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Faculty Positions

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    Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

    The Teacher Education Department, housed in the School of Arts, Humanities and Education at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC, desires an applicant for Assistant Professor of Teacher Education. The candidate must have a teaching license in elementary education (math and science) and/or special education; Master’s degree minimum; EdS, PhD, or EdD preferred; and minimum of three (3) years public school teaching. On-line teaching experience is a plus.

    Applicants must have broad experience to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, participation in academic advising and internship supervision. They must also have the ability to create and develop programs, overseeing and mentoring clinical supervisors. The candidate must have the ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and to contribute to team efforts for program improvement.  

    Lees-McRae College is a four-year, coeducational residential college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. The College offers online programs and degree completion opportunities in surrounding communities to nontraditional learners. All academic programs incorporate a broad core curriculum and field-specific career preparation and experiential learning with an emphasis in leadership and service.

    Please submit a CV, list of three professional references with contact information, teaching philosophy, and website link if applicable by using the Apply Now link.  AA/EOE

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    Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

    The Theatre Arts Department, housed in the School of Arts, Humanities and Education at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC, desires an applicant for Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts. Ideally, the candidate will have a MFA or Ph.D. and be able to teach multiple levels of Acting, Directing, and serve as a Director for up to two main stage productions each year. Skills and abilities outside of these areas are very desirable, especially if the candidate is able to teach Management courses and has an interest in costume design. This is a nine month contract and with expectations of teaching, directing and recruitment. 

    Lees-McRae College is a four-year, coeducational residential college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. The College offers online programs and degree completion opportunities in surrounding communities to nontraditional learners. All academic programs incorporate a broad core curriculum and field-specific career preparation and experiential learning with an emphasis in leadership and service.

    Please submit a CV, list of three professional references with contact information, teaching philosophy, and website link if applicable by using the Apply Now link.  AA/EOE

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    Adjunct Instructor of Emergency Medical Services and Management

    Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple online Emergency Medical Services and Management (EMSM) adjunct positions. Adjunct faculty are hired to provide quality-learning experiences to working adult learners, and are assigned courses where the faculty has specific EMS professional or academic experience.

    General Responsibilities: The categories listed below constitute the expectations for the adjunct faculty member. These responsibilities will be assessed utilizing student evaluations, classroom observations by the supervisor, and the supervisor’s formative and summative evaluations. Specifically, the adjunct will:

    1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or division; 
    2. Distribute the course syllabus in the first week of classes; 
    3. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged student-centered learning;
    4. Maintain an active and engaging presence during the full course length;
    5. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned; 
    6. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practices in the assigned academic program or department; 
    7. Be prompt and accurate grading of assignments, and in the recording and reporting of mid-term and final grades; 
    8. Remain abreast of developments and evidence-based practices his/her professional content area(s).

    Skills Required: Current pedagogical knowledge and practices for adult learners, MS Office, cooperative and active learning strategies, excellent APA skills, writing for learning, communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal), and problem-solving.

    Minimum Degree: Master’s degree preferred.  Bachelor’s degree with educational background, work experience, and Paramedic credential, which meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, and Lees-McRae College, required.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately.

    Start Date: Varies depending on course rotation schedule and enrollment demands

    Method of Application: Submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and a list of three references with complete contact information using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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    Adjunct Faculty (multiple positions)

    Division: Office of Academic Affairs

    Reports to: Provost and Dean of Faculty

    Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple adjunct positions. Adjunct faculties are hired to provide quality learning experiences to traditional students as well as adult learners, depending on the program for which candidates are hired.

    Positions Available: Adjunct faculties are needed for the following disciplines:

    • Business Management and Accounting
    • Development Education
    • Foreign Language: French and Chinese
    • Humanities: General Arts and Humanities courses, Literature (American and British)
    • Performing Arts: Acting, Voice and appreciation courses (Theater & Performing Arts); Dance; Costume Designer/Builder
    • Physical Education
    • Rhetoric I and II (English Composition and Public Speaking)
    • Science: Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Biology, Human Biology and Wildlife Biology
    • Social Science: Psychology and Sociology
    • Sport Administration

    General Responsibilities: The categories listed below constitute the expectations for the adjunct faculty member. These responsibilities will be assessed utilizing student evaluations, classroom observations by thesupervisor, and the supervisor’s formative and summative evaluations. Specifically, the adjunct will:

    1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or division.
    2. Develop course syllabi according to the standards provided;
    3. Distribute and review the course syllabus in the first week of classes.
    4. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning;
    5. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practices in the assigned academic program or department;
    6. Remain abreast of developments and practices his/her professional content area(s);
    7. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned;
    8. Acquire materials and supplies to deliver quality instruction, and be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of mid-term and final grades.

    Skills Required: Course and syllabi development, current pedagogical knowledge and practices, MS Office, cooperative and active learning strategies, writing for learning, communication skill (verbal, written and interpersonal), and problem-solving.

    Minimum Degree: Ph.D. in specified field preferred. Master’s degree in specified field considered with a minimal of 18 graduate credit hours in each area taught. Educational background and work experience which meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and Lees-McRae College required.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately.

    Start Date: Varies depending on course rotation schedule and enrollment demands

    Method of Application: Submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and a list of three references with complete contact information using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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Staff Positions

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    Director of Human Resources and Benefits Administration

    The Director of Human Resources and Benefits Administration works closely with the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs to lead, optimize, implement, and support various strategic human resources functions that promote positive employee relations and organizational development.

    Specific areas of oversight and responsibility include recruitment, compensation and benefit plan administration, employee relations, and professional development and training programs. In addition, the Director of Human Resources and Benefits Administration will administer and oversee employment agreements, disciplinary actions, and employee separation. Must possess the ability to evaluate existing practices and implement new programs where needed. Must possess solid leadership and team building skills. Must be able to act quickly and decisively and follow directives closely with a positive, teamwork approach.

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Applied knowledge of benefits, compensation, talent acquisition, employee relations, HRIS, policy review and development, professional development, human resource law and regulations
    • High standards of professional ethics and personal integrity
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Ability to implement new policy and procedures

    Experience

    • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible human resources experience that includes experience in a supervisory or management role
    • Experience in higher education or non-profit operations preferred

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Organizational Behavior or closely related field required
    • Master's Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, or closely related field preferred
    • SPHR certification highly preferred

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    Applications, including three professional references, may be submitted using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE  

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    Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

    This position is responsible for running the women’s volleyball program, recruiting, budget management, scheduling, traveling, player development and all aspects pertaining to the rules of Lees-McRae College, Conference Carolinas and the National Collegiate Association of Athletics.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Budget Management: Travel costs, equipment needs, scheduling, recruiting
    • Recruiting: Adequate squad size to represent the college for successful program, develop recruiting contacts, find right-fit student athletes, retain and develop them, monitor academic progress
    • Athlete Development: Work with strength and conditioning, athletic training and student-athlete academic support to help progress to graduation.

    Performs other duties as assigned. Have an understanding of the role of athletics at a quality liberal arts college as well as the ability to communicate that knowledge is essential. Volunteer for special events, game day administration, etc.

    Position Requirements

    • Skills and Knowledge: Must have exhibited playing, coaching skills at collegiate level. Strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal. Instructional talents to aid in player development. Ability to work well with others, problem solve, usage of video to help enhance/elevate talent, identify, develop and retain talent.
    • Experience: Knowledge of rules for sport of volleyball. History of recruiting.
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree required

    Applications, including three professional references, may be submitted using the Apply Now link below.  AA/EOE  

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    Housekeeper

    Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for a housekeeping position. Full-time, with benefits. Some weekend work required. Experience with floor maintenance a plus. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply in person to our Custodial Department or using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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    Director of Campus Recreation and Outdoor Programs

    The Director of Campus Recreation and Outdoor Programs is a 12-month exempt position and is housed under the Student Development Office. The Director is responsible for serving Lees-McRae College by offering opportunities for participation in recreation including outdoor educational experiences, recreation programs, outdoor adventure club activities, service learning experiences, intramurals, fitness and wellness initiatives and to act as the Manager of the Student Recreation Complex.

    Skills and Knowledge:
    The Director must have extensive experience in the ability to direct and coordinate all aspects of supervising and programming for a College Recreation and Outdoor Education Program.

    Experience:
    The Director must have extensive experience recreation and outdoor adventure programming. Any activity offered that exceeds the Director’s qualifications and experience level must be contracted out. 

    The Director must stay current, and ensure that the staff is current, with all risk management qualifications, certifications and memberships required for teaching classes and activities that are being offered.

    Education Requirements:
    B.A. or B.S. in related field (recreation management or outdoor programs preferred)

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    Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references using the Apply Now link below. AA/EOE

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    Men’s and Women’s Cycling Assistant Coach

    Lees-McRae College is seeking applicants for the position of Men’s and Women’s Cycling Assistant Coach. Duties consist of assisting the management of a collegiate cycling program, recruiting, budget management, scheduling, traveling, rider development and all aspects pertaining to the rules of Lees-McRae College and the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. 

    Experience either coaching or participating in sport coaching is expected. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the role of cycling at a quality college as well as the ability to communicate that knowledge. Bachelor’s degree required. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, written and oral, are a necessity. Additional responsibilities may be assigned depending on educational background and experience. Ten-month appointment.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references by using the Apply Now button.  Position is open until a suitable candidate is found.  AA/EOE 

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    Security Officer (part-time and full-time positions)

    Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for the position of a Security Officer. This position strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for the students, employees, and visitors of the College through systematic monitoring of the campus grounds and buildings. Major duties include: Patrolling, checking for fire and safety hazards, performing traffic duty including issuing parking citations, assisting in evacuation of buildings, investigating unusual activities and preparing reports and logs as required. 

    Qualifications include: 

    • Report safety concerns, security breaches and unusual circumstances both verbally and in writing.
    • Build, improve and maintain effective relationships with both Students, employees and guests
    • Answer phone, greet Students, and answer questions to assist employees and guests in a professional manner.

    Physical and Psychological Functions:

    • Stand or walk constantly (for up to 12 hours) on various surfaces.
    • Climb stairs and ladders.
    • Occasionally lift or carry up to 50 pounds
    • Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, snow, ice rain or heat.
    • Continuous alertness to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments

    Qualifications/Requirements: 

    Qualified applicants for the Lees-McRae Security Officer Position will meet the minimum requirements, as described below:

    • Security and/or law enforcement experience
    • High school diploma
    • Clear criminal background and valid NC driver’s license.
    • Neat and professional appearance
    • Computer skills (Microsoft Word/Excel)
    • Ability to enforce rules and regulations by using independent judgment within established guidelines.
    • Evening, weekend, and holiday shifts will be required. 

    Applications, including three professional references, may be submitted using the Apply Now link below. Position open until suitable candidate is located.  AA/EOE  

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    Bus Driver

    Drivers who hold a Class B Commercial Driver’s License are needed to assist with transporting the collegiate athletic teams to various locations. If you are interested, please contact Frank Rosato at rosatof@lmc.edu for more information.
For additional information about benefits for employees at Lees-McRae College, please email Jon Kokos, Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs/CFO and Treasurer, at kokosj@lmc.edu.