Institution: Young Harris College
Location: Young Harris, GA
Admin - Residence Life and Housing
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college 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 the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions-Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences-and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College's growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia's first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction.
Residence Life at YHC is expanding to meet the increased enrollment demands of the college. In August 2009, Enotah Hall opened. This state of the art residence hall houses 200 students in a LEED Certified building. In August 2011 and August 2012, the college opened Phase I (148 beds) and Phase II (100 beds) of a 248 bed complex, which features apartment style living for the growing upper-class population, known as The Village. Set for an August 2013 opening, the college has begun construction of another 226 bed POD-style residence hall to better serve our freshmen and sophomores.
Young Harris College seeks a 12 month, full time, professional live-in Resident Director/Program Coordinator to serve in a dual role for a growing Division of Student Development. The Resident Director reports to the Director of Residence Life and will recruit, select, train and supervise a team of 8-13 talented student Resident Assistants and maintain direct responsibility for 200-300 students. Principal responsibilities will include staff supervision and development, residential education, community development, crisis management, enforcing policy, administration and building management, summer operations support, and other departmental/college-wide responsibilities. Because Resident Directors are the primary professional staff members available in the residence halls for student interaction, spending evening and weekend time with students is required. Resident Directors participate in a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year on-call duty rotation. Actual hours vary greatly depending upon events, emergencies, etc.
The Resident Director will also serve as a Program Coordinator for Campus Activities and will assist the Director of Campus Activities with the coordination and implementation of event planning. The duties and responsibilities for the Program Coordinator include, but are not limited to: developing and managing co-curricular programs; overseeing program budgets; assessing student needs to meet programming goals and identify areas of improvement; generating regular reports; working with performers, agents and, vendors; and ensuring the successful implementation of engaging and entertaining campus activities programs.
A Bachelor's degree is required, with a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or similar field preferred. Experience working in a residential higher education setting is desirable as is experience in a small, private, liberal arts environment. A successful candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license. Resident Directors are allowed to have to have a dog or a cat, but must meet live-on pet policy requirements.
Candidates should apply electronically at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=4353771 . Applications should include a cover letter, Resume and at least 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 the position is filled. Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check.
Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE M/F/D/V
Contact: Human Resources Director
Young Harris College
Online App. Form: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=4353771