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Join the Drake State Family

As Huntsville’s Historically Black Community College, the Institute for Evidence-Based Change designated Drake as a Caring Campus. Faculty and staff not only care for the well-being and success of all students but also each other. Get to know what makes Drake State a family, and explore your career opportunities.

Drake State is an equal opportunity employer. It’s the official policy of the Alabama Community College System, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. Drake State will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Drake State reserves the right to withdraw a job announcement at any time prior to awarding.

Recruiting, hiring, and serving quality employees

The Office of Human Resources recruits the highest quality individuals throughout the nation to create a diverse, well-rounded, and skilled workforce. This department works to fulfill the college’s institutional needs, ensure all procedures and hiring practices comply with applicable laws, maintain confidentiality, and serve the employees of Drake State.

Human Resource team members are available and accessible to all employees to provide professional and quality customer service. The Office of Human Resources is committed to the college’s core values of scholarships, integrity, accountability, excellence, collaboration, and being student focused.


Melonie Gurley

Human Resources Coordinator

Tina Patton

Staff Secretary
(256) 551-7278