellectual framework for the course designed around four intertwined literacies (institutional, information, community, self) integral to student success. The Coordinator will work with the Director to continue building out the course and its new framework while working with faculty members to integrate the course into a new general education core.

In addition to serving as a lead instructor, the Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, retaining, and supervising course-embedded peer mentors, who also serve as orientation leaders; for serving on the First Year Experience Committee, Orientation Committee, and the Retention Committee, and for serving on ad hoc committees as required; for collaborating with the  Director of First-Year Experience, Assistant Director of Academic Support, the Director of Academic Advising, and other staff and faculty members to plan and deliver spring/summer pre-orientation events and the August orientation event; to coordinate the collection and use of data to inform first-year programming; and to carry out other relevant duties as assigned. The Coordinator reports to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Support, who reports to the Provost.

Required qualifications include an earned master’s degree, preferably in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or a similar discipline; experience in college student success initiatives, programming, peer education, teaching, and/or persistence efforts; and demonstrated effectiveness as a communicator, collaborative team-and system-builder, and planner.

Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicant must apply online using the College’s HR portal. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position’s expected start date is 1 June 2022 but may be negotiable.

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

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Assistant Professor of English - Tenure Track

The Department of Literature and Languages at Young Harris College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, specializing in British Romanticism. The position will begin in August of 2022.

The successful candidate will teach a range of classes including, but not limited to, British romanticism, transatlantic romanticism, Victorian literature, comparative world literature, and composition. Special consideration will be given to candidates with secondary specialization in ESL, postcolonial theory, world literature, or composition and rhetoric; however, particularly strong candidates without one these secondary specializations will be considered.

The ideal candidate will have earned their Ph.D. before the date of employment and should possess a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts curriculum. This full-time, tenure-track position carries a 4/4 teaching load of lower-level composition classes as well as survey and upper-division literature courses.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must officially apply through the Young Harris College online application system.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Adjunct Instructor of Political Science

Young Harris College invites applications for a Part-Time Instructor of Political Science beginning August 1, 2022. The chosen candidate will join the Department of History & Religious Studies and will be asked to teach 3 sections of POLI 1100 American Government as part of the General Education Core curriculum. The instructor will teach 2 sections of POLI 1100 American Government on campus at Young Harris and 1 section of POLI 1100 American Government at a nearby High School as part of Young Harris College’s Early College (Dual Enrollment) program.

Candidates must possess an MA in Political Science or higher. ABD or PhD in Political Science with knowledge of Georgia history and its constitution are preferred.

Additional experience in online instruction is preferred but not required.

To be considered for this position, applications must include a current curriculum vitae and a letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job.

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

Young Harris College seeks energetic and innovative professional candidates to interview for the Director of Student Involvement. The Office of Student Involvement supports the academic mission of the College by creating experiential learning opportunities and activities outside the classroom, encouraging student engagement on campus, and developing volunteer opportunities and an awareness of service. Additionally, the Director oversees and helps to guide the operations of all student organizations including Greek life. This position is exempt. In order to oversee student programming and major campus wide events, the Director must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess the needs and wants of students for campus events. Share results with CAB.
  • Select, train, advise, and evaluate the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
  • Assist the Campus Activities Board in planning, budgeting, executing and assessing campus-wide programming events and activities so that members of CAB learn skills and students have a variety of involvement opportunities.
  • Manage the process for annual recognition of student organizations and provide student organizations with guidance and supervision.
  • Assist student organizations with identifying advisors.
  • Serve as an advisor to Greek Life to ensure compliance with organization standards
  • Train faculty/staff advisors to student organizations.
  • Assist in reserving spaces for all student organizations
  • Develop a leadership workshop series (2-6 topics over the academic year) for students interested in learning more about leadership.
  • Assist in planning and organizing programs and educational opportunities for the Greek community including: officer training, Inter-Greek Council, risk prevention, hazing, alcohol and drugs, social justice, accountability, retreats and off campus events and service.
  • Guide the Greek community though council and chapter specific events including: recruitment, Greek Week, Greek Awards and frequent meetings with students, advisors and alumni.
  • Evaluate and develop programs, policies and procedures for the Greek Community. Ensure compliance with organization policies and campus wide policies and standards.
  • Serve as advisor for the Inter-Greek council and attend all meetings.
  • Provide support for the Greek Alumni Councils
  • Provides strategic direction for a healthy and sustainable Greek system.

Administrative

  • Develop, manage, and assess the Student Involvement budget and the RCC budget
  • Oversee the execution of required documents and contracts for events.
  • Create and implement assessment plans for student programming and RCC services
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                   

Directly supervises members of the Campus Activities Board and the Inter-Greek Council. 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 and resolving problems; and assessing effectiveness of programs.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous programming experience. Greek leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, or other related field; two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous programming experience.

At least three to five years’ experience in higher education administration and experience working in a small college environment are highly desirable.

Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicant must apply online using the College's HR portal. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position's expected start date is 1 January 2022 but may be negotiable.

Individuals who will diversify the campus community are highly encouraged to apply.

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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.