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Faculty Positions

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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

    Apply Now

Staff Positions

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    Vice President of Institutional Advancement

    Lees-McRae College seeks a Vice President of Institutional Advancement to lead its fundraising and alumni engagement programs. Reporting directly to the president and serving as a member of the president’s cabinet, the Vice President will be expected to provide exceptional leadership in growing the activities and reach of the Advancement division. 

    Paramount qualifications will be strong leadership and mentoring abilities, a deep understanding of best practices in fundraising and alumni engagement, and an understanding of the unique opportunities prevalent at a small, rural institution. 

    Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree and significant, documented experience in fundraising at institutions similar in scope and mission to Lees-McRae. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to effectively support a new president who has significant professional experience in Institutional Advancement.  

    Learn more about this position >>

    Applications are being accepted immediately and may be sent in strict confidence.

    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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    Business Analyst/Systems Administrator

    The Business Analyst/Systems Administrator supports all aspects of the administrative computer system (Ellucian Colleague) and its interfaces to third-party applications including; performing backups, upgrades, general maintenance, user administrations, troubleshooting, configuration, employee training, documentation, security, and overall support. This position helps manage multiple college initiatives ensuring effective use of delivered functionality, and developing custom features, as needed. This position is also responsible for data analysis, collaborating with campus constituents, and providing solutions to resolve problems and enhance processes. Must possess the ability to evaluate existing practices and implement new practices 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.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Plan, manage, and maintain the administrative computer system (Ellucian Colleague)
    • Conduct monitoring and patching of the Colleague production and test environments, including re-indexing and re-sizing database files.
    • Develop and maintain backups and backup procedures, including verifying integrity and restoration when needed.
    • Maintain system security as well as adding and removing users and keeping accurate records of system users and access.
    • Provide technical support and training for end users. Collaborate with users to develop appropriate and thorough documentation.
    • Research delivered capabilities within software applications and make recommendations for process improvements.
    • Monitor work orders and keep status of work orders current. Complete all work orders in a timely fashion.
    • Manage vendor relationships, product interactions, and maintenance agreements as needed in relation to the operation of the Colleague system.
    • Ability to integrate new technologies, tools, and services (developed or purchased) with existing software and databases.
    • Ability to complete projects individually or on a team with little to no direction.
    • Serve as a technical resource for reporting needs including report creation, modification, and maintenance using Entrinsik Informer.
    • Serve as Salesforce CRM administrator.
    • Complete other duties as assigned.

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Organization and time management skills.
    • Exceptional customer service skills
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Ability to implement new policy and procedures
    • High standards of professional ethics and personal integrity

    Experience

    • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in Information Technology, particularly application support, database management, or ERP system administration.
    • Experience in higher education or non-profit operations preferred.
    • Experience with Ellucian Colleague, Rocket Unidata (U2) or Unibasic query language, or Entrinsik Informer highly preferred.

    Education

    • Associates degree in Information Technology (Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Programming) or other related field is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Programming) or other related field is preferred.
    • Completion of Ellucian (formerly Datatel) provided training is highly preferred.

    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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    Associate Director of Online and Transfer Admission

    The Office of Admission seeks an enthusiastic and talented individual to join its enrollment team. This is a new position to support growth and organization in transfer and online populations. General responsibilities will include: Assisting with the processing of applications for admission for online and transfer applications; evaluating and making decisions on admission applications; assisting with the development of admissions policies and procedures; managing and traveling in recruitment territories; counseling prospective students and families; planning and implementing special recruitment strategies and co-directing a regional representative; representing the college to persons of influence and meeting with and offering presentations to campus visitors; conducting appropriate follow-up via phone, email, social media, and written correspondence to prospects, applicants, and deposited students through the enrollment phases; and executing other admissions responsibilities as assigned.

    The ideal candidate will serve as a strategic partner and thrive in a fast-paced environment which will include team contribution as well as independent accountability, critical thinking and discretion in decision making as it relates to the enrollment process and organizational function are a must; be respectful and follow the expectation of treating fellow employees, students and the institution’s guests with civility, supporting departmental and institutional goals, vision, and values. 

    Full Job Description

    • Develop and strategize an individual recruitment plan (through data) as well as support and participate in a team recruitment plan for overall enrollment. The plan includes recruitment activities, participation in events/conferences/fairs, communications with prospective students and networking opportunities that support the success of online and main campus transfer enrollment for Lees-McRae College; become familiar with a working territory and demographics of cities/towns in that area to best reach the student population for Lees-McRae College.
    • Assist and co-manage a Regional Representative in identifying and selecting targeted online and main campus recruitment events and activities.
    • Ability to work on a deadline, strive towards college-wide enrollment goals and use outstanding customer service to recruit students to the college’s programs.
    • Manage funnel phase work- flow, communication and marketing support and processing as it relates to the CRM. Develop and operate communication plan under the direction of the Vice President of Enrollment Management and DOA
    • Create and maintain a database of persons of influence (PEI), ie; teachers, administrators, and contact people with whom workshops and information sessions can be booked.  Network with new contacts to help increase inquiry production. 
    • Utilize phone, text, email, direct mail, and social media to communicate with prospective students in a timely manner, providing superior student service.
    • Under the direction of the Director, participate and contribute to preparation and operation in the events prior, during, and after each term such as information sessions, orientations, and graduation.

    Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

    Helpful Skills, Knowledge, and Expectations
    Recruiting, management, sales, and/or knowledge of higher education; excellent written and oral communication skills; well-developed presentation skills; goal oriented and intrinsically motivated with superior customer service and networking skills; familiarity with MS Office Suite, social media and digital marketing.

    Salary
    Commensurate with experience; Benefits package

    Position Details

    • A flexible work schedule that will include days, evenings, and some weekends
    • Travel required (60%) w/increase during high recruitment periods. Valid driver’s license required.
    • The candidate is required to be mobile and occasionally lift and/or move to 40-50 pounds

    End Date: August 6, 2018

    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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    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.