Staff Positions

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

For more information about the positions listed below, please contact:

Human Resources Office
540-362-6660
hollinshr@hollins.edu

Last updated: 10/07/20

Please note that positions are posted until they are filled.


Assistant Director of Admission for Diversity Recruitment

(posted 09/22/20)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Admission for Diversity Recruitment.

As an integral contributor to the Office of Admission, the assistant director will be responsible for contributing to the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of students by assisting them throughout the selection, application, admission, financial aid, and enrollment processes.  Reporting to the Director of Admission, the assistant director will focus on inclusive admission practices and a yield campaign that result in a diverse class.  In addition, they will manage recruitment territories and represent the university to a wide and diverse audience to influence college choice decisions.  The assistant director will collaborate with other admission counselors to identify off-campus recruitment initiatives that focus on increasing the diversity of the student applicant pool, the admitted population, and the entering class.  This position will spearhead event programming focused on the diverse recruitment of students, including the further cultivation of institution partners and community-based organizations across the nation.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; minimum of two years of successful admission counseling, community college, or other related work experience; and an understanding of and appreciation for the college admission process, as well as the value of an undergraduate liberal arts and women’s college experience.  Candidates must have strong problem-solving skills, as well as advanced organizational, time management, and process management skills.  Applicants must have demonstrated abilities to be culturally sensitive and diplomatic; to manage large programs/projects, including a comfort working across high-functioning teams; and to work independently.  Candidates must also have abilities to work with students, to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with other campus departments, and to work with alumnae from multiple decades on a wide range of admission projects.

Additionally, applicants must have ability to use sound judgment in all situations and discretion with confidential data.  Excellent public speaking skills, including persuasive oral communication skills; strong written and interpersonal communication skills; Microsoft Office proficiency; and experience with customer relationship management (CRM) systems are also needed.  The abilities and willingness to participate in extensive travel (local and out-of-state) by car and air during the fall and spring recruitment seasons and to work evening and weekend hours are required.  Applicants must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations, and final candidates will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree; at least two years’ admission experience, preferably with students of color or other historically underrepresented groups; proficiency in Spanish as a second language; and experience with Technolutions Slate CRM.  Additionally, preferred candidates will have demonstrated, successful experience in developing, evaluating, and improving recruitment, enrollment, and marketing strategies from a data-driven perspective, including the use of integrated marketing campaigns and social media to improve the recruitment and enrollment of students of color and other historically underrepresented groups.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission

(posted 09/22/20)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission.

Reporting to the Director of Admission, this position represents the institution to prospective students and parents, college counselors, and alumnae, and recruits secondary school students to Hollins.  Primary responsibilities include assisting students throughout the selection, application, admission, financial aid, and enrollment processes.  This position facilitates recruitment activities within a specified region, assists conducting outreach to prospective students through various communication methods, and serves in a support role with Hollinsummer, a summer camp run by the Office of Admission.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, Microsoft Office proficiency; well-developed communication, presentation, and organizational skills; ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education for women; demonstrated success working with diverse populations; and a commitment to enrolling a diverse student body.  Candidates must be self-motivated, and have abilities to work independently and on a team, work effectively with students, work on special projects that support enrollment goals, and to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with other campus departments.  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.  Experience in girls’ or women’s education is preferred.  Final candidates will be subject to criminal 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.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


Provost

(posted 09/15/20)

Hollins University, one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse liberal arts colleges for women, seeks an equally dynamic Provost to serve as its next chief academic officer. Reporting to the President and working in collaboration with senior administrators and the Hollins faculty within a shared governance model, the Provost will lead with compassion and courage; build an equitable, inclusive, and diverse learning community; and promote the enduring value of the liberal arts and the education of women.

With a visionary, new President at the helm, a strong record of alumnae 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 in an ever-changing higher education landscape. To this end, Hollins requires a Provost who will cultivate a strong and diverse faculty, as well as a leader who can encourage the faculty and staff to think boldly about existing institutional practices, ranging from academic programming to hiring practices.

Located in Roanoke, Virginia in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hollins University is a vibrant community with 130 faculty, 701 undergraduates, and 113 graduate students. Known for its creative and highly engaged student body and its distinguished faculty and staff, Hollins prides itself on its nationally-recognized academic programs, a deeply committed alumnae network, an extraordinarily beautiful campus, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.

The Provost must be a gifted collaborator who genuinely likes to work with a variety of constituencies and who respects all members of the Hollins community. Hollins seeks a Provost who believes deeply in the power of equity and inclusion in higher education. The university also desires a transparent and collaborative leader who will build on Hollins’ existing academic programs and create connections across the campus community that stretch beyond academics. Other opportunities for the new Provost include restructuring the Academic Affairs office, developing a strategic plan for hiring a strong and diverse faculty, and harnessing financial and human resources to recover and rebuild in a post-pandemic environment.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree and record of distinguished scholarship and teaching requisite for an appointment as a tenured associate or full professor; significant experience as an academic administrator in higher education including experience with budget management, fund raising, curriculum reform, and strategic planning; and experience and demonstrated success in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives as they relate to academic programs including, but not limited to, the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty.

The new Provost will share the university’s commitment to the liberal arts, the education of women, and academic inclusiveness, and is expected to take office on or about July 1, 2021. A detailed position profile including full lists of key opportunities and desired qualifications can be found at:
https://spark.adobe.com/page/lfZTGQ5bQhLap/

To apply, candidates should submit a substantive cover letter addressing qualifications and desired attributes, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references including addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, along with a brief description of the candidate’s working relationship with each. Application materials and nominations must be submitted electronically to: provostsearch@hollins.edu.

Confidential inquiries, questions, or nominations may be directed to Dr. Darla Schumm, professor and search chair, dschumm@hollins.edu or 540-362-6025.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. 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. 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.


Custodians

(updated 10/07/20)

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for full-time (40 hours/week) custodians.  These positions work Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday on the 4:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., or 1:30 p.m. – 10:00 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.


Groom/Stable Workers

(updated 10/07/20)

Hollins University seeks applications for one full-time and one 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.