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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


    Maintenance Electrician

    Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for the position of Maintenance Electrician. This individual will be responsible for routine and complex electrical related issues plus skilled general maintenance duties. The position will be full-time, with benefits. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit application materials using the Apply Now button 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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    Director of Campus Life and Student Engagement

    The Director of Campus Life and Student Engagement is a full-time 12 month live-in exempt position responsible for providing and facilitating vision and leadership to the Campus Life staff in the development and implementation of programs and services for the Lees-McRae community across all campus locations and online programs. Through the promotion of campus life, the Director will facilitate student engagement beyond the classroom as critical to developing students, building school spirit, and increasing community and connectivity among students, faculty and staff.

    • Deliver appropriate programs to contribute to the development of services and strategies for the retention of all students (main campus, online and extended campus)
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the student staff as well as with College staff, faculty and administrators on campus
    • Advise the campus activities board in their efforts to plan, implement and assess the effectiveness of all campus programming
    • Provide late-night and weekend programming for students
    • Oversee all chartered clubs and organizations
    • Coordinate Mountain Day events to increase service opportunities on campus and in the community
    • Coordinate multicultural programming across campus
    • Coordinate Homecoming with Alumni, Athletics, and Dining Services
    • Responsible for collaborating with Cabinet and other departments to support retention efforts
    • Manage, budget, effectively use allocated funds, and work directly with allocation of Student Activity Funds to recognized student organizations per Student Activity Fee guidelines
    • Coordinate Orientation with Vice President of Student Development, Admissions and Student Success
    • Works with Alumni & Development Office with the Parent’s Council
    • Serve on a crisis response on-call rotation within Student Development
    • Assist Assistant Dean of Students with Code of Conduct hearings
    • Position requires some night and weekend hours
    • Lives on campus to foster strong relationships outside of the classroom and for crisis response

    Skills & Knowledge
    Knowledge of legal/ethical guidelines and best practices within the field of student affairs in higher education. Developed communication and interpersonal skills, experience working with diverse populations, working closely as a team, ability to motivate and train students.

    Master’s degree in related fields (higher education, student services, counseling) preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.


    • Two years of experience working in student affairs within a higher education setting.
    • Knowledge of legal/ethical guidelines and best practices within the field of student affairs in higher education

    Salary and Benefits

    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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    Director of Campus Facilities

    Lees-McRae College seeks applications for the position of Director of Campus Facilities.  This individual works closely with the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs in order to provide an efficient and safe campus environment, using best business practices to manage resources, services, and processes. This position supervises and directs Grounds, Maintenance, as well as, Housekeeping departments. Must possess the ability to solve problems, seek out new methods, and be able to incorporate them into existing maintenance practices. Must possess leadership ability and team building skills.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Provides leadership and direction for the Grounds, Maintenance, and Housekeeping supervisors and staff.
    • Schedules and supervises maintenance workers engaged in building and grounds upkeep and repair; responsible for electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation services.
    • Leads development and implementation of preventative maintenance and renovation programs for buildings, grounds, mechanical and electrical, utility, and other campus systems.
    • Prepares specifications for facilities projects; estimates costs of equipment, materials, labor, and supplies; prepares specifications for projects, equipment, and contracted services; oversees work performed by outside contractors.
    • Ensures all work is completed to industry standard and ensures staff training related to job tasks and responsibilities.
    • Develops and monitors department budget; orders equipment and supplies and monitors inventory; makes requests for capital expenditures as needed.
    • Oversees fleet vehicles maintenance and shipping/receiving activities.
    • Ability to recruit, retain, manage, and develop quality department personnel.
    • Ensures compliance with all OSHA and all other local, state, and federal government regulations.
    • Works closely with the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs on other duties as assigned.


    • Hands on knowledge of the skilled trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, etc.)
    • High Standards of Professional ethics and integrity
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Ability to implement new policy and procedures
    • Knowledge of regulations pertaining to physical plant


    At least four years of experience in facilities management with a focus on supervision of general facilities repair, mechanical maintenance, commercial HVAC, plumbing, electrical and preventive maintenance.  Experience in an institutional or educational environment preferred.


    • Completed course work directly related to mechanical, electrical or systems engineering and experience in facilities management, HVAC or mechanical maintenance
    • Expertise in relevant regulatory matters, including OSHA compliance, fire and inspection regulations, school-specific requirements.
    • Expertise in and an aptitude for construction, project management, mechanical equipment, landscaping, technology, purchasing, supervision.
    • High school diploma required. Associates degree or an equivalent combination of vocational education and experience preferred.

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

    • Frequently lift equipment and materials weighing 50 pounds or more.
    • Driver’s License, clean driving record, ability to obtain CDL
    • Crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn and reach in completing a variety of job duties.
    • Work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time.
    • Work in wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school.

    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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    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


    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 for more information.
For additional information about benefits for employees at Lees-McRae College, please email Renae Pittman, assistant director of human resources, at