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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

Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Studies Young Harris College

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 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction.

Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Studies, beginning August 1, 2021. The preferred candidate will have an earned doctorate in Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Community Recreation, Sport Management, or related field. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts curriculum. Successful candidates will have an interest or willingness to teach in the following areas: Health and Wellness; Contemporary Issues in Sport, Recreation, and Human Performance; Program Risk Management; Facility, Area, and Event Management; Community Recreation; and/or Tourism Industry. The Assistant Professor of Sport & Recreation Studies will become part of the newly established Department of Outdoor, Sport, & Recreation studies and will have an opportunity to provide insight and direction to the newly associated major. Strong written and oral communications skills are essential in addition to demonstration of scholarly activity in relevant fields of study. Candidates should apply electronically at

Applications should include a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation. In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to or by mail. 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.


Director of Career Services

The Director of Career Services is responsible for creating a dynamic, career-readiness program for college students at varying levels of experience and education. This position will create, implement and market the program so that students graduate with relevant experience for their chosen fields, an understanding of how to conduct a successful job search/graduate school application, and the ability to define career and life goals.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Business Administration, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Public Administration or other relevant degree. Five years’ direct experience in career services, student work, internship placement, or recruiting for a business or corporation.

Preferred Qualifications: Relevant Master’s degree or doctorate and 7-10 years of experience in Career Services in a higher education setting. The successful candidate will be innovative and able to adapt in communicating with the different needs of constituents in the world of work, campus partners and student clients.

Responsibilities: Develop, lead and promote a career services functional area within the Office of Student Development.

Design a career readiness program for students that addresses the unique needs of students at various developmental stages throughout their college experience.

Develop relationships with local and regional business and educational partners to increase opportunities for student internships, career shadowing, temporary/summer jobs and career employment.

Partner with the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Office of Advancement to engage alumni and Board of Trustee members in supporting career opportunities and learning for students.

Supervise one professional staff member responsible for internships and student work as part of career preparation.

Provide educational programs including, but not limited to, choosing and advancing a career path, resume writing, interviewing, negotiating the job offer, workplace environments, etc.

Host a career fair and other on-campus opportunities for employers to meet Young Harris College students.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to committee service, institutional events and division initiatives.

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


Residence Life Coordinator

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) will recruit, select, train and supervise a team of 10–16 student resident assistants (RAs) and maintain direct responsibility for 300–400 students. RLCs are required to live on campus and manage the day-to-day functionality of one or more residence halls including assignments, opening/closing of buildings, enforcing policy and responding to campus emergencies. Residence Life Coordinators serve in an on-call rotation. RLCs partner with multiple constituents to enhance the academic mission of the institution and create a learning environment that addresses the holistic growth of students. Successful RLCs 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Residence Life)

  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise resident assistant staff, including conducting weekly staff and individual meetings.
  • Responsible for all operations related to the management of one or more residence halls (maintenance issues, keys, check-in/check-out procedures, housing assignments, damage billings, etc.)
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and implement educational, social and recreational programming based on measurable learning outcomes.
  • Conduct hall meetings on a regular basis.
  • Participate in the 24-hour per day on-call emergency management and crisis response rotation.
  • Counsel students, mediate disputes and make appropriate referrals related to emotional, psychological, behavioral and interpersonal conflicts and concerns.
  • Build professional competencies by participating in ongoing training and development.
  • Assist in the facilitation of summer programs.
  • Participate in campus-wide committees.
  • Adjudicate student conduct issues as needed.
  • Assist in the facilitation of campus-wide programs (e.g., new student orientation, Admissions' visitation days, spring formal, Commencement, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Greek Life)

  • Serve as a staff advisor to the fraternity and sorority community.
  • Co-advise the Inter-Greek Council (IGC).
  • Co-coordinate recruitment/intake for all social fraternity and sorority organizations.
  • Co-coordinate fraternity and sorority events such as Greek Week and new member education.
  • Act as a liaison to chapter advisors, national headquarters and national councils.
  • Coordinate and oversee the adherence of College rules and regulations by all chapters.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 10–16 student RAs. Responsibilities include planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints, resolving problems and assessing outcomes.

Education and/or Experience

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training post-bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

PREFERRED: Master's degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • RLC must be able to conduct rounds of campus during both day and nighttime hours and observe behavior, identify individuals, provide descriptions of individuals and observe behavior in a crowd.
  • RLC must be able to move furniture and stoop or bend to see under beds and climb or balance to access closets.
  • RLC must be able to haul materials and supplies for program and other activities.
  • Infrequently, RLC must handle or be exposed to bodily fluids.
  • RLC must occasionally function effectively during late night and/or early morning hours with little or no sleep.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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



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:

  • Clean offices, classrooms, restrooms and hallways.
  • Check and remove graffiti from classrooms, walls and other surfaces.
  • Inform the Housekeeping Supervisor of needed supplies and/or equipment.
  • Assist in trash and recycling management by collecting and discarding.
  • 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 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 troubleshoots and resolves 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.



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



  • 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 shifts 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.


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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.