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.

Adjunct Instructor – Dual Enrollment Mathematics

Young Harris College invites applications for a part time, non-tenure track position to begin in January 2022. Duties will primarily include teaching the MATH 2000 Elementary Statistics, though at a later date we may have need for someone to teach (online) other mathematics courses. Young Harris Early College is the YHC dual-enrollment program whereby high school students take college courses to receive transferable college credits while still earning credit toward high school graduation. These Early College courses will be taught in the Union County High School dedicated dual enrollment classroom in Blairsville, GA.

The successful candidate will have earned at least a Master’s degree in mathematics or closely related field. A strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum is required, as well as a comfort in using technology. Reasonable student enrollment per course and competitive pay (per course). Sample course syllabi will be provided by YHC faculty.

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, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Assistant Professor of History: Atlantic World

The Department of History and Religious Studies is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History with a focus on the Atlantic World beginning August 1, 2022. In keeping with the department’s increasing focus on interdisciplinary studies and global history, the candidate’s research and teaching interests should speak to global contexts and demonstrate the ability to provide a comparative perspective of the intersection among Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The department is open to expertise in all themes, including (but not exclusively) histories of race, gender, and sexuality, and histories of trans-Atlantic slavery, migration, religion, trade, and empire.  Additional credentials in philosophy and/or religious studies are preferred but not mandatory. Candidates must possess a PhD in History or a related field that demonstrates expertise of the Atlantic World by the time of appointment.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  The candidate selected for the position will be required to provide official transcripts prior to appointment. The selected candidate must also successfully pass a background check.

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 October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

Young Harris College invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management (AVPEM). As the College's chief enrollment officer, the AVPEM is responsible for the operations of the Office of Admissions and of the Office of Financial Assistance and directly or indirectly oversees the work of nine full-time employees and a varying number of part-time student workers. The AVPEM reports directly to the Provost and serves as a key member of the Provost's Council.

Founded in 1886, YHC is a small, private, predominantly residential institution located in the mountains of Northeast Georgia, equidistant from Atlanta, Asheville, and Chattanooga. The College enrolls approximately 900 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students in a hybrid­ delivery MAT program, and over 500 dual enrollment students taught online and onsite at public and private high schools in the region. Its breathtaking campus at the foot of Brasstown Bald, the highest point in the state, features a modern campus center, a multiuse recreation center, and multiple residential facilities constructed in the last decade. Over three-quarters of students come from in-state, with nearly half coming from the Atlanta metro area. An endowment of over $130 million ensures that the College is well-positioned to continue to grow.

The AVPEM's primary role is to ensure that the institution meets or exceeds its annual and semester undergraduate enrollment goals as part of a five-year plan to reach a sustainable undergraduate enrollment target of 1,100. To achieve this, the College has partnered with Liaison and EAB to enhance recruitment practices, and the AVPEM serves as the College's primary contact for these relationships. The AVPEM collaborates with the Dean of Professional Programs and appropriate program coordinators to recruit and admit graduate students, and with the Dean of Distance Learning & Early College to recruit and admit dual enrollment students.

Required qualifications include an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution; at least five years of relevant experience in higher education; and demonstrated effectiveness as a supervisor, communicator, team-builder, planner, and achiever of strategic goals. Preferred qualifications include an earned post-baccalaureate degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited institution and at least ten year of higher education enrollment management experience. The successful candidate will be expected to live in the area and become a valuable member of the campus and local communities.

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.

EOE M/F/D/V

Coordinator of Registration Services

Young Harris College is seeking a Coordinator of Registration Services. Reporting to the Registrar, the Coordinator of Registration Services will provide excellent customer service to students, parents, and the College community, as well as participate in the operations of the Registrar’s Office; student registration; maintenance of students’ academic records; implementation of academic and administrative policies and procedures, conduct institutional research, or other special projects as assigned. The position requires a solid background in spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, and the individual hired will be trained to work within the databases used by the Young Harris College campus community.

A bachelor's degree is required and previous experience in higher education is preferred.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with various data entry needs
  • Supervise and train student employees
  • Oversee Dual Enrollment course scheduling and registration
  • Assist with transcript evaluations for transfer students
  • Directs all phone calls and assist all students, faculty and staff who inquiry with the Registrar’s Office
  • Maintain Registrar’s Office general email account, including sending out various reminder emails to students regarding academic calendar deadlines

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

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.

EOE M/F/D/V

Systems Administrator

Young Harris College invites applications for the position of Systems Administrator. Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the successful candidate will maintain an enterprise-level computing infrastructure to ensure a reliable, secure, and available computing environment for the Young Harris College community.

Systems Administrator responsibilities include the management of all college physical, virtual, and cloud servers and corresponding services including user account creation, mail services, Office 365, maintenance of server software\hardware, and prevention of data loss (backup and recovery). In coordination with Information Technology Services team, this person will ensure minimal downtime of all services and maintain the security of the computing environment.  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, and have excellent prioritization and time management skills.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • System maintenance:  Ensure availability, reliability and recoverability of core systems, including physical and virtual servers, storage systems and databases. Update, configure, audit and maintain server operating system.
  • Continuous improvement: Designs, tests and deploys new systems to improve levels of service.  Continually researches new products/ideas/features that will further enhance the server infrastructure.
  • Documentation:  Documents processes, procedures, and configurations.
  • Backups and Recovery:  Maintains scheduled backups of critical systems and performs any necessary restores.  Reviews logs to ensure all backups complete normally. 
  • Software responsibilities: Office 365 environment (Email, OneDrive, Azure Active Directory, Azure Disaster recovery, Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, Single Sign-On and Azure Password Reset system), MS Active Directory, backup software, MS file storage system, MS Exchange, Email relay system, On-Prem DNS, DHCP, Hyper V and VMware.
  • Hardware responsibilities: Virtual server environment, physical servers, SANS and backup system.
  • Account creation process: Works with technical and non-technical employees to create accounts for employees and students.
  • Tier II support: Provides support for enterprise infrastructure and assists IT personnel with in-depth troubleshooting.
  • Information technology technical safeguards:  Works with IT staff to ensure proper technical safeguards are in place. Reviews system and network architecture to ensure the best possible protection of data.
  • After hours:  Since technology plays a key role in the overall operation of the College, this position will require work beyond normal business hours and on call availability for situations that require immediate attention.

Required Experience/Knowledge:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related discipline (comparable work experience may be considered in lieu of the specified degree requirement).
  • 4+ years of experience in systems administration, technology support and data security.
  • Must have experience with complex projects and be able to demonstrate effective problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with Windows server environment, VMware, Hyper-V, and Office 365.
  • Experience managing a backup and recovery system.
  • Experience with large and complex server infrastructure is highly preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills are a must.

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Sodexo: Groundskeeper

The Groundskeeper will landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Work typically consists of a variety of tasks; examples include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, edging, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, irrigation, sweeping of parking lots and sidewalks, snow and ice management, and sports field setup and maintenance. 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.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Mows lawns and trims grass around walks, flower beds, trees and walls.
  • Prunes shrubs and trees, at the direction of the immediate Supervisor, to shape and improve growth.
  • Removes fallen or damaged leaves, branches, and twigs using mowers, tractors and other hand and power tools.
  • Lays out and maintains flower beds, mulch beds, or other decorative vegetation.
  • Maintains and sharpens tools and makes minor repairs on equipment, as needed.
  • Plants, fertilizes, waters and uses weed and insect control products at the direction of the immediate Supervisor to maintain grass, flowers, trees and shrubs.
  • Removes snow and ice from walks, roads and driveways, utilizing hand tools, machines or vehicles.
  • Spreads salt, picks up litter, rakes, removes debris from hard surfaces. .
  • Cleans drainage ditches and culverts, including, but not limited to the filling of potholes and the sweeping of accumulated debris along curb lines.
  • Maintains driveways and parking lots.
  • Repairs fences, gates, walls, irrigation systems, walks and outbuildings using carpentry, masonry and painting tools.
  • May perform marking and maintenance of sports fields.
  • Performs routine cleaning and maintenance on gardening and grounds equipment.
  • May operate trucks and assorted power equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws.
  • May participate in the setup and tear-down of event furniture, such as tables, chairs and tents.
  • May participate in the movement of furniture, supplies and material.
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
  • 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.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.
  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.
  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
  • 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.

Experience/Knowledge:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience.
  • 1 to 2 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 use all relevant electronic and communication devices.
  • Adapts procedures, processes, tools equipment and techniques to accomplish the requirements of the position.
  • Ability to effectively communicate policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by fellow employees.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in all OSHA and local requirements related to all assigned work.

License/Qualifications:

Possess valid driver’s license if assigned to drive a vehicle.

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):

  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting.
  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends, and extended hours as business dictates.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to heat/cold.
  • 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.
Sodexo: Housekeeping

The Environmental Svc Attnd may work in any location on client premises. This individual cleans and keeps in an orderly condition facilities or locations in the areas of commercial, health care, schools, universities or other establishments. 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, client requirements and applicable industry standards.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Cleans offices, patients’/residents’ rooms, dorms, classrooms, schools, common areas, lavatories, halls, food service areas and any other areas that may require attention.
  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, polishes floors and vacuums hallways, stairs and office space.
  • May perform hard-surface floor scrubbing, stripping and refinishing, as well as carpet spotting and extraction, which require the use of mechanical equipment.
  • May participate in the maintenance of wood floors, such as in gymnasiums or dance studios, to include cleaning, screening, stripping, sanding and refinishing.
  • Cleans light fixtures, ceilings and vents, walls, mattresses, furniture, windows and window coverings.
  • Will be required to properly and safely use cleaning chemicals per manufacturer and Sodexo standards.
  • Empties trash and garbage containers.
  • Replenishes supplies and materials.
  • May change sheets and replenish linens.
  • May perform routine equipment maintenance and make minor repairs.
  • May drive a golf cart or other vehicles.
  • Moves furniture and sets-up tables and chairs.
  • Notifies supervisor concerning any need for any maintenance repairs or additions observed.
  • 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 participate in snow and ice management duties, including the operation of snow removal equipment
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Knowledge of proper and safe use of applicable custodial equipment.
  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.
  • Appropriate 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.

Experience/Knowledge:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience.
  • No previous experience required.

Skills/Aptitude:

  • Ability to learn and use established techniques for the efficient and compliant completion of duties.
  • 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.
  • Must have basic phone and computer skills (email, texting, etc.).
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Adequate/reasonable oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well alone and in a team.
  • Ability to use all relevant electronic and communication devices.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in all OSHA and local requirements related to all assigned work.

License/Qualifications

  • Possess a valid driver’s license if required to drive a vehicle
  • Certifications: Blood Borne Pathogen Training

Physical Requirements:

  1. Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  2. Significant walking or other means of mobility.
  3. Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
  4. 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.
  • 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.
  • Will be exposed to various cleaning chemicals.
Sodexo: HVAC Tech

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.

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.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 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.

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.

License/Qualifications:

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

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.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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.