Employment - Staff

Staff Employment Opportunities

Candidates for all positions listed below should apply according to the directions in the listing. Electronic submissions are welcomed. Background checks are required for all positions.

Salary and fringe benefits are competitive and depend on experience. Review of applicants for all staff positions will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Ferrum College Employment Application


Head Football Coach

Posted 11/19/15

Ferrum College invites applications for the position of full-time Head Football Coach. A Bachelor’s Degree is required and a Master’s Degree preferred. The head coach is responsible for all aspects of running an NCAA Division III football program, including recruiting, scheduling, academic monitoring and compliance with NCAA, USA South, College and Athletic Department regulations. Candidates should have successful coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level.

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and application to Ferrum College, Human Resources, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088, or e-mail to resumes@ferrum.edu.  Background check required. The College will begin accepting applications immediately for the position, which will remain open until filled.   

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Police Officer

Posted 10/16/15

Ferrum College is currently seeking to fill the position of Police Officer.  Candidates must be able to perform law enforcement and security functions within the College Police Department.  Duties, responsibilities, and requisite skills include but are not limited to: providing vehicle, bicycle or foot patrol of the campus; responding to calls for service and on-view suspicious activities; resolving complaints; investigating criminal and traffic incidents; providing first responder aid when required; and other duties as assigned.  The Ferrum College Police Department subscribes to a robust community-oriented policing philosophy in order to fulfill its mission.


Required Qualifications:

To be considered as a candidate, applicants must meet the following qualifications at the time of application:

  • Must currently be certified as a police officer in the commonwealth of Virginia by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), or eligible for recertification under DCJS guidelines with 40 hours of Mandatory In-Service Retraining:
  • Posses law enforcement experience;
  • Posses a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Have U.S. citizenship;
  • Have a valid motor vehicle operator's license;
  • No driving under the influence (DUI) convictions;
  • No felony convictions or convictions of misdemeanors involving crimes of moral turpitude or gross misconduct;
  • Successfully complete a physical agility assessment;
  • Successfully pass an background investigation;
  • Successfully complete a mandated Field Training Program administered by the department; and
  • Must live within 45 miles of the Ferrum campus.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of law enforcement experience is preferred; 10 or more years is strongly desired;
  • Certified Crime Prevention Specialist;
  • Certified Instructor/Presentation experience;
  • Experience in investigations, narcotics work;
  • Experience in community-oriented policing.


Hiring Process:

As openings occur, the initial steps of the hiring process include a successful review of the application/Personal History Statement, successful completion of the department's physical assessment.  The best qualified candidates will be invited to an oral interview panel.  Post Conditional Offer requirements include an in-depth background investigation including satisfactory completion of a medical examination and a psychological assessment.  Officers will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances; paid vacation, holidays, personal and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  Interested candidates should submit a Ferrum College application and resume to Human Resources, Ferrum College, PO Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 240588 or email to resumes@ferrum.edu.

Resumes will be accepted until the position if filled.  A background check is required.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.