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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 Marketing

The Institute for Leadership, Business, and Public Policy at Young Harris College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor beginning in Fall 2020.  The Department of Business and Public Policy is an interdisciplinary program inspired by former Georgia Governor Zell Miller that trains students to think critically and creatively, in the liberal arts tradition, about the interplay between business and the political process. The department is undergoing an expansion to offer majors in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management, and Public Policy.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or expect to complete all requirements by September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence, a research program compatible with undergraduate education, a commitment to mentoring and advising students, and a passion for the liberal arts. The ideal candidate will teach principles of marketing, consumer behavior, market research and analysis and upper-level courses in the candidate’s interest area that serves the marketing major. Strong applicants from all fields will be considered. The new hire will be instrumental in building and shaping Young Harris’s new Marketing major.

Candidates should apply electronically at .   Please include in your application: a cover letter specifically addressing your qualification as a teacher-scholar in a small-school environment, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, and three references.  In addition, any other information can be sent electronically to 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.  The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.

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


Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Studies

Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Studies, beginning August 1, 2020.  The preferred candidate will have an earned doctorate in Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Community Recreation, 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: 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 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 references.  In addition, transcripts and/or other information can 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.



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 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.


  • 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 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.

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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.