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 of Religious Studies

Young Harris College, a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia, invites applications for one (1) part-time Adjunct Instructor of Religious Studies to begin in January 2023. Candidates will be responsible for teaching at least 2 sections of RELI 1200 World Religions each semester. Due to the position's emphasis on World Religions, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a plurality of religious perspectives and encourage a diverse religious literacy for students. Applicants must possess at least 18 hours of graduate study in Religious Studies, those with a Masters or PhD in Religious Studies are preferred. Candidates may also be asked to participate in YHC’s Early College Program which provides online instruction to dual-enrolled students.

Candidates should apply electronically at: 

https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4790678

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts. Materials should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Dr. Matthew Byron, Chair of the Department of History and Religious Studies Search Committee, 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

Adjunct Instructor of English – Online

Young Harris College invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure track position to begin in August 2022. Duties will primarily include online teaching Elementary Composition I (ENGL 1101), and Composition and Literature (ENGL 1102) for Young Harris Early College. 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 courses are pre-built in Moodle. The instructor is tasked with facilitating the courses, providing prompt, meaningful feedback and communicating frequently with student.

The successful candidate will have earned at least a Master’s degree in English. A strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts undergraduate curriculum is required. Candidate must be comfortable with technology. Moodle experience is a plus. Course enrollments are capped at a reasonable size. Instructors are compensated per course.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4782897. 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 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

 

Adjunct Instructor of Digital Marketing-Online

The Department of Business and Public Policy at Young Harris College invites applications for a part time, non-tenure track position to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach Digital Marketing, possessing the ability to deliver instruction in an online format using instructional system technology (e.g., Moodle). Applicants should hold a graduate degree in a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence. Instructors are compensated per course at competitive rates.

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 public policy.

Candidates should apply electronically at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4780288

Please include 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 https://www.yhc.edu/human-resources/employment. 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

Communications Director

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Communications Director 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 Communications and Marketing, which includes two full-time direct reports and an intern and/or student worker.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement a distinctive and results-driven integrated communications strategy that encompasses advertising, publics relations, publications, digital and social media, and media relations.
  • Strengthens the College’s position within the higher education marketplace 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.
  • Lead the development of communications materials on behalf of the College, including 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve as the College’s media contact, maintaining the institution’s media list, cultivating relationships with media contacts, 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 communications planning and information meetings to define and advance strategic events and objectives and develop a proactive communications plan and calendar.
  • Support select College-sponsored events hosted by various offices, including but not limited to academic affairs, advancement, alumni relations, and athletics.
  • Implement measurement tools and analytics to determine effectiveness of overall communication programs and initiatives.
  • Establish and, when needed, execute an appropriate crisis communication plan for the College.
  • Manage the budget and expenses for the Office of Communications and Marketing.
  • 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
  • Oversight of projects and resources including establishing priorities, managing timelines, and meeting deadlines
  • Experience working with outside vendors who provide services such as graphic design, photography, videography, and digital and social media content
  • 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
  • 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

Library Assistant

The Zell and Shirley Miller Library at Young Harris College is seeking a part-time Library Assistant to supervise the library two nights per week, with an additional half day during the week. The position is during the academic year only, leaving summers and holidays free. We are a collegial, enthusiastic staff who are consistently rated by students as one of the top services at YHC.

The right candidate will have some experience in the college environment, will enjoy working with college age students, and be familiar with basic computer processes including Microsoft Office 365. Duties will include providing reference and technical services, being the library staff in charge of safety and security at night, and supervising student workers. Other duties may be assigned by the director based on interests of the applicant.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022.

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

Head Coach Men's Lacrosse

Summary

  • The Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach will direct and oversee all coaching duties of the men’s lacrosse program, coordinating all aspects of recruitment, scheduling, training, academics and budget management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred;
  • Two or more years of collegiate coaching and/or playing experience,
  • collegiate recruiting experience,
  • effective communication (verbal and written),
  • proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Head Coach of the men’s lacrosse team
  • Evaluate and recruit qualified student athletes who can excel both academically and athletically
  • Promote an environment which places an emphasis on academics & graduation
  • Responsible for instructing and developing team and individual practices
  • Responsible for competition scheduling and all travel arrangements
  • Coordinate all fundraising and community service events
  • Knowledge and commitment to NCAA, Peach Belt Conference and Young Harris College rules, polices & procedures
  • Responsible for managing operating budget and scholarship budget while maintaining roster requirements
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

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

EOE M/F/D/V

Adjunct Instructor of Music—Low Brass

The Department of Music of Young Harris College invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Instructor of Music—Low Brass position beginning August 1, 2022. Courses related to the position include applied Tuba, Trombone and Euphonium; Music Appreciation, and other courses as assigned.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, and three references. Applicants must apply online using 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.

Young Harris College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

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

VP for Student Development

Young Harris College invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Vice President for Student Development (VPSD). As the College’s chief student affairs officer (CSAO), the VPSD is responsible for the operations of the Office of Student Development and directly or indirectly oversees the work of eleven full-time employees and approximately 50 part-time student workers. The VPSD reports directly to the Provost and serves as a key member of the Provost’s Council and of the President’s Senior Leadership Team.

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 and commencement 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. Endowments of over $200 million ensures that the College is well-positioned to continue to grow and provide meaningful programs to its students.

The VPSD’s primary role is to ensure the safety, engagement, and development of the College’s undergraduate degree-seeking students, while providing appropriate services to dual-enrollment and graduates students. Areas of responsibility in the Office of Student Development include Residence Life, Involvement & Activities, Recreation, Professional Development & Career Services, Student Counseling, Greek Life, Community Standards & Conduct, and the Student Government Association. The VPSD works closely with the Provost and AVPs to coordinate academic and student affairs programming that supports student success, well-being, and belonging, with shared responsibility for management of the Success Center and the College’s extended orientation program.

Required qualifications include an earned master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education (college student personnel, higher education administration, educational leadership, or a related discipline) and at least five years of relevant experience in multiple areas of student affairs. An earned doctorate and ten years of experience are preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to live in the area and become a valuable member of the campus and local communities. The College can provide transitional housing at no cost for up to one year.

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 August 2022 but may be negotiable.

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

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

 

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

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.