Staff Positions

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

Current staff job openings:

  • Director of Center for Career Development and Life Design
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Academic Administrative Assistants
  • Custodians
  • Director of Alumnae/i Events
  • Director of Athletics
  • Groom/Stable Workers (full and part-time)
  • Master of Arts in Equity & Healthcare Interim Program Director
  • Security Dispatchers
  • Security Officer

  • Director of Center for Career Development and Life Design

    (posted 1/11/22) 

    About Hollins University

    Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered historically women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

    The Director Role

    Reporting to the provost, the director will manage all planning, operational, budgetary, programming, and educational aspects of the Center for Career Development and Life Design (CCDLD). Supervising two professional staff members and 2-4 student Career Connectors (student peer mentors), the director helps design and deliver pioneering career development that is well-integrated into the Hollins educational program and that leverages the university’s extensive and engaged alumnae/i network.

    The ideal candidate will be a creative, collaborative, visionary, and dynamic leader with proven educational and managerial experience. They will have the capacity to build and scale out new and engaging systems, work processes, and programs in a fast-paced office culture. Additionally, they must demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion so that students of all backgrounds and aspirations are well-served and positioned for success at Hollins and beyond.

    The director will have the opportunity to collaborate with the provost and other campus program leaders to develop the vision and scope of the Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning, under which the CCDLD is a member.

    Responsibilities

    • Manages all planning, operational, budgetary, programming, and educational aspects of the center to ensure that efficient, relevant, and effective programs and services are provided to its constituencies
    • Develops short and long-range operating plans including budgets, programs and services, staffing, technology and other equipment, and office space
    • Actively engages with and leverages the talents and expertise of alumnae/i to support, inspire, and create opportunities for students
    • Provides guidance and leadership to staff including training, evaluation, and professional development for the center’s Associate Director, Coordinator, and student Career Connectors
    • Plans, coordinates, and manages university events that prepare students for all types of employment, including internships, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities
    • Oversees the Hollins Signature Internship Program collaborating closely with alumnae/i to generate high-caliber internships in New York; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, VA; and other geographic areas
    • Works with faculty to motivate active engagement with career preparedness in coursework
    • Develops and maintains strong, ongoing relationships with employers, particularly those that hire recent college graduates
    • Collaborates with the following campus leaders:
      • Vice President for Institutional Advancement to ensure the success of the alumnae/i engagement campaign and to ensure that outreach to alumnae/i is seamless, successful, and well-coordinated between offices.
      • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and others on campus to ensure the sustainability of center programs.
      • The Provost and faculty to support student success in finding and preparing for internships, jobs, and graduate and professional programs.
      • Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students to ensure that programs respond to the needs of students through co-curricular initiatives.
      • Vice President for Enrollment Management to effectively promote outcomes and center programs to prospective students.
      • Executive Director of the Batten Leadership Institute to ensure that career and leadership programs are coordinated.
      • Vice President for Graduate Programs and Continuing Studies to support the needs of graduate and continuing education students.
    • Participates in professional development activities to ensure professional growth and knowledge needed to provide effective leadership and program development


    The Ideal Candidate Will Be

    • A compelling and visionary leader, able to envision, plan, and implement a thriving future for the CCDLD, while at the same time, able to pay close attention to detail and day-to-day management and performance
    • Able to articulate the value of a liberal arts education in the workplace
    • Committed to women’s advancement and an educational environment where living and learning are integrated
    • An encouraging mentor for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumnae/i
    • Adept at working with and communicating with a broad range of constituents including prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students, campus colleagues (particularly faculty), alumnae/i, employers, and community partners
    • Familiar with trends in the changing world of work, as well as in career development (e.g., the application of design thinking to career development life design)
    • Able to design and deliver innovative programs that provide outstanding career preparation for diverse students on various paths
    • An emotionally intelligent leader who can bring out the best in a team while developing new organizational systems in a fast-paced, productive environment
    • Capable of both seeing the big picture and paying close attention to detail
    • A keen researcher and analyst of data, as well as a creative problem-solver
    • An excellent writer who can generate instructional guides, reports, and marketing materials


    Required Qualifications

    • Master’s degree
    • Minimum of five years of experience in career planning, human resources, talent development, or a combination of these areas and experience in alumnae/i relations and development, student affairs, community organizing, and/or marketing and communications
    • Demonstrated success in program development, supervision and evaluation, budgeting, and relevant workplace technologies
    • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, customer service, organizational, multitasking, project management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations
    • Proven abilities to meet deadlines, attend closely to details, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with multiple constituencies
    • Abilities to build systems and adapt to change
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations
    • Final candidate will be subject to a motor vehicle background check


    Preferred Experience

    • Experience with college career centers, employer relations, and internship management
    • Experience working with active volunteers or in an alumnae/i relations function
    • Experience with Handshake or other career management platforms
    • Experience with data analytics – tracking both student interactions with career centers and career outcomes for recent graduates and alumnae/i


    How to Apply

  • Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement

    (posted 1/6/22)

    Executive Summary

    Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for leadership development, research, and study abroad, and provides access to real-world internships around the globe largely supported by an extensive alumnae/i network, which has been recognized by The Princeton Review as the fifth best in the nation among private schools. The institution’s traditions are the backbone of the Hollins experience and continue to help its alumnae/i community stay connected to the university and one another.

    The vice president for institutional advancement (VPIA) reports to the president and leads the advancement team to realize its vision of being a premier fundraising enterprise built upon outstanding alumnae/i and donor engagement. The VPIA drives fundraising and alumnae/i relations, supports the philanthropic engagement of the trustees and university friends, and supports the president’s fundraising activities.

    The ideal VPIA will be a collaborative and proven leader who has passion for women’s higher education and has the confidence and experience to set priorities and assume responsibility for a broad and complex set of initiatives related to the philanthropic priorities and activities of the university. Early in their tenure, the VPIA will actively develop a growing institutional advancement team, formalize and enact a plan for the university’s next comprehensive campaign, utilize data and quantitative metrics to set and measure goals, build relationships with the active and engaged alumnae/i network, and work to leverage the involvement of university partners in fundraising. The full prospectus can be found here.

    Hollins strives for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and the university has made great progress in many respects. Hollins has made financial aid for students with demonstrated need a priority with 99% of its students receiving some form of aid. Among the incoming first-year cohort, 100% received some form of financial aid, and 38% were Pell Grant-eligible.

    Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, as well as its commitment to inclusive academic excellence, Hollins prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and gender-inclusive graduate academic programs, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience. The university’s active faculty provide an unparalleled personal learning experience for its nearly 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. With a visionary new president at the helm, a strong record of alumnae/i engagement and giving, and institutional eagerness to implement new and transformative programs, Hollins aims to position both its students and itself to thrive amid the opportunities and challenges emerging from the ever-changing higher education landscape. 

    Leadership, Governance, and Finances

    Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., became the 13th president of Hollins University in August 2020. A respected proponent of the liberal arts in educational equity, President Hinton aims to lead Hollins into the future by becoming a model of inclusivity in women’s education.

    Hollins University is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of 26 people who are leaders in their respective fields and who render extensive service to the university. Along with contributing generous donations to Hollins, the trustees are actively engaged and supportive of the university’s overarching mission.

    Hollins enjoys a financial profile envied by many small liberal arts colleges. The university has the fourth largest endowment among private colleges in Virginia—standing at $219 million as of June 30, 2021—and has operated without external debt since 2008. Hollins’ graduates are especially generous in supporting their alma mater. In 2010, Hollins completed the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history, raising $162 million. In 2017, Hollins achieved its highest single year fundraising total, meeting a six-month $10 million challenge for the university’s 175th anniversary. In 2021, Hollins University received $75 million, the largest gift to Hollins and the largest gift ever given to a women’s college. Even though the financial foundation of Hollins is solid, challenges persist as a tuition-driven institution. The annual fund provides a significant part of the operating budget, and the VPIA plays a central role in that fundraising effort.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Hollins strives for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and the university has made great progress in some respects. The university’s student body has become one of the most diverse in the nation among liberal arts colleges: 34% of all domestic undergraduate students self-identify as students of color, 25% are first-generation college students, and 10% are international students representing 22 countries. As noted above, Hollins has made financial aid for students with demonstrated need a priority with 99% of its students receiving some form of aid. Also as referenced above, among the incoming first-year cohort, 100% received some form of financial aid, and 38% were Pell Grant-eligible. 

    Campus and Facilities

    The Hollins campus is, in a word, beautiful—475 acres nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Front Quadrangle is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the Wyndham Robertson Library has been designated a national Literary Landmark. The new student apartment village, featuring apartment-style housing, is comprised of seven new buildings enabling 68 students to enjoy modern housing and independent living. In the last 15 years, over 50% of the buildings on campus have been renovated or undergone major updates, including the Dana Science Building and the establishment of the state-of-the-art Eleanor D. Wilson Museum within the Wetherill Visual Arts Center.

    Roanoke, Virginia

    With approximately 100,000 residents, Roanoke is a diverse city, located just south of the Hollins campus. The city of Roanoke is a part of the larger Roanoke Valley, which is home to 300,000 residents. The area offers a variety of cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities, including excellent schools, many restaurants and breweries, the Taubman Museum of Art, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture, the Science Museum of Western Virginia, the Kids Square children’s museum, Mill Mountain Theatre, and the Jefferson Center, which hosts performances by organizations such as the Roanoke Ballet. Roanoke’s Berglund Center also hosts a range of larger musical events and concerts. Roanoke is the medical hub for the region and is home to two major hospitals, as well as the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

    Roanoke is especially well known for its outdoor recreational resources. Home to numerous nature and hiking trails, Roanoke has been named “Best Place to Raise an Outdoor Family.” Domestic travel is also convenient from Hollins with the nearby Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, which has nonstop service to cities including Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. There is Amtrak train service as well for passengers to Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. 

    Role and Impact of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement

    As the chief philanthropic officer, the vice president of institutional advancement will embody all that is Hollins. In addition to exceptional fundraising and management skills, the VPIA will nurture, support, engage, and celebrate the people and traditions that define Hollins University. The VPIA provides leadership for all advancement programs in support of the university’s mission and goals; works collaboratively with the president, Board of Trustees, donors at all levels, alumnae/i and friends of the university; and develops both long-term and short-term strategies and programs for engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of constituents in all matters pertaining to the advancement and philanthropic support of the university.

    Institutional advancement includes major giving and planned giving, advancement services, donor relations and stewardship, annual giving, alumnae/i relations, and corporate and foundation relations.

    The VPIA serves as an active and engaged member of the president’s Cabinet.

    Hollins University expects to engage in campaign planning in the next 12 months. The VPIA will have a visible and strategic role in the campaign and will serve as one of its leading architects.

    The VPIA’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Lead and manage the institutional advancement staff.
    • Oversee the planning, implementation, and measurement of all programs and activities designed to enhance philanthropic support of the university, e.g., by establishing office-wide goals and metrics for all areas and by directing the strategic implementation and assessment of fundraising and engagement strategies to achieve these goals.
    • Engage and enhance the culture of philanthropy both on and off campus by cultivating strong working relationships.
    • Plan and support all fundraising and constituent activities of the president, academic leaders, other departments, alumnae/i volunteers, and faculty.
    • Engage faculty in fundraising to support research and professional development.
    • Build relationships with students as future donors.
    • Work with the Board of Trustees and Committee on Development chair and other leaders on the board to ensure coordination and continued progress of all fundraising and constituent engagement activities.
    • Develop a segmented and comprehensive communication plan that engages alumnae/i across generational divides and speaks to each generation’s concerns.
    • Manage the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of leadership gift prospects through personal visits and other forms of communication.
    • Serve as a member of the president’s Cabinet and be responsible for advising and working with colleagues and the president on the full spectrum of institutional issues.
    • In partnership with the executive vice president and chief operating officer, set fundraising goals and priorities to support strategic and operational needs of the institution.
    • Establish and manage the budget for the institutional advancement office.
    • Represent the university at events, to volunteer groups, and in the community with the goal of increasing the visibility of the university’s fundraising priorities and needs.
    • Ensure that all programs and activities of institutional advancement office are consistent with diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and with the university’s DEI policies and practices.


    Major Objectives

    In the first 12 to 18 months of service, the VPIA will work to achieve the following objectives:

    • Serve as chief philanthropic advisor to the president on all issues related to institutional advancement, including cultivation of donors and direction of the campaign.
    • Build relationships and trust with all stakeholders, including encouraging and strengthening engagement and philanthropy with trustees and other significant stakeholders.
    • Implement management and administrative infrastructure to achieve IA goals, including a restructuring of the institutional advancement office using best practices and recommendations recently proposed by Campbell and Company.
    • Introduce and implement a new data-driven system to set goals and evaluate advancement initiatives.
    • Implement a plan to increase, maintain, and enhance annual giving outcomes alongside the Hollins Fund team.
    • Develop institutional advancement staff and volunteers toward the goal of achieving a successful comprehensive campaign.
    • Develop a comprehensive, customizable plan for alumnae/i
    • Formalize the upcoming plan and begin the quiet phase of the university’s next comprehensive campaign.


    Qualifications

    To be successful, the VPIA must bring the following experience and qualifications:

    • At least seven years of progression in responsibilities and leadership in institutional advancement (or equivalent).
    • Demonstrated experience as a successful fundraiser and relationship-builder in a complex and dynamic environment, ideally in higher education.
    • The capability to successfully serve as an architect, champion, and leader of the university’s comprehensive campaign.
    • The ability to identify and advance the president’s fundraising priorities.
    • A collaborative and inspiring approach that is supported by data-centered rigor and a strong emphasis on accountability.
    • Experience working with a chief financial officer to set financial goals.
    • Entrepreneurial and innovative thinking.
    • Leadership presence that is effective with diverse constituencies including trustees, Cabinet members, alumnae/i, and faculty.
    • Demonstrated listening, change management, and relationship-building skills.
    • Proven ability to successfully achieve both short- and long-term goals.
    • The ability to travel at least 30% of work schedule and at times with the president and advancement team members.
    • Master’s degree or equivalent or equivalent combination of education and experience. Doctoral degree or equivalent and more than ten years of experience preferred.


    Application Process

    Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter clearly outlining their experience with institutional advancement, and a statement about their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a leadership imperative and in the work of fundraising to vpia@hollins.edu. Screening of candidates will begin immediately, and preference will be given to applications received by Feb. 15, 2022. Semi-final candidates will be asked to submit contact information for five references. The selected candidate must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations and will be subject to credit, criminal history, and motor vehicle background checks. Additionally, the incumbent must live or relocate within the Roanoke, Virginia regional area.

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.


    Academic Administrative Assistants

    (posted 12/10/21)

    Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for two academic administrative assistants.  These positions serve as the primary support people for the assigned division chair, faculty, staff, and students.

    The assistants are the primary contact for the division and associated departments including foot traffic, phone calls, and general e-mails.  They help with electronic and print communications, maintain department budget records, prepare division meeting materials and minutes, take care of equipment and supply needs, help with special events, coordinate logistics for visiting lecturers and speakers, assist with faculty searches, and handle internal and external mail.  Additionally, the assistants supervise 2-4 student employees during the academic year including scheduling, training, and evaluating.  Both positions report to the Executive Assistant to the Provost and work 37.5 hours/week approximately August through mid-May and 22.5 hours/week for the remainder of the calendar year.

    One position also assists the Provost’s Office including scheduling appointments for the Interim Associate Provost, serving as general support and managing scheduling for the Director of Faculty Development and the Director of the General Education Program, and helping with special research projects.  The other position also assists the International Programs Office with various projects and budget reports.

    The successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, minimum of three years of related experience, and proficiency with Microsoft Office and multifunction printers.  Excellent written and verbal communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as excellent organizational, time management, multitasking, detail, and accuracy skills.  Candidates must have abilities to work in a fast-paced environment with constant interruptions, to work independently and as a team member, and to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, and other university constituents.

    Preferred candidates will have two years of college, previous experience in an administrative support role in higher education, previous experience working in or managing a professional office setting, Ellucian Banner experience, and knowledge of and experience with Hollins University.

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.



    Master of Arts in Equity & Healthcare Interim Program Director

    (posted 12/1/21)

    The new Master of Arts in Equity & Healthcare program at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for an interim program director. This administrator appointment begins immediately and ends June 30, 2023 with the possibility of extension or conversion to a permanent position. It’s anticipated that the program will launch in the fall of 2022.

    About the Program

    The M.A. in Equity & Healthcare will provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the work of designing and supporting the operation of healthcare systems that provide equitable care and intentionally work to reduce healthcare disparities. Contemporary medicine, ethical healthcare, and responsible and responsive public health initiatives require a focus on equity, including equity of access, treatments, and outcomes. Students in the program may be acquiring additional credentials to work in a variety of clinical healthcare settings; may work in public health, non-profit, or advocacy organizations; or may be interested in positioning themselves to apply for medical school.

    About the Position

    The interim program director will assume academic and administrative responsibility for the M.A. in Equity & Healthcare and will be the face of the program for prospective and current students, faculty and staff, and external partners. They will participate in marketing and recruitment planning for the program, will review student applications and make admission decisions, and will establish and coordinate internships. The interim program director will also serve as a major liaison with students including holding regular office hours. They will teach three courses per academic year, will hire and meet regularly with program faculty, and will provide leadership for curriculum development. The position will report to the Vice President for Graduate Programs and Continuing Studies and will work with him and other graduate program directors and university colleagues to develop effective academic and programmatic plans.

    Position Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have a relevant Ph.D. degree or a M.P.H, a minimum of five years of experience in any of the aforementioned fields, and a demonstrated commitment to healthcare equity, and is well-equipped to support the program’s variety of students. Prior teaching experience in clinical care, public health, healthcare administration, or related professional sectors is required. Applicants must have a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution, demonstrated success working with diverse populations, thoughtful approaches to program and curricular design, and experience developing and managing student support services. As responsibilities are both inwardly and outwardly focused, the interim program director must possess strong strategic, tactical, analytical, and interpersonal skills. With Hollins’ proximity to multiple healthcare systems and the growing reputation of Roanoke as a regional healthcare hub, ideal candidates will have experience building relationships with a variety of partners in the broader healthcare landscape. Experience in online learning environments is also preferred.

    Application Process

    Screening of candidates will begin on January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following materials:

    • A cover letter;
    • A curriculum vitae; and
    • A statement about how your experience or philosophy in contemporary healthcare delivery has a diversity, equity, and inclusion focus which will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

     

  • Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:
    • Evidence of effective teaching;
    • Names and contact information for three professional references who can address the candidate’s qualifications; and
    • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

     

  • Applicants should submit materials to hollinshr@hollins.edu. The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Graduate Programs and Continuing Studies Office and will also be subject to a criminal history background check.
  • About Hollins University 
  • Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.
  • Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.


  • Security Officer

    (posted 11/24/21)

    Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Security Officer.  This position provides security patrol services 24 hours/day, 365 days/year for the university.  The current vacancy works the 6 p.m. – 4 a.m. shift four days/week with rotating days off, but applicants must be able to work any shift with rotating days off.  Full-time employees are eligible for health and life insurance, paid time off, retirement plan, and tuition assistance benefits.

    Successful applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal U.S. residents eligible for employment; be at least 21 years of age; possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; and have a valid U.S. driver’s license with minimal violations from state of residence.  Candidates must also have strong verbal and written communication skills including listening effectively; relating well to others; collecting and documenting information quickly, accurately, and thoroughly; and writing succinct reports.  Additionally, applicants must have excellent multitasking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, as well as abilities to work independently and as a team member, and remain levelheaded and provide support during emergencies and crises.  Also needed is a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging and a willingness to learn and grow in the position.

    Candidates must be able to achieve and maintain Virginia campus security officer certification.  Applicants with law enforcement, campus security, private security, or related military experience are preferred.  The selected candidate will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.  Employment applications may be obtained here, and should be returned via e-mail to hollinshr@hollins.edu or via fax to 540-362-6571.

    Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.



    Director of Athletics

    (posted 10/29/21)

    Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for the position of Director of Athletics. Hollins is a NCAA Division III institution and proud member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). The Director of Athletics (AD) is a full-time, twelve-month position beginning in January 2022.

    The AD will provide visionary, strategic leadership in the reinvigoration and renewed investment in the Hollins athletics program. Presently supporting nine NCAA Division III athletic teams (basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball) and a nationally-recognized equestrian program, the AD will play a central role in developing enriching athletic experiences for students at one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse historically women’s colleges. With 34% of Hollins students identifying as students of color and 38% first-generation students, the AD will join a community rich in diversity. With growing student interest in programs like biology and pre-health sciences, Hollins celebrates the ability for students to enjoy a competitive athletics conference, while also advancing academic and professional aspirations. Joining a vibrant university community led by a well-regarded and enthusiastic President, the AD will be an integral partner with the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in implementing over $2.5 million in capital improvements to athletics facilities for which funds have already been secured. The AD will also envision, inspire, and develop the university’s inaugural, comprehensive intramural and recreation program.

    The AD is responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the intercollegiate athletics program including strategic planning, budgeting, compliance, staff supervision, and supporting and mentoring coaches on the recruitment and retention of student-athletes. The AD is expected to be an eager and thoughtful partner to the Vice President for Enrollment Management in support of coaches’ active recruitment of prospective students. Supported by a departmental administrative assistant, the AD oversees the work of the coaches, the Director of Sports Performance and Student Wellness, Director of Athletic Training Services, and Director of Athletics Communications. Additionally, the AD oversees the Director of the Hollins Outdoor Program in developing outdoor recreation activities to celebrate the beauty and proximity of campus to the captivating Blue Ridge Mountains. The AD is also responsible for the development and oversight of various summer athletics camps and the coordination of facility use year-round, including during the summer months, with the Director of Special Programming.

    Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in physical education, athletic/sports administration, or a related field; minimum of three years of experience in intercollegiate athletic/sports administration with progressively responsible professional positions; experience managing teams or coaches; demonstrated success recruiting students and working with diverse populations; and an understanding of and ability to work within NCAA and ODAC rules and regulations. Preferred candidates will demonstrate excellent strategic planning, visioning, and interpersonal skills. Applicants with a master’s degree in physical education, athletic/sports administration, or a related field and five or more years of experience in athletic/sports administration are preferred. Additionally, preferred candidates will have experience in athletic/sports administration in a residential, liberal arts higher education institution.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letters on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community.  Screening of candidates will begin on November 9, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Semi-final candidates will be asked to submit contact information for three references. Final candidates must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations and will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

    Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.



    Security Dispatchers

    (updated 9/14/21)

    Hollins University is seeking qualified, team-oriented candidates for two full-time security dispatchers.  These front-facing positions serve and collaborate with the campus community 24 hours/day, 365 days/year, and interact with students, employees, guests, and visitors.  Dispatchers work a variety of shifts, which may include rotating or permanent shift assignments, as well as holiday and weekend work.  The current vacancies work (1) Sunday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and (2) Sunday through Wednesday from 3:30-11:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Primary responsibilities include handling incoming emergency and non-emergency requests for campus security, police, fire, and emergency medical services, and designated university staff, and dispatching Campus Security and other university employees.  Dispatchers monitor a variety of radio frequencies, cameras, and alarm systems, and serve as a vital link to personnel deployed.  They are also responsible for issuing university identification cards, keys, and equipment and for maintaining records and files.

    Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a minimum of one year of related work experience, and proficient computer skills.  Candidates must also have strong verbal and written communication skills including listening effectively; relating well to others; collecting and documenting information quickly, accurately, and thoroughly; and writing succinct reports.  Additionally, applicants must have excellent multitasking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, as well as abilities to work independently and as a team member, and remain levelheaded and provide support during emergencies and crises.  Also needed is a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging and a willingness to learn and grow in the position.  Final candidates will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history background check.

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, position preference, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders, persons with disabilities, and persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



    Groom/Stable Workers (full-time and part-time)

    (updated 9/9/21)

    Hollins University seeks applications for three (3) full-time and one (1) part-time groom/stable workers to clean stalls, feed and groom horses, and perform general barn duties.

    Full-time hours are primarily 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (but may vary) five days/week, including one weekend day, with flexibility for two days off per week. Part-time hours are 2:30-6:30 p.m. five days/week; exact days are to be determined, but will likely include one weekend day. Full-time employees are eligible for health and life insurance, paid time off, retirement plan, and tuition assistance benefits. Part-time employees are eligible for certain benefits on a pro-rated basis.

    Experience working with horses preferred. Must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations. Will be subject to a motor vehicle background check. Employment applications may be obtained here, and should be returned via e-mail to hollinshr@hollins.edu or via fax to 540-362-6571.  Previous applicants need not apply.



    Custodians

    (updated 6/17/21)

    Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for full-time (40 hours/week) custodians.  These positions work Monday-Friday on the 4:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. shift.  Custodial employees are eligible for health and life insurance, paid time off, retirement plan, and tuition assistance benefits.

    Qualifications include the ability to perform basic housekeeping functions (dusting, vacuuming, use of floor care equipment, bathroom sanitation, etc.), and may involve furniture moving and setup.  Must have abilities to climb stairs, lift up to 50 lbs, and understand and follow directions.  Must also be a self-starter and team player, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license with minimal violations.  Will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

    Employment applications may be obtained here, and should be returned via e-mail to hollinshr@hollins.edu or via fax to 540-362-6571.  Candidates must indicate what shift(s) they can work on the application.



    Director of Alumnae/i Events

    (posted 5/26/21)

    Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Alumnae/i Events.

    Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Alumnae/i Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, the Director of Alumnae/i Events is a member of the Alumnae/i Relations team, and is responsible for the management of Hollins’ alumnae/i engagement efforts designed to cultivate more purposeful, meaningful, and impactful relations with its alumnae/i. This position oversees the process of strengthening Hollins’ alumnae/i special events programs including reunion, the Career Connection Conference (C3), a robust virtual event series, and other local and regional events. The director works collaboratively with their teammates and alumnae/i volunteers on the design, implementation, and management of alumnae/i programs consistent with the university’s strategic mission. Additionally, this position supervises 2-4 student workers during the academic year and 12-18 student workers during reunion (March – June).

    Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; minimum of three (3) years of event planning experience; minimum of two (2) years of supervisory and/or volunteer management experience; well-developed communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; excellent detail, accuracy, organizational, and project management skills; and Microsoft Office proficiency. Candidates must have abilities to maintain extensive and sustained work with internal and external constituencies; meet deadlines and goals; be proactive, work independently and collaboratively, and exercise sound judgement; and manage confidential and sensitive matters. Demonstrated success working with diverse populations is also needed.

    Applicants must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations and abilities and willingness to travel by ground and air and to work nights and weekends as needed.  Preferred applicants will have experience in higher education, as well as with Ellucian Banner and Anthology/iModules Encompass. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history, credit history, and motor vehicle background checks.

    Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

    Hollins is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university. Persons of all genders, persons with disabilities, and persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.