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Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Design

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Lees-McRae College is accepting applications for an assistant professor in Communication Arts and Design starting Fall 2016. An MFA or MA and prior teaching experience is preferred.

Responsibilities include teaching all levels of Web Design and Digital Video Production.

The ability to teach in one or more areas based on expertise including Art History, Digital Design, or Studio Art is a plus. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining digital studios, advising CMAD majors and minors, mentoring seniors as preparation for their Senior Omega projects, and participating in college service and institutional citizenship.

Applicants should have current experience in Adobe Creative Cloud Applications and maintain current practices in their related field. 

The Communication Arts and Design Studios include 25 iMac computers all using Adobe Creative Cloud, 10+ Digital SLR cameras for students to checkout, lighting studio, workroom with library resources and printers, and an art studio.

Interested Applicants should include a cover letter, current teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae/resume. 10 images of personal work and 10 images of student work (if available). Still images, web page comps, video, and website links can be used. Also include three current references with names and contact information (phone number and email address) using the Apply Now link above. AA/EOE

Director of the Hart Simulation Center/Instructor or Assistant Professor

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Lees-McRae College seeks an individual for the position of Director of the Hart Simulation Center/Instructor or Assistant Professor. This position is responsible for creating a shared multi-year programmatic vision in coordination with key stakeholders and for planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating simulation-based learning across the continuum from standardized patients through low, mid, and high-fidelity simulators. Primary responsibilities include management of the simulation center, coordination of simulation activities across programs and departments, teaching duties related to academic credentials, faculty development, and future planning, marketing, and guiding use. This position reports to the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Provost/Dean of Faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, health professions, or a related field. Preferred: Doctorate in education, health professions, or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in an administrative position. 
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized, and detail-oriented, with the ability to consistently multi-task.

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor - Obstetrics/Pediatrics

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Reports to: Director of the Prelicensure Program and the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple clinical adjunct positions for the Family-Centered Care course. Adjunct clinical faculty is hired to provide quality-learning experiences to prelicensure nursing students. Our clinical ratios are one faculty per eight (1:8) students.

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

  1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or Division. 

  2. Review with assigned students the clinical learning objectives in the first week of classes/clinical. 

  3. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning. 

  4. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practice in Obstetrics/Pediatrics.
  5. Remain abreast of developments and practices his/her professional content area(s). 

  6. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned.
  7. Serve in the role as a liaison between the nursing school and the clinical facility. 

  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. 
  9. Direct and assess clinical experiences in a variety of clinical settings based on subject matter expertise.

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

Minimum Degree: Ph.D. or DNP preferred. Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing with demonstrated practice expertise in Obstetrics/Pediatrics. Educational background and work experience that meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, the North Carolina State Board of Nursing, and Lees-McRae College required.

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately. 
Start Date: August 2016

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

Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor - Community Health

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Reports to: Director of the Prelicensure Program and the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple clinical adjunct positions for the Community/Population Centered Care course. Adjunct clinical faculty is hired to provide quality-learning experiences to prelicensure nursing students. Our clinical ratios are one faculty per eight (1:8) students.

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

  1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or Division. 

  2. Review with assigned students the clinical learning objectives in the first week of classes/clinical. 

  3. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning. 

  4. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practice in Community Health.
  5. Remain abreast of developments and practices his/her professional content area(s). 

  6. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned.
  7. Serve in the role as a liaison between the nursing school and the clinical facility. 

  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. 
  9. Direct and assess clinical experiences in a variety of clinical settings based on subject matter expertise.

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

Minimum Degree: Ph.D. or DNP preferred. Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing with demonstrated practice expertise in Community Health. Educational background and work experience that meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, the North Carolina State Board of Nursing, and Lees-McRae College required.

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately. 
Start Date: August 2016

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

Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor - Medical/Surgical

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Reports to: Director of the Prelicensure Program and the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC is accepting applications for multiple clinical adjunct positions for the Patient-Centered Care Course. Adjunct clinical faculty is hired to provide quality-learning experiences to prelicensure nursing students. Our clinical ratios are one faculty per eight (1:8) students.

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

  1. Participate in an orientation program provided by the College and/or Division. 

  2. Review with assigned students the clinical learning objectives in the first week of classes/clinical. 

  3. Utilize current pedagogical methods that foster active and engaged learning. 

  4. Remain abreast of standards and ongoing developments and practice in Medical/Surgical Nursing.
  5. Remain abreast of developments and practices his/her professional content area(s). 

  6. Follow the course or academic program standards as prescribed by the area to which he/she is assigned.
  7. Serve in the role as a liaison between the nursing school and the clinical facility. 

  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. 
  9. Direct and assess clinical experiences in a variety of clinical settings based on subject matter expertise.

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

Minimum Degree: Ph.D. or DNP preferred. Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing with demonstrated practice expertise in Medical/Surgical Nursing. Educational background and work experience that meets the standards of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, the North Carolina State Board of Nursing, and Lees-McRae College required.

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Interviews will begin immediately. 
Start Date: August 2016

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

Adjunct Faculty (multiple positions)

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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 above. AA/EOE

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Staff Positions

Major Gifts Officer

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Lees-McRae College invites applications for the position of Major Gifts Officer. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and the President, this position is responsible for the attainment of all major gifts to the College.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure proper identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects among the College’s constituencies (alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and others), as well as new contacts, capable of making gifts of $10,000 and higher.
  • Develop strategies, programs, and proposals with development staff members for the attainment of major gifts including Special ($25K-$100K), Major ($100K-$500K), Leadership ($500K plus) and the $30M LMC Comprehensive Campaign.
  • Personally manage major gift prospects.
  • Prepare written and oral presentations and proposals as needed and provide staff support to the President, Vice President, and volunteer leadership engaged in major gifts activities.
  • Document contacts and solicitation plans.
  • Travel as necessary to cultivate and solicit major gifts.
  • Coordinate other programs/activities as needed and assigned

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (masters preferred); three or more successful years’ experience in major gifts fundraising in nonprofit environment; excellent communications skills, both written and oral; strong organizational, supervisory, and interpersonal skills as well as ability to manage multiple projects concurrently; experience with committee and volunteer management as well as prospect research; knowledge of alumni, development and estate planning software systems and their applications is helpful.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Secretary to the President

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Lees-McRae College invites applications for a full-time position as Secretary to the President.  This position is responsible for the original contact of visitors and callers to the President’s office.  Duties include maintaining and scheduling office visits, the President’s calendar, and all clerical work of the President’s office.  Qualifications include at least two years clerical experience, preferably in higher education; excellent verbal and written skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to interpret instructions and solve practical problems; strong computer and technology applications skills; and ability to multitask.   Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references using the Apply Now link above. AA/EOE

Intern Athletic Trainer

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Lees-McRae College invites applications for an Intern Athletic Trainer/Preceptor, beginning in August 2016. This is a 10 month (August to May) appointment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Athletics
Assist in the daily function of the athletic training clinic (Responsibilities include but are not limited to prevention, treatment, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, daily athletic training room operations, coverage of events and practices), provide athletic training services to specific teams as assigned (including travel), maintain medical records on SportsWare, and other duties as assigned. 

Assist with the supervision and clinical instruction (preceptor) of athletic training students in the accredited Lees-McRae College Athletic Training Program (ATP).    Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s or Entry Level Master’s degree in athletic training
BOC certification
NC Athletic Training License or eligible is required.
CPR / AED Certification
Previous experience and/or supervision of athletic training students is preferred.

Method of Application: 
Interested individuals should electronically submit a letter of application, resume, and names/contact information of three references using the Apply Now link above. AA/EOE      

Past-time Assistant Sports Information Director

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Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for the position of Part-time Assistant Sports Information Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for game management, marketing and promotion, developing media guides, collecting statistical date, writing press releases, managing athletics website, and working at special events. Must be able to work under pressure and on tight deadlines - independently and in a team. Evening work, weekends, and holidays are required. Working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Stat Crew statistical programs is required. Ability to learn Daktronics software is a necessity. Social Media content provider for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms as necessary. Must have knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations. Must possess experience, knowledge, or participation in intercollegiate athletics; excellent written and oral communication skills; and ability to work effectively as a team member. Bachelor’s degree required. 

Submit applications using the Apply Now button above.  AA/EOE  

Part-time Pitching Coach

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Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for the position of Part-time Pitching Coach. The successful candidate will assist the head coach in all aspects of their respective program, specifically pitching, as well as including assisting daily coaching and planning practices, scouting and game preparation and recruiting qualified student athletes to the program. Primary responsibilities will include: Instructing and coaching student-athletes, emphasizing fundamentals, skills development, conditioning, game preparation, strategy, and safety practices, with a specific emphasis on pitching; implementing instructional techniques; integrating innovative technology; emphasizing academics as a priority; and maintaining complete knowledge and compliance of rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics while working within the department’s rules, regulations, and policies. Playing or coaching experience is required, as well as a Bachelor’s degree.

Submit applications using the Apply Now button above.  AA/EOE  

Part-time Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Lees-McRae College is seeking applicants for the position of Part-time Strength & Conditioning Coach. This position will provide general oversight of the strength and conditioning program, as well as, oversee and work in conjunction with designated athletic programs to provide sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for student athletes; work in conjunction with the Athletic Training Staff to develop and promote safety and general wellness among student athletes; support and model to student athletes the NCAA’s Life in the Balance initiative; and properly report and address all injuries to the appropriate avenue.

Requirements - Certification as a strength and conditioning professional from a licensed, nationally recognized organization acknowledged by the NCAA; excellent organizational and people skills, as well as, communication skills; high level of independence; computer skills; flexibility in scheduling; valid NC Driver’s License and ability to drive a 15-passenger van; and, meet heavy work physical exertion requirements as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Must have at least 2-years’ experience and training in the use of all manner of weight room equipment; excellent leadership skills, and work effectively as a team member. Bachelor’s degree required.

Submit applications using the Apply Now button above.  AA/EOE  

Part-time Grounds Worker

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Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for a position as a Part-time Grounds Worker. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply in person to our Facility Services Department or submit application using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Assistant Track & Field Coach

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Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Track & Field Coach. This position is responsible for assisting an NCAA Division II head coach in the administration of all phases of the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field program. This position also assists in meeting program objectives: recruiting student athletes to succeed academically take measures to promote their academic success, and a commitment to NCAA compliance and the rules of Lees-McRae College. Duties include coaching, recruiting, scheduling, academic counseling and budget management.   

Position requirements include a knowledge and experience in coaching or participating in sport coaching; experience in sprints, jumps, hurdles and throws; knowledge of NCAA rules and compliance; working effectively in a team environment; and multiple years of teaching/instructional/recruiting/playing or coaching. Bachelor’s degree required as well as a valid NC driver’s license.  Submit applications using the Apply Now button above.  AA/EOE

Grounds Worker

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Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for a position on our Grounds Crew. The position will be full-time, with benefits. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply in person to our Facility Services Department or by using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Coordinator of Disability Services

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Lees-McRae College invites applications for the part-time position of Coordinator of Disability Services. The successful candidate will be an experienced professional with knowledge and experience assisting college students with disabilities and ADA compliance issues. He/she will provide disability management, advising and support to students with disabilities; evaluate and maintain documentation to establish eligibility and identification; and coordinate all aspects of the Office of Students with Disabilities. The position is 10-months, 20 hours per week. 

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Disabilities, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field; well developed interpersonal skills; ability to relate effectively with students; and knowledge of ADA and Section 504 law; experience working with students with disabilities in a secondary or postsecondary educational environment; and experience with the interpretation of psychological, educational, and/or medical documentation required for the determination of accommodations. 

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Submit letter of application, resume and a list of three professional references with complete contact information using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Content Manager 

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Lees-McRae College seeks a motivated individual with writing, editing, and strategic communication skills for the position of Content Manager. The position works within the Department of Marketing & Communications to ensure the dissemination of a consistent, distinct and positive image through engaging content. The position conducts interviews, gathers information, reviews research, and collaborates with various constituents to produce content for use in external marketing and internal communications.

Strong candidates will possess a bachelor's degree or higher in communications, writing, journalism, English, or equivalent and have at least two years of experience in the field. Exceptional copy writing and editing skills are required and experience in project management is preferred.

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Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit letters of interest, resume/CV and list of three professional references using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach 

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Lees-McRae College seeks an Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. Duties consist of assisting in the running of a NCAA Division II men’s soccer program, recruiting, scheduling, budget management, traveling, player development, maintenance of team’s social media pages, community service and fundraising efforts; as well as, all additional aspects pertaining to the rules of Lees-McRae College, Conference Carolinas, and the NCAA.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the role of athletics at a quality college as well as the ability to communicate that knowledge. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral, are a necessity. Requirements include knowledge and experience in coaching men’s soccer, knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, detail oriented and results driven. Additional responsibilities could be assigned depending on experience. Bachelor’s degree required, and at least one-years’ experience coaching or playing in the sport of soccer. Ten month appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references using the Apply Now link above. AA/EOE

Admissions Specialist

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The Lees-McRae College Office of Enrollment Management seeks enthusiastic, organized and thorough individuals for the position of Admissions Specialist. This position reports directly to the Director of Admissions and is responsible for ensuring an excellent experience for all students, educators, parents and visitors to the college.

Additional responsibilities include building relationships with high schools and community colleges throughout assigned territories and conducting visits to generate interest and applications. Travels extensively and communicates regularly with students, guidance counselors, teachers and parents to keep Lees-McRae College top of mind. Candidates must possess effective planning skills and be articulate, professional, and innovative at all times.

Minimum qualifications include bachelor’s degree, valid NC driver’s license and computer skills. Evening and weekend work will be required.  

Candidates should submit letters of interest, application or resume and list of three professional references using the Apply Now link above.  AA/EOE

Security Officer (Part-time)

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Lees-McRae College seeks applicants for a Part-Time 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: High school diploma, good criminal background, valid NC driver’s license, computer skills, ability to tactfully enforce rules and regulations. Security and/or law enforcement experience preferred. Evening, weekends, and holiday shifts involved. 

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

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 Tanya McGee at mcgeet@lmc.edu for more information.

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