Employment

At LaGrange College, you'll find faculty and staff committed to providing the very best educational experience. But more than that, you'll find a caring and supportive community.

If you'd like to join our family, browse the current open positions below.

LaGrange College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, national origin,  disability or veteran status.


Internship Coordinator and Career Advisor

Reporting to the Director of the College’s Career Development Center, the Internship Coordinator and Career Advisor is a new position that was created to advance the institution’s internship and career-based experiential learning program, both key priorities for the College.  This position will strategically cultivate long-term relationships and strengthen communication between students, alumni, employers, faculty, foundations, as well as other campus colleagues to create and develop internships and career-based experiential learning opportunities.  Consults with employers, alumni, and campus contacts regarding optimal marketing/outreach strategies to connect College students with internships as well as jobs to expand employment opportunities.  This position will have high accessibility to students and will provide students with guidance as well as information regarding career research, finding professional career pathways, decision-making, and job searching. This is an ideal position for seasoned or relatively new professionals seeking to expand and diversify their skills; energetic and motivated candidates are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity.  The Internship Coordinator and Career Advisor role is a 12-month position that includes a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Job Duties:

  • Assists in providing leadership and direction in the design and implementation of the College’s overall internship and career-based experiential learning program.
  • Develops partnerships with employers, alumni, faculty, foundations, and other campus contacts to create internship and career-based experiential learning opportunities for students.
  • Facilitate student career opportunities in appropriate internship assignments with employers, advising students through the search process, reviewing application materials, and preparing students for interviews.
  • Assist in providing leadership and support for College-wide and job workshops/fairs.
  • Participate in local and national internship professional organizations and networks.
  • Assists in maintaining data on internship and employment positions as well as reporting on those data.
  • Assist in managing the Panther Job Board which includes cultivating job positing and updating employer contact information.
  • Manage daily appointments which include preparing, coaching, and advising students and alumni on job searching, including assistance with resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, social media accounts, and e-mails; maintaining up-to-date knowledge of graduate school opportunities.
  • Assist in developing, organizing, and executing Cultural Enrichment (CE) events, workshops, and presentation on behalf of the Career Development Center.
  • Serve on various College committees and/or task forces as requested.
  • As with all Division of Student Engagement employees, the Internship Coordinator and Career Advisor is expected to engage in continual professional development by maintaining a knowledge of current literature, trends, and best practices in student affairs/higher education administration as well as conducting themselves in a professional manner that promotes the mission of the Division of Student Engagement and the College.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Career Development Center Director or Dean of Students.

Minimum Qualifications
Either a Bachelor’s degree and three years of direct professional career development experience - or - Master’s degree in higher education, human resources, student affairs, public administration, counseling, law, or related field from an accredited institution and zero years of professional experience.  Previous experience in career advising or developing business/non-profit partnerships required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient with word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, and presentation software programs.  Knowledge of or ability to learn student information systems (Banner).
  • Knowledge of FERPA regulations for handling confidential and/or student records.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with community organizations, public/private agencies, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Familiarity with employment law and employment recruiting trends.
  • Commitment to the mission of church affiliated liberal arts institutions like LaGrange College.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice in the collegiate setting.
  • Proven record of being able to utilize effective time management, organization, prioritization, and attention to detail while performing multiple duties, often under stress.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the connection between student affairs and the educational mission of the College.
  • Proven record of innovative and strategic thinking as well as a passion for building and adapting programs to meet the changing needs of today’s students.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to khuddleston@lagrange.edu.

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature.  It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.


Internship Coordinator and Career Advisor

Reporting to the Director of the College's Career Development Center, the Internship Coordinator and Career Advisor is a new position that was created to advance the institution's internship and career-based experiential learning program, both key priorities for the College.  This position will strategically cultivate long-term relationships and strengthen communication between students, alumni, employers, faculty, foundations, as well as other campus colleagues to create and develop internships and career-based experiential learning opportunities.  Consults with employers, alumni, and campus contacts regarding optimal marketing/outreach strategies to connect College students with internships as well as jobs to expand employment opportunities.  This position will have high accessibility to students and will provide students with guidance as well as information regarding career research, finding professional career pathways, decision-making, and job searching. This is an ideal position for seasoned or relatively new professionals seeking to expand and diversify their skills; energetic and motivated candidates are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity.  The Internship Coordinator and Career Advisor role is a 12-month position that includes a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Job Duties:

  • Assists in providing leadership and direction in the design and implementation of the College's overall internship and career-based experiential learning program.
  • Develops partnerships with employers, alumni, faculty, foundations, and other campus contacts to create internship and career-based experiential learning opportunities for students.
  • Facilitate student career opportunities in appropriate internship assignments with employers, advising students through the search process, reviewing application materials, and preparing students for interviews.
  • Assist in providing leadership and support for College-wide and job workshops/fairs.
  • Participate in local and national internship professional organizations and networks.
  • Assists in maintaining data on internship and employment positions as well as reporting on those data.
  • Assist in managing the Panther Job Board which includes cultivating job positing and updating employer contact information.
  • Manage daily appointments which include preparing, coaching, and advising students and alumni on job searching, including assistance with resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, social media accounts, and e-mails; maintaining up-to-date knowledge of graduate school opportunities.
  • Assist in developing, organizing, and executing Cultural Enrichment (CE) events, workshops, and presentation on behalf of the Career Development Center.
  • Serve on various College committees and/or task forces as requested.
  • As with all Division of Student Engagement employees, the Internship Coordinator and Career Advisor is expected to engage in continual professional development by maintaining a knowledge of current literature, trends, and best practices in student affairs/higher education administration as well as conducting themselves in a professional manner that promotes the mission of the Division of Student Engagement and the College.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Career Development Center Director or Dean of Students.

Minimum Qualifications
Either a Bachelor's degree and three years of direct professional career development experience - or - Master's degree in higher education, human resources, student affairs, public administration, counseling, law, or related field from an accredited institution and zero years of professional experience.  Previous experience in career advising or developing business/non-profit partnerships required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient with word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, and presentation software programs.  Knowledge of or ability to learn student information systems (Banner).
  • Knowledge of FERPA regulations for handling confidential and/or student records.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with community organizations, public/private agencies, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Familiarity with employment law and employment recruiting trends.
  • Commitment to the mission of church affiliated liberal arts institutions like LaGrange College.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice in the collegiate setting.
  • Proven record of being able to utilize effective time management, organization, prioritization, and attention to detail while performing multiple duties, often under stress.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the connection between student affairs and the educational mission of the College.
  • Proven record of innovative and strategic thinking as well as a passion for building and adapting programs to meet the changing needs of today's students.

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature.  It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.


Director of Bands

LaGrange College invites applications for the faculty position of full-time Director of Bands in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, as the founding director of a new marching band program, beginning as soon as possible. The initial appointment is for three years, with potential for conversion to tenure-track after that period. The successful candidate will have proven experience in or a strong commitment to student recruitment, developing productive relationships with high school band directors in the state and region, engaging in professional instrumental education associations, and interacting with high school and college instrumentalists. Recruitment of new students and the creation of a substantial, quality program are central to the position. Duties will include leadership of the band program, conducting the ensemble(s), and teaching courses that fit the candidate's interest and experience. A master's degree is required. Prior experience in secondary instrumental music education is preferred, and experience working as part of a band program in higher education is an asset.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a vita, and three letters of recommendation to khuddleston@lagrange.edu . Supporting materials may include recordings.


Assistant or Associate Professor of Art and Design, Ceramics and Sculpture, Tenure Track

The LaGrange College Art and Design department seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor of art and design to teach ceramics with a secondary emphasis in sculpture and three-dimensional art studio concentrations beginning August 2015. Duties include teaching seven classes per year plus maintaining facilities for ceramics and sculpture (clay, kilns, wheels, glazes, supplies, inventory, woodworking room and safety procedures). Qualified candidates must have an MFA. The department seeks a strong energetic leader and collaborator who will actively participate in departmental and administrative responsibilities including student advising, gallery assistance, recruitment and community outreach events, department meetings and college-wide responsibilities including committee assignments.

The Art and Design Department curriculum integrates professional course work with a liberal arts core. The Art and Design Department offers six concentrations. Students have an opportunity to major or minor in one or more of the concentrations. Students from other areas within the College may choose to participate in introductory art classes as part of the General Education requirements.

Located one hour south of Atlanta, LaGrange is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college offering 54 academic, pre-professional and professional programs. Home to more than 1,000 students and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the College transforms the lives of its students in a caring and ethical community.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should apply electronically via email with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi (if available), a digital portfolio or link to portfolio website, examples of student work and contact information for three references. Please send all application material to Dawn Coker, Sr. Director of Human Resources at dcoker@lagrange.edu .

LaGrange College is an equal opportunity employer
Satisfactory completion of a background screen is required


Admission Counselor

LaGrange College transforms the lives of its students and its communities. The oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange College seeks to hire an Admissions Counselor. 

Admissions Counselors represent the College on and off campus at admission and recruiting events, to include events at high schools, college fairs, hosting prospective students and parents; and, perform a variety of admission functions for the College.

Job Duties:
Duties will include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Effectively manage an assigned territory through recruitment travels, prospective student interviews and group sessions
  • Receive and evaluate applications from prospective freshman and transfer students to check applications for discrepancies and omissions
  • Follow-up with prospective and admitted students
  • Schedule and host  visiting students and parents
  • Evaluating credits and college board scores
  • Provide admission counseling for students and families
  • Effectively execute communication with prospective students via on-campus interviews, phone and email correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications
  Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a private, liberal arts setting. 
Must have a current, valid driver's license

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess the ability to articulate the values and outcomes of a liberal arts institution and demonstrate a commitment to private liberal arts and sciences education.
Must demonstrate excellent public speaking and writing skills and possess the ability to effectively establish and maintain strong working relationships with students, parents, staff, faculty and others.
Must have strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to maintain accurate records while managing multiple tasks simultaneously
Requires a willingness to work in a goal oriented team environment
Must have knowledge and skills to effectively use information technology
Must be able to travel and be available to work weekends and evenings as occasionally required

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature.  It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information of three references to:  khuddleston@lagrange.edu.


Assistant Professor of Physics, Tenure Track

LaGrange College seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Physics, tenure- track, beginning August 2015. Teaching assignment consists primarily of algebra-based Introductory Physics with laboratory and calculus-based General Physics with laboratory. There may be opportunities to teach in other areas of core education, the interim term, and the evening college. Interest in conducting undergraduate research is highly desirable. Other responsibilities include advising pre-Engineering undergraduate students. An earned Ph.D. in physics or a closely allied field is required. LaGrange College seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts and appreciate the mission of the institution.

LaGrange College is located in LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000) — about an hour southwest of Atlanta. An inviting community with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, and restaurants for every taste. Area attractions, for children and adults, range from fine arts, including an art center, symphony, and performing arts to great outdoor life, including Callaway Gardens, West Point Lake, Pine Mountain, and FDR State Park. LaGrange also provides its residents an excellent recreational program. For more information about the city of LaGrange and the surrounding area, please check with the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. To apply electronically, please submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vita, a minimum of three references, official transcripts of all post-secondary education, and a statement of personal teaching/learning philosophy to khuddleston@lagrange.edu or you may apply by mail:

Karley Huddleston
Human Resources
LaGrange College
601 Broad Street
LaGrange, GA 30240


Development Communication Specialist

The Development Communication Specialist coordinates the College's fundraising communications, which includes writing grant proposals, development collateral and appeals, development Web content and other electronic messages, gift acknowledgement and other letters, and news and feature stories related to the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. With input from multiple sources, he or she creates concepts and content for these materials and edits others' content to advance the college's fundraising efforts.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Research: Gather and synthesize information from multiple sources, including online information systems, in-house files, electronic database resources, library references, and other resources, particularly regarding potential foundation and corporate donors.
  • Create: Develop ideas and concepts for development materials, including those for print, electronic and social media.
  • Write: Plan and write letters, reports, proposals and other materials related to the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, for both print and electronic publication, using Microsoft Word.
  • Edit: Review materials above, including those written by others, for substance, accuracy, grammar and style.
  • Coordinate: Coordinate the Development function's communication and writing program, including grant proposals, development collateral and appeals, Web and electronic content, gift acknowledgement and other letters and news and feature stories; prioritize requests to achieve fundraising goals and to meet deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor's degree in a related area plus prior writing experience is required. Experience in fundraising or a nonprofit setting is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop creative ideas and concepts for fundraising communications.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively, following Associated Press style and other dictated styles; ability to write creatively and persuasively.
  • Ability to recognize correct grammar, punctuation and style. Ability to shape his/her own and others' work to fit the desired style.
  • Ability to gather and organize relevant information through interviews, electronic and paper sources and other resources.
  • Ability to manage several tasks at once; ability to prioritize tasks to ensure that goals are achieved and deadlines are met.
  • Excellent computer skills are required, particularly in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to relate well to other people in person, over the telephone and through written correspondence; ability to work well with a team.

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature.  It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: khuddleston@lagrange.edu .


Adjunct Online Instructor, Management Information Systems

LaGrange College seeks applications for adjunct faculty to teach one online management information systems course beginning Spring 2015. Ph.D. or D.B.A. or substantial professional experience with relevant master's degree is required, as well as experience delivering classes in an online format. 

Located one hour south of Atlanta, LaGrange is a private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college offering 54 academic, pre-professional and professional programs.  Home to more than 1,000 students and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the College is ranked in the top 10 and as one of three "up- and- coming, "schools among Southern comprehensive colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Please visit the LaGrange College website ( www.lagrange.edu ) to learn more about the college.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.  To apply electronically, please submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vita, a minimum of three references, official transcripts of all post-secondary education, and a statement of personal teaching/learning philosophy to khuddleston@lagrange.edu or you may apply by mail: 

Karley Huddleston
Human Resources
LaGrange College
601 Broad Street
LaGrange, GA  30240


 

A distinctive place

A distinctive placeFor more than 175 years, the LaGrange College mission has been to challenge students’ minds and inspire their souls.  Founded in 1831 as a women’s academy, LaGrange is the oldest private college in Georgia, and throughout its history, the college has retained close ties with the United Methodist Church.

Located about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta, the college inhabits a beautiful, immaculately maintained campus of more than 125 acres situated on the highest geographical point in the city of LaGrange. The beauty of the surrounding region is also impressive, highlighted by West Point Lake, a 25,000 acre reservoir created by the Chattahoochee River, with 525 miles of shoreline.

The most recent building on the campus is the Frank and Laura Lewis Library, a LEED-certified building that opened early in 2009. The new library’s expanded capacity includes new technologies with unlimited access to global digital sources, 24-hour spaces equipped specifically for undergraduate research, writing and tutorial centers, and greatly expanded collection space.

A discussion about the LaGrange campus is not complete without including the historic city of LaGrange (pop. 30,000). The city’s charming downtown features quaint shops, diverse local restaurants and a 10-screen movie theater.

The college has intentionally extended, through word and action, its concern for the larger community.  A new Servant Scholars program sends students to live and serve in downtown LaGrange. Participants share in challenging coursework and in-depth assignments—including an extended community service project. They live in the Broad Street Apartments, midway between campus and downtown.