Hiwassee College
Madisonville, Tennessee

Position Announcements:

Hiwassee College

Upward Bound Academic Advisor:

Hiwassee College is seeking a candidate to serve as academic advisor to high school students enrolled in the Upward Bound program, with responsibility for advising them regarding academic choices and performance and for monitoring student performance and progress towards successful completion of high school program.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.
  • Previous experience with TRIO programs, counseling or teaching disadvantaged students.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and record-keeping skills.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet).

This is an 11 month position with benefits.

To apply send cover letter, resume and references to:

Upward Bound Search Committee
225 Hiwassee College Drive
Madisonville, TN  37354

I.T. and Data Manager
Hiwassee College is currently seeking an I.T. and Data Manager

This position will be responsible for providing advanced technical expertise and support for a range of enterprise-wide applications in a one-person office at a small college. The position will be responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating, testing, and deploying new applications and/or system upgrades. Responsibilities will also include working closely with vendors and different college units; gathering and analyzing system requirements from internal and external clients across the College to aid in system installation and maintenance; providing training and documentation for campus users on supported systems; supervising any student workers; configuring system interface and workflows as needed and maintaining records and documents to meet departmental and audit requirements.

Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience, or an Associate’s degree, Technical certification, and three or more years of experience.

Experience with any/all of the following applications preferred: PowerFaids, Blackbaud (Financial Edge, Education Edge, and Raiser’s Edge); MS Word; and other college management software. In addition, the applicant must have some SQL database administration experience that includes monitoring performance, disk utilization, and the ability to create/tune SQL queries.

The individual must have experience in installing and supporting applications both at the server (Windows 2003 or higher) and desktop levels in a networked environment. Strong customer service skills are important. Must be a team player, able to communicate, and to solve problems that arise. In addition, must be a self-starter who can identify problems and seek solutions. Experience in higher education technical environment preferred.

Please submit resume with cover letter and references to:
Hiwassee College
Human Resources Deptartment
225 Hiwassee College Drive
Madisonville, TN 37354


Security Guard

This position responsible for maintaining the security and safety of the College grounds and facilities. This is done primarily by conducting ongoing inspections of College facilities and grounds, observing and reporting unusual activities and potentially hazardous conditions and preventing campus access by unauthorized persons. This is considered a part-time position and pays $10.00 an hour.

Qualifications: One year experience in law enforcement or security and/or an educational background in criminal justice is preferred. Valid state of Tennessee driver’s license required at time of employment.

Minimum Education Requirements: Minimum Education Requirements High School Diploma or GED required.

Responsibilities Summary:

  • Provides safety and protective services for the College community by patrolling (and securing) assigned buildings and grounds on foot and/or in electric vehicle.
  • Assists in emergency evacuations of facilities by guiding community members to safety; opening doors and facilities for authorized persons; traffic direction and control to ensure pedestrian and traffic safety.
  • Observes and reports any unsafe utility equipment to include reporting fire and other safety precautions.
  • Responds to campus incidents and creates the appropriate reports.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties and essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals to perform essential job functions.

  • While performing this job the employee is required to frequently climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see and make repetitive motions.
  • Medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to odors, dust, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noise and travel.
  • This position may require on call assignment, overtime, or working weekends, holidays and rotating shifts.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must have 20/20 vision or wear corrective lenses that result in 20/20 vision.
  • Must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a thorough background check.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or have an adverse driving record.
  • Knowledge of basic safety and crime prevention practices; customer service practices; basic fire prevention methods.
  • Must have the ability to maintain awareness of surroundings and be alert to potential safety problems.
  • Effective customer service skills.
  • Must have physical ability to perform essential job functions, flexibility to work weekends, holidays and/or nights.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing

If interested, please send a resume’ and references to Human Resources at or call (423) 442-2001 ext. 1294.


Admissions Counselor

Hiwassee College invites applications for the full-time position of Admissions Counselor. The Admissions Counselor is responsible for recruiting and admitting students to the College and performing related functions to facilitate their enrollment.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates should submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, and a resume with contact information for three references to:

Hiwassee College Human Resources
Attn: Admissions Office Search Committee
225 Hiwassee College Drive



Hiwassee College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church. Hiwassee College hiring policies are in accordance with EEO regulations and policies. Hiwassee College is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Updated 10/02/15. Contact: