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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. For more information, visit yhc.edu.
 

Adjunct Instructor of EconomicsDual Enrollment at Peachtree Academy High School 

Young Harris College invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track position to begin in January 2020 teaching ECON 1000 Fundamentals of Economics. We anticipate offering one course spring semester with the possibility of additional courses for the 2020-21 academic year. 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. This Early College course will be taught in the high school classroom. The instructor will need to commute to Peachtree Academy High School in Covington, Georgia.  

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. Course enrollments are capped at 20-25 students per course. Instructors are compensated per course at competitive rates.

Candidates should apply electronically https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2672238. Applications should include a cover letter, CV and three professional references. In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Adjunct Instructor of Engineering

Young Harris College invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Engineering.  The Adjunct Instructor in Engineering will develop a course  in Engineering Graphics in Spring 2020 and teach Engineering Graphics course on the YHC campus in Fall 2020.  The applicant must (or will have) a master’s degree in engineering.  Young Harris College has entered into an association with the University of Georgia to offer a dual degree program whereby a qualified student spends three years as a Mathematics major at Young Harris College and then completes two more years in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Georgia.  Successful completion of both programs allows the student to earn a B.S. in Mathematics from YHC and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UGA.  In the spring of 2022 another course, Statics, will be offered on the YHC campus as part of the dual degree program. Depending on qualifications, the same person may apply to teach this course as well.  Review of applications for the position teaching Engineering Graphics will begin November 18, 2019.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2731240 .  Applications should include a cover letter, CV and three professional references.  In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies (Media and Culture Studies)

Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies position beginning August 1, 2020. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Communication Studies or a closely related field by the time of appointment and share a strong commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution. The candidate will possess the requisite knowledge and experience to lead courses in the major such as Introduction to Media Communication, Critical Approaches to Communication Studies, and Communication Theory. The ability to teach courses in relation to one or more of the following areas is desirable: Cultural Studies, Emerging Media, Industry Studies, Political Communication and Media Campaigns, and/or Screen Studies. An active program of research in the candidate’s area of expertise is encouraged and supported by the institution.

The Department of Communication Studies offers classes in the broad subfields of Interpersonal Communication and Media and Cultural Studies. It explores its subjects through rigorous analysis in a diverse range of qualitative and quantitative methods, employing critical and empirical approaches.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2778522 .  Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three professional references.  Questions can be sent to Chair of Communication Studies Department Dr. Chris Richardson. Additional information that applicants wish to submit can be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled with applications submitted before January 15, 2020 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

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Psychology (Joint Appointment)

Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Psychology position beginning August 1, 2020. All applicants should share a strong commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Communication Studies, Psychology, or a closely related field by the time of appointment and possess the requisite knowledge and experience to lead courses in both Communication Studies and Psychology. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Communication Studies with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Psychology and can teach a variety of interpersonal communication classes and psychology classes. Preference will be given to candidates able to support one or more of the following areas: Organizational Communication, Strategic Communication, Persuasion, Health Communication, I/O Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, or other topics in the candidate’s area of specialization. An active program of research in the candidate’s area of expertise is encouraged and supported by the institution.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2778535 .  Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three professional references.  Questions can be sent to the Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, Dr. Jennifer Hallett and Dr. Joe Tiu. Additional information that applicants wish to submit can be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled with applications submitted before January 15, 2020 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

Assistant Professor of History: Modern Europe

Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Modern European History position beginning August 1, 2020.  The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in History by the time of appointment and share a strong commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution.  The candidate will possess the requisite knowledge and experience to teach both halves of World Civilization survey courses, as well as upper-level courses in 19th and 20th century European History.  The ability to teach additional courses in areas such as Latin America, Africa, Asia, or Gender Studies is favorable but not mandatory.  Online course experience is helpful, as summer courses at the institution are conducted in this way.  An active program of research in the candidate’s area of expertise is encouraged by the institution, as Young Harris College faculty are assessed by significant work in three areas: teaching, scholarship, and service.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2776277 .  Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three professional references.  Additional information that applicants wish to submit can be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, ATTN: Assistant Professor of History Position, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will begin on 13 January 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Costume Shop Supervisor

Theatre Young Harris is looking for a part time Costume Shop Supervisor to work with students on building, repairing, shopping and altering production costumes.  Experience in a theatrical costume shop is desired, but not necessary.  Basic costume construction skills (machine and hand sewing, cutting, draping, and building from patterns) and creativity are essential, as are organizational, good interpersonal and communication skills.  This position will work ten hours a week with flexible hours between 1PM and 5PM Monday through Friday during the Spring Semester (Approximately January 15th through the end of April).  Upcoming productions include Little Shop of Horrors and Shakespeare’s Richard III.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2759753 .  Resume and at least three professional references should be included.  In addition, other documents can be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Executive Director of Student Persistence & Success

Young Harris College seeks applications for the position of Executive Director of Student Persistence & Success.  The Executive Director of Student Persistence & Success, who reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Support & Registrar and indirectly to the Provost, serves as the college’s point person for all campus-wide student retention and achievement initiatives. Specific responsibilities include administering all daily operations of the College’s Success Center; supervising five full-time staff members, including the Director of Counseling Services, the Director of Disability Services, the Director of the First Year Experience, the Coordinator of Peer Tutoring, and the Success Center Administrative Assistant; chairing the Retention Committee and leading the development, planning, delivery, assessment, and improvement of initiatives intended to reduce barriers, improve satisfaction, and increase persistence for YHC students; leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of career preparedness programs, including serving as the College’s liaison with Meridian Resources; coordinating the effective collection, analysis, communication, and use of student data to improve first-year student retention, year-to-year persistence, and 4-/6-/8-year graduation rates; coordinating the College’s early alert systems; collaborating with the Director of Academic Advising to support undeclared students and to develop success plans for student on academic probation; collaborating with the Coordinator of Student Labor & Internships to develop meaningful curricular and co-curricular work experiences; coordinating support systems for students on academic probation, including the development and review of success plans (in cooperation with the Director of Academic Advising); managing all Center budgets and contributing to the annual budget-development process; leading relevant professional development opportunities for staff and faculty.  As well as carrying out other duties as assigned.

The position requires an earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in an area relevant to the position and at least five years of experience in higher education; college-level teaching and supervisory experience is preferred.  Review of applications will begin November 28, 2019.  The expected start date is January 2, 2020 but is negotiable.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2752578 .   A complete application must include a cover letter, current CV/résumé, and the contact information of at least three professional references.  Additional documents can be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.    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

Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Young Harris College is seeking candidates for the position of Head Women's Volleyball Coach to be responsible for the direction of the NCAA D-II Women's Volleyball Program at Young Harris College. This individual will perform a variety of functions including, but not limited to, the following: recruitment, coaching, budget management, purchasing equipment and uniforms, scheduling games and practices, public relations and fundraising. This individual is fully responsible for the academic achievement, retention, and graduation of each student-athlete on involved in the program. This individual will be able to organize, supervise, coordinate and employ sound coaching techniques and practices. This individual will have a thorough knowledge of and commitment to compliance with all NCAA, Peach Belt Conference and Young Harris College rules, polices & procedures.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2764036 .  Applications should include a cover letter, CV and three references.  In addition, other documents can be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check. 

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

EOE M/F/D/V

User Support Specialist

Young Harris College invites applications for the position of User Support Specialist.  The User Support Specialist works within a customer focused team environment to deliver exceptional service and support to the college community. The ideal candidate will possess technology skills in the following areas: desktop/laptop computers, software, printers/copiers, projectors and sound systems. Responsibilities will include installation and maintenance of all technology enhanced classrooms, ​access control software, setup and teardown of audio-visual equipment for events, diagnoses of end-user technical issues in the areas of applications, operating systems, hardware, network connectivity and printers.  Since technology plays a key role in the overall operation of the College, this position will require occasional work beyond normal business hours and on call availability for situations that require immediate attention.  In this position, this person must be a results-driven individual with business acumen, have the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff, excellent prioritization and time management skills.

An Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems or Business Management is required with 3+ years of experience in providing technology and audio visual support.  In lieu of an Associate Degree, 5+ years of experience will be considered. Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with people in a variety of situations. Excellent customer service skills are a must.  Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2709792 .  Resume and at least three professional references should be included.  In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

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

EOE M/F/D/V


SODEXO EMPLOYMENT

Environmental Services Attendant

Sodexo Facilities Management at Young Harris College is currently seeking applicants for custodial positions. These positions are full-time positions that will report to the Housekeeping Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications: Dependable, responsible and able to work well with others.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • 1. Clean offices, classrooms, restrooms and hallways.
  • 2. Check and remove graffiti from classrooms, walls and other surfaces.
  • 3. Inform the Housekeeping Supervisor of needed supplies and/or equipment.
  • 4. Assist in trash and recycling management by collecting and discarding.
  • 5. Perform any and all other duties as deemed necessary by the Housekeeping Supervisor.

Call Sodexo Facilities Management at (706) 379-5185 regarding interest in this opportunity. You can also apply for this job at sodexo.balancetrak.com. In the search window, put “2018-04943” then press enter.

HVAC Technician

The HVAC Technician will provide HVAC services with specific responsibility for identifying repair and/or replacement needs; installing, repairing, maintaining and upgrading HVAC systems and equipment; assisting other skilled trades; and ensuring that tools and materials are available at job site.  The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements. This is a full time position. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.
  • Monitors HVAC systems and operations, and ensures that routine preventive maintenance is performed according to established schedules and standards.
  • Responds to hot and cold calls, then troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Checks, repairs and/or replaces valves, motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring, fans, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, pipes and other functional components of the system.
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  • Documents all work in the CMMS system.
  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.  
  • Applies all applicable OSHA and related local safety requirements to all assigned work.  
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Experience/Knowledge:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience.
  • 1 or more years of related work experience.

 Skills/Aptitude:

  • Ability to present self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
  • Ability to maintain a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.
  • Ability to provide clear directions and respond accordingly to employees.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work well alone and in a team.
  • Must have basic phone and computer skills (email, texting, etc.).
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in all OSHA and local requirements related to all assigned work.

Certifications:  Holds appropriate license/certification for the specific work to be done in the city and state in which the work will be done.

General Qualifications:

  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.
  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.
  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.
  • Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity in light of Sodexo time and attendance policy and/or client operating hours.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

Physical Requirements:

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.
  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):

  • Generally in an indoor setting; however, may participate in outside activities and events.
  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • Wears protective clothing and/or Personal Protective Equipment required by the work environment or governmental regulations.

Apply now at https://sodexousa.jobs/young-harris-ga/hvac-technician/86DB6B1AD2674523BC0731D7914DE832/job/

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.