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.


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


Part Time Weekend and Evening Library Assistant

LaGrange College transforms the lives of its students and its communities. The oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange College seeks to hire a part-time Weekend and Evening Library Assistant. 

The weekend and Evening Library Assistant works two evening per week and every other weekend during the college sessions. During fall and spring semesters,  Weekend/Evening Assistant normally works from 7-11 two evenings per week. During Jan Term and Summer Terms, the normal evening working hours for this position are 5-9 pm. The Weekend/Evening Assistant reports to the Circulation Manager and is responsible for maintaining library operations on scheduled nights and weekends.

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

  • Maintaining library operations on scheduled evenings and weekends
  • Responsible for closing the library on scheduled evenings and weekends
  • Assisting Circulation Manager with training evening and weekend student workers
  • Supervising evening and weekend student workers
  • Shelving library materials
  • Processing new library materials
  • Special projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of college
  • Two years of work experience
  • Comfortable with changing technology
  • A high attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Previous library experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to supervise
  • Knowledge and experience using MS Office products
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be able to use stairs (3 levels), lift 30 lbs, and retrieve items from bottom shelves

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 .


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.